Track of the Week 14/11/16

When Chet Faker released Built On Glass in 2014, I had the album on repeat. So naturally, when he announced that he was to release new material under his real name, Nick Murphy, I was intrigued. Would the man we know for his soulful, chill, ambient-influenced pop move into a new direction? Or would he stick with his guns and make more hits like “Talk is Cheap” or his earlier rendition of “No Diggity“.

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Track of the Week 24/07/16: Wildhart – Shake Off

Wildhart hail from Sweden. They combine almost jazzy elements with shimmering synths and soundscapes with gentle vocals. Shake Off is ambient-induced chill out music, while still staying in the realm of electro pop. It’s one of those albums that lets you drift off into daydreams when it gets dark so early outside.

If singles like this one and Fantasy are anything to go by, Wildhart might be about to make a name for themselves. With their debut album coming out November 11th, I’m sure there’s a lot more to come.

Track of the Week 23/05/16

With a bit of post-Great Escape depression I’m looking back on one of my favourite acts of the weekend.

REVILO is the London-based singer, songwriter, goth pop prince that you need in your life. He spices up his guitar heavy indie rock with incredible pop hooks and a voice that will melt your heart.

Check out his recent single Lure below.

Track of the Week 16/05/16

 

My track of the week this week is a phenomenal, as well as a very personal one.

Lyrics that drip with raw confidence, underlined by almost teasing, cynical guitars and a structure that tells a story make this song so emotionally intrusive. This track is just a little glimpse, a significant example, of what he’s best at; combining the charms of today’s music world and the songwriting craftsmanship of what some might fondly call the Golden Ages of music.

Give Eric Arikan a listen on soundcloud and bandcamp.

Track of the Week 09/05/16

Koen van de Wardt aka Klangstof is a Norwegian producer/musician, currently living in Amsterdam. His name is a combination of the Norwegian words for echo and dust, and the name is what you get.

Amansworld is an atmospheric, down to earth, multifaceted indie song that relaxes and tugs at your heartstrings. It’s Koen’s way of getting back to his own music, find his voice and have a ton of fun with it.

Have a listen to his “love song gone bad” below.

Track of the Day 07/04/16

On January 29 indie cult band Bombay Bicycle Club announced their hiatus, stating that, with the band being “the only thing we’ve known since the age of 16”, they’re all ready to do something new.

Bassist Ed Nash’s new band Toothless came out today with the video for their single Terra. Accompanied by the enigmatic and atmospheric music video below, the track is a combination of a dreamy soundscape with a very familiar upbeat summer nights feeling.

So follow Toothless on Twitter and keep up to date with what seems to be an exciting new band rising from the ashes of Bombay Bicycle Club. But who knows, maybe the Phoenix will rise again one day …

Listen on Apple Music, Spotify or buy on iTunes.

Track of the Day 02/01/16

I just got back from a little New Year’s Eve getaway with some of my best friends. I didn’t have internet or any service whatsoever, so reflecting on what 2015 was and what 2016 is going to be was the one thing I did most.

Let’s all take a little breather on the second day of the New Year, while the hangover is receding and there’s not much to do.