LISTEN: Madame So – ‘Who Are We To Judge?’

Experimenting with shoegaze elements and exploring her wonderful vocal range, Madame So has shared her latest single ‘Who Are We To Judge?’. Following on from previous releases ‘Generation Y’ and ‘You Say’, this new offering sees the Paris-born, London-based songwriter re-tracing memories of her hedonistic youth, whilst also encouraging listeners to show compassion to the youth of today.

Through the gently repeated lyric “Who are we to judge?” and her hazy guitar sounds, Madame So allows space for reflection and acceptance. “Who are we to judge what they say? / There isn’t just one way,” she reiterates, urging listeners to remember their own adolescent lives and to stretch their understanding of what it means to be young now. The single is accompanied by a colourful lyric video centred around an illustration of Madame So by Brazilian artist, Jesso Alves.

Watch the video for the track below and follow Madame So on Facebook & bandcamp for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Get In Her Ears w/ Grave Goods 24.09.20

Kate was back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week spinning loads of new tunes from women and non-binary artists, including tracks by People ClubPercolator, Dream Nails, Planningtorock, CMAT, Daniela Andrade, Penelope Trappes, Gazelle Twin and King Hannah.

She also caught up with Sarah, Lois and Phil from Grave Goods to talk about how the band first got together, and their recent contribution to an upcoming compilation album of Irish artists called A Litany Of Failures: Vol III, which is set for release on 2nd October.

Listen back here:

Tracklist
Noga Erez – YOU SO DONE
Æ MAK – hey driver (!)
CMAT – I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby!
Fenne Lily – I Used To Hate My Body But Now I Just Hate You
Everything and Everybody – Lifequake
Planningtorock – Transome
April – Watching You Disappear
Daniela Andrade – K.L.F.G
Aunty Social – Crack a Deal (jennylee remix)
Gazelle Twin – Glory
Penelope Trappes – Eel Drip
King Hannah – Creme Bruleé
Technoir – Haters Hate
Lucia & The Best Boys – Perfectly Untrue
Grave Goods – Juice
**Grave Goods interview**
Percolator – Freshin
GHXST – P.U.R.R
People Club – Lay Down Your Weapons
Grand Pax – Wavey
Potpourri – Postcards
Dream Nails – Kiss My Fist
Genevieve Miles – Magic Man
Voodoo Radio – Eat Your Words
Ultraísta – Tin King
Lady Gaga – 911
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love

Track Of The Day: Lucia & The Best Boys – ‘Perfectly Untrue’

Following their Eternity EP earlier this year, Lucia & The Best Boys have already announced the release of a brand new EP, and shared a heartfelt new single taken from the collection.

Showcasing the impassioned, swooning vocals of front woman Lucia Fairfull, ‘Perfectly Untrue’ is propelled by gritty hooks and a fierce, swirling emotion. Laying bare a raw, heartfelt splendour and dark majestic melancholy, it’s an instantly catchy slice of anthemic indie-rock. Of the track, Lucia explains:

When you are in a weird or dark headspace you see many versions of yourself that you didn’t even know existed. Perfectly Untrue’s “Happy Go Lucky” sound portrays the fake joy I push myself to feel in order to avoid the sad truth, which is displayed in the lyrics that are also coated in glitter and glamour – “dressed up in gold” and “dance until I die”.”

 

Lucia & The Best Boy’s new EP The State Of Things is out 9th October via Sweet Jane Recordings. And the band will be supporting Dream Wife on their 2021 April/May tour. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Oli Erskine

Video Premiere: NUUXS – ‘Laundry’

Following acclaim from the likes of Annie Mac, Clash and BBC Introducing for 2019’s Redtape Mixtape, London-based artist NUUXS has now shared a vibrant new video.

Propelled by a soulful, sparkling energy, ‘Laundry’ offers a poignant reflection on the domestic pressures that many in society face. Flowing with a shimmering heartfelt groove, danceable glitchy beats and luscious sultry vocals, it’s an uplifting sun-strewn slice of alt-pop. Of the track, NUUXS explains:

Having observed my mum, the once vivacious ballerina, turn into a very tired woman with severe back pains from all the heavy duty washing she was doing, I could see why some might turn to alcohol as a form of solace. So I guess this song is me being pissed off with how society can be, and how the government can be. This is the time more than ever that we should see community being at the forefront of leadership.

‘Laundry’ is accompanied by an artfully created kaleidoscopic new video, hand-painted by animator Charlie Cross. Speaking more about the video, NUUXS expands:

“… it’s inspired by the metaphorical concept for ‘Laundry’, including the idea of “stress is a killer” being shown in the bloodstream and the countdown on the actual washing machine itself representing “the pressure is on”, referring to the pressures of life as we know it.”

Watch the new video for ‘Laundry’ now:

‘Laundry’ is the 3rd single from NUUXS’ forthcoming debut album Heirloom.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles