Jenny O. is from Los Angeles and I've read that her music reflects California's 'roots of sunshine and slow-paced atmosphere' and after listening to all her tracks on 'SoundCloud' I felt quite spaced out. You can watch the video for this track here. 'Well, OK Honey' is the first track from her 2010 self released 'Home EP'. I discovered her music whilst working on my gig guide and saw that Birmingham Promoters had booked her for a show at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, tomorrow night and looked her up out of curiosity, liked what I heard and then went on a mini-mission to find this download to share with you. Her voice and songs remind me of a cheery upbeat Alessi's Ark. Have a listen and if you're in the area tomorrow, there's far worse ways to spend a Tuesday evening then going to see her.
Arp Attack are a three-piece from Southampton. I first saw them at The Marrs Bar where they took to the stage dressed (disarmingly) as crocodiles, costumes retained from their recent music video shoot for Crocodile Tears. This only lasted for one song before they stripped out of them, it was a lot of flesh for just one stage. At one point, Frankie said the band had a new ep and we (the audience) could get copies off her after the show in exchange for a hug. Needless to say, after they finished playing I found her by the bar, said 'Hey, so about this new ep...' and held out my arms for a hug... she said "Yeah, they're £4." I jestured with my arms again but again '£4." Ah well. I also brought a fairly cool looking handmade t-shirt off the drummer which had ARP ATTACK written in big big letters across the chest in gold glitter. Sadly, that all went an unfortunate shade of green after a couple of spins in the washing machine.
I know all this doesn't tell you anything about their music, but you can listen to the track below before downloading, plus you can always watch this. I sent this video to the organisers of Blissfields who were putting on a Road to Blissfields gig in Southampton. I told them to book Arp Attack in as a trial run and they obviously delivered on their end as they were then asked to play at the main festival. Horray.
_Singaporean Sharliza Jelita bursts like brightly coloured confetti onto the music scene with her energetic live performances and eclectic music. Combining Hot Chip, Janelle Monae, Stereolab and Sesame Street, the result is her self-funded alt-pop debut album ‘Strange Things’, which was released in February 2012.
Her first single, No Go Pogo, was released on July 25 and has since gained over 10,000 plays on Youtube. To promote the single, she went round central London and got random people to jump on pogo sticks.
Making your music folder better, one song at a time.
_Pretty much everyday I seem to find some amazing exclusive tracks that
some awesome artists are giving away for free as a special one off
promotion. Today, it occured to me that instead of just downloading
them, maybe reposting them on facebook if they're special enough/someone I know and
then moving on, I should start a little music blog on here. Even if it
doesn't last forever, it's still a free song for you each day that it
does! I'd say the character of this blog is mostly electropop and singer/songwriter but I've got plans for mathcore, post-rock and glitch-hop. A lot of these tracks have a download limit of 100 so get in there on the quick. I'd also point out that a lot of the songs will need renaming once you've downloaded them so I'd do them one at a time.