Lovely, lovely, lovely. I hope you’ve all had a rather enjoyable weekend and that the start of the week hasn’t got you down at all. Come on now, life is for the living and so on. Insert inspirational quote. Yada-yada-yada. If you need a bit of cheering up (here comes the plug) then get over to Rormix and give a few videos a watch, discovering some new music while you’re at it. Here are the week’s five top tunes;
Huskies – Beach
Today’s featured artist is Huskies, an unsigned four-piece band from Nottingham who are already getting noticed in all the right places. Their track Whatever Together first came to light through BBC Introducing and its popularity there led to it being synced on a special New York episode of E4’s cult TV show Made In Chelsea.
Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and Tom Robinson at 6Music are fans of the group alongside the team at Amazing Radio. NME featured them a few months back, Fred Perry filmed their set at last year’s Dot To Dot Festival and released their debut EP in November, featuring this lively little number and another great track Surrender.
Fauna Flora – The Arms Of Winter
Throughout all of the eras, styles, and movements in rock music’s relatively brief history, there has remained a special place for the well-crafted, intelligent pop song. Pennsylvanian quartet Fauna Flora have produced 11 of these types of songs on their sparkling self-titled debut. The project of Lancaster-based singer/songwriter Steve Ward, Fauna Flora come from the school of rock where artists like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, and Ron Sexsmith are instructors.
Three Times Over – Two Worlds
Three Times Over are a Four-Piece Rock band from Eastleigh near Southampton, UK. Formed in 2013, they class themselves primarily as Rock/Pop, yet like to keep a fresh variety to their music.
After working hard writing and preparing brand new music, Three Times Over have recently released their new five track EP, now available on iTunes & Spotify. Soon the boys are releasing their debut single ‘Two Worlds’ on June 16th 2014.
Fort Hope – Control
“This is just the beginning of our journey as Fort Hope. Stick with us and let the good times roll”
Four-piece Fort Hope were originally known as My Passion. After their name change they have since released a music video for ‘Control’ Which is on Rormix now.
They have a brand new self-titled EP via LAB Records which is available on pre-sale and is being released on 8 February 2015. The first track from the new EP is called ‘Plans’ – and you’ll receive it immediately when you pre-order, along with their Christmas song ‘Patched & Sewn.’
MAXIXE – What Would Make You Happy?
MAXIXE is the new side-project of The Shapes drummer Marc Pell and We Have Band vocalist Darren Bancroft. ‘What Would Make You Happy’ showcases some awesome synth sounds and the always brilliant vocals from Darren compliment it perfectly. We’re very excited to showcase it on Rormix. According to Darren they are writing new material very soon, so it looks like we have plenty to look forward to in 2015.
You can buy their new album for as much as you like here…
Keep an eye out on the Rormix site for a few words from me later this week!