BBC 6 Music-Approved Duo Betty Pulls A Fast One Shares Upcoming Single, ‘PlantHunter’

After receiving a firm backing from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, alternative electro/pop outfit BETTY PULLS A FAST ONE (BPFO) are back with full force for their first release of the year titled ‘PlantHunter’.

An airy bed of lo-fi electronics introduces the three-and-a-half minute piece, providing the perfect platform for the delightfully askew vocal performance – which puts you in the mind of 80s pop band Orange Juice and 90s alternative rock band Pulp – to claim centre stage.

BPFO consists of Mal R and Jon K, who came under the radar with their 2016 debut song ‘Today I am Prince’, followed up by their debut album ‘Dressed in Birds’ released in 2018, which chronicles unrequited love and how the planet seems to be set on course for a downward spiral.

The album included their first official single ‘It’s Her Kindness (That Turns Me On)’ which was played on BBC 6 Music and described as ‘classic songwriting’. Tracks from the album have since featured on Lonely Oak Radio, Wolfman Radio and Radio Candy.

As well as providing vocals for BPFO, vocalist and songwriter, Malo Ramsoir has appeared on Hungary’s national Petőfi TV and has also recorded with musicians in the UK, Argentina, Hungary and Spain. As vocalist, he also makes one half of the electronic duo, LiiN.

Songwriter and musician Jon K also has another project up his sleeve with an instrumental collection of music under the name S.W.O.R.N.

Available on all major music platforms from 25th March, ‘PlantHunter’ is the first release from their album, coming out later this year.

Follow BPFO via:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettypullsafastone
Twitter: https://twitter.com/a_pulls
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bpfo

 

 

 

UK experimental rap collective CiiMATiX unveiled debut single ‘FR33MIND’

Coming straight out of South London, CiiMATiX have dropped their debut single ‘FR33MND’, released last Friday (6th March).

With strong leanings towards grime, UK garage, rock, reggae, soul, world music and jazz, the collective comes through with conscious songwriting, self-exploration and experimentation, akin to Wretch 32, Octavian, Kojey Radical or EarthGang,

‘FR33MND’ forms part of their forthcoming debut EP ‘CiiMATiX Vol 1’, set for release in May, and will be followed by their debut visual album ‘Sound Mind’ in the autumn. This is a great introduction to the guys…check out ‘FR33MND’ below…

Song of the Day: Last Forever – Pyramid Tropic

Fueled by late nights in basement studios and frequent runs to the local café for coffee, PYRAMID TROPIC is a study in contrasts. The group’s music is percussive, synth-based dance music. One member is known as the singer/songwriter of a Toronto-based indie pop band while the other is recognized for designing music production software used by programmers working with Bjork, Coldplay and Depeche Mode. The chemistry was instant and the creative rush resulted in a flood of tracks being completed in their respective studios.

The initial reaction to their music was positive with The Wild Honey Pie describing first single, ‘My Destroyer,’ as a “dirty synth pop gem”. Sensing that this was a completely new musical direction for them, the duo has performed mainly in Europe at the legendary electronic club Katine am Berghain in Berlin, the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the Water Rats Theatre in London and for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Pyramid Tropic’s new single, ‘Last Forever’, carries on the 80s theme, that immediately puts you in the mind of Depeche Mode and perhaps New Order. Introduced by a gritty electronic drive, ‘Last Forever’ leads up to a percussive, synth-based dance piece.

This is ‘pop – goodness’ right here…check out ‘Last Forever’ below. Be sure to look out for a series of singles, EPs and remixes from these guys throughout this year.

EP Review: Time I Got Goin’ – House Above The Sun

Five-piece act, HOUSE ABOVE THE SUN‘s latest EP, ‘Time I Got Goin,’ carries on their neat theme of upbeat, feather light indie folk/rock/Americana from their 2017 EP, ‘Five Hours North’ (featured through intro single ‘Trains’ and ‘Time I Got Goin) but with a hint of bluesy country soul.

‘Small Town’ and ‘Footsteps’ are probably the best pieces that showcase their new-found sound, where an indie rock/folk combo serves as the perfect backdrop for the twang of that county soul.

In addition to their take on alternative folk/rock music, a retro/grunge-esque fusion presents itself through ‘The Bitter Life of Little Tony Starfish’ which gives the production a hazy and slight sparky feel.

It’s a real delight to see these South Londoners back on track with a range of genres – that I never expected – to their already established sound.

Check out ‘Time I Got Goin’ below…

Must Listens: Trains, Footsteps

The Lyonz Drops ‘The Jump To Jupiter Video’ + EP

Salvo (Anthony Salvo) and Norrin (Terrell McLeod Richardson)  – aka Montreal group THE LYONZ –  have dropped their highly anticipated new EP ‘2nd U, Pt.1’, last Friday (17th January), which showcases their trademark of minimal jazz-tinged unconventional hip hop.

Alongside the EP,  the duo also unveiled a stunning video for lead single, ‘The Jump to Jupiter’, which delves into the life of a troubled man, obsessed with one day going to see the planet. Jupiter is essentially a metaphor for a destination of bliss and safety —jumping to Jupiter means escaping his troubled life of drug abuse.

Check out the video below…