David Harks has quietly built up a reputation over the years. Whether it’s through producing solid material with his band Safetalk, his sporadic solo releases on labels such as Sunday Best, Kitsune and Eskimo Recordings or even just being bigged up by the likes of Neon Gold, Thump and DIY, this dude is seemingly killing it from beneath the radar.
You know, sometimes I feel like we don’t get heavy enough on Sounds Good. While the music is always good (of course), there are moments where I’d like to feature a track or record that holds no qualms about wanting to deliver a haymaker or two to the faces of those who listen, and fortunately today is that day. Time to get punched my friends. Get hyped, get punched.
Getting to feature local talent is one of my favourite things to do as a music blogger. It even beats a mass-deletion of emails, it’s that good. The Recoupes are a fourpiece from Essex and this is their new single “LovinIt”. Not to be confused with a certain diddy on a certain fast food advert, this young band look set to make a big first impression on me with this track.
Redwood Skyline is a band from San Francisco (Francisco, that’s fun to say) and this is their latest single “The River”. These guys are only just getting started in the world of making music and well, they seem to be onto something good here.
Sometimes in life there are times where you feel down about the pathway you’re taking. Whether it’s from a lack of reward in your hard work or just a general questioning of your abilities, we as humans always seem to enjoy picking ourselves apart. When that happens, it’s best to allow yourself to take a step back and look back at what you’ve created so far and realise that hey, you did that. You and your pretty little head thought up all of the ideas that make who you are today, and that’s awesome.
There’s something satisfying about discovering a band in the midst of starting out and getting recognised. It’s almost like you can take pride in knowing about them before things become REALLY hectic – kind of like enjoying a cup of tea during the calm before the storm. Cosmos & Creature are a duo who’s bound to cause a few storms in the coming months having already clocked a couple million streams over a handful of singles, and look set to really ramp things up with new single “Ride the Wave”.