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Video of the Moment #2925: Resin Moon

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

I will always treasure the two trips I’ve taken to Australia. It’s so far away, it feels you’re on another planet, except there is so much that seems familiar. One of these things is the music: the sounds and the artists bear resemblance to those of the lands that are much more familiar to me, but there’s also an exotic, alien quality to the sounds as well. Prior to BIGSOUND 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland, I previewed the appearance of Resin Moon, better known to his parents as electronic musician and producer Dave Crowe.

At the time I saw him play at Heya Bar, he favoured a NASA spacesuit-like outfit for live performances. Whether it’s because today’s VOTM was filmed in the summertime in Oz or he just got tired of looking like a spaceman, in the self-directed video for ‘Nothing to See’, he’s wearing athletic gear and sunnies and looking decidedly more chill. The synth-orientated song was released as a single last November, just as Australia and the Southern Hemisphere was heading into summer. Filmed in Crowe’s hometown of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, known for his hot, desert climate, it’s just the salve for those of us in the top half of the globe currently stuck in what has become a strange and unpredictable winter. Resin Moon’s debut album ‘Oscillations’ will be out on Alice Springs label Sing Hum on the 26th of April. Watch the video for ‘Nothing to See’ below.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Mansionair unveil sultry performance video for ‘We Could Leave’

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

Sydney’s Mansionair released a new video last week on Valentine’s Day. Latest single ‘We Could Leave’ follows in the heady footsteps of the many sexy, sultry songs we’ve heard so far from the soulful Aussies. In this tune, Jack Froggatt chooses to focus on that paralysing feeling when mesmerised and frozen by his attraction to a gorgeous creature at a party. His thoughts of escaping with his lady love “grace the night ligh0ts” are halted by his inability to act, or to even speak. The lyrics seem to suggest the object of his affection doesn’t want to reciprocate, so he’s stuck waiting for something, seemingly anything, to bring him out of his trance. As terrible as this sounds, it’s completely relatable, something that Mansionair excels at in all their music. Watch the performance video for single ‘We Could Leave’ below; the single is out now on Glassnote Records. To read more on the Aussie trio on TGTF before their scheduled appearance at SXSW 2019 next month in Austin, follow this link.

 

Video of the Moment #2924: Rainbrother

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Danish group Rainbrother have a new promo video out for their new single. ‘The Master’ is an early taster of their upcoming album ‘Island’, out the 29th of March. The press release I received described the LP as an exploration of “voluntary isolation, lost love and self-acceptance”. In the video for ‘The Master’, director Jesper Helbo took the idea of four characters symbolising natural elements and embraced them as disparate elements that ultimately come together towards a united direction. He says of the video, “as the costumes was laid out one by one, with their own separate colour scheme and identity, I felt eager and excited to bring them all to life. Slowly they came to be, engulfed by the hauntingly beautiful woods; Fire, Water, Earth and Metal. Separate but united, and slowly walking along an invisible path towards a mysterious destination. Each of them in a quiet conversation with “The Master” pushing them up and down, left and right, and with increasing force to the point of no return.” Filmed in the woodlands outside of Copenhagen, the music that mixes experimental rock with the band’s noted vocal harmonies fits well with Helbo’s treatment of both the beguiling mysterious as well as creepy. Watch the music video for ‘The Master’ below. Our past coverage on TGTF on Rainbrother is through here.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #414: Glass Caves

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 12:00 pm
 

Part of the metropolitan area of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Pontefract is a town that has been around for a long time. I mean, a really long time: try AD 1086 or thereabouts. The town’s name comes from the Latin for ‘broken bridge’. The band from Pontefract I introduce you to today are sure to want to build bridges with their American cousins instead while they’re in Austin for SXSW next month. Glass Caves began humbly, initially trying their luck with street busking to see if they could make enough money to survive post-uni. As money came in slowly but steadily from interested passersby drawn in by their catchy pop-tinged rock, then came the requests for CDs. For a band without a label, the only option was to burn the CDs themselves in the middle of the night and at their own expense. Earlier material like the title track of their 2014 debut album, ‘Alive’, bears favourable comparison to stadium rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Other unsigned bands have relied on social media and various music platforms to spread the word on their music, but this was not the route Glass Caves wanted to take. The Yorkshire group made the decision to do things more organically, pounding the pavement, developing relationships with music fans and independent music venue staff through precious face time and not through the less personable approaches through a computer or mobile phone screen. It’s paid off: what unsigned band do you know of who’s headlined a Club NME show at London Koko? As of late, their sound has evolved to become more keyboard-driven, sounding more like fellow Northerners Blossoms. Have a watch and listen to ‘Bad Liar’ below and see what you think. Quite a few bands from Britain have used their SXSW shout as a springboard to bigger things. With Glass Caves, just you wait.

 

Video of the Moment #2923: Savoir Adore

 
By on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Savoir Adore will be releasing their fourth album in April. ‘Full Bloom’, scheduled for release in early April, is the second half of two albums, following the unveiling of ‘First Bloom’ last autumn. A preview of the upcoming album is, confusingly, a single itself called ‘Bloom’. The song’s accompanying promo was filmed in Boston in a small club called Jacques Cabaret. It follows the transformation of a young man into a drag queen, taking the song’s title literally. Watch the video for ‘Bloom’ below. Stay tuned for ‘Full Bloom’ on the 5th of April on Nettwerk Music Group. Interested in reading all of our past coverage on Savoir Adore on TGTF? Come this way.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Joshua Burnside shares acoustic version of ‘Desert Wine’, set to short video clips from his phone

 
By on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

I wasn’t sure where to put this video on TGTF, as it doesn’t fit neatly into any of our normal feature type. Since we often put acoustic live versions in the Live Gig Video section, I’ve decided to stick this here. Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll tell you more about the video. We all have photos and videos that we’ve taken randomly and saved on our phones, right? But how many of us actually do anything useful – or creative – with them? Northern Irish singer/songwriter Joshua Burnside had been collecting video clips, taking the advice to do so from his friend and fellow artist Emily McIlwaine.

To celebrate the recent release of a new album, he has set one of the album tracks to a collection of his video clips. ‘Wear Bluebells in Your Hat If You’re Goin’ That Way’, available now from Quiet Arch Records, is a 2019 updated version of the 2017 Northern Irish Music Prize winner’s 2013 EP ‘If You’re Going That Way’, which had only five tracks. The ‘Wear Bluebells…’ version now is 10 tracks strong, including an acoustic single version of the previously released studio version of ‘Desert Wine’. Watch and listen to the new version of the song below. Joshua Burnside is scheduled to perform next month at SXSW 2019; to date, his only official appearance on the official SXSW schedule is on Friday night, 15 March, at the Victorian Room at the Driskill. All of our coverage on TGTF on Burnside can be accessed through here.

 
 
 

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