She isn’t who she was back then. She’s evolved as her writing has matured, exercising its inherent will for expansion. Her art had to thrive on a different plain of conscious construct. Willing, asking, pulling, doubting – the words of EMILIE KAHN is weighed with the granular, as it pulses through the thoughts and tremors of far begotten angsts.
2015 was different. Under the moniker Emilie & Ogden, the ballads seeped into the souls of the public to garner much praise. The album named ’10 000′ was a pop album independent in its artistic glamor, as much as it was the coming out party for the band that mixed electronica and indie-rock to different heights.
Now, transformed, Emilie has stripped away a moniker, in revealing a more raw and accessible self. With ‘Outro’ her upcoming sophomore album (February 22nd), the masks that helped her come this far has been dropped, to further reveal the deeper entrenchments of herself.
The best part? She’s asked us to join her in this exploratory exercise, to witness all the goodness, salvation, and binging of faithful acceptances.
It’s quite a challenge.
But we’ll tag along.
Emilie’s announced her Quebec / Paris tour, which starts in Montreal Canada at Centre Phi. It is her album launch show for ‘Outro’, and should be a blast.
She will mesmerize your hidden senses, as the harpist with the hypnotizing voice, will guide us all to places of pleasurable asunder.
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JESSE HITE is an American artist living and working in France as musician/producer and singer/songwriter. This time around he brings the funky pop single ‘When It All Comes Down’. Within his studio he constructs his pieces with care and iron will, as the musical notes flow through his ambience of thoughts and recollections.
‘When It All Comes Down’ is off of the upcoming new 3 song EP, which is to be released soon. And the single indicates the bright and full disposition of what’s to be revealed in the EP. With dance-y tendencies and encouragement in having fun, the soulful lyrics and vocal delivery, compounds (to enjoyable effect) a profound urge for ripe sensibilities and expectations.
It’s a keeper of another order.
So, dance you fool. Dance and bob your head like you’d never bobbed before.
Can it get any more delicious? Listening to the first power riff from GINA VOLPE’s single ‘Time To Come’ feels like the world is about to explode.
As a founding member of NYC band LUNACHICKS and front woman for BANTAM, this latest solo project single squeezes your balls to the wall and shoots some hot fire to the party.
The decisive single was inspired by the fight in the U.S. Congress during the SCOTUS Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in late 2018. It is a call to arms for feminists of all backgrounds to keep strong and hold against the deviations of institutional mores. The song “reflects the anger of a nation in the era of Trump and a nod to the power of the “Me Too” movement.”
Scouring. Thrashing. Eviscerating. The song is a catchy pop round-about with machete as the steering wheel. The mix of sounds is a fabulous flick of the switch, as you’re drawn to its heavy charms.
Kavanaugh is now Justice in our highest court. That battle had been lost, for many. However, just like the country that we live in, we have the freedom to express and love – the way we want to. And today, we are infatuated with GINA VOLPE’s ‘Time To Come’.
Let’s all come together and witness Gina’s paintings in sound.
Leeds singer/songwriter and indie-rocker kicks it into high gear with this fantastic single ‘On The Run’. With driving guitars, delivering delicious licks, the song lifts our senses to new heights.
Crossing the musical worlds of psychedelia and indie-alt, ‘On The Run’ describes our often well intended actions of being too cautious and becoming numb with un-due trepidation.
“‘On the Run’ is really about the struggle of overthinking situations”, Sam explains. “It’s better to face your fears head on rather than run away, especially when those fears may have only been made worse in your own head. The idea came from a conversation I had with a close friend..”
The Manchester bred rock crooner was definitely influenced by British guitar bands. And with 2019 firmly under way, there’s big expectations from this exciting artist.
Catch him at The Gladstone Arms in London on January 20th.
20th January – The Gladstone Arms, London
22th January – Oporto, Leeds (Headline)
26th January – Icebreaker Festival, Southend
2nd February – Oporto, Leeds (Supporting Alex Tracey)
9th March – The Spice of Life, London
‘Venus’ by SARAH JORDAN comes right off with a question. And that question is heavy, and burdening; it burns with the fires of seven suns, as it pierces through our minds. “Why are we here. In this space. A never ending cavalcade of mis-truths and disasters, in relationships that could have never ended up… anywhere. Why do we tolerate so much?”
The daunting and purposeful keys dance at the sight of a morning haze, as ‘Venus’ starts off in a beautifully melodic travel. Eclectic and emboldened sounds of the notes combine to quickly set the pace and color the world which you occupy. The sudden shifts of kaleidoscopic shimmers, delight your vision, as one by one, reflects off of your eyelids. Then with reflexive energy, you close your eyes to the calming respite – enjoying the small but intense emanation.
With mix of subtle modern dub elements and 70’s soft-rock-like atmosphere, this haunting and emotionally fulfilling single generates a beautiful soundscape. As the buildup from sea-level innocence to the volcanic cries of a love gone sour, the visions of the song kindly and gently sticks to every bone of your body – tapping at the core, of all that is important.
“”Venus” is a song wrapped in metaphor that’s really just about the process of realizing that someone is not who you thought they were,” said Sarah. “I filtered through a lot during that time period regarding how I’d let someone treat me. “Venus” just scratches the surface of the complexities of loving someone toxic and trying to understand why people accept less than they deserve.”
Construction of this single is exquisite. From the overflowing impact of Sarah’s voice, the song’s demonically succulent method of expression, and delicate but gigantic use of particular transitions – ‘Venus’ is a shining and cinematic moment in time that we just cannot get enough of.
As her upcoming debut album ‘Dressed In The Dark’ is being finished, our expectations of Sarah has been rocketed to the stars.
SARAH JORDAN is a singer/songwriter and pianist/keys player, living and working in NYC. The Greensboro, North Carolina native is here to make her own brand of impact.
Like a refreshing breeze from a wide open summer window sill, KYE ALFRED HILLIG’s single ‘Stanley & Seafort’s’ is a beautifully sung for and of a memory we cherish, in kind. Off of THE DOG LYING DOWN series of home recordings (created between April-to-December of 2018), Kye’s ideas was to “capture the songs as close to their inception as possible.”
It is a home recording, and technically it isn’t shy of admitting that to the listener. However, as good music always does, Kye’s vocals and his lyrics transcend any technical differences and makes this single a journey to experience.
“The hope was for the listener to be present at the moment of birth in hopes of hearing the songs in their purest and most unfettered forms,” added Kye.
And it sure succeeds.
The unrestricted peering of the slide guitar notes, to the consciously, hard working strums of the acoustic guitar, work in unison to bring out the, at first, demure sentiments of the song, to a roaring triumph in subtlety.
The Tacoma, Washington based singer/songwriter does right by the tales he tells in his songs, with just royalty and dynamism. It soaks in, as you feel rejuvenated sitting there upon that wide open summer window sill.
With introductions proceeding this artist with the mostest, ALEX DUTTY, brings instant recognition from the first verse of ‘Imagine’. And to accommodate the lyrical roar, the visuals for the captivating rap song is finalized in this release.
“Lips keep runnin'”
Underground recognition and weight is what’s all about in this fabulous single, with the right ‘tap-tap’ of the percussion, to the aforementioned growl of the vocal sounds Alex delivers. The relentless hustler feel radiates through without difficulties, as a story of struggle and challenges, ends up with the spoils of victory and future promises.
Alex’s mix tapes have been nominated, 2 years running, from the OMA’s (Official Mixtape Awards) and the fans clamored for the entertainment that they were seeking in Alex’s distinct nuance style.
With an indelible flavor of effervescence LYSO’s single ‘Equilibrium’ is an 80’s pop-rock tinged single that encourages the best in all of us. The single, charged with the energies of love manifested relationships, drive home in fabulous excitement and musical call to arms.
LYSO is the project of Alessandro Ranzani. And the UK based rocker grew up with a healthy diet of Brit-rock and through his adult life those bands has had a big impact in his music.
‘Equilibrium’ is the follow-up to his debut solo EP ‘Corduroy’ and the anthemic sounds reverberating from the single, is the best of the traditions reminiscent of past artists like Steve Winwood and peers. The whimsical notes progressions, framed by the positive outlook, soars and enlightens our every cell.
The Italian-British rocker, sings his soul out in this single. The veteran of more than 20 years of touring with bands like Pragma, Rezophonic, Motorhead, Porcupine Tree, New Model Army and Lacuna Coil, sees the down to earth style of the artist bloom and continue to flourish in this latest of his offerings.
It’s a refreshing take on an ever lasting sentiment.
MOYOGI premieres ‘Sexy Dreams’. The first track depicts a a moment in time; a suggestion between happiness and melancholy. And as the slow stroll of the guitars drizzles, you ponder on the past and of the future. A slow malaise of thoughts, of promises, and expectations.
The lights that shimmer between the curtains that block the world out there, seeps into your room of consciousness and makes you think of the plight of your place in the world. “Is this feeling of constance, all there is?” you ask yourself. There’s no answer nor reply from the Universe.
As the ray of sunshine dials and hits your face, the warmth again reminds you of the warmth of her touch next to you. The comfort of the things that exist in the world, seems to be tolerable again.
Pavel Trencsik leads the project named MOYOGI. And the Budapest, Hungary based classic rock band delves in and out of several sub-genres to tell the tales of the ins and outs of the environments, touched and experienced in their lives. ‘Moyogi’, a Japanese definition in horticultural style of art and philosophy influences the music, and in the title track ‘Sexy Dreams’, it surely feels that way.
Construction of songs is a hard business, and every time, there needs to careful credit taken to make sure that honesty and simplicity shine through. MOYOGI tries to do so with a drive at that primal focus and intentional gradient.
Throughout 2019 the band will be releasing a song every month.
Ethereal and mystical, BLOSSOMER throws those bones of mystery into the winds of time and space with single ‘Time_Slips_Away’. The unrelenting visage of memories and unrequited emotions, lie in the dawn of the grassy knolls of the song.
With dainty key works – as delicate at the sprinkles of stars in the sky – they dance in the tips of your soul and teases in a virtual strip in chants and under-stated huff. As the bellows of synth notes cover that vision with blue and gray thoughts, you realize you’d been transported into a casket of darkened but undaunted carousel of vision, remembrance and relevance.
Lead by the bewitching vocals of Alex Crabbe, BLOSSOMER’s eclectic resistance to the norm, was seeded long ago. With his mates Rob Eatough, and Alex McKay, they continue to build on the momentum from their debut, driving the wedge between reality and fantasy, definitions and unconformity.
“Time_slips_away is a bit of a ‘does what it says on the tin’ kind of track,” stated BLOSSOMER. “Themes are about taking a chance while you can and making the most of it. Maybe unusually transparent lyrics compared to our usual stuff. It also harks back to the Blossomer album with the inclusion of guitars and a lot of space in the track. It was written quite a while ago towards the end of my previous project Bleached Bones but it felt like it fitted the Blossomer mould, rather than previous efforts.”
Since their debut, their popularity with BBC TV and documentaries, remained. A certain validation to BLOSSOMER’s style of presentation suits many genres of discussions, to be sure. And that is because their songs tap in to serious and vital cultural issues that inhabit our world, in reliable processions, that we on-lookers want and desire.
The tradition of that texture building, continues with BLOSSOMER’s ‘Time_Slips_Away’.