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Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Sounds #27 28/1/16




WYVERN LINGO - LETTER TO WILLOW
Irish female three-piece (Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane) from County Wicklow share new single, the title track from their upcoming debut EP via Irish label Rubyworks. Led by the jazzy vocals of vocalist and drummer Caoimhe, they add a funk styled vibe to fresh pop percussion and crafted harmonies. On tour in the UK with Hozier, they play three nights at Brixton Academy, London, January 29 - 31. Star rating: ***/5




VIOLA BEACH - BOYS THAT SING
Released last Friday, the new single from the Warrington indie-pop outfit, following on from success of last year's debut single 'Swings and Waterslides'. Reverb rich, jangly guitar lines and upbeat melody. Catch live tomorrow (January 29) at London's Koko, and tomorrow at Carsons, Middleton. Star rating: ***.5/5




WHY WE LOVE - LUCKY ONE
Lead cut - out now - from the Bristol/Cardiff indie-pop quartet's (which features siblings Joe and Rachel Wellfair) second EP ‘The Boy You Knew’, released through My Little Empire Records on March 25. Melodic guitars, big drums and vocal harmonies combine with bittersweet lyrics for instant appeal. Star rating: ***.5/5




GET INUIT - MY OH MY
Get a download of "dirty pop" from the Kent outfit's latest offering of catchy riffs, chiming guitar exuberance and singalong melodies in an infectious punk-pop style. What's not to like? Catch live at The Cookie, Leicester tonight (January 28). Star rating: ****/5




GOSH PITH - K9
Detroit duo - Josh Smith (vocals, guitar, electronics, production) and Josh Freed (beats, electronics, production) - follow debut single ‘Waves’ and 'Window EP', with this latest, the title track from their upcoming EP, released February 26. Trap bass, melancholic tremolo guitars and plaintive vocals mesh in a distillation of hip-hop, electronic, pop and rock. Star rating: ***.5/5


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