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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“Sudden Acts” by Temple Invisible

“Sudden Acts” by Temple Invisible

Although the name Temple Invisible isn’t quick to roll off the tongue, this song will quickly climb into your periphery and grab that attention of yours within seconds.  Can songs do that?  Oh yes they can!  The Bucharest-based trio have just released their new electro-pop track called ‘Sudden Acts’ off of their upcoming debut EP ‘Enter_’, (out December 15th).  There’s a little bit of everything current riling through these notes, you’ve got the darker tones of trip-hop subtly grumbling below her sweet airy vocals and the whole thing just feels downright worthy of a repeat play once you get to the end.  Excited by what’s to come.

Haerts – “Giving Up”

Haerts – “Giving Up”

This song feels like kicking in a door alright, there’s the tempo (fast and hooky) the vocals (saccharine and piercing) and the lyrics (catchy and confessional).  This Brooklyn band melt our hearts they do, and they’ll be coming out with their first full-length later this year which we certainly can’t wait very much longer for.  Give it a play and you can grab it over at iTunes now too.

Ooooh we ‘aint givin up on you Haerts.

Brand New Goldroom – “Till Sunrise”

Brand New Goldroom – “Till Sunrise”

A few weeks ago LA-based producer Goldroom gave fans the chance to collaborate and premix his song “Till Sunrise” via the aptly title initiative, “Goldroom Premix”. After stating that the proper single will only arrive today (11/08) it stands as a new-age way to release music. It’s fresh, unusual and I think it worked. It not only involves the fan aspect right at the core of the offering, but it gave artists the opportunity to put their own Gold stamp on the track – something that usually only happens after a single is released. Today marks the release of the original – the egg or, err, is it the chicken of the equation? Whichever way you look at it – it’s a great little pop number written by Goldroom with vocals by Mammals.

Leo Stannard – “Why Don’t We”

Leo Stannard – “Why Don’t We”

Hey!  You!  You over there!  You know that moment when a song sounds like a certain time of day?  The clock has just hit 3pm, it’s a warm summer sunday and you’re full from the best meal, tired from the best laugh-loop and life feels as warm as the temperature outside.  Meet 19-year-old Leo Stannard from a tiny village in Leicester.  If Paolo Nutini, Bon Iver and Ben Howard were ever family members – this would be their little brother.  Just over the 2 minute mark, he slows down the pace and all that’s heard is his voice echoing over, “And I found my place now I can’t go”.

Happy for you to stay, Leo.

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…