Monthly Archives: July 2018

Stream L.I.Y.A’s ‘California’ for Free

L.I.Y.A, the Nashville-via-LA duo of singer Kaya Stewart and singer/songwriter/producer Jamie Lidell, have shared a free stream of their track ‘California’.

Steward and Lidell have recorded an album’s worth of songs and ‘California’ is the first release.

Stream Sasha’s ‘Waterworks’ for Free

Sasha had this to say about her track ‘Waterworks’ in an e-mail; “We wrote the song about getting drunk and telling your friends all your problems – something I have done on multiple occasions. We wanted the track to be a tongue-and-cheek, self-deprecating ‘pull yourself together’ moment. It made me excited to explore a new version of myself as an artist, looking at the complexity of adulthood and not taking myself or my music too seriously.”

She’s offered a free stream of the single, out now. The London, UK-based electronic pop singer/songwriter took different approach to her songwriting when she worked with producer Scott Colcombe in early 2018.

Catch Sasha on the following date;

09 Oct – The Waiting Room, London

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: BurnOne Breeze’s ‘Getting Money’ (Featuring Pablo Juan & TR3 Black)

BurnOne Breeze has dropped the King Zel Films-directed video for ‘Getting Money’.

It’s taken his project with Tr3, also featured on the track, Color Me Green. The release also features collaborations with HoodRich Pablo Juan and Boogotti Kasino.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Burnone Breeze, aka Fabrice Muvunyi, moved to Texas. A serious love of music led to him pursuing his dream at 19 and his music reflects the struggles and hardship he had to endure.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Get Married’s ‘Living Room’

LA six-piece Get Married have shared the video for ‘Living Room’ from their album Songs for the Sleepless, due out on August 17 via Asian Man and Wiretap Records.

It’s the follow-up to their 2016 EP Into the Cosmos 7″.

Catch the band on the following dates;

get married tiny stills tour poster

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Fufanu’s ‘Typical Critical’

“How we not only want to be loved and adored, but we want to feel it as well” Fufanu‘s lyricist Kaktus Einarsson said in a statement. “You want something more than to see it only through social media likes and emoji’s that someone loves you – you want to actually feel it. Feel a more complex love from what the world feeds on. Handmade love vs. mass-produced love.”

The video for ‘Typical Critical’ features a YouTube juggler who Einarsson tracked down after watching his performances.

“I stumbled up on this guy on YouTube doing juggle tricks in a studio with a tripod camera. He was so mesmerizing doing the tricks; I just wanted to capture him as a person—this focused and serious, but careless and lonely person. I managed to contact him but he said he had retired. I somehow managed to convince him to take part, so we went to a studio and asked him to do a routine and filmed him—so amazing.”

The track is taken from Dialogue II, the second in a series of EPs the Icelandic trio will release in 2018. The EP is out on August 24 with a full album, The Dialogue Series, due to drop on October 12.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Ross From Friends’ ‘Pale Blue Dot’

The video for Ross From Friends‘ ‘Pale Blue Dot’ captures footage from when his father decided to take his sound system on a tour of Europe after playing around London

The video was shot by the lady who would go on to become his mother in exchange for a seat on the tour bus, bringing their love of HI-NRG, Italo Disco and proto-techno to everything from spontaneous parties to whatever venue they could set up in.

The track can be found on Ross From Friends’ debut album Family Tree, out on July 27 via Brainfeeder.

He’s also heading out on the road in support of the release as well;

09 Aug – (DJ) Cakeshop, Seoul, KR
10 Aug – (DJ) Kontra, Seoul, KR
17 Aug – Sonicmania, Tokyo, JP
19 Aug – MS Dockville, Hamburg, DE
24 Aug – Lost Village Festival, UK

Family Portrait – Album Live Tour
15 Sep – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
21 Sep – Button Factory, Dublin, IE
22 Sep – Scopitone Festival, Nantes, FR
26 Sep – Village Underground, London, UK
27 Sep – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
28 Sep – Hope Works, Sheffield, UK
29 Sep – roBOt Festival, Bologna, IT
02 Oct – Thekla, Bristol, UK
03 Oct – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
05 Oct – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
06 Oct – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
11 Oct – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
13 Oct – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, DE
20 Oct – Smolna, Warsaw, PL
25 Oct – Zoo, Geneva, CH
26 Oct – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES
27 Oct – Jaeger, Oslo, NO
02 Nov – Velvet Underground, Toronto, CN
03 Nov – Phi Center, Montreal, CN
08 Nov – Union Stage, Washington DC, US
09 Nov – Good Room, New York, US
10 Nov – Sleeping Village, Chicago, US
14 Nov – Barboza, Seattle, US
15 Nov – 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, US
17 Nov – (Dis)order, Los Angeles, US

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Conner Youngblood’s ‘Los Angeles’

Conner Youngblood had this to say about the video for ‘Los Angeles’ in an e-mail; “The idea of the video came about as Johannes and I were discussing the lyrics of the song and sending pictures back and forth to each other. We both gravitated towards pictures of soviet-style architecture as well as of concept photos of refractions through crystal. There was never any treatment written for it, but once we decided on the tone, we both decided that Armenia was the perfect place to film. The story is Johannes’ interpretation of my lyrics, which deal with a fleeting, yet peaceful relationship I once had.”

The release of the video follows ‘Birds of Finland’ from his forthcoming debut Cheyenne, out on August 17 via Counter Records. Both videos were directed by Johannes Greve Muskat.

Cheyenne is the culmination of two years of extensive travelling. Youngblood describes the album as “musical ADHD”. And this is fitting since there are no less than 30 instruments including a harp, a bass clarinet, a tabla, and more, all of which he plays.

He’s heading to Europe in the fall in support of the new album;

9/27 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
9/28 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
9/30 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Community Room
10/1 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/2 – Manchester, UK @ Now Wave Venue
10/3 – London, UK @ Oslo
10/8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
10/9 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
10/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Cafe Mono
10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
10/15 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Oceanen
10/17 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
10/18 – Poznan, Poland @ Spot
10/19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Bardzo Bardzo
10/20 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Akademia
10/22 – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
10/24 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil
10/25 – Nyon, Switzerland @ La Parenthèse
10/26 – Paris, France @ Le Pop Up du Label
10/27 – Brussels, Belgium @ Witloofbar
10/29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
10/30 – Madrid, Spain @ Costello Club

1. Cheyenne
2. Los Angeles
3. Lemonade
4. The Birds of Finland
5. Stockholm
6. vp (an interlude)
7. 12 lbs
8. Red.23
9. My Brother’s Brother
10. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
11. Sulphur Springs
12. Pizza Body
13. Yellowknife

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: JAEHARPER’s ‘All Around the World’

JAEHARPER’s Juanita EP is told from the perspective of a young mixed man dealing with everyday problems.

He’s shared the official video for ‘All Around the World’. The EP is the follow-up to debut Pray, which he released his senior year of high school.

He’s also a producer and part-owner of Self-Made Money Gang LLC.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Calva Louise’s ‘Outrageous’

Calva Louise have unveiled the raucous visuals for their track ‘Outrageous’.

“The video for ‘Outrageous’ shows (sort of) what it’s like to be in a band for us,” the band said in an e-mail. “As a band with no money but with a lot of willpower, we’d go on adventures in our tiny old car, going from London to Berlin to Glasgow, facing, at first, a lot of struggles but always having the maddest adventures and all kind of challenges. In the end, nothing really gets easier, but it does get funnier to experience!”

Calva Louise honed their sound as part of London’s punk scene and they’ve played gigs with Spring King and Anteros. They’ve also received praise for their live shows from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music airplay.

Catch Calva Louise on the following dates;

28 July – Wonkfest, London
04 Aug – Humber Street Sesh Festival, Hull
31 Aug – Electric Fields, Dumfries & Galloway
14 Sept – Electric Ballroom, London (supporting Albert Hammond Jr)

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Unstoppable Knight’s ‘Don’t Take My Soul Away’ (Featuring Ras Kass)

Unstoppable Knight, aka Sven Armstrong, has shared the video for ‘Don’t Take My Soul Away’, featuring an appearance by Ras Kass.

Armstrong had been rapping since 1996 when he came into contact with former Prince guitarist Miko Weaver in 2000. Weaver brought him to Ibiza where he spent a couple summers gigging with his band.

He released his first album I Remain Unvanquished in 2015 and it featured West Coast rappers such as MC Eiht , KAM , RBX , Kokane and Michael Marshall.

He released his second album Da Knightshiftah, which ‘Don’t Take My Soul’ is taken from, teaming up with producer Leslie White.