Monthly Archives: June 2016

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Eagulls’ ‘Velvet’

The release of the video for Eagulls‘ ‘Velvet’ follows the kick-off of their North American tour.

“I was a fan of John Minton’s work that he’d created for Portishead and was lucky enough to get him to work with me on this video. We both share interests in old cinema and we saw Saul Bass and Fernand Leger as inspirations on the visual elements. John was able to adapt these inspirations into a modern take with a theme of love loss running throughout,” the band’s lead singer George Mitchell said in a statement.

The track is taken from Eagulls’ latest release Ullages, out now on Partisan Records.

6/13 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
6/14 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
6/15 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/16 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/17 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
6/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
6/20 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
6/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
1. Heads or Tails
2. Euphoria
3. My Life In Rewind
4. Harpstrings
5. Velvet
6. Psalms
7. Blume
8. Skipping
9. Lemontrees
10. Aisles
11. White Lie Lullabies

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Lil Silva’s ‘De Ja’ (Featuring Kent Jamz)

Director Matt Halsall had this to say in a statement about the video for Lil Silva‘s ‘De Ja’, featuring Kent Jamz; “Being a young and sometimes frustrated filmmaker/writer who spends a lot of time at home, I felt very quickly drawn to the concept of someone stuck in a cycle of deja vu and the nauseating claustrophobia that comes with it – waking up everyday with the same routine, unable to breakthrough and find a way out. Complacency settles in very quickly and you can adjust to your new circumstances without resistance, just regret. One has to dig deep to break out of such cycles of passive existence and monotony.”

The track is taken from Silva’s latest release JIMI, out now on Good Years.

1. The Play
2. Lines
3. De Ja ft. Kent Jamz
4. Jimi
5. Caught Up ft. Cosima
6. Struggle

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Tunji Ige’s ‘WAR’

The Glassface-directed video for Tunji Ige‘s ‘WAR’ was shot on a sun-drenched beach and secluded beach in Malibu, California.

The clip features stunning aerial views and freeze frames that transform into paintings.

Tunji Ige also announced the dates of his upcoming “Bring Yo Friends” tour;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Red Seas Fire’s ‘Prisoner’

Red Seas Fire unveiled the video for ‘Prisoner’ following its debut on the Radio One Rock Show.

The vid’s claustrophobic visuals are a result of working with Zac Pinchin, whom vocalist Robin Adams met through his friends Blood Youth.

“The idea for ‘Prisoner’s’ video came from wanting to convey the themes and message of the song without taking a too literal or cliché approach by just doing something prison related. It’s about not listening to the people who tell you what you want in life can’t be attained and that sometimes the biggest obstacle to overcome is your own self-doubt and ultimately finding acceptance in that. As a result, Zak came back with the idea of a room gradually reducing in size throughout expressing the feeling of being trapped,” Adams said in a statement.

The current incarnation of the band could be considered Red Seas Fire v 2.0 after two members left due to ill health. In June 2015, things looked bleak for them but they have since come back.

“It’s taken us a little while to get back on our feet,” he admitted. “But, ultimately we were given a rare opportunity to reassess where we were as a band, and attack the sound we put out from here on out with revitalized influences and a newborn passion for what we create.”

“We’ve all moved on a lot from when we set out to write the previous records,” Adams said. “‘Prisoner’ is the first track that we wrote after the initial loss of our previous members. It’s raw, it’s catchy and we feel it’s great transition track between the old material and the new. We’re very excited to deliver this new music to fans proudly under the banner of Red Seas Fire.”

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Anna’s Anchor’s ‘Signal Tower’

Marty, the frontman of Irish indie emo punks Anna’s Anchor had this to say about the band’s current tour in a statement; “(We’ve played) places no punk band has ever gone before and ever will (for good reason)!”

The band is no stranger to playing around Ireland. Last summer, he played “The Island’s Project”.

“In a nutshell, last summer I visited eight remote islands over an eight week period. I played a gig on each island, wrote a song on each and then returned home to record and release the song each week. eight weeks, eight islands, eight gigs, eight songs,” he said in a statement.

Marty also traveled between Ireland and England to records his debut album, due out this fall on Struggletown and Never Meant Records, release date and title TBA.

“I wrote this song while visiting a super small island off the coast of Ireland called Inishturk,” Marty recalled about writing ‘Signal Tower’. “It only has a population of 50, so there was nothing to do on the island other than take a step back, which is something I’m not used to. I usually get really agitated if I’m not as productive as possible, but out there I had no choice but to take it all in. I sat down at this look out point beside an old signal tower and spent a couple of hours writing the song about that very sentiment, how I don’t give myself a break and that’s not always the best way to be for yourself, your health and loved ones. The song is about being grateful for this gift of taking a step back to think about the important things but ultimately coming to the conclusion that it won’t last for too long because it’s not the way you’re built to function.”

Catch Anna’s Anchor on the following dates;

June 9th – The Secret Garden – Galway, Ireland

June 12th – Mullarkey’s – Clifden, Ireland

June 17th – Tricky McGarigles – Sligo, Ireland

June 18th – Ursa Minor Bakehouse – BallyCastle Co.Antrim, Ireland

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: kilo kish’s ‘Hello, Lakisha’

The animated video for kilo kish‘s ‘Hello, Lakisha’ tells an autobiographical tale.

The track is taken from kish’s latest release Reflections in Real Time, out now on Kisha Soundscape.

She co-directed the video with Korean director Yong oh Kim.

Stream Rosemary Fairweather’s ‘Moonlight’ for Free

Toronto dream/alt-pop artist Rosemary Fairweather had this to say about her single ‘Moonlight’; “The song is personal to me but I hope people can take something meaningful away from it.”

Stream Brooklyn Doran’s ‘Paper Wings’ for Free

Toronto singer/songwriter Brooklyn Doran has shared a free stream of ‘Paper Wings’ from her forthcoming debut album These Paper Wings, release date TBA.

Doran recorded the single and album at Catherine Studios North in Hamilton. Dan Hosh (Rose Cousins, City and Colour, Arkells) helmed the boards and Stephen Pitkin of Elliott BROOD mastered These Paper Wings at  Modest Heights Recording.

The song began as a poem that I wrote several years ago, that I revisited when writing for the album. The track tells the story of Icarus, but is told from the perspective of the sun.
I feel like this song, while still in the realm of indie-folk is a truer representation of where I feel I am musically right now,” Doran said in a statement.

Brooklyn Doran plays the Drake Hotel in Toronto on June 10.