Crush of the Day

by / on November 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm / in Crush of the Day

Crush of the Day: Vance Joy – ‘From Afar’

Vance Joy has sold out every headline gig he’s ever played. While that number stands at just two, it is something to behold from an artist who is yet to release even an EP. The gentle-natured Melbournian unassumingly uploaded his first song, “Riptide”, to Soundcloud in May this year with no photo, no bio and seemingly, no ego. Within a […]

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by / on November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Crush of the Day, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Ben Howard – ‘Under the Same Sun’

I’ve forgotten how I chanced upon Ben Howard’s music – it could be through  Communion Music‘s recommendations or my random stalking of folk artists – nonetheless, I was more than happy to discover his music. With three releases under his belt: The Old Pine EP, my personal favourite Every Kingdom, and the recently released, The Burgh Island EP, Howard is proving to be […]

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by / on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 am / in Crush of the Day, Culture

Crush of the Day: Sweet Valley – ‘Eternal Champ’

  Now adopted by Nathan Williams (from Wavves) and his brother Joel for their latest musical project, the name ‘Sweet Valley’ is a throwback to the wildly popular 90’s book series revolving around blonde Californian twins Jessica and Elizabeth. Sibling parallels aside, Sweet Valley’s music also evokes shimmery summer vibes as its name suggests, mixing schizophrenic dashes of hip-hop beats, […]

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by / on November 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture

Crush of the Day: Frost – ‘Something New’

‘Something New” by Frost – a spooky and perfectly directed videoclip.

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by / on November 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture

Crush of the Day: Rangleklods – ‘Cough’

Rangleklods aka Esben Andersen is a bit of a bee and honey aficionado and sees bees as the perfect correlation of order and chaos; hence the album title Beekeper.

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Milo Greene – ‘Cutty Love’

I know the post says Crush of the Day, but Milo Greene has been my crush for weeks – months even. I’ve basically babbled about the indie folk quintet to my friends and acquaintances (strangers, even) so I see no point why you guys shouldn’t hear about them too.  Composed of four members beautifully harmonizing on vocals: Robbie Arnett, Graham […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Crush of the Day, Dance / Electro

Crush of the Day: Trust – ‘Shoom’

  Trust is a French political-rock band from the 80s. But it’s also a project-band from Robert Alfons, based in Toronto. ‘Shoom’ has been haunting me for a few days now – it is a pretty dark and heavy track, that doesn’t put you in the right mood but that you still want to listen again, and again. (That applies […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Dance / Electro, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Techy Romantics – ‘Escape’

Bagging the pleasure of opening for Foster the People on their first concert in Manila was chillelectro band, Techy Romantics.  Composed of Camille Besinga (vocals), Ryan Villena (guitar), and Dondi Virrey (rhythm and beats), the Pinoy Indie band definitely started the night right: getting everyone up on their feet, dancing and bopping their heads along to their infectious beats. With their impressive live […]

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by / on October 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: PINS – ‘Say to Me’

Today I opened video streaming service Cull.tv, and the first random video displayed was kind of hypnotizing. Impossible to find the band on Facebook, PINS might be too close to Pinterest. These 4 girls are from Manchester, UK and interesting enough, The Guardian says that “they’re the most Brooklyn band ever to come from Manchester.” ‘Say to Me’ – 2 blondes […]

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