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Tag Archives: The Great Escape Festival

afternoon jam: Kim Janssen “Gouldians”

26 Apr

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I saw Kim Janssen play a house show in West Philly about 8+ years ago and needless to say I was blown away. I’ve liked his music page on Facebook ever since but haven’t heard of him coming back to the US in some time. Today, I got an email with his name in the subject line and couldn’t be more excited to open it. Kim Janssen has announced the UK release date of his upcoming album Cousins due out May 12th!

The first taste of this new album “Gouldians” sounds like a musical diary entry, a stunning soundscape to soundtrack this gratuitous look into Janssen’s life. The track is a beautiful mixture of melancholy, nostalgic and uplifting. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the new album.

Janssen was born in the Netherlands but raised in South East Asia, spending most of his youth in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Kathmandu. He says of the album:

“My new album ’Cousins’ is a personal account about looking back and growing older, about longing and displacement, spiritual doubt, dedication, and obsession. I grew up in Asia and I guess you create your own version of every place you’ve been in your memory; I like to explore this idea with music. Growing up over there also has an influence on my lyrics, especially on this record. To me it’s a pop album. I wanted to make an album that I would actually like to listen to.”

If “Gouldians” is any indication, Cousins is sure to be a gorgeous album and instant classic. Kim Janssen is set to play several shows in the U.K. following the release of Cousins including one of my favorite festivals in the world, The Great Escape in Brighton this May! You can purchase your tickets now here.

 

 

xx Cher

 

 

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morning jam: Nothing But Thieves “Itch”

13 Apr

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I cannot get enough of this new jam “Itch” by Nothing But Thieves.
I seriously can’t stop listening to it, and luckily it’s out now so you and I don’t have to.

Nothing But Thieves‘ “Itch” is out now via iTunes, so make sure you get your copy. The band has several upcoming shows in the UK including The Great Escape Festival in Brighton! For tickets and more tour information follow them on Songkick and Facebook! As usual, I will keep you posted on any upcoming US tour dates. Until then, listen to this jam and try not to keep pressing play:

xx Cher

morning jam: The Academic “Different”

8 Apr

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Happy hump Day people!!!! Just two more work days to get through and we are celebrating with “Different” by Irish band of babes The Academic. Addictive and catchy, you can pre-order the new single now via iTunes! If that’s too much effort, listen to it on repeat below and buy it April 24th when the song is officially out.

Tonight The Academic are playing with our favs Catfish & The Bottlemen in Dublin! After, the band headlines more shows in Ireland before playing Live At Leeds Leeds and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. For more dates, tickets and tour information click here!

xx Cher

morning jam xx: Wet “You’re The Best”

1 May

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What starts out as a slow electronic jam, turns into light, airy, uplifting dance jam. Brooklyn-based band Wet’s new single “You’re The Best” is from their Wet EP out now on vinyl via Neon Gold and digitally through Bandcamp.

Wet will be playing a couple of shows in England next week in Manchester, London, as well as The Great Escape in Brighton. For tickets and tour information click here!

xx Cher

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