Well Folks, Corona Virus is actually here. There’s no more sugar coating it, we will soon be following the Italians and enduring a couple of weeks at home. If music is your thing, we have compiled a nice list of tunes to get you through the boring times ahead. Stay safe all and keep those sneezes to yourself. We will be sharing fifty songs we have featured on Sniffer lately that will ease the mood. We will be fine, good music will help.
Here are my first 10 – Updated daily.
Mindchatter / Kerosene
Mindchatter with a quite lovely little downtempo release last year. Kerosene is his fifth release of a very successful breakout year with all four of his previous offerings receiving rave reviews. Some of the tracks have picked up plays by legendary curator Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. As initial signs go, I doubt many artists can boast that kind of traction. This tune is groovy in all the right places, I live for hearing artists like this.
Billy Nomates / No
Really excited about the debut single by Billy Nomates. She is everything wrapped up in one mad package. I will be doing a proper review of No soon but for now and this list – I’ll drop the song here. It’s whopper!
Dumbo Gets Mad / Makes You Fly
Italian duo Luca Bergomi and Carlotta Menozzi formed this psych-rock project upon moving to LA back in 2010. I have just stumbled upon them now, god forbid, and what a first impression they’ve made! ‘Makes You Fly’ is superb on so many levels.
Kicktracks / Dive In The Water
One of my favourite duo’s are back with another installment of their trademark chilled and melancholic gold. Dive in the Water fuses the clever and intricate beat work of Russian producer Kicktracks and the wholesome, lush vocals of Medeia. I featured their wonderful single Draw My Soul back in June last year and have been a huge admirer of his beats ever since.
Fantasy 15 / The Menace
Fantasy 15 are the house band for Eraserhood Sound ‘Synth & Soul’ label over in Philly. Their opening release ‘Fame or Life‘ was the initial reason I came to enjoy their sound. That single chirps away with old school bass-lines and quirky sound effects aplenty. This follow up, The Menace, is the definition of lounge. Their free flowing and vibrant vibes are very easy on the palate.
Phil Simmonds / Cold Sweats
I think my music searching skills have been quite accurate and consistent of late. I lay here tonight as a twenty six year old creature, still getting dead excited about new music, with a grin across my face
Phil Simmonds is an act I’ve followed closely since ‘Homesick’ – he returns to my headphones here with this absolute cracker of a tune!
Genevieve Stokes / Morning Dove
This track is one that I have come back to time and time again over the last week or so. I firmly believe that her music is right up there with the early works of Regina Spektor. Her vocal is truly peaceful and tranquil. This track is a perfect remedy for these dark and dreary nights. I am loving this and reckon you all will too!
Genevieve Stokes is a Talent!
Matt Ryder / Further
Birmingham’s Matt Ryder is making seasoned sounds up there in Brum. His sound is as polished as it gets, experienced musicians on the scene would be proud of this track. Breakdown was the first single from his debut EP that he made in his bedroom. The amazing thing is (and I just cannot believe this at all) – He is only 16 years old. Good god! The guy has talent to burn! Further is a song I like.
RMCM / Lake Missoulla
Absolutely stunning stuff here from Colorado four piece Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners. One of my favourite bands I’ve found since starting the blog. So good. I’ve done an album review for them too, check that out.
Noé Solange / Nocturnal Lady
Solange has a super languid style to her work and her smooth voice compliments the down-tempo electronic backdrop perfectly. This song has a wonderful throwback feel to it. The glistening synths ripple away nicely with plenty of arpeggios to enjoy. Nocturnal Lady is one of my favourite submissions of 2020 thus far.
This song reminds me of the early version of Miike Snow‘s live show. The synth work is in same vein. I bloody loved that band, hence why I’m completely behind this single too!!