and Alice is a two piece math-rock band hailing from Bath and Chippenham based in the UK. The two members Chris Tucker (guitar, vocals) and Joe Sgroi (drums, vocals) met at college and after discovering a shared passion for wiggly time signatures and angular song structures, decided to start writing together. and Alice has been together for about two years now and have just released their debut EP, With Friends.
James North, production wizard, had and Alice over for three hazy weekends of recording in his bedroom. It was a great opportunity for good friends to just hang out and have loads of fun whilst remaining productive. Their debut EP, aptly titled With Friends is a testament to the amount of people in the band's lives that they have leant on, not only in this project, but in every aspect of life. The EP is a concise overview of the kind of music and Alice has been obsessing over these past two years; big, catchy instrumentals, wonky time sigs, ringing vocals and above all - sprinkles of sentiment. Now available for FREE download via MoonSwing Netlabel, the band have also joined their eclectic roster of independent artists from all over the world.
Since recording this, and Alice have written a whole host of new tracks, so keep your ears to the ground people!
SEM. is the moniker of Popi Semerlioglou, an Athens, Greece-based singer/songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she released"Natural", her debut EP. It is an instrumental creation, comprised of five original contemporary classic pieces played on the piano. Since then, SEM. made a bold turn of her sound towards indie and pop territories, while using her distinctive voice for the first time. The first single from her upcoming full-length was released in July 2018.
Following the release of her contemporary classic "Natural" EP in 2016, containing hauntingly beautiful piano compositions inspired by naturalistic imagery and impressionistic feelings, Greek singer-songwriter SEM. (a.k.a. Popi Sem.) is exploring new territories. After several appearances in renowned Athenian venues, her newly-built sound contains her distinctive vocals and thrives in an art pop simplicity, subtly inspired by the spirit of musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Sóley and Joanna Newsom.
Her new songs, already introduced live, are deeply influenced by her personal experiences and are presented in a loosely semi-autobiographical way. "T.I.M." is the first single of her upcoming album which is in the making, recorded with the help and invaluable input of Sergios Voudris (The Voyage Limpid Sound, Montero etc). Rather than a plea for forgiveness, it is a reflection of regret for the people we hurt and thrives on the cruelty of understanding and embracing this fact.
UK alternative-shoegazers Whitelands pride themselves as new comers to the DIY scene. Created by lead singer and guitarist Etienne Quartey-Papafio in 2017, he was then later joined by drummer Jagun Meseorisa and bassist Edward Coma. With a fresh take on rock’n’roll and an array of eclectic influences, Whitelands are blessed with the ability to write heartfelt songs combined with the gritty and chunky distortion-heavy rhythms of a true post-punk or shoegaze trio.
Whitelands have now joined the MoonSwing Netlabel family, offering their charming, yet crashing self-titled sophomore release, 'Whitelands' for free download!
Cape Town-based four piece post-rock band Yndian Mynah burst into the atmosphere with an exhilarating introductory two-track demo EP and accompanying eight-track live album 'Live at Mercury', both out now via MoonSwing Netlabel showcasing their ability to bend genres like twisted wire; textural post-rock sections, driving alternative waves with hints of ferocious math and prog leanings, painting their ever-changing and delicately kaleidoscopic portrait.
Edelveiss is a band formed in Montreal in 2005. After releasing a first EP, Éponyme, under D7I Records in 2007, the band went on hiatus to rethink their direction. It was at this point that Martin Ferguson transformed the project into something more personal. The rise and fall of Edel Veiss was conceived over a period of several years and released in 2012, with the collaboration of founding members as well as new musicians. Since 2015, Edelveiss has been working on new compositions and will release a series of new EPs starting in July 2018. They have just released their new EP "Skull".
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.