This is the first “pack of three” post ever, friends; a weekly series that groups three magnificent, although sometimes very stylistically disparate, musical gems together.
This week, we have a selection of aural delights ranging from chilled out pop electronica, to boot-stompin’ Saturday night rockabilly, to pastoral and introspective folk-pop.
Get stuck in!
Name: Becoming Bristol.
From: Seattle, Washington.
Sound: Spacey and relaxed pop music with dreamily ambient electronic textures.
Story: Once monikered “The Exchange”, Becoming Bristol is a new musical entity, with this song being an anthem to starting again while taking responsibility for the past, too. Being in a band and touring since their teens, you can understand how autobiographical this song might be.
From: Edmonton, Alberta
Sound: Rollickin’ three-piece twangy barroom rockabilly.
Story: This tune is featured on their newest record, Time to Make a Little Mess With …, contrasting the ballsy swing of the music with the socially awkward narrative found in the lyrics. I can relate to both, of course! Also, here’s the live version.
Name: Morten Lava
From: Denmark (now based in London)
Sound: Wistful, melancholic, harmony-laden acoustic folk-pop.
Story: Trading in a sound that hooks into a similar sonic territory as José Gonzalez, Morten Lava’s (nee Larsen’s) music is an exploration across genres, and with plenty of atmosphere to enjoy along the way. The EP In A Daydream, was released today! To those of you within range, Morten is doing an EP launch party today at the Notting Hill Arts Club in Kensington, London.
This is the part where I ask you your favourites of the three, friends. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.