17/04 0 comments
Wolf Alice are back with a snarling rock number, reminiscent of Hole, from their impending Creature Songs EP. A fans’ favourite from live shows, it’ll be the record’s opener. Here are some of the best Soundcloud comments about it:
Played this at least 20 times. What a gem
this made me want to wax my batty
sounds like forever
this is ok
This is simply incredible.
16/04 0 comments
The best compliment I can pay Teleman is that they already sound like a classic band; like one of the greats. A glorious, giddy stomp of euphoria – all chant-along verses and soaring choruses – this is the song of the year so far.
23 Floors Up is the flag-waving lead single for Teleman’s debut album – produced by Bernard Butler, called Breakfast and due on 2 June via Moshi Moshi (pre-order here). It features former singles Cristina, Steam Train Girl and In Your Fur, the latter of which featured in SOIWT’s Top 30 Songs of 2013 chart. Catch the quartet at Islington Assembly Hall on 20 May.
15/04 0 comments
Easy now, easy does it. Lie back, lie flat, and just let this sweet wee ditty by Jack Cheshire wash over you. It’s as gentle as gossamer, as soothing as a familiar voice.
10/04 0 comments
When it happened, I was asked to clear my desk and hand in my keys, like a rogue policeman who gives over his badge and gun before wedging a framed photo of his wife down the side of a cardboard box. Then, nothing: just a heartbroken walk down a quiet staircase, and the cacophony of a Soho street.
Afterwards I didn’t know what to do. I wandered in a sad daze, desperately delving into my memory for a explanation and coming up empty. I phoned my Mum, smoked some cigarettes. I stumbled past pram-pushers and dog-walkers in Regent’s Park, glaringly out of place in my work clothes. I sat down on a bench and tried not to cry. I listened to TĀLĀ. I did nothing wrong, I kept thinking, I did nothing wrong. It was all surreal: a ghastly dream, the sort of thing which happens to other people, which happens only in films. The afternoon stretched ahead and I didn’t have a clue what to do with it.
9/04 0 comments
Did you know that Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest coast road? No? Me neither! But you see, that’s the point, that’s the blessed point! Having extensively recorded on the Emerald Isle before, London duo Solomon Grey were recently commissioned by Tourism Ireland to produce songs capturing the sounds, essence and so on of said scenic throughfare, and thus help promote it. And look, by jove it’s working – even this London music blog is turning into a bloody travel agent.
The free EP, which is called Dathanna, is headed by the suitably atmospheric track above. There’s also a video documenting Dathanna‘s creation on TourismIreland.com, including a Galway songstress performing a traditional Oirish love song. For more on the artists themselves, check out this previous post on Solomon Grey.
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