It’s time to check out some superb new music from Nina Cobham, Someone, PapaRaZzle, Ocean Tisdall, Robert Forster and more
YOUR FEATHERS UP BY THE CORAL SEA
Chugging along like peak B.R.M.C, Your Feathers Up is the new single from The Coral Sea. The sound is filled out courtesy of Dave Depper’s added synth work before a surfy guitar solo takes things out of the garage and into the L.A. sunshine.
KEEP ON PUSHING THESE WALLS BY NADINE KHOURI
Keep On Pushing These Walls is the stripped-back new single from singer-songwriter Nadine Khouri. Recorded with producer John Parish, every element of the track has been meticulously placed in order to increase the sense of intimacy.
WHILE I’M HERE BY TINA ROSS
For folk songwriter Tina Ross, living her best life means helping others and taking the lead when it’s her turn. That’s the mantra behind While I’m Here. Packed with rustic charm, the open tuning harks back to classic Joni Mitchell.
SINGLE BY PAPARAZZLE
Fusing together AfroPop and RnB elements and then imbuing them with his own honeyed soul, Single finds Ibadan-born/Liverpool-based PapaRaZzle ruminating on the end of a relationship. By sharing in his healing, there’s therapy to be found.
VINTAGE DREAMS BY OCEAN TISDALL
“You’re the greatest actor that I’ve ever seen/cause I believed it when you said you loved me,” sings alt-pop artist Ocean Tisdall on the stripped-back Vintage Dreams. Embracing the maelstrom of human emotions, there’s depth as well as craft.
COULD YOU GO FOR ME BY SOMEONE
Could You Go For Me by Someone exudes an appealing sense of weightlessness. It’s easy to give in and lose yourself as you float upon the angelic vocals and enchanting electronica.
YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE BY ME AND MY FRIENDS
With a deft touch and understanding of rhythm that will appeal to fans of Alt-J, Me And My Friends’ You Came Into My Life is like a finely balanced meal packed with subtle layers of flavour. The stirring cello is our favourite ingredient.
TENDER YEARS BY ROBERT FORSTER
“Images of her are vivid/her beauty has not withered/ from her entrance in chapter one,” sings Robert Forster on Tender Years. This touching ode to enduring love shuffles along gleefully thanks to Scott Bromiley’s drums and Luke McDonald’s bass.
WHAT IS THIS? BY NINA COBHAM
What Is This? by Nina Cobham greatly benefits from a bossa nova rhythm that’s a perfect match for the bilingual vocals. Though the song is about wanting more from relationships, the music’s detached sway acts as a welcome counterpoint.
DALMATIA, HIDING BY FIORE
We could have picked any song off Fiore’s bewitching debut EP. We’re opting for Dalmatia, Hiding for its vocals that work when hushed or soaring, its atmospheric rhythm section and other subtle touches that elevate it from its folky foundations.