history of apple pieArtist: The History of Apple Pie
Release: Feel Something 
Label: Marshall Teller Records 
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

Feel Something’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Out Of View’ debut, features eleven brand new tracks including new single ‘Tame’, indie hit Don’t You Wanna Be Mine and iTunes exclusive track Shake featuring Gary Jarman of The Cribs. Recorded over the last few months at Sublime Studios in London, like its predecessor, it was again produced and engineered by the band’s Jerome Watson with additional engineering by Joshua Third of The Horrors and Charles Reeves. Formed three years ago, The History Of Apple Pie line up is centered around the songwriting partnership of Stephanie Min (Vocals) and Jerome Watson (Guitar) together with James Thomas (Drums), Aslam Ghauri (Guitar) and new recruit to the band Joanna Curwood (bass).

 

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olafArtist: Olof Arnalds
Release: Palme
Label: One Little Indian 
Genre: Pop – Folk

Palme – her fourth album in eight years – is Arnalds’ most warm, direct and otherworldly record yet, a fragile creation that’s nevertheless invested with bags of charisma and energy. It’s also her most collaborative venture, with two principal trusted collaborators and friends on board: Gunnar Örn Tynes (of electro-folk collective múm) and long-term musical foil Skúli Sverrisson (who counts Laurie Anderson and Ryuichi Sakamoto among his productions). The three-way collaboration has, for the first time in Arnalds’ career, made use of electronics.

 

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kerri wattArtist: Kerri Watt
Release:  Who’s Loving’ Me Now?
Label: 25 Hour Convenience Store  
Genre: Singer Songwriter 

Scottish born singer-songwriter Kerri Watt spent her formative years living between California and Glasgow, giving her a unique upbringing that has influenced her sound. She taught herself guitar while bored touring the UK as an actor, swapping a life of theatres for venues! She has spent the last two years gigging with her band across the UK including at Glastonbury Festival and has also played in America at LA’s legendary Whiskey A Go Go. Kerri is a dreamer, with a passion for space and a love of music.

 

 

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fumacaArtist: Fumaça Preta
Release: Fumaça Preta
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: Alternative 

FUMAÇA PRETA’s hard hitting, free-wheeling debut LP brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo and African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms. Beaming down from another planet and sonically stretching across decades, ‘FUMAÇA PRETA’ will be released on Soundway Records in September.

FUMAÇA PRETA (pronounced Foomassa Pretta – meaning Black Smoke) started as a studio experiment when Alex Figueira, a Portuguese-Venezuelan producer and percussionist, invited some old friends to join him in the tiny analogue studio he built on the back of his house in Amsterdam.

After producing 2 critically acclaimed 45s, Fumaça Preta continued to work in the Barracão Sound Laboratory, swiftly producing their debut album. All musical boundaries collapsed during recording as the band drew upon their vast array of varied influences.

Live, FUMAÇA PRETA becomes a quintet that swerves in and out of endless musical avenues but never loses the rock solid heavy psychedelic groove that drives them.

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