By Mary Chang on Monday, 29th April 2013 at 10:00 am
Coastal Cities will be releasing a double A-sided single, ‘Entropic’ / ‘Nothing Ever Changes’ on the 3rd of June on Once Upon a Time Records. They want you to have a remix of ‘Entropic’ by Crash and the Coots for absolutely free. And if you want to hear the original version, we’ve embedded the video below of the song too.
The new album by Phildel ‘The Disappearance of the Girl’ might be more accurately described as a reappearance, or better yet, a re-emergence. According to an interview with The Guardian, Phildel Ng was brought up in a household where music was actively disallowed. Somehow, despite that major obstacle, she has managed to hone her organic talent into commercial music success, largely on the merits of her own ingenuity and determination.
Phildel’s sound is a fragile mix of Enya and Tori Amos, with ambiguous lyrics and lavish, soaring instrumental arrangements. Her singing voice is pure and crystal clear, unaffected by the current female vocal fashion (think Adele, then forget about her). Harmonically and rhythmically, Phildel’s music is a bit square, but it does create a certain ambience, perfect for setting a mood, even if it then seems to fade into the background.
The ‘The Disappearance of the Girl’ album by Phildel is available now from Decca. Watch the promo video for ‘Storm Song’ below; if you like it, you can get the mp3 for free by signing up for her mailing list here.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 10:00 am
The Good Natured are offering up this free track ‘Lovers’ from their long-awaited debut album ‘Prism’ out this summer – for absolutely free. I love the spunk of Sarah McIntosh’s vocals in here; I’m finding she’s providing a great, alternative, strong female voice in the absence of Lily Allen. There is an accompanying promo video to go with it too, following the band around as they go shopping and pose, sometimes awkwardly, in the London streets. Grab the song and watch the video below.
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 16th April 2013 at 10:00 am
Youngblood Hawke are offering up their new track ‘Dannyboy’ as a free mp3 just by signing up for their mailing list. First, listen to the stream below. Like it? You can grab it after entering a couple details here.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 at 10:00 am
We first became aware of the lovely creature that is Owlle from her appearance on the ‘Kitsune Parisien II’ compilation last year. The Parisian chanteuse is now giving away a free track, the Moonlight Matters remix of the title track of recently released EP ‘Ticky Ticky’. Grab it from her Facebook here. Her debut album will follow soon.