June 21, 2015 by Robb Powell
Apologies for being so absent so far this month. Mental busy as always. Not enough time, as always. So much amazing music to share, as always and so here’s a nice quick post packed full of marvellous music for you in the fifth edition of my SoundCloud Sunday shares. Music so awesome it is good any day of the week and at any time so please do share the whole lot. Or just what tickles your fancy. It’s up to you but there’s plenty here in the mix for there to be something for you to enjoy. Before delving right into the offerings from SoundCloud though, here’s the latest video released from Officer whose debut album Myriads I have been (and indeed still am) so completely and uttererly immersed in I’ve not come up for air. This is track 10 of 12, My Darling Defibrillator and you really need to read the story behind the making of it by clicking >>here<<. It gets right inside, under and through everything. Made me even feel like I was a part of the process. Brilliant!
Myriads is out 31st July so keep updated because this is an album you really MUST own. MUST MUST MUST. I will try to get some words on the blog about the record over the course of the next month. If I can manage to pull myself away from listening, living and breathing the tunes for long enough. I am loving it!
Also, just before cracking on have a watch of this stunnig live video of Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drikwater filmed just a few days ago at The Musician in Leicester. I WILL see these guys live SOON!!! It has to happen!
Okay, let’s get on with the SoundCloud shares. I wish I could write loads about them but the important thing here is to share the wonderful artistry of these amazing people. Get on it!
I have been lucky enough to get to wrap my ears and mind around the entire forthcoming EP from this mighty Banbury-based band and it is a real treat you’re in for! In the meantime you can satisfy your hunger for their stunning music by hitting play and getting the new single Alone.
The frontman of outstanding Indie band Governor’s Luck (go buy Drop Everything right NOW please >>here<<) has been working on some solo material which deserves your full attention this instant. In addition to a full album, Faux Life coming soon and for which the bare bones writing sessions are also currently available at Jack’s soundcloud page (which I am about to go get right in my ears now), there are these two superb instrumental pieces which he was inspired to produce following seeing the incredible Nils Frahm recently. This is music for the mind and does a perfect job of allowing you to actually feel a part of what is playing in your ears as it unfolds. https://www.facebook.com/jackhorscraft
REMIND ME WHY I LOVE YOU
THE BEAT NICKS
FUNNY HOW GOOD IT FEELS
This new song from former Noah and the Whale guitarist Fred Abbott dropped into my inbox for which I’m grateful or else I may well have missed it. It sounds distinctly different from anything the band produced together and I must admit I’m liking this a lot. Do miss the guys as a whole though, but it is great to see them fly individually and appreciate what they are capable of.
Yet another magnificent offering from the Bloodflower boys, Jonnie and Tom with Run here. I will have a review of their recently released EP Noise coming up imminently (hopefully tomorrow for #MusicMonday). I’ve been well and truly lost inside the wonder of their music. It is superb. Here’s the iTunes link, go get it NOW >>here<<).
As I receive so much music to check out it has become rare to simply stumble across some greats by just catching them either supporting others I’ve gone to see or on the off chance I’ve randomly attended a gig I hadn’t planned to. The former happened when I saw Joe Pug in London a few weeks ago and Ned Roberts was supporting. What a magnificent voice, sound and rapport he has too. It really is outstanding stuff!
And here’s the opening track from Joe Pug‘s current album Windfall. I am still HIGH from that live music experience. As much as I love and enjoy all kinds of music, with a multitude of instruments and effects sometimes complete and utter perfection can be achieved by one man and his guitar (okay, and his harmonica too).
With such a huge amount to share this edition, I must continue with less waffleage. Enjoy the tunes!
THE JAPANESE HOUSE
MOONLIGHT IS ON YER SIDE
#153 OVER & OUT
#151 HOTEL SUITE
#147 NO EXCUSES
ONE MORE CHANCE
OLD SCHOOL JAPAN
Another MUST buy NOW album right here for you so here’s the iTunes link >>here<<.