We have been busy wrapping our presents and some of the cutes records got lost in the box last month. Here is a new column, a quick round-up of hidden gems from December 2017, in no particular order.
BLUSH – Labor Days
Brooklyn’s Maura Lynch writes bedroom pop tunes crafted around soft grunge atmospheres and that unmistakable halo of DIY we love the most. Out of the self-titled debut out last month, here is BLUSH’s ‘Labor Days’, a scruffy and relaxed tune about being happy as long as your partner is there. Damn right, if you have one.
The Tins – City Lights
Indie pop trio from Buffalo, The Tins will ease your hangovers with ‘City Lights’, little pearl soaked in lo-fi that draws bits of Tame Impala. It’s also the title-track of the latest EP released by the band. Well, tune in.
Poppy Ackroyd – Paper
One Little Indian’s own post-classical artist Poppy Ackroyd (trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer) has been one of the most played lately. ‘Paper’ is taken from her first full-length album, ‘Resolve’, something to look forward too.
Kyle Craft – The Rager
Portland’s songwriter Kyle Craft incarnates all the hallmark of those American vibes typical of most songwriters of our time, right there in between Southern rock and glam. Hidden in our box is ‘The Rager’, the follow-up to the LP ‘Girl Crazy’, released under Sub Pop earlier last year.
Tenderfoot – Break Apart
Ever heard of dream folk? Meet Tenderfoot, queer outfit based between Brooklyn and Seattle. Their new single, ‘Break Apart’, is taken from the band’s debut album out with the same title on February 2nd, via Seattle’s Porchlight Records. You’ll hear about them. Well, what are you waiting for, listen here.
PLYA – Thinking of You (Dark Dark Horse Remix)
We have a thing for hot electro-pop cuts, and PLYA’s Thinking Of You, remixed by Leicester’s Dark Dark Horse (we wrote some nice words about them, here) is one of those records we would spin at every party, right before our favourite love songs. For fans of The Naked And Famous.