Weekly indie fuel
14 February 2023
Artist: SUMMIT OF THE BIG LOW
Who: The moniker of British musician Toby Uffindell-Phillips, who
was part of the early 00’s folktronica group Sound Sanctuary. His
songwriting and finger-picking guitar style have evolved into a
signature sound with a hazy, golden hour vibe.
New single: DUST
Cut from his forthcoming
self-titled album, out March 4.
TUTV: Dust is an affecting folk-pop reverie that streams as a brisk brook.
Sparkling, crystal clear, and glimmering in the sun. Its wistful tone, smooth
vocals and frisky finger-picking guitar play combine for a sweet little pearl.
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Who: Seattle-based singer-songwriter Solomon Arye Rosenschein who hit
the scene back in 2017 with instrumental songs. Only recently he started
to sing on his work. Seattle’s renowned radio station KEXP described his music
“as combining elements of heavy psych-rock, doom metal, post-rock, noise-rock,
Rosenschein: “I was ready to stop pulling punches and draw on all aspects of what
I’ve done throughout my life in music—from pop to metal and more esoteric fare.”
Track: COLD CASE.
An absolute highlight of his new, electrifying,
6-track EP Simple Mercies
TUTV: Expect a metallic-riff-roaring roller with a limbs-activating impact,
Black Sabbath-like droning and Rosenschein‘ self-assured vocals giving this
steamy slam extra punch. Touchdown.
(Photo credit: Petra Valdimardottir)
Artist: DYAN VALDÉS
Who: Cuban-American musician living in Berlin who
played/plays in several bands and works as a solo
New single: I REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID
TUTV: Following last year’s excellent debut album Stand this international
songstress returns with a nightmarish memory of a poisonous relationship.
With its agitated words-flowing drive it feels like Valdés wants to wash all
the BS away and move on. Mission accomplished.
“You took advantage of my youth
In order to be cruel
Took me years to realize
Always put me down
So that I would stick around
Told me how to look at the world
You were wrong about me
And what you see
Wish I could go back and tell that girl”
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Artist: DAN RUMSEY & THE DARK DAYS
Who: Seasoned British singer-songwriter of indie band
The Wytches who’s now occupied with sharing his solo work.
Track: THE GIRL I USED TO KNOW
TUTV: It’s the opening track of his New EP. A jangly pop song, twisting
and turning on its guitar-energising course. I wouldn’t be surprised if
is a fan of lemonhed Evan Dando who was an master in writing capricous love tunes
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Who: Alt songstress, originally from New York and
of Albanian, Irish and Greek descent.
New single: PRETEND
Zhaklina: “This song feels really vulnerable to share with the world, but
it’s been a necessary creation for my personal healing process. I hope this
song encourages you to look at your own wounds with compassion and
believe you are worthy of being true to yourself.”
TUTV: Zhaklina reflects on an experience of toxic masculintay on this
jungly resonating fast-slow bass-infused mediation. Middle finger to all
machos in this male-dominated world. Now!
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