Category Archives: Girl Group Pop

Auguste

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? Andy Nowell

More sounds from the land down under, meet Auguste. Another day, another great Aussie band.

Auguste is Skye Lockwood and Beth Keough, they hail from Adelaide. Skye and Beth are step-sisters and best friends.

Auguste make beautiful music that will make your Sunday so much better. And that’s all you need to know.

Let’s get to the music.

Australian duo Auguste, present a fresh sound that embodies deep harmonic vocals and electro-pop vibes. Their debut single ‘Slow Motion’ combines smooth synths and beats with emotive lyrics, thanks to the ingenious production styles of Andy Bull, currently one of Australia’s most prolific producer’s and touring artists. Lead singers Skye and Beth’s distinctive voices tell a story about infatuation, about being completely disarmed by another.

All in all a perfect track for a warm sunny Sunday morning, or any other time. Loving it.
Slow Motion

 

 

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High Fives! When they made it into the triple j Hottest 100 voting list!

This was their follow-up single, another great track.
Sublime harmonies, dramatic pauses, great beats, the epitome of what a pure electro-pop record should be. Let me tell you these young ladies are going to be huge.
Kingdom

Written by Skye Lockwood & Beth Keough
Produced by Andy Bull
Director: Alfonso Coronel
Producer: Rebecca Elliott
Cinematographer: David Gregan
Assistant Camera: Chris Daniels
Assistant Camera: Jonathan Kovarch
Dancer: Jessica Statton
Dancer: Aidan Kane Munn
Choreography: Aidan Kane Munn & Jessica Statton

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One more today, this is their latest release and has no video but it’s the sound that matters.Another great electro-pop track. Beautiful voices as always and those beats. I can understand why Ulysses ran on the rocks.
Siren Sounds

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Black Honey

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? by Andy Hughes/ NME Magazine

WoW! Girl group pop meets grunge meets shoegaze meets post punk and they all get together and we maybe have Black Honey.

They are an amazing band who are just so outrageous, tight and totally enjoyable.
I’m running out of superlatives with this band.

Black Honey hails from Brighton in the UK.

Black Honey is Izzy B Phillips (vocals and guitar), Chris Ostler (guitar), Tommy Taylor (bass), and Tom Dewhurst (drums).

This is one of those darkly delicious decadent tracks that just haunts your mind and your sleep. Izzy at her darkest here, and the band so damn tight. Awesome sound.
Sleep Forever

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? by Emma Swann / DIY

Another track from the same gig as the previous one, I’m a bit confused about the Fred Perry subculture. Fred Perry used to make shirts when I worked in retail menswear. This is yet another great song that highlights how talented this band is.
Corinne

 

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? by The Line Of Best Fit

Some more amazing rock, this time from The Great Escape on the Dr.Martens stage. This was in Brighton last year.
You Said It All

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Madonna, from their 2014 debut EP,is slow-burning, where dusty, David Lynch-noir Americana meets the Thames Valley.  [The Guardian]

This is a live version from The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, UK.
Wow! Amazing! Would have been great to have been there.
Madonna

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? by Antonia Marsh

To finish off today we’ll go back to that Fred Perry thing, the quality of the video / sound in all of these is great.
Black Honey are in terrific form again and this is another great song.
They all could be hits, but maybe not in todays ultra pop celebrity driven world. I get a kind of B-52’s vibe from this one.
Bloodlust

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 ? by Emma Swann / DIY