Out today…Highland Kites, Chelsea Effect

Friday brings us new music…


Highland Kites – Let Me Run (EP)

Highland Kites Publicity PhotocropLabelled as ‘anti-folk’, the five songs featured on Let me Run take in a variety of genres and eras to ensure it’s a worthwhile listen.

Taking centre stage is singer-songwriter, Marissa Lamar whose vocal is sweet, sultry and deadly in equal measure.  Jangly opener “Plastic Towns” is like Camera Obscura but without the quirks, while “The War Inside” is a driving modern epic with spoken Kim Gordon-like vocals.

Despite the upbeat vibes and occasional chaos, it is “Freckles” that is the highlight with its gorgeous simplicity and nostalgic strings.  It has a timeless feel, the sort of song you want to listen to on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Highland Kites on Facebook



CEChelsea Effect – Van Gogh

After impressing with debut, “Good Enough”, Venice-based project Chelsea Effect return with the compelling new single, “Van Gogh”.  Written about the torture of being an artist, it drifts along with an underlying drama with the dream-like, trippy arrangement complementing the madness of ‘shadows on walls that are leaving a stain’.

Chelsea Effect website


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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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