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Postal Service

‘Sparxsea’ rises above the tide with ‘’Little Wooden Boat’’

‘’Run away, run away’’. Sometimes you need to run away for a while, just to find what you are really looking for. 

With stunningly clear and inspiring vocals, this indie folktronica artist from Portland, Maine in the US is creating her own original wave. You don’t get too many artists with such vocal ability, crafted from many years of practice and training from her vocal coach.

Sparxsea’ blends acoustics, deep vocals and down-tempo beats with carefully created lyricism and modern folk sensibility, to create a sound entirely her own. In the tradition of cross-genre acts like Postal Service, Sufjan Stevens, and Colbie Caillat, her music weaves effortlessly between emotional anthems and inspiring psalms that deal with hard hitting topics like loneliness and depression. She sings about real emotions and helps so many with reassurance about themselves.

I am a new fan after hearing this heavenly sent music and my soul feels free again. Play this loud when you are down, play it when you are happy, just turn it up. ‘Sparxsea’ is an angel sent here to inspire us.

Spark up your music with this beautiful soul on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

New Kid on The Bloque

Anywhere Street DE1 (feat. Jamie Thrasivoulou) by Bloque Capitals

Following in the grimy urban traditions of King Krule, The Streets and more famously of late, Sleaford Mods, the punning named Bloque Capitals is a brilliant slice of social observation, a real “we are all in the gutter but some of us are face down” sort of vibe, a dark reality, a music of the underclass. Like the narratives he threads across the top of his punchy beats, plaintive pianos and brooding electronica, this is an anthem for the latch key kids of the modern age, the forgotten, the lost and those who have fallen through the cracks in society.

The music is as brutal as the images it portrays, the language as uncompromising as the streets it wanders and the end result is as bruised as it is brilliant. It echoes with the same alien and alienated voice as similar musical mavericks, from Shaun Ryder’s street smarts to John Cooper Clark’s insightful poeticism, from Ian Dury’s self-mythologising rhymes to The Streets side similar swipes at the bottom of society. All of whom are indeed in the gutter, maybe even looking at the stars but on the strength of this track Bloque Capitals may just be on his way to becoming one.