"...mysterious, but achingly beautiful..."
- The Line Of Best Fit
Siv Jakobsen releases her second single Dark via Nordic Mellow Records on 13th April 2015.
A follow up to the intimate How We Used To Love, Dark explores themes of mortality, loneliness and existential angst. You can stream the single via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Siv Jakobsen also released a gorgeous live video performing previous single, How We Used To Love, for an Emergent Sounds Unplugged session. The video premiered on The Vinyl District and you watch it now on YouTube.
You can also watch the official video for How We Used To Love, which premiered on The Line Of Best Fit, via Siv's YouTube channel.
Dark is a deeply sad, yet beautiful song. Siv’s ability to capture and convey emotion with her voice, combined with heart piercing lyrics, demonstrate once again that she is a songwriter who, one day, could stand proudly beside inspirational artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, as well as her contemporaries Ane Brun and Laura Marling.
Siv has been performing in Europe and the US since 2011, creating emotive music that embraces the themes of melancholy and sadness. However, there is a distinct contrast between her music and stage persona, as Siv's naturally sunny personality juxtaposes beautifully with her brooding music, making it all the more effective in a live setting. She honed her talent while living in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn which she describes as “a door with a bed”, firmly immersing herself into the world of the struggling artist and challenging herself to reach greater heights.
With an EP planned for the summer, and support for her previous single from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit and Folk Radio UK, 2015 looks set to be Siv’s biggest year yet.
Dark is released 13th April 2015 via Nordic Mellow Records.
The Marks Cartel have released their debut single, Curtain Call, via Hamill Records. It's available to buy digitally on iTunes.
The video for the single premiered on Gigslutz and you can watch it now on the band's YouTube Channel.
You can also stream the single from the band's SoundCloud page.
Curtain Call is an evolved and raw take on the British rock sound, with dirty, grimy guitars blaring from the speakers, rhythmic, snapping drums and grizzly, emotive vocals. You can hear the band's influences shining through as they take elements of Oasis, mix it with a smattering of The Arctic Monkeys before blending it with a hint of Royal Blood. There are no bells and whistles here. This is unashamed rock and roll at its very best.
You can also stream and download the single's b-side 'Where Do I Go?' for free from The Marks Cartel's SoundCloud page.
Since the band's inception, they’ve been on a number of adventures, sharing broken bones, stolen phones, and missing drummers mysteriously turning up 58 miles away from their last confirmed location. In short - they’ve been having a great time gearing up for their latest single.
Curtain Call is released via Hamill Records and available to buy digitally on iTunes.
"..defiantly euphoric drumbeats and poignant lyrics..." - Gigwise
"Bright and tight, they make an excellent noise…"
- BBC Introducing
BRIDGES' second single BFF is out now via Bear Pit Records and available to buy on iTunes.
The single has already been featured by the likes of GigSlutz, Artrocker, and Gigwise who premiered the track's home movie style video. You can watch it now via the BRIDGES YouTube channel.
You can also stream the single on BRIDGES' SoundCloud page.
BFF is the perfect uplifting anthem for the new year, creating a brooding euphoric wall of alternative indie that showcases Ethan Proctor’s stunning voice. Described as a cross between Kings Of Leon and The Teardrop Explodes, they are a band that understand the importance of good hooks, and have spent the last two years honing their guitar driven sound into an irresistible force with one purpose - to make people move.
BFF is released via Bear Pit Records and available to buy on iTunes.