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(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2926: Abjects

 
By on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Punk girls Abjects released their debut album last Friday. ‘Never Give Up’ is available now from Yippee Ki Yay Records, based in Austin, which is handy because the trio will be appearing at SXSW 2019 next month. Last month, they premiered the promo for the title track, which we posted as this Video of the Moment. For the video for ‘The Storm’, they don’t the title literally. No, this one was filmed in the bright sunshine and it’s got some old-fashioned video effects that actually lend themeselves nicely to the lo-fi nature of the presentation. Watch the video for ‘The Storm’ below, and stay tuned for reports of their raucous live show from Texas in a few short weeks. Missed any of our coverage on Abjects? Go here.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Jealous of the Birds shares acoustic performance of ‘Clementina’ filmed in Dublin

 
By on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

Like her fellow Northern Irish singer/songwriter Joshua Burnside, Naomi Hamilton, stage name Jealous of the Birds, will be appearing at SXSW 2019 in Austin in mid-March. Just like Burnside whose newest video we featured on TGTF last week, Hamilton has an acoustic video of her own ahead of SXSW. In the embed below, she performs ‘Clementina’ with a bandmate in pretty nice, cosy digs: the Vintage Room of famed Dublin venue The Workman’s Club just steps away from the River Liffey. ‘Clementina’ appears on Hamilton’s latest EP ‘Wisdom Teeth’, out now on Canvasback / Atlantic Records. All of our past Jealous of the Birds coverage on TGTF can be read through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2925: Resin Moon

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

I will always treasure the two trips I’ve taken to Australia. It’s so far away, it feels you’re on another planet, except there is so much that seems familiar. One of these things is the music: the sounds and the artists bear resemblance to those of the lands that are much more familiar to me, but there’s also an exotic, alien quality to the sounds as well. Prior to BIGSOUND 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland, I previewed the appearance of Resin Moon, better known to his parents as electronic musician and producer Dave Crowe.

At the time I saw him play at Heya Bar, he favoured a NASA spacesuit-like outfit for live performances. Whether it’s because today’s VOTM was filmed in the summertime in Oz or he just got tired of looking like a spaceman, in the self-directed video for ‘Nothing to See’, he’s wearing athletic gear and sunnies and looking decidedly more chill. The synth-orientated song was released as a single last November, just as Australia and the Southern Hemisphere was heading into summer. Filmed in Crowe’s hometown of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, known for his hot, desert climate, it’s just the salve for those of us in the top half of the globe currently stuck in what has become a strange and unpredictable winter. Resin Moon’s debut album ‘Oscillations’ will be out on Alice Springs label Sing Hum on the 26th of April. Watch the video for ‘Nothing to See’ below.

 

Video of the Moment #2924: Rainbrother

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Danish group Rainbrother have a new promo video out for their new single. ‘The Master’ is an early taster of their upcoming album ‘Island’, out the 29th of March. The press release I received described the LP as an exploration of “voluntary isolation, lost love and self-acceptance”. In the video for ‘The Master’, director Jesper Helbo took the idea of four characters symbolising natural elements and embraced them as disparate elements that ultimately come together towards a united direction. He says of the video, “as the costumes was laid out one by one, with their own separate colour scheme and identity, I felt eager and excited to bring them all to life. Slowly they came to be, engulfed by the hauntingly beautiful woods; Fire, Water, Earth and Metal. Separate but united, and slowly walking along an invisible path towards a mysterious destination. Each of them in a quiet conversation with “The Master” pushing them up and down, left and right, and with increasing force to the point of no return.” Filmed in the woodlands outside of Copenhagen, the music that mixes experimental rock with the band’s noted vocal harmonies fits well with Helbo’s treatment of both the beguiling mysterious as well as creepy. Watch the music video for ‘The Master’ below. Our past coverage on TGTF on Rainbrother is through here.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #414: Glass Caves

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 12:00 pm
 

Part of the metropolitan area of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Pontefract is a town that has been around for a long time. I mean, a really long time: try AD 1086 or thereabouts. The town’s name comes from the Latin for ‘broken bridge’. The band from Pontefract I introduce you to today are sure to want to build bridges with their American cousins instead while they’re in Austin for SXSW next month. Glass Caves began humbly, initially trying their luck with street busking to see if they could make enough money to survive post-uni. As money came in slowly but steadily from interested passersby drawn in by their catchy pop-tinged rock, then came the requests for CDs. For a band without a label, the only option was to burn the CDs themselves in the middle of the night and at their own expense. Earlier material like the title track of their 2014 debut album, ‘Alive’, bears favourable comparison to stadium rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Other unsigned bands have relied on social media and various music platforms to spread the word on their music, but this was not the route Glass Caves wanted to take. The Yorkshire group made the decision to do things more organically, pounding the pavement, developing relationships with music fans and independent music venue staff through precious face time and not through the less personable approaches through a computer or mobile phone screen. It’s paid off: what unsigned band do you know of who’s headlined a Club NME show at London Koko? As of late, their sound has evolved to become more keyboard-driven, sounding more like fellow Northerners Blossoms. Have a watch and listen to ‘Bad Liar’ below and see what you think. Quite a few bands from Britain have used their SXSW shout as a springboard to bigger things. With Glass Caves, just you wait.

 

Video of the Moment #2923: Savoir Adore

 
By on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Savoir Adore will be releasing their fourth album in April. ‘Full Bloom’, scheduled for release in early April, is the second half of two albums, following the unveiling of ‘First Bloom’ last autumn. A preview of the upcoming album is, confusingly, a single itself called ‘Bloom’. The song’s accompanying promo was filmed in Boston in a small club called Jacques Cabaret. It follows the transformation of a young man into a drag queen, taking the song’s title literally. Watch the video for ‘Bloom’ below. Stay tuned for ‘Full Bloom’ on the 5th of April on Nettwerk Music Group. Interested in reading all of our past coverage on Savoir Adore on TGTF? Come this way.

 
 
 

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