It’s a fact that all bands have to grow up, but while ageing is inescapable, maturing is always optional. Fortunately for Manchester-based four-piece Larkins, they’ve managed both; refining and maturing their sound, while at the same time retaining the same sense of youthful optimism that’s endeared them to so many since their inception.
When love burst into being for Jess Williamson, it was a force so powerful that it seemed to redirect the sun, re-casting all of her life in new light. That’s how she tells her story across Cosmic Wink — her third album, and first for Mexican Summer — all of which came together in the midst of a series of transitions in her personal life.
cleopatrick frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser crossed paths in kindergarten. Best friends since the age of four, it wasn’t until they graduated from high school that the rock duo formed the band. Asked about their music, Gruntz said the duo is naturally labelled as rock, but they don’t necessarily see themselves as such.
“Like fireflies buzzing in the Northern Lights do Hellions exude a mystical chemistry.
An hallucinatory scale-tip seeps into every stickling facet of their artistry: the defiant swerve between gnawing, caustic hardcore and experimental zeal.” –BluntMag
Australian lads Hellions have released their second new single of the year, an “introspective ballad” called ‘Furrow‘.
The band recorded the song in Thailand with long-time producer Shane Edwards, and while being a change of pace from their other single ‘X (Mwah)’ released earlier this year, it’s still distinctly Hellions.
Following an absolutely belting trip to the UK and Europe, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist G Fliptoday releases the video for her second single ‘Killing My Time’. A sharp-edged, glistening pop cut with a summer-ready beat and shimmering synth, the video for ‘Killing My Time’ was filmed using handheld cameras in airports while G Flip toured the world, a tongue-in-cheek reference to G Flip’s whirlwind, non-stop schedule following her breakout success this year after performances at SXSW and The Great Escape.
Giant Party are a soul-splashed four piece based in London Town. On 18th August 2017 they release their self-titled debut EP via Label Fandango. The EP release includes the singles ‘Ambulances’ and an extended version of ‘Tongue Tied Lightning’ both tracks have a cool, slinky, subtle funk feel to them, which is casually reminiscent of Blood Orange and Twin Shadow. The EP has a diverse feel to it with melody rich tracks like ‘Nighttalk’ and ‘Kisses’ being a dark synth hugging nod to the likes of LCD Soundsystem and recent Wild Beasts releases.
Since forming in 2015 Perth natives Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have had a head spinningly busy 18 months.