Returning with his latest mixtape Jukebox mix, Getintothis’ Philip Morris explores the latest releases from emerging Merseysiders The Night Cafe and Etches, plus more from around the music world.
Etches initiate our home-grown quota with their latest offering Do Nothing, a melodically searing single taken from their forthcoming Wall of Sleep EP, which will be made available the November 6. The Liverpool 5-piece have been working with Gengahr producer James Bragg and have established a solid foundation of support from Radio One and XFM (or as it is now known in its new form, Radio X).
Trudy are relative newcomers to the Liverpool’s music community, but their unshakable habit for sunshine-pop perfection makes them a welcome addition. Behave, produced by Spring King’s Tarek Musa, is a quarrelsome romp about withering sweethearts.
Canvas return with Growing Up; an ecstatic coming-of-age statement. The band have marked their maturity with a new name. Canvas have since been rechristened The Night Café.
If you aren’t yet acquainted with Frances we suggest you make amends. Even if you can’t put the name to the face, you’re likely to have heard Grow – her enthralling introduction, on television and radio. New single Let It Out follows in the vein of delicate fragility and awe inspiring arrangement.
Clean Cut Kid are an indie-pop assault of the senses. The motley-crew of four, who found notoriety with quenching debut; Vitamin C, have lined up another anthem with new single Runaway – complete with tub-thumping chorus and defiant themes.
Fresh from a recent collaboration with the voice of the disenfranchised (Sleaford Mods), alt-dance pioneers Leftfield were due to bring their veteran credentials to the Liverpool Guild of Students in October, however this has been put on hold.
The autumnal edition of the Getintothis Jukebox could not close without a healthy selection of artists headlining the Liverpool Music Week ( October 22-31 at The Kazimier). We’ve selected vintage tracks from new-media collagist Holly Herndon and mood-noise lords Godspeed You! Black Emporer.
In an effort to put some rumble in your bundle, we’ve kept our ears to the cheers of the global music community to bring you a bonus selection of acts sourced from the wider music industry. This month we feature Grouper side project Helen – a lo-fi hot wash of pristine dream pop, as well as the centre piece of Destroyer’s joyous new release. LA funk sovereign Dam-Funk lays out a new course for the much trivialised movement and the unrivalled Kelela unveils the first slice of her forthcoming Warp Records release.
This week’s guest selection is provided by Luke from Etches. Luke chose a live rendition of Bloodline by Tom Cowcher.
“I always return to Tom Cowcher’s live recording of Bloodline, beautifully embellished by an Immix Ensemble arrangement. Edge Hill Station provides a truly sublime room sound, in which a returning train closes the recording.”