Last time we met Esme-Dee, Henry and Sidonie they graced the prestigious stage at The 100 Club in London. They hinted that their album was on the brink of completion, and after flooding the venue with their signature reverb/funk jams our palettes were craving for that release.
Months down the line, that day has finally come. ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ represents a new era for the band, seemingly abandoning the more basic surfy pop songs in favour of a sound filled with synths, cow bells and intensely funky rhythm sections. Esme-Dee pointed this out when we spoke in September, stating that “post-punk, funk and dancey stuff” has had an influence on their evolving sound.
The album opens with ‘Mango’ which still holds resonance to the bands surf roots, but bolsters this new fuller sound. The lyrics transport you to a sunny mind-set filled with palm trees and hippies as far as the eye can see.
The albums leading single, I Only Bought It For The Bottle, has been around for a few months and gave insight into the bands funk fetish. But I don’t think anyone could have predicted how juicy the outcome would be. Released on a cold English day, this album has the ability to take you away from normality, in a similar fashion that Manchester kings The Stone Roses Debut, painted a skeletal Manchester in 80’s indie, dance pop songs.
If you haven’t already, get grooving to Silver Dollar Moment at your nearest convenience.
Manchester-based band False Advertising are back, after releasing their new EP, ‘I Would Be so Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring’ at the end of October.
The EP featured tracks that GreatWave had the pleasure of seeing live earlier this year, such as ‘Hey You’ and ‘It’s Been a While’, as well as singles ‘Not My Fault’ and ‘Honest’. The 5-track, studio-recorded EP is slightly heavier, with more grunge than indie sounds; not without losing their catchy noise-pop edge, though.
With powerful vocals, big distortion, tight drumrolls and heavy bass – the EP is definitely a head-banger anthem. But don’t let the cleaner sound fool you, it’s still a DIY EP to its core.
The EP has been released as a limited edition cassette, and a digital album available on bandcamp, or free to listen to on spotify.
Jumpin Jack Frost
Jumpin Jack Frost – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
A legend within the Drum & Bass scene of the 90’s, Frankie Frost aka Jumpin Jack Frost has provided the dance scene of the 1980’s/1990’s with mental jungle bangers and collaborated with fellow Junglists such as Roni Size, Goldie, Congo Natty (aka Rebel MC) and Byran Gee. Starting out as a Pirate Radio DJ in Brixton, he’s still as wicked as ever and maintains his 30 year career. He did a mix for Fabric’s Soundcloud to promote his slot at Fabric for ’21 Years of Jungle’ 22/08/14, and it delves deep into a filthy jungle, plentiful of skatty rhymes and trembling bass, again shows why Jumpin Jack is still one of the hottest DJ’s in the D’n’B scene.
Danny Brown – Dance
After catching his Radio 1 Xtra Tent headline slot at Reading Festival 25/08, it’s fair to say Danny Brown has supported his reputation as a hard, bassy, lyrically colourful performer. He came on stage to a misted tent and dropped heavy beats off his 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition such as Really Doe and Pneumonia, which feature big name Kendrick Lamar, and ruined lives with bass levels and an intense light show.
We’ve chosen a track from his album Hot Soup, 2008 called Dance. Far from the dark and twisted material he has expressed on his more recent albums, this tune has the old-school, funky rap groove that sounds as if you have just put a needle on a James Brown Vinyl. But don’t worry, it still oozes Danny Brown hood confidence and works clever rhymes into a tasty 3 minute gem that shows the creative depth of a true talent.
Puta Volcano – Dune
Attention fans of heavy rock acts such as Fu Manchu, Kyuss and Orange Goblin. Puta Volcano are a 4 piece band hailing from Athens, Greece who have certainly caught our ear. Combining elements of Doom Rock, Desert Rock and sludgy riffs, Puta Volcano have released two 8-track albums since 2015. They bring back old elements of the 90’s harder rock scene with strong reverb vocals and thundering drums.
Their track Dune is well produced and a mad song, check them out and like them on Facebook and Spotify.
Palm Honey – Hot Simian Weather
Psychedelic-indie four piece Palm Honey have had a busy summer indeed. Playing a number of UK festivals such as their hometown Reading Festival and Glastonbury as well as releasing their new single Hot Simian Weather in July.
On this track they delve into a synthy based funky jam, following the footsteps of Superfood and Swim Deep in a more experimental form of the indie scene. They are always doing gigs, so would highly recommend seeing a live show if ones near you peeps.
Check them out on Facebook & Spotify .