Raised in Edmonton, Canada, Wilroy takes R&B as his musical starting point. He’s now based in Liverpool, and cites influences ranging from hip-hop to electronic music and jazz. Recently selected by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Music talent discovery initiative Future Bubblers, and played on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Worldwide FM & Bandcamp Weekly, 2018 looks to be a promising year for the producer.
Too Dark To See The Green, Wilroy’s debut EP serves as a cathartic journey through the arc of heartache, as told through the ghosts of 70’s soul men. His music paints grand, maximalist sonics: tracks change shape and mutate as they go, akin to the evolution of a dream. The EP’s 5 tracks wring out every last drop; from the opening nightmarish strings, and the dungeon-low dirge of the title track, to the liberated, gospel highs of Ascension.
Spiricom is a two-person project from Ohio featuring elements of post-rock, shoegaze, ambient and experimental rock. The project was started by Steven K. Smith, who has also been involved in bands such as A Signal In The Static, Dolmen, Mabou, and Daye of Skye.
In 1980, William O'Neil and George Meek built the spiricom apparatus to communicate with the spirits of the deceased. Stranger still is that O'Neil claims to have gotten assistance in the radio-like device's development via psychic interaction with Dr. George Mueller, who had died in 1967. The concept of otherworldly communion mixed with technology is Spiricom's primary theme, but they also explore more archaic forms of spiritual communication.
Smith handles the programming, percussion, keyboards and synthesized guitar in Spiricom, while Marc Cody explores soundscapes, auditory textures, and fuzzy walls of distortion on lead guitar.
Spiricom's Hammer of Witches EP glimpses the lengths to which the zealous will go in the pursuit of righteousness. Three companion pieces evoke how men wielded pain, fire, and unyielding conviction in the pursuit of holy purification. Competing spiritual forces create a cascade of textures. Guitars lull and sear a redemptive path through illuminating and angelic synths. Drums beat out a shamanistic trance while a percussive march gathers on the borders.
The Velocity Raptors are the instrumental brain child of Manchester’s own, Sean Buckley. The Raptors are valiantly fighting post rock seriousness through sprightly, punk rock inspired 2 minute instrumental pop songs. Forgotten are the damp, laboured structures of the instrumental genre and in their stead are brazen, shamelessly fun guitar licks and melodies for the less discerning music critic.
1.Chief Stacker 03:50
2.Vinyl Enemy (Cloud Nein) 03:25
3.Don't Believe Everything You Bread 03:29
4.Running Hammock 03:31
5.D.O.A (A Rite Of Passage) 04:28
6.Lefty Doppelgänger 04:34
7.Songs Don't Have Sequels 04:28
8.I Still Haven't Found What I Am Looking For 2 04:25
Dt Surgeon is an alt-indie band hailing from Kippens, NL, Canada. It began as a writing project by musician Stuart Gallant in the fall of 2017. Along with former band mates the Album "Small Town" was subsequently recorded in november 2017 and released in January 2018.
The album centres around the pitfalls of seclusion and isolation that exist in rural life. It interweaves between themes of depression, drug addiction,love, and death. Sometimes melancholic in nature, the album incorporates poppy melodic lines delivered by a standard vocal, guitar, bass, drum setting. It is an exercise in melding indie or early emo-ish overtones with 90's based alt-rock guitars. It is music at it's most fundamental, riddled with emotion. If you enjoy all things 90's reminiscent "Small Town" may be up your alley and worth a listen.
Orellana is the Cinematic Post-Rock project of Martyn Jackson.
In 2013 Jackson released his debut album "Home" under his own name, and since then has worked in various other projects from fronting a metal band to composing for TV. After playing only a handful of shows to support the release of "Home", Jackson decided to take a break from writing Post-Rock to focus more on neo-classical composition minimalist piano pieces. This resulted in the release of Bedroom Ghosts, an collection of short piano pieces based around repetition and simplicity melodies.
In late 2016 Jackson decided to combine both Post-Rock and his minimalist piano pieces to create his next full length album "52".
Jackson's experiences over the past few years have lead him to take great interest in the natural world, and so “52” tells the story of The Loneliest Whale in the World, and its search for a family and companionship. It is a soundtrack to an imagined film, and a situation we can all relate to; being alone and calling out for loved ones only to be left unheard.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.