Swiss Portrait is a project by Edinburgh based Artist Michael Kay Terence. With a DIY approach Michael records and produces all his music in his tiny spare room outside of Edinburgh.
Friday, June 18, 2021
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
“Blissful indie rock” Rolling Stone
“Bouncy indie melodies and gigantic pop hooks” DIY
“Wistful, effervescent music that brims with youthful exuberance” The Line Of Best Fit
US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus return with sparkling new cut ‘Bad Dream Baby’ and announce their ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ EP, out August 6th via NYC indie label Grand Jury (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun).
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
“Tip Toe is the first single to be released from our debut album & was written last winter in lockdown. I had blown an eardrum & was trying to record music still but needed to sing as quietly as possible to avoid further damage, which resulted in singing most of the song in a very relaxed falsetto style. This change in vocal delivery altered the album's direction down a much chiller path.
Due to the isolation at the time the band was unable to meet up & write together but I was lucky enough to collaborate with powerhouse vocalist Hollie Joyce from separate houses. I wrote the core structure of the track & had Hollie put her spin on it. I then cut up & moved her vocals around to create a bit of a lo-fi dance vibe.”
Friday, June 11, 2021
Golden Doubt is carried by shimmering guitars and the harmonizing vocals of members Holly Thomas and Bella Quinlan. Elevated by the production of Matthew Redlich (Holy Holy, Husky, Ainslie Wills), the record explores what comes after grief, and how we throw ourselves back into love. As Nicholson explains, the album tries to bottle “the rush of feelings and fears when you give in to falling for someone. It’s also an album in love with other albums, and the other bands around us.”
Already firm favourites on Scottish turf, the band have become accustomed to selling out venues like St Lukes in Glasgow and The Water Rats in London in a heartbeat.
Returning in 2021 with a euphoric new track loaded with a timeless indie quality, frenzied guitar solos and a chorus that’s begging to be sung out loud; expect to hear “Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams” igniting the crowds as they take to the stage at TRNSMT Festival this Summer.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
"The quartet’s sound is steeped in ’90s nostalgia, with heavily layered guitars and melodic hooks. There are hints of Nirvana throughout Superbloom’s upcoming album, but the lush chords on “Pollen” give off a distinct early Smashing Pumpkins vibe. Fans of modern acts like Silversun Pickups and Nothing should also take note."- Consequence
"'Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble' is a vivid, poetic encounter with a talent operating on his own terms..."- CLASH
"...breezy, rustic, big-hearted indie folk songs that should appeal to fans of Lord Huron, Manchester Orchestra, and other stuff of that ilk."- Brooklynvegan
"....rustic, folky and achingly, emotionally beautiful."- Riff Magazine
"The five-song indie folk rock release mixes surprising modern pop elements with his mellow sound."- Orange County Register
“…alongside down-and-out saints with vigour like Townes Van Zandt, Elliott Smith and The Cure, Mansfield sears vivid scenes rooted in hardship, drinking, despair and fear of losing love into the psyche…..yet at all times he does so with a hand on his pop pistol, ready to blast completely into smithereens what, on paper, would look like just another hushed singer-songwriter on a downer” -Drowned In Sound
"Francis Lung turns dark emotions into bright and welcoming songs" ****
"This makes hangovers sound heroic"
– The Guardian
"Gorgeously jangling, falsetto-led indie-pop"
– The Times
“Richly detailed second full-length album from Manchester smart-pop luminary” ****
"Blondes Have More Fun" finds the artist fusing glorious, glass-half-full melodies with twinkling piano and heartfelt acoustic guitar. It's another exploration of this new sonic approach for Lung that takes inspiration from the work of Harry Nilsson, Stephin Merritt, Maurice Deebank (Felt), etc, whilst thematically it touches upon Lung's newfound sobriety – a topic pertinent to the new album – and ideas of wanting to escape.
‘The only true twee pop heirs to Belle and Sebastian’
‘A beacon of stability within the tumultuous confines of the indie pop world’
‘If all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band, it would sound like The Boy Least Likely To’
Rolling Stone Magazine
‘The naive charm of Huckleberry Finn and the sticky sweetness of Hubba Bubba’
Indie pop legends The Boy Least Likely To make a timely return with brand new happy-go-lucky summer anthem ‘Things Are Looking Up’ out now independently. ‘Things Are Looking Up’ is a bubbling indie pop floorfiller reminiscent of Orange Juice, Dexys Midnight Runners and Bananarama.