Crack in the RoadCrack in the Road http://www.crackintheroad.com Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:11:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Announcement: Hype Hotel – Crack in the Road x Disco Naïveté http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31068-announcement-hype-hotel-crack-road-x-disco-naivete http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31068-announcement-hype-hotel-crack-road-x-disco-naivete#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:11:22 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31068 Poster: Thomas Van Huyse Last year, along with partner in crime, Disco Naïveté, alongside the undying support of Hype Machine, we brought The 1975, HAERTS, Hozier, Wolf Alice, Holychild, GEMS, Le Youth and Gorgon City together as part of Austin’s now legendary week long Hype Hotel event. Now marking our third year in Texas, we’re […]

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Last year, along with partner in crime, Disco Naïveté, alongside the undying support of Hype Machine, we brought The 1975, HAERTS, Hozier, Wolf Alice, Holychild, GEMS, Le Youth and Gorgon City together as part of Austin’s now legendary week long Hype Hotel event. Now marking our third year in Texas, we’re delighted to be teaming up with both of them again, to showcase what we truly believe to be the unmissable show of the SXSW week.

With the likes of London Grammar, Chromeo, Future Islands, and of course The 1975 performing at 2014′s Hype Hotel alongside past appearances from the likes of Disclosure and CHVRCHES, it’s now undoubtedly an annual highlight upon many calendars. As always, our gratitude goes out to Taco Bell, Mazda, Tito’s Vodka and Miller Lite for helping make Hype Hotel possible.

So, without further ado, I’m delighted to present to you the line-up for this year featuring some of the most exciting artists in the world right now, on Friday 20 March, 12pm – 6pm.

Danny L Harle (DJ)

Lydia Ainsworth

Christine & The Queens

George Maple

Willow Smith

Raury

ILoveMakonnen

RSVP is essential, and open now. We throughly recommend getting there early as this is going to be heaving. See you out in Austin!

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New: Alma Elste – Virtualism http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31061-new-alma-elste-virtualism http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31061-new-alma-elste-virtualism#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:42:43 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31061 Got to admit, I dropped the ball on Alma Elste a little, missing out on her debut single, Heart Melter which cropped up online toward the tail end of 2014. Managing to sound strangely retro, yet very much in keeping with the current late 70′s / early 80′s revivalists (we’re talking HAIM, Sky Ferreira, there’s even something […]

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Got to admit, I dropped the ball on Alma Elste a little, missing out on her debut single, Heart Melter which cropped up online toward the tail end of 2014. Managing to sound strangely retro, yet very much in keeping with the current late 70′s / early 80′s revivalists (we’re talking HAIM, Sky Ferreira, there’s even something vaguely The 1975-esque about the guitar riff), it feels effortless and even organic if such a term could be used. Latest track, Virtualism, is wistful and nostalgic, instantly throwing up Lana Del Rey comparisons, yet set against a backdrop of swirling synths of M83 level proportions – it’s a definite keeper. Check out both tracks below.

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New: RAINES – Ghosts http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31058-new-raines-ghosts http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31058-new-raines-ghosts#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:30:03 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31058 This is undoubtedly the most beautiful debut track you’ll hear this month. Sure it’s drenched a little with the sort of vibes that the master of ‘conscious uncoupling’, Chris Martin, would probably murder for, but don’t let that detract from the elegance and smoothness of RAINES’ (Mike Nelson) debut composition, Ghosts. It’s a festival closer, […]

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This is undoubtedly the most beautiful debut track you’ll hear this month. Sure it’s drenched a little with the sort of vibes that the master of ‘conscious uncoupling’, Chris Martin, would probably murder for, but don’t let that detract from the elegance and smoothness of RAINES’ (Mike Nelson) debut composition, Ghosts. It’s a festival closer, a relationship ender, it’s the scene in the film where the lovers race across town to meet each other in time for a New Years kiss, it’s a Vodafone advert in waiting… but all in all, it’s transcendentally wonderfully. Soak it up.

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New: The Half Earth – Borders http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31055-new-half-earth-borders http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31055-new-half-earth-borders#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:06:53 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31055 This absolutely beautiful, otherworldly new track from Sheffield’s The Half Earth, comes ahead of embarking on a full UK with Lucy Rose. Borders is by far his most confident, ambitious effort yet, and showcases his stunning vocal range. Simultaneously intimate yet profoundly over the top, it feels like a very important step forward for The […]

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This absolutely beautiful, otherworldly new track from Sheffield’s The Half Earth, comes ahead of embarking on a full UK with Lucy Rose. Borders is by far his most confident, ambitious effort yet, and showcases his stunning vocal range. Simultaneously intimate yet profoundly over the top, it feels like a very important step forward for The Half Earth. Check it out below, alongside a live session recorded for Mahogany.

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Introducing: Kyler Slater http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31052-introducing-kyler-slater http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31052-introducing-kyler-slater#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:49:32 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31052 Listing Death Cab and Elliott Smith amongst his inspirations, it’s safe to say that Kyler Slater draws from earnest, heart-on-sleeves songwriters. With a track kicking around online from as early as May 2013, this new three track release marks a considerable step up for Salt Lake City’s Kyler Slater, in songwriting and production quality. There’s elements […]

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Listing Death Cab and Elliott Smith amongst his inspirations, it’s safe to say that Kyler Slater draws from earnest, heart-on-sleeves songwriters. With a track kicking around online from as early as May 2013, this new three track release marks a considerable step up for Salt Lake City’s Kyler Slater, in songwriting and production quality. There’s elements of London Grammar in the guitar sound, as well as Vancouver Sleep Clinic and even Hozier on the powerful lead vocal; it’s an EP that gets better and better with repeated listens, with closer On My Own being a stunning stand alone single. Check out all three tracks below, and pick up the EP from Bandcamp. (Also, check out the pretty ambitious live set below)

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New: The Japanese House – Still http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31045-new-japanese-house-still http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31045-new-japanese-house-still#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:26:44 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31045 This stunning debut track from the UK’s The Japanese House is undoubtedly one of this years finest first outings. With the sort of intimate atmosphere that helped make Lapsley’s early recordings so endearing, merged with a manipulated vocal not too far from Bon Iver’s sophomore LP, Still showcases a unique songwriting ability, alongside an alluring grasp […]

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This stunning debut track from the UK’s The Japanese House is undoubtedly one of this years finest first outings. With the sort of intimate atmosphere that helped make Lapsley’s early recordings so endearing, merged with a manipulated vocal not too far from Bon Iver’s sophomore LP, Still showcases a unique songwriting ability, alongside an alluring grasp of raw human emotions. A devastating and otherworldly debut; immerse yourself in it below.

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Premiere: Gossip Column – Medical Medley http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30965-new-gossip-column-medical-medley http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/30965-new-gossip-column-medical-medley#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:31:42 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=30965 London outfit, Gossip Column impressed last year with their debut track The Beginning Of Everything, earning rave reviews from Gold Flake Paint. They return in 2015 with their sophomore release, Medical Medley, a pensive and melancholic three minutes that enthrals from start to finish. The drifting, crooning vocals are restrained and dreary, encasing the entire […]

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London outfit, Gossip Column impressed last year with their debut track The Beginning Of Everything, earning rave reviews from Gold Flake Paint.

They return in 2015 with their sophomore release, Medical Medley, a pensive and melancholic three minutes that enthrals from start to finish. The drifting, crooning vocals are restrained and dreary, encasing the entire track in a beautifully somber haze that refuses to let go. It isn’t until the closing section when the lyrics “I haven’t thought for you for days” shower the track with the welcomed optimism of moving on. Stream Medical Medley below:

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New: George Maple – Where You End And I Begin feat. Grande Marshall http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31042-new-george-maple-end-begin-feat-grande-marshall http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31042-new-george-maple-end-begin-feat-grande-marshall#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:52:19 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31042 George Maple moves closer to producing full on dancefloor bangers on latest track, Where You End And I Begin, pulling in Philadelphia’s Grande Marshall for a verse. With shows in LA and NY later this month, alongside a full run of shows during SXSW, 2015 is already shaping up pretty nicely for the Australian singer. […]

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George Maple moves closer to producing full on dancefloor bangers on latest track, Where You End And I Begin, pulling in Philadelphia’s Grande Marshall for a verse. With shows in LA and NY later this month, alongside a full run of shows during SXSW, 2015 is already shaping up pretty nicely for the Australian singer. Check it out below.

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New: Oh Wonder – Technicolour Beat http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31037-new-oh-wonder-technicolour-beat http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31037-new-oh-wonder-technicolour-beat#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:52:33 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31037 With 5 million plays on their Soundcloud, plays on Radio 1 and a growing Spotify presence, UK duo Oh Wonder (Jose Vanders aka LAYLA and Ant West) have been one of the most talked about new artists of the past year, and have started 2015 exactly how they ended 2014. With an album pencilled in […]

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With 5 million plays on their Soundcloud, plays on Radio 1 and a growing Spotify presence, UK duo Oh Wonder (Jose Vanders aka LAYLA and Ant West) have been one of the most talked about new artists of the past year, and have started 2015 exactly how they ended 2014. With an album pencilled in for later this year, they’re continuing their tradition of releasing one song a month, with March’s contribution being Technicolour Beat, a slow burning number, settling somewhere between Hundred Waters and Sylvan Esso, with the sort of intricate production that made SOHN’s debut LP such an immersive listen.

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New: Anna Melkild – I’m Alive http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31034-new-anna-melkild-im-alive http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/31034-new-anna-melkild-im-alive#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:27:02 +0000 http://www.crackintheroad.com/?p=31034 Norwegian singer Anna Melkild, formerly of Sassybeat (what a name, right?) unveils her debut solo outing in the form of the epic I’m Alive. Drawing comparisons to Bergen’s recent starlet AURORA, as well as Björk and PJ Harvey, it’s upbeat and definitely feels like there’s potentially a lot more to come rom Melkild. Check it out […]

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Norwegian singer Anna Melkild, formerly of Sassybeat (what a name, right?) unveils her debut solo outing in the form of the epic I’m Alive. Drawing comparisons to Bergen’s recent starlet AURORA, as well as Björk and PJ Harvey, it’s upbeat and definitely feels like there’s potentially a lot more to come rom Melkild. Check it out below.

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