Metaquorum impress with debut single ‘North Sea Fret’

Fresh from the release of their debut album, MetaQuorum have unleashed the track above – the excellent ‘North Sea Fret’. If you’re a fan of mainstream radio music, perhaps you should look away now.

However, if you like what you’re hearing, then you will also enjoy the additional nine tracks you can find on debut album ‘Midnight Sun‘.

Spirals set for self-titled debut mixtape this winter

Starting out on a brand new musical journey after some enforced time out of the industry due to illness, Spirals is the working title of excellent songwriter John Aziz.

His new mix tape (or mini-album) is a real statement of intent – self-written, recorded, produced and mastered. Written with the ambition of creating an epic, brilliant psych-rock album like classic Pink Floyd or Kraftwerk, Spirals draws from and blends together elements of classic song writing and musicianship with modern production techniques.

You can get a taste of what the self-titled debut release has to offer here:

In spite of his retro musical preferences, Spirals is heading down a modern route for the release, making the music available via BitTorrent Bundles in similar fashion to Thom Yorke’s recent surprise solo album.

So focussed on the music that he abandoned a job writing about economics and business to begin playing again after his enforced break, this release is the first in what looks likely to be a versatile string of music from the songwriter.

Not one to rest on his laurels, he already planning and writing his next release, an acoustic folk mixtape. Ambitious and innovative, this is the work and mind of a true music lover.


Chris Hornsby – I Was Hoping I’d Run Into You single out now

Originally from the North East of England but now settled in the nation’s capital, Chris Hornsby is a singer-songwriter who clearly understands that, in mixing the sound of an acoustic guitar with some subtle, clean electric work, you can pull a fresh sounding acoustic song into solid existence. Such is the case with debut single ‘I Was Hoping I’d Run Into You’ – something of a pop song with a very comforting, familiar – and high quality – sound.

Accompanied but two excellent B-Side songs that you can hear below, the single is available now (links also below), and demonstrates that there’s a new solo artist on the radar. We look forward to hearing what’s next.

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