Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #191 — This Way North

Two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North have released the final installment in their trilogy of EPs, beckoning us to shake off the year that was 2020 and welcome brighter days. Recorded in Nashville just before the Pandemic took over our lives, it’s a lovingly crafted collection of songs that are equally atmospheric and riff-laden. Guitarist/singer Leisha Jungalwalla joins me a chat plus excellent new music from The Catenary Wires, Minor Moon and Sunbathe.

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1/2/3/4 — #188 — Take Time with Dannika

Melbourne filmmaker Dannika Horvat released her first EP four years ago and slowly has been working towards her debut album Gems. Born from the highly creative hub of the Melbourne music scene, Dannika has created an intelligent collection of indie rock tunes, songs lovingly crafted through friendship. Also featuring the fantastic long awaited debut from Alexander Biggs, lush pop music from Rachel Love and much more.

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1/2/3/4 — #187 — Thee Sacred Souls

On this edition featuring San Diego’s sweetest exponents of West Coast flavoured soul, Thee Sacred Souls. With three singles under their belt, they are making waves with their cool sounds and the wonderful vocals of Josh Lane, it will send you to a place transcendent of time and space…a place where lovers love and hate has no place. Plenty of other new tracks to have your head spinning as well!

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1/2/3/4 — #186 — The Way We Are Created

Manhattan-based guitarist, composer, improviser and painter Gabriel Vicéns is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the New York City jazz scene. His latest album, The Way We Are Created blends Jazz and Puerto Rican Rhythms for a hypnotic and engaging listening experience. As well, the magic trumpet/piano improvisations of Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett, dreamy pop from Firestations, an infectious funky Vekvets style jam from Cool Sounds and much more,

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1/2/3/4 — #184 — Kindsight is a Wonderful Thing

Kindsight is a new act from the Copenhagen indie scene who formed out of a shared love for The Sugarcubes. The quartet makes retro-tinged indie pop that is instantly appealing and addictive. We feature their new single plus one of last year’s great debut records from Mamalarky and the latest slice of clever pop from Field Music.

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1/2/3/4 — #183 — Nanana

On this episode featuring the debut from a Swedish artist who has been busy behind the scenes lending her talents, she finally steps out and up with a stunning single. Don’t let the title NaNaNa fool you, this is majestic sweeping pop that starts simply but soars as it reaches its conclusion.

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1/2/3/4 — #182 — Surfgazing with Double Happiness

All killer no filler – well that’s true of ALL 1/2/3/4 episodes in my opinion! Featuring the excellent debut from Brisbane’s Double Happiness. ‘Surfgazing’ is a reverb-drenched ode to afternoons spent sun-kissed and wave-side, to letting the wind take your hand as it dangles out the car window along the highway and to ’60s beach parties and the dance crazes that accompanied them. Highly Recommended. Also magic tracks from Dominic Breen, Heavenly, Merce Lemon, Froggy Prinze, Lack the Low and more!

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1/2/3/4 — #180 — Festive Folk (with a dash of Lap steel)

The UK folk scene is all the richer for incredible artists like Rachael Dadd. Her contribution to the excellent Memphis Industries ‘Lost Christmas’ compilation (named after a series of Christmas shows that this year is indeed ‘lost’ due to Covid-19 restrictions) is an homage to dear friends in tough times .Joining her are Kate Stables (This is The Kit) and Rozi Plain (amongst many others) – but I’ve been listening to the magic this trio weave for years and with their help, Rachael has created a wonderful alternative festive tune. As well, some wonderful new sounds from Brazil plus funky folk and quite a bit of Lap Steel (Ambient Country anyone?)  

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