New Music – Astronomyy, Shivum Sharma, Let’s Buy Happiness
New music arrivals from Worcestershire, London and Newcastle
Worcestershire-based producer exploring the space between the notes on a series of slow-mo jams and bare-bones r’n’b. Both “Don’t Need U” and “Things I’d Do For You” will stop you in their tracks with their mix of sweet and sour nocturnal cosmic vibes and lovelorn small hours vocals.
Anyone who namechecks Anne Briggs, Andre 3000 and Aphex Twin as influences deserves a listen. London teen Shivum Sharma is set to wow many with beautiful tunes like “Flicker” and “Untouched” which catch his smart vocals, minimal panache and compelling pop sensibility.
Newcastle band producing textured, haunting, melancholic indie rock with hooks galore (see “Run” for evidence of same), LBH have been together since 2010 but seem to have had a new lease of life in the last 12 months. Debut album “Chants for Friends” is set for release later in the year.