New Music – Magic Man, Kwabs, The River Cry
New music selections from Rhode Island, London and Ireland
Providence, Rhode Island-based five-piece band mark their return to action with a champion, euphoric synth-pop banger called “Paris”. While a debut album was released back in 2010, “Paris” indicates they’re far more primed for action in 2013.
London-based singer Kwabena Adjepong will wow you with his soulful set of pipes and cool, impressive, ghostly r’n’b tunes like “Spirit Fade”. Aside from that sublime slice of new-school blues, check out his version of James Blake’s “Wilhelm Scream” for more goosebumps.
Former JJ72 bass-player and visual artist Hilary Woods makes her solo break with The River Cry. The self-titled debut album from Woods is a lovely mannered sweep of slow-motion, subtle moods, atmospherics and textures from strings, lap-steel guitar, piano, accordian and – yes – miaows.