[TGIF] The Songs of the Moon

Six tracks for a full moon, these are our favourite week releases.

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Thank God It’s Friday! And with it we bring six fresh releases capable of pleasing our ears in very distinctive ways. From the return of old favourites Embrace, to two raising eloquent singers and two new alternative surprising projects, finishing up with a hard to forget debut EP. These are our soundtracks for a full Moon.

EMBRACE – The Finish Line

Stripped down voice and some violins (well, and some drums). That’s all it takes to make one of the most beautiful songs 2017 has offered us to date. Embrace released The Finish Line on the 2nd of October following the recent announcement of their brand new album Love is a Basic Need (due on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl).

Isaac Gracie – One Night

Who doesn’t fall for a raspy voice such as Isaac‘s? One Night is the third track from his new EP, The Death Of You & I. The EP was released on the 29th of September. One Night was written alongside Mura Masa, and it is a beautiful indie piece. Starting off with a light flute that opens our ears for Isaac’s voice. After that entry, the single is a no-brainer.

Saint Clair – Amnesiac

Amnesiac is the first single to emerge from forthcoming EP D2 due out in late November this year. This follows the release of Saint Clair’s debut EP D1 earlier this year. According to Saint Clair, Amnesiac is about desperately anticipating sleep in order to escape reality and live in your dreams instead; being transported to a place where everything is untouched and reimagined. And Rahm captured this world perfectly through his dreamy production.

Moniker – Fallouts

Moniker are Jordan Scott, Austin Ruhf and Jamie Ingraham. Fallouts is the first advance of their sophomore album Good Bye Waste Land. It sounds like if The National and Courtney Barnett had a child. A odd-listening but hugely fulfilling listening experience about relationships down fall and how they are somewhat inevitable since the rupture point. The song’s indie background also resembles Mac DeMarco, with the bass and the drums ensuring the main nurturing and convincing role. Oh, it tastes like Summer too.

SEPHA – DYSTOP (EP)

SEPHA is the musical alter-ego of Joey Aybak a London-based singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer who is said to never pay rent anywhere he lives. His debut EP entitled DYSTOP is a reflect of his somewhat eclectic and random living, with incursions through several genres like R&B, freak-pop and nu-disco. The seven track long E.P. begins with Real Enough, for us the star of the record. A song which breaks notions and concepts about indie music. Songs like Hyperreels and Lotions sound more experimental while KREAMSODA and SKIN transpire some carnal vibes. But is the alternation between complex and simple indie tones and the surprising factor behind every song what really makes this debut shine.

Sophie Morgan – Annie (EP)

Sophie Morgan is a 22 year-old singer-songwriter from Liverpool whose debut EP entitled Annie was released today and already left us breathless. The four-song long record is both magical and relaxing. It encompasses her early influences from the likes of Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. All we can say is that we feel the influences on every single song. Hey Annie, the lead track, is a world-stopper which immediately sinks in our guts. The Sorry Song is a nice duet that ever feels grateful. The third song is a magically, revigorating and fenomenal cover of The Whole of the Moon by the Waterboys. The last one, Hymn for the Morning is sensible, gentile, and blue. Wonderfully crafted like the whole EP. Above perfect debut.

Enjoy your weekend!!

WtMM team.

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