Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Track of the Day: Eliza and the Bear - Brother's Boat

Today's TOTD is courtesy of the lush sounds of London indie pop five-piece, Eliza and the Bear.

With 'Brother's Boat' official release due on April 28th on Mi Familia Music, they have today released the track's video (see below).

I recently caught the band at St. Stephen's Church on their recent Communion Records New Faces tour and was blown away by their exuberant set; full of youth, energy and harmony.

It's been a big 6 months for the rising with support shows for Imagine Dragons and Paramore, as well as their single 'It Gets Cold' being voted 'Hottest Record in the World' by Zane Lowe, and gaining extensive coverage through it's use in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

'Brother's Boat' is a huge pop track, built around its infectious melodic hook, staccato guitars and a huge rising swell of brass breaking in the track's anthemic climax. According to singer James Kellegher, it's a track about 'growing old too quickly, and feeling that your body and life are getting away from you'.

The band are heading out on tour with AWOLNATION, so you can catch them at the following dates:

26th - Trinity - Bristol
28th - Institute Library - Birmingham
29th - Club Academy - Manchester
30th - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London
31st - Waterfront - Norwich

Friday, 7 March 2014

Track of the Day: We Came From Wolves - Paradise Place

Mellowed. That's how I'd describe the evolution of my music taste over the past decade. Whether that's a reflection of the way the wider industry has changed over that time, or just me aging ten years from a (mildly) angsty teenager to a man in his mid-twenties is up for debate. However, every so often a more "rock" track comes along and makes me wonder why I ever turned my back on it in the first place. 'Paradise Place' by We Came From Wolves encompasses that.

The Glasgow four-piece write punchy, yet melodic rock; layered with angular guitar parts, huge choruses with lilting accent-ridden vocals and a percussion section which keeps the whole ship on track. Yes, there are similarities to genre powerhouses Biffy Clyro, but when they're widely loved by fans and critics alike, that's no bad comparison.

The band's second EP, also named Paradise Place, was out on March 3rd via Saraseto Records. If you like what you hear you can download it from their Soundcloud here, or go see them on their UK tour - detail are on their Facebook.