Once again a great selection of artists for our Fresh Faves. This has been possible thanks to all the participating bands and the listeners that every week come to our site to give them this nice feed back. Thank you to all of you.
APOLLO JUNCTION – Here Come The Zombies
Electropop band Apollo Junction was formed in Leeds in 2011. Their members, Matt, Jonathan, Ben and Sam come from other bands and they have already a nice experience on stage supporting well-known artists like Cage the Elephant, Calvin Harris, The Bluetones or The Maccabees among others. Their music is easy listening, very catchy and ready to dance.
AVEC SANS – The Answer
The Answer is the second single by London based duo Avec Sans. Alice Fox & Jack St. James are the names behind a music project that have caught the attention of all the media in the last months. By the hand of CPR Agency, Avec Sans irrupted on the music scene this year with a first single called “Heartbreak Hi” and a magnificent cover of Bon Inver’s song “Perth”. Their music formula is not new but their work is impeccable. This is perhaps a band to keep in mind because it could give us a nice surprise.
DEAD SURF COUNTRY – Crush
Dead Surf Country is a music collective from Swansea formed by Lizzie Clarke, Glen Hawksworth and Mark Matthews. Their music, guided by Lizzie’s voice is very sophisticated and it can get extremely sensual. Melancholic, sometimes more optimistic, their work is very varied and it could range from a soft English Folk to Cuban rhythms and a touch of Country.
FIFTEEN DAYS – Troubles Heart
Music can be listened at different moments and depending on how you feel on a certain day you will play a kind or another. Darren Plant (Fifteen Days) is very conscious of this and his work is certainly inspired by different feelings on different moments and experiences. Troubles Heart, from his debut EP “These Ghosts” is a song on slow tempo, full of serenity and perfect for those days when you are open to listen to your own feelings.
FLUTES – Auld Archie
What do you get if you mix jazz, post punk, gothic and rock? A strange cocktail. But then add deep choruses and a progressive hypnotic melody and the result is brilliant. Flutes, a London based five piece band, is able to do this on their song Auld Archie, creating a peculiar sound very personal and very stylish. Not easy at all, but a fusion that works.
GLASS DIAMOND – Lucinda
Glass Diamond is a London based band that didn’t go unnoticed for our listeners this week. And I want to stop on them for a bit because this is, in my modest opinion, a band with a huge potential and maybe a brilliant future in front of them. In the line of Sleigh Bells, School of Seven Bells, Air, Puro Instinct, Julia Holter or other variations of shoegaze and electronic bands, Glass Diamonds are over all a band with very good tracks. Lead by Taiwanese vocalist Hsin and drummer Jamie Smith, this band experiment creating many different sounds without loosing their minimalist style.
THE LUNAR PILOTS – High As The Stars
High As The Stars is one of the best songs included on The Lunar Pilots forthcoming debut LP “Point Of No Return”, to be released in early 2013. The album is produced by Grammy award winner Steve Orchard (Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, U2, Coldplay, Jessie J, The Zombies, Damien Rice, Porcupine Tree, and a very long etc) and as its name says, it will mark the starting and no return point for this great band from Essex. It is an indie rock/pop song built in a classic composition (verse/chorus) but very catchy and with a funny “lunar” synth sound. Perfect ignition soundtrack for a travel to the moon with the best pilots.
ROBOT//ALIEN – A Little Love
Indie rock on minor tone with clever dissonances on vocals and bass contrasting with acoustic guitar chords. This is how I would define this song by Manchester musician Rob Allen, Robot//Alien. Normally more noisy on his work, Robot//Alien play a non easy listening music with great talent.
RONEN GREEN – Talk About God
Almost beginning like a Greek sirtaki, this song by Ronen Green is like an exotic travel by the Mediterranean taking a piece from different scales before landing in Israel where this singer songwriter is from. Amazing tune with a country soul by a musician whose work deserve a slow listening.
THE BIG SUN – Hanging On
Indie pop band The Big Sun shared this lovely song with us this week. The Big Sun’s songs always sound so romantic and naïf. They are all good. Hanging On has a funny “bamba” start and once again the voice of their 15 years old singer sounds pretty and gorgeous. You can not like them.
THE FAMILY RAIN – Trust Me… I’m A Genius
Pure rock with a psychedelic seventies influence for this song by The Family Rain, “TRUST ME… I’m A Genius”. And to be honest, the song is made with genius taste and doesn’t sound old at all. The Family Rain is a great indie rock from Bath formed by 3 brothers: William, Timothy and Ollie Walter.
TOMOS LEWIS – Elinor
I always enjoy singer-songwriters with beautiful man voices. You too? :) Yes. Tomos Lewis is that kind of singers and one of those that make you to dream while listening to their music. He transforms a song in a perfect and romantic instant. And Elinor is that: romantic and just perfect.