Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 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, […]

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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.

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Introducing: Kita Alexander http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31382-introducing-kita-alexander http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31382-introducing-kita-alexander#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 10:43:40 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31382 Serious summer vibes on Kita Alexander’s debut single, My Own Way. Set against found footage, washed out shots of idyllic Australian beaches and numerous clips of cooler-than-cooler surfers, it’s treads on the right side of the line between really slick and falling in to cliche territory. Sound wise, there’s an obvious HAIM comparison to be […]

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Serious summer vibes on Kita Alexander’s debut single, My Own Way. Set against found footage, washed out shots of idyllic Australian beaches and numerous clips of cooler-than-cooler surfers, it’s treads on the right side of the line between really slick and falling in to cliche territory. Sound wise, there’s an obvious HAIM comparison to be made, however it also reminds me of the more outwardly pop orientated moments of Toro y Moi’s career so far. Check it out below.

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New: Elohim – She Talks Too Much http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31378-new-elohim-she-talks-too-much http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31378-new-elohim-she-talks-too-much#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 22:01:45 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31378 Elohim (Hebrew for God) showcases a rather refreshing sound on her debut track, She Talks Too Much. Whilst there’s no shortage of well produced, relatively easy listening synth-pop projects around at this moment in time, few demonstrate the level of songwriting ability found on Elohim’s debut. It’s perhaps the finest no frills attached pop-songwriting since Ryn […]

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Elohim (Hebrew for God) showcases a rather refreshing sound on her debut track, She Talks Too Much. Whilst there’s no shortage of well produced, relatively easy listening synth-pop projects around at this moment in time, few demonstrate the level of songwriting ability found on Elohim’s debut. It’s perhaps the finest no frills attached pop-songwriting since Ryn Weaver exploded onto the scene. Check it out below.

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New: Jamie XX – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31372-new-jamie-xx-i-know-theres-gonna-be-good-times http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31372-new-jamie-xx-i-know-theres-gonna-be-good-times#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 19:47:13 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31372 With his debut solo album out in just under two weeks, Jamie XX has shared another cut lifted from the release, in the form of the Young Thug and Popcaan featuring, I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times). Arguably the album highlight, it’s a side to Jamie XX that we haven’t seen before, almost feels […]

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With his debut solo album out in just under two weeks, Jamie XX has shared another cut lifted from the release, in the form of the Young Thug and Popcaan featuring, I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times). Arguably the album highlight, it’s a side to Jamie XX that we haven’t seen before, almost feels like it could have found a place on Nelly’s  2004 album Sweat/Suit, or K’naan’s The Dusty Foot on the Road. Song of the summer? Quite possibly. Check it out below.

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Introducing: dePresno http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31366-introducing-depresno http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31366-introducing-depresno#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:10:31 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31366 Having previously produced the likes of Royksopp Datarock and Kings of Convience, the beautiful city of Bergen in Norway is blossoming once again. With AURORA going down a storm across Europe right now, it seems likely that seventeen year old dePresno is likely to follow in her footsteps. His wistful debut track, Forever, feels like […]

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Having previously produced the likes of Royksopp Datarock and Kings of Convience, the beautiful city of Bergen in Norway is blossoming once again. With AURORA going down a storm across Europe right now, it seems likely that seventeen year old dePresno is likely to follow in her footsteps. His wistful debut track, Forever, feels like the missing connection between Jack Garratt and King Krule; innovative, unique and utterly enthralling. Alternating effortlessly between acoustic and electronic parts, it’s indication of an artist with a very bright future.

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New: Grace Lightman – Vapour Trails http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31361-new-grace-lightman-vapour-trails http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31361-new-grace-lightman-vapour-trails#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 10:53:31 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31361 This might be the most beautiful debut of the year, courtesy of London’s Grace Lightman (formerly of psych-rock outfit The Hypnotic Eye). Vapour Trails is a lush ballad, heart-wrenchingly honest and painstakingly perfect in production and vocal delivery; in truth, my feeble words struggle to do justice to the allure of this track. Check it […]

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This might be the most beautiful debut of the year, courtesy of London’s Grace Lightman (formerly of psych-rock outfit The Hypnotic Eye). Vapour Trails is a lush ballad, heart-wrenchingly honest and painstakingly perfect in production and vocal delivery; in truth, my feeble words struggle to do justice to the allure of this track. Check it out below.

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New: Dive In – Can’t Hold Me Down http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31358-new-dive-in-cant-hold-me-down http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31358-new-dive-in-cant-hold-me-down#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:38:42 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31358 Glastonbury trio Dive In are set to release their debut EP next week, and are streaming the second offering lifted from it, in the form of Can’t Hold Me Down. Still getting some serious Lightning Seeds vibes from their sound, albeit merged with more modern synth pop inspirations – we’re talking CHVRCHES, St Lucia, Panama […]

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Glastonbury trio Dive In are set to release their debut EP next week, and are streaming the second offering lifted from it, in the form of Can’t Hold Me Down. Still getting some serious Lightning Seeds vibes from their sound, albeit merged with more modern synth pop inspirations – we’re talking CHVRCHES, St Lucia, Panama Wedding. In short, it’s a festival anthem in waiting. Check it out below.

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Video: AURORA – Nature Boy (Live Cover) http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31353-video-aurora-nature-boy-live-cover http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31353-video-aurora-nature-boy-live-cover#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:58:10 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31353 One of the real winners of this years Great Escape Festival was Norwegian teenager AURORA, with rave reviews coming in for both her afternoon acoustic set, and her full band backed evening performance. Aside from having one of the finest voices around, there’s something bewitching about her mannerisms as she performs, as witnessed in this […]

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One of the real winners of this years Great Escape Festival was Norwegian teenager AURORA, with rave reviews coming in for both her afternoon acoustic set, and her full band backed evening performance. Aside from having one of the finest voices around, there’s something bewitching about her mannerisms as she performs, as witnessed in this live cover of Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy. Verging upon intimidating, it’s atmospheric on a whole new level, and demonstrates even further the colossal potential that AURORA has.

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Premiere: Amy Yon – Amy http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31349-premiere-amy-yon-amy http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31349-premiere-amy-yon-amy#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:03:28 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31349 Having already supported the likes of SOAK, Rhodes and Port Isla, it’s safe to say that 21 year old Amy Yon has really hit the ground running in 2015. With festival slots coming up at Dot 2 Dot, Boardmasters and Barn on the Farm, it comes as a surprise to learn that she’s yet to […]

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Having already supported the likes of SOAK, Rhodes and Port Isla, it’s safe to say that 21 year old Amy Yon has really hit the ground running in 2015. With festival slots coming up at Dot 2 Dot, Boardmasters and Barn on the Farm, it comes as a surprise to learn that she’s yet to release a note of music, instead using her sterling live performances to garner a growing fan base. Her self-titled debut sees her bewitching vocal set against her captivatingly honest lyrics; making for one of the finest first outings of the year. Amy is storytelling of the highest order, beautiful and deeply absorbing, suggesting that we’ll be hearing a lot more from Amy Yon in the near future. Check it out below, alongside information on her upcoming shows.

Sat 23rd May – Dot2Dot Festival, Bristol, Thekla Top Deck

Sun 5th July – Barn On The Farm Festival, Wooden Barn Stage

Fri 24th July – Somersault Festival, The Bandstand

Sun 9th August – Boardmasters Festival, View Stage

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Introducing: Libby Thompson http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31345-introducing-libby-thompson http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31345-introducing-libby-thompson#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 11:19:10 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31345 Libby Thompson’s debut EP, h(E)l(P) is a bizarre, intoxicating listen, seemingly unsure of it’s strengths yet stoically confident in the overall ability. Twisted electronica, fused with elements of modern dance music, all set against Thompson’s absolutely stunning vocal line, it’s quite unlike anything else I’ve heard this year, and all the better for it. Pulling […]

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Libby Thompson’s debut EP, h(E)l(P) is a bizarre, intoxicating listen, seemingly unsure of it’s strengths yet stoically confident in the overall ability. Twisted electronica, fused with elements of modern dance music, all set against Thompson’s absolutely stunning vocal line, it’s quite unlike anything else I’ve heard this year, and all the better for it. Pulling in a Brooklyn rap duo, The Lost Souls, for one track, the ambition can only be praised, as she builds an EP quite unlike any other, and it’s these unique ideas that have to be celebrated.

As a whole, it sort of sounds like a very experimental Lapsley remix; unrelenting and outlandish. As part of a collective called Block The Wind, a quick visit to their website suggests a youthful, free spirited ideology, with members seemingly from all over the world, there’s poetry, photographs and art, all combining to form something rather beautiful. Check out a couple of EP highlights below, and grab the full release here.

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