Dear Rormix, I know that this is our 25th anniversary and I should have remembered to get you a present, however, these things happen and I hope you’ll forgive me. Once again you’ve provided me with a selection of 5 brilliant tunes and yet I haven’t event got you a card. My sincerest apologies, my love. Yours forever(ish), Ciaran
Sorry you had to see that. Anyway, here are this week’s picks for you to click;
Village Echoes – You Are Mine
Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, Village Echoes formed in 2013 and are a multi influenced, energetic indie rock trio creating music that is certain to appeal to fans of Bloc Party, Jimmy Eat World and Biffy Clyro.
Early 2014 and work began on their new material. The trio found sanctuary in a secluded farmhouse in rural New South Wales, far from the distractions of city life. A new approach, new surroundings and a different writing method would be the reasoning for such escape. This time away would birth what would be the bands follow up tracks to ‘Evolve’.
Laura Gibson – La Grande
Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Laura Gibson grew up in a small isolated logging town called Coquille, in the South Coast region of Oregon, the daughter of the town’s kindergarten teacher and a forest ranger.
Gibson has seen her career swell to include everything from modeling in a Japanese fashion magazine, to receiving a standing ovation from an auditorium full of prison inmates, to a 3 1/2 hour improvised performance art piece with sound artist Ethan Rose and filmmaker Ryan Jeffery.
Algernon Doll – Spilt Milk Perfume
The last three years have been a whirlwind for Ewan Grant (AKA Algernon Doll) and his band. Three album releases have seen them picking up support from the likes of NME Online, The Skinny, Clash Magazine, Impose Magazine, Artrocker, Rock Sound, The Herald and BBC Radio 1, as well as building a healthy live audience on the back of playing the Radio 1 Big Weekend, supporting Royal Blood, Metz, a tour with Honeyblood, embarking on three UK headline tours and soon to hit the US.
Menace Beach – Tennis Court
In the wake of their newly released debut album ‘Ratworld’, Menace Beach has earned the rightful position of today’s featured artist. With the help of MJ from Hookworms, Menace Beach has shaped an easy feel poppy aura influenced from 90’s alternative rock blended in with frolicsome harmonies. Having already made a significant impression on the new music scene with singles ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Tastes Like Medicine’, the band are set for an exciting future.
SOHLA – Clay ft. Robyn Glass
SOHLA is alternative/electronic artist Luke Courtenay-Smith. “I’ve always played percussion, piano & guitar at various levels of competency. Dance music from the early 00’s drew me into the world of electronic, amplified by artists like Skream, Benga, Simian Mobile Disco. Then I discovered how much you could do with software. You can do it all, on your own. And it doesn’t matter if you can’t sing, which I can’t.”
Card is in the post. Honest.