London duo Tender’s debut album, Modern Addiction, listens like catharsis. From orgasm, to break-up, to silence, the record breaths closure to a relationship that has intensified, shattered, and healed. It is young, cold, urban, lonely, and an intrinsically modern look at the irrepressible desire to maintain a love, be it destined or doomed.
Making spiky, dramatic pop music, Banfi’s first official shot across the bows ‘Where We Part’ was posted on Soundcloud in April 2015, which led to the band signing with Communion Records. 2016 was spent in the studio recording their debut album with producer Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Honne, Kaiser Chiefs) and the first release from these sessions, ‘Happy When You Go’.
Denai Moore is pleased to share with you her exceptional and healing sophomore record We Used To Bloom, through Because Music. The album is a declaration of growth, a break-up letter to her demons and a love letter to the liberated self.
We Used To Bloom features acclaimed singles; ‘Trickle’ and ‘Does It Get Easier?’ plus the recently unveiled album track ‘All The Way’ feat. Kwabs. The album also features a sumptuous cover of Elliott Smith’s ‘Twilight’ within which Denai reveals a new depth to the song, through spacious production and the fragile strength of her voice.
The last couple of years have provided an intense and sometimes painful period of growth for Moore — an experience that she documents now with unflinching openness. The album reveals a young woman figuring out the world and her place in it, while also charting Moore’s evolving relationship with herself — with self-esteem, self-image and the crippling anxiety she once suffered and is now challenging head on through her songwriting. “I’ve never written about this before and it was a massive weight off my shoulders,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to write about it, and I think a lot of people can relate to it because people are more open now about mental health issues. I think it is empowering.” But she sings too of the triumph of this experience. On the sublime album opener ‘Let It Happen’ she’s revelling in “a celebration of myself” calling the song “a self-love anthem”.
Denai Moore plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Mon 2nd Oct 2017. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Does It Get Easier?’ below:
Delicate, emotional, yet powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. Meadowlarkare nothing short of outstanding. Spine tingling live performances, not to be missed!
Described as “confrontational, cold-hearted and brilliantly unnerving” by NME, Glasgow trio Baby Strange are bringing their grungy take on indie to Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge.
If it’s true that listening to just the right record at just the right moment can psychically transport you to some other time and place, then Charly Bliss—an NYC band responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover—can pretty much turn any space into an adult-friendly version of your old teenage bedroom, a candy-scented safe space for extreme fits of happiness and angsty teen-level explosions of romantic ennui.
Ghetto-Dubsters Bootleg Rascal, from Sydney and Gold Coast, are masters of hip-hop infused jams and sonic brews: blending infectious alternative rhythms with exquisitely raspy vocals. The reprobates that make up Bootleg Rascal, as dodgy as the name suggests, include Carlos, Jimmy, and Jack.
Wesley Gonzalez has announced details of his debut solo record Excellent Musician, which will be released 30th June 2017 on Moshi Moshi Records.
London-based artist Tom Speight recently released ‘The River’, the first single from Tom Speight’s new EP My My My.
Beginning as the result of a chance, shoeless acid-trip chance meeting, Dead Pretties were soon to gravitate around their one common interest of making music. Dropping out of their respective musical colleges at 17 and instead adopting London’s smaller, more ramshackle venues as their musical institutions of choice, the three-piece soon set about making noise together wherever and whenever possible.