And so as I once again return to my keyboard after a week of not being able to write due to the hideous beast that is reality, I merely have to give you a couple of lines of cheap fodder before letting the Rormix team take over to provide you with a selection of 5 excellent music videos (so I’m told!) to help bring a smile to your face. Go get the app, it’s good – honest! Here’s this week’s 5;
Jake Hart – That Touch
Today’s featured artist is South London newcomer, Jake Hart. With only two releases to date, Awake and That Touch, he’s starting to turn heads with his distinctive sound and effortlessly seductive vocals. His music possesses a unique blend of evocative electronic influences injected with a bold flavour of R&B.
Keep your eyes peeled, because we’re sure Jake is destined great things in 2015. You can watch his first music video on Rormix by clicking the image below…
Skilla – Tell It
Skilla is a five girl band from Malmö, Sweden, combining the musical talents of Nina Christensen (vocals), Elin Hörberg (piano), Vanja Gottlow (bass), Lisa Godin (guitar) and Amanda Savbrant (drums).
Vocalist Nina describes their writing style as her going out, breaking her heart, locking herself in and write song. Then her friends in the band “put some really good meat on the skeleton” – and this is how they have managed to create their new album ‘A Storm’.
Somehow Skillas craziness and closeness to the northern lights hits right into your heart. It must be their beautiful melodies, the unmistakable charm of the singer Nina Christensen and the charisma of the band that puts you in this captivating state of mind. In their music, the band from Malmö, Sweden, tells us about the long road back from a broken heart with their peculiar, unique and grandiose pop music. With openhearted honesty and a great musical span Skilla plays music that is heartbreakingly melancholic, ironically cheeky and hopelessly cheerful at the same time.
Swords – Hips
Swords are a three piece alternative band from Dublin. They blend guitars, synths, samples, drums, and piano hooks with Diane Anglim’s haunting and intimate vocals.
The band have just released a Live EP: Swords – Live At Smalltown America. Recorded on Sept 27th 2014 in Derry, the EP has live versions of new material the band have been writing since playing The Olympia Theatre & headlining The Button Factory, Dublin in July.
Introducing themselves in 2012 with the release of their EP Black Balloon, Swords followed it up in 2013 with the Karl Odlum produced debut album Lions & Gold. The first three singles from the album: All the Boys, Lions & Gold and Buildings were play-listed by Phantom 105.2 and aired on RTE 2fm, Today FM in Ireland and BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio NI and Amazing Radio in the UK.
Swords began touring that album with a performance on Other Voices, and marked their album launch with a headline show in Whelan’s. They followed up with a performance at Electric Picnic – getting a ‘must see live’ recommendation from The Irish Times. They finished their year with a live slot on The Works on RTE One TV, leading to a publishing deal with Smalltown America Music UK. They have promised new material for 2015 – so watch this space!
White Fever – Skeleton Disease
White Fever are a four piece British-Scandinavian collective who are the newbies into the Dreamwave scene that has spread over Britain in the past year. Now all based in London, their music does a perfect job of blending dark guitar melodies and light synthpop – creating the perfect in Dreamwave atmospheric sounds.
According to many the main thing which makes this band stand out is the awesome visual showcase they treat their audience to in live settings, with powerful cinematic displays to accompany their dynamic lighting techniques.
PILLARS – Attacker
PILLARS is a London based singer songwriter, who has just self produced her first track ‘Attacker’. Little is known about the songstress herself, but her music speaks for itself. Soft vocal loops and the progressive nature of her track ‘Attacker’ gives an ambient and dream-like feel. Listen for yourself – she’s definitely one to watch.
More from me shortly!