Track Of The Day: Hussy – ‘Slayer’

Playing, recording and layering all her music herself, South London based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sophie Nicole Ellison – aka Hussy – has now released a brand new single.

Oozing jangly, twinkling melodies and a sparkling effervescent charm, ‘Slayer’ flows with Ellison’s luscious rich vocals and catchy hooks. As swirling layers of sound are interwoven with a gritty emotion-strewn edge and reflective heartfelt lyricism, a euphoric slice of dreamy indie pop is created. Of the track, Ellison explains:

Slayer comes from a place of feeling stuck and willing for something better to
come around, disappearing into your own head… I was feeling frustrated and in a stagnant place, not knowing how to move forward while still burning myself at both ends. A common theme for many twenty somethings of searching for validation through your work. I wanted to
take the listener through the journey of a weird headspace and how you deal with those emotions.”

 

‘Slayer’ forms half of a double A-side release, along with ‘Playtime‘.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: LUCIA – ‘Melted Ice Cream’

Discovered whilst busking in the streets of Glasgow, LUCIA‘s career has taken a remarkable turn since she released her debut EP Best Boy via indie label Dead Beet Records last year. The singer has supported Black Honey, The Big Moon and The Undertones on tour, and her sound has been described as encapsulating the “bubble-gum aesthetic of The Ronettes with the seething punk attitude of Bikini Kill”.

She’s set to release her new single ‘Melted Ice Cream’ tomorrow on Jan 12th, and she’ll be celebrating alongside her band tonight at The Old Blue Last with a headline show with support from Chemtrails and HUSSY (RSVP here). Listen to the track below and make sure you head down to the gig tonight to support her.

LUCIA 2018 Live Dates

11th January – Old Blue Last, London
25th January – Camden Assembly, London with Milk Disco

Follow LUCIA on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut