Debut Album: Harriet Brown – Contact

:: Yeeessss!


Ascending from Los Angeles by way of the Bay Area, artist, writer and producer Harriet Brown is back to deliver his debut album, Contact, the follow-up to his 2014 EP, New Era. Composed, arranged, co-produced and performed by your very own himself, Contact is a concept album about communication and the contact we purposely, accidentally and inherently struggle to make between friends, lovers and strangers, be them human or otherwise. And when it comes to the live show, Harriet Brown will stun you. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between. Harriet Brown’s sound is not what you’d expect from a one man band – sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, prepare to be paralyzed by the sounds of Harriet Brown.

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Artist: Harriet Brown
Title of Album: Contact
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Innovative Leisure

Track Listing:
1 Intro
3 Paralyzed
4 Cybernetiplegia
5 Contact
6 Mother
7 Obsession
8 Cryptid
9 Atlantis
10 Outro (Athanasi)
11 In My Head

Follow ‘Harriet Brown’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | Bandcamp



New EP: Synkro – Transient (2014/11/24) [Full EP Stream]

:: Another wonderful release by Synkro!

Here comes the next release by Manchester’s Joe McBride aka Synkro. He released his last EP Lost Here about a year ago nearly and has returned now with Transient, another EP of four tracks for his label Apollo Records. And since yesterday, you can also take a listen to the whole thing.

Transient was released on November 24, 2014 via the R&S imprint Apollo. The EP is available as digital download (mp3/flac) and limited transparent 12″ vinyl. You can buy/order your copy directly from the R&S Records Store.

The EP is streaming in its entirety via Apollo’s Youtube, take a listen above.

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Synkro - Transient EP (2014)

01. Someone
02. Transient
03. Contact
04. Falling

Follow ‘Synkro’ on:
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
Exclaim  − Synkro – Transient EP [Review]


More ‘Synkro’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Dec 02 − New EP: Lost Here [Full EP Stream] (2013/12/02)
2013, Feb 04 − Disappear / New EP ‘Acceptance’ (2013/01/28)

New Album: O Emperor – Vitreous (2013/06/14) [Full Stream] / New Single ‘Contact’ [Free Download]

:: A little less folky and slightly more psychedelic. Really like this new sound of O Emperor…

Contact is the second single from the eagerly expected sophomore offering by alternative rock band O Emperor from Waterford, Ireland. The band comprised of school friends Paul Savage [vocals], Alan Comerford [guitar], Phil Christie [piano], Brendan Fennessy [drums], Richie Walsh [bass] – all of whom originally met at Waterford’s Secondary School – 2010 released its debut album Hither Tither in Ireland to critical acclaim. When the record finally saw its European release last year, the band was long working on their second album. It’s entitled ‘Vitreous’ and drops today (June 14, 2013) on Ireland via the band’s own label Big Skin Records, but this time also European-wide via K&F Records. ‘Vitreous’ is self-produced by O Emperor and was recorded by the band in their own Big Skin Studio in Cork. As the record is officially released today, it is now streaming entirely via the band’s Bandcamp, check it out here.


O Emperor are giving away the new single Contact for free, you can download the track via the band’s Bandcamp (in any format you could possibly desire). It’s available since its single-release on June 06 via Big Skin/K&F. The song now also has an psychedelic and kaleidoscopic official video. It’s directed by … , watch it above. On occasion of the album release, the band will be touring Ireland in June and July, with a bunch of European gigs to follow in September. Check out the touring schedule below, and watch the official video for Holy Fool, the first single taken off ‘Vitreous’.

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O Emperor - Vitreous (2013)

01. Grandmother Mountain
02. Holy Fool
03. Whitener, Pt. 1
04. Brainchild
05. Contact
06. Minuet
07. Land of the Living
08. Soft in the Head
09. This Is It

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 14 June 14 2013 // Dublin, Ireland // Tower Records (1pm)
Sat 15 June 2013 // Waterford, Ireland // The Forum
Thu 20 June 2013 // Limerick, Ireland // Bourkes
Fri 21 June 2013 // Dublin, Ireland // Whelans
Sat 06 July 2013 // Wicklow, Ireland // Groove Festival
Fri 12 July 2013 // Cork, Ireland // Half Moon Theatre
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘O Emperor’ on:
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More ‘O Emperor’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Mar 03 − Debut Album Out Now in Europe: Hither Thither (2012/03/02)
2012, Feb 10 − Po [Official Video]