Owls by Nature - Everything Is Hunted

Energy is a hard thing to contain, for some it just bursts from them, all subtlety lost in a breath: This is the music of Owls By Nature, the Edmonton Alberta based 5-piece band. The new album, "The Forgotten And The Brave" is an alternative folk, rock masterpiece. Think, a chilled out, relaxed, Bruce Springsteen and you're in the right ball park.

Set to release their sophomore album in 2014 after a year of manic world-wide touring, the Owls By Nature gentlemen have been making waves. Their first record "Everything Is Hunted" was picked up by GUNNER Records (Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner) and released to wide acclaim including a favourable review by Rollingstone Magazine. Their new record "The Forgotten And The Brave" is a dramatic step forward with rugged vocals, raw honesty and seasoned songwriting. The band has dug in its heels and is setting itself up for the long game. They are not fickle, they are not slick... Owls By Nature are the real deal.

Listern to the full album below:

Dorothy - Wicked Ones

"If anyone's gonna cut my tongue off, it's gonna be me," declares the irreverent lead singer of Dorothy. With ballsy guitar riffs, bold drum patterns and whiskey-soaked vocals, Dorothy's reviving the soulful era of rock & roll that calls for drunken late night partying and more than a few bad decisions that make for good stories. Think Kurt Cobain paired with Janis Joplin. Dorothy sounds like how youth feels.

 

Don't miss these guys, modern rock & roll with good sound from LA. Very positive!

The High Learys - Clear My Mind

The High Learys single ‘Clear My Mind’ is the boys’ latest offering.

Recorded in August 2014 at Poons Head Studios in Fremantle, Western Australia with Producer Rob Grant, the song embodies a retro sound that recalls the pop-rock greats of the British Invasion, complete with raw vocals and jangly pop-rock instrumentation. Recording took two weeks in total, with the band taking more time experimenting with different sounds and recording techniques, including using instruments such as a Harpsichord, Mellotron Flute Acoustic Guitar and Piano during the sessions. The band also experimented with different recording techniques such as Flanging and Reverse tape effects.

Slow Decades - Frost and Concrete

Tales of the youthful and romantic, adolescent ennui, and social awkwardness reveal themselves amid the band’s richly dense and melodic musical palette. Melancholic blasts of clarinet are often quickly counterbalanced by strident keyboard lines or intricate guitar parts, making for a textured body of songs that release their charms over a number of listens; with the bands consistently idiosyncratic sound veering from broken-hearted balladry to distorted wig-outs.

From early incarnations in sleepy-seaside towns, idle chatter quickly turned into a real desire to produce densely melodic and romantic music. Gary, Ben, and Paul bonded over the likes of Super Furry Animals, British Sea Power and Sufjan Stevens – and from then on in began treading the lines between beauty, honesty, and eccentricity. The line-up was completed in 2010 by Sam and John, locking together as a sensitive, nuanced rhythm section to perfectly compliment the band’s kaleidoscopic musical ambitions.

The band’s first album, The Frost & The Concrete, is released in late 2014, a collection of songs that Ben feels to be ‘a coming-of-age album’, in which our young and foolish characters, through loss, love, and conflict- battle through the growing pains, ennui, and frustration of the romantic young man. Songs of lost love and childhood nostalgia sit alongside remembered fragments of misguided hedonism, and make for touching, vulnerable accounts of camaraderie and conflict.

 

COSBY - Heartracer

 

“Heartracer,” the first single and video off the forthcoming record by up-and-coming indie synthpop band Cosby. Led by brothers Chris and Chip Cosby, Cosby have gained attention in the Richmond, Virginia region for their blending of 1980s synthpop and Britpop. Fueled by comparisons to The Killers, M83, and Passion Pit, Cosby have already opened for Future Islands and finished as a semi-finalist in last year’s International Songwriting Competition.

Big Sixes - Heaven Sent

Big Sixes are a three piece from Chesham (England). After a year of putting out free downloads, directing their own music videos and playing shows to a strong local following, the band self-released two singles 'Swallowing Flies' and 'The Hunter’ which lead to the band joining Red Light Management and Sony RED earlier this year.

The Great Escape - The Great Escape

Hi, it's James from I.M.P with a new advance self-titled full-length for your consideration from The Great Escape, who seamlessly merge classic influences like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix with modern contemporaries Adele and The Dead Weather. While they self-produced the release, they enlisted the help of some of the best studio hands in the business such as Stanley Behrens on blues harp (War, Willie Dixon), Kevin Dorsey on vocals (Michael Jackson’s vocal director, Ray Charles, Santana, Aretha Franklin). The band have been consistently packing clubs in the Los Angeles area.

Vaults - Vultures

London three-piece VAULTS recently premiered their new single "Vultures" on Nylon.com.

The track will be included on their forthcoming Vultures EP out digitally at iTunes starting November 9th.

As soon as "Vultures" debuted, it stirred up unanimous press praise and acclaim. Nylon claimed VAULTS have "already earned their place as a band to watch" and that "this is just the beginning for the London-based trio", while Stereogum described the track as "one of those songs that sounds as big as the sky, a pulsating, dramatic widescreen epic".

My Old Kentucky Blog dubbed it a "precisely crafted pop-tune with full intention to connect to the masses". Moreover, other tastemakers have raved about the group. NME called them "a band with the whiff of big things ahead. Better get used to hearing it", Earmilk extolled them as "Dark pop at its finest", and Consequence of Sound wrote, "VAULTS seem to have struck gold". "Vultures" takes flight on haunting synth reverberations and elegant, eloquent, and entrancing vocals. Its magnificent melody belies its depth and darkness.

The EP also features "Poison", "Mend This Love", and more, showcasing multiple facets of this alternative pop enigma. VAULTS first emerged at the end of 2013 with their viral single "Cry No More".

Owls By Nature - Everything Is Hunted

Energy is a hard thing to contain, for some it just bursts from them, all subtlety lost in a breath: This is the music of Owls By Nature, the Edmonton Alberta based 5-piece band. The new album, "The Forgotten And The Brave" is an alternative folk, rock masterpiece. Think, a chilled out, relaxed, Bruce Springsteen and you're in the right ball park. Set to release their sophomore album in 2014 after a year of manic world-wide touring, the Owls By Nature gentlemen have been making waves.

 

Their first record "Everything Is Hunted" was picked up by GUNNER Records (Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner) and released to wide acclaim including a favourable review by Rollingstone Magazine. Their new record "The Forgotten And The Brave" is a dramatic step forward with rugged vocals, raw honesty and seasoned songwriting. The band has dug in its heels and is setting itself up for the long game. They are not fickle, they are not slick... Owls By Nature are the real deal. The new album "The Forgotten And The Brave" will be released on 17/11/2014, in the UK through Gunner Records. It will be available on limited edition vinyl, CD and digital download.

 

Tom Lark - Something To Tell You

Tom Lark's debut EP holds all of the charm and wit that's desired of "bedroom born alt-pop". Hailing from New Zealand, we're itching to spread one of our favorite records of the year outside in effort to shake it's island fever. The EP's lead single, "Something To Tell You," lives in the realm of Wavves, Morning Benders, and Sondre Lerche - with an equal sharing of both unconventional and timeless aspects.

Tom Lark - Something To Tell You from Samuel Kristofski on Vimeo.

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