The end of another week means the beginning of a New Music Fridays! Today we have surfy, soulful sounds, folky indie, 70s psychedelia and fuzzy rock for you to wrap your ears around. Click the pics to have a listen.
Carmanah – Stand Up
With a west coast sound and settled, surfy vibes, Carmanah’s Stand Up floats along on a sea of potential as it saunters, sways, and flows. Feeling like an indie lullaby, the track is built as a simple wish for love to prevail that is brought to life by the soulful, luminous vocals of Laura Mina Mitic. A true delight to listen to.
Suzie Stapleton – WE ARE THE PLAGUE
Australian-born and Brighton-based Suzie Stapleton is known for her big live performances and guitar-driven noir soundscapes and new track WE ARE THE PLAGUE is no different. A fuzzy bass intro leads into settled drums and wailing guitar with the energy and power gradually growing as the track develops. With a sinister edge, a spoken word section helps pull everything together in a unique way.
Henry Chadwick – What I Mean To Say
With a light and airy atmosphere but subtle turns on 70s psychedelia, Chadwick’s music lands somewhere between late Beatles and Aussie rockers Jet in their lighter moments. What I Mean To Say is a beautifully constructed track that floats along full of promise and sunshine as shimmering rock n roll is backed up by the perfect vocals. A really well-written piece that deserves a place in this week’s New Music Fridays.
Simon XO – Silverlake
Renowned for wearing his heart on his sleeve, Simon XO’s Silverlake is a testament to folky-indie rock that rides along with acoustic guitar, a subtle, thumping bass drum and warm, honest vocals. WIth ethereal sounds that intermittently float in and out, this provides the perfect backdrop for the song to gently collide with. Peaceful yet endearing.