Friday Round-up!

We've had a very busy week here at ABoF, jam-packed full of new releases from the likes of Nick Wilson, oh800ST.MARTiiNS, Emily Magpie, HAVVK and Jack Ellis.

Nick Wilson continues to mesmerise with celestial, alt-pop single Get Up!


Interweaving ethereal soundscapes with Nick Wilson’s powerful falsetto, Get Up is a shimmering summer anthem from the offset, sounding akin to that of Kevin Garratt or Aquilo. It is inspired by the frustration of knowing someone could help themselves out of a bad situation and flows with twinkling melodies and glitchy electronic beats throughout.

Get Up is available on Spotify now. 

Oh800 share post-punk single I Want You Around!


Electro-punk outfit Oh800 have now shared the latest single to be taken from their debut album Character Building, out on 12th October 2018 via Infinite Jest RecordsI Want You Around once again channels the band’s post-punk influences such as Talking Heads and Public Image Ltd, whilst allowing their modern day frustrations to flow into its sardonic lyricism and infectious glitchy electronica.

I Want You Around is available on Spotify now. 

Dundee's ST.MARTiiNS share beguiling, alt-pop single!


Dundee’s finest ST. MARTiiNS return with their beguiling new single ur so pretty, out now via Big Indie Records. The single is a truly idiosyncratic slice of alt-pop, combining celestial electronic soundscapes and languid guitar riffs with Katie Lynch’s distinctive, hugely expressive vocals, the whole sound drifting effortlessly between joy and melancholy.

Listen to ur so pretty on Spotify now. 



Emily Magpie serves up the whimsical yet weighty Last Train!


Following last year’s The Witching Hour, Bristol based artist and multi-instrumentalist Emily Spetch - aka Emily Magpie - returns to grace our ears with a new spellbinding EP, Be Your Own Light. Taken from the EP, new single Last Train flows with a soaring emotion-strewn power and twinkling finger-picked ukulele melodies alongside Emily’s heart-wrenching celestial vocals and gritty beats, creating her most personal release to date. 

Be Your Own Light is out 8th October 2018. Listen to Last Train on Spotify now. 

HAVVK re-brand with spellbinding re-release of Glass


Originally written by HAVVK in 2015, and released in the run up to the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum, Glass addresses themes of conflict and resolution. The single has been completely re-mastered, creating a fuller sound and reflecting the musical progression the band have made over the past few years. Filled with delicate, twinkling hooks, the soaring ethereal splendour of front woman Julie Hawk’s vocals envelop the listener in a bewitching, swirling majesty. Julie explains: “For us, the meaning of the song became connected with the collected voice that was rising in Ireland, especially among young people, in standing up for equality. We’re re-releasing the track as it’s always been really special to us, and with the Repeal vote getting pushed through this year, it feels like more and more people are seeing the impact of voicing their support for human rights.” 

Glass is available on Spotify now. 

Jack Ellis shares grit-fuelled single
The Barrel of Your Gun!


Multi-instrumentalist Jack Ellis has now shared the latest single to be taken from his forthcoming EP Out Of Luck, out 7th September 2018 via District South Records. Talking about the track, Ellis' elaborates “it’s a track that was loosely inspired by the David Lynch movie Wild at Heart. Crazy lovers on the run from an angry mother, a private detective, and a hit man tracking them down. What more do you want? So yeah, a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde where everything is risked in the name of love.”

The Barrel Of Your Gun is available on Soundcloud now.