May 31, 2012 by Steph
I’ve lately been a fan of Summer Camp, touting recent singles “I Want You” and “Better Off Without You” from their full-length from last fall Welcome to Condale. They have an EP coming out on July 10th in North America called Always on Apricot Recording Company/ Moshi Moshi Records.
The first track on the EP and the first single “Life” is sexy, but “Always” is uninspired and leaves me feeling flat. I’m not sure either really live up to the potential of Welcome to Condale, but maybe they need to grow on me. What do you think?
Always EP – tracklisting
1. Life – Listen on SoundCloud
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April 13, 2012 by Steph
The minimal and downbeat electronic undulating mixed with lo-fi guitar and a Karen-O like female vocalist on this track “Wait” from London’s quickly ascending star Airhead (aka Rob McAndrews) is magical. It only takes a few seconds to find yourself completely enraptured. It’s stunning. Breathtaking. Awe-inspiring, rocking you involuntarily like a puppet to its beats.
If you hear the James Blake connection, it’s no accident. They went to school together and have always written and performed together. “He’s one of my closest friends and an incredible musician to work alongside,” says McAndrews.
Wait/South Congress was released as a ten-inch single on 3/19, their first release on R&S Records. Their debut album will follow later this year and I’m anxiously waiting.
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April 5, 2012 by Steph
Upbeat indie pop from London, Laurel Collective is groovy, noisy, and uber-cool. They signed with an offshoot of Domino Records, Double Six, in their infancy. A sensational introduction to the band with “They Hate Me,” I’m dying to see what these guys come up with on their upcoming debut via Tape Club/Believe.
Aside from working on their own music, they also do their part to foster the indie scene. Apparently they host a now-famous secret festival in a remotely-located forest (called In the Woods), which has featured the likes of Micachu and the Shapes, The Invisible, Pete and the Pirates, and Anna Calvi on the bill. They also hosted a regular night called ‘Hindenburg Mile-High Club’ for a short time in London.
Seems like I should have heard of these guys by now. Have you?
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