EP Review: Highlands – Delafaye

After periods of recording from the bedroom of his Louisville apartment , Andrew Shockley -aka DELAFAYE – presents his latest EP ‘Highlands, released last month.

The acoustic guitar and drums takes lead in ‘Part I’ and ‘She Shook Me,’ giving off a sultry soulful rock sensation, where the alternative rocker’s vocals lures between the arrangements. Further along the EP, a sweet harmonica makes a brief presence through third effort, ‘Tripping and Rolling’, adding a feather light folkore feel.

‘Highlands’ EP routes back and concludes with that real gritty soulful/rock combo along with the alluring vocals from the beginning.

There are some potential favorites in this mini package – it was VERY hard to choose – so it’s over to you; have a listen to the EP and pick your favorites and say in the comment box.

Must Listens: Part I, Tripping and Rolling, Part II


New Track! Sandwiches -Daudi Matsiko

sandwiches Daudi Matisko

Alternative folkster DAUDI MATSIKO released his latest single, Sandwiches. Described as a beautiful instance of hushed dark folk, the single is the second effort from his EP The Lingering Effects of Disconnection, released last Friday.

Listen to first single, Take Me Old right here.

New Track! Take Me Old – Daudi Matsiko

Daudio Matsiko

Songwriter DAUDI MATSIKO  gives a heavy dose of dulcet tones and emotionally honest music with latest single Take Me Old, coming from his upcoming EP, The Lingering Effects Of Disconnection.

The three-minute production speaks of love transcending old age, reflected in the lyrics: “I may forget faces, names, our favourite memories, but know my heart is full”. Matsiko’s  soothing timbre floats above the light folk guitar of the track, creating an aura of comforting sadness, which is simultaneously open yet intimate. 

With roots in Uganda and the UK, Daudi’s love affair with music began at the tender age of 8, and began to flourish during his teenage years when he put pen to paper and began to write his own material. A crucial part of his existence, music has served as a therapeutic outlet, comforting him through the troubles life has thrown his way, and has led to the development of his sincere and heartfelt musical style. Having gigged prolifically around Nottingham to build his confidence, he is now set to support synthpop band  Portico in Sheffield, Manchester and London in November.

The Lingering Effects Of Disconnection EP is set for release on 27th November through his label; ok, alright.

EP Review: House Above The Sun

house above the sun

Formerly known as The Healing, HOUSE ABOVE THE SUN have released their self-titled EP this week.

Following suit of their 2014 acclaimed EP, Childhood Home, the four-track offering displays a melodic presence of folk music that meets a real spine tingling, 70s-inspired rock – very reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Dr Hook. Sure to hit the spot with die-hard fans of these 70s cult bands.

Must Listens: Footsteps, Love’s Ugly Twin.


Upcoming Release: Deep – Yeti Love

Yeti Love

Alternative folk duo YETI LOVE will be releasing their latest single Deep on 7th September. This is the first release from their self-titled debut album out in late September, two weeks after the single.

Formed in 2012, Peter Hamilton and Dave Sears have crafted and perfected their heavenly folksy trademark (which they called alt-rogue-folk-rock), featured in their previous track, Lonely Road. The soft folk rockers have taken this one-of-the-kind approach in their forthcoming offering, coupled with strong messages of the ills of today’s society.

As well as having a single and an album in the pipeline, plus an album promotion tour from late September, YETI LOVE have been organising their own festival, The Air Balloon Garden Party, taking place at Rickman Hill Park (Coulson, Surrey) on 29th-30th August.

For future tour dates, please visit their website…but before you take a detour, have a listen to the ever-so-soothing Deep.