LISTEN: BABii – ‘Phantom’

Don’t be fooled by the name of youthful newcomer BABii; she’s a fully-fledged producer, songwriter and performer who crafts her own electro-pop beats and her new single ‘Phantom’ showcases her ability to do so.

Taken from her debut LP HiiDE, which is set for release in 2019 via Deathwaltz Originals, ‘Phantom’ is one of many tracks which  “focuses on the key themes of hiding and secrets”. BABii’s upbeat synths and gentle vocals mask the vulnerability in the lyrics to ‘Phantom’, making it a playful and easy listening experience.

With her upcoming tour dates supporting Miho Hatouri (listed below) and after receiving support from Iglooghost’s Diplo & Friends mix for BBC Radio 1, one thing’s for sure: it’ll be hard for BABii to hide from an exciting new career in electronic pop music. Listen to ‘Phantom’ below and follow BABii on Facebook for more updates.

BABii 2018/2019 Live Dates
10/12 – Shacklewell Arms, LONDON UK (supporting Miho Hatori)
12/12 – Green Door Store, Brighton UK (supporting Miho Hatori)
8-17/3 – SXSW Festival USA

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Get In Her Ears w/ Abi Wade

This week, Tash, Kate and Mari were all in the studio to play some of their favourite new music, including tunes from Skating Polly, Tierra Whack, Waves of Dread and Sink Ya Teeth.

They also had the lovely Abi Wade in the studio to talk about her new album Beautifully Astray and her upcoming gig at St Pancras Old Church.

Listen back to the show here:

 

And tune in next week, 5th April, when we’ll have Trills with us in the studio.

Track Of The Day: Abi Wade – ‘A Bit Like Love’

Orchestral soundscapes personalise Abi Wade’s new single ‘A Bit Like Love’

The ornate piano and soulful strings that characterise the track are emotional, personable, and human. On the single, Abi sings of lost relationships, her stark, sharp vocal marrying with the flurried piano notes of the chorus. The focal lyric “It doesn’t feel a bit like love to me” weaves in and out of the ethereal strings, sounding closer to a tragic arthouse film soundtrack than a pop song. It’s this, though, that makes the track stand out.

Written almost entirely on the cello, Abi’s musically rousing approach to writing songs is conveyed through her delicate yet powerful layered soundscapes. With vocals likened to Kate Bush, ‘A Bit Like Love’ is stylistically timeless.

The single is the newest release from album Beautifully Astray. The record is a unique exploration of relationships, with its finger directly on the pulse of melancholy yet brilliant music.

 

Beautifully Astray, the upcoming new album from Abi Wade, is out 6 April.

 

Erin Bashford 

Photo Credit: Kenny McCracken