Peter & Kerry – They Know God (But I Know You)

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Some mad chilling deja-vu stuff, Peter & Kerry?, where’ve they been in the five years between 2012 and ‘18? I think they are back you know, banding around some deep vibes again.

This duo (Peter Lyons & Kerry Leadham) shot to my attention just over seven years ago with their quirky acoustic version of Amerie’s (annoying) 2011 hit ‘One Thing’. Their languished, seamless and effortless, vocal style really really appealed, they were not straining to hit notes or over complicating things, pure and simple effortless harmony. It was like a blast from the past when I stumbled upon a brand new Mohogany session with these two belting out their new one ‘They Know God (But I Know You)’. Harmony central, both have angelic voices when combined, the words of this tune are more purposeful and emotive than their 2011 cover of Amerie, but their quality is that they could make a DMX tune sound beautiful if they covered it. Good to have these back on the go – I’m curious to hear more.

 

 

 

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Christian Löffler -Like Water ( ft. Mohna)

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I remember a good few years ago going to a gig in London on my own for the first time. Before I set off I was subtly apprehensive about going alone, especially after just moving to this big scary new city. The gig in question was Kiasmos in Brixton – on the night they were supported by none other than a Löffler live set. I had never heard of the German until then, but my word the music was absolutely blissful.

Since then, I have been keeping an eye on his success since and even had the privilege of seeing him again last year. His little collaborations with Mohna were lovely on his debut offering and again on his 2016 ‘Mare’ album and I’m very glad to hear his new single features her again. The two in combination work like cheese and wine, this is a great little tune to get Löffler’s year rolling.

Released 12/2/19

 

Nick Mulvey – Moment of Surrender

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Following on from the highly impressive ‘Dancing for the Answers’ EP, released the back end of 2018, Mulvey returns for his first foray for 2019. ‘Moment of Surrender’ is the tune and it is a good one at that. His voice is always fairly on point throughout his work and this is no exception. The mellow acoustic percussion coupled with the dreamy highly pitched almost angelic chords, this tune tickles the ear. A brilliant songwriter, the man can do near nothing wrong in my book. Top Lad.

Check out ‘Moment of Surrender’ below.

Released on Universal Records 8/2/19

 

Alela Diane -The Pirate’s gospel

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Nevada City, California is the origin of this wonderful singer-songwriter. She bears a stark resemblance to Lisa Hannigan in terms of her looks and sings like a god too. ‘The Pirate’s Gospel’ is a really catchy little jingle, the harmonies remind me of Irish band ‘Ham Sandwich’, with the male bass vocal complimenting her voice perfectly. This is the perfect uplifting folk song to listen to in the morning to perk you up for a days slog. This is the Gospel according to ‘Diane’. This slipped through the net 10 years ago. Listen.