Track Of The Day: Grapefruit – ‘Soak’

Urgent, atmospheric and totally captivating; Maidstone-based five piece Grapefruit have shared their latest single ‘Soak’. Having previously played for Get In Her Ears live at Notting Hill Arts Club, we’re glad the band have shared more of their magnetic sounds with us.

When recently interviewed for Breaking Glass magazine, the band said ‘Soak’ is about “the feeling of dissociating. We live in a world that is so overwhelmingly chaotic and cluttered that you can lose yourself as life rushes past. The song is loud, intense and relentless, which is like the experiencing of dissociating sometimes”.

We’re happy to lose ourselves in Grapefruit’s new music. Listen to ‘Soak’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

 

Photo Credit: Jon Mo

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Get In Her Ears w/ AyOwA 02.08.18

Fresh from their first night at Notting Hill Arts Club, Tash and Kate were back in the studio with heaps of new music from the likes of LIERS, Bess Atwell, Pi Ja Ma, Temples Of Youth, Value Void & Bugeye.

Plus, Tash aired her pre-gig interview with Get In Her Ears favourites AyOwA!

Listen back to the show here:

EP: Bad Sidekick – ‘Bad Sidekick’

A fistful of brooding indie noise, London trio Bad Sidekick have shared their debut self-titled EP. Following the release of previous singles ‘Circus’ and ‘Crook’, the record proves the band are at the beginning of a promising music career.

“Everything I touch / it gets destroyed,” sings front-woman Cooper Rose with powerful Bristol intonation on opening track ‘Run Boy’. Guitarist Joe and drummer John create loops of fuzzy, furious sound as Cooper warns of the storm that’s coming. It bleeds into the snarling ‘I Ain’t Sick’ on which she oozes more enviably slick vocals, backed by a cacophony of guitar noise and more heart-thumping beats. If you think these tracks sound impressive on record, wait until you hear them live.

Bad Sidekick’s stellar song-writing skills are showcased on the gentler ‘Lost Cause’, which broods with quiet intensity before the drop-in. It’s not long before ‘Romeo’ comes spiralling along and the band rev things up to full throttle again. Penultimate track ‘Think About It’ is cut from the same cloth, full of visceral riffs and driving percussion that urge listeners to contemplate Cooper’s invitation.

A glitchy sampled recording opens final track ‘If I Were The Devil’, on which Cooper sings “I don’t wanna be like the others / trapped inside these dead eyes / waiting for the flames to turn me to ashes”. With her superb vocal delivery, there’s no danger of her burning out anytime soon, especially when paired with Joe’s razor sharp guitar riffs and John’s knockout drumming.

Bad Sidekick have crafted a collection of infectious, gritty indie anthems on their debut EP. We recommend you invest immediately.

Listen to Bad Sidekick’s debut EP on Spotify.
Follow Bad Sidekick on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

WATCH: SKYND – ‘Elisa Lam’

Freakishly catchy, industrial duo SKYND‘s debut single ‘Elisa Lam’ is a mad medley of electronics and warped vocals. The track is named after the tragic death of Elisa Lam, whose demise at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013 is still shrouded in mystery.

Writing about morbid, inexplicable and brutal criminal cases, SKYND use their warped sources of inspiration to create overwhelming industrial-electronic offerings. “Listening to these tracks, you should feel like you’re in a tiny room and the walls are closing in from all sides,” the duo explain, and that’s definitely the case with ‘Elisa Lam’.

The track is accompanied by a haunting video directed by TallyHo!, which depicts the mysterious events surrounding Elisa’s final moments.

Watch the video below and follow SKYND on Facebook for more updates.

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Kate Crudgington