Silver Liz – ‘Hazy Daisy’

18699998_1533822926641974_2457446485001065009_n

Silver Liz are Chicago-based husband-wife duo of Carrie and Matt Wagner who delight, excite and enthral with their shoegaze-meets-dream-pop sound.

We were introduced to their dreamy allure with single ‘Him’ a few months back. The pair are back with another gem ‘Hazy Daisy’, the latest single lifted from their recently released, tantalising debut LP. The single is a sonic symphony of blissed-out – yet simultaneously piercing – all enveloping spacey and shoegazey atmospherics and dreamy soundscapes. Amid the squall of noise, Carrie Wagner’s honeyed cooing is majestic and blissful, striding beautifully upon an undulating sea of fuzz, distortion and whirring guitars, off-kilter twang, and crashing percussion; percussion that comes at you like waves smashing on coastal rocks. Silver Liz have an innate ability, it would seem, to eek out a sweet spot between beauty and unrelenting noise – with style, swish and sheer volume.

For now you can check out ‘Hazy Daisy’ below & if that is to your liking, why not check out their debut LP, I Can Feel The Weight? – listen to it here.

Paracutá – ‘We Are’

Album Art

Paracutá are New York City trio Caroline Feldmeier (Vocals, Guitar), Ernesto Lúcar (Vocals, Guitar) & Sean Vinci (Vocals, Drums), whose sound comes from a fusion of Americana, Indie, Power Pop and Post-Punk.

Bring these influences together in one unified sound, the trio’s enviable aim is to distill a sound and a feeling comparable to the adolescent experience of finding that new album you completely wore out listening in your bedroom. Their latest single ‘We Are’ certainly evokes similar emotions and embodies their mission. It is a melodic and swooning cut of americana-tinged indie buoyed with heart swelling melodies. Aided and abetted by a warm organ hum, everything is coated in a mild, warm layer of fuzz and interspersed with buzzing riffs and burrowing basslines which creates the most natural (and finest) environment for tender, open and intimate vocals to win what’s left of your heart over.

You can sample the delights of Paracutá below, with their sublime new single ‘We Are’.

 

The Magic Es – ‘How Do You Sleep?’

artworks-000244712170-obgv64-original

Norwich-based trio The Magic Es have set themselves an enviable quest, to create “original rock ‘n’ roll reminiscent of a time when guitar pop dominated the charts and the terraces”.

It may be too early to evaluate their progress and likelihood for successfully turning musical tides and winning over the masses to there cause, they have quite a knack for upbeat bursts of melodic, infectious indie that sticks like glue.The trio’s latest single ‘How Do You Sleep’ sets out their raison d’etre over a scintillating four-minutes. ‘How Do You Sleep’ is a guitar heavy, riff-filled indie rocker bursting with melody and vitality; with nods to ’60s pop, britpop and classic rock. Catchy, melodic and bursting with an obvious love of playing music; ‘How Do You Sleep’ just great and you know what, sometimes that is quite enough.

You can listen to ‘How Do You Sleep’ below:

Pale Honey – ‘The Heaviest of Storms (Devotion Pt.1)’

23319051_1299754993462241_5581537159299809827_n

Swedish indie-rock outfit Pale Honey – aka Tuva Lodmark, Nelly Daltrey & newly joined by Anders Lagerfors – recently released new album Devotion, the follow-up to their great 2015 self-titled debut.

Hot on the heels of the trio’s new LP comes lead single, ‘The Heaviest of Storms (Devotion Pt.1)’. It continues to embrace a formula that has served Pale Honey so well thus far; gritty, grimey alt-rock which can simultaneously seem soothing, blissful even. Sparse but meaty riffs, crunchy guitars intertwine as drums thump and thud to create a forbidding atmosphere. This scuzzy, sparse guitar-and-drums combo and impending sense of doom is is tempered by Lodmark’s alluring vocals and cascading melodies – accidental beauty. This is all kinds of ace!

You can check out ‘The Heaviest of Storms (Devotion Pt.1) below – and if that’s too your liking, why not try their new album out for size, here.

Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist #30

BG14

After a couple of weeks absence, ‘Something for the Weekend’ returns with a relatively short Spotify playlist featuring some of the finest new music to prick my ears over the course of past while.

Clocking in at just over an hour, it’s an easily digestible slice of new music, just in time for the weekend. There’s a nice mix of genres and styles too, allowing me to share even more crackin’ tunes. Well, without further ado, here’s #30 – Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist. Get stuck into the tunes & enjoy the weekend!

You can follow me on Spotify here.