#165 A weekend by the sea and other stories…

This weekend just gone was the International (based in Britain) festival The Great Escape. A celebrating of emerging and brand brand new talent from multiple countries across a pretty selection of genres. Everyone from Holy Roar Records to the French (yes…I just hyperlinked that) were down having a showcase and the already vibrant and musical seaside City of Brighton on the south coast of England.

What were my highlights? Projector (first show for me), Yonaka (SMASHED it),  Tigercub (who are a continual source of alt. rock love) and a rather wonderful set from Blood Red Shoes who are a delight to have back in life.

Ohmns are another name from Liverpool you need to check out. “View From Here” is a bit grunge, bit scuzz, bit indie.

This is a pretty raw sound coming out of Brooklyn. Love it! Kaleidoscope ->

Loving the mathsy rock style of Two Inch Astronaut as we enter the season for BBQ’s and late night listening (for the UK anyway) 🙂

If you fancy a bit of fresh punk rock try Hollow Hands (off of Milton Keynes).

A bit of a wildcard in the mix, but I really dig Paloma with their track “Fish”. Funk x indie x chill

Switch it back a turn and a half is Entropy. Fricking sweeeeeet!

Enjoying the anthemic chorus meets chilled verse vibes of The Sleepyheads. If you’ve heard the likes of Violent Soho before and fancy checking out a fresh Aussie band with a loosely similar sound then go no further.

Elise x

#162 Just when you thought things had gone quiet…

They never go quiet. You’re wrong. Somewhere in the world there’s madness happening in the music world that will make you drop everything and listen. Isn’t that great? Yeah…you do have to go searching though.

In the days past I went to a pretty damn good rock show. Thee MVPS – Tigercub – Pulled Apart By Horses. In that order. PABH once again showing the world how a rock show is done. Each of these artists is playing an integral role in the UK rock scene at various levels and if you haven’t heard of them, here’s the must hear of the moment from each.

I found Okay Champ this week and I’m totally in love. If you like post hardcore you must just too….

Recommended to me by someone who I’m slowly realising is one of the most understated music people I know – Charlie off of Thee MVPs –  Borzoi are straight outta Ausin, Texas and make a good racket to go with it.

Speaking of noise, Raketkanon are a fresh one for my radar. Not if you’re from Ghent though (cause they are). It’s something to get into if you like your more niche rock, but I’m interested.

For a long time I wasn’t checking 4ZZZ. Shame on me. I missed great stuff. One of the best, most  passionate local stations I’ve had the chance to stumble across pon di internet. WAAX are bloody brilliant – on their picks for this week.

Looking for a bit of bliss? The Dollar Bill Murray’s are hitting the spot pretty well. Super sunny listening meets indie brunch.

And leaving you with Tired Lion, who are also back with another strong indie rock offering. This one will have you la-la-la-ing along in no time.

Elise x