Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Thu, 28 May 2015 14:19:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 UK Premiere: Eloise Keating – Working Late http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31435-uk-premiere-eloise-keating-working-late http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31435-uk-premiere-eloise-keating-working-late#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 14:19:08 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31435 For the past year or so, Eloise Keating has been making quite the name for herself with her electrifying live shows, including support slots with Indiana, alongside billings on Southsea Fest and Victorious Festival. Now, with her first recorded material in a year, she offers up a sleeker, more lustful sound on new track, Working […]

The post UK Premiere: Eloise Keating – Working Late appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
For the past year or so, Eloise Keating has been making quite the name for herself with her electrifying live shows, including support slots with Indiana, alongside billings on Southsea Fest and Victorious Festival. Now, with her first recorded material in a year, she offers up a sleeker, more lustful sound on new track, Working Late. Borrowing elements from Lana Del Rey’s prolific debut, it’s a confident vocal performance, oozing charisma and sure to turn numerous heads. Check it out below.

The post UK Premiere: Eloise Keating – Working Late appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31435-uk-premiere-eloise-keating-working-late/feed 0
Introducing: Bacchus http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31432-introducing-bacchus http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31432-introducing-bacchus#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 11:43:14 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31432 Fallen head over heels in love with this searingly honest debut EP from Worthing’s Bacchus. Beautifully composed, from the opening pangs of The Place We Loved, to the euphoric EP highlight, Hope, he lays everything out on the table, with an admirable candor. Since hitting play a few days ago, I’ve been trying to work […]

The post Introducing: Bacchus appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
Fallen head over heels in love with this searingly honest debut EP from Worthing’s Bacchus. Beautifully composed, from the opening pangs of The Place We Loved, to the euphoric EP highlight, Hope, he lays everything out on the table, with an admirable candor. Since hitting play a few days ago, I’ve been trying to work out who the key comparison is, but can’t quite pin it down. There’s elements of Elbow, the recently unearthed RAINES, and even the more poignant moments on the new Mumford album. A truly remarkable listen. Check out a couple of EP highlights below.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

The post Introducing: Bacchus appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31432-introducing-bacchus/feed 0
Premiere: Edward R – Wolves and the Water http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31401-premiere-edward-r-wolves-and-the-water http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31401-premiere-edward-r-wolves-and-the-water#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 09:15:18 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31401 Melbourne’s Edward R becomes the latest act to emerge from Australia with a peach of a debut track, in the form of the exquisitely rousing Wolves and the Water. It’s explosive and exciting, combining the call-to-arms dynamism of WU LYF and the sort of chorus that’s just begging to be played out to thousands from […]

The post Premiere: Edward R – Wolves and the Water appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
Melbourne’s Edward R becomes the latest act to emerge from Australia with a peach of a debut track, in the form of the exquisitely rousing Wolves and the Water. It’s explosive and exciting, combining the call-to-arms dynamism of WU LYF and the sort of chorus that’s just begging to be played out to thousands from festival stages. Early days, yet this addictive, euphoric first outing suggests that Edward R is definitely a name to keep an eye on. Check it out below.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

The post Premiere: Edward R – Wolves and the Water appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31401-premiere-edward-r-wolves-and-the-water/feed 0
Introducing: Rationale http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31419-introducing-rationale http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31419-introducing-rationale#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:52 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31419 Rationale’s debut track, Fast Lane, dropped right in the middle of my dissertation stress during March / April. A month or two on, and he’s unleashed his second offering, in the form of the irresistibly funky Re.Up. With hints of everything from Toro y Moi, to The Smiths to Foals, Rationale has an effortless knack for […]

The post Introducing: Rationale appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
Rationale’s debut track, Fast Lane, dropped right in the middle of my dissertation stress during March / April. A month or two on, and he’s unleashed his second offering, in the form of the irresistibly funky Re.Up. With hints of everything from Toro y Moi, to The Smiths to Foals, Rationale has an effortless knack for penning perfect slightly off-kilter pop. Check out both tracks below.

The post Introducing: Rationale appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31419-introducing-rationale/feed 0
New: BOYS – Set Me On Fire http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31414-new-boys-set-me-on-fire http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31414-new-boys-set-me-on-fire#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 16:28:34 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31414 BOYS are from Bracknell, and they’re angling to be the next Killers. Well, not exactly the next Killers, as there are plenty of differences between the Nevada outfit and the subject of this blog post, however BOYS embody everything that made The Killers the undeniably brilliant, anthemic, melody driven entity that a generation of kids fell […]

The post New: BOYS – Set Me On Fire appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
BOYS are from Bracknell, and they’re angling to be the next Killers. Well, not exactly the next Killers, as there are plenty of differences between the Nevada outfit and the subject of this blog post, however BOYS embody everything that made The Killers the undeniably brilliant, anthemic, melody driven entity that a generation of kids fell in love with.

There is little other information around other than the demos presented, however both tracks cannot be seen as anything else other than a striking statement of intent. Highlighted below, ‘Set Me On Fire’ raucously fires an infectious, bracingly epic chorus, and you’ll no doubt find yourself on plenty of repeat listens.

 

The post New: BOYS – Set Me On Fire appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31414-new-boys-set-me-on-fire/feed 0
New: Arbitraire – Adapted Air http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31408-new-arbitraire-adapted-air http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31408-new-arbitraire-adapted-air#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 15:06:09 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31408 As far as debuts go, Arbitraire’s first offering is pretty impressive. Only giving their first names (Andrea, Genji and Adrian) and no location (obviously, this is the internet), Adapted Air merges elements of modern funk, with the sort of soulful electronica that propelled Massive Attack to worldwide stardom. Wonderfully atmospheric, and building to a stunning […]

The post New: Arbitraire – Adapted Air appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
As far as debuts go, Arbitraire’s first offering is pretty impressive. Only giving their first names (Andrea, Genji and Adrian) and no location (obviously, this is the internet), Adapted Air merges elements of modern funk, with the sort of soulful electronica that propelled Massive Attack to worldwide stardom. Wonderfully atmospheric, and building to a stunning finale, it’s a beautiful introduction.

EDIT: Perhaps not their debut as such, check out another track, Love Will Be, underneath.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

The post New: Arbitraire – Adapted Air appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31408-new-arbitraire-adapted-air/feed 0
New: Desta French – Take You For Dead http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31404-new-desta-french-take-you-for-dead http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31404-new-desta-french-take-you-for-dead#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 14:18:06 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31404 Some real early 00′s R&B vibes on this debut track from London’s Desta French. Sort of feels like Ben Khan throwing some production out for Ashanti, granted, it’s not quite as prolific as Foolish, but it’s definitely an introduction to be celebrated. Check it out below. Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of […]

The post New: Desta French – Take You For Dead appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
Some real early 00′s R&B vibes on this debut track from London’s Desta French. Sort of feels like Ben Khan throwing some production out for Ashanti, granted, it’s not quite as prolific as Foolish, but it’s definitely an introduction to be celebrated. Check it out below.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

The post New: Desta French – Take You For Dead appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31404-new-desta-french-take-you-for-dead/feed 0
Preview: Field Day 2015 http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31395-preview-field-day-2015 http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31395-preview-field-day-2015#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:42:25 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31395 Another year, another fantastic Field Day line-up – a festival that in just a few short years has become a regular highlight in the UK festival calendar. Now entirely settled into it’s ‘entire weekend’ iteration, 2015′s line-up is an exercise in curation, with both days programmed with an an overall sonic experience in mind. Both […]

The post Preview: Field Day 2015 appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>

Another year, another fantastic Field Day line-up – a festival that in just a few short years has become a regular highlight in the UK festival calendar.

Now entirely settled into it’s ‘entire weekend’ iteration, 2015′s line-up is an exercise in curation, with both days programmed with an an overall sonic experience in mind. Both days should leave music fans of all tastes satisfied. Saturday is the more producer/DJ rich of the two. PC Music artists QT, Danny L Harle A.G. Cook and Sophie are all set to perform. Perhaps an element of overkill, but it should be interesting to see how their pioneering all be it divisive sounds hold up in a varied and less contrived environment. MSSINGNO, MUMDANCE and Murkage kindly bring the UK hiphop/grime flavours – MSSINGNO particularly should be worth a look, his DJ sets are fire. FKA Twigs, Caribou, Clark, Madlib and Marcel Dettmann are my ‘big hitters’ of choice – but as always with the Field Day, there will be clashes: always.

Sunday is equally stella: Ride and Patti Smith are of course UNMISSABLE, but an equally exciting list of young bands provide ample distraction. The psychedelic Jacco Gardner, the progressive post-punk of Vietcong and the sultry analog-era soul of Matthew E. White are all sure bets. As always i could go on, but i won’t.

it’s important to stress that Field Day is very much a day festival – look into after parties at The Lock Tavern, The Shacklewell Arms and Oval Space if you wan’t to keep the party alive.

Field Day Runs from Saturday 6th June – Sunday 7th.

Full line-up
Tickets 

 

The post Preview: Field Day 2015 appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31395-preview-field-day-2015/feed 0
Premiere: Jake Houlsby – Beyond All This http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31390-premiere-jake-houlsby-beyond-all-this http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31390-premiere-jake-houlsby-beyond-all-this#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 11:16:41 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31390 There’s an addictive calming essence to Jake Houlsby’s music, one that so many artists strive to achieve, yet so often fall noticeably short. Having diverted his attentions away from the Suntrapp moniker that helped define his early releases, he’s reverted to his birth name, and with it, finds a more natural, effortless sound. With an […]

The post Premiere: Jake Houlsby – Beyond All This appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
There’s an addictive calming essence to Jake Houlsby’s music, one that so many artists strive to achieve, yet so often fall noticeably short. Having diverted his attentions away from the Suntrapp moniker that helped define his early releases, he’s reverted to his birth name, and with it, finds a more natural, effortless sound. With an EP out on 8 June titled Yannina, and a handful of live dates around the UK coming up, he’s unveiled the second cut taken from the release. Beyond All This is a wistful, elegantly composed number, almost the missing link between Ben Howard’s radio friendly early material and his far more genuine sounding second album; it feels heartfelt, honest and sincere. Check it out below, and upcoming tour dates underneath that.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

 

6th June – EP Launch at St Ann’s Church, Newcastle

8th June – Oporto, Leeds

7th August – The Ferret, Preston

26th August – Walkley Community Centre, Sheffield

The post Premiere: Jake Houlsby – Beyond All This appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31390-premiere-jake-houlsby-beyond-all-this/feed 0
New: le Pie – Josephine / When We Talk http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31385-new-le-pie-josephine-when-we-talk http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31385-new-le-pie-josephine-when-we-talk#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:05 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31385 le Pie’s debut track, Secrets, put her alongside a host of hugely exciting artists emerging from Australia, and saw her earning play on their Triple J Unearthed service. Returning, with two brand new tracks, Josephine and When We Talk, she’s further asserted her position as an artist to keep an eye on. Of the two, […]

The post New: le Pie – Josephine / When We Talk appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
le Pie’s debut track, Secrets, put her alongside a host of hugely exciting artists emerging from Australia, and saw her earning play on their Triple J Unearthed service. Returning, with two brand new tracks, Josephine and When We Talk, she’s further asserted her position as an artist to keep an eye on. Of the two, Josephine is a Lana Del Rey indebted ballad; romantic and lustful, whereas When We Talk is a grungier affair, arguably the more compelling of the duo. Check out both below.

Follow our Spotify On Repeat playlist for a hand-picked selection of the current hottest tracks.

The post New: le Pie – Josephine / When We Talk appeared first on Crack in the Road.

]]>
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31385-new-le-pie-josephine-when-we-talk/feed 0