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Sexy Singles In Our Area - November 2018

Thanks to all the musicians who submitted there work this month, we’re happy to present our favourites to you now!

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Take A Hit by Carter Fox

Carter Fox is a producer and bassist based in Philadelphia. We’re pleased to present you with a track from his album Epoch, released in August.

Take A Hit is a chilled-out jam with emelents of jazz fusion and world music, very Ozric Tentacles and we 100% dig it. We can also hear elements of Victor Wooten in his bass playing, and Herbie Hancock in the composition.

Find Carter Fox on Twitter or visit their Website.


Rescue Ship by Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset

A blend of classic pop & rock songwriting with a satisfyingly up-to-date twist. These chaps know how to write a hook that sounds familiar yet fresh.

Matt Steele himself reminds us of a young Elvis Costello, whilst this track’s quirky, lop-sided riffs lie somewhere between The Black Keys and Queens Of The Stone Age. One of the best things about this job is the amount of bands that we’ll be keeping an eye on for years to come - The Corvette Sunset is one such band.

Find Matt on Twitter


Little By Slowly by Foll

From Hartlepool in the UK, Foll create quirky, sample-heavy electronic music with nods towards Dosh, Bonobo, Four Tet and Tortoise.

Little By Slowly is a demonstration of how mangled samples can manage to feel ambient despite abrasive glitching. Much of the instrumentation here is sample-based, but it does include live instruments.

Follow Foll on Twitter or drop them a like on Facebook


Piece Of Me by Ryker Sear

Ryker’s vocal style is similar to Taylor Swift, (that’s a compliment, we like Tay-Tay), so it’s tricky not to draw comparisons to similar female-fronted pop-rock, (Carly Rae Jepsen, Leslie Carter, etc)

The truth ,however, is that this isn’t a simple pop track. There’s some cool glitchy hits and cinematic effects towards the start, (matching the retro visuals), a level of interest you just don’t get in contemporary pop.

More of this please.

Find more Ryker Sear on Twitter or YouTube.


Head In The Sand by Sea Legs

Imagine a track that combines influence from The Beatles and Wilco into an uplifting package that belies the idle, procrastinatory lyrics on top. Well, you don’t have to thanks to Head In The Sand as they’ve done just that.

This Leeds trio have managed to create a unique, indie sound without being tiresome or wanky. We truly believe that’s the sign of genius and are excited to hear more from this band in the near future. Good job lads.

Listen on SoundCloud or find the band on Facebook.


Trip My Play by Risky Motion

Hailing from Austin, TX, David Roseboom composes the material for Risky Motion as well as providing much of the instrumentation - as skilled an unique a vocalist as he is a keyboard player and solid guitarist.

Trip My Play combines chaotic synth patches and distorted instruments with dreamy textures. This would be equally at home at a psychedelic music festival or a jazz club.

Find more Risky Motion on Twitter or Facebook.


Lucid Control by HF5

Wrapping-up this months edition is HF5, with their brand of chaotic, distorted industrial electronica. This music clearly takes influence from Nine Inch Nails, The Crystal Method and Chemical Brothers but does so with a fresh perspective.

Lucid Control is an intriguing ear-worm, managing to take control of your inner-monologue whilst providing only the most vague of melodies - if you’re able to pick a melody out of the glitch-scape HF5 have created, that is.

Check out HF5 on Twitter or listen to more on SoundCloud.


Sexy Singles In Our Area - October 2018

How was your October? Satisfyingly spoopy? Did you get bored of people saying “spoopy”? Yeah, us too. Anyway, we’re happy to share some of the music that came to our attention during the month of October.

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ED-209 by Dark Smoke Signal

It’s hard to know if we’re supposed to be scared of robots, or embrace their tinny superiority. This eerie synthwave track is a fantastic, driving force for this post-Stranger Things, post-Vapourwave era.

Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Alex Pope, AKA Dark Smoke Signal, combines his 90’s nostalgia with a love of heavy metal, angular samples and straight but appropriately catchy melodic hooks.

Listen to more on SoundCloud or follow on Twitter.


Angels With Dirty Minds by Operation Neptune Spear ft. Nexus 2089 & SLaM

A crazy concoction of metal and darkwave: groovy riffs, angry vocals and synthetic textures. Don’t let the thumbnail fool you, this ain’t no chill-ass vapourwave.

Hailing from the “bowels of deepest, darkest South Yorkshire”, (that’s a quote, not a judgement), Operation Nepture Spear are a force to be reckoned with.

Listen to more on SoundCloud.


Procrasturbator by DARMA

And the award for best song name goes to…

A quirky video with Saved By The Bell-esque visuals and music reminiscent of a less-lethargic Kurt Cobain. DARMA also claim to be inspired by The Bee Gees and ABBA, although those influences aren’t as obvious. It’s a big, big sound for 3 Manchester/Sheffield dudes.

Watch more on YouTube


An Invisibe Man by David Guez

Shot in the ruins of Chateau de Montceaux, near Paris, this gorgeous video complements the David’s gorgeous music. He cites Burt Bacharach, Stevie Wonder and Kate Bush as influences - these all come through very clearly in this strong, well-written track.

If we were to criticise, we could say that the track feels out-of-time and reminiscent of 1990-early 2000’s hits. I’m sure many of us see that as a positive thi- DAMN KIDS AND THEIR INSTASTORIES… I’ll stop…

Check out this website for all manner of listen links.


Break My Heart All Over Again by Paul McKeever

When I see a silhouette of a cowboy hat on a track thumbnail I instantly say “boy, howdy, I’m gonna hate this” As it happens, Paul McKeever’s music is much less abrasive and irritating than popular country music. Yeah, I don’t love country music. No, I’m not sorry.

A soulful voice backed by tasteful chords and simple rhythm, I can see this track being a real hit in the middle of a live set. There’s a couple great chord choices in here as well - nothing shocking, but enough to make it clear that this Scottish songwriter knows what he’s doing.

Follow Paul on Twitter or find more on Spotify


Too Late by Kev M

Reminiscent of early Dylan, this is a gentle, sway-along acoustic track. I can tell that our readers will either love or hate Kev’s unique vocal style, but you will at very least find it endearing.

Follow Kev M on Twitter or check out his official website.