It’s time for some chill with Evening Space-tini!
That’s our new format post where we share the best tunes that helped us chill during the evening. Together with a nice cocktail and some good company of course.
For this first edition, we selected some artists and releases that really caught our attention during the last few weeks. Some of the artists are fairly new, yet their sound is already incredibly mature and we thought they definitely deserve a shout-out.
The sunset is showing up and the drink is ready.
Let’s begin the happy hour.
Alvvays – “Pharmacist”
Always have alvvays been so much fun to listen to… sorry I’ll rephrase that… ALVVAYS have always been so much fun to listen to. We are incredibly happy they finally return after 5 years of silence. Which they rightly took to spend time writing their upcoming album Blue Rev, which will be out in October.
We cannot wait to listen to the whole album, but in the meanwhile we can listen to their incredible new single “Pharmacist”. This song is an explosion of joy, expressed by every instrument in a psychedelic, weird yeat catchy way.
We are really not surprised this album took so long to finish, the production and sound design are incredible with synths that resemble vintage-sounding ones but always with a modern twist. The fuzzy and noisy guitars give the right punch to the song, remembering that being joyful doesn’t mean being too mellow.
Kristiane ft. Carol Ades – “Before The Night Is Over”
Kristiane might be a fairly new artist in the indie scene, anyway, she has an EP and different singles out already. Their third single of 2022 is the sad acoustic-infused tune “Before the Night Is Over”.
Melancholy has never been so bittersweet and the parts sung by Carol Ades, featured in this track, give this feeling a third dimension that goes over the song itself.
These two incredibly catchy vocalists showed us that artists don’t need to sound like other mellow pop/acoustic pop artists in order to do a solid yet catchy tune. The bass and guitar riffs and effects are curated into minimum details creating a very peculiar sound design, different from every other indie tune you might listen around.
Abby Sage – “Pool Party”
We dive into mysterious waters when we listen to Abby Sage. Her sound mixes dark synths with obscure and ethereal guitar tones. A perfect mix of sounds that excels on her last song “Pool Party”.
That’s her second single during this year, and the Nirvana-like riff perfectly matches the melancholic melody. The subtle choirs reminisce some works from Billie Eilish, anyway Abby Sage definitely steps on a darker path with a Grundge-era-sounding production.
The aggressive bass synth after the chorus and the sudden noise towards the end, winks to some Nine Inch Nails production, and this song would perfectly fit on a David Lynch movie or Tv-series, with its oneiric sound design and theme.
Bloomsday – “Voicemail”
After their first demo, out in 2019, Bloomsday finally put out a series of singles in 2022 which came together on their latest release “Place To Land”. That’s a solid album that conveys some of the emotions of Iris, the singer of the band, in a unique way.
The song we felt more connected to was “Voicemail”, an indie rock tune with a heart made of folk emotions. Raw and honest, that is a song that will stay in our heads for a very long time. The guitar riffs alternate the scene with the vocals in a very intelligent way, making them the main protagonist of the track.
It won’t be a surprise if we see this amazing duo playing a tour with Phoebe Bridgers or Julien Baker in the near future. That’s just their first release and they’re already living their mark in the indie scene.
BROCKHOFF – “Ever Since We Met”
BROCKHOFF is a fairly new music project based in Germany that recently put out its first EP “Sharks”. Born by the mind of a 22 years musician who used to live in a rural space god knows why in Germany, she started making music after moving to Hamburg.
We don’t know the name of this incredible artist, but we do know one thing: Brockhoff already sounds like a huge band that’s about to take over the world. With a sound that mixes pop rock and the latest indie productions of bands like Soccer Mommy.
Her last single “Ever Since We Met” out of the EP sounds like pure nostalgia and we loved it. If you grow up listening to rock music during the 90s, well that’s your jam, and you should miss this out.
Goldmyth – “Triptych”
Goldmyth is the music project born by the musician-producer and harpist Jenessa Smith. Yes, exactly, HARPIST, and she indeed plays the harp in the studio and lives. Now with a sick electronic harp, we are speechless.
That’s not because, if we think about harp we think about memes or lullabies, but because Jenessa is able to merge this instrument in a dreamy way without making you fall asleep. Instead, her last single “Triptych” will make you dance no stop. That’s a Dream Pop, almost dance song that reminisces the 80s sound in a way that doesn’t sound corny at all.
She’s already played with some big names in the game like MUNA, Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers. She is also about to release her first album by the end of 2022 and we are incredibly thrilled by this news.
Phoebe Go – “The Kid”
Last but not least for our first edition of Evening Space-tini we are going to introduce you to a new artist called Phoebe Go.
She’s very fresh in the music scene as a solo artist, and she indeed just released her second single called “The Kid”. Anyway, while she just started her solo career her presence in the music industry was already established from other two interesting and successful music projects: Snakadaktal and Two People.
Phoebe has music in her veins, that’s for sure. Working in three different music projects and till make consistent music is something not everyone is able to do. The production on her last tune perfectly merges some catchy yet melancholic vocals with dreamy electric and acoustic guitars. Phoebe probably will never stop making music, and until we are able to listen to her song our ears will be incredibly happy.