Oscar – Beautiful Words

We can guarantee that if Oscar was playing one of the big stages at Glastonbury, Beautiful Words would become the absolute anthem for 2015.  This is spirit- soaring, heart- bursting, fist- pumping beauty, carried by a gorgeous melody and 23-years-old Oscar Scheller’s rich imposing baritone.  It starts off with a hint of the ‘Morrisseys’ but Oscar, unlike Mozza doesn’t sing like he has a duck egg permanently wedged in his gob. He sings with a full heart rather than a full mouth in a way that is genuinely affecting.  Apparently, he is here to save British pop and he’s gonna do it with more than just beautiful words: he’s got the tunes too.

Fun facts : his parents were both musicians–  his mum regularly attending legendary  punk venue the Mudd Club, while his dad was a member of new wavers The Regents in the ‘70’s before going on to produce acid house anthems. Perhaps that musical diversity is what makes Oscar’s music such an eclectic mix of styles.

 Wolf Alice – Freazy


Wolf Alice stream another beauty from their magnificent debut  album ‘My Love Is Cool.’  Freazy has them sounding at their most carefree and demonstrates the sheer diversity of their ability which enables them to fashion songs which aren’t genre specific, yet still sound like Wolf Alice.  It also demonstrates why the ‘grunge pop’ tag never really adequately encapsulated the depth and breadth of their talent.

The Vryll Society – Deep Blue Skies


We’ll remain in Liverpool for today’s final track from The Vryll Society who release their first single in the shape of ‘Deep Blue Skies’. Apparently, they were the last signing to Deltasonic Records before the untimely and tragic death of much-loved label founder Alan Wills.  But Deltasonic will continue and The Vyrll Society are emblematic of the next chapter in the label’s history.  We’ve caught these lads live at Liverpool’s GIT Awards and at Sound City and have been hugely impressed. Their single is remarkable for such a young band, but some people, whatever their age just instinctively ‘get it’.  ‘Deep Blue Skies’  ebbs and flows until it’s dreamy meandering opening gives way to  driving guitars, as the band skilfully meld dance rhythms and psychedelia with classic guitar pop.


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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