So as I sit here, wallowing in self-pity due to a mystery illness, I’m thankful for the folks over at Rormix for putting some content together so that I don’t have to. Expect more reviews/ramblings/plugging from me on Thursday but for now I’ll leave you with 5 tracks picked for your pleasure by Rormix’s finest;
BEGINNERS – Who Knows
BEGINNERS are a two piece indie-pop act from LA, who’s buzzy and atmospheric synth lines make everyone dream of better days. They reunited after years to write their debut EP, and ‘Who Knows’ is probably the strongest track from it. Their video is a perfect match, with the camera tracking a rollerblading genie as he dances his way though the sunlit streets of LA.
Rhodes – Raise Your Love
When I tell you that David Rhodes only picked up a guitar for the first time In January of last year, you will not believe me. Fresh talent with raw vocals, that have been compared to none other than Jeff Buckley. After releasing his debut EP in October 2013, he has supported the likes of Laura Marling, Rufus Wainwright and Nick Mulvey as well as headlining his own UK tour.
The Garden – What We Are
Twin brothers Wyatt & Fletcher Shears are an electric punk duo with a real clout. As well as creating some incredible sounds, they have also been known to dabble in modelling, with the Saint Laurent Paris fashion house flying them Paris Fashion Week to walk the runway. “We walk quickly. We dress quickly. We work quickly. We record quickly,” says Wyatt when asked about their catwalk experience and their debut vinyl ‘The Life And Times Of A Paperclip’.
Farewell Dear Ghost – Fire
Austrian indie-rock band Farewell Dear Ghost provide a tempo that will keep you on your toes, as it sways up and down with a fascinating vocal from lead singer Phillipp Szalay. ‘Fire’ is no exception to this, as it lulls you into a false sense of security for the first minute, before erupting into a powerful indie rock track.
Tall Ships – Phosphorescence
Brighton Based post-rock band Tall Ships have become renowned for their complex layers of guitar and relentless sound, and their offering of ‘Phosphorescence’. The song is taken from the album ‘Everything Touching’, the single was released in April this year via Big Scary Monsters/Blood And Biscuits. In the video you can watch the band making music and then drinking cups of tea, bringing them back down to the rest of our levels.