On The Stereo #9
Our new music selection serves up CCR, Moon Panda, Odetta Hartman, Tayne, Foreign Poetry, Natalie Holmes, Baeilou and Satellite Stories
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
With CCR celebrating their 50th anniversary, it’s about time that this iconic number had its first ever music video. With or without accompanying visuals, Fortunate Son remains one of the most enduring rebel songs in the rock canon and it sounds as vital now as it did in 1969.
My Little Empire
This debut is a delicate and naive affair, which suits its title. The lyrics reflect singer Maddy Myers sheltered upbringing. However, the musical arrangement is at times bold and outgoing. The four-piece strike a fine balance, using electronica and intricate guitar riffs to paint a whimsical picture.
This track is a pure headphones moment. With an Americana-gothic vibe, It’s as if Odetta’s haunting vocals are whispering gently in your ears whilst a bizarre cacophony of instruments swirl around her. For fans of Nick Cave and anyone that wants to get lost in some magical melody.
Eleanora packs the atmospheric punch that you’d expect from a song based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, yet Baeilou’s delivery and cello playing manages to keep this captivating sliver of baroque jazz both fresh and original.
London-based experimental noise-pop group, Tayne, have no interest in the verse-chorus-verse format that’s defined pop. Instead, Haunted is a fraught and energetic number that grabs all and any sounds it can and spits them back out in a glorious cacophony.
Coming across like a collaboration between TV On The Radio and Alt-J, the Austrian/English duo of Moritz Kerschbaumer and Danny Geffin have constructed an indie-rock slow burner which is equal doses intimacy and intricacy.
Playground Music Scandinavia
Carried Away is the latest song to be released by Finland’s biggest ever indie act, Satellite Stories. What it lacks in daring, is more than compensated for by the song’s finely crafted structure and warm synth lines. While you won’t get carried away by this track, you’ll certainly b happy to have it on in the background.
Calm Places Records
There is something stunningly simplistic in this live session from Natalie Holmes. The Bristol based musician weaves beautifully constructed lyrics around souring piano melodies, filled with emotion and making my heart full of joy. I loved it and can’t wait for more.
Words: Dave Chrzanowski, Duncan Haskell, Damien Girling, Fern Dunn