Oscar Scheller is the latest London singer songwriter to catch our ear He first self-released a track entitled ‘Never Told You’ back in 2013 that caught the attention of several music websites at the time, but has seemingly since disappeared from the web since then. Simply going by the mononym Oscar, he’s an art school graduate who is classically trained but unable to read music, and the track ‘Beautiful Words’, twins a very English attitude with sounds from warmer, more optimistic climates.
Oscar’s music is romantic and melancholic in equal measures, but its feel good nature means it’s a greater treat than any of your current singer songwriters who have achieved mainstream radio play.
Oscar Scheller has returned with another new number and with his whole name this time enlisting pal Pawws for a guest spot. The song is taken from a forthcoming longer release ‘HTTP404’, due out later this year.
The old folks of London will say that they saw a kid fooling around at a bus stop in Camden, getting on the roof of a double-decker, singing apparently absurd lyrics in broken Spanish and sounding like a stag night in Benidorm. The youngsters will say that they haven’t got a clue. Because Jimothy , the alias which conceals Timothy Gonzales, is the best thing that has happened to highly viral bedroom pop since the Internet stopped being a technology used exclusively by the CIA. Jimothy – FKA Jimothy Lacoste – has dropped his first ‘official’ single of 2019, ‘Getting Talkative’.
The Murder Capital, alongside Fontaines D.C. and Just Mustard, are one of a raft of exciting new bands emerging out of Ireland right now. The group have done things the old fashioned way, keeping releases to a minimum and touring relentlessly, including a recent jaunt with righteous punks Idles.
The Murder Capital’s energy is more palpable as the members embody the twists and turns of their songs that are indebted to 1980s new wave, punk rock, garage and shoegaze. The post-punk outfit share new song “Green & Blue.,”
Queen Zee may have only just released their debut album but they’ve already garnered a cult-like fanbase through their influential activism and raucous live shows. Named “The Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids” by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, and “Strange, weird & crazy” by Iggy Pop, the five Liverpudlians combine pop melodies with a punk attitude that bring in an eclectic audience.
Queen Zee claim to be an alien concept. Not much is known about their origins other than Davine began as a solo artist but used the name “and the Sasstones” to give the impression it was a full band project and confuse listeners. Queen Zee pride themselves on their diversity of topics, touching on serious issues such as homophobia and transphobia. They released their debut self-titled album which has been praised.
22-year-old Amsterdam-based Pip Blom started writing, recording and releasing her own indie-pop tunes with a twist in 2016. Early songs, which were simply uploaded to the internet, quickly amassed thousands and thousands of plays – prompting Pip to recruit a band and start playing them live. The band’s energetic live show quickly pricked the ears of press and radio – with Vice’s music channel hailing Pip as ‘ready to join the ranks of 2018’s rising guitar acts’, and BBC 6 Music DJ Marc Riley hailing them as ‘perfect pop’. Not bad going for someone whose early ambitions were to write a few songs and upload them to the internet in case people wanted to hear them.
9Bach have been commissioned to create a genre-defying piece that will explore miscommunication and misinformation in a bilingual, multimedia age. The piece will be a collaboration between the band and acclaimed drummer Andy Gangadeen (Massive Attack, Jeff Beck, amongst others) who will add an electronic slant to the band’s distinctive sound. The composition will contain words sung in the Welsh language by Lisa Jên, with actor Maxine Peake voicing a spoken word piece in English, which will be an interpretation or feel of the Welsh lyric’s meaning.
Four years after their debut ‘Heads of Woe’, Geppetto & Co. travelled from Antwerp to Wisconsin, USA to record their next album ‘Passages’. Under the wings of the great Brian Joseph, the producer of Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens.
The very first full album by Geppetto & the Whales came out early 2014. This beautifully crafted debut, from this Belgian indie band, sounds mature and young at the same time. It blends beautiful little melodies with overwhelming soundscapes. Geppetto & The Whales have a sound that is both classic and endlessly refreshing. New album ‘Passages’ is out now.