the waves of juney

the waves of juney

My weekly hit this week won’t involve too much background on the artist as one, I don’t really know anything about him and two, he only released his first demo a few days ago. Regardless, that demo track is way too good not to feature..

“The Wave” takes a laid back approach to production whilst hitting every aspect out of the park. Dreamy, star gazing synths wallow throughout as guitar strokes and distorted mixing throw this track into the ring with the likes of the mighty The Japanese House.

Simple bliss, go and get behind this unknown Auckland based quantity..

 

it’s a no brainer

it’s a no brainer

It seems that I’m either getting old or artists these days just keep on getting younger, either way I feel old. Anyway, I am here to introduce you to 17 year old Isaac Waddington who judging by his 70,000+ Facebook likees actually needs no introduction at all..

With the Portsmouth homed high schooler constantly releasing snippets of his musical brain at work it is clear that this guy has already got it. If his track “No Brainer” was swung in to the mainstream it would be eaten up in seconds, it’s a complete banger! At just over 2 minutes it’s going to get you hitting play over and over and over and over..you get the picture, it’s good.

If you know what’s right then you will go and listen to Isaac’s way beyond his time back catalogue but first we need to get this track and my weekly hit into your life. Enjoy..

 

it’s all about chips and dip

it’s all about chips and dip

It sure has been a hot one this week in the UK but as the cloud makes it’s way back into our lives I am jetting us off to New York where the multi-talented gem that is Bettina Campomanes homes herself..

 “this is my love letter to tostitos and salsa.”

Going by the name of Valiant Vermin this talented youngster is producing hot on the trend throwback pop sounds from the comfort of her own bedroom. Her soundcloud page being marked with the quote “these may or may have not been recorded on the toilet” projects the easy going nature of her music and the newest track “Chip & Dip” is another chilled out joy to the ears to add her wonderful collection..

Go mess around in all of her stuff, it’s all pretty damn great.

 

oceanic owlis

oceanic owlis

Sometimes you just listen to something and the world stops around you for a bit. That happened when I fell for my good friend and talented Brighton musician Ozzy Ellis aka Owlis‘ new demo track..

After sending me a novel sized email containing the background to the song and an anecdote about meeting an old lady in hospital (which was actually really cute), I didn’t really know where to start on trimming it down but here’s a little bit behind the creation and my weekly hit “Oceanic”..

“So, about the song; It’s first incarnation came up a few years ago, and after a few years of obsessive tinkering … it stayed exactly the same as it began. As silly as that sounds, that has become a large part of the message. Finally being able to release a bedroom demo version of it marks a milestone of “letting go” of a lot of aches and pains.”

“Over these years there’s been a place I would climb to from which I could see the setting of my childhood. Each town, and the coastline that connected them. Nature, and views like the one I cherished keep me going. It’s like that scene in The Hobbit where Bilbo climbs the tree to scout the way, as giant spiders attack his friends below. Stealing a moment to clear your head, breath some fresh air and enjoy the view. The problems that wait can be dealt with better after that. That’s what I enjoy about this piece. It’s not a call to nihilism – There’s a lot of hope in it.”

There’s no two ways about it, if Owlis was to go forward to create more from this emotionally drained, trickling guitar land then it would become bigger than he thinks. Listen to the short but oh so sweet demo below and go support the shit out of it so we can hear more in the future yeah? Cool.

fickle friends are sticking to bangers

fickle friends are sticking to bangers

I don’t think that I’ve missed a release here on the blog from this brisk, blossoming, Brighton quintet and I’m not going to start now. Initiating us all in to the Summer months their latest single could not have come sooner..

Fickle Friends have made themselves known as the pioneers of female fronted, 80’s throwback pop. Proven by the number of people comparing them to nothing other than the new Paramore album “After Laughter”. Just a bit of a compliment ay?

“Glue” comes off the back of the Radio 1 praised and playlisted “Hello Hello” and just as you thought things couldn’t get better after that banger this track drops and excusing the never ending puns, it will be getting stuck deep into the your head, it will. The debut album can’t be that far away now but there’s one thing we know and that is that it’s going to be one of the biggest releases of the year!

Indulge yourself in this sun-doused, pop thumping single below..

 

welcome to weird fun

welcome to weird fun

It’s been tough getting back into the swing of finding new music that’s out there, yet to be found BUT I think I have lumbered over a San Fran homed treat and a half..

Highschoolers from the Californian state are clanging out their “soup kitchen rock” (as they like to call it) and I’m not gonna beat around any bushes when I say that this shit is good. The group consists of Mitchell Marinaro (vocals and rhythm guitar), Grace Cardinale (drums), Alex Santana (lead guitar), River Manochio (bass) and Alex Varni (“hype man”) and their quest for world domination has only just begun..

Looking like a flashback to the 90’s the band played their “Planet Weird Fun” album release show last night in an invite only, messy looking, house party. Here are some snaps from just that very exclusive party;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these point and shoot masterpieces aren’t doing it for you then please, go ahead, listen to the catchy, garage, surf rock tidings of Weird Fun and please for the love of god remember where you heard them first yeah? Oh and keep an eye out for their debut album, it’s gon’ be good..