Influential blog, Basement Fever, hijacks amazingtunes.com today with three musical gems for you! Your pensmith is founder, Jake May. Just over a year old (the blog, not Jake), it’s his platform for sharing some of the best new music from the UK and beyond that he stumbles upon. Third and final tip:
Like those ‘Escape To The Country’ type programmes, my third and final selection is what we’ll call THE WILDCARD. (Did you that sense of excitement make its way to you there? I hope so.)
Not WILD in the sense that the band were in fact formerly a water tower – converted into living accommodation with the latest green technologies to become an environmentally friendly home and economically sensible investment – but in the sense that I only first heard them last week. Okay so that’s actually a bit at TAME but, please, forgive me?
Pandr Eyez are a boy-girl duo from London making music that will probably have words like “rad”, “fresh”, and “slick” chucked at it, and if I myself was a new genre inventor I might suggest RnBgothgaze, or something equally as peculiar. The fact of the matter is that they’re making interesting music and writing good songs. Songs that are dark yet exciting; experimental yet listenable; ‘goth’ yet ‘pop’. Or something like that.
Keep an eye on these over the next few weeks and months, and watch out for an upcoming EP out through Cascine. In the mean-time feel free to cast an eye over the likes of even more artists, like: YRRS, Tashaki Miyaki, Gorgeous Bully, Halls, Bos Angeles, YOOFS, Gum, Crushed Beaks, and Dolfinz.
So that’s it for the Basement Fever hijack. If you enjoyed Jake’s musings there’s plenty more at his site. Make your way over. We’ll have more blog hijacks for you soon.