Harvey Causon – Frisson

#NewMusic from Bristol, England

Yes we are big fans of Harvey Causon. The latest offering from this Bristol based vocalist is ‘Frisson’, a tranquil blend to see in the change in season. Once again his unique vocal stylings shine.

Buy it here and follow him on Twitter.

Cabrakid – Make This World Make Sense [EP]

#NewMusic from Norwich, England

We fell for the conscious lyrical streams of High Priest Cabrakan and the hip-hop flavoured shuffles produced by Allergy Kid when we reviewed their Busy With Another release late last year. So it was very pleasing to wake up this morning safe in the knowledge that there would be new Cabrakid music to binge on.

There’s an effortlessness to HPC’s flow that is almost soothing. You find that you cannot, not listen to what he has to say. Add to this the fact that you can follow his every word due to his on point annunciation, positions him as an emcee well above others in his peer group.

The production on this EP retains the smoky jazz bar feel of the previous release but brings in some more digital elements to blend with the analogue authenticity that resonates throughout.

There’s a Sa-Ra Creative Partners style bass bounce to ‘When I Need You’ that complements perfectly the vocal features of William Sanders and Zebedee.

The glassy, underwater feel of ‘Both Hands Free’ provides yet another perfect backdrop for the collection of voices that shine through. This time additional lines comes from (DnV favourite) Harvey Causon, William Sanders once again and froots.

Cabrakid ‘Make This World Make Sense’ is out now. You’d be a mug not to get a copy.

4 Must See Acts – Dot to Dot Bristol (2017)

#FestivalPreview Our ‘4 Must See Acts’ playing at Dot 2 Dot Festival in Bristol

Day 2 of 3 in our round up of “Must See Acts” at Dot 2 Dot Festival. Once again, we’ve joyfully listened through tracks by every act to bring you our pick of the bunch. Today it’s 4 crackers that will be gracing the stages of the Bristol leg on Saturday 27 May.

Stone Cold Fiction (@stonecoldtweets)

They describe their sound as “swampy-blues-rock”. That works for us! There are moments of intimacy and flourishes of intricacy peppered in between the high tempo riffage and smash-the-shit-out-of-the-kit drumming. This will be a fun gig.

Where: The Lanes, 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE
Showtime: Saturday 27 May @ 13:30

Harvey Causon (@HCauson)

We’ve had an eye on young Harvey for a while after listening to some of his work through link ups with Maya Law and Cabrakid. Indie-pop over an ethereal bed of sounds and a voice that feels as if its pleading and pained, but that you cannot tear yourself away from.

Where: Fopp, 29-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD
Showtime: Saturday 27 May @ 17:30

4th Project (@4th_Project)

Quite literally the first band we reviewed and we were sold from the start. Otherworldly ambience, shimmering guitar lines and a vocal that holds you in right until the last breath.

Where: BrewDog, 58 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1QW
Showtime: Saturday 27 May @ 18:30

Milo’s Planes (@MilosPlanes)

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! How a band is able to pack so much power, energy and grunt into a 1:21 song is beyond us. Milo’s Planes however have that locked down. It’s noisy parcels of guitar, bass and drum based havoc that has to seen live.

Where: The Gryphon, 41 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AP
Showtime: Saturday 27 May @ 20:30

Different ends of the musical spectrum this bunch, but all mega in their own right. Don’t miss them if you’re there.