Over a short and prolific span of a few years, Part Time‘s David Speck (aka David Loca) crafted a lo-fi bedroom-recorded sound that was equal parts psychedelic pop, soft rock, and primitive synth pop. Initially working alone, he cranked out many records for labels like Loglady, Mexican Summer — 2013’s PDA is a highlight — and Burger while maintaining a high hit-to-miss ratio. Joined on-stage by a full band, Speck eventually used them on his first album recorded in a studio, 2018’s Spell #6.
Making themselves known for their participation in the last edition of Bala Perduda, Honolulu are Lea and Quentin Mevel, two French brothers settled in Barcelona who make a subtle and elegant dream pop very close to the sound of Beach House. A similarity that we could see in their first single “Sparrows”, the first advance of is first album.
British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka and UK wunderkind Tom Misch have joined forces on the new soulful collaborative track ‘Money’.
‘Money’ puts Kiwanuka’s distinctive vocals on full display, backed by Misch’s infectious disco beat and funky guitars. With its easy inviting rhythm and slick basslines, ‘Money’ is a clear contender for song of the summer. The new single also features backing vocals from another old-soul, YEBBA, a powerhouse vocalist and up-and-coming singer-songwriter who hails from Arkansas.
Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away.’
Half the World Away” was written and recorded by Oasis’ Noel Gallagher in late 1994. It was released as the B-Side to the single “Whatever” and later became the theme song for the British series The Royle Family in 1998. Aurora’s version of “Half of the World Away” is fuller in sound with piano, soaring strings and bells accompanying her bright-eyed performance.
Tash Sultana is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom. Since Tash’s grandfather gifted a guitar at the age of three, the self-taught artist quickly developed a unique style that has people lining up to see around the globe. Tash has mastered over 15 instruments, vocals that shine with a magical quality and a live show that needs to be seen to be believed. The one-person powerhouse started out playing open mic nights on a fake id and busking on the streets of Melbourne. Now Tash is selling out every headline show, from theatres to arenas across multiple countries and playing dozens of high profile festivals around the globe.
Tash Sultana last release is ‘Can’t Buy Happiness’ – the first new music since the globetrotting phenomenon’s J Award nominated debut album Flow State. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.
NorCal singer-songwriter Luke Temple refuses to put down musical roots. Both under his own name and as part of Here We Go Magic, he’s wandered from dreamkraut to reggae-tinged synth-pop, to severe, off-kilter folk. The only constant in his journey is his light, twangy tenor—it’s no wonder he’s frequently compared to Paul Simon.
And like all journeys, Temple ends up right back where he started, wiser and wearier than when he began. “Wounded Brightness,” the lead single from Temple’s forthcoming album Both-And, refracts his earliest Sufjan Stevens-meets-Timothy Leary freak-folk through a mature, bossa nova prism.