Category Archives: Track of the day

Patty Griffin: Where I Come From – song of the day

Austin, TX’s Patty Griffin‘s ‘Where I Come From’ is today’s song of the day, the second track to be taken from her long-awaited self-titled new album, out 8 March.

Patty also comes to Europe in May:

Fri 3rd                            CORK, IRELAND, Cyprus Avenue

Sat 4th                          DINGLE, IRELAND, Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival

Sun 5th                          KILKENNY, IRELAND, Roots Festival

Tues 7th                                     BELFAST, Black Box

Thu 9th                          EDINBURGH, Queens Hall

Sat 11th                        POCKLINGTON, Arts Centre

Sun 12th                        SHEFFIELD, Memorial Hall

Mon 13th                      GATESHEAD, The Sage (Hall 2)

Wed 15th                      LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Fri 17th                          ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, Lantaren Vester                     

Sat 18th                        AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, Het Zonnehuis

SATE: new favourite artist

Amazing. Toronto’s SATE has just dropped this stunningly, funking fierce video for her single ‘Dirty Little Lie’ and it’s our new anthem for everything.

Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, “Dirty Little Lie” oozes seduction, sex and sweat. It’s meant to make the audience dance, however, the lyrical content of the track is serious and focuses on tough subject matter.

“The track was inspired by the saturation of police brutality and race-related mass shootings in the media and the conversations that I was having with my friends who were not of colour,” SATE explains. “It’s not meant to be preachy, it’s meant to have the conversation, and to ask the question of why my pain and humanity has been fetishized or rationalized versus mattering in the same way.”

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more SATE news …

Find SATE on web | instagram | twitter | facebook | soundcloud

Helms Alee: Interachnid – video of the day

Today’s video of the day is the stunning and melodically thunderous ‘Interachnid’ from Seattle’s Helms Alee. The track is the first offering from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Noctiluca’, due out April 26 via Sargent House.

Inspired by the bioluminescent marine algae of the same name, Noctiluca pays tribute to the oceanic themes that has pervaded Helms Alee’s music. The marine reference is perhaps the closest approximation to their sound: mysterious, magical, and providing light in the darkness. Helms Alee have always been able to jump between the sublime and the savage, but with the aid of producer/engineer Sam Bell (Minus the Bear, R.E.M., The Cars), the band pushes their various methods to new extremes on Noctiluca.

Helms Alee — live:
May 3 Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple w/ The Melvi

Find Helms Alee on Facebook.

Rows Arc: Some Days – video of the day

LA’s Rows Arc’s beautiful ‘Some Days’ is our video of the day. Enjoy.

Rows Arc is the band of singer/songwriter Sarah Olmsted, along with Jason Gagovski and Neeraj Kane. This track is a taster from forthcoming album ‘High on the Tide’, which they say “balances bone bearing folk melodies with the blunt sincerity of punk and hardcore.” That can surely only be a great thing. Looking forward to hearing it!

Growing up with a radio DJ father and his record collection numbering in the thousands, a foray into music would have been practically a birthright for Sarah Olmsted. But crippling stage fright and stints in other artistic disciplines (sculpture, furniture building, museum exhibit design) would quell Olmsted’s voice. Until now. Playing for the first time with a full backing band, Olmsted has breathed new life in the solitary compositions she has crafted over the course of years.

Rows Arc live:
April 19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Pit

Find Rows Arc on Facebook

Phildel: Electric Heights – video of the day

Our video of the day is Brighton’s Phildel’s dreamy ‘Electric Heights’, released ahead of the 22 March launch of her second album, ‘Wave Your Flags’.

In her own words:

“Electric Heights is about re-living and re-embodying that dizzy and exhilarating feeling of attraction. I wanted to achieve the opposite of obvious drama and instead, a calm, controlled yet intimate sense of expression”.

And on the new video:

“Visually, the song represents the memory of a relationship. The character Ramsey, was introduced in the first single: “The Deep” (an animation by Pixar artist: Youri Dekker). In Electric Heights, Ramsey emerges from the caves of animation and discovers his form afresh in reality. Revelling in the beauty of nature, he moves in wonderment. But still, is aware of his solitude and loneliness as he recalls moments of intimacy from the past”.

Catch Phildel live in London at The PURCELL ROOM on March 20th 2019

Phildel’s website

Twinnie: Hollywood Gypsy – video of the day

We’re head over heels in love with Twinnie’s ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ (Live from Margate), today’s video of the day. A generous portion of the Nashville sound served from … Margate? Yeah, I had a Google to check whether there’s a Margate in TN, but no, she does actually mean the one in Kent. Crikey.

In her own words, Twinnie says of the track:

“I’m so excited and very proud to be finally sharing my story and music with the world. This song was inspired by the town I grew up in and the people who made me who I am today. Whilst always remembering my roots, I’ve travelled around the world chasing my dream. This song captures that journey, it’s my truth and it’s a little piece of me”.

Twinnie will also perform the following dates at this year’s C2C in March.

Sat 9th            Town Square Stage at 02 Arena
Sun 10th         Indigo Stage at 02 Arena

Find Twinnie on web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Naz & Ella: Wake Up America! (Ban the Gun) – song of the day

North London indie-folkers Naz & Ella‘s new single speaks for itself: ‘Wake Up America! (Ban the Gun)’. Fuck yeah.

The duo’s no-frills acoustic arrangement, and summer-lawn harmonies will prick-up the ears of traditional protest folk-lovers, and their queer-punk ethos will warm the cockles of DIY fans like ourselves. Hope to see these two live soon.

Find Naz & Ella on Facebook.

Piney Gir: Peanut Butter Malt Shop Heartthrob – video of the day

Piney Gir‘s new video, for dreamy retro-pop single ‘Peanut Butter Malt Shop Heartthrob’, is surprisingly not set in the 50s Americana diner that is conjured up listening to the surf guitar accompanying Piney’s salty-sweet vocal. It’s set in the big aquatic shop just by my mum’s house on the A3. And it’s flipping gorgeous! Piney explains:

“We filmed the video at Lynwood Aquatics just outside of London. There is a main attraction there; Lilly the 30-year-old tropical fish. I work in the shop and serenade the fish while I am sweeping and cleaning the tanks, feeding the fish, etc… and then a magical transformation occurs. The fish becomes a handsome sax player (Tomas Greenhalf) dressed all in white reminiscent of Frankie Avalon’s ‘Beauty School Dropout’ performance in the 1978 film ‘Grease.’ I then have a makeover of my own, becoming a Pricilla Presley kind of starlet, wearing a dress covered in fish fins and feathers. I dance among the fish tanks surrounded by blue neon lights and tropical fish. It’s trippy… it’s unclear if this is all a dream, a figment of my imagination, or if some kind of magic did happen in the tropical fish and aquarium shop that day revealing my Prince Charming.”

Viva Lilly the fish, and viva Piney.

Come see her (Piney, not Lilly) perform live this Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, along with Lone Taxidermist (solo set) and Samantha Whate.