Your average band would leave a lot more than fourteen months between albums, but then again, we are not talking about your average band. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are sharing a new track from their forthcoming album, and it’s as good as you would expect.
Sisters are Andrew, Aoife and Nile. All three originally hail from Limerick, but are now based in London. The young band have been on my radar for a while – being from my hometown, they’ve come up in conversation on more than one occasion.
A couple of months back, my brother sent me a YouTube link – a homemade video with a chilling soundtrack that was ‘Shiny Things’, the first track the band put online. I had a couple of listens to the sombre track and figured I’d wait to see what they came out with next.
What followed over the next few months is some definite expansion and progress, with two new piece of music – ‘Sun Walk’ and ‘Clearhead’. Fuzzy and loud – this time the trio had my full attention.
‘Clearhead’ is set to the be the bands first official single, out on Gravy Records June 10th. It’s a grungy and fuzz filled track with some happiness scattered in to the mix – although not too much, that doesn’t feel like their style (listen closely to their lyrics and I’m sure you’ll agree).
In the run up to the release of the single, Sisters played Brighton’s Great Escape last week, and I’m sure there are more gigs in the pipeline (and hopefully a trip to Ireland for a few dates too).
If you’ve been waiting for a break from synths and the 80s this summer, then you’ve found your favorite new band in Sisters.
Pre-order their first single ‘Clearhead’ here.
Random Access Memories was basically on everyones mind last week, with it streaming in full on iTunes across the globe. I for sure still haven’t formed a full opinion on the newest Daft Punk album, but one thing is for certain – ‘Get Lucky’ is the catchiest track on there, and Daughter’s cover of the song for Radio 1 Live Lounge may just top it. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Daughter’s debut album If You Leave, is out now.
Andrew Wyatt is a name that may or may not be familiar to you. Miike Snow, that rings a bell right? Well then you actually do know Andrew Wyatt, one listen to the tracks below and you’d be hard pushed not to recognize that voice, even if it does sound a little bit darker.
Wyatt recently released his debut solo album Descender, and there’s a few songs from it that I’ve been meaning to feature for a while – today’s rainy weather was the perfect reminder. Taking a complete side step from his usual music ventures with Miike Snow, Wyatt has produced a short 9 song album, recorded in a just one month, with Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra. After a few false starts (which you can see in the documentary below), the resulting album explores Wyatt’s more melancholy side and the result is fine piece of chamber pop.
‘And Septimus’ was the first single to be released from the album, and it had me instantly hooked. ‘Horse Latitudes’ it s perfect listen on a day like today, and of course ‘Harlem Boyzz’.
Has it really already been over a year since Ms Mr released the overly infectious ‘Hurricane’? Since then the Brooklyn duo have been plenty busy, releasing a few new tunes along a decent amount of tour dates, all in the lead up to the release of their debut album Secondhand Rapture. Which, as luck would have it, you can stream below in full.
Pre-order Secondhand Rapture here.
Sometimes a Sunday just calls for a delicate soundtrack to soothe your weary body after and week of craziness, and today ‘Left to Wonder’ is definitely part of that playlist.
Wall is a relatively new solo artist, who just released her first EP Shoestring, which this song is taken from. It’s just plain lovely.
Shoestring EP [iTunes]