New Music Friday : Sniffer Selects

Sunshine shines brightly down on us in London this afternoon. We compile the five tracks that are essential for your ears this weekend. As festival season comes to an end, we are back on the hunt for the best new music again after a brief holiday ourselves.

Sharky – Touch

Quirky stuff to kick off our list this week from UK songmaker Sharky. Touch is her latest single released on her debut EP Fruit. This new exciting artist is definitely creating thought-provoking mellow stuff. With brothers Speakman Sound on the production side of the table on this EP, she is certainly giving herself a solid foundation to work from. Touch is a track that intruiges in it’s imaginative changes of tempo and unique soulful style. Catch Sharky headlining The Victoria in London on Wednesday 11th September. We will surely be there.

Gilligan Moss – What Could I Say?

One of my favourite producers releases yet another golden vibrant single this afternoon. I started taking notice of Moss after hearing their quite stunning rework of Glass Animals‘ eccentric track Gooey a few years ago. Since then I fell in love with the music and video of the single Choreograph. The progressive instrumental breakdown at the end of that song blew me away. This latest track What Could I Say?, is another whopper song to add to my ever increasing Gilligan Moss downloads folder. Check it out below.

Tobias Robertson – Time for You

Pleasantly beautiful tune here from South Wales based singer/songwriter Tobias Robertson. This fella harbours a style not dissimilar to folk acts like Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. This debut release is a real diamond in the rough – his smooth vocals are a treat. All I want to do when listening to Time for You is sit down and sip on a brew of Barry’s Tea on the sofa. Pure mellow music from this undoubtedly talented Welsh lad. Check out the quality single below.

Gaijin – Rose Quartz

Something a little bit more downtempo from LA based producer Gaijin. This is some highly entertaining minimal electronic and it just caught a hold as I shifted through our submissions inbox. Shades of James Blake’s glitchy robotic style off this impressive emotive release Rose Quartz. The subtle, crisp piano chords lay the foundations here with the trembling falsetto vocals creating an eerily stylish soundscape. I really like this one alot.

Lisa Gorry – Parts

We finish our weekly list with the stunningly beautiful vocals of Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Gorry. Hailing from Kildare, right by where I grew up, this talented vocalist is definitely going to be the next big export from the suburban county’s after Lisa Hannigan blew onto the scene a decade ago. It’s hard not to make Hannigan comparisons about Lisa Gorry on first listen, she is right up there – what an absolute treat of a voice! You will catch her playing the bustling Dublin music circle these days. She has previously played at The Ruby Sessions at Doyle’s on the corner – a weekly showcase that brings the talent to the stage every Tuesday. This new solo project from Gorry is well worth a listen. Quality.

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