Springh are getting ready to release their debut single Silhouette, due out 8th December via Springh Song. In the meantime, they've released a deliciously surreal video to accompany the single. Watch it now via the band's YouTube channel.
You can also stream the full version of the single via Springh's SoundCloud page.
Springh are also giving away the b-side track ‘My Head In Clouds’ via SoundCloud to support the release of the single.
Having met in London, core members Sam Swift-Glasman (guitar/vocals) and Lisa Sara Jenkin (violin/vocals) began writing material together whilst travelling in South and Central America, playing impromptu gigs in traveller bars and hostels. Back in London the pair spent the following few years playing in a folk collective before moving towards a more progressive, grungier sound and Springh was born.
These influences are evident on forthcoming debut single Silhouette, where the duo let loose with a driven, surf rock style track. Raucous, effects driven guitar are ably complimented by effected violin tones, a spirited and tenacious drum beat all brought neatly together by expressive harmonised vocals - adding a bucketful of character to an already relentless tune.
The band recorded Silhouette at Toerag Studios with Liam Watson (White Stripes, The Wytches, Tame Impala). They tracked live to tape using analogue equipment that dates back in some cases to the 50’s. The studio is famed for its use of tannoy loudspeakers, vintage backline including Vox and Fender amplifiers as well as making use of echo chambers.
The single was officially launched at The Finsbury on 21st November, and the band have big plans for 2015 with a second single and EP already in the pipeline for early next Spring.
Silhouette is due for release on 8th December 2014 via Springh Song.
"...an upbeat, electro soaked banger of a tune that gets under your skin and leaves you wishing there was a b-side."
The Helmholtz Resonators have released their latest single, the quirky and synth soaked tale written about the newest addition to their lab, Automaton.
The video for the single premiered on The Vinyl District and you can now watch it via The Helmholtz Resonators' YouTube channel.
Did you ever buy a new gadget that was so nifty you wanted to make a song and dance about it? Well, The Helmholtz Resonators have done exactly that. Built from a Walkman, some "odds and sods" and more than a little ingenuity, the eccentric musician/scientists have procured a robot to help with their chores and provide entertainment during the long winter evenings. This charming droid has had such an impact on their lives that it has inspired their best work to date, their latest single. Sounding like a cross between Tom Tom Club, Metronomy and the Human League, the mechanical marvel has been entertaining everybody it meets.
The single has already picked up support from the likes of Artrocker Magazine, BBC Radio’s Steve Lamacq and Gary Crowley, and with an album set for launch in the new year (and nothing but time on their hands given their new robotic housekeeper) we’re sure to be hearing a lot more from these eccentric musical scientists.
Automaton is released via Genepool Records and is available to buy digitally on iTunes.
"A dark, mysterious realm shot through with rare blasts of pure, white light..."
Jan Roth released his brilliant debut album L.O.W via cutting edge Berlin based label Sinnbus in the Summer of 2013, and he's about to round off 2014 with his latest EP, Jan Roth Quartett Live.
'Rinssal', the opening track from the Live EP, premiered on Clash Magazine's website and is available to stream for free via the Sinnbus SoundCloud page
Jan Roth's video for album track 'Einundzwanzig' is also available to watch now on the Sinnbus YouTube channel.
You can also download 'Kleine Freiheit' for free from the Sinnbus Soundcloud page.
Since the release of his debut album L.O.W., the fond tribute to the sunny side of melancholy, Jan has had many irons in the fire. Between jazz, classical, pop and electronic music, Roth strolls back and forth around the keyboard, only looking to see if there are any more spaces between the black and white keys.
The tracks on this Live EP were recorded as a quartet in Erfurt's technological museum and the music is a great counterpart to the pleasantly quirky surroundings of the location. Along with two tracks taken from L.O.W., Roth presents for the first time the unreleased track 'März'. In its reworked and broken-up form, the music has evolved and highlights an inner, inherent beauty when performed live.
Jan Roth Quartett Live is released 8th December 2014 via Sinnbus.