Goldfrapp constantly sway back and forth over a certain palette of music and this falls firmly on Felt Mountain side. Welcome to their new single Drew.
Well firstly – awesome name! Secondly, Alice has a very self assured delicacy to her vocal that makes it flexible and fragile whilst the music around her is soaked in sadness and beauty. The best way to introduce her is by her latest music video. This is “Lover’s Fate” and it is gorgeous:
Melanie Garside has many a guise and we love them all here at HPM. As a solo artist she returned earlier in 2013 with a new album we’ve got winging its way to the stereo. In the meantime, enjoy this whimsy acoustic rock track “Keep This Moment Alive”. There is beauty in every chord.
We love LittleBigPlanet. We love Winifred Phillips. So now that Winifred is celebrating her music video for “Victoria’s Lab” hitting 200,000 views, I think it’s time to join in the party too. LBP’s soundtracks have been diverse from the offset but this vocal rock track is exceptional. The video’s pretty awesome too.
The Tomas Doncker Band has been making waves with their world soul sound and Tomas has a simply amazing voice. His guitar chops aren’t bad either. The ultimate chill out summer top down track: Spoonful
Steve Schultz may be releasing his second album Over The Edge this week but he’s just getting us warmed up to his clean and honest vocals and piano based tunes. There’s something very organic and Simon/Garfunkel about Steve that makes everything feel fresh whilst reminiscent of what a lot of people consider the hey day […]
Amatorski are a Belgian band and they have elements of Sparklehorse, Portishead, Sig Ros and Fever Ray but with the voice of Emiliana Torrini on top. The clash of harsh electronica, no matter how stark the arrangement, and the warm liquid gold vocals is intoxicating and we will definitely be featuring more of Amatorski soon. […]
Adult pop rock cross over artist Zain Lodhia makes sharp tracks that are instantly catchy and full of hooks but have more to them than meets the eye. Take the single “Lifetime” for example. Beautiful video, decent lyrics, killer chorus! Zain should go very far indeed.
Seabird, a band that have been about for a while now, appear to constantly teeter on the edge of breaking out into the mainstream but continue to be a hidden treasure. Making their indie début later on this week with album “Troubled Days” they are hoping to sneak back onto the radar again and with […]
Young Summer is the monkier for DC based singer/songwriter Bobbie Allen whom releases her début album tomorrow. Entitled “Fever Dream” the lead single and title track is featured below and showcases her low-fi electronic dream pop approach. She has a strong assured and smooth voice that reminds me of Sarah Slean. Listen to Fever Dream […]
I discovered these wonderful ladies earlier this morning. I predict they will be massive in 2013. That is all. Oba-Oba-Oba-Obachan!!!
Jordan Reyne returns with her latest album “The Annihilation Sequence”. It’s not often I preorder an album but Jordan’s music is a must. Check out the taut title track below.
Radhika Shankar gets a special mention today after having a small chat on Twitter.From India, Shankar is truly a one lady wonder. She writes, composes, plays, sings, records, cuts, shoots and edits. So basically she does everything herself. For that, we salute you – and it’s not half bad either!
Heima return with a new album next month – and a new name too! Renamed to “Bellstop” the duo’s new album will be called Karma. Bellstop have such a great indie folk rock sound and the Icelandic duo look set to rock out in June. Here’s the lead single “Trouble”. Watch out for the scary […]
Aside from having a pretty cool name, Monks of Mellonwah have a crisp and slick rock edge and high production values. They fall into the category of tidy rock for me, where each riff has its place perfected into the music, ala Chilli Peppers but with a bit more grunt. Here’s the great video for […]
Hello? I’m Marc Almond’s Long Lost Brother! Welcome to “I Synthesist”, whose just released his third album “Somewhere and Everywhere” last week. He has a retro-future synth pop vibe that is dark, dank and soaked in sweat but in a slightly menacing way instead of the cheesy pop way. It heavily reminds me of any […]
Jim Guthrie, of Sound Shapes fame among others has released his latest solo album and it’s a beauty. HPM will be reviewing it quite soon but until then I suggest you swim in the serenity that is Bring on the Night: The albums available on Bandcamp.
My Woshin Mashin (great name) are a wonderfully eccentric band from Russia and Germany that resemble The Knife possibly as their closest ancestors but they are quite unique because the bounce from genre to genre at the drop of a beat. Here’s a darkly delicious cover of Joan Osbourne’s “One of Us” showing their quieter […]
There has been an ongoing competition regarding Dead Can Dance’s latest video “Children of the Sun” and the winner was announced today. Jeronimo Albornoz won the prize with a fantastic video but I must say that every single entry is a masterclass of videography and they are all beautiful. Take a peak at the videos […]
So if we must have a boyband take over the world it may as well be a boyband that’s actually talented, that writes their own music, edits and directs videos, does everything themselves and genuinely seem like old round top dudes… right? Go on then – here’s Take Me To The Pilot whom I found […]