sobs’ catflap

sobs’ catflap

After discovering this band that I’m literally about to tell you all about I went on a little mini journey through upcoming Asian indie-pop stuff and I’m not gonna lie fell in love with an awful lot. Anyway on to Singapore homed trio Celine Autumn, Jared Lim, Raphael Ong aka Sobs and their debut EP “Catflap”..

Charmfully indulging you in their world from the word go this collection of tracks tell a story. With just a little bit of help from gleaming guitars, endearing vocals and their “un-cool” pop songwriting and at just over 11 minutes this is a short but oh so sweet release..in my eyes it’s actually pretty much completely perfect.

‘Catflap’ collects real-life experiences, fantasies and melancholy rom-coms sewn into a diary of songs on life’s frustrations, affection, intimacy, a neighbour’s dog, and Singapore’s non-existent ocean…

Seriously wanting to pick the whole EP as my weekly hit but if I had to choose one it would be the the glistening, lead single “Girl” that made my weekend so darn special that takes the crown this week! Go and check out the whole release below and fall in love with me, well, not with me, with the songs..

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..

 

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.

new jack swinging to the top

new jack swinging to the top

Oslo based producer Lido is back again with another banger and this time it’s a serious one. Being joined by Californian duo THEY this throwback track is one that you just have to get in your pre-summer life right now..

Probably up there with one of my favourite styles of music the new jack swing was known for taking over the late 80’s/start of the 90’s with it’s groove bustin’ beats and this new track moulds that seamlessly together with a fresh 2017 approach..

Listen to the hip-hop pumpin’ “Not Enough” our weekly hit below..

 

the magic of the magic gang

the magic of the magic gang

Everyone knows how incredibly diverse and powerful the Brighton music scene has become over the last few years. Constantly producing breakout artists and shoving them into the mainstream audience with one hell of a home backing..

The Magic Gang are top of the list to be the next chosen ones flying the Brighton nest. Their swooning, rough around the edges indie hum is the sound reverberating around the city the loudest and with new singles “How Can I Compete” and “Your Love” bursting to be heard by the masses it’s only a matter of time..

After seeing them smash the DIY Stage at The Great Escape last month, orchestrating hipster moshing, beer drenched ceilings and a security vs man on shoulders race through their packed out crowd I think it’s safe to say that their live showings are not to be missed either..

If you get the chance to go and see these guys live then get on it (LITERALLY just announced as main support for Sundara Karma on UK Tour) and if you’re still waiting for a show near you then check out their latest release and our weekly hit, The Beatles-esk “Your Love” below..