Category Archives: Introducing

Introducing…Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad is Zach Stephenson & Billy Fleming, two childhood sweethearts who met when Billy dropped in on Zach surfing the point, at the tender age of 4. One day, after a few finger paintings and their daily nap, Billy & Zach made a pact to become the greatest band… out of Windang (Australia).

Fast forward a few years (about 15) and the boys still have their afternoon nap, only now it’s after surfs or jams, and often both. Combining their passion for the ocean with a love for garage and old school 60’s surf tunes, Hockey Dad writes some catchy as f*&k surf pop hits which they are ready to share with everyone outside their hometown.

Hockey Dad have announced their new album, Brain Candy’. Produced in Seattle with John Goodmanson, the Aussie duo’s third full-length is due on 29th May via Farmer & The Owl / BMG, preceded by new single ‘Itch’.

Introducing…Fling

Fling, described as “combining the folktronica of The Beta Band, the psychedelic grooves of ‘Screamadelica’ era Primal Scream and the visceral turn of phrase of The Fat White Family”, are a Bradford-located band playing an experimental mixture of rock, indie, pop and a handful of other genres. Last year they released their debut album Fling or Die.

Introducing…Moonchild

With a unique style of alternative R&B, soul and new-school jazz that has cemented their spot in today’s music scene, Moonchild continue to intertwine lyrical concepts with expansive glistening melodies, harmonies and irresistible interludes.

Little Ghost marks the return of LA-based trio Moonchild with their most thoughtfully crafted and complete album to date. Led by singles “Too Much to Ask” and “Money”, the release sees multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson channel boundless sonic energy as they explore some of the most personal aspects of what it is to be in love and to believe in who you truly are. Tonight in concert at La Nau.

Introducing…Arsenal

Arsenal consists of the Belgian musicians Hendrik Willemyns and John Roan. Since their debut single “Release” in 1999, Arsenal have released six albums, collaborating with a wide range of international singers and musicians including Mike Ladd, Shawn Smith, John Garcia, Grant Hart, and Johnny Whitney. Whilst rooted in electronic dance music, Arsenal have incorporated numerous other genres of music into their albums, from African and Latin American rhythms to pop, hip hop, and indie rock.

Introducing…Purple Mountains

Purple Mountains is the new nom-de-rock of David Berman from the Silver Jews. Purple Mountains is also the name of what will be known as one of his greatest albums – full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of hand-crafted country-rock joys and sorrows that sing legendary in cracked and broken hearts. David Berman died one month after his debut album.

Introducing…FOLK9

FOLK9’s “Sunglasses” (แว่นกันแดด) probably takes us closest to a radio hit on this list, with its immediate chorus and a colourful video that follows the song’s title.

With this video, the Bangkok-based quartet of Kittapas Surinta (vocals, guitars), Boripat Saengsiri (guitars), Korawat Sangtaweep (bass) and Nattaya Sorahong (drums) create a laid-back atmosphere which was perfect for the summer when it came out, but it will actually work anytime of the year or day. Their album is called ‘Chinese Banquet’.