Mica & The Midnight Blue
From the moment Mica’s vocals ring out in the first bar, you know you’re in for a rich sonic experience. The timbre of the vocals is raised by the well-measured and pin-point backing and it all blends together to make Human Beings so appetisingly expressive. It’s all the more impressive considering this is the debut single for the Surrey-based band, check out their live sets if you’re in Surrey or London.
Podcast: Echoes and Stars
A sense of space and theatre run through November’s show with three evocative tracks - Angel by EDDY, Human Beings by Mica & The Midnight Blue and Star People by Daniel Cohen, together spanning Surrey, Bristol and Ireland. Cam uses the opportunity to announce the big change coming to the podcast and to fill in the blanks with the label goings-on.
It’s hard to keep your feet when floating about in EDDY’s dreamy sound. Her captivating vocals and textures hide surprisingly vulnerable lyrical themes in Angel, swaying between uncertainty and resolution. She’s moving into Bristol very soon from her more rural origins and is linking arms with professional producers and others. We take that as a sign she’s about to grow.
A love letter to the aliens that will, undoubtedly, pick Western Ireland to make their landing, Star People is a Michael Jackson-inspired few minutes of concentrated entertainment wrapped up in old-school synth riffs and harmonies. It’s a track that doesn’t take itself super seriously and as a result, it’s seriously hard to resist. Daniel’s submission to Eurovision Ireland is due out imminently - watch this space!
Double Decker Singles
November is another full month at the label with both George Croucher and Wade Merritt releasing singles. George’s Never Really Gone comes on the 17th, full of his signature passion and setting him up for a big year ahead. Meanwhile, newly signed artist Wade Merritt makes his debut with Videotape Time Machine on 10th, an earworm so infectious you’ll need surgery to remove it.