Based out of SE London, Tweed & Hyenas produce gorgeous independent tunes steeped in folk, pop, soul, and jazz. They are currently recording their first EP with with engineer/producer Sean Woodlock (Bloc Party, La Shark, Depeche Mode). After having their song "Norðasta Horn" selected for the acclaimed NX records mixtape, the band have gone on to receive plays from BBC 6 Music as well as performing a co-headline slot alongside artist FEMME at the Pure Gold festival held in London’s South Bank Centre.
The band started out as the solo project of singer and guitarist Klæmint Hofgaard. However, discovering a mutual affinity for artists like Grizzly Bear, Captian Beefheart and Miles Davis, Tweed & Hyenas grew into a full band of collaborators with Ed Burton on the drums and Benjamin Madeley on guitar. This minimal trio tries to explore instruments at their barest, and in their live performances, willfully 'poke and break' the features of their music in order to shake and awaken their compositions.
Nuela Charles' new album The Grand Hustle is the culmination of four very transformative years. Through discovery, love, loss, and recovery she has learned to fight for what she wants. “Fever" was written out of a moment of frustration, and sometimes out of frustration we run. We run away from something, or we run to something.
The Grand Hustle, was released on November 4. After four years of experiencing and refining Nuela Charles is proud to be sharing her resurgence through this record. Though the album stories various hardships, her story is all about the comeback. Sometimes you have to fall. Hard. And then you get back up, dust yourself off and return even stronger.
Kalouv is a Brazilian post-rock band formed in 2010 by Basílio Queiroz (bass), Bruno Saraiva(keyboard), Rennar Pires (drums), Saulo Mesquita (guitar) and Túlio Albuquerque (guitar).
Post-rock, progressive rock and correlative music genres are the base of their work, which has already been presented on important stages and festivals of Brazil such as: Abril pro Rock, Play the Movie (Coquetel Molotov), Sinewave Festival, Under the Sun, etc.
Their debut work Sky Swimmer (2011) and the second record Pluvero (2014) had both good acceptance in the specialized media, being nominated on many best albums of the year lists. In 2016 the band launches the compact Planar sobre o Invisível, with tracks recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks project in São Paulo.
In the beggining of 2016, Kalouv has made a tour in Brazil going throught ten cities in several regions of the country. During the stay in São Paulo, the group was invited to the Converse Rubber Tracks project, which was a whole day free to record in one of the most well equipped recording spaces of the city, called Family Mob Studio. Two tracks were recorded and finalized in Recife at the CODA Studio by the hands of the producer Roberto Kramer who mixed and mastered the tracks.
The outcome of the recordings is a compact disk nominated Planar Sobre o Invisível (Soar Over the Invisible – English translation). This new work is a preview of the upcoming new album that should be released in 2017. The cover is signed by the Brazilian artist Alexandre Palacio which perfectly translates the band’s inspiration in the tracks Peixe Voador and Da Bravura, Inocência such as in games, movies and comic books, creating soundtracks to their own universes.
According to Vacay, as an artist so much of your creative expression is done in isolation. A lot of the satisfaction comes from the writing process but to be able to take your work to the stage and know that your music and lyrics are resonating with people there’s a whole new level of satisfaction that goes even deeper than just creating on your own. That’s because the whole point of his music is to move people and when he knows that has happened there’s electricity, and a feeling of oneness. When the audience is moved by him, he is in turn moved by them. 'Moving You' a love song to the audience."
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.