Bringing us a true story about how songwriter Seb has moved out from that darkly lit social anxiety ridden feeling, Bastien are in a confident mood to show us what it’s really like on their first single, ‘Empty House‘.
Bastien is a 4-piece London, UK-based indie rock band who makes that nostalgic sound to take you back into a better time.
”Formed one week prior to the first national lockdown, Bastien have been through a lot for such a new band. They spent their first year writing remotely, swapping ideas over email as they worked out their common influences and inspirations.” ~ Bastien
Displaying impressive poise and giving us an inside look where others will keep locked until it’s too late, Bastien delve into a subject that is often misunderstood or swept under the carpet. The aura is mellow here and sends you into a thoughtful place, that will have you calling up that friend you haven’t heard from for a while.
“Sometimes you don’t want to think about how terrifying life used to seem when things are going ok, but I felt it was important to take stock of how my life used to look–small and scary–and compare it to how it is now–wider and more positive.” ~ Bastien
‘Empty House‘ from London, UK-based indie rock band Bastien is such a sincere song that leads you into that psyche of not wanting to come to your home alone, but knowing that you need to venture outside. Feeling like time is just turning with no results, this is a song that will have you feeling rather contemplative as you wonder where the key is to break out of this never ending dream.
Sometimes you just need to express your feelings, so you can be free again, like a bird out of that cage.
See the first single on YouTube and see how the band develops on IG.
Released from her indie label Burning Girl Records, Tizane is in inspired form with a sincere message that should encourage many to reach their dreams and get away from anything negative with her latest brilliant release, ‘in the dark‘.
Tizane is a 20-years-old South-East London, UK-based indie dark-pop solo singer-songwriter who performs with an honest style that has you in awe of her gorgeous melodies.
“Anyone who suffers from anxiety will tell you how crippling it can be. “In The Dark is about pushing through it all; doing instead of thinking.” ~ Tizane
Showing us why she is one of the most respected artists in London right now, Tizane is sensationally immaculate here with a single that will surely help so many to follow their goals and to block out those thoughts that serve no purpose but to lock you inside. Her calm aura is radiantly captivating and you feel like this is someone genuine and naturally caring, in a cold world that can harshly freeze you out for no reason.
”In this ‘grim’ little Fairy Story our Dark Queen has been captured by a giant woodland ogre. Like so many others before him, the unsuspecting monster is soon seduced by Tizane’s mesmerising music and in the fine tradition of Beauty and The Beast he becomes enthralled.” ~ Tizane
‘in the dark‘ from South-East London, UK-based indie dark-pop solo singer-songwriter Tizane. shows us into a place that so many people hide away from and throw away the key at times. It’s a world that is scary and can destroy all the light that is inside your bright soul, as our hearts are suddenly warmer from such a beautiful vocal performance and well-made animated video.
The world can be intimidating and the wastelands barren, if you let yourself into that alleyway that will snap you up forever. Listening to enlightening music like this and putting your heart into the sun again, will only make you smile as you deserve.
See this honest single come to life on YouTube and see more via the IG.
For any outliers grappling with the stranglehold of outcast anxiety, the latest Drunk n Roll track, Anxiety Society, from North East Scotland’s finest, DeadFire, has exactly what it takes to make the cortisol spikes and cold sweat worth it.
Around the down and dirty blues-rock riffs that are filthy enough to leave you feeling a little sticky, the jagged basslines feed the scuzzy and caustic energy that will take you right back to the time when Alice in Chains ruled supreme. Yet, as sonically enticing as Anxiety Society is, DeadFire set themselves leagues apart lyrically.
Tracks such as Anxiety Society force you to reflect on the candour of former rock icons. Anxiety was a thing long before the invention of rock, yet, why long did it take for artists to be as bold and vulnerable as this? If this doesn’t define the new golden era of rock, I don’t know what will.
After a string of successful singles which fell under rapturous acclaim from critics and international fans alike, Pop singer-songwriter Sofia Lynch has recently dropped her debut album “Lately”.
Aural contributions from young and up and coming artists can easily be overlooked. But given a chance, Sofia Lynch will ground you with her poetically captivating lyrics and powerfully resolving semi-orchestral production style. If she’s not already on your radar, the perfect introduction to her sound is “Quiet Chaos”.
With Quiet Chaos, you can tell that the Nashville-based artist’s voice belongs to a new generation of artists. A generation compelled to end the stigma behind mental illness and show just how prevalent and commonplace anxiety truly is. Sofia Lynch proved with Quiet Chaos that it’s still possible to pen romantically wistful lyrics while bringing a brand-new candid lyrical dynamic to the airwaves.
You can check out Sofia Lynch’s debut album Lately by heading over to Spotify now.
Bat and Ball bring the political and the personal together with Worth, the new release from their upcoming debut album.
Worth is beautiful: vocals so fragile you fear they might break; haunting melodies; delicate synth and guitar soundscapes. Beneath that enchanting surface, though, Worth is a lament for what women have lost and the things they have never had in society.
‘Worth must feed our waist down’ – Abi Sinclair’s unique lyrics explore the ways that body image defines how women are valued and how they value themselves. They combine a personal voice of adulthood, looking back enviously to a time of innocent certainty, and a political voice, despairing at the ways our self-obsessed society’s pressures bruise, break and imprison us.
‘My face is turning, ageing leaving you/youth:’ the elegiac mood and gothic cathedral sounds of Worth reveal another side of the upcoming album. Previous releases, Cruel Cats and Be Mine, were savage, frantic and satirical antidotes to the conventional love song – Worth looks with longing into our dislocated and unforgiving selves: ‘so I forget I love loving wide.’
Bat and Ball’s critically acclaimed debut EP, We Prefer It In The Dark, was followed by Guardian ‘Single of the Week,’ Stops My Mouth. Worth is the third single from their highly anticipated album, which will be released later this year. Worth will be accompanied with a music video directed by Chris and Abi Sinclair. A song-video collaboration with international artist Sarah Choo Jing will follow in the lead-up to the album release.