14 November 2022
Artist: THE CORAL SEA
Who: California-based singer-songwriter Rey Villalobos.
Single: YOUR FEATHERS UP
From new album ‘Golden Planet Sky’, out 20th January 2023
Villalobos: “I was floating around the city at the time, in a blurry dream state, contemplating all the time spent and wasted on imposters. Encapsulated perfectly
in the lyrics “I am feeling lost and weighted, superficially unrelated, fix me up I’m tired
of waiting I’m jaded ugly so outdated, I’m gone, I’m gone.” I am feeling lost and weighted, superficially unrelated, fix me up I’m tired of waiting I’m jaded ugly so outdated, I’m gone,
Your Feathers Up is vitriolic and fast paced, blending deep guitar riffs recalling
the fervent songs of Arcade Fire, with a lush, dreamier Americana hue.
TUTV: This is an addictive groove with a catching flow, near-whispering vocals
growing in avid intensity along the way and a sticky chorus. All elements for
a top tune.
Band: JUSTINE PAYNE & CO.
Who: Musician, composer and performer, describing himself
as a “natural born underdog.” With over 15 years of experience
in the industry
Track: TOGETHER AS ONE
Payne describes how his life is changing throughout the song, but no amount
of fame or distraction could deviate him from the one he loves. The tender lyrics
contrast in the baddest way possible with Justine‘s gritty delivery.
TUTV: Expect a slow-burning slacker cracker with poignant Dinosaur Jr echoes and
garage rock reverberation stoked up by cranked-up guitars. As the song progresses
Payne spellbinding voice takes over. Breathtaking.
Tune in here…
Who: Hamilton-based indie dream pop quartet.
Track: WASTE MY TIME
Their 3rd single. A song written before the band ever came together.
Lead vocalist Chrys and guitarist Mom used to perform as an acoustic
ukulele-guitar duo before starting Linebeck.
It was inspired by modern dating in the digital age and the misgivings
that come along with it. The lyrics in “Waste My Time” speak to the feelings
of fear and reservation in the beginning stages of a relationship – wanting to
protect yourself before getting too invested, and asking for open and honest communication before putting your heart on the line.
TUTV: Amplified dream pop spiced with
shoegazy guitar layers and crystal vocals.
Band: VELVET BEACH
Who: An indie trio from Toronto, fusing a wide range of sonic elements with
emotive lyrics, the band arrives at a unique sound through each member.
Track: HOME (IS IT TRUE?)
Lead vocalist Matias Gutierrez was inspired to write the song after reading an article
about the effects of the pandemic on the lives of independent artists in North America.
He sympathized with the feelings of frustration and helplessness particularly through his own experiences during the pandemic and feeling like he wasn’t in control of his own life.
It’s a soul-stirring pearl of a ballad. The combination of twinkling guitar
play, a spine-chilling cadence, and melancholic vocals work grippingly.
Think Lou Barlow and Sebadoh at their dreary best.
Artist: TIRED COSSACK
Who: Canadian singer-songwriter
Single: LILAC PAIN
This song isn’t written by J Mascis, but
it could have been. Similar mix of slacker
rock and shoegaze vibrations. Electricity.
TIRED COSSACK: Instagram