The Playback – October and November

We’re back with five more artists to satiate your new music consumption needs. Welcome to The Playback. These hot new releases come forged from deep within the chilly months of October and November and we present them to you for your aural pleasure. Bon Appétit!

Easy Life – Pockets

Easy Life are five young chaps from the East Midlands making music that has plenty of fun mixing genres and styles. Clean jazzy guitars chime with Hip-Hop rhythms and spoken word vocals collide in this chilled choon. “Pockets” is just the first offering from an upcoming EP picked up by the super “down with the kids” label Chess Club Records (also home to the achingly cool MØ and Hinds) and it’s a very promising launch pad for the group who next play The Bodega in Nottingham on the 8th of December.

Totally – Moonlit Memory

“Moonlit Memory” is the new single from London based group Totally. Harking back to the 60’s with their tight four part vocal harmonies, jangly guitars and haunting organ sound, Totally have produced a sweet tear-jerker of a pop song. Confessional lyrics are given life by lead singer Jade’s vulnerable and introspective delivery. You can catch them playing at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington on the 13th of December ahead of the physical single release on Wild Horse Records.

Melissa Whiskey – Billin Remix ft Inch

The UK R&B scene has a new voice to take notice of. Having signed her first publishing deal before even releasing a track Melissa Whiskey’s musical journey has been a story of relentless progression so far. It’s easy to hear why as she has some seriously soulful chops, showcased excellently on this new track. Packed with hooks and earworm worthy vocals, “Billin” is a hot and heavy banger perfectly crafted for dancing up close to. As a taster for her upcoming debut EP “Moon + The Sky” this track sets the bar high.

Abattoir Blues – Blinded

Brighton based Nick Cave enthusiasts Abattoir Blues share the title track from their debut EP “Blinded”. Hit play and be hit by an instant wall of wailing guitars before being built up by the post punk equivalent of a good old fashioned drum roll. Front man Harry is full of beans as he howls and snarls with exacerbation whilst the rest of the band keep ramping up the energy levels. The EP is out now, released via the Telharmonium label.

Sands – Let’s Run

Sands is the moniker of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Sands. With “Let’s Run” Andrew serves us up a satisfying slice of Badly Drawn Boy inspired Brit-Pop nostalgia. Medleys of melodies play amongst melancholic verses and echoing voices. The descending piano hook will burrow itself deep inside your head and the dueling lead guitars at the end will have you nodding along triumphantly.