With December in full swing and people getting ready for a well-deserved Christmas break, what better way to unwind than listening to our New Music Fridays tracks? This week we take in some up and coming alt-pop artists as well as delving into gentle soundscapes, and also throwing in a little DIY punk for good measure. As always click the pics for a listen.
Frankie Tillo – Beautiful Day
Self-confessed as somewhere between Elliot Smith, Paul Simon, and the DIY punk scene, Frankie Tillo really makes each of these comparisons come alive in Beautiful Day. The raw guitar and reverb-laden vocals manage to make an energetic atmosphere out of barely anything, twisting and turning against strong ideas and a playful attitude. It’s the inventiveness that makes it stand out and long may it continue.
JYLDA – Hologram
Synth-pop/alt-pop artist JYLDA really hits home in a strong way with track, Hologram. Building on settled dreamscapes and innocent structures, her vocal work holds everything together against celestial synths and a beautiful atmosphere. The softness of the vocals is only heightened by the unique mix of sounds and poignant rises that really bring everything together. Mesmerising stuff.
Tulliah – Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)
At the age of 15 Tuliah broke her ankle, and unable to move around much, she channeled her passion into music. Four years on Tuliah releases the beautifully heartfelt track Just My Type that shows off her years of commitment and skill with melody and structure. It flows in such a nice way and her vocals are full and flagrant without taking over completely. A really solid and addictive track.
Chloe Rodgers – The Algea
Folky alt-pop artist Chloe Rodgers really knows how to build up a track. New release The Algea is named after a group of depressed Greek Goddesses and about being a naive teenager and getting used by older men. It’s pretty heavy material but Rodgers wraps it all in vibrant strings and a bright and flowing vocal performance that really brings out the power of the track, especially in the chorus. Chloe Rodgers is definitely one to look out for.