This week we celebrate artists that we have lost, legends that have returned and the new. With a delicious assortment of morsels to wet your pallet, we have tenderness, indi-pop beats, dusty folk tunes and some classic rock vibes to see you through another fortnight. The musical world is vast and complicated, ever shifting but talent remains a constant. Enjoy!
Prime Cute: Floods
Cut From: New Castle, Australia
Reminds Us Of: Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens
Syzmon is a gifted songwriter who tragically lost his battle with depression a few years back. With a heavy heart, family and friends continue to celebrate his music. At this years Splendour Festival, there will be a special performance of his debut album Tigersapp. Latest single “Floods”, flows along a melodic line of acoustic strum, rolling bongos and the unmissable harmonies of Szymons voice.
Artist: Lou Rhodes
Prime Cute: All The Birds
Cut From: Manchester, UK
Reminds Us Of: Beth Orton, Martha Wainwright
When electro duo LAMB released their huge commercial hit “Goreki”, the world back then was in spin, a time when trip-hop/drum-bass and jazz infused music was rife. Lamb parted ways in 2004 and Lou Rhodes left music for a while. With her unmissable baritone voice still in perfect pitch, it is great to hear Lou Rhodes back with new material. Removed of any reminder of electro, Rhodes go straight back to her contemporary folk roots.
Prime Cute: Getway
Cut From: Stockport, UK
Reminds Us Of: The Charlatans, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Blossoms are one of the bands to watch, according to NME. They have all the makings of great pop band for deservedly commercial success, including a “look” of a rock/pop band. Catchy choruses, unashamedly indie pop and breezy melodies, they will certainly ruffle many moody rockers out there but no denying its infectious qualities. It grows on you!!
Artist: Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions
Prime Cute: Isn’t It True
Cut From: Los Angeles, USA
Reminds Us Of: Cat Power, Chapterhouse
Words cannot describe the excitement here at TWL after reading that Hope Sandoval will be returning with The Warm Inventions (Colm O Ciosoig, My Bloody Valentine) with new material, the first time in six years. There is no mistaking Sandovals dusty voice and lyrical drool that oozes so much cool. The constant chime of bells, the shuffling of snares and of course Ms Sandoval in pure seduction mode.
Artist: The Invisible
Prime Cute: So Well
Cut From: London, Uk
Reminds Us Of: RUFUS, HAELOS, Japanese Wallpaper
Our good friends of Intertia Music delivered this cut to us and wondered whether it would grab our attention. Well, the proof is in the pudding, as they say. It unquestionably makes our Prime Cut this week. A delicious and lush electro pop tune that drifts upstream with dreamy vocals from Jessie Ware set against some New Order-esque synths. A prime cut that will certainly place them in the top electro acts of 2016.