New Music – Memory Cards, Bat & Ball, Covers
New acts to check out from Los Angeles, Devon and Melbourne
Los Angeles bedroom producer getting on the job of crafting emotive, melancholic, dreamy electronic space-age symphonies and blue-of-the-night instrumentals. The “Chain Of Memories” EP is full of superbly shadowy pop and hazy soundscapes. One for the recovering shoegaze fans in the audience.
It’s the quality of the songwriting and the span of influences on “We Prefer It In the Dark” which marks Bat & Ball out as deserving of further attention. Formed around Devon brother and sister Abi and Chris Sinclair, Bat & Ball will pull you closer with their deft pop maturity, moody textures and alluring positioning on the London Grammar/XX trajectory.
From Melbourne, Covers may have the worst name we’ve come across in ages, but they sound damn good so we’ll forgive them that for now. The trio have certainly heard the big music and “The Automation” is a track which tips the hat to everyone from Arcade Fire to the Waterboys as it rolls this way and that. Could be the start of a cracking adventure.