A C C Ü – ‘Adain Adain’

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A C C Ü is the solo project of Cardiff-based musician and producer Angharad Van Rijswijk.

Formerly one half of Welsh folk-electronica duo Trwbador, she announced her new project on some style earlier this year with a number of distinctive cuts of otherworldly electronica. A C C Ü has returned with a brand new offering, latest single ‘Adain Adain’, and it is divine. It is a delicate, subtle and intricately weaved exploration of moods, sounds and textures. The crystalline dynamics mingle with soft-edged synths, blissed out Krautrock, palpitating percussion and heavenly, hushed vocals, creating a heavenly symphony. Sonically, it isn’t to dissimilar to fellow Welsh maestro Gwenno’s alluring kraut-tinged synth pop, and equally compelling. A C C Ü has impressed at every juncture so far and is continuing to forge something distinct, brilliant and rather unique. Hopefully tunes of this calibre keep coming and perhaps, we’ll get something a little more substantial too.

For now? Look no further than ‘Adain Adain’, it is out now and you can listen to it below.

Peaness to Release Limited 7″: ‘I’m Not Your Problem’ / ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’

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Over the past 18 months or so, Chester indie-pop trio, Peaness have been one of the most reliable sources for irresistible top quality, 3-minute indie-pop gems.

Having impressed at every juncture thus far with a slew of tight releases, the trio have teamed up with Vancouver-based, Canadian DIY indie record label Kingfisher Bluez for a special 7″ release. Limited to 300, the release is comprised of two songs from their debut E.P. No Fun – ‘I’m Not Your Problem’ / ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ – both offerings display their knack for indie-pop brilliance with two charming, addictive and perfectly formed songs bursting with cheery, chipper and uplifting vibes, the kind of tunes guaranteed to raise a smile. The latter in particular, is a doozy. The super buoyant ‘Fortune Favours The Bold’ unleashes a three-minute, sunkissed blitz of catchy riffs, melodies and sweet heavenly harmonies,  all coated in a light fuzz and imbued with youthful energy and assuredness.

You can listen to ‘I’m Not Your Problem’ and ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ below. Both songs will be available on a very limited 7″ release (300 copies) from July 30th.

 

Introducing: The Intelligence Service

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The Intelligence Service – Alex P., Heather Campbell, Sam Daoust and Dror Zur – are a four-piece psychedelic garage rock band from Vancouver, BC.

The brand of psych-rock this foursome pedal is a crazed delight for your ears; for a rather lazy comparison, it’s a catchy concoction of The Doors meets The Velvet Underground with a dash of Frank Zappa. Having already released their latest and great EP, Maladies back in April, their debut album Transgressions and West Coast tour, is set to follow in October. As a taste of the former, ‘Driving To My Sun’ is pumped with a real air of positivity and optimism. Swaggering along a smooth groove set out by the vintage organ work, it is met by a wall of fuzz, solid drums and delightful harmonies, with the kind of hazy, nonchalant drawl of the lead singer atop. ‘School Me’ meanwhile, is an altogether rowdier, scintillating sonic burst of psych. Fuelled by relentless hammering drums, the guitars remain fuzzy and the organ catchy, but the vocal interplay between Alex and Heather is the key; the juxtaposition of the dreamy and the manic is divine.

Maladies is out now and available here, with their debut set to follow in October.

Millions Like Us Podcast – Episode #19

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We’re thrilled to share another Millions Like Us with you all, Episode #19!

Podcast #19 does however mark a milestone, it is the final show produced solely on Canadian soil with my return to Ireland. There is no need to fret, Messr Beats and myself intend on normal service resuming very soon, albeit in transcontinental fashion.

Every two weeks, Justin & I, in conjunction with Vancouver news & culture site 604now, deliver an eclectic, hand-picked selection of top class music. There’s plenty to chew on with a bumper episode #19, 90 minutes in fact, of great tunes and plenty of chat.

You can read more on it over here and of course, listen below (and the tracklist (with links) is after the jump too). You can subscribe to ‘Millions Like Us’ on iTunes & Podcast Republic, Mixcloud & SoundCloud, or find us on Facebook & Twitter. Or you can email us at millionslikeuspodcast[at]gmail[dot]com.

As mentioned previously, Justin has been busy compiling tracks featured in the series. If you’re a Spotify user, then you can access this 6 hours plus playlist here.

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