Song of the Day: Peach Baby – Velvet

Hailing from Malmo, at the southern tip of Sweden, Peach Baby first met more than 700km away – while completing a one-year course in ssongwriting at a folk high school in the city of Bollnäs. All singers and all with ideas of their own, Moa McAllister, Elenoor Rovers and Judith Stocks came together with a shared vision: to tap into classic indie rock blueprints and remould them in their own image, reimagining melodic, guitar-based songwriting and imbuing it with a punk aesthetic. 
 
«We were thinking about the concept of rock and who it belongs to,» says Stocks. «The idea was to try to make it our own. How do three different singers start a rock band? It began as there people playing together and became three leaders playing together.» With no clear frontperson, all three members sing on different tracks, which are written together. «In the beginning it was more about trying on new clothes every time, figuring out what kind of sound we were comfortable we were with,» relates Rovers, who singles out Haim’s intra-band democracy as a key influence. «Now, it’s about trying to rotate the responsibility between all three of us.» Enjoy!

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Song of the Day: Corbu, Jimi Goodwin – Lost & Found

Brooklyn dream-psych duo Corbu have teamed up with one of their heroes, Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin. The result is Lost & Found, here’s what Jonathan Graves of the band states: «I wrote the chorus to myself, based on my experience of being adopted at 4 months old. I was kind of messed up and couldn’t calm myself down, and I realized a lot of it had to do with the first four months of my life. Your brain is still forming, and it’s an eternity for a baby when you don’t have anyone to connect with. Amanda and I think the song applies to everyone, to some extent – you have to learn to be your own parent and be your own friend.» Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Easy Wanderlings – Makin’ My Move

Having won both National and International awards, the Pune based collective have performed extensively across diverse spaces, from small intimate cafes to major music festivals in the country. Easy Wanderlings were one of the few bands from around the world invited to perform at the SXSW festival 2020 in Austin. In Jan 2020, they were awarded ‘The Best Band’, by Public Choice at the Indian Music Diaries Awards 2020. This is the collective’s 3rd release, after the debut Album, As Written in the Stars (2017), which was followed by the 2 track Ep, My Place to You (2019). Makin’ My Move talks about life in the digital dating era and how it has forever transformed modern love. The groovy bass and drums backed by an ageless guitar riff transports you to an underlit 70s dancefloor. The track uses modern electronica in tandem with Indian percussions, that set the mood for an inescapably catchy chorus. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Juliette Ashby and Carmen Pierri – Why

In collaboration with the Swedish music producer duo Roots in a Jar, Juliette Ashby creates bubbling magic in the form of appealing reggae songs with a nice vintage sound. The guest artists Aleks Syntek (Judge in The Voice, Mexico), Carmen Pierri (winner of The Voice, Italy) and Daniel Lemma (Swedish gold-selling artist) make the song Why complete, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Two Sevens – Two Sevens

London-based indie-electro-pop trio released Two Sevens, the title track from their eponymous mini-album, available for digital download. Here’s how they present the band: «We share a love of ’80s/90s tinged music. Sonya is also an actor and dancer with screen credits galore. Songwriter Matthew has collaborated with Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants), Daisy Chute, & Vedantha (August & After) amongst others. Paul provides the technical know how.» Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Jaand – Young Love

Jaand’s debut single Young Love is closely interwoven with a gentleness that sets her apart both as an artist and as a person. The result is a song of young love, and a journey into the unknown. Jaand takes a calm and relaxed approach to the creative process, with everything reduced to a minimum. The only other person involved in the single was the producer Marco Jeger (Dodo, Lo & Leduc, Nemo), allowing for a very direct and personal interpretation. Jaand travelled to Berlin with a demo of piano and vocals for the studio work – and came back to Basel a week later with the finished song. Young Love embodies precisely the blend of heaviness and lightness that is typical for Jaand, and is reflected in everything she creates.

Magazine / Issue #56

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Song of the Day: The Drums – When I Come Home

The Drums have not returned to enjoy the dazzling aura of indie darlings that enveloped everything they dispatched in their early days. Especially when they unveiled the mini Lp Summertime!, their very early peak: however they get, they never sounded fresher, magnetic and exciting. Their entire discography reserves moments of interest, including Brutalism. Enjoye When I Come Home! from their last collection of B-sides Mommy Don’t Spank Me!

Song of the Day: Bab L’ Bluz – El Gamra

Created in Marrakech in 2018, Bab L’ Bluz was born from the dream of propelling Guembri (the Gnawa’s Guitar) on the international music scene of contemporary music. A true tribute to the inexhaustible roots of Gnawa culture, irresistibly Psyche, undeniably Blues, bottle-fed at Funk, Bab L’ Bluz is a true intercontinental meeting point and here’s the single El Gamra. Enjoy!