Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:26:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Introducing: Aela Kae http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29661-introducing-aela-kae http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29661-introducing-aela-kae#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:26:58 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29661 Aela Kae, the Sydney based project of 18 year old Mikaela Grob first appeared a couple of months back on Kailo’s rather fantastic Need Ya, and has since released her first solo outing, Pure Zone. Self-produced, it’s a worthy introduction, showcasing edgier elements as seen by the likes of Lapsley or Lupa J, whilst also flirting […]

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Aela Kae, the Sydney based project of 18 year old Mikaela Grob first appeared a couple of months back on Kailo’s rather fantastic Need Ya, and has since released her first solo outing, Pure Zone. Self-produced, it’s a worthy introduction, showcasing edgier elements as seen by the likes of Lapsley or Lupa J, whilst also flirting with a poppier sheen, it’s more than enough to get one very excited for what is to come next. Check out Pure Zone below, as well as her Avalanches-esque collaboration with Kailo. 

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Stream: Formation – White Label EP http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29603-stream-white-label-ep http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29603-stream-white-label-ep#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:51:53 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29603 Quietly but confidently announcing their arrival on the scene, London duo Formation have now released their rather special white label debut EP. There’s a sleek simplicity in the manner through which they’ve made their music available; Youtube uploads remaining online for little over a week, before disappearing in the oblivion (I’d like to think this […]

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Quietly but confidently announcing their arrival on the scene, London duo Formation have now released their rather special white label debut EP. There’s a sleek simplicity in the manner through which they’ve made their music available; Youtube uploads remaining online for little over a week, before disappearing in the oblivion (I’d like to think this is some cutting commentary on the throwaway nature of modern music). Thankfully, they’ve left the full stream of their debut EP online (for now…), showcasing their mesmerising brand of effortlessly cool, LCD Soundsystem-inspired pop. Check out the EP in full via their website.

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New: Japanese Wallpaper – Between Friends (Feat. Jesse Davidson http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29650-new-japanese-wallpaper-friends-feat-jesse-davidson http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29650-new-japanese-wallpaper-friends-feat-jesse-davidson#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:08:19 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29650 Beautiful little collaboration between two of Australia’s fastest rising stars, 17 year old producer Japanese Wallpaper (Gab Strum) and 18 year old Adelaide singer Jesse Davidson. Having just won triple J Unearthed’s ‘High’ competition, being nominated alongside the likes of Baro, Azura and Lupa J, it’s a real indication of the sort of talent that Australia […]

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Beautiful little collaboration between two of Australia’s fastest rising stars, 17 year old producer Japanese Wallpaper (Gab Strum) and 18 year old Adelaide singer Jesse Davidson. Having just won triple J Unearthed’s ‘High’ competition, being nominated alongside the likes of Baro, Azura and Lupa J, it’s a real indication of the sort of talent that Australia is nurturing right now. Between Friends is a gorgeously delicate number,  that’ll no doubt see an endless number of remixes coming from it. Check it out below.

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Introducing: Azura http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29643-introducing-azura http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29643-introducing-azura#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:52:15 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29643 Australia with another gem, for the millionth time this year. Sixteen year old Azura (Lauren Coutts) joins the ever growing list of absurdly talented Aussie youngsters, we’re talking East, Baro and Lupa, amongst others, with the three tracks under her new moniker. Having previously recorded and released under the folkier Oh, Traveller, she’s refined her sound, […]

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Australia with another gem, for the millionth time this year. Sixteen year old Azura (Lauren Coutts) joins the ever growing list of absurdly talented Aussie youngsters, we’re talking East, Baro and Lupa, amongst others, with the three tracks under her new moniker. Having previously recorded and released under the folkier Oh, Traveller, she’s refined her sound, arriving upon Smoke, her finest track to date. Part Tove Lo, part BANKS, part VÉRITÉ, part Daughter, these are killer tracks, have no doubt about that. Not only is Smoke packed full of potential, it also features production from another uber talented sixteen year old, Jordan Hankijord, who probably deserves an introducing post in his own right. Check out all three of Azure’s tracks so far, including a rather lovely Drop The Game cover.

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New: Kid Trench – I’ll Be Waiting http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29635-new-kid-trench-ill-waiting http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29635-new-kid-trench-ill-waiting#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:41:23 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29635 Having made his debut on CitR little under a month ago, Belfast’s Kid Trench is back with another lovelorn ballad. I’ll Be Waiting follows in a similar vein to Blue Skies, slightly cheesy, slightly brilliant, falling somewhere in between. With little info available on his identity, these two tracks are all we have to go […]

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Having made his debut on CitR little under a month ago, Belfast’s Kid Trench is back with another lovelorn ballad. I’ll Be Waiting follows in a similar vein to Blue Skies, slightly cheesy, slightly brilliant, falling somewhere in between. With little info available on his identity, these two tracks are all we have to go on for the time being.

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Introducing: Sleepy Dinosaur http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29632-introducing-sleepy-dinosaur http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29632-introducing-sleepy-dinosaur#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:21:28 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29632 So it’s fair to say that Melbourne’s Sleepy Dinosaur is a bit of a Flume fan. From using samples to even reworking Flume’s original Arcade Fire remix, he’s very much indebted to Harley Streten. Comparisons aside, there’s something in the few tracks on his Soundcloud, especially the Slow Magic-esque Leaving. ‘futurebass’ ‘chilltrap’ whatever you want […]

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So it’s fair to say that Melbourne’s Sleepy Dinosaur is a bit of a Flume fan. From using samples to even reworking Flume’s original Arcade Fire remix, he’s very much indebted to Harley Streten. Comparisons aside, there’s something in the few tracks on his Soundcloud, especially the Slow Magic-esque Leaving. ‘futurebass’ ‘chilltrap’ whatever you want to call it, Sleepy Dinosaur is sure to turn a few heads, especially if he begins carving out his own sound.

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New: Billy Who – Just A Memory http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29627-new-billy-just-memory http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29627-new-billy-just-memory#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:48 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29627 Really enjoying this debut from Stockholm duo Billy Who (Olivia Sandell and Eric Ahlqvist). Characterised by Sandell’s unique, airy vocals, it’s hook driven dream pop at its best. With the two of them also part of Swedish outfit Oh My O, Just A Memory marks the start of this new project. Check it out below. […]

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Really enjoying this debut from Stockholm duo Billy Who (Olivia Sandell and Eric Ahlqvist). Characterised by Sandell’s unique, airy vocals, it’s hook driven dream pop at its best. With the two of them also part of Swedish outfit Oh My O, Just A Memory marks the start of this new project. Check it out below. (via)

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UK Premiere: Leo Stannard – Now Is Not The Time http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29616-uk-premiere-leo-stannard-now-time http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29616-uk-premiere-leo-stannard-now-time#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:21:27 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29616 Already one of the UK’s hottest unsigned talents, 18 year old Leo Stannard is set to release his second EP, Notions, later this year. With Why Don’t We released earlier this month to critical acclaim from numerous top publications, he’s now followed it up with the more folk orientated Now Is Not The Time. Managing […]

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Already one of the UK’s hottest unsigned talents, 18 year old Leo Stannard is set to release his second EP, Notions, later this year. With Why Don’t We released earlier this month to critical acclaim from numerous top publications, he’s now followed it up with the more folk orientated Now Is Not The Time. Managing to maintain a lyrical poignancy whilst still being a surefire radio hit is pretty difficult nowadays, but Stannard hits the nail right on the head, mixing the hooks of Ed Sheeran, with the composure of Ben Howard. Yet again proving his songwriting prowess, most notably his ability to penn a killer chorus which when combined with his stunning vocals show that he’s well and truly primed for the big time. Check out Now Is Not The Time below.

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New: Osca – Illume http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29613-new-osca-illume http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29613-new-osca-illume#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:42:33 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29613 Anyone watching last nights latest humiliation of Man Utd. will probably have heard Osca soundtracking the closing credits, accompanied by numerous shots of a very glum looking van Gaal. With their debut track, Blood, reaching the Sky Sports audience, they’ve released their second offering, in the form of the equally anthemic Illume. So there’s perhaps […]

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Anyone watching last nights latest humiliation of Man Utd. will probably have heard Osca soundtracking the closing credits, accompanied by numerous shots of a very glum looking van Gaal. With their debut track, Blood, reaching the Sky Sports audience, they’ve released their second offering, in the form of the equally anthemic Illume. So there’s perhaps more than a hint of Coldplay to them, but hey, what’s wrong with ambition? Perhaps Rooney & co. could do with a little more…

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New: VÉRITÉ – Weekend http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29610-new-verite-weekend http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29610-new-verite-weekend#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:36 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29610 NY’s VÉRITÉ showed her popstar potential on her debut track, Strange Enough, and has now followed it up with an equally as impressive second outing, Weekend. A glamorous cross between the elegance of Lana Del Rey and the heart-on-sleeve, pop-punk of Paramore, it’s self-assured and a further step towards her being catapulted into the limelight. Check […]

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NY’s VÉRITÉ showed her popstar potential on her debut track, Strange Enough, and has now followed it up with an equally as impressive second outing, Weekend. A glamorous cross between the elegance of Lana Del Rey and the heart-on-sleeve, pop-punk of Paramore, it’s self-assured and a further step towards her being catapulted into the limelight. Check out Weekend below.

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