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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 Singles In Our Area - August 2018

A selection of music, new releases and old, which landed in our inbox or otherwise arrive at our ear holes during August 2018 from around the globe.

He Arrived By Helicopter - Cold Damn Truth

A new single from the latest project by Christian Gibbs, formerly of Morning GloriesFoetus and Modern EnglishHe Arrived By Helicopter is a project leaning more towards the improvisational sound textures of guitar processing and loops with occasional synthesizers and samples. Sometimes Gibbs performs solo with a few amps or sometimes with a band, often instrumental. Cold Damn Truth is the exciting first single from debut album The Shiny Hostel.

Listen to more on SoundCloud

Michael DeLara - I Wish (I Could Have Known You Better)

A simply-arranged by very characterful track accompanied by an equally charming lyric video. This track is from the one man show Living Between The Lines, written by and performed by Californian Michael DeLara. Warning, this chorus is a real ear worm.

Listen on Spotify  or visit Michael's website

Ninja Sex Party - First Date

NSFW Warning - Ninja Sex Party are not for prudish. Imagine a blend of the biggest comedy and parody bands from Steel Panther to Flight of the Conchords, presented with charming animations and larger-than-life characters. First Date is taken from NSP's new album, Cool Patrol, in which they recruit TWRP as their funky, synthwave backing band. Having been active for nearly a decade, the band have hit the big time comparitatively recenty. As we've followed them since the very early days, we're excited to see where this takes them.

You can watch more, (like, lots more), on NSP's YouTube Channel or grab a copy of Cool Patrol over here.

HANNIE - Cheap Talk (Remix)

HANNIE deliver their high-tempo pop-funk vibe on their remix of LENN's Cheap TalkHANNIE is made up of pianist Hannah Koppenburg and guitarist Annie Wagstaff. They have a combined Instagram following of over 200k and have used their success on the platform as a launchpad for their own project. HANNIE have released three singles to date with coverage from Wonderland and KickKickSnare, as well as features on Spotify’s New Pop Revolution and NMF playlists.

Check out HANNIE's website or Facebook Page

Brian Owens - Ring Of Fire

The critically acclaimed album Soul of Cash features tasteful arrangements of Johnny Cash's classic tracks and is now available on vinyl. Owen's rendition of Ring of Fire caught our ear immediately - it's easy to go over-the-top when arranging classic tracks, but this rendition is pure and splendid. Co-produced by former Jack White drummer Daru Jones and featuring the skills of Robert Randolph & The Family Band, this album aims to show you where soul and country meet.

Visit Brian's website or purchase this disk from SoulStepRecords.com

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Jong SL - Driving Away

Toronto-based Jong SL tells us that "DrivingAwayis about wanting to run away from the reality of losing someone". The single was released this month and his musical influences are clear: Mac Demarco, Allen Stone, Coldplay. The artist's first E.P., Ice Cream, was bright and uplifting in stark contrast to his new release.

We strongly encourage you to listen to Driving Away and Jong SL's back-catalogue.

Visit JongSL.com or listen on Spotify

All In Orchestra - Fast&Smooth

The All In Orchestra are an interesting lot: live electronic music combining classical and contemporary instruments. This track, Fast&Smooth is from their upcoming live album performed New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petesburg. All In Orchestra describe themselves as "multi-timbral Contemporary Instrumental Music from the Northern Capital of Russia."

Listen to more on SoundCloud or watch a full live set right here.

Julius LeVallon - Thinking In Curves

Don't let the simple video fool you - this gentle, ambience evolves into a complex and layered track. LeVallon's album Moraleda is out now on digital platforms, following the quick depletion of all physical pressings. The album was recorded last winter on the outskirts of a village in Spain, surrounded by howling dogs and endless olive groves.

Listen to more on BandCamp


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