Friday Night Five – April 29, 2016
This week I have five emerging artists that have been added to the playlist. From a range of dreampop, electronic, punk and shoegaze, these are five bands that I will continue to watch as 2016 unfolds.
Feeding Fingers is a darkwave project with one consistent member, Justin Curfman. Hailing from Atlanta, Justin currently lives in Berlin. Since 2006 he has released five albums that are glimmering and darkly-tinged tales that weave together in a lovely web of songs of grief, loss, despair, loneliness and anger. Inspired by darkwave, krautrock, experimental and world fusion, his style is multi-dimensional and quite simply breathtaking. His most recent release from 2015 entitled “Attend” is an opus of his exploration in music, artistic freedom and collaboration with a number of musicians from around Europe. Tracks featured include “Where all these towns and choices end,” “Polaroid Papercuts,” and “Your Candid Laughter Crawls.”
Adryelle is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Adryelle from Baltimore that incorporates DIY sensibilities into her unique blend of music that combines trip-hop, electronics, folk and dreampop. Her recent release, “The Waiting Room,” is an album that explores the transitions of life – the waiting – if you will – for the next phase what bring. Her delicate vocals are paired over lush layers of guitars, synths, melodica, piano and drum making your listening excursion a place of deep introspection. Tracks featured include “Black Chandelier, (Silence Remix)” “Never Let Me Go” and “Storyline.”
Schillaci Death Stare is unabashedly fun pop punk band from Ipswich. A one man project led by Ollie, he just released his first EP this week on Bandcamp called “Whiskey Is £24, But I Still Party Like It’s £19.99.” Combining pop, punk, alternative and fuzzy bluesy guitars, this is the kind of music you want to listen to when you just need to let it rip. Whiskey is expensive, for sure, but, this music will help you forget that. Tracks featured include “Fresher Depths of Dishonesty,” and “Hotbox Shed Blues.”
I Tpame I Tvrame is a stunning shoegaze band from Albania that recently released a two track recording called EP. Their songs, “Nausea” and “Dizzy” are dark, swirling and somber tone poems that draw you into dark and otherworldly spaces. Combining sequences of drums, synths, growling guitars and obscured vocals, duo Dina Hajrullahu & Franc Kurti are creating intriguing coldwave tracks that we are going to continue to watch as more of their music unfolds.
Starfinder is an electropop band from Chicago fronted by Ian Galloway. Growing up loving new wave and synthpop, he channels this love into a fresh and fun modern electropop. Having played in a number of past and present punk, garage, and indie rock bands, this is his first foray into electronic music. Tracks featured include “If I Were You (Single Edit),” “In The Dark,” and “If I Were You (Instrumental).”
That’s it for this week’s edition of the Friday Night Five. Be sure to tune in to Strawberry Tongue Radio at 19:00, 21:00 and 23:00 EDT to hear selected tracks from each of these bands and be sure to visit their websites for more information about their latest work and to purchase their tracks. Also, be sure to listen to Strawberry Tongue Radio to hear our unique playlist featuring current and classic artists playing post punk, new wave, indie, electronic and experimental music.