The Dead Heads
When I’m Dead
A bit of hippie grunge from this Sydney 5 piece and I LOVE IT, try not to tap your foot, hum along and air guitar the sliding line that runs throughout. They’re promising an LP to appear soon, this is a taster.
is it me, or is there a kinda Fleetwood Mac with beats feel to this? British 3 piece based in Berlin working on new material to quell our raging appetites for more.
In the meantime, you can hear them guest on former NMMers LCMDF track, Rationality.
When I Go Clear (feat Kerry Latham)
London producer working with kerry from peter and kerry and also from that Lapalux track from a previous episode.
It is classic pop but with an electronic sensibility and will feature on his forthcoming album due later this year.
This Japanese Californian blew me away with his last track, and this latest, from his forthcoming LP (Explore) is a great surf pop party monster. Jimmy Eat World is getting bandied to describe the sound, and that’s a nice thing to hear.
Airbird and Napolian
In The Zone feat Erika Spring
Brooklyn’s Joel Ford (Ford and Lopatin) and LA’s Ian Evans have come together to make this slice of shimmering gorgeousness. It’s so vivd, it’s enough to induce synaesthesia. Erika from Au Revoir Simone drops the vocals and we’re all very giddy about the promised album.
aka David from Hitchin, crafting a fine line in folksy, kinda Bon Iver in a beach hut, well written songs with the space of horizons in them. Looking forward to more.
Is one guy, naturally, called Mac Welch, a 23 yr old US producer currently working as a roadie. He’s got a keen eye and nicely crafted sentence, and you can hear a bit of The National in there, by way of say a DFA artist.
The River and the Road & Fields of Green
OK, as i said when I heard it, there’s something Del Amitri/Deacon Blue about this, rather than the Mumford everyone may reach for due to the picking. This is a collaboration between TR&TR and Fields of Green.
Home and Consonance
Tropics is Southampton producer Chris Ward and this is the title track of his new ep, in all it’s late night, smoky jazz room, ‘she done gone left me’ beauty.
A Brighton based duo who are managing to use lessons learned from rave production to induce the kind of euphoria you get when falling in love/coming up on a pill in a dark room. It works.