Introducing…Orchards

With lush melodies and intricate musicianship, Brighton math pop outfit Orchards are a unique proposition. Deftly combining hooks that one would sell their grandmother for and riffs fueled by funk and math rock, the group provide a ludicriously fun and engaging experience.

Orchards are following in the footsteps of bands such as Everything Everything and Foals. Last year they debuted with ‘Losers/Lovers’, Orchards are back with their brand new single, ‘Sooner’.

The muses of La Musa: Nimmo

Back in 2016, the band’s exceptional sound managed to combine the thrills of city life with an almost melancholic charm that always kept them grounded. But in the last few years, the band has moved through many shifts that have completely transformed the direction and aesthetic of the group. After releasing a string of brilliant singles through major label Sony Music as a five-piece, now only two original members remain and their time on the label is now at an end. But not ones to leave anything unfinished, the two remaining members, Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, return to deliver their long-awaited debut album ‘The Power’, a smooth and dark return for the duo.

Taking influence from the formative trip-hop and alt-pop sounds, ‘The Power’ instantly has this feeling of longing behind it. Rather than unleash a flurry of high-energy cuts as we might have expected, this new collection manages to blend and merge a diverse range of different inspirations all together, delivering a eclectic and exciting debut release.

Favourite Gig: Hot Chip

Tonight Razzmatazz plays host to British band Hot Chip as they present their brilliant seventh album, ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (2019). Alexis Taylor, Joe Godard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin have been making us dance non-stop for nearly two decades, and the list of electronic pop hits they’ve produced is long: ‘Ready for the Floor’, ‘Over and Over’, Boy from School’, ‘One Life Stand’, and so many more. For this new album they’ve come up with more fantastic songs to regale us with, such as ‘Melody of Love’, the band’s new instant classic.

Best Covers: Beck “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime”

“Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” is a hit ballad single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer. He has said it took only 10 or 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind, as he played both the chords and melodies on the piano. Warren has also said producer David Lord added the big arrangement and strings.

In 2014, Beck also covered the song for the Michel Gondry film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This cover was also used at the end of episode 12 of the TV series Dollhouse and in episode 4 of Luther.

Ville à Dômat #266: ‘Art Sonor’

Una setmana més i un bon grapat de cançons sortides del nostre forn musical. Divus Julius presenta el més nou de Tindersticks, The Big Moon, Oh Wonder i Roisin Murphy entre d’altres. Presentem a nous artistes com Plaza, Lil Peep, Shards o Mealtime i tot sobre els concerts d’aquesta setmana de Hot Chip, Kakkmaddafakka i Low Roar.

Dijous/ Thursday 22h/ 10PM Ràdio Ciutat Vella 100.5FM

Ville à Dômat: Art Sonor

Divus Julius presents: Low Roar

Californian, Ryan Karazija started Low Roar when he moved to Reykavik, Iceland in 2010. It is easy to attribute his atmospheric music to Iceland. It immediately calls to mind the landscape feel as elicited by two of it’s most famous exports: Bjork and Sigur Ros. His eponymous 2011 debut, also showcased his delicate vocals, a cadence similar to Thom Yorke’s, that against the rich, cinematic background, found favor with fans of Radiohead; and bands inspired by them such as Other Lives.

 Two years after Once in a Long, Long While…,they have just released a new album called ross. Tomorrow in concert a Sala Sidecar.

Hit of the week: Mealtime ‘Sublime’

Emerging earlier this year with debut track ‘Denim’ and subsequent single ‘Teef’, Manchester-based alt-pop six-piece Mealtime return  with propulsive new single ‘Sublime’.

The serrated noise-pop track buoyed by an acidic bassline, is accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek video where the band members move from the tedium of a day job into a limousine, before ending up on a Babestation style chat line.

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