Free Music: By The Sea – Waltz Away

Wirral 6-piece By The Sea were introduced on the blog earlier in the year and coming from arguably one of the richest veins of musical talent in the world, Merseyside, their prodigious talent is no surprise at all.

Earlier this month they released 7″ single Waltz Away. With the advent of all 300 numbered singles being sold the generous folks from By The Sea decided to make it available for free digitally.

‘Waltz Away’ and b-side ‘Stay Where The Sun Is’ are shimmering indie gems, like their predecessors, they are steeped in 60′s psychedelia channeling parts The Byrds, The Coral and Shack into a blend of lush breezy harmonies and summertime haziness.

With By The Sea continuing to impress let’s hope 2012 is a very productive year for the band. You can download both tracks below or from BandCamp.

Download: By The Sea – Waltz Away

Download: By The Sea – Stay Where The Sun Is

Video: More Than Conquerors – A Lion, A Man

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Taken from Belfast band More Than Conquerors‘ second EP Boots and Bones, ‘A Lion, A Man’ is supreme blast of soaring hard nosed indie rock. Having spent November touring the UK  in support of the EP, they are certainly a band to watch out for. With a few more cuts of thunderous indie rock like this, who knows where they may go?

Boots and Bones is out now through Smalltown America. 

Introducing: Tashaki Miyaki

An air of mystery surrounds California duo, Tashaki Miyaki. Comprised of lead vocalist/drummer Tashaki and guitarist Miyaki little else is widely known about them, in an age of information saturation it is quite strange.

This mysteriousness only furthers the alluring charm of the music as does the elegance of their sounds. The duo combine forces to produce irresistible hazy, sun soaked pop songs with the equally charming laid back female vocals adding an air of wistful bliss.

‘Somethin Better Than Nothin’ and ‘Get It Right’ are both taken from Tashaki Miyaki’s eponymous debut EP, out now.

 Tashaki Miyaki – Somethin Is Better Than Nothin via edin2sun

Tashaki Miyaki – Get It Right via Sound Injections

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Introducing: Trap Door

For many people of a certain age ‘Trap Door‘ will be forever associated with cult claymation animated television series. Dublin trio Trap Door (formerly Triple Drop) are doing the level best to change the situation, releasing an excellent debut EP, Lata Town.

Similarities with Jamie T are undeniable, they like he, take the listener rumbustious rattle through urban life, combing a rich mix of punk, folk, ska and hip-hop with insightful flowing and streetwise lyrics, complemented perfectly by rich and catchy melodies. The EP has plenty of substance too with songs of lyrical depth dealing with wasted youth, social inadequacies and a generation lost between the cracks. It is given an added bite too with plenty of youthful lairiness and rebelliousness on show.

An excellent first shot across the bow, it will be intriguing to see how they and their sound evolves. You can catch them playing in The Mezz every second Wednesday, where they are now resident.

Trap Door – Lata Town

Trap Door – Wake Up 

Video: SertOne – ‘WIDTS’

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This super mashup of live footage from SertOne’s live shows was posted on Nialler9 last week. 

The video features three-tracks ‘Courtyard Theme’, ‘Overheard’ and ‘Fly High’, and was produced by was directed by Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson to accompany Portadown-born hip-hop producer’s WIDTS album.

My adoration for this guys talent is no secret, do yourself a favour and download from WIDTS Bandcamp right now.