Friday FourPlay – 18 September

You should probably indulge in FourPlay more than once a fortnight…but sometimes you just have to go along with what you can get.   Here’s another pre-weekend selection of newbies:


KAT VINTER – Islands

Slow, stylish simplicity with buzzing synths, cinematic vocals and Matmos-like percussion.  It’s an instant hit whatever frame of mind you are in.  “Islands” is the title track from Kat Vinter‘s EP and the third to be released.  There’s also a remix  EP available.



Here’s a dark atmospheric Italian duo for you.  Schonwald conjure up a dark, dreamy, reverb laden noise reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine and The KVB.  The video is full of the expected poise and poses in all the right shades of black.  It’s a taster from forthcoming album Between Parallel Lights, out November.

SOPHIE LOWE – “Understand”

Initially sounding like Kate Bush over 1979 Numan-esque synths, this song transcends into something more contemporary like Banks or Lapsley but maintaining a commercial originality.  Fresh and addictive….this is Sophie Lowe.


MOANA – “Elephant Bones”

Described as “psychedelic acid-art, jungle rock”, Perth group Moana deliver a single that is equal parts mystical, compelling, dark and dramatic (despite the flute solo).  Lucky for you that it is released today.





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As a lover of music, cats and chocolate it was inevitable that Paul would end up writing for us. A tireless singer/songwriter from the UK with a tiresome number of music projects, his worrying knowledge of the 80s and the evolution of crisps and confectionery (or chips and candy for our US readers) has seen him both gain jobs and lose friends.

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