In Holy Now, BYSTS and Alesia, Getintothis Craig MacDonald finds a trio of overseas talent to get excited about.
The summer sun is upon us and that means getting out and about, finding places new to experience. This voyage of discovery can be equally as adventurous and rewarding in the world of music.
As festivals like Africa Oyé and Sound City have already proven, our appetite for fresh sounds from far distant lands is as thirsty as ever. With the continuing popularity of streaming sites providing a platform for artists all over the world to showcase their talents, there really is no better time then to set sail on a sonic quest.
Here at GIT headquarters, we too have been busy checking out what the continent holds with our recent trips away, while here we look at a trio of acts that have surfaced on our audio map as we chart our course.
Hailing from Gothenburg, vibrant four piece Holy Now have recently released their debut EP Sorry I Messed Up through Lazy Octopus Records. There ability to merge together heartbreaking lyrics with 80’s soaked, intimacy is truly captivating stuff. With tingles of Jesus And Mary Chain to their work, they are already shaping up to be something very special as recent single Wake Up proves.
Darkwave duo BYSTS are an apocalyptic mixture of psychedelic shoegaze and triphop filth, that crawls over your skin, coating you in its delights. The pair originate from Salt Lake City and having released a raft of singles, they have recently sign up to Echo Drug Records to release their debut album this year, tracks like Killer on the road, showing just how huge they can sound.
Parisian two piece Alesia are creating their own audio thunder storm as they brimy together elements of industrial electro with grunge charged rock to devastating effect. At times they are a truly disturbing proposition, as tracks like Calling Of War demonstrate. Their innovative cuts, show an act more than capable of producing something truly special.