Video Premiere: Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something – Musica Ambulante Live Session

Following the recent release of their debut album Oh Really, What’s That Then? and having wowed us on numerous occasions live with the vibrant energy live, London’s Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something have now shared a special stripped-back live session of album track ‘What’s On Your Mind?’.

Recorded for YouTube channel Musica Ambulante – produced and filmed by Argentine music fan Joaquín Mendez Trongé -, this unique rendition of the kaleidoscopic track flows with twinkling melodies and the distinctive soaring majesty of Jemma’s vocals. Propelled by a subtle impassioned power, whilst swirling psychedelic hooks gently whirr, it’s a spine-tinglingly heartfelt offering, oozing a captivating raw emotion.

Oh Really, What’s That Then?, the debut album from Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, is out now via Trapped Animal Records.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Suzi Corker

More info about Musica Ambulante:

Musica Ambulante is a YouTube channel about live music around the world. Produced and filmed by Joaquín Mendez Trongé – an Argentine guy obsessed with music and travelling – the channel strives to reflect the music scene in the cities where he’s living as a digital nomad. Joaquín – fuelled by his love for music and gigs – contacts local artist to record all type of sessions with the conductive thread not placed in the style or type of session but in his own music taste and appreciation of honest talents and undiscovered artists. Rock, reggae, soul, both acoustic or electric; they all have their place in the channel.
Since 2019 the concept of the session is to record a whole show in a sequence shot without any cuts and overdubs. In an industry overloaded with production and makeup, Musica Ambulante’s sessions are focused in transmiting the things as they really happen.
Born as the Youtube channel for an underground music radio show that Joaquín use to host in Argentina, the sessions evolved from single-songs videos with takes from the artist’s city to this long-length production 100% dedicated to the show itself and made without any kind of commercial purposes.

 

 

 

WATCH: CIEL – ‘Naked’ (Live Session)

Recorded at Bella Studios by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter and filmed by Summer Dean, Brighton alt-pop outfit CIEL have shared a live video for their track ‘Naked’. Filled with soft vocals, hazy guitar sounds and dreamy keys, the track is a taste of what’s to come from the band over the next few months.

After being involved in different projects in the Dutch indie scene, vocalist Michelle Hindriks moved to Brighton in 2018. The change of scenery and the music community she immersed herself in sparked her creativity, and she soon transformed CIEL from a solo act into a band project. Guitarist Jorge Bela Jimenez, bassist/songwriter Kieran Mansfield, and drummer Lawrie Miller now complete the lineup, and together CIEL create sounds reminiscent of Alvvays, Broadcast and Cate Le Bon.

The band are currently recording their second EP with Jack Wolter, which will be mixed by Iggy B in Strongroom Studios in London. The first single is set for release in Autumn 2019, so keep your eyes peeled. Listen to CIEL’s live version of ‘Naked’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

CIEL 2019 UK Live Dates
01.10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton (Supporting TEEN)
11.11 – The Latest Music Bar, Brighton (Supporting China Bears)

Photo: Jantina Talsma

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Get In Her Ears w/ Scrounge, 24.01.19

Mari and Kate were back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week with loads of new tunes from the likes of Dream Nails, Grace Petrie, Charlotte Adigéry, Hockeysmith and Sarah Walk.

They were joined by the excellent Scrounge who chatted about their plans for 2019 and played a couple of live tracks too.

Tune in next week when Death Hags will be live in the studio.

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Get In Her Ears w/ Catgod, 12.07.18

Hitting up the studio in strong new music styles the Get In Her Ears girls were back this week playing you all the fresh delights, including tunes from LUNA, Lala Lala and BLYNE. Kicking off the show with Cher and a nod to her incredible Twitter politics…

They were also joined by their guests Catgod who performed a beaut acapella track live! Keep you eyes peeled for a future UK tour from them coming up later this year.

Listen back to the show here:

Get In Her Ears w/ Raleigh

Tonight Tash and Mari played the usual array of fantastic new music, including tunes from Jenny Wilson, Emma Lohan, Slowcoaches and Show Boy.

They also had Canadian band Raleigh live in the studio for a bit of a chat, and a beautiful acoustic live session.

Listen back to the show here: