Here’s the fantastic new independent music out this week.
Night Flowers, Sleep (Dirty Bingo Records)
This has people talking. And quite right too. It’s an outstanding slice of dream pop, with hints of nineties shoegaze atmospherics, from these pop perfectionists.
“Soaring as it sinks into your subconscious, Night Flowers’ new single is as enchanting as any lullaby. Equal amounts enamoured and enthralling…” The Line of Best Fit
“The London quintet Night Flowers plays glimmering guitar music that manages to be bright and poppy without giving up its melancholic mood.” Stereogum
Gabrielle Papillon, The Tempest of Old (Bird Song)
The Tempest of Old is the Canadian singer-songwriter’s fifth album and it’s packed with alt-folk gems.
You should try to catch Gabrielle on tour – she’s playing in London over the next week, and then in Leeds on 5th October.
“Gabrielle’s strength lies in her poised vocal presence and preternatural ability to place the perfect melody in the perfect place.” Folk Radio UK
Aotoa, Come on People (Jalapeno)
This is another for your Friday night from Jalapeno. It’s a proper mover. Includes top mixes by Lindo Man + Fraems to keep the party going.
Turn it right up.
Love Nor Money, Money (Lost in the Manor)
‘Money’ is another upbeat strum’n’bass epic from this dance trio. Put this on and you will dance and you will have fun.
The Brokeoffs – Brain Damage / Eclipse (Damaged Goods)
It’s The Brokeoffs’ first single and what a cracking start. Two top notch, wonderfully scuzzy cover versions. First up is Pink Floyd’s Brain Damage / Eclipse; second, a magnificent version of the classic House of the Rising Sun.
Also available on lovely 10″ vinyl direct from Damaged Goods.
Post Office, The Marylebone Greenwave (Minority Records)
An album of diverse musical styles – acid jazz, ambient and IDM, imposing rhythms. In parts it’s reminiscent of Herrmann’s Taxi Driver theme. It’s a beautiful, haunting and rewarding 55 minute journey. The fabulous cover art is by Zuzana Lednická of Studio Najbrt.
Graeme S feat. Faiza, Jade Temple (Hsuan Records)
This EP has one foot in footwork, one foot in jungle and, if it had another foot, it would be in r’n’b. One for enjoying late at night.
“…it’s totally transfixing when Faiza drizzles the words come away with me over Graeme’s jagged jungle production like honey.” Fader
Nervous never let you down. You want top end, classic rockabilly? You got it. I’m a particular fan of Horrendous Journey and also Strung Up By The Balls (That’s the Family Name), and not only because that’s a sensational name for a song.