Chan Marshall has been making music as Cat Power for about 20 years now. She was discovered by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar. Since then she has released 9 albums. Cat Power’s cover “Sea of Love” -a Phil Phillips’ classic- was prominently featured in the acclaimed film Juno.
The Dublin rock band features 19-year-old Elijah Hewson (who sometimes goes by Eli for short) on vocals and rhythm, Robert Keating on bass, Ryan McMahon on drums, and Josh Jenkinson on lead guitar.
The four-piece band met while they were in school at St. Andrews College in Blackrock, Dublin, and gained popularity in the local Dublin music scene before releasing their first studio single .Hewson’s voice and stage presence are drawing widespread comparisons to those of his rocker dad, Bono of U2.
Inhaler will be embarking on their first headlining tour through Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium in September and their first North American tour as the opening act for Blossoms in November. Inhaler have shared a new video for ‘Ice Cream Sundae’, shot by Irish director Hugh Mulhern. The band’s third single following ‘My Honest Face’ and ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’, it marks their first for new label Polydor.
Dressed up in cultish imagery, complex lyricism and a mutating, tradition-be-damned approach to rock music’s typical sonic palette, King Nun’s long-awaited debut album ’Mass’ is a coming-of-age record like few others.
After they dropped their fab debut EP ‘I Have Love’ last year, King Nun have finally announced details for their first full-length, ‘Mass’. Coming out on 4th October via Dirty Hit, They’re celebrating the announcement by revealing deliciously dark first cut ‘Black Tree’.
The smooth, hypnotic voice of the Syrian singer and composer Bedouine, whose real name is Azniv Korkejian, could be compared with that of Karen Dalton, Minnie Riperton or Laura Marling. The leisurely echoes of Bohemian folk from the 60s, served up as if they were infusions of bossa nova, are capable of fully attracting the listener. Her debut album, which bears her name, was produced by Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, The Black Keys). In Barcelona she will present her second album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy on Saturday 21st of September at 9PM at Pça Joan Coromines.
Whilst previous single ‘Bad Blood’ aims for Talking Heads, ‘Teeth’ makes you look silly by destroying all previous conceptions of what you thought Working Men’s Club would be musically; but they help you dance away the smirks regardless.
A lazy review would associate ‘Teeth’ with LCD Soundsystem, however instead there’s more of a Post-punk Kraftwerk at play – coupled with a very prominent Mark E Smith esque vocal – that doesn’t so much invite you to the dancefloor as much as putting a stopper in your dancing shoes.
In short this is perfect evolution for WMC with its obnoxious synths that build throughout before detonating into an indie fuelled samba jam that gets more and more incessant as the track draws on.
Little Simz and her backing group found the time to stop by Triple J to belt through a fairly faithful rendition of the Gorillaz stone cold classic Feel Good Inc.
It’s a pretty true-to-the-original cover, but given Simz manages to not only smash the vocals out of the park, but keep the unmistakable bass line solid as well, it’s worthy of significant praise.