#115 Ambitious is just the start

I’m having one of those weekends where (exactly like trying to comprehend the size of the universe or how small we are in the grand scheme of life) I’m realising the world has so much music we could listen for every second of every hour of our life and still never consume it all. Are we spoilt for choice or is it a sad thing?

Luckily I haven’t missed out on these. New Alice Glass – ex- Crystal Castles – hasn’t disappointed with her first solo piece. And is donating her income from this to a very worthy cause indeed.

Loving the grunge-fest that is Windhand. Returning with their suitably throwback sounds of “Two Urns”.

Fun new alt. rock from super confident and live show kings Vant. Caught them at the latest Dinosaur Pile-Up gig in London last week and we super impressed.

Empress Of is 110% the best track of the week. Having teased with some EP material a few years back Brooklyn-based musician Lorely Rodriguez is back with a debut full length album cued up. Catching her play for the first time this week in London and can’t wait 🙂

Love everything about new (urban) singer Alessia Cara. Gorgeous vocal and despite loving the original, found a sick refix kicking around from NY producer / DJ Lucian.

Major Lazer and MØ have done  a sweet job in covering Frank Oceans “Lost”.

Tourists are a wonderful indie rock act from Devon who are starting to gain traction in the mainstream UK scene.

If Sophie (“Bipp”) was a real thing I think it would transform into Liz with tracks like “When I Rule The World”. PC meets bubblegum pop.

Elise x

#114 The Musical Oracle

I’ve been working away producing this showcase for the Montreal Jazz Festival and this stage for T In the Park and just in a couple of weeks the world’s seemingly exploded with damn great music! It just shows what happens if you let your game slip for more than a day. The world of music is moving so fast you have to be on the pulse 24/7 to stay in it. I love that!

Beck‘s had this kicking around for a few weeks now but it’s great to hear him on top form yet again and defining himself as one of the key songwriters of our age.

Two years ago FIDLAR went and recorded a pretty awesome tune that came under the ‘shit we recorded in our bedroom’ file. Now they’ve remastered the beast and we’ve got an anthem for the underage, immature and down right fun loving rock fans.

Great new act bubbling up in the Humberside region is The Hubbards. Really catchy introduction to these guys if you’ve not heard them before: “Pin”.

Exciting new music coming out of London with Indigo Husk. Classic current indie sound from charismatic youngsters and fantastic live at my alt. rock gig House Of Savages last week.

Dublin rockers Only Rivals are due to release their debut album soon – great news when they’ve got tunes like this kicking around.

In the midst of what can only be interpreted as a feud between Wavves Nathan Williams and his record label he’s shared this gem with us online – a real outpouring of classic Williams rock n roll.

So surprised that this sound is British! Straight outta Sheffield is sweet sounding rock/ indie Long Limbs.

Could Colleen Green be the new cool chick on the block? She’s on a split release with Jeff The Brotherhood which is always a good sign. Rocking a killer tune here with “Hellraiser”.

Even if you don’t like the classic rock infused riffs of Turbowolf the imaginative video alone is worth listening through to their newest “Solid Gold” for.

Really love the new tune from Micachu & The Shapes. Oddities can sound beautiful.

And leaving you with Media Jeweler from OC, who have that math rock beat that only American’s seem to bring to light so wonderfully.

Elise x