It’s not often we get to review the music of artists from Alaska. We’ve written about Paul Jacks before, who comes to us from Anchorage, the capital, whose long, bone-shatteringly cold winters, and closeness to active volcanos, make it a place highly likely to stir up creativity in even the most frozen of hearts.
Future West returns with ‘See What I See’, the follow up to ‘Human’, which was released back in February. Out yesterday, June 14, ‘See What I See’ is a retro-tinged synth-led track which sees Future West imploring an unknown other person to skip town with them. It’s a full-on bop with a super-catchy chorus.
Honor Flow Productions hail from Los Angeles, California, and bring with them the influences of their home town. Their single, ‘The Speed Of Light’, comes from their second album, ‘The B.L.A.C.K. Odyssey’, and presents the trio’s thoughts on the concept of “freedom”, while entwined in themes of self-expression, spirituality, romance, self-discovery, and personal joy.
Peppermint Heaven will release this Friday a remix of their track, ‘Don’t Give Light To Darkness’, a collaboration with their friend, Oscuro, who has taken their sound to new levels. Peppermint Heaven’s unique brand of 80’s style indie pop has earned them a cult following over the last five years, and this track looks set to continue down the same road.
A Flock Of Seagulls are as well known for their hairstyles as for their hit single, ‘I Ran’, but legions of their fans from their early days, as well as those who have joined their musical cult in the years since, recognise that their musical influence on countless bands has been under-appreciated for far too long.