New Music – ETML, Cocovan, Maxine Gallagher
New arrivals on the OTR radar from London, Paris and Berlin-via-Donegal
Even before he leaves school, London youth Elliot Marshall is already making the kind of detailed, infectious, deep electronic grooves we’ve come to dig of late. “Bind Me” puts his soulful voice front and centre of a glitchy, sweet bassline and will bring more people to his side.
From Paris, Cocovan is making chic, colourful synth-pop with some dark edges. New single “Mascara” is a perfect example of the Cocovan grand plan, all shimmering lights and wicked, unexpected bite. Check her Cocorama web series for more insights into her world.
English-born, Irish-raised and Berlin-based singer-songwriter Maxine Gallagher makes hushed, minimal folk-pop with some intriguing ideas hiding out in the spaces between her voice. A finalist in various song contest and a lyric writer for musicals, Gallagher’s pen-womanship is particularly noteworthy.