Sometimes fate brings a band to your attention for a reason. I feel this happened with Leeds quartet Marsicans.
The Absence EP (Deluxe Edition) was released earlier this month and is filled with dreamy indie pop goodness. 8 tracks including 2 remixes, and ending with a soothing string quartet version of the harmonious song Far Away. This whole EP bleeds a summer that we didn’t have, with opening track Absence transcending you to the middle of nowhere, cruising around with wind flowing through your locks. That is a constant feeling throughout this EP. Far Away eclipsed the other songs for me. The summery riffs, crashing drums, and the perfect harmonies lingered with me for hours after listening. Even the string quartet version left tingles on my arms, taking the song to a different dimension. The remixes by Pixel Fix and Will Featherby, also took tracks Arms of Another and Swimming to another place, and shows just how good the original tracks are.
The Marsicans are out on a huge tour this September and we recommend you catch them. They are an astonishing band we highly tip over the next few months. Get The Absence EP now.
I find it hard to keep a strong interest in hardcore bands. I feel they can stagnate very quickly. Not the case with Scottish band, Swallows. Their new EP, Haunted is their best music to date and has restored my faith in this scene.
The whole EP is a concoction of abrasive vocals cut with the melodic guitars and percussion, giving the quartet their strongest release to date. Haunted draws similar sounds to La Dispute and Frank Carter, taking you on a brutal melodic journey of sheer perfection.
With a delicate sound in Almost Always, to the poetic feature of Adam Craig on A Tired Soul, you are taken on an intense music journey with a band that knows how to get to your core.
Heading out on tour on 9th September, be sure to check these guys out for a raucous on new levels. Haunted is out now, be sure to get your copy here.
This band caught my eyes a few months ago when I stumbled across this North London duo a few months back with their grunged filled track Bassline Bitch. So when Nova Twins released their debut EP last week I was fucking buzzing. And still am.
Opening with their latest single Hitlist, this EP takes you on a journey of harsh tongued rhymes and filthy guitars, to the dark synths in Drums. The female empowerment this EP gives is unreal and the more I listen, the more I turn it up and go wild. It’s filled with punk, hip-hop goodness that we don’t hear often nowadays, and has essences of old Rage Against the Machine throughout.
These are two girls I wouldn’t want to mess with and look forward to them kicking ass in the years to come with their unique blend of music.
So the main releases are out. The highly anticipated new album from The Qemists, Warrior Sound and the debut alt rock album from Boy Jumps Ship, Wake Up. It has been manic. I’ve been trying to become organised (I know, I’m already Miss Perfectionist as is!) and making sure I can manage and work both campaigns, although my focus has been The Qemists. I would be lying if I said it was plain sailing. Trying to keep communication between bands, PRs and press has been a pain, if not the most annoying thing. However the lack of communication has not hindered these releases and have both received resounding reviews and praises from fans. Me and my comrad George have tackled the social media mind field for these campaigns. From creating adverts (NOT FUN) on Facebook, sharing, retweeting, yelling. The usual social media tactics. If I can give you any advice is don’t be afraid to make mistakes, social platforms are all about trial and error. One thing may work one week then completely flop the following. If you find something that works, and works well repeatedly use it to its full advantage! By christ we certainly have.
We also had a sneaky Therapy? release amongst the chaos of the big album launches. Tides EP came out and if anything that campaign went plain sailing. Therapy? fans are fans for life and will by anything that the band release. Have to say it is a cracker of an EP. Not heard it yet? Why not!
You think once the releases were out we could mellow down a bit – wrong! We have to keep the momentum for each release going to essentially keep the fire alive. So if you want to see what we have been doing head to Amazing Record Co’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website for all your new music needs.
Canadian quartet, ROMES are set to cause a stir with their summery début EP, Believe. They have a balance of synth pop graced with delectable beats, that make this 4 track release an easy listen – and on repeat! Their lead track Tryna Be, stormed the internet with resounding reviews, and with it’s smooth pop feels throughout it’s easy to see why. This track gives the feeling you are prancing around a sun kissed island and captures positivity at it’s finest. Radio 1 should be all over this that is for sure. Spend The Night certainly has sounds similar to The Weekend, going for a darker intro and then cutting in to a catchy guitar riffs. It gives this track an edgy feel.
Produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Fitz), you can certainly here the highly quality and fine tuning that has gone in to this delicable first release, Listening to When The Night Comes, you can get a feel of what direction this band will be going in. Their polished sound and accomplished yet simple songs will pull in a lot of fans and air play.
Believe EP is out now.
Punk/folk singer-songwriter, Frank Turner is known for championing fantastic emerging talent, and this week he chosen a few amazing, fresh artists for us to champion here at Aesthetic Roots.
Talking about the London based singer-songerwriter, Frank talks about how he discovered U.R.I, “I met Uri when I was doing some stuff at his college. He was miles and away the most talented kid in his class. Now we’re doing a few shows together. He’s great.” U.R.I released his Black Flag EP last year, and has received resounding recognition, and definitely a marker for something big to come.
On first listen, Little Robyn has such a delicate vocal and I personally love the stripped back, DIY sound she gives. “She’s a friend of mine’s cousin, but she blew me away when I saw her play lately.” says Frank. With her songs telling stories, I can’t wait to hear more of hear journey.
I think it would be rude if Frank didn’t choose one of his eclectic, tour buddies, and he has recommended none other than the quirky Will Varley. “Will is on Xtra Mile Recordings now, his latest (third) album, Postcards from Ursa Minor is a masterpiece.” The video below says it all. Lyrical genuis.