Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:16:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 New: Låpsley – Falling Short http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30008-new-lapsley-falling-short http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30008-new-lapsley-falling-short#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:16:39 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=30008 In the space of nine months Låpsley has gone from a complete unknown to one of the UK’s most exciting new artists, and this excitement is only set to grow with the announcement of her brand new EP. ‘Falling Short’, as premiered by Annie Mac last night on her BBC Radio 1 show, is a magnificent […]

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In the space of nine months Låpsley has gone from a complete unknown to one of the UK’s most exciting new artists, and this excitement is only set to grow with the announcement of her brand new EP.

‘Falling Short’, as premiered by Annie Mac last night on her BBC Radio 1 show, is a magnificent step up while retaining the stripped back, pitched down vocal essence that galvanised her debut effort ‘Station’. Demonstrating not only Låpsley’s strength as a stellar vocalist but also as a soulful lyricist with a clear vision for her production, ‘Falling Short’ is only the beginning of the next stage in what will no doubt be a long and successful career for this young Liverpudlian.

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New: Amber Run – Thank You http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29989-new-amber-run-thank http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29989-new-amber-run-thank#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:57:02 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29989 Huge, unadulterated stadium-pop has been filling my speakers a lot recently. From blog favourites Osca to Brooklynite’s PROM, the sound of massive vocal lines and emotive melody have been seriously capturing my attention. Nottingham’s Amber Run are no exception and new track Thank You is a perfect example of their piano led pop of Coldplay proportions. Opening intimately with restrained […]

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Huge, unadulterated stadium-pop has been filling my speakers a lot recently. From blog favourites Osca to Brooklynite’s PROM, the sound of massive vocal lines and emotive melody have been seriously capturing my attention. Nottingham’s Amber Run are no exception and new track Thank You is a perfect example of their piano led pop of Coldplay proportions. Opening intimately with restrained vocals and piano chords, the track builds into something special that will surely garner them some serious attention.

Stream the track below and catch their new E.P Pilot which was released on September 21st via RCA Victor.

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New: April Towers – Arcadia http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30002-new-april-towers-arcadia http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30002-new-april-towers-arcadia#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:26:26 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=30002 April Towers have featured on these pages in the past, however as is seemingly standard practice nowadays, everything has disappeared from their Soundcloud, and they’re back with a fresher, cleaner sound. Fulfilling the potential of the early demos, Arcadia nails the anthemic nature of The Lighting Seeds, with a modern, radio friendly sound more akin to […]

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April Towers have featured on these pages in the past, however as is seemingly standard practice nowadays, everything has disappeared from their Soundcloud, and they’re back with a fresher, cleaner sound. Fulfilling the potential of the early demos, Arcadia nails the anthemic nature of The Lighting Seeds, with a modern, radio friendly sound more akin to Bastille or that hugely under appreciated One Night Only Return single, Say You Don’t Want It. Check it out below.

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Introducing: Cosmo Sheldrake http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29935-introducing-cosmo-sheldrake http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29935-introducing-cosmo-sheldrake#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:44:26 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29935 You will definitely know when you bump into Cosmo Sheldrake because he’ll be waving his mic under your shoe, near the creaking doors and in close proximity to your mouth whilst you’re eating crisps. He doesn’t have an odd addiction, Cosmo travels around the world collecting interesting sounds to add to a massive databank for […]

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You will definitely know when you bump into Cosmo Sheldrake because he’ll be waving his mic under your shoe, near the creaking doors and in close proximity to your mouth whilst you’re eating crisps. He doesn’t have an odd addiction, Cosmo travels around the world collecting interesting sounds to add to a massive databank for looping into his latest tracks. His sound is so tight, polished and clean and combine perfectly with his vocals- occasionally difficult to imagine that many of his sounds were picked up whilst travelling on a truck in Bulgaria.

In addition to collecting random sounds, Cosmo can competently play around 30 instruments, beat box and is known to indulge in Mongolian throat singing and Tibetan chanting. Extremely excited for what is to come…

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New: TĀLĀ – Alchemy http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29997-new-tala-alchemy http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29997-new-tala-alchemy#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:27:50 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29997 TĀLĀ is the perfect example of an artist showing a truly exciting development of sound. From the darker, more experimental reaches of her first EP, to latest track, Alchemy, a TLC infused number, easily her most accessible (yet still brilliant) to date, it’s far more interesting watching an artist develop in this manner, than following […]

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TĀLĀ is the perfect example of an artist showing a truly exciting development of sound. From the darker, more experimental reaches of her first EP, to latest track, Alchemy, a TLC infused number, easily her most accessible (yet still brilliant) to date, it’s far more interesting watching an artist develop in this manner, than following the current major label ethos of attempting to thrust a fully formed act directly into the public domain. Check out Alchemy below, lifted from an EP of the same name, out 17 November via Aesop.

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New: BLACK HONEY – The Taste (Demo) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29994-new-black-honey-taste-demo http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29994-new-black-honey-taste-demo#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:37:51 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29994 Whatsapp savy BLACK HONEY continue their assault of ‘demos’ with new track, The Taste. Another grungey, 90′s sounding number, chuck a Gallagher brother on lead vocals, and you’d have a Brit-pop classic on your hands, albeit slightly heavier. Check out The Taste below, and drop them a text on +447578533359.

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Whatsapp savy BLACK HONEY continue their assault of ‘demos’ with new track, The Taste. Another grungey, 90′s sounding number, chuck a Gallagher brother on lead vocals, and you’d have a Brit-pop classic on your hands, albeit slightly heavier. Check out The Taste below, and drop them a text on +447578533359.

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Premiere: ANG LOW – Wild Horses (Azincourt Remix) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29982-premiere-ang-low-wild-horses-azincourt-remix http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29982-premiere-ang-low-wild-horses-azincourt-remix#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:40:31 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29982 Parisian duo Azincourt (Alexandre de Saint-André and Guillaume Lhermitte) flip ANG LOW’s recent single, Wild Horses, into a brilliantly bonkers, time-signature hopping 80′s dance number. Arguably bolder and more playful than the original, it’s the choruses that really make this remix, centred around the smile-inducing tempo change; you’re unlikely to hear a more inventive rework this […]

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Parisian duo Azincourt (Alexandre de Saint-André and Guillaume Lhermitte) flip ANG LOW’s recent single, Wild Horses, into a brilliantly bonkers, time-signature hopping 80′s dance number. Arguably bolder and more playful than the original, it’s the choruses that really make this remix, centred around the smile-inducing tempo change; you’re unlikely to hear a more inventive rework this year. Check it out below, alongside the original, out 27 October through Super Recordings.

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Introducing: Mating Ritual http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29979-introducing-mating-ritual http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29979-introducing-mating-ritual#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:48:19 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29979 Having now attended SXSW for the past two years, it’s safe to say that outside of all the fantastic live music, what really makes the Austin event so special is the people. In the first year, as well as hosting a showcase with Disco Naïveté, we spent a couple of nights hanging out with the […]

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Having now attended SXSW for the past two years, it’s safe to say that outside of all the fantastic live music, what really makes the Austin event so special is the people. In the first year, as well as hosting a showcase with Disco Naïveté, we spent a couple of nights hanging out with the Pacific Air chaps, who played our event, and also proved to be ideal company for a couple of young Brits in a big US city. Eighteen months on, and the duo have called time (for now) on this section of their creative journey, describing the past couple of years as ‘exciting, frustrating and wonderful’, and whilst Taylor has gone back to education, Ryan has unveiled a new project, entitled Mating Ritual.

As with Pacific Air, what stands out above all is the ability to find a killer hook, particularly on Toxins. So it may be darker, slightly less polished and definitely more somber lyrically, the core element of there clearly being a hugely talented songwriter behind Mating Ritual is still very much evident. Does the past two years of frustration and occasional disappointment shine through? Perhaps, yet it’s all the better for it. Check out new tracks Toxins and Game below, and keep your eyes peeled for more new material in the near future.

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New: SALES – Getting It On http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29973-new-sales-getting http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29973-new-sales-getting#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:50:48 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29973 Photo: Harryson T Photography This new EP from Florida’s SALES is all killer, no filler. Featuring four previously heard tracks, alongside an XXYYXX remix, and new cut, Getting It On, there’s now no denying that they’re one of the most exciting new acts around right now. Perfect summer make-out music, buy this EP for your crush, […]

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Photo: Harryson T Photography This new EP from Florida’s SALES is all killer, no filler. Featuring four previously heard tracks, alongside an XXYYXX remix, and new cut, Getting It On, there’s now no denying that they’re one of the most exciting new acts around right now. Perfect summer make-out music, buy this EP for your crush, and there’s no way they won’t fall head over heels for you. Check out Getting It On below, alongside the full EP, oh and purchase it here.

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New: LISBON – Native http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29970-new-lisbon-native http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/29970-new-lisbon-native#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:02:10 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=29970 Newcastle quartet LISBON are beginning to spread their wings outside of the North East, and with a tour coming up supporting Eliza & The Bear, they’re likely to keep gaining fans at a rapid rate. New song and live favourite, Native, is another punchy-three minute number, lifted from their forthcoming EP, Life Is Good, expected […]

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Newcastle quartet LISBON are beginning to spread their wings outside of the North East, and with a tour coming up supporting Eliza & The Bear, they’re likely to keep gaining fans at a rapid rate. New song and live favourite, Native, is another punchy-three minute number, lifted from their forthcoming EP, Life Is Good, expected later this year.

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