On The Stereo #38

3 May, 2019 in Music

Husky Loops by Henry Gill

Husky Loops: the Italian trio’s new dusky electronica number captures a feeling of being lost in the city. Photo: Henry Gill

Releases we’re enjoying from Husky Loops, Danielle Bradbery, Man With A Mission, Lawrence Taylor, The Catenary Wires and Eleni Drake


HUSKY LOOPS
EVERYONE IS HAVING FUN FUN FUN BUT ME
Fighting Ourselves/30th Century Records

Created by an Italian trio who moved to London over half a decade ago, this dusky electronica number captures a feeling of being lost in the city. As the sampled layers build there’s an overwhelming feeling of paranoia amongst the bright lights and big sounds. Danio’s clipped vocal delivery is the perfect vessel for this ode to the outsider. DH


DANIELLE BRADBERY FT. PARKER MCCOLLUM
SHALLOW
BMLG Records

Country stars Danielle Bradbery and Parker McCollum become the latest in a long line of artists to deliver their own version of the movie A Star Is Born‘s most famous song, and deliver the best rendition. Their stunning harmonies keep the song’s original heartfelt vibe, while the rich vocal tone of Bradbery kicks it into high gear and makes it sound like a whole new track. This is the best version of Shallow you’re going to hear this year. LK


MAN WITH A MISSION
FLY AGAIN 2019
Sony Music Records

This alluringly energetic dollop of chaotic modern rock music tells you all you need to know about the Japanese superstars. Frantic riffs, big danceable beats and little hints of nu-metal all combine to roof-raising levels. With songs as anthemic as this, it’s no wonder that Tokyo Tanaka, Jean-Ken Johnny, Kamikaze Boy, DJ Santa Monica and Spear Rib are selling out stadiums. DH


LAWRENCE TAYLOR
POOR BOY
Glassnote Music LLC

This exciting artist is sharing his first new music since the release of his breakout Big Bang EP and it’s a bold offering that offers an insight into what Lawrence went through after he left his management team. With crisp production and hard-hitting lyrics, this track is putting Taylor forward as an artist who has something to say. LK


THE CATENARY WIRES
DREAM TOWN
Tapete Records

Whether a fan of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood or The Vaselines’ Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly, you’ll find plenty to admire in this duet from Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher. Augmented by sounds from the Kentish countryside, this tale of changed locks, redecorated homes and the troubles associated with moving on is surprisingly powerful in its simplicity. DH


ELENI DRAKE
4
Eleni Drake

Hailing from Greece but very much a Londoner, this artist has lived in West London all her life and this is evident in her eclectic sound which takes influence from the likes of Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. Her latest offering comes in the form of 4 which is a luscious soul driven track that shines a light on her gorgeous, soaring vocals. Thanks to its rich sonic style this is a song that has the potential to be huge. LK


Words: Laura Klonowski, Duncan Haskell

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections via the Songwriting Magazine Spotify ‘Music Reviewed’ playlist.



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