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Sexy Singles In Our Area - December 2018

Thanks to all the musicians who submitted there work this month, we’re happy to present the tracks that brought 2018 to a close!

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Chance by ArcM

Hailing from Melbourne, Victoria, ArcM aim to provide “noises and sounds with vocal tapestries”

The music video for Chance is a charmingly simple animation accompanied by the track, itself consisting of retro drum samples, simple chord layers and lush vocal harmonies. A deceptively minimal backing for a track as deep as this.

Find ArcM on Twitter or SoundCloud


Robinson Crusoe by Billy Qvarnström


The heavier styles seem to enjoy staying underground, so it’s a treat for us to include Billy’s work here. Released late December, Sweedish multi-instrumentalist Billy Qvarnström displays his aggressive djent-come-mathcore instrumental ability and adept production skills with the title track from his Robinson Crusoe E.P.

Ideal for fans of Meshuggah, Gojira, Lamb of God, etc.

Listen to more on SoundCloud or find Billy on Twitter.


Oceans by Dusky Sunday

Dusky Sunday are a duo from Suffolk, UK, who provide gentle, up-beat contemporary folk à la Fleetwood Mac, Gabrielle Aplin, etc.

Oceans is the band’s debut single and comes along with this adorable single-take music video. The track is beautifully catchy, with solid just-interesting-enough backing. You will have this in you head for days after listening, be warned.

Find Dusky Sunday on Twitter or on their website


Razorblade by Blake Red

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Based in Chigaco, Illanois, Blake Red is an emerging alt-metal solo artist. Her brand of powerful, passionate rock is inspired by the Seattle grunge, (Alice In Chains in particular), movement but also contains compositional nods towards contemporary alternative artists.

Razorblade is taken from Blake Red’s debut E.P., created with Grammy award-winning producer & engineer, Darryl Swann. We hear sections of ambient, modulating guitar set between big riffs and well thought-through leads under her strong vocals.

Find more on Instagram or Twitter


Elevators by Wyldhaven

Imagine a gentle, unobtrusive Daft Punk. Imagine if dance music hadn’t been abducted by morons. That is the sound of multi-instrumentalist and producer Wyldhaven.

Released early in December, Elevators combines intriguing samples with lofi, almost acid-jazz chords and traditional dance rhythms. The result is that you end up dancing to something you wouldn’t expect to.

Follow the band on Twitter


Oops by Little Brother Eli

Oxford disco-rockers Little Brother Eli are an interesting concoction. A modern indie-rock ensemble, utilising abrasive synths and electronic production elements.

Oops showcases the band’s diverse influences sequentially: a pop-rock verse; pre-wubstep pre-chorus; a catchy, 1975-esque chorus; and electronic disco bridge that reminds us of Vulfpeck. A band to watch, for sure.

Follow the band on Twitter or Facebook


Vanilla by Owain Felstead

Young, evidently passionate Welsh singer-songwriter Owain Felstead combines contemporary boy-band influences in a way that’s much less vacuous than his contemporaries, (that’s a good thing)

In addition to being an able songwriter and vocalist, Owain displays his beat-making & production prowess in Vanilla. The track includes solid, dance-able rhythms with intriguing sample-mangling.

Follow Owain on Twitter or YouTube


Mystery Girl by The Rewind

An up-and-coming rock band, The Rewind promising an authentic rock-and-roll experiences. Although that conjures images of codpieces and 5-necked guitars, we hope they’re a tad more self-aware.

For fans of Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and Peter Frampton, Mystery Girl demonstrates vocalist Josh Decker’s respectable range on top of a respectably solid backing track.

Find more on the band’s website


Sexy Single In Our Area - September 2018

A selection of music, new and old, that grabbed our attention during September 2018 from around the globe.

Omar Addis - Roll of the Dice

Our first single, and one of the sexiest, is taken from Omar Addis’ new E.P.: Double Digits. Released on Sept 19th, these tracks blend contemporary pop vocals with electronic rhythms and weaving, psychedelic guitar lines.

Listeners may hear references to Coldplay and recent Radiohead, but in a refreshingly well-produced and musically intriguing package.

Listen to more on Omar’s SoundCloud page, or keep up-to-date via Facebook.

KdotMelody - Windows

Here we have a brand new single from rapper KdotMelody, produced by Semantic ONE. Windows comes from their up-coming single SPECTRUM, releasing in October to all major platforms. This new music video, dir. Hattie Hughes, shows the duo enjoying the rare London sun.

KdotMelody has a smooth but clear flow, which is complemented by Semantic ONE’s track - contemporary flourishes with a satisfyingly 90’s feeling vibe.

You can follow KdotMelody over most socials: @KdotMelody.

Penny Mob - 21st Century Kids

In a similar vein to a Bad Religion track from 1994, 21st Century Kids is Penny Mob’s reflection on the millennial generation’s attachment to the internet, technology and all the associated superficiality, (crikey, that’s a good word).

Penny Mob believe themselves to be more than a band: “It’s the coming together of people, of anyone who dreams to be a part of something, and who carry the same feelings inside that we do and all human beings do.”

Get more info from the band’s Facebook page, or listen to more on SoundCloud.

ag. - All Falls Down

An artful collaboration between Ross Quinn and Andrew Goddard fresh off the back of successful DJ and production careers. Remeniscent of Bonobo, Maribou State, Burial and Four Tet, the duo’s latest track All Falls Down is an emotive and ethereal one.

Their debut single, Warped Minds, was very well recieved and recieved great support from BBC Introducing.

Listen to more on Soundcloud or stay up-to-date on Facebook.


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