Tag Archive: melancholy

EVVY – You Said (single) (self-released)

EVVY is a new indie pop artist from New York who recently released her 7-song, self-titled EP. The EP’s lead single You Said fell into our lap last month and it’s just one… Continue reading

Parla – I’ve Been A Mess (single) (self-released)

Parla is the new collaborative project from universally renowned producer and songwriter Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna, Imogen Heap and most recently Alison Moyet) and critically acclaimed vocalist Richard Walters. Sigsworth and Walters were… Continue reading

Zola Blood – Grace (single) (Pond Life)

Zola Blood is the latest signing to Pond Life Songs, the label synonymous with Talk Talk’s 1991 album Laughing Stock and more recently one of our favourite albums of 2014, Quiet Confidence by Liverpool’s avant-pop trio Ninetails (read our… Continue reading

Ásgeir – Was There Nothing? (single) (One Little Indian)

Following the release of his widely acclaimed debut English language album – a Sound Advice favourite of 2013 – In The Silence (read our review), Icelandic sensation Ásgeir is set to release Was… Continue reading

Elastic Sleep – Leave You (single) (Big Tea Records / FIFA Records)

Leave You is the latest single from Cork based five piece band Elastic Sleep and what an utterly sublime number it is. Fusing trance-inducing shoegaze with luscious dream-pop, Leave You is a nostalgic… Continue reading

Röyksopp – Running To The Sea (Feat. Susanne Sundfør) (VILLA Remix) (single) (Dog Triumph / Wall of Sound) (Dog Triumph / Cooking Vinyl)

“Running To The Sea”, the forthcoming new single by electro kings Röyksopp is a thing of absolute beauty. Set for a worldwide release following its no.1 chart success in their native Norway, the… Continue reading

London Grammar – If You Wait (album) (Metal & Dust Recordings / Ministry of Sound Recordings)

A favourite to win this year’s Mercury Prize, ‘If You Wait’, the debut album from London Grammar, is an impressive solid body that radiates gorgeousness and fragility. The trio of vocalist Hannah Reid,… Continue reading

Houses – A Quiet Darkness (album) (Downtown Records)

It was with equal parts excitement and dread that we queued up ‘A Quiet Darkness’, the forthcoming album from electronica duo, Houses. Why dread? In early March we reviewed the first single, “Beginnings” (read… Continue reading

The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds (single) (Absentee Recordings)

Lap it up folks. Last week the U.K. based alternative-rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion unveiled the video for their brand new single, “Diamonds”. We recommend playing the track a few times in succession;… Continue reading

Spring Offensive – No Assets (single) (self-released)

U.K. indie-rock five-piece Spring Offensive were crowned BBC Introducing in Oxford’s Band of the Year 2012 and for good reason. There’s no band in the U.K., or possibly the entire universe, working harder than… Continue reading