Nick Ferrio – ‘I Don’t Know How Long’

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Canadian musician, singer-songwriter and The Burning Hell member, Nick Ferrio is gearing up for the release of his new solo album Have a Nice Day on September 28.

With the release date not far on the horizon Ferrio offered a preview of the new record in the shape of new single ‘I Don’t Know How Long’. The song revolves around an unforgettable fuzzy riff and a manic beat, that cranks up the tension and ’60s garage rock vibes as he critiques the gentrification of his hometown Peterborough, Ontario. A repetitive melody and chord progression combine to up the ante as Ferrio airs his fears and grievances of the destruction of community through with raw, real and poignant lyrics. A great track and way to whet ones appetite for the new record coming next month.

Check out ‘I Don’t Know How Long’ and the Shawn Kosmerly directed video below.

Odina – ‘I’ll Carry You’

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Originally beginning life as an intimate bedroom project following her move to London from her native Barcelona, Odina has evolved and grown into something far reaching.

Odina is an evocative songwriter with serious lyrical prowess, one of her greatest strengths, drawing on life experiences to produce music in the most honest and heartfelt way – something abundantly clear on new single ‘I’ll Carry You’, the latest lifted from her Nothing Makes Sense EP. ‘I’ll Carry You’ is elegant, heartfelt pop balladry with her haunting, spine-tingling and atmospheric vocals to the fore, amid a gentle strum, meandering layers of atmospheric sounds and vocoder effects, and topped off with a swell of a brass toward the end. Odina’s minimalist approach and stripped-back sound is deceptively simple, captivating and heartfelt.

Listen to ‘I’ll Carry You’ below – like that? Why not check out the EP over here.

S//P – ‘Head On Backwards’

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‘Head On Backwards’ is the first single from s//p – pronounced ‘Slip’ in case, like me, you were wondering – which is solo venture of Los Angeles based artist Taylor Brown.

‘Head on Backwards’ will appear on s//p’s forthcoming debut album The Cost, and as far a taster or opening salvo, well, they don’t come much bigger or better than this. This is indie-electro or indie-to-dance-to, if you prefer, at it insatiable best. Opening with a protracted parp of brass, ostensibly a call to arms, signalling it is time to get moving. Synth-laden and matched with quick step beats and math-rocky guitarwork, and hushed, often semi-spoken vocals; ‘Head On Backwards’ finds its own space, simultaneously radiating an mellow aura and energetic pulse as it builds to a huge crescendo of full-blown sound. A relentless and infectious mover bursting with vitality – this is one of those tunes that encourages you, nay compels you to dance.

Listen to ‘Head On Backwards’ below: