I, Us & We|
6 April 2015
Jordan Doverspike, Evan Doverspike and Aaron Doverspike are brothers based in California who write and perform captivating dream pop they describe as "clean and unadulterated".
Their EP, the beautifully atmospheric 'Mono' was recorded in their home studio and produced by Chad Marshman over the course of several weeks. Taking a collaborative approach, the brothers found that some tracks came more easily than others, but the advantage of recording from a home studio meant that they could act immediately whenever inspiration struck.
'Mono' is a fluid collection of songs featuring enigmatic sounds and vocal harmonies that ebb and flow, with each track differing in tone. The upbeat opening track 'Lanterns' is perfectly juxtaposed with the ethereal and climactic 'Sunday'. Third track 'Free is ominously somber whereas closing track 'Alive' ends the EP on an optimistic note.
"This seraph’s song envelops us with a sense so cold it burns."
“…like cleansing your ears with a new sound that wipes away the stress. Its cryptic, its atmospheric, its quite fantastic, to be honest.”
“‘Sunday’ is a lush synth-driven glide with a nifty modern take on some soft-focus 80s production. Call it chillwave, call it synthwave, call it what you want, it’ll still sooth your soul just as well whichever way.”
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"Wondrous and dreamy synth-pop with exceptional vocals – so mirage-like in quality that your perceptions will be happily bewildered."
All tracks written and performed by Jordan Doverspike, Evan Doverspike and Aaron Doverspike who are all registered with ASCAP
Body Art by Jeffrey Locke
Gone Too Far
27 April 2015
“Kosoti play the kind of folk/pop which is underpinned by the kind of song-writing nous that is really going to get people sitting up and taking notice.”
“If you like your music creative and atmospheric with strong vocal harmonies this is the band for you.”
THE COURIER ONLINE
After a near death experience in 2013, lead singer and songwriter Allan Hyslop realised he needed to treasure every moment of his life by doing what he loved most, writing and performing music.
Allan explains "Kosoti is the result of a few musicians and friends getting together to write songs and enjoy each other’s company. It started about eighteen months ago when a change in personnel gave us the impetus to try something different from what we'd previously been doing. The sound emerged and we knew there was something special being born..."
The new single 'Gone Too Far' was produced by Adrian Hall and follows the success of 2014's 'Bark and Sticks' which saw widespread airplay for the band. 'Gone Too Far' is a laid back track with sensitive yet powerful overtones and a rousing chorus mourning a relationship that has gone awry.
Having already performed sessions for BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Metro Radio in their short career, 'Gone Too Far' is set to take the band to an even larger fanbase who are drawn to Kosoti's beautiful vocal harmonies which are very much their trademark.
Friday 15.05.15 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton (venue TBC)
Tuesday 19.05.15 – The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne (with special guests Lake Malawi)
Saturday 27.06.15 – Northumberland Live Festival, The Links, Blyth.
Sunday 12.07.15 - Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth, UK
All tracks written by:
Allan Hyslop, George Patrick Hutton, Seth Tinsley, Christos William Worsley, Rebecca Gregson, Paul William Holdsworth
2ube Xtra Festival
15 April 2015
2ube Xtra launches on Wednesday 15th April at 5pm from the Paul McCartney Auditorium in LIPA to a live audience and online viewers around the world.
The event will feature the best Liverpool based emerging artists together with exclusive interviews and performances from the likes of Mark Ronson, The Wombats, Noddy Holder of Slade, Stealing Sheep and Echo and the Bunnymen to name but a few.
You're welcome to stream the festival on your site. In order to do this, please visit 2ube Xtra's YouTube Channel Homepage each day to pick up the embed code for that day's show.
Festival running order with artists' social media links:
WEDNESDAY 15TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - LUNA
5:30PM - Gonzalla
6:30PM - Ingrid Frosland
7:30PM - Frances
THURSDAY 16TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - The Hazel Empire
5:30PM - 69 Watts
6:30PM - Helena Johnson
7:30PM - Deliah
FRIDAY 17TH OF APRIL:
5:00PM - Magnus Romo
6:00PM - Lives
7:00PM - Crooks
8:00PM - Breakfast Monkey
SATURDAY 18TH OF APRIL:
4:00PM - Jenny Strand
5:00PM - Novacrow
6:00PM - Satin Beige
7:00PM - Native Kings MONDAY 20TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Alula
5:30PM - Nina G
6:30PM - Silje
7:30PM - Mave
TUESDAY 21ST OF APRIL:
4:30PM - We Can Be Astronauts
5:30PM - Asterisks
6:30PM - Tiger Factory
7:30PM - Whitecliff
WEDNESDAY 22ND OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Jessie Solange
5:30PM - Mari Hajem
6:30PM - OhLayIndigo
7:30PM - Nora Konstanse
THURSDAY 23RD OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Pre-holiday
5:30PM - Chanel Samson
6:30PM - Grace Hartrey
7:30PM - Emilio Pinchi
FRIDAY 24TH OF APRIL:
5:00PM - Nighttime Revolution
6:00PM - Nadjia
7:00PM - Cloud
8:00PM - Moats
Singer/Songwriter Nora Konstanse creates alternative folk with dynamic
musical expression, combining her soaring vocals with her band's big
sound. She tells big stories using small words in both English and
Norwegian taking inspiration from artists like Ane Brun, Sigur Ros and
Nora's music is inspired by raw Scandinavian nature as well as her life in the heart of Liverpool; she underpins her lyrics with elements from traditional Norwegian folk.
Nora Konstanse has spent the last year playing several gigs and festivals in both England and Norway. Recently she released her first official music video to the song ”Wonder” and she is now looking forward to spend the whole summer on the road together with her band, visiting some of Norways finest festivals.
“So precise, innovative, full of passion and awareness, and also so true to her own notes that you can nothing but surrender to her music”
Jostein Pedersen, Helgelendingen
"The next Norwegian takeover... took the evening in the realms of near ecstasy"
Ian D. Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision
“Nora Konstanse. Just remember the name”
Sverre Bjørstad Graff, ABC Nyheter