An acoustic strum, an arrangement of voices, that raw, unedited presentation – you know the sound, and you trust it to offer something real; refreshing.
Offering the perfect fusion of genres and a sublime energy level to take us through to the new year, Candy From Strangers is an EP and go-to playlist that envelops listeners in retro, melodic good vibes.
Neill’s story is intriguing from the offset, these three-word phrases rise up and fall down every step of the way, hypnotically laying out the details, setting the scene, to ultimately resolve at the creative peak that is the song’s questioning hook.
Smart voicings and different little flourishes of colour illustrate a savvy pop nous that elevate the arrangement, with all elements earning their place in a mix that’s ever-evolving and deftly handled.
Sophia Cruz drives with an air of individuality that’s skillfully breaking through the noise of the pop landscape at present.
Adding dashes of hip hop and pop-rock from throughout the ages, this album consistently engages with listeners, blending unwavering honesty with uplifting rhythms and colourful soundscapes.
Cardiff’s own creative duo The Debutantes have just released their brand new single and video (If Paradise is) Half As Nice. We caught an interview with the band, to find out more about their journey so far, their thoughts on the scene, and their hopes for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * … Continued
A master of sound design, composition and songwriting alike, Hideotronic is up there with the best of them – the creative producers, the artists, the writers with something authentic to say; and refreshing ways of saying it.
The beautiful, glistening and clean production creates the perfect backdrop for the narrative, and some smart decisions around the mix and vocal capture, double-tracking and reverbs all compliment City Lights. Long may we bask in them, when they sound this lush and opulent.
There is a certain cool to Iggy Mayerov’s vocals (which are a little similar to Ladyhawke at times, but without being over-produced) and she seems in control of her image and her delivery here. Silence is intricate and complex, and I’ll be looking for future output with genuine interest.
It’s a fresh sounding track that delivers on every level: sonically interesting, beautifully and sensitively sung and with a great arrangement and panache that’s bordering on being embarrassingly confident!
Featuring the unique vocal talents of Miki, Behold The Hunted is stunning, a sensational new release with a musical prowess and blissful intensity that seems light-years ahead of anything prior.