Posts by Chris Budd:
There’s some current buzz going for London artist Jack Garratt, especially for his latest James Blake sounding track “The Love You’re Given” released online a few days ago. I first heard this track the night before last before leaving work on my friend Nisha’s blog, who tipped me to an older (and I believe stronger) track “Worry”. Fantastic.
The latter comes Garratt’s 4-track EP, Remnants, released earlier this year.
Actually, please do listen to this beauty from UK artist Leo Stannard. Lior tipped me to his talent back in August on “Why Don’t We” and recently I’ve been seeing his name popping up around the blogs with his song (and video) for “Please Don’t”, off his Notions EP. Impressive guitar skills and a memorable melody, yup, that’ll get you on this blog. Video and track below.
I’m taking a moment from a pretty productive morning to set my eyes out the window and daydream, listening to “Sweat” by LA/Australia artist RY X. The song is available as a single with “Love Like This” as the b-side.
It’s Friday and I’m blasting some new tunes from Toronto artist Michael Rault. He’s recently signed with Burger Records for the release of his album Living Daylight (out in 2015); “a record that’s a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme – leaving home to make your way in the big city”. What’s below is his current cassingle “Nothing Means Nothing”/”Still Not Sad”, produced in collaboration with members of Fucked Up and Slim Twig, yet written and performed entirely solo. An economic and modernized take on classic rock tropes, take a spin.
A few weeks back, I put up the latest from Wolf Saga, his cover of The Strokes classic “You Only Live Once”. I mentioned in the post that the vocal contribution came from Toronto synth-pop artist LYON, who today I have an original song from. “Cut Me Loose” is her first offering of new music since last year’s acclaimed “Indian Summer” EP, which reveals a more dynamic and sonically developed sound than her previous material. For fans of bands like CHVRCHES (and I definitely hear similarities to Foster The People in the chorus), check out “Cut Me Loose” by LYON.