[song] Moreish Idols – Between These Ears

Photo by Sophie Black

It looks like Moreish Idols are not going to pause anytime soon as the band is truly on the roll at the moment. Recently we got a fantastic return in the form of “Nocturnal Creatures”, and now South London’s collective gives us another treat titled “Between These Ears”.

The song opens with a wary and booming saxophone screech, the perfect accompaniment for the vocalist’s chirpy-sounding voice. The group is still energetic and liberated, but this time worldly problems weigh down their love of life. While the band asks more than one pair of rhetorical questions, the instrumental background is enriched with new sounds — already familiar saxophone parts come into play and ringing, accidental knocks appear among them in some places.

As if by chance, Moreish Idols recall: “Don’t reinvent the wheel / Don’t try to be someone you’re not” — phrases that we have heard more than once and which are very important to hear at the right moment. Apparently, with the music of this London four-piece, you will not have to wait for the right moment — just turn on this song.

Stream below and get the single here, out now on Speedy Wunderground.

[video] Moreish Idols – Nocturnal Creatures

South London’s Moreish Idols have a new song out, and it seems that they have drifted a bit away from the thick post-punk sound that accompanied their debut EP Float last year. “Nocturnal Creatures” was again recorded with Dan Carey of Speedy Wunderground and is paired with a brilliant self-directed music video.

In the song band members present themselves in a softer and more melodic way. And although their music is still replete with an abundance of all kinds of sounds, it is easy to distinguish two leading lines in it — the voices of the musicians merge in unison, and the saxophone chirps in the background like a bird trying to duplicate every spoken word.

True, it should be noted that in a world overflowing with fabulous nocturnal creatures, there is no place for the sun, which means that the track atmosphere leaves behind a feeling of mystery and magic. It’s interesting to see what Moreish Idols will bring us next.

Watch below.

[album] Honeyglaze – Honeyglaze

The debut album from London trio Honeyglaze sounds just beautiful. The record, produced by Dan Carey, and released on his Speedy Wunderground label is full of poetic and inventive songs that get stuck in your head immediately.

There are no fillers here — every track is distinctive and instantly appealing with its smart arrangements, that are brilliantly complemented by the group’s Anouska Sokolow’s gentle and delicate vocals.

Listen below and purchase the LP here.

[video] Tiña – Closest Shave

Tiña released their excellent debut LP Positive Mental Health Music last November via Speedy Wunderground, and now they are sharing a new video for the album’s standout, “Closest Shave”.

The fantastic song gets an unbelievably cool video, a visually striking, weird and cinematic one-take masterpiece, directed by Maxim Kelly of Caviar.

Watch it below and buy the record here. The group is currently on tour in France and will also play some shows in the UK and Netherlands:

  • 02/10 – Sete, France @ Le Roquerol
  • 04/10 – Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
  • 06/10 – Annecy, France @ Le Brise Glace
  • 07/10 – Paris, France @ Point FMR
  • 08/10 – Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
  • 14-15/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Left Of The Dial
  • 29/10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling
  • 04/12 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla (supporting Katy J Pearson)
  • 06/12 – London, UK @ Village Underground (supporting Katy J Pearson)

[video] The Lounge Society – Cain’s Heresy

Speedy Wunderground-signed UK quartet The Lounge Society have dropped storming indie rock number “Cain’s Heresy”, along with news of a June release for their debut EP Silk For The Starving.

The song is released together with the powerful performance music video directed and edited by Nick Farrimond.

Watch it below and pre-order the EP here.