About Lior Phillips

Lior Phillips doesn’t particularly like pie, but seems to dabble in many with growing fears of actually becoming one, some day. Based in Cape Town, South Africa she is a Freelance Wardrobe Stylist & Writer with a firm base in Brand Consulting. There are so many other-wordly bands out there she so often feels it unfair to have only been granted one set of ears. A stickler for detail and a lover of all things that are drastically oversized or undersized (E.G XXL mugs & travel size toiletries) her fixation with fantasy/sci-fi novels live on the same trajectory as her fixation with the world of music – both move and whirl vividly in her imagination; a fitting and introspective backdrop.

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Shura – ”Just Once”

Shura – ”Just Once”

On her second single Shura sings, “Have you ever been lost/We could get lost/I wanna get lost” and if, as the press release for “Just Once” rings true, and it is indeed the prequel to her first single “Touch” – we get the full weight of both songs instantly, in tone and temperament.  You’ll want to get lost with her in this song and in her world, straight away.  She’s apparently unsigned, which – hell – judging from both singles won’t last very long.  In the meantime, I have a sneaky suspicion we’re going to listen to this more than ‘just once’…

After Midnight

After Midnight

“Nothing good comes after midnight” – yeah, you can say that again! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been craving a bit of rugged-edged lip-spitting grit in my ears lately – and Dorothy delivers.  The raw rock temperament combined with the undeniable talent of this LA band embody a guilty pleasure that will linger long after midnight…

Filligar – “Motor Shine”

Filligar – “Motor Shine”

In October last year we shared Chicago indie rockers Filligar new track “Photos Of Madrid” and predicted quite a few things in terms of their sound taking a little hop and skip toward a new direction – a direction we were only too ecstatic to hear.  Now they’re working on their sixth album and shared another gem with us called “Motor Shine”.  According to Paste – where the song just premiered – the new album was recorded in a studio that the band built inside an old boat warehouse in California.  “Motor Shine” and its hooky chorus allow for Jonny Mathias’s vocals to lead the way yet again, and the soothing familiarity and warmth of the melody certainly sound as relaxed as the summertime in California and really only mean one thing: we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!

Ryn Weaver – “OctaHate”

Ryn Weaver – “OctaHate”

Anything involving/created by or composed with members of the bands we love are naturally going to set the bells ringing in our ears, so when it popped up that Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit lead singer) co-produced a new pop song we had to press play. The track title is “OctaHate” and it’s by New Yorker Ryn Weaver. Another one to stack atop all the other Summer tunes.

There are moments in the spaces between her lyrical verses (in the beginning and the end of the song) that shouts Jessy Lanza’s track “Kathy Lee”, which I’ve put below, because well why the blimming not. Interesting to see how foundations can be built on by different artists covering various genres.

Low Roar

Low Roar

You know, on the first listen I was so hypnotised I had almost forgotten I was listening to a song I had never heard before, I drifted off into a pleasant state of familiarity and it’s not very often that a 6-minute new song can do that to you.  On the second listen, I immediately heard newcomer Low Roar‘s Icelandic heritage flutter in with whirly, bubbling tonal affections.  Isn’t his timing incredible?  His new album is out in a couple of days, July 8th.

Low Roar, high praise.

New Single From JAWS, “Be Slowly”

New Single From JAWS, “Be Slowly”

JAWS the four piece indie poppers from England who formed the band two years ago, have recently announced they’ll be putting out a debut album titled, “Be Slowly” on the 15th September via Rattlepop.  So it’s only fitting that their first single is the title track, one that seeps into that sweet dreamy pleasure zone guitar bands from yesteryear usually bring to mind.  The video matches the song perfectly, hazy layers of Connor Schofield’s vocal intertwined with jangly surf-pop guitar rhythms.  Sure this one will make its way onto your playlists, it’s a pretty irresistible replayer plus, you’ll Be swaying Slowly in no time.