Elliott Mo – ‘Rest Here A Moment’

Elliott Mo is an Irish producer / electronic musician who introduced his wares in October last year with the stunning single ‘Oceans’, and Mo is back with the equally superb ‘Rest Here A Moment’.

While the previous single demonstrated a flair for dynamic dancefloor focused electronica, ‘Rest Here A Moment’ is a more chilled, meditative and ethereal affair. It is lush, woozy and wonderfully soothing slice of electronica that glides gracefully across dreamy surroundings and a soft tempo. Hazy textures swirl as lapping like sounds ripple below bright swells of synth and ebullient tone as we are lulled into soothing state of transfixed tranquility. It is beautiful, ethereal and dreamy – and one that will leave you all the better for making its acquaintance.

Listen to ‘Rest Here A Moment’ below – it does not disappoint:

brednotbred – ‘Summer Cuts’

brednotbred is a producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who crafts beautiful compositions; synth-sculpted soundscapes for divine aural escapism. 

The latest of which, ‘Summer Cuts’, offers a beautiful insight into their new album Rinse, Synth Works which came out in May. Something of an ambient lullaby, it is elegant, soft and beautiful. ‘Summer Cuts’ is a gorgeous track that drifts by at its own pace, unhurried, with a cool, calm and tranquil air. It is a gentle, warm and woozy escape to a place of relaxation and tranquility. Melting with a gorgeous seductive melody and lush, warm allure, ‘Summer Cuts’ is hypnotic and, in short, it is divine.

Listen to ‘Summer Cuts’ below – the album Rinse, Synth Works is available here.

Gushh – ‘Drifting Through the Emptiness of Space’

Gushh is the solo project of Bristol-based artist Richard Stockley who looks after everything involved; composing, recording, mixing, mastering and artwork.

Gushh revolves around the concept of looping elements and building tracks up whilst telling a narrative through old-timey samples from forgotten pieces of media. Lifted from a forthcoming – so far unnamed – EP, ‘Drifting Through the Emptiness of Space’ is the first new material since last year’s debut EP, and is a great example of the wonderful wizardry weaved by Gushh. Guitars shimmer and bright riffs burn atop multi-textured layers cinematic explosion in sound and colour as it is propelled by a hypnotic groove and unrelenting bedrock of beats. Sprinkled with space dust and cosmic aura, It builds and builds with an undercurrent of euphoria toward a triumphant climax of epic proportions.

Listen to the epic brilliance of ‘Drifting Through the Emptiness of Space’ below.

Good Morning TV – ‘Entertainment’

Good Morning TV began life in 2016 as a solo adventure of Bérénice Deloire but with time the project grew as Barth Bouveret (producer for both the EP and the album), Thibault Picot (Brace! Brace!) and Hugo Dupuis came on board.

The French outfit make lush and dreamy psych-pop that resides somewhere between Broadcast, Deerhoof or Melody’s Echo Chamber and Good Morning TV are now preparing to release their debut LP « Small Talk » which is preceded by new single ‘Entertainment’. It is a super seductive slice of hypnotic and hazy psych-pop drenched in layers and layers of lavish warm fuzz while guitars shimmer and twang above a languid waltzing groove that bursts into life with flourishes of fuzzy riffs while hushed honeyed vocals drift smoothly above; steadfast and mesmerising.  ‘Entertainment’ is nothing short of perfection, utterly resplendent and irresistible.

Listen to ‘Entertainment’ below:

Pharoahe Monch & Buckwild – ‘Get Down’ (Remix)

Pharoahe Monch, one of the finest emcees to pick up a microphone, joins forces with revered, veteran hip-hop producer Buckwild, and the resulting track is unsurprisingly spectacular.

Pharoahe Monch & Buckwild are no strangers to each other having worked together on some of Organized Konfusion’s classic albums, and their latest collab ‘Get Down’ (Remix) comes with all the allure and chemistry that characterised their previous work. It is a jazzy, reflective track that drifts along a super seductive groove flanked by vibraphone and snapping drums as it slaloms through a hazy chilled air while Monch’s flawless raps flow smoothly and melodic in the space left to breathe. Smooth, melodic and entrancing – it is just superb!

Check out ‘Get Down’ below:

CIEL – ‘Never Alone Again’

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Brighton-based, Dutch dream-pop trio CIEL return with new single ‘Never Alone Again’, continuing their streak for irresistible bouts of dream-pop perfection.

With CIEL we have become accustomed to them striking a perfect balance between indie-rock and dreamy pop, and  ‘Never Alone Again’ continues this trend with aplomb. While hazy, dreamy and richly melodic, there is also a harder edge to proceedings as a propulsive riff buzzes, ushers us forward through a wall of warm fuzz and distortion, lush shimmering synth and swirling hazy atmospherics – an alluring elixir for the hushed, dreamy and nonchalant vocals to thrive. A mesmerizing slice of melodic yet muscular jam that is all things evocative, dreamy and rocking – and brilliant

Listen to ‘Never Alone Again’ below:

Cow – ‘Notemakers’

Liverpool-based, Welsh exiles, COW do a fine line in ’90s inspired fuzz-filled alt-rock, and demonstrated with great potency by their cracking new single ‘Notemakers’

Having released their debut EP at the tail end of 2019, more was expected to follow in 2020 but sadly, like a lot more besides, gigging and recording ground to halt. Cow, However continued writing and rehearsing and have another EP in the works – preceded by ‘Notemakers’.

‘Notemakers’ is a potent and fuzzed-up jam with nods to Dinosaur Jr, early Nirvana and Pavement, while Merseyside hero Bill Ryder-Jones’ influence looms large too. It is a slowburing, gripping affair primed with crunchy riffs, buzzing guitar, taut drums and tempered with a perfect blend of angst and vigor. ‘Notemakers’ finds a sweet spot combining melody with crunching, grungy rock while weaving catchy pop hooks into a rock squall. With a mere few listens ‘Notemakers’ finds its way into your psyche and refuse to leave – and that is in no way a bad thing.

Take a listen below. It is a belter. Oh, and there are some live dates below……. remember them??

COW live dates:

Saturday, August 21 – Gullivers Manchester – Mai 68 Records Showcase
Saturday, September 4 – Arts Club Liverpool – w/ By The Sea
Saturday, September 11 – Live Rooms Chester – w/ By The Sea
Friday, September 24 – Smithdown Road Festival Liverpool
Saturday, September 25 – Northwich – Salty Dog
Friday, October 1 – Newport – Le Pub – w/Campfire Social
Thursday, October 21 – Late Lounge Rhyl – w/ Maines
Saturday, October 30 – The Castle Manchester – w/ Groan Room and Lossline

BURNT – ‘Shadows’ (feat. Frank Lasalona)

California-based outfit BURNT craft a soulful blend of reggae, ska, punk and hip-hop sounds with psych brushstrokes, and inspired by DIY artist subculture, they have independently produced 10 albums since forming in 2003.

Lifted from recent album Reaching for the Sun, latest single ‘Shadows’ features Frank Lasalona on vocals and provides a superb introduction to their wears in four minutes flat. It swaggers along a deep and seductive groove while the collective energy and hypnotic power of reggae vibes bathed in flourishes of bleary eyed psych and Latin flavours, making for a companion for Lasalona’s richly smooth vocals to flow. A wonderful amalgam of hip-hop and reggae with a soulful core that will leave it’s mark you and powerless to resist its magical charms.

Check ‘Shadows’ below and the album is here if that is to your liking:

Introducing: Alighted

Alighted is the moniker of Los Angeles-based producer McLean Macionis, who has introduced his solo wares with debut EP Resurfaced.

Alighted’s debut is a wonderful collection comprised from warm analog sounds, raw field recordings, and meandering ruminating atmospheric textures. Drawing inspiration from a personal battle with cancer, the EP is a powerful epic complete with moments of hardship, emotion, awe and sheer bliss.

This prowess is best demonstrated by opening and title-track; ‘Resurfaced‘. It is a dazzling jam with colourful tones, flashes of shimmering synths and dreamy melodies all woven together with a playful allure while the slick beats patter below in tandem with rumbling bass and warm arpeggiated melody. Immersive and hypnotic it majestically blurring the lines between exhilarating electro and ethereal electronica. While differing in style, An Imperfect Circle’ is equally as spectacular. It is a dazzling downtempo meander through ethereal tones, shimmering synths and glinting electronics; cosmic and cinematic, it is all draped in a smouldering sense of awe. 

‘Resurfaced’ is a magnificent introduction to a very promising talent, no question. Tune in to two choice cuts below and the EP is here.

Love Truls – ‘Trembling Hands’

Love Truls is Swedish musician and songwriter Truls Söderman Carlberg who specializes in bright and breezy bouts of lush indie-pop.

With a couple of earworms to his name last year (‘Adult’ and ‘Torn Up Dress’) Love Trulsis back with a new single ‘Trembling Hands’. Teaming up with close friend Siri Gunrup Järvinen, it is a bright and brilliant bundle of dream-pop heaven. drifting along a seductive melodic groove underpinned by soft shuffling drums, guitars shimmer and jangle amid a warm haze of lush fuzz while dueling male/female vocals cruise calmly above the irresistible hooks and joyous allure. Familiar yet fresh, ‘Trembling Hands’ is an absolute gem.

Listen to ‘Trembling Hands’ below: