Today’s new music comes from Australian Indie Folk artist Will Cuming also known as LANKS and London Based Indie Electronic producer Leo Appleyard also know as URCHIN, so It’s safe to say, we are in good hands this afternoon. Sirens is the new one from Will Cuming and it features Fossa Beats on the production end of things. Break In is Leo Appleyard’s new one and it features his own vocals for the first time. Have a listen to both tracks below.
LANKS / SIRENS (FT. Fossa Beats)
I’ve been listening to the music of LANKS for a few years solidly now. His uniquely experimental alternative style was what appealed to me in his early works. Tunes like Stronger Than, Settle Down and Hold Me Closer are top shelf offerings. He has taken on a lot of collaborations under the alias in recent years and his style has change a little as a result. There are less trippy sound effects nowadays. The production is more conventional and refined. Sirens is an example of his new tamed down and chilled out recent material. Fossa Beats provides a smooth and silky backdrop for Cuming’s husky and languid vocals.
As much as I preferred the often manic and entertaining electronic musings of tunes like Holla and Rises and Falls – this new blend is something I can get behind too.
Check the new one below and check out my Interview with him: IN CONVERSATION: LANKS Interview
Urchin / Break In
Leo Appleyard is a highly skilled producer based in London. I’ve been following his creations closely for months. This week he has released his Night Light EP and it sounds pretty damn good. Break In is the opening track off the new four song collection. It has all been released via credible American Indie label, BonFire Records. Leo and his band were due to grace the stage at our cancelled showcase down at The Finsbury last week – shame. We will definitely reschedule that show so we can all enjoy the wonderful sound of Urchin again sometime.
This is the first time Leo has used his own vocals in a tune and it sounds good. The EP features collaborations with the wonderful Grace Walker, Archie Lyon and Black Rose. The production of all four tracks, once again, is high end. The production style of Break In reminds me of the chirping, vibrant sound of Hertfordshire duo Maribou State. Supreme as usual, I tip my hat yet again.
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists we find in our submissions inbox.