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Froggi Bo – BEyOND Truth (+ Famsmary)

BEyOND Truth is rad. It would be an understatement to say the lyrics are sublime, the delivery is really poetic, and I think Froggi Bo could make any phrase sound like a piece of modern Shakespearean scripture (maybe). Combine this with a feeling of melancholy and a couple of guitars and you end up with a track that felt quite personal to me.

The more I think about it the more it sounds similar to a Courtney Barnett deep cut, when she’s in a storytelling mood – but without the Australian accent.

I also really like Slow It Down and the solo version of Windows on Froggi’s SoundCloud page – go explore.

And then there’s the band Froggi’s in – Famsmary. Some of the bigger sounding tracks, where the Famsmary team operate as one entity, have some cool sounds going on. I love the fade-in on Portabello (fade-in’s are used enough people!) and the re-worked Windows sounds so rhythmic with THAT bass line. Oh, and big shout out to the Paper Weights track as well.

Check out Famsmary’s self titled EP on Bandcamp.

10 Commandments out of 10

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Lisa Salvo – Free

This track came out back in November of last year – but we don’t care, it’s unbelievably good.

The sombre guitar riff is unstoppable, this is a hazy night walk into the oblivion.

All thoughts are suspended as Lisa’s words glide by numbly: “I am just neutral and trying to do as I should”. Even the guitar solo evokes words such as “like you know, whatever”.

To be listened to after dark.

10 Commandments out of 10

 

 

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Zooz – Redeem

Zooz are a “slack collective” from our very own London town.

Zooz sound laid back, they sound like they’re all sitting in bean bags feeling sad – but that isn’t a bad thing, bean bags are never a bad idea. The entire track just comes across with supreme confidence – it’s a haunting, emotional ballad.

Redeem leaves us cold, with that ghostly repeated closing mantra “but I was never enough“, fading further and further behind.

I hope Zooz have found closure.

9 Commandments out of 10.

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Blue Movies – Kuroi Karasu

Do not listen to this unless dusk is upon ye.

London based duo Blue Movies don’t do sunshine and smiles.

Kuroi Karasu is taken from their Cassette EP that came out last year, and at nearly 8 minutes in length it’s a hell of a jam, and a hell of a hug.

Kuroi Karasu can change your mood, just like that *clicks internet fingers*, and that moment where the bass builds in around 3:20…*pauses for reflection*…just sounds beautiful.

These guys are good – they also obviously do great Black Sabbath covers.

9 Commandments out of 10

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