The Toxic Avenger released his latest EP, ‘Carbone Toxique’ which includes 87.6%.
Award-winning French DJ and producer The Toxic Avenger has released his latest EP, ‘Carbone Toxique’ on the 20th of May. The EP is an imaginary OST of the award-winning Carbone & Silicium and Shangri-La Slipcase comic by Mathieu Bablet, who also created the official artwork and visualizer for the EP. The comic won the best comics prize from the French national radio station FNAC/ France INter and the vinyl edition of the EP sold out in just three hours ahead of the release.
Born in Paris, and having spent two years in L.A., California, before returning to France, The Toxic Avenger finds inspiration in the works of Daft Punk, Vladimir Cosma, Giorgio Moroder and Ennio Morricone, as well as the modern likes of Everything But The Girl and Burial. In turn, his own style can be compared to the likes of John Carpenter, Kavinsky, and Daft Punk.
Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara released ‘Look What You’ve Done to Me’ on May 25th.
Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara are currently working on their third album together. It is a follow-up to their highly acclaimed ‘Timeless’ album, which was released in 2019. Their new album, is scheduled for release on June 21, 2022. ‘Look What You’ve Done to Me’ is the final single release prior to the official album release.
The flutist duo of Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara met years ago when Steve came to Patricia for lessons. Over the next five years, that teacher-student relationship would slowly morph into one of fellow artists and colleagues. 2019 saw Steve (alto flute), and Patricia (concert flute), collaborating with Allison Brewster Franzetti (piano), to create their first album. In 2021 they released ‘Romances In Blue’; an emotional instrumental journey. They are now working on the release of their third album.
Tracey Gallagher released ‘Caves’ on May 26th.
Mayo born singer/songwriter Tracy Gallagher released a stunning new single and video ‘Caves’ on May 26th. A collaboration with Belfast based producer Michael Mormecha, Caves is a blend of Tracy’s rich, haunting vocals and sharp and insightful song-writing style with the production mastery of Mormecha.
About the song Tracey says “Caves is inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, American professor of Literature and well known mythologist, credited by George Lucas as having inspired Star Wars. While reading his book ‘The Hero With A Thousand Faces’, I became enamoured with the idea of each individual being the hero in their own story and the trials and tribulations each of us have to face and overcome throughout our human experience in order to grow and develop as human beings.
Caves explores the relationship we have to the natural world and simultaneously to the inner self, it is a look at the wild, powerful and sometimes frightening aspects of nature that can act as a metaphor for the unexplored parts of our inner worlds. The wildness of the ‘seven seas’ and the dark unknown of the ‘cave’ represent our innermost fears, that which we try to keep hidden from ourselves and the world at large but this is also the place where the deepest treasures and revelations lie, where personal growth and development happens.”
On 27th May, Sonz of Thunder UK released ‘Eagles Wings’.
Reggae/Dancehall duo, Sonz Of Thunder UK, are back, offering more words of wisdom and encouragement, with their new single ‘Eagles Wings’. Dropping one classic reggae riddim, ‘Eagles Wings’ reminds us, although they were some hard and dark times during the Pandemic, if we put our trust in the Most High, we will always rise above obstacles – just like an eagle gliding high above the mountains.
For over a decade, Sonz of Thunder UK – consisting of brothers Shane and Dean Brown – has been spreading the words of inspiration across the UK which earned them a steady following in the gospel and mainstream communities The North-West Londoners also have built strong connections in Ghana.
Widespread Haze are releasing their new album, ‘Move’ on June 4th. ‘New Shoes’ is the second track on that album.
Widespread Haze is time-travelling, hip-shaking, psychedelic rock-n-roll trio, specializing in organic ear-worms and lyrical hash. Their original self-produced music crosses genres with whimsical cynicism that resonates across generations.
Two years ago, everything changed. Studios shut down, gigs dried up, and Widespread Haze resolved to record their début full length album themselves. They set up camp in the top floor ballroom of the local Oddfellows building (now Wayback Records) and began chopping away at the biggest project of their lives. Their aim was simple, track live, keep it raw, and highlight the magic in between. The songs budded, the recordings grew, and two years later ‘Move’ blossomed.
‘Circles’ is by Sarah Perrotta
This is the third track from Sarah’s fourth album, ‘Blue to Gold’. We’ve previously heard ‘The Other Side’ (9th March, week 37) and ‘The Wilderness’ (6th April, week 41)
Silence in Surrender will release ‘Time on Prescription’ on 6th June.
Silence in Surrender are a four piece rock band born and based in South West London. Brought up on a primary diet of 1990’s and 2000’s rock, punk and grunge, but supplemented heavily over the years by a huge variety of genres ranging from blues to thrash metal, Silence in Surrender have forged a sound which seeks at its core to pay homage to the riff-based rock of yesteryear, but presents it in a new and evolved package which reflects the band’s diverse range of influences as well as modern trends within the industry.
‘Bringing Back the Spirit of Love’ is from The Korgis new album, ‘Kartoon World’.
‘Kartoon World’ is the first album of original Korgis material in 30 years. The current 8-piece line-up is the most dynamic version of the band ever! The British pop band are best known for their hit singles ‘If I Had You’ (1979) and ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’ (1980).
The band will be touring ‘Kartoon World’ throughout 2022 and performing it in it’s entirety because it’s essentially a concept album. They will also be featuring a surround sound system live. Their UK tour dates include:
June 3rd: Chelmsford Social Club, Essex
They have a website at thekorgis.com.
DruiZ will release ‘Dime’ on 17th June. It features Mattea Made.
DruiZ is a project from multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ruiz. His goal when making music is to create a sonic journey with an array of electronic and acoustic instruments. The musical approach comes from making improvised loops and embracing the spontaneity of the sound creations, allowing every performance to be a unique experience. DruiZ collaborates and creates based on feel and emotion in the hopes to connect with music as intently as possible. ‘Dime’ (featuring Mattea Made) is DruiZ’s latest single and is a song that evokes self-reflection and communication within yourself. It encourages you to ask what you know, want, think or see by letting yourself be guided by your own imagination.
DruiZ is on Facebook.
Ruins are releasing their new album, ‘Pure at Heart’ on 17th June. ‘Kintsugi’ is the first track on that album.
Ruins are Lloyd Rock, on vocals & drums, and Nik Kavanagh on bass & synth. Their second album, ‘Pure at Heart’ will be released 17th June 2022. It is a continuation of their atmospheric sound from début record ‘Sample Size’.
‘Pure at Heart’ sees Ruins deliver their signature blend of moody, soulful, melodic basslines, shimmering synth and broken beats. The new album includes ‘Wearing White’. It is a delightful ‘semiotic exploration’ featuring soaring vocals and a sweet-yet-dirty-pop sound to keep fans dancing. Written pre-pandemic and mixed during lockdown, the track guides us by ‘loving hand’ on an exploration through the symbolism of the colour white, from notions of angelic purity to scientific endeavour.
Other tracks on ‘Pure at Heart’ include ‘Kintsugi’. This is a mix of fragmented drum beats and hook-laden bass riffs, telling tales of self-forgiveness and healing. There’s also ‘Youswimaghost’ which gives us a fluid bass groove and elegiac harmonies underpinned by primal beats, taking the listener on an ethereal journey. Each track includes Lloyd’s raw and enchanting falsetto vocal with its angelic untampered tone.
Lloyd says: “At this moment in time there is no-one who sounds like us, we’re forerunners of something unique and new – we deliver the unexpected.”
Nik adds, “Melody is fundamental to the overall sound of Pure at Heart and sonically it’s a really textured record.”
The show is available on MixCloud.
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