Songs To Learn And Sing – Miya Folick , Eloise Keating, Moon Boy Inc (ft FEMME), Feral Five


Miya Folick – I Got Drunk

Los Angeles singer-songwriter  and actress Miya Folick kicks off this short selection of tunes with I Got Drunk. A frank tale of letting your feelings out when you’ve had perhaps one too many. We’ve all done it right?  It’s delivered with a slightly tremulous vocal, one that on one hand seems to say” fuck it – it’s all out there now”, yet also contains a certain amount of emotional rawness and that anxious post booze nervy sense of vulnerability we all know and love.  Edgy, melodic and honest, it could give hangovers a good name Wink

 Eloise Keating – Working Late


This is the first new song from Eloise since her Great Gatsby inspired debut Be My Ghost and another example of understated sophisticated pop elegance.

Working Late has a certain languid grace, and the (self) production  is subtle rather than sparse allowing Eloise’s velvety vocals to cast their spell amid gently chiming guitars and  delicate beats. She’s one of our tips for 2015, which, to be honest, can be a bit risky based on one song, I mean what if she’d decided on a change in direction? Perhaps gone all sweary and hardcore, or discovered some sort of cathartic beauty in the works of The Wurzels. Or perhaps worst of all decided to purchase one of Uncle Simon Cowell’s one-way tickets to  credibility oblivion?   Thankfully Working Late continues where ‘ Be My Ghost’ left off and proves Eloise has the songwriting talent, allure and production skills to make some serious waves.

 Moon Boy Inc (ft FEMME) – Forever


Blimey there’s defiantly an old school dance vibe here, which takes us back to those whacked out weekends at Cream and the Quad in Liverpool when we briefly flirted with the dance music explosion back in the day. Moon Boy Inc is the musical project of Berlin-based artist and producer Christoph Rymon and  Forever is his debut single. It also features FEMME on vocals who we bumped into at Liverpool Sound City a couple of weeks ago. The duo were introduced at a Berlin house party and decided to collaborate. Forever is the result, a track bursting with upbeat grooves which radiate positive summer vibes.

Feral Five -Neurotrash


And we’ll finish with some paranoid electro pop from Feral Five. This is what Delta Five might have sounded like at the cyberpunk disco at the end of the universe. Feral Five aren’t actually five but two and consist of Kat Five and Drew Five.  So now you know!

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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