Get In Her Ears New Music Show, 03.10.19

Tash played out some of Get In Her Ears’ favourite new music from the likes of Coral, Hunjborn, Aunty Social, Cuntrie, Duck and Audrey. Kicking things off with Joan Armatrading as its UK Black History Month and ending on Neneh Cherry, the show was jam packed with tunes from beginning to end.

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Tracklist

Joan Armatrading – The Weakness In Me

Kosie – Heavy Waters

Coral – Find Me Wrong

Hunbjorn – Keep Breathing

Goodnight Louisa – Someone so sublime

Fever Ray – Features Creatures (remix of Bjork’s track)

Duck – Siren

Aunty Social – Travelling Circus

oviale – Storm

Hydra Lerna – In The Dark

Cuntrie – The Singer

Sui Zhen – Perfect Place

Audrey – Paper

Mipso – People Change

Black Calavera – Cigarettes

Perra Vida – Eterno Retorno

Kate Malco – Creatures

Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance

Get In Her Ears w/ Naz & Ella 26.09.19

Tash played out some fresh new music from the likes of Ski Lift, Argonaut, Callisto and Shari Vari.

Naz & Ella popped into the studio for a catch up on their upcoming singles and change in musical direction, treating us to a couple of live tracks on air!

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Tracklist

Lizzo – Juice

Pallas Athene – The Wall

Aunty Social – Travelling Circus
Ski Lift – Comfortable Here
Kitt Philippa – Fahrenheit

July Jones – Liar Liar
Anna of the North – Dream Girl
She Keeps Bees – Bodies
Rahh – Home
Daniella Mason – Woman Lover Powerful
Vagabon – Water Me Down
Argonaut – Fuzzy Lovely
Callisto – Salamander
DeTeresa – Bonita
Ali Barter – January
Jenny Hval – Conceptual Romance

EP STREAM: TABS – ‘Love Like This’

“It’s so powerful for butch women to take that feeling of hate and being ‘incorrect’, and turn it into something amazing.”
(‘Why I Love My Butch Lesbian IdentityCosmopolitan)

TABS (previously writing and releasing under the name Detour City) tells her story of being a butch lesbian in an increasingly hostile world in new EP Love Like This.

A singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in East London, TABS has written, recorded and produced the EP herself. Inspired by the soundscapes of Massive Attack and Bjork, as well as the storytelling songs of Joni Mitchell and k.d lang, it’s a poignant and powerful collection.

Whilst signed to major labels (Polydor, BMG) TABS felt misunderstood. As a club promoter of Butch, Please! – an amazing lesbian club night which we love – she connected with butch lesbians all over the world and began the journey of making the EP. Seeking authenticity, she self-releases this EP with the support of her queer community.

Speaking about the EP, TABS explains:

“My story. My way. As a woman and a butch lesbian trying to write music I found the industry difficult and I found it hard to be heard. It took guts to walk away and choose a different path. I can’t help but write music. I’ve done it since I was two years old and singing has saved me over and over again. So, in these turbulent and unsettling times, I want this music to tell my story.” 

Dealing with themes of family rejection, the struggle to be herself and the violence she has suffered – Love Like This is a deeply personal exploration of hopes and fears in these turbulent times. Go listen, we love it!

 

Love Like This is out now. Buy a digital or hard copy over on TABS’ Bandcamp. To hear more from TABS check out her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

FIVE FAVOURITES: Esmé

Australian singer and songwriter Esmé recently released her single ‘Ella’ which I fell for on first listen. The track was named after one of her biggest inspirations and has Esmé’s golden vocals laid over the top of samples of Ella Fitzgerald, broken hip hop beats and textured electronic synths. Esmé is looking to release her debut EP which is expected at the end of 2019 – looking forward to that a lot!

In the wake of the release of ‘Ella’, we asked Esmé to share her ‘Five Favourites’ – five artists or albums that have influenced her songwriting techniques. Check out her choices below, and make sure you give ‘Ella’ a listen at the end of this post!

Amy Winehouse – FRANK
I love this album so much and can listen to it over and over again. This album taught me how to use the simple jazz harmonies I knew and write my own lyrics and melodies to them. Amy uses the most beautiful chord progressions like you hear in ‘I Heard Love Is Blind’ and her rendition of ‘No Greater Love’ is just incredible too. I feel like Amy made vocal jazz new again. She is completely honest and raw in her lyrics and storytelling. This album is also characterised by beautiful strings, beat-less guitar dominant in between songs and one thing that I always love in an album is its connectedness. It’s not a series of singles – it’s a body of work, you go on a journey when you listen from start to finish.

Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough
I discovered this artist and album at the most perfect time. I was writing only with a guitarist (Sean Harlor) and we were both influenced by her honest singing/songwriting, yet drenched in soul style. I love this album for the finger picking guitar elements, interesting phrasing and rhythmically entrancing melodies. There is a song on it called ‘Forget’: it really stretches the overall sound of the album to a darker, more aggressive side and it really inspired me to venture outside of my quietness as a musician too. The most amazing thing though is her voice and lyrics. Listening to Lianne makes you feel like you’re in the same room as her, her voice speaks to your soul. I think it means she is so in tune with her voice and the story she is telling.

Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun
This album for me is a lesson in groove, performance, using jazz in your own way, feeling your lyrics and owning your sound (voice). I’ve been inspired by Erykah for a very long time, I love her last song on this ‘Green eyes’ – it just grows and grows sonically. Her voice is mesmerising. It sounds like she is giving it her all. I think what you hear, is what you would get live. I always think that about Erykah, it’s like she knows how to transmit her energy from live performance into her recorded work. I think that is a really hard thing to do!

Radiohead
I can’t ever really get over Radiohead – their melodies are actually so beautiful, I love all of their songs and I listened to them a lot when I wrote my second release ‘I wonder’. I think there aren’t many artists that have the same harmonic structure an entire song through but make you feel the shift from verse to chorus so much and so emotionally. I think another artist that does that well is Pharrell Williams… You know, 2 chords or at the most 4, and you’re completely transported when you hit the bridge or chorus. That’s always been amazing to me and Radiohead is a master at it! Their song ‘Creep’ is a stunning example. But I’m not going to list my favourites from them because there’s multiple from each album.

Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass
Ella actually had a really girly sounding voice for a long time, it was still beautiful and entrancing, but it was sort of thinner in resonance and tone. Each album of Ella’s witness her growth as a singer, tonally. Her music with just Joe Pass shows her voice to me in its most beautiful state, full and warm, velvety and husky at the same time. Nowadays we don’t get to witness the journey of an artist as much – we are presented with polished things in every medium. Listening to Ella with Joe Pass, or Gershwin, reminds me of the journey you take to really be good, to develop and grow and eventually sit down with just a guitar and not need anything else. Ella has helped me embrace the journey of my voice as a woman and appreciate each stage.

Thanks to Esmé for sharing her Five Favourites! Follow Esmé for more updates via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Listen to her single ‘Ella’ below:

LISTEN: fluxx.world – ‘Like Me’

‘Like Me’ is the debut single from fluxx.world, aka Isaac and Sofia, formerly known as MOONOVERSUN. Already fans of their remix of Foxgluvv’s ‘Crush’, we’re loving fluxx.world’s creations and look forward to more where this came from with their upcoming EP set for release in September.

Speaking about their new track, the band explain:

“’Like Me’ is about the trials and tribulations of partying, conflicted minds, learning to enjoy our own company and not losing sight of what we want no matter who/what gets in the way. We want to create pop music that we can party and cry to, something that reflects every heightened emotion during a night out.”

Check out the very catchy ‘Like Me’ here:

 

Find out more from fluxx.world on Instagram and Twitter.

Tash Walker
@maudeandtrevor

Track Of The Day: Keren Ilan – ‘This Morning, Yesterday’

I only heard this song for the first time a couple of weeks ago but it has already made it onto my latest personal playlist. ‘This Morning, Yesterday’ is the title track taken from Vietnamese, Tel Aviv-based Keren Ilan’s debut EP.

So full of rich emotion, delivered with indie guitars that leave you always wanting more, ‘This Morning, Yesterday’ is a firm favourite of mine right now.

Watch the video for ‘This Morning, Yesterday’ below:

 

Keren Ilan’s debut EP, This Morning, Yesterday, is out now. Find out more on Instagram and Facebook

Tash Walker
@maudeandtrevor

Photo Credit: Ariel Pedatzur

Track Of The Day: Junaco – ‘In Between’

Described as honeyed garage folk, duo Junaco hail from Los Angeles and have just released their latest single ‘In Between, taken from their recently released EP Awry, and I just can’t get it out of my ears.

Junaco are producing such a lovely, inviting, gentle and organic sound with ‘In Between’; this track especially seems like the perfect accompaniment to these endless summer eves, and I just can’t get enough of it.

 

Follow Junaco on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details.

Tash Walker
@maudeandtrevor