LONDON BASED SHANAZ DORSETT DROPS DEBUT EP ‘CAKE’
WE FIRST HEARD SHANAZ’ LOVELY VOCALS ON THE NEW SINGLE ‘BUS’, A TUNE RECENTLY DROPPED BY ONE OF BLOGGERTRONIX’ FAVE LONDON BASED BANDS BENIN CITY. THE TRACK IS ON THE BANDS NEW EP ‘MIDNIGHT MALARKY’ WHICH DROPS TODAY!
BUY FULL EP – HERE!
SHANAZ’ CAKE EP WAS SELF RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR VIA SOUNDCLOUD. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD YET. THE EP FEATURES THREE LO-FI SUPER STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BASICS SOULFUL TRACKS. THE MUSIC PERFECTLY CUSHIONS HER DELICATELY SMOOTH R&B VOCALS, ECLECTIC ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR ATTENTION AND YET STILL LEAVE THE VOICE FRONT AND CENTER…. LOVELY STUFF!
FOR MORE INFO CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS.
STREAM CAKE EP –
VIDEO OF SHANAZ AND THE BENIN CITY LADS PERFORMING THE SINGLE ‘BUS’ A FEW WEEKS AGO, AT LONDON’S BEST LITERARY CLUB NIGHT ‘BOOK SLAM’ –
MONTREAL’S YELLOW JACKET AVENGER RELEASES FULL LENGTH RECORD AND VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE ‘GRAVITY’.
WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING ‘YELLOW JACKET AVENGER’ FOR THE PAST DECADE OR SO AND DURING THAT TIME HE HAS INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED AN UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL, ALBUMS, SINGLES, COVERS…HIS BRAND OF EXPERIMENTAL RAW POP-ROCK, FEATURING HIS UNIQUE WARBLING VOCALS IS SUPER REFRESHING…AND YET UNDERSTATED. THIS FELLA TENDS TO PUT RECORDS OUT WITHOUT A SONG AND DANCE, AND AS SUCH, NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE LUCK TO HEAR OF HIM… TIME FOR THIS TO CHANGE!
ORIGINALLY FROM OTTAWA HE NOW CALLS MONTREAL HOME…HE TENDS TO TOUR OFTEN ON THE EAST COAST OF CANADA SO CHECK THE LINKS ABOVE FOR UPCOMING DATES IF YOU’RE IN THAT AREA.
LAST YEAR HE RELEASED A NINE TRACK LP CALLED ‘BRANDEN TOWN’ (CHECK VIDEO’S BELOW) AND AS OF APRIL RELEASED ANOTHER BRILLIANT OPUS CONSISTING OF 20 TRACKS RECORDED BETWEEN 2002-2003 IN HALIFAX….THE RECORD IS CALLED ‘BLOOMFIELD’ AND IT IS A TRULY GREAT RELEASE…SERIOUSLY, WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS?!
QUOTE: Jim Guthrie
– “All of his albums are amazing. Great songs, amazing and imaginative recordings and incredible arrangements. Favorite track: Emergency (v.1).”
STREAM AND BUY ‘BLOOMFIELD’ (LP) –
STREAM AND BUY ‘BRANDEN TOWN’ (LP) –
WATCH VIDEO’S FOR BRANDEN TOWN’S FIRST TWO SINGLES ‘GRAVITY’ & ‘YOU CLAIM ME’ BELOW…
‘YOU CLAIM ME’ –
TORONTO BASED DUO ‘MAD ONES’, DROP SUMMER SINGLE ‘LEATHER RUG’ WITH CUTE VIDEO TO BOOT!
THE MAD ONES HAVE BEEN ROCKING OUT WITH THEIR GRUNGE TAINTED TUNES IN TORONTO FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS.
THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A 2ND FULL LENGTH ENTITLED ‘SANCIETY’.
IF YOU’RE IN TORONTO ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 18TH), HEAD OVER TO THE SILVER DOLLAR TO SEE THEM LIVE DURING THEIR NXNE SHOWCASE!
CHECK THE VIDEO FOR ‘LEATHER RUG’, THE NEW ALBUMS’ FIRST SINGLE FEATURING DRUMMER’S OVERLY CUTE PUP-DAWG!
NEW YORK-CENTRIC BAND ‘SKATERS’ DROPS DEBUT ALBUM.
‘SKATERS’ CREATE FUN, ENERGETIC INDIE ROCK THAT’LL HAVE YOU BOPPING ALL OVER THE SHOP!
THESE FOUR YOUNG LADS BASED IN NYC, JUST DROPPED THEIR DEBUT ENTITLED ‘MANHATTAN’ AND ARE PLYING A HANDFUL OF SHOWS IN THE CITY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS….CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS FOR MORE INFO, AND IF YOU’RE IN NEW YORK, HEAD TO A SHOW!
CHECK THE VIDEOS FOR THE SINGLES ‘MISS TEEN MASSACHUSETTS’ AND ‘DEADBOLT’ TAKEN FROM THE NEW RECORD BELOW!
Fantastic collection of meditative pieces, seamlessly put together to make the perfect wind-down mix – ‘Lavender AM’
LA BASED GASLAMP KILLER, PART OF THE LOW END THEORY CLUB CREW, DROPPED THIS IMPRESSIVE FIVE TRACK MIX EARLIER THIS YEAR AFTER HE SUFFERED FROM AN ACCIDENT WHILST RIDING HIS SCOOTER AND NEARLY DIED.
IT’S A TRULY BEAUTIFUL SELECTION, EACH PIECE IS A STORY, ALL SPANNING MORE THEN TEN MINUTES IN LENGTH.
WORDS FROM THE CREATOR – “Lavender AM is the first time that I have ever released selections this close to my heart. This is a mix that represents the inner peace that I have found through my time of healing & meditation. I share it with you now, with the hope that it will bring you all the same peace that it has brought me.”
BUY THE GASLAMP KILLER’S LAST RECORD,
‘BREAKTHROUGH’, RELEASED IN THE FALL OF
BETTER LATE THEN NEVER…LONDON BASED BROOKE SHARKEY VIDEO AND LP LINK!
Brooke Sharkey dropped her lovely full length record ‘One Dress’ late last year…I’ve been listening to it on and off since then, and for some reason thought I had posted about her here on Bloggertronix, but it appears I was mistaken… My bad, because she really is great, and creates some wonderful gypsy, folk-blues music!
The above video was created by Mor Production’s Marie Blanchet for the single ‘Our ways’, a song which features a more darker and solemn tone then much of Sharkey’s other material. It’s a soulful song with a playful cabaret vibe.
Sharkey grew up between England and France and sings in both languages, her voice is super unique and her control is impeccable.
Busking is one of Sharkey’s fave pass times and she spent just under a month this past summer busking around Provence. Right now she is back in London, Dalston, hankering down to record a new EP.
She has a number of shows planned for early next year in London so head over to her Site for dates and venue listings.
STREAM & BUY THE ALBUM ‘ONE DRESS’ (CD OR DIGITAL) –
LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ALBUM’S TITLE SINGLE ‘ONE DRESS’ FOR ‘LAZY SUNDAYS TV’
ELECTRONIC EXPERIMENTAL ARTIST ‘HOPEN’ DROPS NEW FULL LENGTH, ‘XXVI – SUN NOISES’
HOPEN (A.K.A Haiir, the second half of duo Starting Teeth and more commonly Childe Grangier) recently dropped this truly weird and wonderful record late last week on Bern based imprint ‘Everest Records’.
It features a collection of ten pieces that swing the gamut from hypnotic synth drone tracks, like that of ‘Paloma Black Ordax‘, to tracks riddled with dance elements like’Cruising‘. At times there are pieces that are almost cinematic in scope for example the haunting opening track ‘Danse de la réalite de Dakar‘ and the Twin peaksesq ‘Diamonds and Meat‘.
XXVI – Sun noises from ylf on Vimeo.
This is a dark and deep record no doubt, but there is a steady silver lining that runs throughout its core. It’s a brighter and more consistent release then past HOPEN records, home to some really solid and exciting sound stories…
Here’s what the artist had to say about the release himself – “The album is about Montreal and Wakefield, Quebec, it’s about feeling blood circulating again in my veins. About Toronto, Port Louis, Bon Bassin, Africa and Phoenix beers, exploring Highways and roads. Driving through a blizzard, cruising in the Indian Ocean and laying down in the sun, listening to the silence caused by the heat… Imagining the noises of the sun. It’s about being in a taxi at 5am in Berlin alone and dreaming“
BUY AND LISTEN TO XXVI SUN NOISES – HERE!