Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Introducing: Transits http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29570-introducing-transits http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29570-introducing-transits#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:39 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29570 Transits (Sydney’s Cameron Taylor) is set to become the latest name in a rapidly growing list of emerging Australian electronic artists. His six track debut EP features three collaborations, which prove to be the highlights of the release, from the beautifully airy, Hype Machine ready Under (with Catherine Grace) to the more upbeat Over and […]

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Transits (Sydney’s Cameron Taylor) is set to become the latest name in a rapidly growing list of emerging Australian electronic artists. His six track debut EP features three collaborations, which prove to be the highlights of the release, from the beautifully airy, Hype Machine ready Under (with Catherine Grace) to the more upbeat Over and Over (with Cat Cork), it’s a mightily exciting release. Check out a couple of personal favourite below, alongside the full EP.

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New: Retro Culture – Digital http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29566-new-retro-culture-digital http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29566-new-retro-culture-digital#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:07 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29566 Photo: Daniella Raniti Melbourne’s Retro Culture released one of my favourite tracks of last year (Let’s Make It Work), and has now returned with a slight change in direction. Dropping some of the Daft Punk-esque synths, and replacing them with far more chilled out, R&B vibes, bringing his vocals to the forefront, making it more […]

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Melbourne’s Retro Culture released one of my favourite tracks of last year (Let’s Make It Work), and has now returned with a slight change in direction. Dropping some of the Daft Punk-esque synths, and replacing them with far more chilled out, R&B vibes, bringing his vocals to the forefront, making it more like The Weeknd or SOHN than Get Lucky. Check out Digital below, alongside a couple of older tracks.

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Introducing: Shadow Culture http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29562-introducing-shadow-culture http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29562-introducing-shadow-culture#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:33 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29562 With their debut track recorded live in a warehouse, and with some of the slickest looking press shots I’ve seen recently, London six piece (yep, six piece, not many of those around nowadays) Shadow Culture clearly have big plans. The track in question, Demons, a live take, is a brilliantly over the top, albeit slightly […]

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With their debut track recorded live in a warehouse, and with some of the slickest looking press shots I’ve seen recently, London six piece (yep, six piece, not many of those around nowadays) Shadow Culture clearly have big plans. The track in question, Demons, a live take, is a brilliantly over the top, albeit slightly rough around the edges, post-rock inspired number. Difficult to truly judge, but the ambition is certainly there, and that’s enough in itself to merit Shadow Culture status as one to watch.

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Introducing: Grace Mitchell http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29559-introducing-grace-mitchell http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29559-introducing-grace-mitchell#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:28:22 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29559 Yet another teenage wonderkid, sixteen year old Grace Mitchell channels the spirit of her namesake (Joni) Mitchell, alongside the likes of Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding on her debut tracks, Your Design and Broken Over You, two lustfully elegant slices of bold, extravagant pop. Dropping Your Design yesterday, it immediately fell onto the radars of […]

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Yet another teenage wonderkid, sixteen year old Grace Mitchell channels the spirit of her namesake (Joni) Mitchell, alongside the likes of Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding on her debut tracks, Your Design and Broken Over You, two lustfully elegant slices of bold, extravagant pop. Dropping Your Design yesterday, it immediately fell onto the radars of Pigeons & Planes and Disco Naïveté, and there’s no doubting that her songs will continue to grow from here. There’s a startling maturity to her music, in both composition and lyrical make-up, that in truth, raise her well above the vast majority of her contemporaries. Check out both tracks below.

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Introducing: Ours. http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29553-introducing http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29553-introducing#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29553 Ours. are a Portland duo comprised of Natalie Aldarondo and Rex Moreno, crafting wonderfully colourful synth-pop. With a handful of tracks on Soundcloud all uploaded within the course of the past month, it’s clearly very early days for Ours. yet there’s easily enough to suggest that they have the potential to be a force to be […]

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Ours. are a Portland duo comprised of Natalie Aldarondo and Rex Moreno, crafting wonderfully colourful synth-pop. With a handful of tracks on Soundcloud all uploaded within the course of the past month, it’s clearly very early days for Ours. yet there’s easily enough to suggest that they have the potential to be a force to be reckoned with. There’s elements of P4k favourites Braids, Hundred Waters and LA duo Kisses amidst their sugary sweet melodies. Check out Holy War, Sink With Me and Fall In Line below, as well as more over at their Soundcloud.

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New: WAFIA – Let Me Love You (Mario Cover) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29547-new-wafia-let-love-mario-cover http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29547-new-wafia-let-love-mario-cover#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:18:08 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29547 Having made an impact a couple of years back with her debut self-titled EP, Brisbane’s WAFIA is really starting to make an impact, most notably with a feature on Japanese Wallpaper’s Breathe In a little under a year ago. As well as re-uploading her own original track, Alice, she’s also put out a superb cover of […]

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Having made an impact a couple of years back with her debut self-titled EP, Brisbane’s WAFIA is really starting to make an impact, most notably with a feature on Japanese Wallpaper’s Breathe In a little under a year ago. As well as re-uploading her own original track, Alice, she’s also put out a superb cover of Mario’s 2004 classic Let Me Love You. Produced by 23 year old Aussie Jack Vanzet aka Thrupence, it’s one of the best covers you’ll hear this year. Check it out below, alongside her own track, Alice.

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New: Darling Din – Killing To Be Bright http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29476-new-darling-din-killing-bright http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29476-new-darling-din-killing-bright#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:31:35 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29476 Killing To Be Bright has kept me company through August so far, giving the hottest month of the summer that special melancholic touch during. Brooklyn based trio Darling Din give off a dynamic psyched dream pop aura in a way not too dissimilar to Wye Oak, placing this freshly surfaced indie band amongst my favourite emerging acts of the […]

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Killing To Be Bright has kept me company through August so far, giving the hottest month of the summer that special melancholic touch during. Brooklyn based trio Darling Din give off a dynamic psyched dream pop aura in a way not too dissimilar to Wye Oak, placing this freshly surfaced indie band amongst my favourite emerging acts of the past few months.

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New: Openwater – Walk Away http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29467-new-openwater-walk-away http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29467-new-openwater-walk-away#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:36:42 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29467 Chicago’s flourishing underground scene has spoilt us with their R&B offerings in the past few years, with the likes of  THE-DRUM and Supreme Cuts proving particular highlights; well now we can add one more name to the ever growing list: the promising act  Openwater. With Brandon Marx’s debut track he dives head first into a sea of late […]

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Chicago’s flourishing underground scene has spoilt us with their R&B offerings in the past few years, with the likes of  THE-DRUM and Supreme Cuts proving particular highlights; well now we can add one more name to the ever growing list: the promising act  Openwater. With Brandon Marx’s debut track he dives head first into a sea of late night electrified R&B ambiance and grows into an emotional pop freakout that places him amidst the ones to watch for the rest of 2014.

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Premiere: Billie Marten – In For The Kill (La Roux Cover) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29538-premiere-billie-marten-kill-la-roux http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29538-premiere-billie-marten-kill-la-roux#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:52:46 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29538 With early support from Radio 1, Burberry and XFM, alongside slots on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading / Leeds Festival this coming weekend, fifteen year old singer-songwriter Billie Marten has a hugely exciting future ahead of her. Her debut single, Ribbon sees it’s release in September, a track that’s simultaneously devastating powerful in lyrical […]

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With early support from Radio 1, Burberry and XFM, alongside slots on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading / Leeds Festival this coming weekend, fifteen year old singer-songwriter Billie Marten has a hugely exciting future ahead of her. Her debut single, Ribbon sees it’s release in September, a track that’s simultaneously devastating powerful in lyrical content and gorgeously delicate in composition. Ahead of her two appearances at this weekends festivals, she’s released this intimate version of La Roux’s In For The Kill, offering a stripped back take on the original, and allowing her tender vocal to take control. Check out In For The Kill and Ribbon below, and make sure to check her out if you’re heading to Reading (Sunday) or Leeds (Friday).

Ribbon is released 22 September.

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Introducing: veyns http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29524-introducing-veyns http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29524-introducing-veyns#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:18:00 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29524 It’s always awesome when you stumble across an artist that already has a fairly significant back catalogue of songs. London teenager veyns (Luke Johnston from Horror House) already has 30+ songs on his Soundcloud, all in varying degrees of completion and to differing qualities. Ranging from the relatively experimental (dare I say chillwave inspired) dusk, […]

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It’s always awesome when you stumble across an artist that already has a fairly significant back catalogue of songs. London teenager veyns (Luke Johnston from Horror House) already has 30+ songs on his Soundcloud, all in varying degrees of completion and to differing qualities. Ranging from the relatively experimental (dare I say chillwave inspired) dusk, to the ambient beauty of tokyo, not forgetting his latest release, submarine, a track that a twisted Arthur Beatrice would be proud of; there’s more than enough to suggest that he’s a mightily talented kid. Check out a couple of personal favourites below, and more over at his Soundcloud.

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