Barry Murphy returns to his The Last Sound project for a fifth album next month, entitled Rainbow Xplode on Osaka on June 8th. ‘Sun Forever’ is typical of the record’s hazy approach to sound; touching on a shoegazing style of electronic music. The lyrics “sun gone forever but we don’t mind” should be an Irish motto.
The album launch is on the same day with support Last Days of 1984 who alongside Kool Thing have also remixed songs from the record.
Like the Montreal duo’s intense live show, Impersonator is like being stuck inside the head of a fascinatingly dark-edged soul.
During a Majical Cloudz show, Devon Welsh is under the spotlight, both literally and figuratively. Matthew Otto joins him on stage for the duo’s live shows as musical accompaniment but it’s Welsh’s cathartic delivery that is the focus. Physically aided by a shaved head, an intense set of eyes, a white t-shirt and a static stance, Welsh’s presence is uncomfortable. And then he sings in a enveloping croon that holds the air. Full review & Spotify stream.. →
The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook.
Forget Emmelie De Forest’s Eurovision win, Denmark has much more going for it in the pop stakes, like the Florence Welch-esque sound of this Copenhagen cool chick who just released her second album Escapism.
Thunderous drums, Kate Bush high drama, reverberating bass. ‘Vampires’ is a sky-scrapping sit-up-and-take-notice epic pop song from a four-piece band called Letters To Fiesta who are Anna-Louisa Etherington (Vox/synth), Tom Brydon (guitar), Andy Fletcher (bass) and Daniel Houghton (drums). They are from Manchester. Tom and Anna have been playing together for a few years and Andy and Daniel joined six months ago. They “bonded over the love of noisy synth and pedals, making a lot of noise, and probably Tom’s chickpea curry.”
‘Vampires’ is the band’s second single and it’ll be out in July. The next release called Tears Apart, a title suggestive of the drama it will likely contain will be coming in October. Two more tracks below…
Loud City Song, the new album from Julia Holter comes out on Domino on August 16th. The followup to Ekstasis, will be Holter’s first studio album and the songs actually pre-date her 2011 debut Tragedy. Holter took inspiration from “Collette’s 1944 novella Gigi and using it as a prism through which to explore her relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles and modern life universally, taking cues from the work of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O’Hara but forging those touch-points into something resolutely unique.” ‘Word’ is the first track on the album, an spacious orchestral track. Holter gave a talk at RBMA a few weeks back.
My first experience of Little Green Cars was of a ragged but talented bunch of musicians participating in a naff battle of the bands competition for teens in 2008. Back then, the lack of focus was obvious, as was the talent. More…→
Stage times for next weekend’s Forbidden Fruit festival on the grounds of IMMA in Dublin City in both image and text form below. Next Friday night, there’ll be a Nialler9 Forbidden Fruit Opening party with Gramme, Ships and a TR One Disco set. On Saturday night I’ll be DJing at the Subject afterparty in Twisted Pepper with DJ Kormac, Green Velvet and more. Stay tuned for an announcement about a special Nialler9-curated on-site Forbidden Fruit tent shortly too… More…→
This week’s new music roundup contains tracks from the last three weeks due to by recent NYC trip. A roundup of 21 new music tracks, most not previously featured here that have been getting the new music veins pumping of late. The Best New Music Weekly playlist will be posted every Wednesday.
This week’s playlist includes new tracks from Koreless, Thundercat, Kate Boy, Terriers, Frank B, Jacques Greene, Wampire, Tieranniesaur, Joe Goddard, Harriet Brown, Ghosts, Creep and more.