I have to admit, the tunes these three sisters make are my pleasure (notice I didn’t say “guilty”). In fact, I’m proud to say that I’m falling, falling, falling in love with this band. Check out their cover of Hazy Shade of Winter here.
Github for musicians … that’s how I would describe Blend. Music creation today often includes messy email threads and quirky hacks by the industry’s most determined. And though music creators are so passionate about collaborating, sharing and distributing their work, there isn’t really a Beta community for them to share it in. The purpose of […]
A friend of mine introduced me to Ghost Loft and I got hooked immediately. The soft electric sounds and beautiful beats are mesmerizing and irresistible. It’s the perfect music to make artwork to.
I met Kirkis about a year ago through mutual friends, and we got talking a bit at the café he was working at. At some point he casually mentioned that I should come along to one of his gigs. I didn’t realize he made music, and as every other kid in Melbourne seems to be […]
It’s been four years since Blue Roses (aka Laura Groves) first enchanted us with her eponymous self-titled debut album. She’s been quiet in the last couple years but finally came back as main vocalist for London-based collaborative band Nautic (with producer Bullion and Young Turks labelmate Tic) at the end of last year.
I had the pleasure to befriend English singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark when I was in London last summer. At age 23, she has already released three LPs. Her latest, The Still Life, came out via Bella Union this April. While her floating voice is intact, she has successfully broadened her sound with ethnic instruments and contemporary […]
I first photographed Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert at Celtic Connections 2011 in the UK. Despite it being their first ever show outside of Japan, their folk/country/Japanese nursery rhyme-inspired music received a rapturous reception.
Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]
I’ve been a fan of Ben Mason for a long while now. I discovered his music via MySpace a few years back and I remember that his tunes were on the top of my heavy rotation list. Why he wasn’t more famous back then I don’t know: his songwriting is timeless, heavily influenced by the sixties and seventies with a soothing voice and moving lyrics.
Don’t you just love when you accidentally find refreshing new music! I was lucky enough to stumble upon Fox Capture Plan, a trio of creative fellows, while browsing one of the most random stores on the planet. The group consists of Ryo Kishimoto on the piano, Hidehiro Kawai playing bass, and Tsukasa Inoue on the drums. […]
The Icelandic indie folk band that have captured the hearts of Australia had originally set out to rock the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney after they had played at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay. How things change!
Quality headphones are a must in these modern times, and it doesn’t hurt if they look good as well. That’s where the Logitech Ultimate Ears 6000 come in. Comfortable, well pitched, and offering a beefy sound, these over-ear headphones also harbour an array of helpful features.
Ground Up has become a driving force in Philadelphia’s rising hip-hop community. The group is made up of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Azar and Baltimore, Maryland’s Malakai. Ground Up has released several mix-tapes over the past half decade, including Supernatural (2012) and the DJ Cannon produced Up Late (2011). The group has notably also worked with […]
UZIMON has been blazing a trail since 2009 with his original blend of Reggae Dancehall and Hyper-Roots-Rock style. Straight out of Bermuda, and known for his wild stage antics, outrageous lyrics, and inexorable dedication to the true sound of reggae, UZIMON has been labeled “the Anti-Matisyahu. An outsider, yet a dogged practitioner of the true […]