Info: The latest Playlist from Remy's Music & Film takes in tunes from Brooklyn, New York, four from London, and a very strong Celtic contingent from Ireland and Wales, probably the most geographically concentrated playlist to date!
Starting off with the excellent 'Amcanu' from Welsh psych-rock trio CaStLeS, who I discovered only yesterday on our partner site Music Blog Wales, I ended up hooked on their back catalogue over at their SoundCloud page, with 'Amcanu' being their latest release. Leading the Irish contingent is the wonderful IMLÉ, and their track 'Críochfort' (terminal), the hip-hop / rock four-piece are made up of the well-known MC Muipéad, Fergal Moloney (Wild Promises), Marcus Mac Conghail, and Cian Mac Cárthaigh. Beidh albam nua IMLÉ linn sar i bhfad agus táimid ag súil go mór leis, beir bua lads!
From London we have the dark electronic and bass-driven moods of Black Marble and their track 'Frisk' from their fabulous new album, It's Immaterial. Also from London we have 'Hanging Tree' courtesy of Adam & Elvis, an alt-pop wonder which mixes Grandaddy and Pixies sounds telling; 'The sorry tale of a young intellectual who, despite his rationalism, loses his mind over unrequited love, ‘Hanging Tree’ conforms to Adam & Elvis’s tragi-comic inclinations.'
Taken from their debut album, Another Life, Dublin's Tomorrows treat us to the spacey retro pop sounds of 'Golden Lion', a floaty number which incorporates elements of 60's psychedelia and experimental rock. Originally from Bristol and Somerset and now residing in London, Jynx have released the single, 'Saffron City' from their debut EP of the same title, a weird and wonderful electronic track with interesting vocal effects and a mechanical beat.
Carcharorion are the electronic duo - Huw Cadwaladr and Gruff Pritchard, originally from North Wales, both now live in Cardiff. They released their first EP Hiraeth (Peski) at the end of 2014 and just dropped their eponymous 2nd extended play yesterday. The 80's synth track 'Y Carcharorion' features the soothing vox of Heledd Watkins from the band HMS Morris.
A track I've enjoyed very much over the last few weeks has been 'Tired of Love' from the excellent Rn'B and pop band Baby Queens from Cardiff who just released their self-titled album at the end of October which received high praise from The Guardian, The Sunday Times and CLASH magazine. Alternative rock outfit Uma & The Wandering Stars are a London-based fourtet who have released their debut EP only yesterday. The lead single, 'I Don't Know' was produced by ex-Shed Seven man Fraser Smith, and is an anthemic affair which reaches almost orchestral heights. Our playlist is wrapped up very nicely indeed with the bluesy and thoroughly enjoyable vocals of Bristol's Sam Brockington, who also just released his debut EP, Peace of Mind, only yesterday, already gaining plaudits from BBC's Introducing and Radio 1.
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