FTSE‘s third E.P ‘Love Un Ltd’ will be released on 21st April and we’re delighted to now share with you the third track from the EP, ’Utopia’.
Born out of a preoccupation with “defeatism” and a world full of hypocrites, in which Manville includes himself, ‘Utopia’, is a refreshing and brutally honest commentary about how society’s acceptance that everything is fucked needs to be questioned. ‘Utopia’ is the protest song for Generation Z.
Listen below and pre-order the 12″ here (heavyweight vinyl and limited to 300 copies) or download from iTunes.
Eyedress has today released his brand new mixtape ‘Hearing Colors’. Featuring 12 brand new tracks recorded in his bedroom in Manila it is the follow up to his debut EP ‘Supernatural’ (released last year on Abeano/XL) .
Based in Quezon City, Manila, Eyedress is 23 year old Filipino producer, Idris Vicuña. The album was written by Idris and, friend and co-vocalist, Skint Eastwood and recorded using Fruity Loops in Eyedress’ bedroom on a PC laptop handed down to him by his father.
Night Slugs’ signed Jack ‘Jam City‘ Latham has always been a man of quality not quantity. Over the last year he’s been producing for Kelela’s celebrated ‘Cut 4 Me’ mix tape, as well as recently dropping his own ‘Earthly II‘ mix. Always drawing from the wider aspects of ambience JC creates a raw atmosphere for Sleigh Bells ’Young Legends’ which juxtaposes the soulful harmonic lead of Alexis Krauss with twisted pitch-shifting and an icy industrial musical palette to create extra excitement with a stripped-back aesthetic. ‘Young Legends’ will shortly be the second single to be lifted from the ‘Bitter Rivals‘ album.
We are delighted to present to you FTSE’s video for “Nite Life (ft Femme)”, the lead track from his forthcoming EP, directed by Miles Bingham and inspired by the work of photographer, Maciej Dakowicz, and his Cardiff After Dark portraits.
These weekend night scenes are on any high street on any City in the UK; fuelled by cheap alcohol, drugs and emotions. Everything takes place in public – drinking, fighting, kissing, crying, sex and, when energy is exhausted, sleeping. Supermen chat up Wonderwomen, somebody does press-ups topless in the rain, the hungry ones finish their portions of chips before the police stop another argument or fight. Nobody seems to worry about tomorrow, what matters is here and now. Then another week at work, until the next weekend.
‘Nite Life’s sound-scapes perfectly capture the dark brooding atmosphere found in these high street scenes. “Empty people, stumbling through the night, Empty people, avoiding real life”.
Caged Animals have released a new EP called ’The Overnight Coroner‘. It is a four-song EP accompanied by a 35 minute audio long-form short story. A unique combination of narrative writing and songwriting into a single package which, we believe, has never been done before.
“I walked in the door and found him sprawled out on the carpet; the cops were the first on the scene and his son (who I’d met the week before) looked up at me wordlessly. I was holding two D-sized tanks of Oxygen and a delivery slip that was never going to get signed. This was one of my departing memories from the year I spent working as a courier of Medical Oxygen in Staten Island, NYC.”
As far as dramatic openings go, it’s difficult to top this. Vincent Cacchione spent a year as a medical courier, spending his days working in extremely challenging situations and his nights pouring his feelings into music. The body of work that resulted from these experiences veered in two clear directions: The character-driven song structures which he has collected as The Overnight Coroner and the more spiritually tuned pop of second-album In The Land Of Giants, which was released Sept 13. This is country-influenced music for digital ears. You can stream the entire release below, read the story here and buy physically or digitally.
FTSE will release his third E.P ‘Love Un Ltd’ on 21st April and it marks the welcome return of an artist who is fast establishing himself amongst the most prolific and impressive around. Full of original styles, FTSE is a rare creative breed, concocting new beats with an ambience on the brink of both late nights and early mornings, yet somehow always capable of nourishing neurons.
No stranger to collaborations, having already duet-ed successfully with the likes of Bipolar Sunshine and Kenzie May, FTSE welcomes back Femme, who featured on FTSE II’s ‘Lost In Translation’, to add soulful gusto and hooky atmospherics in perfect feminine companionship to his confidently melancholic croon on EP opener ‘Nite Life’.
Clash today premiered the new Caged Animals video for ’The Overnight Coroner Attends A Party‘ the lead track, and a wonderfully unusual narrative based song, from the forthcoming concept EP. The EP also incorporates a 40K word novella written about a young man who works the graveyard shift in a city morgue. What? Caged Animals will be playing London on Tuesday February 4th at the Sebright Arms. This will be a magical night, you should come.
Eyedress has just premiered the video for new single ’Teen Spirits‘ with Noisey. He told Noisey that ”The video was filmed at my place in Manila and at an empty townhouse unit my friends let me borrow. The theme of the video is cheating and losing your innocence. It goes along with the theme of the song – true love and the idea of soul mates. The idea that you follow your soul mate into the next life and love them forever. Everlasting love.” Eyedress will be making his London debut on Friday February 21st at the Sebright Arms.
Eyedress today releases his debut, Supernatural, EP on Abeano/XL. Includes the eerie and confessional Nature Trips, the undulating beauty of Biolumine (featuring vocalist and co-writer Skint Eastwood), ’80s tinted Tokyo Ghost and the instrumental No Competition. It’s an impressively atmospheric release. You can find it on iTunes, and stream it below. Enjoy.