Song of the Day: Hawaiian License Plates – Jaws of Love

Local Natives’ songwriter, vocalist and pianist Kelcey Ayer returns, unveiling ‘Hawaiian License Plates’ – the third single taken from ‘Tasha Sits Close to the Piano’, his upcoming debut album as JAWS OF LOVE. The album will be released digitally on September 22nd with its gatefold coloured vinyl release available in the UK on 3rd November.

The new cut was written by Kelcey while in Honolulu with his wife, was inspired by the shorter Hawaiian license plates he noticed while driving in the rain.

Aycer will play his debut solo headline show on 21st September at The Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A before embarking in a West Coast tour in November. Kicking off in San Francisco at Café Du Nord on the 9th and ending at Barboza in Seattle on the 12th. The talented singer-songwriter is also set to take his compelling live set to the UK and Europe this Winter.

Have a listen to his stunning single…

EP Review: Do You Feel Electric? – Miss

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Fresh blood to the music scene, electronic rock duo MISS have released their entirely self-produced EP, Do You Feel Electric? last month.

Their four-track collection displays an avant-garde (and I have to say) a very dark approach to the aforementioned genres,  creating bitter-sweet volcanic bursts of excitement, well executed by the guitar and the piano (in Shelter).

Based in London and Sussex, these alternative rockers took a big gamble with their debut offering…and it could pay off quite handsomely. Show your support and take time out and listen to the EP.

Must Listens: Smokescreen (watch the video here), Shelter.

EP Review: A Light Echo – Rainbow Shark

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Following the debut release of the critically acclaimed self-titled EP in 2013, Jack Levy (vocals, keys, laptop) and Bill Wright (guitars)- aka  London-based duo RAINBOW SHARK – return, fully refreshed, and are more than ready to unleash their second EP A Light Echo.

A feather light pop rock is featured in the four-track set, pulled together by melodic electronic overtones, which is (sort of) a cross between Depeche Mode and New Order. Have a listen and see if you agree.

Must Listens: Make Me Heavy, Falling For You 

Star Song : Feel it – Keeping The Faith

Just Feel It - Keeping The Faith

If this doesn’t get you going on a night out, nothing will! Today’s star song is from KEEPING THE FAITH. The man behind the record label Ian Halsall drops another Dubstep/Drum ‘n’ Bass track called Feel It – and this guy is no stranger to the music scene. Back in the mid 1990’s Halsall worked on DJ/producer Andy Wetherall’s Sabres of Paradise label.  After taking a break from the music, Halsall came bouncing back in 2012 producing electronic music, infused with dubstep and Drum ‘n’Bass. With the help of major social media websites, the dubstep/Drum ‘n’ Bass connoisseur’s bursting-bass line productions were exposed across the globe – particularly in Siberia, South Africa and New Zealand! Like me, if you’re feeling Feel It (get it!) you can listen to more of Halsall’s tracks here . Halsall will donate will future recordings to charity – nice guy!

I’m loving this song: Forty (Radar Station Remix) by High/Low

I must have played this track AT LEAST ten times today…but I have to say that this is not the typical work of Lee Yates and Steve Weston aka High/Low. I guess the signature sound of this British duo is straight-up alternative rock – there’s no two ways about it!

With the help of producer Simon Bellamy, these Essex rockers have given one of their offerings Forty (let’s say) an electronic treatment – and I have to say it sound so DAMN GOOD!!!! These guys started out in late 2011 and they already have two EPs under their belt. So if you like the sound of the remixed Forty, all of their music is available on Bandcamp.

There’s no sign of High/Low slowing down…..their debut full-length album is coming very soon… to get the real taste ofthe band, here’s the album teaser: