With more than a hint of Echo And The Bunnymen (very much reminiscent of ‘Pretty In Pink’), The Cry return with their latest single, ‘This Hazy Morning’, the follow up to their previous release, ‘It Is As It Seems’, which came out late last year. The Cry will later this year – all things being equal – release their first LP since 1990.
Back in July last year we brought King Ropes to the attention of EP readers. The group, who describe themselves as a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band” (what a mouthful!) will be releasing their latest album, ‘Go Back Where They Came From’, on May 22. The album comprises 12 songs, all tracks by legendary artists, some well known, others less so. The first single from the record is the Ray Charles track, ‘The Danger Zone’ – a timely song if ever there was one.
While we’re all caught up in self-isolation at the moment, it’s important to think about our friends and family, and maybe celebrate those we love, and drop them a quick “thank you” for being there. Pop singer Sami Thompson knows what it’s like to have that best friend who’s always there for her, and in ‘Lifeline’ she’s dedicated an entire song to that person.
We’ve been talking about John Paciga for years now and yet, somehow, this musical supernova is still only 19. Now at Yale, where he’s the musical director of that University’s century-old a cappella group, ‘The Yale Spizzwinks(?)’, he’s honed his voice and performance skills and has also managed to write new music, including his latest release, ‘No One Else’, straight off the back of a summer tour.
It’s not too hard to guess that if you live outside LA, South Anderson Street wouldn’t be top of the list of places that spring to mind when you think of the City. Warehouses, chain-link fences, and graffiti are more likely to be seen than beaches or palm trees. But despite all that, it’s a vital neighbourhood with a lot going on in terms of culture and innovation, and it attracts artists of all kinds, such as director Jonathan Zawada, who made the video for ‘The Difference’, the most recent single from Australian electronic producer, Flume.
Close your eyes while you’re listening to ‘Riverbank’, by Pinewood, and perhaps like me you’ll find yourself by the river, laying back on the red and black checked wool blanket, sated by a much too large yet incredibly delicious picnic lunch. You soon find yourself floating along, whether it be in a boat or somehow along a light summer breeze; you speed up, some rapids below you – but nothing will mar this perfect day. The atmospheric folk tune is filled to capacity with a plethora of ethereal vocals, strings plucked tenderly, and a rhythm that mimics the ebb of the water.
Kellie-Anne has packed a lot into her 17 years. The pop and soul singer and songwriter recently moved to New York City, having first lived in Dubai, and then Quebec City. She has a lot of stories deep inside, and knows that she needs to tell them. Thankfully she’s also able to innately relate to others, to stand in their shoes, while at the same time speaking from her own heart.
We’ve been writing about Trav Torch for a few years now, and watched his journey with interest. Starting out as a rapper back when he was 13, the Maplewood New Jersey native is a fully fledged RnB artist whose latest track, ‘Lust’, from his upcoming sophomore album, ‘Bachelor Life 2’, is sure to make you sit up and take notice.
Set for release tomorrow, March 16, Wendy Halo’s latest single, ‘Fire And Ice’ tells the story of a relationship where one partner is distancing themselves, and the other is trying to bring the passion back, and restore the spark. The track follows on directly from her most recent single, ‘Compromise’.
Husband and wife team Jason and Victoria Evigan have travelled the world, putting in the miles and time, absorbing the sounds, instruments, rhythms, and traditions that go into making the music of the globe. Their new single, ‘Love Is The Weapon’, combine their talents and cuts through all the modern noise, and serves as an incredible showcase for their journey.