#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ Eckoes 09.02.17

Due to the current lockdown/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 February 2017 show with the wonderful Eckoes. She joined Mari, Tash & Kate to celebrate GIHE’s second birthday on air, and performed tracks ‘Nobody Else’ and ‘Struggles’ with guitarist Adam live in the studio. You can also listen to Eckoes’ latest single ‘The Light’ here.

Listen back to the show here:

Featured Artists
Le Tigre
Park Fires
Blood Red Shoes
Laughed The Boy
Amanda Palmer
Erykah Badu
Noga Erez
Sampa The Great
Living Dead Girl
Lola Hiko
Sahara Dam
Worst Place
Courtney Barnett

Track Of The Day: ECKOES – ‘The Light’

Having performed at the likes of Glastonbury and All Points East, and now signed to Goldie MBE’s new record label, London based artist ECKOES has now shared her latest single ‘The Light’

‘The Light’ is a delight in contradiction – crunchy and aggressive 8-bit style drum beats break against ECKOES’s smooth, fragile voice. Strobing synths and twinkling guitars lull you into a state of hypnosis only to be interrupted by a crashing cacophony, bringing to mind spaceships dropping from the sky in the classic video game Space Invaders. This is what it feels like to have your life fall apart. I wrote this at a time when my life as I knew it had imploded…” says ECKOES of ‘The Light’; her constant refrain, “I wait”, evokes that feeling of not knowing where to go, waiting for a sign from the heavens, in this truly captivating soundscape. 

The single’s accompanying video is set on the edge of the world whilst dancer and choreographer Liza Van Der Smissen moves through ‘The Light’ in a beautifully choreographed contemporary dance piece as ECKOES, dressed in black veils, stands stoically as a haunting figure in the background. 

‘The Light’ is available to stream now on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Music. 

Aisha Kasmir

Track Of The Day: Eckoes – ‘Without Prejudice’

London based artist, and particular GIHE fave, ECKOES follows beguiling ‘Blue Deep’ and ‘Black And Red’ with a brand new offering.

As glitchy, throbbing beats and glistening hooks flow alongside her deep, resonant vocals, ‘Without Prejudice’ is a completely spellbinding slice of emotive alt-pop. With her magnificent, empowering passions, ECKOES oozes a delicate, haunting grace, creating a truly bewitching soundscape.

 Of the track, ECKOES explains: “‘Without Prejudice’ is the sobering realisation of inevitable, imminent loss. Looking at where you’re standing and knowing that it’s impossible to stay here any longer. Then looking out into the void in front of you and wondering how you’re going to do this. Again.”

Watch the hypnotic new video for ‘Without Prejudice’ here:

Mari Lane

Track Of The Day: ECKOES – ‘Pieces’

Having been completely awestruck by London-based ECKOES when she played for us at The Finsbury a few months back, it was with excitement that I heard she was releasing a new single. And ‘Pieces’ does not disappoint.

Exploring what it means to be human and feel alive in a world that often feels disconnected, ‘Pieces’ oozes a majestic, sweeping power that’ll send shivers down your spine. Filled with rich, soulful vocals and a soaring, emotion-strewn splendour, it’s an utterly spellbinding offering.

‘Pieces’ is out now.

Mari Lane