Katrina Swift has recently released her début single, ‘I walk the Earth’.
Katrina is on Facebook.
Tone Ranger released his new album ‘Desert Rose’ on May 6th. ‘Palominio’ is the fourth track from that album.
Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Simon, presents his début Tone Ranger album ‘Desert Rose’. It is a sonic journey across vast open landscapes, beneath blazing sun and star filled skies. Following a series of EP releases – of which we heard ‘Wavelength’ (January 2022, week 29) – this release is part of a larger episodic collection called ‘Peaks and Valleys’. It’s a body of music that journeys from euphoric summits to the depths of ocean caves and the cosmos.
In this episode, guided by pedal steel, guitar, violin, trumpet, synthesizers, percussion and vocals; we gallop with wild horses through a tapestry of sounds. ‘Desert Rose’ moves with a dreamlike searching quality from radio frequencies to epic panoramas, arriving finally at the doorway to the next album. (Due out in the autumn 2022.) Tone Ranger is on Facebook and Bandcamp.
On May 6th, Tom Sonic released ‘You Make Me Crazy’.
Keeping his face and age a mystery but ensuring his music is quick to touch, Tom Sonic has been consistently writing and producing songs reflecting his own life shaped by ups and downs. And we have previously heard ‘Time is a Healer’ (July 2021, Week 3) and ‘I Wonder Why’ (April 2022, Week 42). Now he’s releasing his new single, ‘You Make Me Crazy’. The track has been described as being a really catchy song you can’t get out of your head!
Gilad released ‘Abvigails Song’ on 10th May.
Starting out as a cover band in the 90’s Gilad has since created his own musical genre combining his two loves; 70’s Rock and a passion for classical poetry. Gilad has since performed on prime-time TV, received national radio exposure and written three musicals. Plus, to top it off, received a personal thank you letter for his work from US President at the time, Barack Obama. Gilad is now returning with his new single, ‘Avigails Song’. It appears on his forthcoming album, ‘As Time Goes By’.
Medicine Cabinet released ‘The Signs’ on May 11th.
Euphoric Glaswegian group Medicine Cabinet have released their anticipated début single ‘The Signs’. Having built a buzzing following since appearing at All Points East and Neighbourhood Festival last summer, Medicine Cabinet’s début single is an electric surge of joyous indie rock, flickered with power pop melodies and gang vocals that harken to their collective mind-set and community ethos.
About the new single the band say “‘The Signs’ is about searching for meaning in the world around you where collective identity and true connection is fragmented. It’s about trying, failing, and trying again, hoping to juice some sense out of the symbols you see around you, to find your place within something, or someone. We hope that it can be a part of your mind’s soundtrack, and a fruitful imaginative resource in your pursuit of happiness, as much as it has been for us.”
Gary & Linda have recently released ‘Trapped’.
Gary & Linda are from Columbus, Ohio, USA. They started their music career writing and casually sharing their songs in local coffee houses and community gathering places. They have since gone on to perform in hundreds of venues during their 30 years together.
With an amazing ability to appeal to people of all ages, Gary & Linda now release their new single ‘Trapped’.
Tomorrow (19th May) George Daniell and Charlie Baker will release ‘You Want Me’.
‘You Want Me’ is a pulse racing, house banger. It narrates a love encounter in a cat and mouse style, back and forth chase. The track with George’s signature production surrounds Charlie’s unique vocals. It combines with his relatable and current lyrics to come together to form a solid track perfect for the sunnier weather ahead.
Charlie Baker from Essex is a singer, songwriter and rapper and one of the most promising prospects in the UK music scene. Charlie blurs the lines of genres with R&B, rap and pop tinged self-penned tracks. With versatility and an instantly recognisable tone and voice, Charlie has lent his voice to a new genre with this catchy house track collaboration. We’ve previously heard ‘Thinking Twice’ by Charlie (March 2022, week 39).
George Daniell from London is a DJ / producer gaining momentum as one of the UK’s most promising acts. Developing his own identity and bringing his flavour and unique sound to tracks, George draws inspiration from the underground UK Bassline, Garage and House scene.
Charlie and George are both on Spotify, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter.
Flume has collaborated with Damon Albarn, and they have released the single ‘Palaces’.
Wildly acclaimed, Grammy-winning artist, Flume, brought out Damon Albarn during his set at Coachella in April. They then surprise released their collaborative track, ‘Palaces’, just after the set. It is the title track from Flume’s new LP which will be released on 20th May.
‘Palaces’ began to take shape when Flume returned to his native Australia after struggling to write music in Los Angeles at the beginning of the pandemic. He settled in a coastal town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wale sand soon found inspiration through reconnecting with the nature around him—the rolling hills, walking around barefoot, the green colour the sky turns before a big storm, growing and eating his own vegetables, the smell of rain. He and his neighbour and long-time collaborator, the visual artist Jonathan Zawada, became fascinated by the local wildlife, in particular the birds, collecting field recordings that ended up on the album. With a title that properly highlights the luxury and magic of the natural world, ‘Palaces’ is Flume’s most confident, mature and uncompromising work to date, a true testament to nurturing the relationships that make us whole and bring us peace.
Flume is currently touring in the USA but has announced a U.K. and Europe run this summer. It will include stops in London, Berlin and Paris. Purchase tickets and register for pre-sale via flu.me.
A fresh line of merchandise is available for purchase at shop.flumemusic.com, alongside special physical editions of ‘Palaces’ which are available for pre-order now. They include vinyl, limited-edition deluxe CD (with initial orders signed by the artist), standard CD and cassette.
Sons of the Descent will release ‘Roomful of Heroes’ on 26th May.
Hugh Duggie and Ian White got together in 2013 having lost touch for a long time. A few years later they were joined by Stephen ‘Bendy Toy’ Evans. The band is based in Edinburgh, Leith and Fife. They play pop-tinged noir. ‘Roomful of Heroes’ is the latest single release from Sons of the Descent and is out on Thursday 26th May.
The band are back in rehearsals to get match fit for some Edinburgh Fringe low-key dates, They will also be playing live round the country in Autumn.
‘It Doesn’t Matter’ is by Jack Cullen and features Snøw.
After selling out three London headline shows, Jack Cullen has released his long-awaited, début, single ‘It Doesn’t Matter’. It features multi-Platinum lofi rapper and past collaborator Snøw, with Questlove on drums. Jack has also recently announced his tour upcoming tour dates.
‘It Doesn’t Matter’ is one of a clutch of songs that Jack has worked on, with a promise of more to come later in the year. Seeing the positive in a negative is central to the spirit of the single, on which he lists all the small things that go wrong daily (getting the wrong train, being caught speeding etc.), and offers an alternative; what if, instead of letting things get on top of you, you just let it go instead?
Tour dates are:
9th September: King Tuts, Glasgow
10th September: Deaf Institute, Manchester
12th September: The Exchange, Bristol
13th September: Lafayette, London
14th September: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Maggie Rogers released ‘That’s Where I Am’ earlier this year.
Maggie Rogers is very pleased to announce details of her new album, ’Surrender’. It will be released on 29th July through Polydor Records. The record is the follow-up to ‘Heard It in a Past Life’, her critically acclaimed 2019 major label début album. That record landed Maggie a nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammys. It went on to amass over one billion combined global streams.
Now, over the course of 12 unfettered yet exactingly crafted tracks, Maggie fully captures the frenetic intensity of the last two years of her life. Bringing her bracing honesty to stories of anger and peace and self-salvation, transcendence through sex and freedom through letting go. Allowing herself abundant space to examine and embody the most complex emotions, Maggie’s fierce, unflinching vulnerability ultimately alchemizes all that heightened feeling into her most joyful output yet. It is a body of work built for the sweaty immediacy of live performance, raw and revelatory and primed for shared abandon.
The show is available on MixCloud.
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