The simple strum of an acoustic guitar, the equally raw capture of live drums and a subtle electric lead, followed by long-form melodic structuring that tips its hat to the indie legends of yesteryear…
I Imagined A Window is a bit of a rollercoaster. It feels organic and authentic and thrilling, with a dusting of electronics, and, best of all, autotune has been given the day off. Good shout. Where the paint has peeled, it’s only added character and gravity to the ride and I, for one, want to go round again. It’s blown the cobwebs away!
Following the release of his brand new album Call Of The Void, we caught an interview songwriter and artist Nasty Lad, to find out more about the music, his journey so far, and his hopes for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Andrew – great to chat with you, thanks … Continued
Not just one of the most interesting and engaging bands to cross our path this summer – Neon Funeral are also about the most aptly-named, genre-blending example of creative freedom the indie scene has welcomed in quite a while.
A proper pop nugget with some great musicianship, compelling vocals and smart production that bears repeat spins/streams with ease.
Fresh from the upcoming mixtape inkytunes III, back then is a chaotic yet emotive soundscape and song, featuring soulful vocals and an overall rising sense of anticipation and energy that increasingly envelops you.
It spits energy in a furious, fizzy & diverse arrangement that shows real breadth & intelligence.
The mellow swagger of that guitar part loops around the listener in a calming manner, and the satisfying resolve of being a Happy Mess leaves a powerful feeling that everything will be alright. What more could you ask for?
The perfect anthem for our newly crowned daily loops – these patterns of behaviour we engage in, to pass the time, to fend off anxiety.
A beautifully promising debut single, part of a week of impressive releases – they do say great music comes from times of great difficulty.
I’m reminded of the quality and spirit of Joni Mitchell throughout certain phrases of Mockingbird, and I’d like to think that Alpha cat would approve of such a comparison – as she’s something of an ‘alpha cat’ herself. A very clever song, with memorable lyrics and a very deliberate production.
Genre-busting in the way that only music with disparate influences can be, Optimist bears many repeat listens as you unwrap its sonic charms.