Day 61 Sleeping At Last – Maquerade

Released in time for Halloween, Sleeping At Lasts’s festive track Masquerade is simply wonderful. As a possible response or antithesis to classic Halloween songs such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller etc., Masquerade is not scary or meant to be frightening at all but is a Halloween-themed love song. Accompanied by soft twitching guitars, Chicago born singer…

Day 60 Solomon Grey – Firechild

I often sit and listen to a lot of random music when trying to compile songs for my blog with most of the stuff I stumble across a lot of dross; but not today. Having never heard of Solomon Grey, Firechild suddenly opened-up a great piece of electro-pop that’s psychedelic rolling melody became instantly engrained…

Day 59 Jake Bugg – Broken

Only 19 years old, Jake Bugg seems to be a natural singer and songwriter. Broken, released on his self-titled debut album is a beautifully lo-fi acoustic track that’s emotional elegance and honesty is truly a pleasure to behold. Alone with his guitar, Bugg’s vocals shine from the track with an organic resilience and strength that…

Day 58 Kids These Days – Bud Billiken

It may only be two weeks since I last posted about hip-hop/rock collective Kids These Days, but with a song as strong and out there as Bud Billiken is, (no idea, me neither?) this was too hard to ignore. Emerging ahead of the release of their upcoming LP, Traphouse Rock, Bud Billiken is so wild…

Day 56 Seasfire – We Will Wake

I fell in love with Seasfire a few months back thanks to their stunning single Falling and now they are back with new single We Will Wake which thankfully is just as incredible. With an extraordinary depth, We Will Wake is a slow-burner that melodiously grows into a hauntingly epic powerhouse that is mightily exciting.…

Day 55 Yellow Ostrich – Ghost

For some unknown reason I have been putting off posting about Yellow Ostrich for a week or so, however today I can safely say, this is their day. A well measured and endearing piece of indie-pop, Ghost uses emptiness to accentuate the inner beauty of YO’s beautiful harmonies and their lyrics poignancy. Accompanied by sporadic…

Day 54 Frou Frou – Let Go

Discovering something new that you never knew existed is always a thrill. In this case, Frou Frou’s Let Go is 10 years old but still every bit as beautiful as it first was when it was released. Comprising of duo Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth, Frou Frou’s Let Go is wonderfully chilled and trippy with…

Day 53 Texture Like Sun – One Great Prize

With a lovely plodding melody, One Great Prize from Australian project Texture Like Sun is a delightfully honest and soft piece of indie-folk. Mark Pearl’s ghostly vocals are a pleasure throughout while the simple accompaniment that springs jauntily along behind creates a warm feeling all over. An album is due out in November so keep…

Day 52 Swiss Lips – In The Water

This makes me want to dance. Swiss Lips’ In The Water is almost ridiculously upbeat with a bouncy style that pines after summer sun and a gigantic beaming smile. Bouncing along with gushingly bright synths, In The Water is truly infectious. Not available to download yet.