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New Music – Mind Enterprises, Young Earth, The Hour

New music from Turin/London, Tallaght and somewhere in the UK

Mind Enterprises

Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 09:46


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.

Mind Enterprises

It’s time to say hello to Andrea Tirone, the Turn-born and London-based dude behind Mind Enterprises. Tirone’s tracks to date have demonstrated a lovely line in groove-driven action with nods here and though to the DFA and punkyfunky gang led by Liquid Liquid and James Chance, albeit with much more of a pop lean. “Chapita” is the one right now with much seasonal pizzazz and you can check out his recently released debut album “Idealist” for more cuts like it.

Young Earth

Going on the clutch of recent demos on Soundcloud, Tallaght slo-mo indie-pop newcomers Young Earth are a band well capable of knocking out killer harmonies and melodies. Be it the earworm quality of “Wanna Be Your Man” or the arrangement skills shown on the slow-burning “All I Have”, these BIMM students are more than ready for graduation.

The Hour

There is very little known about The Hour (OTR is surely not the only one who will welcome the end of the “mysterious new act” meme) bar a UK phone number to text if you want more info. What we do know about him/her/them is that their first track “No One’s Going To Heaven” is a cracker, a tune with plenty of pre-packed drama and dark treats with a strong male vocal a la Wu Lyf or Jungle to underline the song’s prowl and punch. Dude in the video has a great swing when it comes to the baseball bat too so drop him a text if you’ve any demolition work going.