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Video of the Moment #2871: The Belle Sounds

 
By on Tuesday, 17th July 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

The Belle Sounds are a Austin-via-California folk rock band who I have only just come across. Describing yourself as a modern day Fleetwood Mac with timeless songwriting akin to that of Neko Case, Aimee Mann and The Shins, you’ve got to be pretty confident in yourself. Judging from lush single ‘Like a Villain’, the group led by husband-wife team of frontwoman Noëlle Hampton and electric guitarist André Moran (hmm, smells like Arcade Fire?) have reason to be that cocksure. Hampton says it was a cathartic exercise to write the lyrics to this song, describing the panic attacks, anxiety and claustrophobia that has affected her over the years. With the music video, she wanted to take things one step further:

“Writing ‘Like A Villain’ was cathartic for me but I knew that there was an opportunity with a music video to go even deeper into healing and facing it down. As Barbara FG, the director, and I talked about it more and more, it became clear what we had to do for the video. We wanted to show the inner workings of my mind in a beautiful and disturbing way, how someone can go from a place of power and control to absolutely wrecked in a few minutes. I am fascinated by the human mind and how we can show ourselves as brave souls while these dark, often traumatic thoughts are still right under the surface. I wanted to put myself in some situations that would actually cause a panic attack and face it in front of people, which is exactly what happened. It was my version of systematic desensitization therapy. Being a 45-year old woman about to be the focal point of the video was hard enough to imagine, but then being naked, taped, as ugly as I have ever been and then stuffed in a tiny triangle mirror room took it to a whole other level of uncomfortable.”

Underpinned by a funky bass line, ‘Like a Villain’ from The Belle Sounds is a song that you won’t soon forget. Watch the equally memorable video for it below. The song appears the band’s new album ‘The Sea Within’, which is out this Friday, the 20th of July.

 

Live Gig Video: Hudson Taylor share live version of ‘Feel It Again’ at Dublin Olympia

 
By on Tuesday, 17th July 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Irish duo and brothers Hudson Taylor have a new live video for us this. We previously posted an acoustic version of single ‘Feel It Again’, which the pair released to the wild in late 2017. Now, they have an even more special live version of the same song, filmed in the venerated Dublin Olympia. Having seen the Staves there 3 years ago, I was able to experience the beauty of the historic theatre in the heart of Ireland’s capital first-hand. In this live video, whether you’ve been to the Olympia yourself or not, you can feel (no pun intended) the energy from the performance, as well as all the famous acts who have passed through the Olympia’s doors and played on the very same stage. Watch the performance by Hudson Taylor from March below. The duo have a whole host of summer festival appearances to come in July and August. In the autumn, they’ll be Hozier‘s special guest on his autumn American tour, then go on their own UK headline tour in November; all of their live dates can be found on their Facebook events page. For more writings on the talented Irish act here on TGTF, use this link.

 

CHVRCHES / February 2019 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 17th July 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Scottish synthpoppers CHVRCHES have announced a new UK and Irish tour for next February. By then, they’ll no doubt be super familiar with their most recent album ‘Love is Dead’, their third studio LP effort that dropped on on us in May on Glassnote Records. Special presale tickets go on sale tomorrow, the 18th of July, at 9 AM through links on their official Web site. The general sale commences on Friday, the 20th of July, at 9 AM. These UK and Irish dates follow the American and European legs of a massive world tour this coming autumn and winter.

Thursday 7th February 2019 – London Alexandra Palace
Saturday 9th February 2019 – Birmingham Academy
Tuesday 12th February 2019 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 14th February 2019 – Manchester Victoria Warehouse
Saturday 16th February 2019 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Monday 18th February 2019 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 19th February 2019 – Belfast Ulster Hall
Thursday 21st February 2019 – Dublin Olympia

 

Video of the Moment #2870: Estrons

 
By on Monday, 16th July 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Header photo by Imogen Forte

Welsh punk rockers Estrons‘ latest is some pretty powerful materials. Single ‘Lilac’ grabbed BBC presenter Huw Stephens’ imagination so well, he ended up playing it twice in a row on his Radio 1 programme! As has been seen (and heard) from the group in the past, Tali Källström’s visceral vocals are a perfect match to guitarist Rhodri Daniel’s cutting axe lines. It’s a song exuding confidence, perfect ahead of their many summer festival appearances this summer and high-profile support slots in Manchester and Nottingham in September with the legendary, also female-fronted Garbage. To read our past coverage on Estrons, including my coverage of them at SXSW 2016, through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2869: Ibeyi

 
By on Thursday, 12th July 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Hard to believe, but Ibeyi‘s sophomore album ‘Ash’ came out last winter, back when we had cold weather. You can read Carrie’s review of the sisters’ long player effort through here. This week, they have for us a gorgeous video for album track ‘Transmission/Michaelion’, which features Meshell Ndegeocello on bass, a sample from the audiobook Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine and an excerpt from The Diary of Frida Kahlo read out by the twins’ own mother Maya Dagnino. The girls’ profiles are superimposed over a visual of what has become known as the most isolated tree on Earth and celestial scenes. Deliciously different. Watch the new video below. ‘Ash’ is available now on XL Recordings. For all of our past coverage on Ibeyi, including their appearances at SXSW 2015, can be accessed through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2868: Kodaline

 
By on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Back in the spring, we shared with you Kodaline’s then latest new material, ‘Follow Your Fire’. Watch the video for it through here. This week, the Dublin foursome have more new music for us, this time to preview their upcoming album out next month. Single ‘Shed a Tear’ is a taster to ‘Politics of Living’, which will drop on the 10th of August on Sony Music. Unlike ‘Follow Your Fire’, this new one is more soulful, described well as “gospel-tinged” on the press release. The instrumentation booms, while Steve Garrigan’s lead vocal is simultaneously bombastic and inspiring. Watch the music video for ‘Shed a Tear’ below, and stay tuned for ‘Politics of Living’, merely a month away now. For all of our coverage on Kodaline, which goes back quite a long way (!), go here.

 
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