Delivering a heartfelt and fantastically executed rendition of the much loved Micheal Jackson classic ‘Man In The Mirror’, Paddy James doesn’t fail to deliver.
Paddy James is a singer-songwriter who takes stories and turns them into carefully constructed Folk/indie inspired simplistic tracks, with new song “Perfectly Flawed” having just been released, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Paddy James.
London-based father and son duo, Donegan, release the video to Candles from their forthcoming album, First XI today. With a far more hard-hitting sound than their debut single, Reminisce, it is the carefully crafted kind of track that music fans are starting to come to expect from the band. Their album is due at the end of March.
Never one to do things by halves, indie singer-songwriter Nele Needs a Holiday appears not once but twice at this year’s Latitude Festival, this year’s must-attend festival in the absence of Glastonbury. Taking her hit musical from the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, How To Fail at Being Perfect to a mass audience, she is also previewing her latest musical, modestly self-titled and about her own “wayward” love-life! Perfect timing then for this, her brilliant video to We’ll See, which debuted today!
No floppy fringes or staring at their shoes here, this is UK indie music 2018 style – multi-layered; edgy and genuinely cool (cool enough for Clash to premier this video). Expect NME, Pitchfork and the Brits to come calling in the near future – we know a hit when we see/hear one
On the eve of their new album’s launch, Heavyball’s jolly nod to the glories of drinking in pubs is just the tonic (and gin) for the festive season. Formed in Nottingham but now based around the UK, Heavyball’s style is honking ska but more especially deeply rooted in the indignities and minutiae of everyday life. Their new album, “When Can You Start?” follows a hapless everyday hero during the last week of his life as an office drone. A tragi-comedy for a new generation, it’s just what you need to reflect and look forward whilst spilling your pint and losing your phone.
We’d never really considered foxes as frightening, but we’re beginning to wonder how we’ve ever managed to sleep at night after watching this. JohnlikeJohn’s resident fox (possibly in all sense, we couldn’t possibly say), Twiggy, gets her breakout role in Faking Foxes, the nightmarish new video released by the rising folk collective. Don’t have nightmares. But you will.
Is there a point to making music videos any more? Here’s your answer – “yes”, any day of the week. Brilliantly executed, Cholesterol Jones’ video to his latest track, “Satan’s in Heaven”, sees him bearing his teeth and mauling Donald Trump, whilst still delivering a brilliant song and a video which drags you in from the very beginning. No-one is going to walk away from this one before it finishes, testament to Cholesterol’s indie-folk songwriting and his video-making skills. “Satan’s in Heaven” will be the lead track from the forthcoming EP of the same name. It has made us very happy.
Ex-pat harpist, Julia Mascetti is making quite a name for herself in her adopted home of Tokyo. Combining a very British style of folk and singer-songwriter sensibilities with traditional Japanese musical accompaniment: this live rendition of the lead track from her forthcoming EP, “In Distance, Everything is Poetry” shows her dark, spooky side in a unique setting.
Utterly intoxicating stuff from Ms Mohammed, the founder of Clit Rock and champion of human rights, has released the video to Alibi…just in time for Halloween.
In actual fact, despite looking like a video directed by the Ramsay Brothers, it’s a salient commentary challenging the labels given to minorities, with the aim, ultimately, being that we exist simply as people. Incredibly cinematic, we look forward to more vampish politics very soon.