On The Stereo #54

10 November, 2019 in Music

MALKA

MALKA: returns with a track built from its buckling synth and bassline up

It’s time to check out some new songs from MALKA, The Saxophones, Frances Luke Accord, Hicktown Breakout and Anil Aydin


MALKA
TINY FIRES
Tantrum Record

Expanding on her alt-folk roots, MALKA returns with a track which is built from its buckling synth and bassline up. This brooding pulse eventually gives way to something more expansive, a fitting musical representation of the song’s message of perseverance and positivity. DH


THE SAXOPHONES
NEW TABOO
Full Time Hobby

A lustful longing for new thrills permeates this minimalistic ballad from husband and wife duo Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice. Erenkov sings the tune from the perspective of a female character, adding an additional layer of hurt to the mix as you imagine a jilted lover trying to understand why he’s been left behind. DH


FRANCES LUKE ACCORD
THANK YOU, DERRICK WATSON
Self-release

Some songs just fit certain seasons and this latest offering from Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers is as autumnal as arguing about whether it’s okay to turn the heating on yet. There’s rustic colour in the harmonies and a freshness about the arrangement akin to a brisk walk through fallen leaves. LM


HICKTOWN BREAKOUT
ROSES
Self-release

Bristol band Hicktown Breakout arrive with an eclectic mix of Southern country, rock, and blues, and Roses is the standout track on their self-titled debut EP. It’s a heady blend of brilliant storytelling, gorgeous five-piece harmonies and an ear-worm chorus. LK


ANIL AYDIN
WAY OUT
Luna Records

Aydin’s emotive vocals hover over an arrangement by Yasemin Özler’s which alternates between experimentally jarring and soothingly sweeping. This clever combination conjures up images of a searcher making their way safely through a treacherous labyrinth. DH


Words: Duncan Haskell, Lindsey Meier, Laura Klonowski

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



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