New Track: Kinkajou – Miss

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Following the release of their debut EP, Do You Feel Electric? in December, electronic-rock duo MISS are back into the spotlight – and let me tell you – this time around, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Unlike for delicately dark compositions featured in their four-track set, the explosive offering makes way for the gritty, low-down funky guitar riffs, flirting with the wayward drums, which creates a too-cool-for-school, 70s vibe. If you have a moment, boost your day and listen to the London-based alternative rockers at work.

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.

Upcoming Release: Release Me – The Phantom Sound

THE PHANTOM SOUND are ready to drop their latest effort, Release Me which is the 2nd single from their self-titled debut album out in October.

The indie rock/pop band is heavily influenced by frontman Marisa’s love for the late 70s and early 80s punk and new wave movements, gaining inspiration from artists such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Ramones, and Duran Duran.

She’s been fortunate to work with several excellent and accomplished artists on this album. Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M. is producing the album as well as playing on it. Clem Burke, drummer of Blondie, plays on several of the tracks and Pierre DeReeder, bass player from Rilo Kiley also contributes, among other talented musicians.

Her single, Get to Me, was the top voted song on Charlie Ashcroft’s Audition Show, and has had various radio plays around the U.S. and U.K. She wrote and recorded this album in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Paris. Originally from Los Angeles, Marisa now lives in London.

Release Me will be out in September…but for now, check it the striking video.

EP Review: Childhood Home – The Healing

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I came across this little treasure which comes in the form of a four-track EP, Childhood Home, by London – based panoramic rockers THE HEALING.

Why is this EP a real treasure? It’s just good wholesome music, nothing less. Consisting of Jim Moreton (vocals, guitar), Nicolas Py (drums), Sam Thiery (bass) and Ariel Moreton (harmony vocals), the band pull together a perfect mix of melodic guitars and drums with groovy rock undertones and dreamy vocals that reflect on the years of a rollercoaster childhood.

Their stamp on soft rock have been widely compared to heavyweights, NEIL YOUNG, WILCO, LED ZEPPELIN  KURT VILE, LUCINDA WILLIAMS and THE BEATLES – but after listening to this EP, I can’t help but think there’s a slight feel of  1970’s FLEETWOOD MAC.

Have a listen and see if you agree.

The #Mustlistens: No Virtue, Losing My Way, Childhood Home