FRIDAY FINDS | 11.12.20
Friday Finds is back!
And what a week to return. With music from Foreign Affairs, Dust In The Sunlight, Askies, ilonalowe and LUKA, it's worth reading on...
Foreign Affairs - "One Of These Days"
Alongside brand new single "One of These Days" comes the duo's long awaited EP of 2020, featuring two further singles that were released earlier this year.
Brothers Adam and Laurence Purnell have put their stamp on British-made Americana with a robust and soulful sound, and although the three songs on their EP come in at under three minutes, each packs an impressive punch.
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Dust In The Sunlight - "Hard To Explain"
Alt-pop duo Dust In The Sunlight are waving farewell to a tumultuous year with a cover of The Strokes' "Hard To Explain".
Their artful twist on this indie classic is lush in its production, featuring velvety-soft vocals and vintage synths, and an equally wistful visual is available to watch on YouTube here.
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ASKIES - "Forty-Three"
Askies are best known for their searing take on alternative rock, and "Forty-Three" proves the Leeds-based band's track record with yet another scorcher.
Reverberant vocals lay against resonant guitar riffs to play out the many clever hooks throughout the track, which again ties up any loose ends in the space of just under three minutes. For some Friday motivation, try Askies!
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LUKA - "Past the Point of No Return"
London and Leeds-based LUKA has released a slow-burning new alternative pop single in "Past the Point of No Return". Despite its seemingly gentle sonic palette, subject matter involving the turbulence of mental health issues lies just beneath the surface.
LUKA uses confessional lyrics and swirling synthesizer sounds to convey her story as she battles her own brain.
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ilonalowe - "Holy the Night"
It's never too early for a Christmas song, and ilonalowe is kicking off a brand new project with her festive debut - she hopes it will provide a welcome reflection on yuletide traditions through the cynical eyes of 2020.
As a bonus, this debut single is accompanied by b-side "New Year's Day", a piano and vocal reharmonisation of traditional New Year's folk chant "Auld Lang Syne".
CDs are available on her Bandcamp page (15% of her sales are being donated to Nordoff Robbins) if you're feeling especially charitable - otherwise, you can follow ilonalowe on the links below...
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