Articles in the Releases Category
Today The Traps have debuted their video for their new single Calypso out on 21st January.
Soft Bullets are a two piece, transatlantic collaboration with a predominantly alternative-indie sound but drawing too on electronica, hiphop and progressive rock. The result is that of something melodic, addicting, and timeless yet undeniably current.
Despite their compact set up Soft Bullets use multiple instruments and triggers to cover many bases live, giving as much of a full band sound as they typically produce in their recordings. Inspired by live performances from recent Electronic duos (Justice, Daft Punk) the intention is to strike a balance between DJ and band – a huge sound but with a much more live focus.
On November 19th, The Dead Fronts release the Dangerous Impressions EP through their own label, Kiossk Records… Recorded in a fortnight, and mixed by Justin Hill at Fortress Studios in late 2012.
The Dead Fronts were brought together by a mutual thirst to create music that blended their eclectic shared taste. Melodic yet heavy, dark and driving songs were their aim. Having stumbled upon an unkempt garage in North London, they decided to build themselves a modest but solid studio. Begging, ‘borrowing’ and kidnapping equipment; they recorded and produced their debut EP Dangerous Impressions themselves. It has certainly proven to quench that initial thirst.
‘Moving Pictures’ is the new release from The Traps, a perfect riff, anthemic beat, a vocal as cool as a British male vocal ever sounded, and just wait for the middle 8.
It’s one of those tracks you just know will have any festival audience jumping along to in perfect unison. Combine this with the band distinct vision and an effortlessly cool design aesthetic that flows throughout their imagery, video and artwork. The Traps have everything needed to become the band of 2013.
Rams’ Pocket Radio will be releasing a box set of their 3 Eps, ‘Trajectories’ on November 19th. This follows the success of ‘Dieter Rams Has Got The Pocket Radios’, which was playlisted by BBC Radio 1 Introducing in January, and saw spins from the likes of Huw Stephens, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac, as well as a play on BBC2’s The Review Show. Rams’ toured with Snow Patrol for across Europe during March during which Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody nightly told the audience that Rams’ “were the best support band they’d ever had.”
Earlier this year, The PJP Band went into the studio with respected rock Producer Pete Miles (The King Blues, We Are The Ocean, Sonic Boom Six,Crazy Arm, Dry The River, Tellison etc.). ‘I Am A Racer’ is the first single to be taken from The PJP Band’s forthcoming debut and a perfect intro to their sound with its uplifting, life-affirming energy. The track has already received spins by Edith Bowman last month, after winning the public vote on the Radio 1 Review Show; (We Are The Ocean took in the track, fresh from The PJP Band’s album recording session). It has also received plays from firm-fan Tom Robinson on 6 Music.
‘I Am A Racer’ is released digitally via iTunes and also available on The PJP Band’s official website: www.thepjpband.com 29th October. The PJP Band’s debut album ‘And So It Goes’ is set for release in early 2013
Taken from their acclaimed eponymous album, Portico Quartet, released in January on RealWorld, Steepless is the band’s first vocal collaboration and features the East London based Swedish singer, Cornelia, who the band met through their friend Jamie Woon. Cornelia had been working with Circe Traps and the band were drawn to her unique voice and songs.
‘Underrated’ is the captivating third single to be taken from The Ghosts’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘The End’. The single was co- produced by Anders Kallmark (Ou Est Le Swimming Pool/La Roux/Little Boots) and Tim Bran (La Roux /The Charlatans). It is brooding synth pop at its very best with frontman Alex Starling singing over lush, atmospheric soundscapes.
The release comes with two top drawer remixes. House legends X-Press 2 deliver a typically understated and beautifully hypnotic remix while Kallmark’s Swedish Hus Mix strips back the vocals and pumps up the …
The Ghosts release their third single ‘Underrated’ on 15th October. Video directed by Alex Kyrou.
New single ‘Fool’ is set for release on 10th September and delivers in spades. That Mersey swagger, an ear for a melody and charming lyric is what these guys are all about. From the vibe of Cast, The La’s, The Zutons et al this group of brothers are a fine example of a modern day sounding take on all the above and hell, dare I say The Beatles too, who after all founded the Merseybeat sound.