New Music – Meg Mac, William Arcane, Fierce Mild
New sounds for yo’ ears from Melboune, London and Dublin
Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.
Consider your cards marked: expect to hear a lot of folks wowing about Meg Mac about SXSW 2015. From Melbourne, the singer-songwriter’s debut EP from late last year is full of pulsating, inventive, emotional alternative anthems in the making which sound great from the very first listen. Opening track “Roll Up Your Sleeves”, which made it to number 24 in influential Australian radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 Tracks for 2014 countdown, is the one on repeat around our way at present.
London-based William Arcane’s tracks to date signify an electronic music producer putting large dollops of heart and soul into highly textured, lovingly pitched bass symphonies. His EPs to date are full of moments which will remind you of the urban odysseys of James Blake or Jamie Woon, while there’s quite a lot of buzz about his live shows.
Consider us smitten. Fierce Mild are an all-guns-blazing trio out to put the angular punk-funk shizzle in the music. From Dublin, they throw all the right shapes and make all the right yelps on tracks like “Bell Hooks” and “Ann Lovett’s Letters”. Sadly, they will probably have to change or mangle their name at some stage as there’s an Australian band with the same moniker. Catch them while they’re still both fierce and mild at the Anti Valentine’s Day Queer Special at Dublin’s TenterHooks on February 13 or the Medium Presents night at Dublin’s Thomas House on February 21.