Here’s the latest single from one my favourite new bands, Birmingham’s Swim Deep. She Changes The Weather reminds me of Ash in their prime, and it’s yet another perfect slice of breezy indie-pop from a band who can do no wrong at the moment. Their last couple of releases, Honey, Orange County and The Sea have all been absolute gems and their debut album Where in Heaven Are We is shaping up to be a cracker.
If you haven’t discovered Swim Deep yet, then check out this absolute bad boy!
The line-up for Body & Soul Festival 2013, June 21st -23rd, has been announced today with some very cool acts on the bill.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Solange, Kurt Vile, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Breton, Willy Mason, Pantha Du Prince, Iron Curtis, Jon Hopkins, Almighty Sion, George FitzGerald, ADULTROCK, Monto, RSAG, Ryan Vail, Fish Go Deep with more TBA.
Tickets for three-day camping for Body & Soul are €139 (up €40 from last year FYI) with bus for €168. Sunday day tickets are €55 with bus for €84. Family campsite tickets are €139 includes 1 adult and two children under 12. Campervan tickets are €50.
Paris/New York duo Freedom Fry, Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll, have shared a brand new track from their upcoming Friends and Enemies EP ahead of its April 2 release. With The New Crowd is an infectious little indie-pop number, that’s probably wasted on you at 00:45 at night. This needs to be played first thing in the morning, while you’re sipping on a coffee and watching the sun shine. Which is what I will hopefully be doing in a couple of hours, weather permitting. Enjoy!
For the latest installment of Yours Truly & Adidas Songs from Scratch series, L.A. beats producer Shlohmo and Chicago R&B artist Jeremih laid down a pretty amazing track entitled Bo Peep (Do u right). This is a pairing the works on so many levels, and they’ve just thrown out one of the most addictive tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Stream and download below.
Dublin duo Slow Skies have been making a few waves today with their latest release, On The Shore. On The Shore is an exceptionally pretty track, with Karen Sheridan’s delicate vocals taking centre stage ahead of Conal Herron’s charmingly subtle production. It’s the first offering of new material from Slow Skies since their debut EP, Silhouettes, and it’s set to be released May 4. Fans of Daughter and Mt. Wolf should really check this out.
Benjamin Garrett, a talented singer and producer from London who performs as Fryars, shared another rather lovely piece of down-tempo electronic R&B this evening in the form of his latest gem, On Your Own. In my honest opinion, having enjoyed all his previous work, I reckon this is the strongest material he’s laid down to date. On Your Own is a delicate and sentimental ode to loneliness and the unfortunate sad side of love, and it’s delivered beautifully by Garrett. Having recently signed with Warner Music, Fryars is set to release his debut album later this year. Expect to hear more.
Own Your Own is available now via Warner Music UK. Grab a copy here.
One of the bands I’m most stoked to see at this years Field Day is Savages. Putting it simply, they fucking rock! On May 7, they release their eagerly awaited full-length debut Silence Yourself, through Matador Records/Pop Noire. Here’s the albums lead single, She Will. Quality!
Silence Yourself Tracklist:
01. Shut Up
02. I Am Here
03. City’s Full
05. Waiting for a Sign
06. Dead Nature
07. She Will
08. No Face
09. Hit Me
11. Marshal Dear
I may be late to the party with this one, but I had to share it none the less. Meet Me at the Beach House is an awesome track by an equally awesome band called Beach Skulls, that you really gotta listen to. I’m thinking Voxtrot mixed with Vampire Weekend and Surfer Blood, that’s the kind of vibes I’m getting from this track. It’s a really infectious slice of laid back surf-rock that I really am hooked on at the moment. Check it out.
London-based production duo The Busy Twist, comprised of Tuesday Born and Ollie Twist, have just dropped a really cool dance track called LDN LUANDA PT.2. It’s a house-leaning track that’s heavy on the bass and heavily influenced by African music, with some awesome Kuduro style vocals throughout. The pair spent the last three years travelling back and forth to Ghana to work with musicians from around the country. Check out their SoundCloud for more quality beats.