Jamiroquai – Cloud 9 [video]

What would happen if you crossed the video for ‘Cosmic Girl’ with the sound of ‘A Funk Odyssey’ (don’t worry this isn’t a terrible joke)? This…

With the new album ‘Automaton’ due at the end of March we got treated to another video today, this time for the track ‘Cloud 9’. Excited doesn’t even come close.

Jynx – Saffron City [EP]

Eugh! How did we let this one slip through in January. We heard Jynx remixing for Alyss on her cracker ‘T S I E R’ last year and now we can enjoy a release of their very own with the ‘Saffron City’ EP.

The mood moves from mellow on ‘Ember’ to a mysterious darkness on ‘Calm Mind’. Cleverly chopped vocals blend in seamlessly to round out the sound.

The Pale White

It’s Sunday and we’re feeling generous so today we’re giving you two tracks from a new band to us. They’re a three piece from Newcastle upon Tyne and they make ear worm worthy throwback rock. First up we have ‘That Dress’.

This track feels like a guilty pleasure with it’s slight pop take on a tried and tested rock format. But hey, we’ve found ourselves listening to it on a loop so feel no shame. Applause to Drums Eat Everything for bringing us to this one.

Next up we have the official debut single ‘Reaction’. The vibe’s pretty similar with its singalong chorus preceding guitar lick fire that comes through post-chorus.

Let’s see what 2017 brings for these gents.

Dutch Uncles – Big Balloon

South Manchester four piece Dutch Uncles are back with their fifth album offering; ‘Big Balloon’. The alt-math-rock badge that has been slapped on them in the past still stands. Intricate guitar licks pepper the album, firing left to right in the stereo field to keep your mind alert.

There’s hints of 80s Bowie in the chorus of ‘Combo Box’ whist at the same time offering a taste of funk with its bassline. The bass sound achieved across the album is expansive and infectious, pushing you through each track on which it features, notably the 1-2 chug of the fun feeling ‘Oh Yeah’.

There are more reflective moments too; ‘Achameleon’ is simple in its construction starting with just a piano riff a vocal. The addition of strings, hints of choral vocals and splashes of other sounds as you journey through the song raise the tension and interest but at no stage is the message of the vocal overshadowed.

It’s another strong showing, an album that gets more enjoyable with every listen. Go grab a copy from their website today.