Video Premiere: BABYTEETH – ‘Cocoon’

Following the success of previous single ‘Shame’ and receiving acclaim from the likes of Kerrang! and BBC Radio 1, London band BABYTEETH are back with a fiery new tune.

With distinct shades of nineties legends such as Garbage or Fiona Apple, ‘Cocoon’ rages with the gritty vocals of Camilla Roholm, alongside deliciously scuzzy riffs. Oozing a whirring anthemic power and nostalgic grunge-infused energy, it’s an instant earworm, set to have you singing along on first listen. Of the track the band explain:

“It’s about how we’re sometimes addicted to making bad choices because they’re the more exciting. It’s also about how powerful it can be to decide to feel gratitude for all the shitty experiences, as they’ve turned you into a stronger version of yourself. It’s about personal rebirth, and remaking.

Watch the somewhat dark, and unashamedly retro, new video for ‘Cocoon’ here:

Catch BABYTEETH live supporting none other than Adam Ant at The Roundhouse on 19th December.

Mari Lane

WATCH: HAVVK – ‘Always The Same’

Ahead of their single launch show tomorrow at Servant Jazz Quarters, GIHE faves HAVVK have shared a striking new video for their latest single ‘Always The Same’.

Addressing society’s gender norms and the everyday worries of safety women face because of their gender, ‘Always The Same’ asks men to question their sense of entitlement and imagine what it’s like to walk down the same street in a woman’s shoes. Perhaps more explicitly gritty than previous offerings, it flows with frontwoman Julie’s trademark celestial vocals, but with a raw, emotion-strewn edge, creating an immense sense of urgency within its soaring soundscape. Building to a stirring, punchy climax, it’s an utterly gripping creation from a band continually combining activism with their unique musical prowess. Of the track, Julie expands:

It’s only in recent years that it’s occurred to me how many of my daily decisions are made with this unconscious effort of weighing up safety and I’ve started to imagine what daily life would be like without a constant sense of caution ready to bubble to the surface.

Featuring original footage from psychology and relationship videos from the ’50s, with Julie explicitly dismissing these outdated gender roles by scribbling over the projections, the new video for ‘Always The Same’ is a visually exquisite offering with an intensely poignant message. Watch it here:

And don’t miss HAVVK live at Servant Jazz Quarters tomorrow night, along with other beauties After London and Rookes. Doors at 8pm. Tickets and info here.

Mari Lane

Track Of The Day: Carolyn’s Fingers – ‘Twice Born’

Having wowed us with previous singles ‘Her Howl’ and ‘Vapour’, and totally charmed us with their hypnotic live set at The Finsbury last year, queer-romantica-electro band Carolyn’s Fingers are back with a wonderfully trippy new video.

Flowing with an eerie, captivating power, ‘Twice Born’ is filled with all the essential symbols that make up Carolyn’s Fingers – flowers, saliva, raves, lights and chokers… Propelled by pounding beats, it interweaves majestic glitchy hooks with soaring ethereal vocals to create a truly spellbinding soundscape. Oozing its twinkling, haunting splendour, it’s sure to cast its spell over you in an instant with its euphoric, yet somewhat disconcerting, power.

Watch the rather magnificent, self-directed self-produced video for ‘Twice Born’ here:

Mari Lane

Premiere: Alice Robinson – ‘Rise’

Having already charmed crowds at a number of Irish festivals including Carrickmacross Arts Festival and Gothic Species Festival, Louth-based artist Alice Robinson is now ready to share her spellbinding debut single.

Exploring the theme of inequality in modern society, ‘Rise’ oozes an overwhelming, stirring emotion. Flowing with twinkling hooks and Robinson’s soaring, cinematic vocals, it’s driven by a subtle, haunting power and grandiose ethereal aura. Bringing to mind the beguiling musicality of the likes of Tori Amos or PJ Harvey, ‘Rise’ is an epic, and truly immersive, debut from the Irish songwriter.

Watch the surreal new video for ‘Rise’ here:

Catch Alice Robinson live at Fibber Magees, Dublin on 29th November.

Mari Lane

WATCH: Bugeye – ‘Is This Love?’

Having already received praise and airplay from the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio, ‘Is This Love?’ is the new single from Croydon’s (and our) favourite Disco Punks Bugeye.

Accompanied by a homemade psychedelic new video, ‘Is This Love?’ is a twisted play on the theme of love, taking inspiration from Donna Summer’s ’80s club anthem ‘I Feel Love’. Racing with raging, synth-driven hooks and a fierce punk grit, it’s a colourful, and completely infectious, funk fuelled anthem. Guaranteed to get you up and moving on first listen, ‘Is This Love?’ showcases Bugeye at their most animated, with the soaring vocals of front woman Angela Martin at their most powerful, with shades of the likes of Gossip’s Beth Ditto.

Watch the vibrant new video for ‘Is This Love?’ here:

Catch Bugeye live:

15th September – The Camden Mix Up, The Good Mixer, London (single launch)
22nd September – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
28th September – The Finsbury, London
18th October – Lady Luck Bar, Canterbury
27th October – Oxfam Gig, Camden

Mari Lane

Video Premiere: KOSCHKA – ‘The Flood’

No newcomer to the music scene, and already the lead singer of indie-electro quartet Nausica, Berlin-based artist KOSCHKA has now announced her debut album – a collection containing a combination of originals and re-arrangements of classical German songs.

Taken from the upcoming album, new single ‘The Flood’ oozes a sweeping grandeur and haunting, majestic power. Inspired by themes of ephemeral love, acceptance and regret, it flows with twinkling keys as the impressive range of KOSCHKA’s resonating vocals soar across a luscious soundscape with an effervescent grace. Casting its spell over you in an instant, ‘The Flood’ is a truly spellbinding slice of poignant alt-pop, now with stirring visuals to match.

Of inspiration behind her writing, KOSCHKA explains:

“… I became mesmerised by Berlin’s spirit and started writing down everything I observed. Listening through the rich culture of classical songs and enjoying life, I began to start each day at my acoustic piano and just record instantly. No overthinking, just playing. I discovered a new way of composing; to tell relatable tales with a timeless character. Poetic, scary, uncertain, remarkable, direct, fragile and strong.

Watch the mesmerising new video for ‘The Flood’, for the first time, here:

‘The Flood’ is out now via Part Du Decor Records.

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