New Music Highlights – 14th of November 2014: Big Jon Atkinson, Audiolith, Hade & Gutta, Funeral For A Friend

 

It’s time for our weekly selection of the finest new releases hitting digital stores today. Check out blues by Big Jon Atkinson, house by Audiolith and Hade & Gutta as well as alternative by Crystobal And The Sea, by Poppy Ackroyd, by Funeral For A Friend and by Witchrider. Furthermore we’ve got jazz by Radiolux, indie pop by Kaurna Cronin and pop by Team Amateur.

 

 


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Big Jon Atkinson – Boogie with You Baby 
(Bluebeat Music)
Blues / Electric Blues Guitar / Boogie-Woogie

Jon Atkinson is a 24 year old multi-instrumentalist whose depth of understanding of old school 50’s blues is phenomenal. His choice of songs ranges from rough Memphis/Sun label covers to wild interpretations of raw post war Chicago gems, along with a selection of originals that are hard to discern from the covers. Joined by FRED KAPLAN from theHOLLYWOOD FATS band and NATHAN JAMES. Atkinson shines on harmonica and guitar but his vocal are really his strong suit. The kid can really sing! Perhaps its that feeling for the blues that attracted his biggest fan, Kim Wilson, co-founder and leader of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and his own blues band. He immediate became a Big Jon fan and actually volunteered to play a couple of songs on Big Jon’s debut recording. Wilson added Big Jon on guitar to the experienced heavyweights in his band. “Boogie With You Baby” features songs by Lightnin’ SlimJon Brim, Billy Boy Arnold, J.B. Hutto and are re-imagined and given a confident, relaxed feel that stay true to the original sound.

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stifflittlespinners150Various Artists – Stiff Little Spinners, Vol.5 
(Audiolith) 
Deep House / House / Techno

Stiff Little Spinners. Volume 5. The Stiff Little Spinners are back on a solo trip with the fifth edition of our vinyl series that’s embracing the world of electronic dance clubs and open air raves with heartfelt warmth, organic basslines and a whole lotta love. After releasing Volume 4 alongside our tenth anniversary compilation „Audiolith – Ten Years From Now“ Stiff Little Spinners Volume 5 once again serves a fine, hand-picked selection of six melodious club essentials somewhat in between Tech- , Romantic- and DeepHouse-grooves for intimate late night jams and cosy venues.

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HADE150Hade & Gutta – Nothing Wrong EP
(Local Talk) 
Bass / Deep House / Garage / UK Funky

This debut relealse marks a further development of the Local Talk sound, balancing between house & bass. The EP kicks off with ”Nothing Wrong”, a track built around a bouncy bass riff that lingers and weaves around a clever vocal splicing. ”In Me” continues where ”Nothig Wrong” left off but adds more deep deph and ingenious stabs, it’s a 100% bouncing track for sure. Ending the EP is HADE’s solo number ”Baphome”. A bass fuelled floor packer. in conclusion – A garage-esq belter with the right amout of wobbly bass to satisfy all your dj & dance floor needs.

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peachbealls150Cristobal And The Sea – Peach Bells 
(CITY SLANG)
Alternative

Cristobal And The Sea, the quartet hail from four corners of our diverse continent. They are: Alejandro Romero from Spain (bass/vox), João Seixas from Portugal (guitar/vox), Leïla Séguin from Corsica/France (flute/vox) and Josh Oldershaw from old Blighty (drums). Within this melting pot of dreamy tropicalia there are notes of their southern Mediterranean culture and an unintentionally Brazilian bossa nova feel in João’s guitar style, all underpinned by a beat-generation vibe that seeps into all their songs. All perfectly captured on this debut by producer, Rusty Santos (Animal Collective).

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feathers150Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers 
(denovali records)
Alternative / Neoclassicim

Poppy Ackroyd is a classically trained violin and piano performer and composer from London, residing in Brighton. Being a long time collaborator with Hidden Orchestra, she’s continuously working with other musicians and artists from the fields of performing arts, film and radio. The tracks on Feathers are inspired amongst many things by the fact the strings were being plucked by feather quill to create the sound. The way it puts rhythmic intricacy and achingly beautiful melodies together ‘Feathers’ guide the perfect redolence for stories of hope, love, loss and migration.

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1prozent150Funeral For A Friend – 1% 
(End Hits Records)
Alternative

Funeral for a Friend are a Post-Hardcore band from Wales, founded in 2001. “1%” is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming 7th album “Chapter and Verse”, which is set for release in January 2015. For this album, the band signed to End Hits Records, the label owned by their long time friends BOYSETSFIRE. Please also check out the official music video for “1%”.

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witchrider150Witchrider – Unmountable Stairs 
(Fuzzorama) 
Alternative / Indie Rock

When listening to Witchrider, you can not help but be drawn in by their magnetism. They have a haunting beauty that proves to engulf and ignite. As frontman Daniel Dorninger says, “the thing about making music is, there are no boundaries. It’s like a spirit of emotions that eventually passes through your body… you never know what you’re gonna’ end up with”. Witchrider offer a genuinely refreshing take on their own brand of stripped down, fuzzed up alternative rock. A must listen!

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radiolux150Radiolux – Magnetic Flux 
(Privatelektro) 
Jazz / Avantgarde / Free Jazz

In the audiovisual performances of Radiolux performing in the formation of Inka Perl, Marek Brandt and Fabian Niermann, the meeting, actions of things, as well as the sound and music in the field of improvisation come together in a strange and surprising way.

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team amateur150Team Amateur – Feuer & Freizeit
(Rummelplatzmusik) 
Pop

In the audiovisual performances of Radiolux performing in the formation of Inka Perl, Marek Brandt and Fabian Niermann, the meeting, actions of things, as well as the sound and music in the field of improvisation come together in a strange and surprising way.

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pistol eyes150Kaurna Cronin – Pistol Eyes
(Songs & Whispers) 
Indie Pop / Folk / Singer / Songwriter

At just 21 years old, Kaurna Cronin combines energetic Folk with contemporary sounds and a natural ability to capture & inspire. After being awarded ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the Fowlers Live Music Awards, being named as one of ‘Rip It Up. Magazines “Hot Six” Acts for 2013 and being invited to grace the stage at ‘The Fleurieu Folk Festival’ and ‘Festival Of The Sun’, Kaurna Cronin and his touring ensemble of troubadours are sure to give you edgy harmonica, country jams and ethereal vocal harmonies to boot. The immense potential and talent of this artist is not to be ignored, especially the single “Run Boy” gives an impression on the artistic quality that can be expected in the future!

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