#86 A bit of cryptic-infused genres for this week

I do love a bit of Manchester’s Oceaan. When people start discussing minimalist music I do often conjure up images cow bells and the kind of music associated with the twilight hours of 3-5am. In a way this is true, but it can still be bloody exciting. Oceean’s intricate sound and high quality production levels envelopes your ears whilst still staying true to his genre. New offering from him popped up this week:

Super cool TĀLĀ is also back repping the London scene, melding her Iranian roots with modern dance beautifully to create something the world needs to hear. “Alchemy” sounds like a smash hit waiting to get out to the masses.

It does seem that going to Brighton increases your creativity…Newcastle via Brighton to be precise for Demob Happy who have a brilliantly durgey QOTSA sound to their first offerings.

Next up is the enigmatic kp. – no idea who they are?! But this sounds very on it, in the same way Klo did on first listen. A Los Angeles singer who brings that cryptic sound to her alt. pop genre.

And leaving you with a future RnB hit from Melbourne act The Harpoons. Premiering their debut album on line this week, perfect pitch vocals and smooth beats are a good start to their international introduction.

Elise x

#85 Blood-themed

Seems like ‘blood’ is the in thing at the moment. Mostly in the band names, but some of them take it that step further and have blood feature in videos and what not.

Bloody Knees are no strangers to this feed, with their first post back in 2012, and it looks like 2014 has seen them really ramp it up and notch up the quality of their output. With a debut album in the works this is just another killer riff to fuel their ever growing fanbase (did you see these guys at Reading festival UK friends? SOOO good!).

Blood Sister‘s new track “Ghost Twin” was my first introduction to these San Fran bay rockers. Started when Ezana Edwards, formerly of Brooklyn act Night Manager, relocated to San Francisco and found some people to play with with fantastic results. I have one question to ask though…in general, where do all these cool mofos’ hang out in the UK? I wish I knew people who made music like this. Seriously talented.

PS – if you like your alt. rock music and live in London,UK, look out for my new night  House Of Savages.

Launch night

8th October at The George Tavern E1


Free Entry!


Elise x