Alfie Templeman’s bedroom is painted orange, plastered with posters and cluttered with several instruments. The 15-year-old Templeman is studying for his GCSEs, and he has perhaps the ultimate distraction. Full of soft, slow indie-pop and chunky choruses, his debut EP, Like An Animal, has just come out on Chess Club Records, and music takes up his every moment.
He sounds like he wants to whoop with joy, and you can’t blame him. Music has filled Templeman’s head since he can remember, and he’s been making songs alone in his bedroom for the past few years, in the same intimate fashion as his favourite songwriters, from Neil Young to Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.
There is no doubt that Australia has been and is one of the places where there’s more music talent like Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizzard, Jet or the young singer-songwriter from Melbourne who will visit Vida Festival 2019: Didirri. With just a couple of singles and a just-released EP, Measurements (Unified, 2018), Didirri aroused the interest of such influential media as Triple J, among others. All this thanks to his passionate and tender folk-pop that rises with strength in its direct sweepers with songs like “Jude” or “Blind You”. A jewel to discover and enjoy.
Lately, the cosmopolitan New York rapper Theophilus London and the Tame Impala main man Kevin Parker have been putting in a lot of work together. They’re calling their project Theo Impala, and they dropped three new songs (one of which features Ariel Pink) on Beats 1 Radio. They unveil the video for “Only You,” their faithfully slick cover of a 1984 synth-disco track from the Nigerian musician Steve Monite.
Liverpool is producing some of the most exciting new musical artists in the UK right now, with Her’s and Pizzagirl amongst others putting the indie spotlight on the city. Alex Stephens aka Strawberry Guy dropped his excellent woozy debut dream pop single ‘Without You’. Since then the track has gone on to have nearly 700,000 plays on YouTube which is amazingly impressive for a self-release, without the PR and label machine behind it.
Moonlighting as a live keyboard player for The Orielles, Stephens has been getting a taste for tour-life and is gearing up to take Strawberry Guy live – watch this space! With many more unreleased tracks and a forthcoming EP release on the horizon, we’re really excited to hear more music and watch Strawberry Guy bloom. Strawberry Guy is for fans of Beach House, Tame Impala and Yellow Days. Read our chat below.
Great News are one of the biggest music revelations from Bergen. The Norwegian trio, after having released a single of songs, returns with a new one: “Told”. A new breakthrough of their first LP Wonderfault where the band will show off their impressive daze-pop influenced by bands like Tame Impala or Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Today at Vida Festival.
KYANOS is a four-piece jazzy-psychedelic band from Suffolk in the United Kingdom consisting of Zach Franklin, Fintan Wightman, Sam Golding and Seth Bauly. They take a large influence in their sound from bands such as Tame Impala, HOMESHAKE and The Doors , as well as each individually enjoying a wide range of different artists, from Dorothy Ashby the jazz harpist to the math rock band toe. All this creates a more eclectic, diverse atmosphere in which the band can explore many different musical paths that come together to create a more unique sound.
I Dottore, nuestro particular cirujano musical nos regala esta semana una colosal y sorprendente versión. Tame Impala hicieron una versión del conocido tema ‘Angel‘ de Massive Attack en uno de sus conciertos del mes de Junio en Australia. Una version terroífica y pantagruélica esta “Angel” de los fabulosos Massive Attack‘s perteneciente a su exitoso disco Mezzanine.