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Sylvette ‘Memories (falling)’

Sylvette have released their new single ‘Memories (falling)’. Sylvette are a 5 piece Art-Rock band based in Manchester who create an imaginative and powerful sound.

‘Memories (falling)’ fleshes out Sylvette’s gripping musicianship with an ethereal mystical air of finesse. Doused in groove infested rhythms this track is one exhilarating rush. A gritty bass wiggles its way around luring jagged guitar shards while soft keys weave through pining violin lines creating a sublime dramatic backdrop. Meticulously crafted this track entices you with its slinky wriggling instrumentation while Charlie Sinclair’s expressive vocals narrate and theatrically express the eerie tale. Its spine chilling with fantastic elements broken up by sweet interludes. The track builds becoming more intense and ominous as the guitars stride with a dark mysterious melody through a classy elegant soundscape of sinister violin and rich rhythmic rumble. Absolutely thrilling this is one riveting number.


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Electric Shore ’Darkness of you’

Electric Shore are set to release their new single ‘Darkness Of You’ on the 4th of February.Electric Shore are a three piece indie rock band from Ratoath Co.Meath. 2018 was an important year for Electric Shore, the group released their debut single ‘Too Different’ which was followed by the even more successful ‘Someone New’. The band also participated in and won RTÉ 2Fm’s Play The Picnic Competition, which landed them a brilliant slot at the Iconic Irish Festival.

‘Darkness Of You’ is a concentrated fermenting guzzle of what Electric Shore do best. This brooding intense number wiggles and interfolds its acute musical ambiance slowly and dramatically to create the most thrilling and hair raising listening experience. A dark smothered foundation, rooted bass groove and punchy beat sets up a haunting eerie backdrop for the verses while light twinkling guitars innocently and sweetly flicker between this moody soundscape. The passionate vocals coo and delicately haunt through the verses before exploding for the anthemic chorus. The refined and precise instrumental work creates an intimate mood that puts further emphasis on the sublime expressive vocals.Emotionally charged and lavishly textured the track weaves and entwines its way into your brain lurking beneath the darkness ready to erupt. There is something very special about this track, its aura and celestial flow contrasts the rumbling under-belly superbly while the oodles of passion and rush of urgency makes every note last within your mind.

You can follow Electric Shore on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ElectricShore/


Ivory Wave ‘Gold’

Birmingham band Ivory Wave have released their new single ‘Gold’. The band have landed support slots with DMA’S, The Twang and Superfood to name a few as well as playing festivals such as Isle of Wight, Truck and Shiiine On. Their growing army of fans are
now packing out venues up and down the U.K.

‘Gold’ is an infectious swagger drenched banger that relentlessly surges hyped up energetic tones into your ears. With a punchy bassline creating a funk flavoured strutting foundation, this track is fun vibrant and full of youthful adrenaline. Slick guitars glide and jingle between snappy drums, while flickering speckles of scintillation through swirling soundscapes. With attitude smothered vocals and pure unadulterated raw energy this swanky groove infested track is an instant shot of vitality and is sure to have you dancing and bopping carelessly.

About the track frontman George Johnson said: “Gold is about realising your full potential, grabbing it with both hands and running with it. “

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Gold Complex ‘Driver’

Toronto’s dynamic 8-piece band Gold Complex have released their new single ‘Driver’.Having regularly sold out renowned venues such as Lee’s Palace, The Horseshoe Tavern and the MOD Club as well as having back-to-back sold out showcases at Canadian Music Week, Gold Complex is grounded in their love for energetic live performance. Following the release of their self-titled EP (currently available worldwide), Gold Complex performed on camera and had their music licensed on the television series Open Heart, currently on Netflix. They have been in regular rotation on CBC Radio One, CUIT FM and college/community radio nationwide. The band is set to release their debut full-length album ‘New Soul’ on February 22nd.

‘Driver’ is a slinky slice of funk flavoured pop rock. Richly garnished this spicy number groves and glides with swagger swept through a three-piece horn section and smooth vocal harmonies. Very classy and chic these guys roll out a velvet carpet of suave instrumentation with a delicate melty melody caressed with soft passionate vocals and a steady beat. The steamy romantic horn section lifts and adds a vaporous quality to the tropical shuffling rhythm while the vibrant chorus twinkles with panache and vibrancy. With funky elements weaving between smooth sultry tones this full bodied number charms and teases its way through a sweet blend of genres. It’s modern, crisp and refined as Gold Complex pack this track to the brim with soul and zest.

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Ten Fé ‘Coasting’

Ten Fé have released their new single ‘Coasting’ taken from their upcoming sophomore record ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ due for release March 8th via Some Kinda Love/PIAS. This beautiful number drifts along a majestic charming melody while elegant keys flutter between a steady peppy beat and warm toned guitars. Ten Fé write music for the soul each note floods with richness and heartwarming cosiness as they blend cold fresh tones with warm glows and exquisite melodies. A little woozy, tender and dreamy -this crisp number is tight, rhythmically rich and fluid as it cruises in sweet tones and earthy flutters reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac with the glorious Ten Fé stamp driving it into its most graceful and lovable state – another heavenly track from Ten Fé.

The band have just announced their biggest-yet tour of the UK, Europe & US in Spring 2019 to promote ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ check out the dates here https://www.tenfemusic.co.uk/

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The Perx self titled EP

The Perx have released their debut self titled EP. The duo formed of Ryan ( who has played in Decibel Project, Quiet the Pilot, El Robo) and Jeremy (who has played in I Hate Kate and Space Camp Stowaways} have written, recorded and produced everything on the EP themselves.

This EP struts, seeps and steams swagger with kinetic tunes laced in vibrant melodies, infectious grooves and a slicked back suaveness to make you swoon. There is something for everyone in this luscious collection, ‘California Kids’ is a delicious sun kissed edgy electronic rock flavour for our taste buds while ‘Summertime Lovely’ slaps on a cheeky attitude and spicy sass leaving you craving more.Both these tracks rush with adrenaline pumping grooves, sharp slinky guitar embellishment and a catchy melody that charms it’s pop sprinkled bliss into your head for days. With strut quality, dazzling soundscapes and clean, crisp production The Perx set this EP up to be one that leaves you drooling. That bass in ‘Summertime Lovely’ is just too good. ‘The City’s Kiss’ changes the tone a little with a heavy wall of sound holding a meaty feverous backdrop for the delicate lonely melody. Swirling electronics whirl around fuzzed guitars and punchy drums as the reverb laced vocals coo through this intense sound. It’s sweltering, edgy, sticky and brimming with red hot emotion. ‘The Dreamer’ is a soft little ditty that sits snugly between the dynamic electricity of the EP. It’s a swayable catchy gem that floats on fluffy clouds, acoustic guitar bliss and wispy ethereal soundscapes. This is the stuff of soothing dreams as the tender vocals glide upon a heavenly delicate backdrop.The duo decide to close the album on the funky flex of ‘For The 49th Time’ as a shimmy ready groove bounces and hops around zesty guitar jabs and syrupy electronics. The guitar melody is divine in this track as it glimmers scintillation throughout creating the perfect summer chilling tune.

Each track on this EP is lovable, refined and catchy as hell. The Perx EP is meticulously crafted and finely layered creating a satisfying joyful listen. Everyone needs to know these guys. They are one heck of a dynamic duo.

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Little Avis ‘So Pretty’

Little Avis have released their new single ‘So Pretty’. The four piece are a guitar band from Manchester consisting of Lee, Dave and brothers, Martin and Paul. ’So Pretty’ is a darkly glazed number that ferments and froths beneath quirky vocals and a breezy outer shell. Its clean production and elegant presentation adds a dash of finesse to this laid back track while drowsy vocals are smeared on top of the smooth moody melody. This bands sound is tight and masterful as they flesh out a funky hued groove, weaving it firmly into the track creating a bluesy mangled foundation that is oh so satisfying. The guitars deliver a zesty sting along with tricky interplay providing dense textures to the track as its floppy loose melody mopes and droops about the enthralling intricate instrumental backdrop.Its a quirky, bouncy and deeply satisfying number from Little Avis.

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doops ‘Tall Whites’

Reading based alternative three piece doops have released their new single ‘Tall Whites’.The band have already supported the likes of ‘Touts’, ‘King Nun’ & ‘Bloody Knees’ off the back of a BBC Introducing played  DIY home demo.With packed out local shows including Are You Listening Festival? & Readipop, they have built a strong following on the promising Reading scene and are starting to extend this grip through the South following a handful of out of town shows earlier last year.

‘Tall Whites’ broods and eerily spirals into a darker more deeply atmospheric side to doops. Twinkling light guitars ache and pierce through the throbbing snappy beat as the soft vocals coo through the suspenseful verses. This track wriggles, creeps and seeps into your mind and scratches at your musical membrane, awakening all the senses. With a whistling feature adding a dash of cheer into the stewing dark concoction this track is mesmerising and thrilling to the core. Flickering rhythms build the tension as the vocals slither into the kinetic chorus. doops build the track masterfully layering each element meticulously as guitars flash like lightning through the thick mesmeric soundscapes before the mind crushing crescendo. Another fascinating track from doops.

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Pixi Ink ‘Blue Ink’ EP

UK based Irish Singer-Songwriter/Producer Pixi Ink has released her debut EP ‘Blue Ink’ through independent label Audio Assassins Records.This darkly coated dreamy collection of tracks gloop and slop in a brooding eerie concoction of finely blended indie and trip hop. Each track slowly creeps and crawls into the next building the intense hazy atmosphere as Pixi coos lushly over noir pop melodies. Her spine tingling sultry sound chills you to your very core. ‘Leave The Door Ajar’ kicks the EP into motion. It’s menacing and thrilling as Pixi’s drowsy vocals caress the sinister lethargic melody while guitar whines and dark electronics create a mysterious backdrop. Pixi sprinkles a softer almost angelic atmosphere into the first half of ‘Old Friend’ with glistening light soundscapes between lush vocals and peppy beats before damping all the fluttering freshness for the second half of the track where sombre keys and melancholic vocals mourn. It’s a little choppy as she fluctuates between textures, sounds and atmospheres however this never seems out of place everything still flows gloriously together. ‘Paper Dreams’ is indeed dreamy and floaty as Pixi’s sultry coo’s mirror a Lana Del Rey vibe as a sticky beat, glistening keys and ethereal soundscapes float and glide around the gentle melody.It’s tranquilizing and soothing. Each track takes its time, paced perfectly creating a wholly satisfying world that consumes you entirely in Pixi’s extraordinary sound. ‘Tragic Tale’ adds a dash of edgy sass to the EP. A little 60’s-esque with the melty melody and sway like flow. This luring track is a cheeky ditty that hops along a fidgeting beat. ‘Sunrise‘ flickers and dazzles with flashing electronics, skittish beats and lush vocal lulls. Its delicate yet fierce all at once with seriously haunting tones swirling through a refreshing light atmosphere. The EP comes to a  moody close with ‘How Evergreen’. Pixi languishes in dark guitar twinkles and trip hop skips as the R&B hued melody showcases a new tonality to her beautiful vocals.

‘Blue Ink’ is a captivating collection of tracks meandering elegantly from dark sinister indie tones to light refreshing sprinkles of pop with some sublime trip hop providing that meaty backbone. Pixi Ink is one to keep an eye on.

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Vernon Jane ‘Push Me’

Dublin’s Vernon Jane have returned with their feverish video for the new single ‘Push Me’ which is the final single from their 2018 EP ‘The Dark Place’. Developing on their all consuming sound Vernon Jane slither and brood into the depths of this spine chilling number. Its intense as the track sneaks in to start, teasing and crawling before plunging into the mighty chorus and explosive crescendo. The guitars weave, lurk and scrabble through the slinky rhythm and dizzying distortion. Warm horns mellow out the background sublimely contrasting Emily Jane’s screaming vocals. These guys masterfully create the suspenseful atmosphere as they walk the tightrope before pummeling right into the mind blowing havoc Vernon Jane do so well. Its controlled anarchy portrayed in the most tightly crafted and admirable manner possible.Precise bass groves weave the sultry path through the steamy guitars while jazzy hues and psychedelic turbulence are subtly blended into the brew making for one gigantic expressive number that drags you kicking and screaming through a hosts of emotions.

The striking visuals of the accompanying music video is directed by DOCK check it out below