Premiere: Martha Bean – ‘Along The Lonely’

Having supported the likes of Marika Hackman and Seth Lakeman, Leicester-based artist Martha Bean has now announced the release of her new EP, Here Comes The Snowstorm. 

Taken from the EP, new single ‘Along The Lonely’ flows with luscious twinkling melodies and the smooth allure of Bean’s rich, soulful vocals. Questioning the motives behind our longing for relationships, it oozes a heartfelt stirring emotion alongside a subtle jazzy musicality, creating a beautifully reflective ballad, reminiscent of the likes of Daughter. Of the meaning behind the track, Bean explains:

We all need someone… and that can be beautiful. But some people just want a ring on their finger and someone to moan at when they forget their anniversary. Is that ‘love’? Is that OK?”

Listen to ‘Along The Lonely’, for the first time, here:

 

Here Comes The Snowstorm, the upcoming new EP from Martha Bean, is out 1st November.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

WATCH: Anteros – ‘Call Your Mother’

Anteros have delivered another shimmering indie-pop gem in the form of ‘Call Your Mother’, with a sweltering new video to accompany it. Released via Distiller Records and produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Bloc Party), the track fluctuates between heartfelt youth and heady fun.

The video is the first in a series of short films shot in Marrakech, co-directed by frontwoman Laura Hayden and creative director Bella Howard (Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, HAIM.) Speaking about the inspiration behind the video, Laura says: “Growing up, leaving home, the first taste of freedom is the sweetest. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. Confusion, mess, self-awareness, little big disasters, discovering the grey area. Having to stew there for a while. Communication, self-reflection, the BIG picture, the small ones that get you there. Where to look? What happens next? Excitement. Melancholy. You stand still, you move on. You build your own home.”

Anteros have been busy playing live shows alongside the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Sundara Karma and Circa Waves – as well as appearing as guests on one of our previous Get In Her Ears radio shows! Expect plenty more new music from the band in the coming months, with their debut album set for release in 2019. The four-piece have also announced a new UK headline tour for October, including a date at The Garage in London.

Watch the video for ‘Call Your Mother’ below and follow Anteros on Facebook for more updates.

Anteros 2018 UK Live Dates
Oct 10th – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Oct 11th – The Garage, London
Oct 12th – Rough Trade, Bristol
Oct 14th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Oct 15th – King Tut’s, Glasgow
Oct 16th – The Wardrobe, Leeds
Oct 17th – Rough Trade, Nottingham

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Preview & Playlist: Visions Festival Announces Further Acts

With The Great Escape kicking off this weekend, we’re all getting well and truly in the mood for festival season!

Our favourite East London festival, Visions, is back for its sixth year on Saturday 4th August, and has now announced even more fantastic acts to add to their line up, in addition to the first wave.

Taking place across different warehouse venues, arts spaces and churches in London Fields, Visions promotes an eclectic array of new music, as well as a host of craft beers, street food stalls, record fairs, and even a dog show!

Now, to add to the likes of Chastity Belt, Duds, Girlhood and Sampa The Great, Visions have added a host of new artists to the bill, including Marika Hackman, Yak, Sorry, Lone and No Age, as well as announcing Milk – a club night curated by Foals’ Yannis Phillipakis.

In addition, Visions is thrilled to announce that FUCKED UP will return to the UK on Friday 3rd August to play a special Visions Presents Friday event with special guests to be announced. This will be the band’s first London show in 3 years, ahead of them releasing their eagerly anticipated new album.

It’s clearly going to be another stellar year. See the full line up so far and ticket info at the Visions Festival website.

And, if you can’t wait until August, have a listen to our handy (newly updated!) playlist of our favourites from the line up:

Track Of The Day: Anteros – ‘Bonnie’

A staple of their live set from their very first shows, ‘Bonnie’ has proven to be an instant crowd-pleaser among Anteros’ loyal following. The track is a call to arms for women; asking them to stop competing against each other and unite in the face of adversity and intense media scrutiny.

Speaking about the track, which was produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Bloc Party), Anteros’ frontwoman Laura Hayden says: “We wrote ‘Bonnie’ about the pressures of being a girl in a world of people who never seem to be happy with what they have. It’s time to break away from that; to love and accept ourselves. To stop comparing ourselves to each other and work together. ‘Bonnie’ is our tribute to girls.”

We’re in the process of learning all the words to ‘Bonnie’ as we type, and we reckon you should learn them too…

Follow Anteros on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut