Track Of The Day: Aislinn Logan – ‘What Everybody’s After’

A shimmering ode to happiness and unfiltered feelings, London-based, Belfast born artist Aislinn Logan has shared her latest single ‘What Everybody’s After’. Lifted from her upcoming EP, Look, I’m Flyin, the track is an ambient celebration of queer love.

“Writing a song this forthright about being in love is rebellious in itself. I didn’t want to shy away from the sincerity of my feelings,” Logan explains. The songwriter confidently explores her emotions through spaced out beats, buoyant electronics and smooth vocals. Logan recorded and produced the track at home, making the sentiments behind it feel even more genuine.

“’What Everybody’s After’ is about feeling so light that you’re nostalgic for the present moment. I wanted to make something unapologetically sincere about feeling prismatic happiness, and just bathing in it when you get there.” Logan’s celebration of living for the now and appreciating the one you love makes for a reassuring, carefree listen.

Check out ‘What Everybody’s After’ below and follow Aislinn Logan on Spotify & Facebook for more updates.

 

Photo Credit: Rory James

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

VIDEO PREMIERE: BLAB – ‘R.I.P’

A savage combination of wicked guitar riffs, sardonic vocals and witty lyrics, Essex-based artist BLAB has shared her debut single ‘R.I.P’. Released today (3rd July) via Cool Thing Records, the track is a cathartic expression of personal frustration designed to help listeners move past their lingering resentments.

“Being able to express anger in an unfiltered way can be super super healthy, as long as you’re not hurting others” explains Frances Murray – aka BLAB. ON ‘R.I.P’ she playfully rips through her unresolved anguish, turning it into an indie-pop, punk-infused anthem. “To me, it feels like a reclamation of power to be able to freely express my anger from that time in my life. It’s such a bold statement that it had to be the first single; it’s like opening a can of worms and a firework coming at you instead!”

The accompanying video for ‘R.I.P’ was shot by Murray during isolation and playfully reflects both the frustrations explored in the track, and the restrictions the lockdown has imposed on artists. BLAB won’t be held back by these things though, and ‘R.I.P’ is a hectic debut from this emerging new talent.

Follow BLAB on Facebook and for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ Big Joanie 27.06.19

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we’re unable to make it in to the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our June 2019 show with black feminist punks Big Joanie. Estella & Steph joined Tash & Kate live in the studio to chat about their debut album Sistahs, their work with Girls Rock London and Decolonise Fest, and supporting Bikini Kill at Brixton Academy.

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Track Of The Day: INDIGOS – ‘I’m Healed’

Swirling, gritty riffs, brooding bass lines and hypnotic vocals flood ‘I’m Healed’, the latest single from Bristol trio INDIGOS. Lifted from their self-titled EP, which is set for release via Club AC30 on 21st August, the band blend elements of psych, grunge and post-punk to create their captivating sounds.

INDIGOS enlisted the production skills of Ben Johnson and IDLES guitarist Lee Kiernan to record their EP, which is a polished observation on projection, nostalgia, dystopia, and the stream of consciousness. ‘I’m Healed’ is a shining example of the latter, with its fuzzy riffs and lyrical motifs. “We usually don’t know what a song is even about until it’s very nearly finished” the band explain. “Each song is as much a mystery to us as it is to anyone else, and that’s the way we like it.”

INDIGOS thrive in this state of creative ambiguity, and ‘I’m Healed’ is a strong introduction to their “mysterious” sounds. Listen to the new single below and follow the band on bandcamp and Facebook for more updates.

 

Photo Credit: Simon Holliday

Kate Crudgington
@kcbobcut