Monday, 21 October 2013

Track of the Day: Marika Hackman - Cinnamon

There's something special about Marika Hackman; an untouchable, unattainable quality that this spectral songwriter embodies. She fills a gap in modern folk music which I didn't even realise needed to be filled until the first time I heard her mini album, 'That Iron Taste'. Where the trend was to write rousing, foot-stomping folk anthems, she opted for a rawer, darker sound.

Today Marika Hackman announced the release of her new EP, 'Sugar Blind' out on 9th December on Dirty Hit Records. To give us a taste of what we should be expecting she's also released the lead single, 'Cinnamon', a startlingly beautiful and melancholic song which talks of 'the dumbing down of humanity'.

With work on a full length album underway in the winter, it won't be long before we see this young prodigious-talent reaching the heights which it deserves.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Track of the Day: Roo Panes - Home from Home

Today's Track of the Day, 'Home from Home', comes courtesy of one of my favourite new musical discoveries this year, Roo PanesWith two EP's (Once and Weight of Your World) already under his belt in 2012, this young singer-songwriter has been gaining momentum for his deep, crooning vocals, and luscious folk melodies. 

Roo Panes has today release the new video for his incredible new track 'Home from Home', which features on his upcoming EP, 'Land of the Living', out on December 2nd.

It's a beautiful song, paired with a really heartwarming video - I hope you love it as much as I do.

'In you I found my home from home'

Friday, 4 October 2013

Track of the Day: Jake Isaac - Long Road

Today's Track of the Day is courtesy of the exceptional new single from Jake Isaac, taken from his upcoming EP, 'Back To You', which is due out on the end of October.

Combining thundering percussion and gorgeous smokey vocals, 'Long Road' is a driving pop track with a twist. This young artist is showing considerable promise early in his career, and he demonstrates a considerable gift for lush pop hooks, mixed with rich, layered production.

There's not much information currently available on this exciting talent, but keep an eye out for his upcoming EP; and if he can continue to write tracks of this quality, he'll be taking the step into the spotlight in no time.... and in the mean time, just enjoy the ride.