Crack In The Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:38:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Introducing: Christ Reflection http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27978-introducing-christ-reflection/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27978-introducing-christ-reflection/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:38:23 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27978

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Armed with only the flawed rhetoric of the past, reference upon reference upon reference upon infinite bloodied reference, I am…

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Armed with only the flawed rhetoric of the past, reference upon reference upon reference upon infinite bloodied reference, I am trying to set the music of Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Christ Reflection to words. I do not hold a valid driving license, and I’m not high, so it’s hard. Their Journey to Realville is the impossible combustion of blast-off (i), righteous full-steam cruise (ii), the click of jets warming down (iii). Edge-of-oblivion stuff, propelled screaming into the future with all the Atlas-borne weight of its heritage. Bass is dialed in white-hot while vocals are kept to a minimum, guitars drift and burst in clouds of screaming shrapnel. You’ll know who Journey to Realville sounds like, without ever knowing who it reminds you of. It is, in short, real, real good shit.


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New: MAUSI – Hideaway (Kiesza Cover) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27965-new-mausi-hideaway-kiesza-cover/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27965-new-mausi-hideaway-kiesza-cover/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:15:35 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27965

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It’s the time of year when festivals begin to announce the most interesting aspect of their line-ups; the ‘new music’…

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It’s the time of year when festivals begin to announce the most interesting aspect of their line-ups; the ‘new music’ sections. It’s always fascinating to see which festivals are really ahead of the curve when booking emerging talent, and if there’s one name that deserve to be on every festival billing this summer it’s Mausi. With their summer ready anthems and one of the strongest live sets around, there are few ‘new’ acts who get the crowd moving in quite the same way. Picking up Kiesza’s soon-to-be number one single, Hideaway, the Milan-via-Newcastle quartet add their own bubblegum-pop stamp, infectious and just as danceable as the original.


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New: Sophia Black – OVR AGN (Prod. by BASECAMP) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27961-new-sophia-black-ovr-agn-prod-basecamp/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27961-new-sophia-black-ovr-agn-prod-basecamp/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:36 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27961

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I caught a few tracks from BASECAMP at SXSW this year, and they were awesome, despite playing on the worst…

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I caught a few tracks from BASECAMP at SXSW this year, and they were awesome, despite playing on the worst stage set-up of the entire festival (Red Eyed Fly). With 2013′s self titled EP still on heavy rotation, and their fanbase growing day by day, the trio have leant a hand to LA newcomer Sophia Black and her sumptuous new track, OVR AGN. Utilising her fantastic vocals, and their own production prowess, it’s a worthy follow up to her debut track, Kissing. Stream it below.


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New: Nieves – Winter http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27958-new-nieves-winter/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27958-new-nieves-winter/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:58 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27958

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I’m a sucker for the Scottish accent, especially when it comes alongside some of the most beautiful lyrics of the…

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I’m a sucker for the Scottish accent, especially when it comes alongside some of the most beautiful lyrics of the year. Glaswegian duo Nieves follow in the footsteps of the likes of Frightened Rabbit on their debut outing, Winter, a gloriously composed number destined to find a place on a TV advert somewhere. If I was 15 again, and wanting to woo my first love, this would be the track I’d send them. Check it out below.

‘you will migrate again I know it / but not to me’


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Video: Fishing – Chi Glow (feat. Marcus Whale) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/videos/27951-video-fishing-chi-glow-feat-marcus-whale/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/videos/27951-video-fishing-chi-glow-feat-marcus-whale/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:06:40 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27951

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“Going nowhere fast, take it all in slow” Let me get this straight, I don’t know much about hip-hop and…

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“Going nowhere fast, take it all in slow”

Let me get this straight, I don’t know much about hip-hop and I’m not going to pretend that I do. To be honest, I don’t really know if this is hip-hop. What I do know is that Chi Glow, the latest cut from Sydney duo Fishing is one a hell of a listen. Wrapped in a dream-like electro glaze, the track allows you to drift off, succumbing to the chiming steel drum synths and contorted vocals. This is what Washed Out would sound like if Ernest Greene was a rapper.

Check out the video fro Chi Glow above which features on Fishing’s new album Shy Glow, out June 6th.


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Introducing: Voyeurs http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27945-introducing-voyeurs/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27945-introducing-voyeurs/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:31:16 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27945

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It’s clear from the outset that Pennsylvania trio Voyeurs (Brendan Bormes – Piano/Vocals, Dillon Cason – Guitars/Vocals, Mike Iorio – Drums) don’t take themselves…

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It’s clear from the outset that Pennsylvania trio Voyeurs (Brendan Bormes – Piano/Vocals, Dillon Cason – Guitars/Vocals, Mike Iorio – Drums) don’t take themselves all too seriously. From describing themselves as “piling something less perishable than moonward ululations on the bulwark against mortality”, to belittling their vocals as ‘Matt Berninger rip-offs’, it’s all done rather tongue in cheek, even the pre-chorus ‘ohhhh’s’ feel a little forced. Hell, that piano line is rather hilarious at times. Yet strangely enough, it all actually serves to make their debut outing, HVP, all the more appealing. So The National reference is there to be heard, perhaps not as strong as they assume, instead it’s influences from The Killers and Springsteen that shine through. Where HVP really flexes it’s muscles is through it’s lyrics, which I’m sure Berninger himself would be proud of – “you were in the car / burned into my skin / how was I to know / stretched across the sky / piss drunk chasing fireflies”.


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New: Hundred Waters – Xtalk http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27942-new-hundred-waters-xtalk/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27942-new-hundred-waters-xtalk/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:24:15 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27942

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The new Hundred Waters album is shaping up to be one of the records of the year. With the stunning…

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The new Hundred Waters album is shaping up to be one of the records of the year. With the stunning Cavity and Down From The Rafters already heard, they’ve released Xtalk, another cut taken from the 12 track LP, The Moon Rang Like A Bell, out 27 May. Maintaining the elegance and composure of their debut LP, yet intertwining it with a bolder, potentially more anthemic sound, Xtalk is otherworldly good.


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New: Wolf Alice – Storms http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27938-new-wolf-alice-storms/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27938-new-wolf-alice-storms/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:49:27 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27938

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I love Wolf Alice for so many reasons. Given the colossal amount of praise they’ve had thrusted upon them, many…

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I love Wolf Alice for so many reasons. Given the colossal amount of praise they’ve had thrusted upon them, many would have diluted their sound and churned out an album of dull, chart-baiting pop hits, but the London quartet actually appearing to be getting heavier, and more cutting. Another track that encapsulates the ferocity of their live performances, Storm will no doubt be another favourite on their forthcoming tour, dates below.

Storm is lifted from Creature Songs, out 26 May, pre-order here.

Forthcoming Live Dates (* w/ support from Superfood ^ w/ support from Gengahr)

May 1st  King Tut’s, Glasgow*

May 2nd  Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

May 3rd  Live at Leeds, Leeds

May 4th  Sunday Live, Stockton

May 5th  Fruit, Hull*^

May 6th  Leadmill 2, Sheffield*^

May 7th  Think Tank, Newcastle*^

May 12th  Institute Temple, Birmingham^

May 13th  O2 Academy 2, Oxford*^

May 14th  Portland Arms, Cambridge*^

May 15th  Esquires, Bedford*^

May 16th  Boileroom, Guildford*^

May 17th  Cookie Jar, Leicester*^

May 18th  Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth*^

May 20th  The Haunt, Brighton*^

May 21st  53 Degrees, Preston*^

May 27th  Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes*^

May 28th  Scala, London*^


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New: Eyelid Kid – Time Travel http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27935-new-eyelid-kid-time-travel/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27935-new-eyelid-kid-time-travel/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:35:55 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27935

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Oh man. This debut track from Cali’s Eyelid Kid makes me feel all fuzzy, in a good way. I’m a…

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Oh man. This debut track from Cali’s Eyelid Kid makes me feel all fuzzy, in a good way. I’m a sucker for this sort of Vampire Weekend psych-tinged indie. From the occasional fluttering saxophone, to the odd interjection of female laughter, all built around the magical songwriting of the so-far anonymous Eyelid Kid, Time Travel is perfectly obtuse and undeniably enjoyable. Check it out below.


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New: MOVIE – Ads http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27928-new-movie-ads/ http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/27928-new-movie-ads/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:17:22 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=27928

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Having kicked up quite the fuss with their debut outing, Mr. Fist, London outfit Movie step their game up with…

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Having kicked up quite the fuss with their debut outing, Mr. Fist, London outfit Movie step their game up with new tracks, Ads. Another three minutes of psych leaning pop, centred around the devilishly addictive choruses, this is perfect festival music. MOVIE have well and truly arrived, and by the sounds of this, they’re here to stay. Ads is released through Skelly Records on 9 June.


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