Lo-Fi beats with funky fresh hi-fi values. London Producers Vier & Ray Alex, sure know how to bring out soulful music with a positive message. Their brand new release ‘’Everything Nice’’ is here at just the right time to inspire us in 2020.
‘The Theft’ were formed in 2016 and the Finsbury Park, London natives are back with the follow-up from the smooth 2018 release; ‘’Love Paralysis’’. Well-known for the popular 2016 breakout track ‘’Pool of Doubt’’, the boys are back with a slightly edgier beat to show the world the progression in their craft.
Their new song starts off with a chilled intro to get you in the mood and then turns into a definite dance floor slider. This 2 minute track leaves you wanting more as it’s catchy and I could listen to it again and again. The volume needs to be up loud for this one.
Look out for more releases from this up & coming North London duo and I personally will be catching them live when venues open up again. ‘The Theft’ have developed a winning formula and should be up there at most festivals in 2021, so keep an eye out for this promising act.
‘’Everything Nice’’ is out now on Spotify and all streaming platforms:
Review by Llewelyn Screen
Faces On TV is youngest project of Jasper Maekelberg. As an incredibly talented and charismatic leading vocalist he is also part of Yuko and Amongster, has worked as an engineer/producer for artists such as Gabriel Rios, Mintzkov, Nordmann and Soldier’s Heart, but is a gifted singer/songwriter to start with. His untainted, styled and groovy songs, which can be said to have common grounds with Beck, Eels and Gorillaz are a proof of vision and a personal musical identity.
In 2014 the band reached the finals of De Nieuwe Lichting 2014 thanks to a selection by Jef Neve. Early 2015 they released their first single “Run Against The Stream”, which was played by Studio Brussels, Radio 1 and FM Brussel. Max Colombie called the song one of his top Belgian tracks, and Humo described it as an outstanding debut single, like driving on full speed with the handbrake up. The track peaked the list of most popular songs on 22Tracks for weeks.
In the meantime Faces On TV played some of Belgium’s finest stages including AB, Vooruit, Trix, Muziekodroom en Boomtown and supported Balthazar, Team William and Douglas Fir. They are now fully focussing on their debut album, to be released with the power of WasteMyRecords!
Tarantino trip-hop meets dusty, rock-and-roll-infused, post-apocalyptic R&B in the Magic City Hippies’ new make-up-sex-inspired jam, ‘HUSH.’ Ethereal guitars glide alongside smoky vocal game-spitting and whistling soul organ, all grounded in the heavy booms, baps, snaps, and bouncing 808s of a Timbaland-style banger. But make no mistake, the rock knob was not twisted gently during the torrent of feedback and buzzsaw guitar riffage that rounds out the tune before it disintegrates into the fattest future-funk you’ve heard all week.
‘HUSH’ is the Hippies’ first release in the wake of their Spotify Viral 50-topping track ’Fanfare’, which has collected over 1.7 million streams since it was released as a part of the Hippie Castle EP back in July 2015. All of this follows up a streak of Hype Machine-ranking tracks from their back catalog under former name Robby Hunter Band in 2013, from which songs have recently resurfaced on network TV shows like The CW’s iZombie and Showtime’s Ray Donovan.
Having just returned from their first regional US tour, the self-proclaimed “indie funk” trio is planning on stepping out of Miami for more pending tour dates while wrapping up their second full-length for release this summer.