Thursday, December 14, 2017

Track Of The Day :: Bright Music - Splash

Words: Izzy B

Showing that it's not just the UK and Europe that have a handle on EDM, Wellington, New Zealand duo Nik Brinkman (Physical, Over The Atlantic) and Bevan Smith's (Signer, Introverted Dancefloor) project Bright Music, have just unveiled their debut single ’Splash’.

Taken from their forthcoming (as-yet-untitled) album, this feels like a warm summer burn, blending a Caribbean-styled tangy lime and melon cocktail of beats, electronic congas, and zingy vocals that guarantee its 80 degree summery sound, even if it's 0 degrees outside (if you're in the UK right now, at least).

Watch :: Hundred Waters release video to 'Wave To Anchor'

Words: Ellie Ward

From their recent album, 'Communicating', synth folk outfit Hundred Waters now share a video to single cut 'Wave To Anchor'.

Directed by Allie Avital, the clip features the group's Nicole Miglis interacting with dancers - and a few dozen goats - in a what looks like some East European village.

You can stream the album in full here.

Liam Gallagher acts as narrator for Climate Coalition “alternative Christmas advert”

Words: Ellie Ward 

Sammy the Snowman is noticing many new friends this winter - but he knows they’re not supposed to be awake until spring! Climate change is knocking our seasons off kilter, and with it so many of the things we love. We're noticing the change this holiday season, are you?

And so goes the Climate Coalition's “alternative Christmas advert” for their 'Show The Love' campaign.

Friendly 'Father Christmas' Liam Gallagher provides the voiceover.

Find out more about the campaign here.

Watch :: Vagabon unveils intriguing 'Cold Apartment' animated visuals

Words: Ellie Ward

Little Indie first featured Læticia Tamko, aka Vagabon, back in February on our Roundtable with 'Minneapolis', taken from her debut album 'Infinite Worlds', which was reissued her last month.

She now returns with an animated video for album track 'Cold Apartment'.

Created by Los Angeles- illustrator Faye Orlove, in the video Tamko shares images of 'things that are yours (that I need to give back)',  such as a half used tube of toothpaste, a single trainer, a desk lamp, while things like the Pretty Woman video, 'remind me of you', and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is remembered as 'things we shared'.

Watch below.

Listen :: Sulky Boy - Shasta Fay

Words: Sam Geary

Brighton's Sulky Boy - Daniel Taylor and Andrew Farmer - have dropped their new single, ‘Shasta Fay’.

The lo-fi slacker vibed tune, released last week, follows their EP, ‘Sulky Boys Play Songs of Love’, released earlier in the year.

Listen below.

Temples return with new ‘Toe Rag Session’ EP release

Words: Sam Geary

After their second album release, 'Volcano', back in March, Temples return with a new EP, ‘Toe Rag Session'.

The three-track record features new recordings of 'Roman Godlike Man', 'Strange or Be Forgotten' and 'How Would You Like to Go'.

There is also a 12-minute video film of the band performing the 'Toe Rag Session', in what they describe as "a mini-mockumentary", directed by Paul Kelly.