Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.
Ahead of her first album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’, out now on BMG, Dido has announced five further UK dates in November and December, in addition to her already sold out UK tour this May. Commencing at the Birmingham Arena, on 28 November, Dido will also perform in Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, and Sheffield, before winding up at the Evintim Apollo, London, on December 8.
Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.
Ferry Corsten, from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, got into music as a hobby. Such was his passion however that it rapidly spiralled into a full-blown profession. His emotionally charged electronic dance music, which crosses genres – not just trance, but also progressive-house, and electro – has always put him ahead of the game, making music which others try to emulate.
Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.
With a sound resembling Brian Jonestown Massacre, French duo Elvyn Rhud have released the single, ‘Orange Is For Love’, from a shared 7″, divided between them and Alpha Du Centaure. The track was released on 28 September via Pyrrhic Victory Records, and has a jangly guitar vibe which wouldn’t sound out of place in an old Western.