A Serial Killer's Worst Work:
SAMARIS- Breunnur Stjarna
YOU THE LIVING- I
I is the soundtrack to a serial killers worst work. Sinister guitars create a butchered atmosphere and the soft, tortured vocals have a dark, intriguing sentimentality in a masterfully, seductive introduction to this Camden-based trio; neatly fitting into the industrial scene, and with quite a classic sound, they still count Lorde amongst their fans and no doubt a lot of Goths too. With some tracks at nearly six minutes, You The Living are obviously for the serious, for the twisted, for the self indulgent, maybe for you. Don some black clothing and fill your boots.
PETITE MILLER- NYC time
NYC time is the second single from Petite Miller, following on from her catchy and equally as eccentric debut, Backpack. Hers is a perfectly imperfect sound, delivering a surreal, slightly avant garde pop that is quite captivating. Though Millers childish vocal is of the love it or hate it variety- often sounding like it should belong to a muppet or something- there is something magical about this tiny womanchild, who is inspired by vintage actresses and philosophers and who sings about not growing old but not being able to control time; its hard to compare her to anything out there at the moment because she is delightfully original. Perhaps as bonkers as Har Mar Superstar and as creatively simplistic as the anti-folk heroes of the city she sings about, but following the electronica crowd, (a stripped down Wild Belle, perhaps), NYC time is vulnerable, charming, cute and fun. It also features what sounds like a toy saxophone. Need I say more?