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Krystle Dos Santos: Buried Alive – video of the day

Today’s video of the day comes from Vancouver’s Krystle Dos Santos – Buried Alive. Carrying an empowering message against domestic violence, the video was made in collaboration with Dixon Transition Society, a charity and safe house program. Dos Santos tells us:

“I wrote this song to help crush my own demons, so I just felt right using it as a call-to-action for domestic violence awareness. Watching David [Kaye, Sirens] and Mayumi [Yoshida, Man In The High Castle] perform during the video shoot actually felt like I was a fly on the wall and it shook me to my core. I hope this video and song helps to give wings to the many people suffering in real life.”

The track is the first single from her forthcoming album Bloom / Burn.

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UV: Summoning – video of the day

A stunning video of the day today from UV, aka Marina Elderton, for her hauntingly hypnotic a capella ballad ‘Summoning’. Shot while 9 months pregnant, the video gives a ‘glimpse into the shape shifting female form’.

Previously fronting ethereal-psych band KULL and electronic duo White Russia, Marina Elderton is also co-founder of the female sound artist collective Erinyes.

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Vulpynes: Dye Me Red – EP review

Review by Maryjo Mattea

Vulpynes’ Dye Me Red is not for the faint of heart. For just two people, Vulpynes sure makes a lot of noise and I mean that in the best possible way.

This Irish two-piece’s latest EP features aggressive vocals, insistent drums, and fuzz-drenched guitar. As a member of a grungy guitar-drums duo myself, I am definitely partial to this style, but head bob-ability alone isn’t enough to warrant inclusion on my Spotify playlist. The songs actually have to be good and make no mistake: these songs are fucking GREAT.

The EP starts by kicking you in the face (lovingly, of course) with the uncompromising ‘I Can’t Sit Still’.

Song 2, ‘Bitches are Like Waves’, is much more melodic, but not the slightest bit less intense.

Next up on ‘It Washes Out’ Kaz pounds out a classic four to the floor beat as Molly frenetically and anthemicly screams about how she “won’t settle down” and is “running, but staying in the same place.”

Last, but certainly not least, this four-song masterpiece concludes with ‘The Hunt’, which gives off some serious L7 vibes and features some glorious kick-ass harmonies.

Do you like grunge? Do you like music made by badass women? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, go listen to Dye Me Red right now and thank me later.

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Bloods: U & M E – humpday hymn

It’s that time of the week again – time for a #HumpdayHymn to guide through to the weekend! Today we’re loving Seattle’s Bloods new video out today – U & M E. An alphabetical lesson in feelgood pop-punk.

About the song the band’s Marihuzka Cornelius AKA MC says:

U & M E was inspired by the Nat King Cole classic L-O-V-E. I loved the idea of writing a song using the alphabet to spell out romantic sentiments. The childishness seemed to capture the immaturity of infatuation so well.

During the ‘infatuation’ stage, you simplify any individual’s complexity by focusing on the things that they make you feel. The object of your affection becomes so perfect and unflawed because they turn you on or you like their smile, life without them becomes impossible to fathom. 

The track is taken from Bloods’ new EP ‘Seattle’ which sounds like it’s going to be well up our alley.

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LiLith Ai: Vinegar – single of the week

Lilith Ai has just released a gorgeous new single – Vinegar – and it’s our single of the week. We’re loving the more polished pop production to this beauty, which really showcase Lilith’s butter-melting vocals.

Lilith tells us:

“it’s about female friendship and loss, and those friends that you never forget”

Catch Lilith Ai live 29 Jan at Forklore in Hackney, London.

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