Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The VidList (International): Tusks, Weaves, Japanese Breakfast, Gordi

Tusks - Dissolve
Photo: Jodie Canwell

Tusks - Dissolve

Info: On our latest International VidList which brings you the best independent music videos from outside of Ireland, we kick off with London solo act Tusks, the moniker of dream-pop artist Emily Underhill. 'Dissolve' is the title-track from her debut album which will be released on the 13th of October on the One Little Indian label. 

We instantly delighted in both the song and video for 'Walkaway' (below) from Toronto indie-pop troupe Weaves, an injection of happiness coupled with contemplative tones for the win. The single is just released today and is taken from their forthcoming album Wide Open which drops on the 6th of October. 

Weaves - Walkaway

Our next vid is wonderful and pleasantly bizarre and it comes from Philadelphia's Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner) via the single 'Road Head'. The video has an 80's retro horror feel, but with a seemingly willing and collaborative victim. It comes from Zauner's sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, which was released just last month, and is getting plenty of headphone play from us over the last few weeks, also check out previous single / video 'Machinist' if you like what you're hearing.

Japanese Breakfast - Road Head

We wrap up with one of our favourite Australian artists, the amazing Gordi, all of whom's single releases in the lead up to the launch of her debut album Reservoir, which is out this Friday, 25th of August, have turned us upside down inside. 'Bitter End' caps a wonderful lead up to the debut LP, wrought with powerful emotion and one of the most unique voices in contemporary indie-folk, we're just in love with her sound, simple as that.

Gordi - Bitter End

Single: Orwells '84 - Eye For An Eye

Orwells '84 - Eye For An Eye

Orwells '84 - Eye For An Eye

Info: Dundalk act Orwells '84 create a sound of post pop psychedelia washed with influences from the roots of blues with a reverb laden backdrop. Their debut release has been anticipated by their peers on the Dundalk music scene for some time. The single 'An Eye For an Eye' is due to be released on the 3rd of September and will be available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify and Deezer. Led by Damien McKenna, Orwells '84 plan on following up the release on the 3rd Sept. with a vinyl and video combo to accompany the single.

Combining late-70's / early 80's ska with a tinge of neo-psychedelia, Orwells '84 introduce themselves with a vibrant and catchy debut single in the form of 'Eye For An Eye'. There are enough elements across the track to pique interest, and more importantly, the first buds of something which perhaps might grow into something special, all they need to do is let fly.

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Single: Will De Burca - It Shall Be Opened

Will De Burca - It Shall Be Opened

Will De Burca - It Shall Be Opened

Info: Dublin electronic artist Will De Burca released his second album, Embedded, at the beginning of May this year, and it was widely received with open arms by the online and offline music community. Counting among his fans 2FM's Dan Hegarty, and The Irish Times' Jim Carroll, last week DeBurca released a new single from the LP, 'It Shall Be Opened'. In our own review of the album we had described the track as having; "...a sharpness and clarity to the soundscapes De Burca asks us to partake in, on 'It Shall Be Opened' pinging effects and deliberate beats recall Public Service Broadcasting with a solid dash of LemonJelly."

You can read the full review here and listen to the entire album at the links below.

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