photo via Tom Bailey’s Facebook Page.
Soulful crooner Tom Bailey is one of those artist who sings from their soul. No gimmicks, no stunts, just honest and pure music.
Bailey’s newly released single, ‘Wishin’ is a perfect track to vibe out to and ‘close your eyes and open your heart‘ as it says in the song description. The London based artist has a stunning cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough‘ and most recently a cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up,’ which you should check out.
Check out ‘Wishin’ below and then head to Bailey’s Soundcloud page to follow the talented neo-soul artst.]]>
Childish Gambino covers one of his favorite R&B’s cuts, Tamia’s ‘So Into You‘ for his Triple J ‘Like a Version’ performance.
The clip begins with Gambino talking in his bedroom voice to the show hosts describing why he picked the track. The actual performance begins around the 1:19 mark. Childish Gambino does the track justice and has us yearning for when R&B was relevant on the charts and our stereo systems. Kids do your homework and check up on who Tamia is (besides Grant Hill’s wife) and old heads reminisce to this one.
Australian singer/songwriter Matt Corby has released his first song in nearly two years – ‘Monday’ is a soulful and spine tingling gospel song and a bold step away from his previous releases.
Corby has spent the past few years in home studios all over the world, ending up in a cottage in rural NSW Australia where he wrote and recorded the debut album due out early next year via Elektra Records.
“It has been about two years since I released any music…. Enough time has passed now for me to clear my head of everything that I’ve done before and have the balls to do it again. It’s not a very good thing to say but that’s kind of the truth.
Monday is about being able to appreciate where you are and thinking that maybe you don’t need anything much to depend on, you just need accept what’s going on right now x”
Matt’s previous releases Brother and Resolution have had a combined Youtube views of 10 million and his previous EPs have combined sales of 1. 5 million global sales.
Stream Matt Corby’s ‘Monday’ below.
Matt Corby will be heading on his first national tour in two years in November, treating audiences to his new material as well as some classics.
Catch the dates and venues below.
Monday 2 November – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Wednesday 4 November – HQ, Adelaide
Friday 6 November – Metropolis, Fremantle
Monday 9 November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Monday 16 November – Metro Theatre, Sydney]]>
September 2015 has come and gone, which also means RIP to Summer 2015 (you will be missed). We reflect on the albums of the month that made September memorable. A couple of sophomore albums were released this month; one coming from our favorite Scottish act, Chvrches, to Lawrence brothers, Disclosure releasing what seemed to be every song from their album before it dropped, and finishing up with New York based act Empress Of. We got an self-titled debut from Natasha Khan of Bat of Lashes side group, Sexwitch.
We also received debut albums from Cafe staples, Kwabs, with Love + War and Meg Myers‘ ‘I hate you, I love you’ album titled ‘Sorry.’ For added measure we gave you guys a bonus album this month from Big Grams, which is the super group of Phantogram and Big Boi. Scroll down and stream our September 2015 albums in rotation via Spotify.
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I get a lot of grief around the cafe for being a fan of Childish Gambino. I rode the wave in the beginning when Donald Glover was making his cross over into music. Even though his songs don’t have a lot of substance (you have to admit that) he has solid wordplay and at times. Fast forward a few years later, and thanks to Because the Internet and STN MTN / Kauai, Gambino has been making new fans and getting our staff to stop harassing me.
NYC artist VÉRITÉ, has been featured on our site a few times throughout the past two years due to her songwriting and beautiful voice. This past week she has picking up stream thanks to her cover of Childish Gambino’s ‘Sober.’ The production on this cover is pretty amazing. VÉRITÉ takes Gambino’s most famous track to date and makes it her own. Listen to the cover below, and check out her UK dates below as well.
03/11/2015 – Underbelly (London)
04/11/2015 – Prince Albert (Brighton)
05/11/2015 – Castle Hotel (Manchester)
06/11/2015 – Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik)
Disclosure keeps the campaign going for their new project as the duo shares a new clip from one of the stronger singles from that LP. “Magnets” features Lorde and should be another breakout single for the guys. Watch everything unfold below. Caracal is available now.]]>
Lapsley is hands down our favorite pop artist out now. The Fresh Face returned in August with the audio for B-Side ‘Burn,’ which was on steady repeat at the Cafe and followed that up a few weeks later with the audio for ‘Hurt Me.’ Today we get our hands the video for ‘Hurt Me’ which was filmed in Liverpool. The clip which Lapsley described as her most emo video yet, has her walking through a forest while she belts out to her lover that hurt her. Simple and yet very powerful visuals. How many times have you walked the city streets, beaches, in this case, a forest and think about a past lover. Also when was the last time you saw someone rocking a Turtleneck! (She pulls it off). OK, enough questions. Check out Lapsley’s ‘Hurt Me’ video below.
One of the better music highlights this year finally gets a visual. Jamie XX‘s “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” can now be watched in full. It features everyone involved on this track in different locations around the globe. In Colour is available now.]]>
It’s that time of the week! We are back with our weekly feature ‘Digging Through The E-Crates,’ which features a small sample of music we get each week (please keep on sending music) that we don’t have a chance to feature individually on site. Call it our music mail bag. This week we have music from Aloric, ULYSSE, Dagny, SUNS and Bo Rocha
Hailing From: London
Hailing From: Brussels, Belgium
Hailing From: London
Genre: Electronic Pop
Hailing From: Tromsø
Artist: Bo Rocha
Hailing From: London
If you felt like you heard Disclosure’s entire new album already, you probably have. The brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence have recruited an all star lineup for their sophomore album Caracal. The album starts off with the billboard king right now, The Weeknd on the opening track ‘Nocturnal.’ From there, they hook up with frequent collaborator Sam Smith on one of our favorite tracks this summer, ‘Omen.’ After that we are treated to the Lawerence Brothers making beautiful electro music with Lorde, Gregory Porter, LION BABE, Kwabs, Miguel and Jordan Rakei. Stream Disclosure’s Caracal down below.