Botany – Feeling Today

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Other | Posted on 31-10-2010

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Botany, in my opinion one of the most unique artists to be featured on this blog to date is to soon release his debut five track EP, Feeling Today. Referred to by Spencer Stephenson himself as hillwave, Botany produces his music from his house atop a hill surrounded by trees and the Texas horizon; it definitely comes through in the music.

With word already of a future full-length scheduled for Spring 2011, you can expect to hear more news of Botany on IMF.


Water Parker – Botany

Spencer’s first encounter with recording came from a Casio and a cassette at age 4. He’s into the idea of recycling sounds and his tracks are reminiscent of a lost age of antiquity buried by modern life. There’s a lucid, tribal quality and the fourth track of the EP and track four, Bennefactress really captures the sound of Four Tet, a sound which I had previously believed to be inimitable.

Released 15th November 2010.

Rapids – Fuses

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 19-10-2010

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Rapids, a tight, upbeat, Bournemouth based four piece are definitely one to look out for. After releasing a self produced DIY EP earlier in the year, they quickly got snapped up by the Heist or Hit label and are now set to release their debut single.

Fuses, along with B side The Elitist, is a precision engineered track. The music sounding like it was written from a mathematical formula; in a good way. With clear influences from Foals and Bloc Party, Rapids have definitely thrown something new into this relatively new sub-genre that is somewhat affectionately referred to as ‘math-rock’

See them at the Hoxton Bar and Grill on the 27th of October supporting The Answering Machine.

Released 8th November 2010.