‘Millions Like Us’ Podcast #20: We’re Back!


So with my move back to Ireland, Beats’ trip back to Blighty (for a month long holiday) and logistical challenges, we’ve been quiet for a bit but as promised we are back in action. We are absolutely thrilled to share another Millions Like Us with you all!

For Episode #20 – our first transcontinental podcast – we welcome Mr. Stephen Connelly to the Millions Like Us family, who will be looking after producing and recording the pod, and has the unenviable task of keeping Justin & I on topic.

We’ve braved dodgy internet connections, technological misadventures and overcome all that global time zones could throw at us (global time zones be damned !!) to bring you a bumper 90 minutes of music chat and an eclectic, hand-picked selection of superb new tunes. There is also an exclusive track, recorded with Donal McConnon at the most recent Broken Home show (more info here).

Thanks for baring with us while we were off air, we really appreciate it. Hopefully you enjoy the new and improved MLU.

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Pale Honey Return With New Single ‘Real Thing’, New album for 2017


Swedish duo Pale Honey – aka Tuva Lodmark and Nelly Daltrey – have been busily working away for a while now, crafting the follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut.

​In the meantime the Gothenburg pair give us the first sneak peek at album number two – slated for release early next year – with brand new single ‘Real Thing’. It continues the blueprint that has served Pale Honey so well thus far; sparse but meaty riffs, crunchy guitars and drums combine with quick bursts of fuzz, interspersed with splashed of illuminating synth, which fizz and flare unexpectedly. Their scuzzy, sparse guitar-and-drums combo is tempered by Lodmark’s alluring vocals and cascading melodies – accidental beauty.

Their new, so far nameless record, is due out sometime in Spring 2017 via Bolero Recordings. For now, get on their new single ‘Real Thing’. Listen to it below and check out their Stranger Things inspired video.

Estrons – ‘I’m Not Your Girl’


Estrons will release a new EP She’s Here Now on November 4th, ahead of which, the Cardiff-based foursome have shared their scintillating new single ‘I’m Not Your Girl’.

Having already blown us away with blistering indie-rock brilliance ‘Make A Man’ and ‘Drop’, this latest outing is equally as exhilarating and underpins why we should all pay close attention. An under-three-minute burst of coiled up aggression delivered with a gripping, almost menacing intensity, ‘I’m Not Your Girl’ unloads a barrage of ear-shattering, scorching riffs and pounding drums, as Källström’s incredibly powerful, searing vocal delivery, brings the house down around us. A scintillating and high intensity master-class of cathartic, brilliantly rage-fuelled and fuzz-drenched rock ‘n roll.

The new EP She’s Here Now is out on November 4th, ahead of all that there is the not so small matter of ‘I’m Not Your Girl’. Check it out now.

Session Victim Release New EP; Listen to ‘Up To Rise’


Session Victim are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album, but while we await its release, we’re treated to some surprise new material from the Berlin/Hamburg duo.

The German pair have a new EP, Matching Half out this week, and from which we have ‘Up To Rise’. It is 7 minutes plus of deliciously vibrant, instrumental, disco-edged Balearic house. Sifting through a warm and fluffy haze of soft but lively drum rhythms, jazzy samples, Balearic vibes and undeniably danceable groove;  ‘Up To Rise’ makes for an incredible and irresistible, one track sure to engulf any dance floor in euphoria. This one will leave you in a sort of slo-mo state of blissful hypnosis and utterly content.

You can sample the superb ‘Up To Rise’ below, while you can get all the necessary details for Matching Half here.

R.Seiliog Announces New EP & Shares ‘Cloddio Unterdach’


R.Seiliog is the alias of North Walian off-kilter and imaginative musician/producer Robin Edwards, and is due to release his forthcoming EP Shedhead on 18th November.

The latest EP follows on from the sublime albums, Doppler (2013) and In Hz (2014), and is preceded by new single ‘Cloddio Unterdach’. Enveloping a trance like ambience, ‘Cloddio Unterdach’ is an immersive and hypnotic genre-bender, majestically blurring the lines between exhilarating electro and propulsive Krautrock. Lush, glistening and altogether frosted elegance, it is a futuristic, vividly imaginative and unique, shapeshifting sound. Yet again, R.Seiliog appears at the very top of his game; he is one of the the most enticing, intriguing and dynamic producers around.

R.Seiliog’s Shedhead EP will be out on 18th November via Turnstile Music. You can listen to ‘Cloddio Unterdach’ below, and you are in for a treat!

The Orange Kyte – ‘Elasticity’


Throughout 2016, Vancouver’s The Orange Kyte has been on an enviable quest to release a new single each month and if you’ve been keeping tabs on proceedings, then you’ve been treated to some fine music already.

Centred around Vancouver-based, Dublin-raised Stevie Moonboots and a revolving cast of friends and collaborators, The Orange Kyte continue with their impressive musical manifesto with superb new single ‘Elasticity’. ‘It swaggers and grooves its way through a swirling haze of psychedelic ambience, meandering pleasantly toward the midpoint before exploding into life as guitars growl, synths swell and a tambourine snaps, with Moonboots’ incredibly impressive vocals soaring high above. Elasticity’ pulses through the gears towards a triumphant climax, of what is an irrepressible sonic exploration of the psychedelic. It is yet another intoxicating release from The Orange Kyte, one can wonder if all these singles would make for a hell of an album, if all put together.

You can get your hands on ‘Elasticity’ here. Or, conversely, check it below, and its video; comprised of road trip footage from the band’s recent trek to Alberta for shows in Calgary and Edmonton.

The Orange Kyte has announced some Irish shows for December, check them after the jump.

The Orange Kyte: Irish Dates

Dec 28th: The Grand Social, Dublin
Dec 29th: The Kino, Cork
Dec 30th: Sandino’s, Derry

Introducing: Dioscó na mbó


Dioscó na mbó are a Sligo-based three-piece with a real flair for a deliciously vibrant and catchy blend of disco, funk and kaleidoscopic pop.

Using old analog synths and multiple instruments they craft insanely catchy, extremely addictive and pretty brilliant music designed to make people dance. While previous singles ‘Dioscó na mbó’ and ‘Brassanova’ fully embrace the disco/funk side of things (and magnificently so), their latest single ‘We Can Run’ adds a neo-psychedelic direction. A heady swirl, ‘We Can Run’ finds Dioscó na mbó sifting through a warm and fluffy haze of soft but lively drum rhythms, subtle grooves, baggy-esque beats, sweet melodies and ravey euphoric undertones. The trio’s musical vision is overwhelmingly bright, uplifting and optimistic – and the bringer of feel-good vibes. There are shades of a more tempered Jagwar Ma or Bad Sounds, with a touch of Super Furry Animals or The Beta Band. Great company to be in yes but it isn’t without merit, this is superb stuff.

You can check out the warm and fluffy aural feast that is their latest single, ‘We Can Run’, below – along with the playful and addicting ‘Dioscó na mbó’ and ‘Brassanova’.


Jinx Lennon to Release Two New Albums in October; Shares ‘Past Pupil Stay Sane’


Jinx Lennon is a unique talent, a national treasure to be exact. Influenced as much by post punk and hip hop, he is the embodiment of a modern folk singer. Whether it’s played on a one string guitar or sampled disco beat, raw garage noise and blues, his are songs of raw truths that kick back against the humdrum bullshit of modern life.

Needless to say, it has been far too long since we’ve had a new record from Jinx – the last seems like a distant memory – so news of not one, but TWO new Jinx records this month, is cause for serious excitement. Recorded with Liverpool experimentalists Clinic, Past Pupils Stay Sane & Magic Bullets of Madness to Uplift Grief Magnets will be released simultaneously on October 21st. Ahead of the double release, we’ve been afforded a glimpse of what’s to come in the shape of ‘Past Pupil Stay Sane’ and it is typically brilliant and typically Jinx. His way with words and delivery is unique and backed by a steady electronic beat, synths, twangy reverberating guitar and acoustic strum ‘Past Pupil Stay Sane’ is Jinx at his very best. There’s no one quite like him anywhere in the world – brilliant as always.

Both Past Pupils Stay Sane & Magic Bullets of Madness to Uplift Grief Magnets will be released simultaneously on October 21st. For more info / pre-orders go here.

CZARFACE Announce New Album ‘A Fistful Of Peril’ & Share ‘Two In The Chest’


CZARFACE – the collaborative trio of Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric – are back, and back with a bang!

The trio are gearing up to unleash their new, and third album, A Fistful Of Peril on the world. Ahead of the album’s November 4th release, Czarface has shared ‘Two In The Chest’, yet another piece exciting of Hip Hop gold from the superhero themed hip-hop ensemble. Energetic and banging, ‘Two In The Chest’ is a seamless collaboration, featuring their recognisable chemistry as the two emcees trade lines, razor-sharp lyrics and a fair bit of humour over 7L’s stellar production. This is Czarface at their finest, to be fair, the trio don’t do anything other than exceptional. Really excited for the new album, the first two were great, expecting the same with this one.

A Fistful Of Peril is out on November 4th but you can listen to ‘Two In The Chest’ now.

London-based Lazy Day Return With Beautifully Melodic New Single; ‘Disappear’


If you cast your mind back to Record Store Day last year, you may remember Lazy Day teaming up with Tuff Love for excellent split single, ‘Portrait’ / ‘Groucho’.

Well, since then, things fell sadly quite – until now that is. The London-based quartet have teamed up with Lost Map records to release their brand new single ‘Disappear’. Now 18 months is a bloody long time, but this is a beautifully melodic return, and one that radiates warmth. Led by Scantlebury’s powerful and compelling croon, it quietly builds from ambient origins, as guitars chime and flicker around the vocals before being engulfed by a swell of instrumentation – exploding into life with tight percussion, cascading melody and thick and crunchy guitars billowing from all sides. ‘Disappear’ perfectly balances the light with the dark. Scantlebury’s vocals splattered with melancholy and yearning, are tempered by hazy guitar textures, dreamy melodies and lively drums to give life to a sort of lo-fi, dream-pop/grungey hybrid. Phenomenally brilliant, and unforgettable.

Released on a super limited run of 7″ vinyl, ‘Disappear’ is backed by b-side ‘All The Time’. Limited or not, we have here, listen to to ‘Disappear’ below.