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My new video is featured on Radar Music Videos My new video for my single 'Delusional' is being featured on Radar Music Videos! The video is made by Martin Obert. Check it out here: http://www.radarmusicvideos.co m/video/sofia-talvik-delusiona l
Nineteen-year-old Scottish neo-folk songwriter Rachel Sermanni has been on the DC RADAR for a few months now but she came to mind just today as we were pondering the new Laura Marling album out next week. Both share an understated approach to writing and performing, word and notes carefully chosen and then displayed with a minimum of fanfare. We've fallen hard for the lovely " Eggshells " but it's the intriguing " Pablo's City" from her new limited-edition 4-track EP [...]
Philly’s Banned Books brandish the experimental freak rock. In their own words, “We are a magickal music group/band AKA philharmonic rockestra AKA feedback plz kthx. And now, if you'd kindly allow us to fuck your ears with our collective sonic cock.” The bizarre timing signatures, tenacious rhythms, and strangely jubilant lyrics/vocals are reminiscent of Vancouver’s NoMeansNo . The EP Man Maker is available via bandcamp – name your price. The opening track ‘Intergalactic Singalong’ is aptly titled, inducing monolithic astral delight. ‘Human Head’ crosses somewhere between Sonic Youth and The [...]
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Under the Radar talks to Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre about his new solo soundtrack release "Skyskraber" and the next Mew record: http://www.undertheradarmag.co m/interviews/mews_jonas_bjerre /
Under the Radar interviews Swedish indiepop duo Pallers : http://undertheradarmag.com/in terviews/pallers
It's been a few years since we've heard from L.A. troubadour and Hotel Cafe mainstay Keaton Simons but it looks like the dry spell will be over soon. Having recently wrapped new tracks with producer Mikal Blue (Jason Mraz, Augustana, Colbie Caillat), Simons will be making advances of his new album -- as yet untitled -- available to fans at shows this fall prior to an official release in early 2012. Tracks like "Without Your Skin" and "Unstoppable" from his Can You Hear Me album span acoustic balladry and full-band force with [...]
Paris-born, London-reared, and Glasgow livin' Will Hanson is a well traveled musician. He released Moving A Body this week, and it's a fantastic debut. Backed by a six piece band, Hanson demonstrates an edge tempered by a brooding dark side that is wont to revel in macabre and misery. Despite it's upbeat arrangement, there's something ominous about Our Basket, which describes gallows and an impending meeting with a guillotine blade. Bats also contrasts music and lyrics as it shuffles along ebulliently, while its protagonist is resigned to performing a killing spree. [...]
Rising, much-buzzed West London "country soul" band, recent winners of Glastonbury's Emerging Talent competition across the pond, Treetop Flyers are readying their debut full length in early '12 after a series of EP's and singles. Their latest "It's About Time", dropping September 19 in the U.K., continues to mine Brit pub/folk and skiffle traditions much like their compatriots Mumford and Sons -- if fact they're signed to the Mumford co-owned label Communion. But the Flyers also bring in a heavy dose of classic Americana-styled, harmony-ripe country/rock --from The Band and Neil Young to Fleet [...]
Deans Wells is a self-professed purveyor of scuzzpop. He is prolific. He aspires to the “outsider music” of Houston atonal folk/blues artist jandek . As the capstan shafts , he produces imaginative fuzz rock with monolithic vision, playing most instruments himself (and I’m certain providing a watchful eye over necessary collaborators – i.e. the “real drummer” that appears on this record). The most obvious comparison is Guided by Voices , and while capstan shafts does bear hallmarks of lo-fi pop, inexplicable quasi-British accent, and outlandish song titles (e.g. ‘porn name equations’, ‘she’s kind empires’), the [...]
San Diego’s A Scribe Amidst the Lions describe their music as experimental pop psychedelia. While a unifying description for the songs on their latest EP, The Lidless Kind , the convenient (and admittedly necessary) label does not adequately describe the breadth of music produced by A Scribe Amidst the Lions – and this is just an EP. The scope of their sound ranges from barren Americana (‘Rest Gentlemen’, ‘Lidless Kind’) to neo-grunge (‘Listening In’, ‘Hot Chameleon’) to depraved saloon swingers (‘Backdoor Betty’), all peppered with a dash of glam rock and “healthy” dose of psychedelia. [...]
Do you have any pent-up aggression? Do you need an outlet? Eagulls might be the choice for you. This punk-inspired quintet from Leeds will inspire genuine adrenaline boosts. Perfect stuff if you like to hit the heavy bag or need something to get you through that last set of 15. We've decided to feature Possessed and Terms & Conditions today, but you can hear more from Eagulls on SoundCloud or buy their 7 inch with b-sides here . Check out: [...]
Buzz act I Break Horses has surfaced visuals for the single "Winter Beats" featuring a small cameo from actor Cillian Murphy. Once again this rising collective does not disappoint, enjoy the well shot video above. The debut album will be available next week via Bella Union.
After a pair of promising EP's over the past couple years -- the full-fleshed Small and Sweet from 2009 and last year's stripped Demos -- we think Nashville singer/songwriter Natalie Prass is due for some new music. Hopefully she feels the same way, too, and the fact that she's playing a showcase at this year's Soundland in Nashville come September makes us optimistic. As you'll hear from the two tracks below, Prass has a way with a novel song structure, propelling her melodies with a twisting, turning, what's-coming-next unpredictability, a style that [...]
Van Pierszalowski's latest project is entitled WATERS . The former Port O'Brien frontman took some much deserved time off last year, spending parts of it in Norway, California, and New York, before recording Out in the Waters back in Norway. In June, we featured the first release, For the One ; an anthem that is marked by fuzzy guitars and bombastic percussion. The latest single from WATERS is O Holy Break of Day , which is reminiscent of Neil Young 's work with Crazy Horse . [...]