It’s hard to believe that L-Space were only formed in the latter part of 2016 given the total self-assurance they bring to what they are doing. Previous tracks from the dream pop band have seen them conjure up a remarkably vivid alternative sonic universe, a place made more attractive by the realisation that weirdness is never too far away.
Now signed to the wonderfully named ‘Last Night From Glasgow’ label their new single ‘Suneaters’ sees the band continue to take large strides forward. The slow burning start provides space for Lily Higham’s alluring otherworldly vocal to hook you in to the bands vision of a better future, a world where the big energy companies have been consigned to history as we harness the pure clean energy of the sun.
What really impresses here is how the track builds perfectly, layers are added seamlessly before the track reaches a wonderful guitar driven climax which should have you punching the air with delight. With an album release planned for later in the year, 2018 could prove to be a big year for L-Space and on the evidence so far, they deserve all the plaudits that are sure to be headed their way.
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Watch the video for Suneaters below.
Last year saw Kat Healy release the five track EP ‘Wolf.’ Atmospheric and genuinely moving, in an ideal world it would have seen the artists next release receive label funding. That it didn’t is reflective of today’s music industry where new talent has to fight hard to gain any sort of reward for their efforts. When playing gigs to spread the word becomes increasingly difficult as more and more live venues shut down, keeping forward momentum can seem like a tough task. It would be so easy to become discouraged unless you maintain belief in yourself and a brighter future ahead. Kat Healy’s new single ‘Perfect’ epitomizes that attitude.
Released after a successful crowd –funding campaign, “Perfect” is a much lighter offering from the singer. Even when tackling darker subjects Kat Healy’s lyrics have often carried a hint of optimism. On “Perfect” the message is clear and unambiguous, as long as we see the good in ourselves there will be blue skies ahead. The sparse musical backdrop coupled with the skip along lyrics of the opening verse proves irresistible. On the chorus Healy shines, effortlessly taking the listener with her to a warmer place. It’s a wonderfully uplifting experience , one that is a joy to share
For more info visit www.kathealymusic.com
Youn purchase “Perfect” on itunes.
Also available on Amazon.
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‘Do You Say Hello to Your Neighbours’ b/w’ Honeymoon’ is the new single from Glasgow band Savage Mansion and was released on Lost Map records at the end of May. Lead by Craig Angus the band released a fine four track EP last year, ‘Everyone to the Savage Mansion.’ These two tracks more than deliver on the promise shown there.
‘Do You Say Hello to Your Neighbours’ is driven along by a lazy guitar riff which suits the subject matter perfectly as Angus wonders whether we still interact with people around us as we did in our younger days. The songs slightly sideways observations will resonate with many as we try to decide if modern life is rubbish or simply different.
‘Honeymoon’ is a glorious helter skelter of a song, the running time of just over a minute proving more than enough to get the job done. Brevity is a definite strength here, the songs infectious nature sure to have the listener pressing play again.
You can buy ‘Do You Say Hello to Your Neighbours’ here.
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