Getintothis’ Phil Morris delivers our monthly temper of the times in the form of a sonic trichotomy, consisting of Liverpool based artists, international acts soon-to-be touring the city and a broader selection of choice cuts from around the blogosphere.
The local assortment of municipal talent starts with Jacob M Berry. You may recognise him as the fresh-faced keyboard wizard from Fyfe or Dan Croll’s live ensembles. Another outstanding LIPA graduate to add to the heap, we implore you not to overlook the dream-pop stylings of Jacob M Berry and his forthcoming Tenderness EP.
She Drew The Gun, also known as solo-artist Louisa Roach, is signed to James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records. Fans of Emily Haines and associated acts (Soft Skeleton, Metric) will be drawn to Roach’s lyrical charms and easy listening vocal.
Daryl David is a one-man-army of unabashed pop sensibilities. The ambitious singer/songwriter has his sights firmly set on conquering the mainstream market. His One Bit produced debut; Tonight is a highly polished statement of intent from a young man with an arsenal of promise.
We love a bit of cosmic scouse at Getintothis. Five piece acid-poppers Gulf evoke potent neo-psychedelia with new offering Ocean, a track that falls somewhere between Tame Impala and Dutch Uncles.
Touring their wares in Liverpool this month are Kero Kero Bonito, Ben Klock, Ariel Pink and Reem Kelani. Kero Kero Bonito will be taking Krunk Fiesta’s Vogue Animalés by storm. The PC Music signed trio bring their Japanese tinged bubblegum pop to the Kazimier on the 13th of June.
German techno magnate Ben Klock will be rattling the walls of the Garage on June 6. Famed for his Berghain club nights; Klock is one of the most prominent names in German electronic music.
Vertically challenged, serial piss-taker Ariel Pink returns to Liverpool on the 13 of June. Having disbanded his Haunted Graffiti, Pink will be performing material from his 2014 solo-album Pom Pom. Expect an eclectic set of windswept goth pop and scuzz-punk face melters.
Billed as part of Liverpool’s Arabic Arts Festival; talented Palestinian vocalist Reem Kelani will perform at St. George’s Hall on the 12 of June. Kelani’s musical mission is to educate the world about Arabic culture and to trace of the arts of the Middle East.
If that wasn’t enough to wet the preverbal whistle, we’ve also included four fragments of brilliance from artists from around the globe. Two of this weeks selections are LA-based; Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment and ghostly folkster Moses Sumney. We’ve also featured Deathgrips‘ bombastic new side project i.l.y’s and a naughty Mothmen reissue.
In each episode of the Getintothis Jukebox we try to secure a guest selection. This weeks resident selector is Daryl David.
Daryl picked Me and You by Maejor ft American “rapper” Sammy Adams.
“I picked Maejor ft Sammy Adams’s Track ‘ Me and You’. This track is effortlessly cool and chilled. A brilliantly edgy feel throughout, making you forget reality and catapulting you into a world of jubilance. This song makes anyone want to ‘chicken neck’ with the car window down. Great track and awesome production. Definitely the top of the playlist all summer.”