Slopes of the week: Slaney Bay, The Big Moon and more
Slaney Bay have scheduled their debut EP A Life Worth Living for release on November 11th.
The EP’s lead single comes in the impressive dreamy rock form of I Could Love You Better – a track that “details the uncertainty of sharing your feelings for someone”, according to Cait Whitley.
“You think you would be great together, but you fear losing the friendship if it goes wrong.”
courtiers broadcast a new title entitled It’ll Take More Than A Weekend Away To Fix This Mess.
It’s one of the bonus songs that will appear on the expanded reissue of St. Jude on January 13 next year, a release that will be followed by a concert at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 9.
“They’re growing up so fast, I can’t believe our darling St. Jude will be 15 next year,” frontman Liam Fray posted on social media.
Maximo Park ended their new double A-side single with the unveiling of Merging Into You.
“The organ sound of Merging Into You reminds me of some of our early songs, which ended up on the back of our early singles,” comments Paul Smith.
“The song is a romantic look at the first hesitant moments of a relationship, enhanced by Du Blonde’s brilliant vocals. We are all fans of Beth’s music and she added a different texture to our sound, as well as Faye MacCalman’s fainting sax that carries the song to a close.
sorry have unveiled their latest single Key To The City after recently confirming Anywhere But Here for an October 7 release.
“It’s a kind of tender ‘fuck you’ at the last moment of a relationship that you don’t necessarily want to end – when it’s hard to reconcile feelings of anger, jealousy, resentment, etc. with the undeniable love you still have for that person,” Asha Lorenz said.
“That mix of pride and vulnerability led me to the image of a deer in the headlights. It’s about doing your best to stay in control when you know you’re exposed emotionally, sexually, spiritually, everything, in the nakedness of the headlights, in the nakedness of someone’s love.
Juliet Jackson said the big moonTrouble’s new single is about “remembering walking over the railway bridge to the hospital to give birth”.
“It’s a bridge that I cross every day, but somehow, in my memory, that day is like a bridge over a canyon in a landscape of technicolor jungle Wizard of Oz,” Jackson continued.
“Like giant leaves and blurry edges and oversaturated colours. But this is just a south London pedestrian bridge covered in graffiti. And it’s about learning that memories aren’t always good, and that you don’t have to cling to them and be traumatized by them forever.
Alex G. is streaming Miracles from his upcoming album God Save The Animals.
It’s a record that again features collaborations with Molly Germer, as well as more emphasis on her live band’s contributions during sessions that took place at various Philadelphia studios.
Meanwhile, after wrapping up European tour dates, including an appearance at the Green Man Festival last month, live work is set to resume in October in North America.
The big rose shared another track from their new album The Love That’s Ours ahead of its September 30 release.
“Those lines sum up the record perfectly,” Robbie Furze said of Safe And Sound. “I moved to LA to find my record and I found it, but at a cost.”
“I was pursued by every temptation known to mankind. I was promised love. I was promised wealth. I was promised the world. Drugs, women, fame, all the clichés that stalk me and bite my heels.
Ten years after his debut, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir will release his fourth album Time On My Hands on October 28.
Like I Am’s moving jazz background is the first taste of the new record, an example of the music that was inspired by the neutral mindset of long drives and long runs:
“Some of the albums or music that stood out from that era were the Caribou album Soudain, Caroline Polichek-Pang, Dijon, Altopalo, Big Thief, Michael Kiwanuka, Sault, Ethan Gruska, Blake Mills and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This music probably has something to do with the release of the record, combined with earlier influences.
Ron Gallo marked his signing with independent label Kill Rock Stars by releasing new single Entitled Man.
“I wrote this song after hearing friends talk about their experiences with men,” Gallo said. “Infuriating, scary, weird shit they regularly deal with.”
“I tried to get into the psyche of why some guys are like that because women shouldn’t have to, it’s not their problem to solve or solve. Male thinking allowed continues to be at the forefront of social and political regression and I just think it’s in everyone’s interest for men to evolve.
The Rills are back with their latest single on Nice Swan Records.
Spit Me Out points to releasing an EP in the near future after spending time in the studio with the sports team and Pip Blom’s cohort Dave McCracken.
“It’s a playful song about love and lust,” the band explains. “It looks sexy, but in an insecure way. There’s a clear story in my mind, but sometimes it’s best left to the imagination – it’s us who ‘show some leg’.