“Emoticons” by The Wombats, from their upcoming release of “Glitterbug”.
“What Can I” is the second glimpse into Indoor Voices’ forthcoming EP Auratic and features vocals of friend and fellow Bleeding Gold Records alum, Alisha Erao of Asheville based Alligator Indian. As with the process for the previous video, “Say“, Alisha was asked to contribute some cellphone footage to incorporate into the video for “What Can I”, which she shot at a local summer fair.
Jonathan Relph from the band states the song “is about a bad collaborative experience on the previous S/T release. It’s about listening to others and trying, in good faith, to identify when expectations are clouding your ability to see something simply for what it is.”
I’ve got another new track from Irish band Moscow Metro, to accompany the single “Late Night Radio” that I posted last week. “Berlin Prayer” came together around the first night of the bands’ German tour, inspired by the street art and graffiti colouring Berlin’s buildings. It was something the band have never seen before and they talked about what words might mean.
Lead singer Pops says “At one stage I imagined the graffiti as prayers, not in the religious sense, but with a similar sense of something spiritual, seeking to communicate a message to the city. I don’t know why, I was obviously seeing what I wanted to see. Later we found out most of the graffiti was ‘pimmel’. Later on, at a sold out show in a WWII bunker in Stuttgart we found out that ‘pimmel’ was the German word for penis, so our artistic interpretations were on fire.”
It’s been an incredible week for new music, mainly in new material from a bands I’ve covered multiple times on the blog. I can add Irish electro-pop duo Young Wonder to that list. Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman are back with new music and hints of a debut album called Birth. Here’s “Intergalactic”.