Another weekend, another playlist for your ears from our music editor Lulu. Enjoy the sun (or rain, who knows, it’s England after all) and have a good one. Don’t forget to share the list and tweet @AfterNyne.
Meadowlark – Fly (Walton Hoax Remix)
Following the release of ‘Eyes Wide’ which saw strong support from BBC Radio 1 (R1 Introducing Playlist, Huw Stephens,Annie Mac weeknight slot, Phil Taggart) and XFM (Jo Good’s ‘Shock of the New’, John Kennedy), Bristol-based duo Meadowlark are set to release new single ‘Fly’ (produced by Oh Wonder’s Ant West) on 10th July through Believe Recordings.
Nai Harvest – Ocean of Madness
Nai Harvest has always had a habit of surprising people, whether by surpassing their sonic expectations of a two piece or by effortlessly skipping between genres. Racing through ‘80s and ‘90s-influenced indie rock, their recent album Hairball (Released April 2015) is propulsive and elastic, taking sharp turns into hazy garage punk and feedback-laden grunge.
The Watermelons – Best of You
Hailing from Brighton, The Watermelons are four piece indie-pop band; Toby Bain (Vocals & Guitar), David Kelly (Vocals & Bass), Sam Salkeld (Lead Guitar) Matthew Wagstaff (Drums). Citing inflences such as Paul Simon, Little Comets and Bombay Bicycle Club, The Watermelons mix upbeat dancey riffs with melodic and thoughtful vocals.
Caravan Palace – Comics
Instrumentalists and studio wizards Charles Delaport, Hughes Payen, Antoine Toustou and Arnaud Vial together with Zoe Colotis, Camille & P-M have created a retro-futuristic sound-bed. ‘Comics’, an irresistible masterpiece of hip-hop synth-jazz and the first taster from the new album, was first revealed on June 22nd . Caravan Palace have recently announced a European tour that will include a run of UK dates this December. A band whose appeal has grown off-radar, appreciated for both their musical virtuosity and their sheer ability to deliver a ballistic good time.