New Music – Samm Henshaw, Flecks, Holy Holy
OTR’s new music omnibus stops offs in London, Dublin and Australia
Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.
The young London singer-songwriter is doing everything right when it comes to mixing the blues, gospel and soul. His songs to date like “Redemption”, “Only Wanna Be With You” and especially the recent “Better” are fanastic showcases for the current university student’s sweet, evocative voice and the A-grade arrangements around it. One for those seeking something real and gritty from their new music favourites.
Dublin newbies already showing a strong range of alt-pop skills with their tracks to date. We especially dig the five-strong band’s “Objects Of Desire”, a track full of broody tension, atmospheric craftsmanship and a strangely beguiling sense of melodic derring-do. Band features the likes of Freya Monks (also of Cocophone) and Scott Halliday (who has worked with Gavin Glass and Come On Live Long).
Holy Holy are testament to the Australian fondness for globetrotting. Brisbane lad Timothy Carroll and Melbourne dude Oscar Dawson initially met while teaching English in south-east Asia and later in Europe, but it was only back home that they got Holy Holy in motion. The band’s various singles to date like debut “Impossible Like You” and newbie “You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog” highlight an act quickly discovering that adding splashes of colour and heft to the canvas can make for great results.