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.
If you follow Neil Arthur on Instagram you’ll be familar with his posts where he photographs an obscure object and asks his followers what it’s a picture of – mostly with the caption, “Ask the family?”. The answers are many and varied, but always showing humour and thought, sometimes spot on and sometimes wide of the mark.