Say Hello To: Shibashi

Shibashi are a relatively new band, with only one single out so far, but the experience of it’s members (2/3 of Two Door Cinema Club) make them a force to be reckoned with.

Where did your band name come from?

We’ve always loved Japanese culture and the way the language sounds. We came across a metro stop in Tokyo that had ‘shibashi’ in the name and just loved how it sounded and how it looked written down. It was only after that we discovered it’s a type of tai chi.

If you had to describe your own sound what would you say?

It’s emotional. It’s dance music with a focus on live elements. We like to pick things up and play them and not just have our heads stuck in computer programming.

Who is in the band, and who does what?

Sam, Paddy and Kev. 3 mates, 2 brothers, 1 family. We all do a spot of everything but Sam sings and Paddy produces.

What is your favourite live venue and why?

Shibashi hasn’t made its live debut yet so will have to defer that question for a while…

What is your favourite album released so far this year?

Kiefer – Kickinit Alone

Check out the debut single from Shibashi, titled Salvation, below.

4/8/17 New Release Roundup

Singles

Weaves – #53: ‘#53′ is the first single to be taken from Weaves’ just announced album ‘Wide Open’ out in October. The track is a great piece of indie-rock, really opening up and developing towards the end; with the instrumental sounding like it could be used on coverage of the Olympics, in a good way. 80%

Everything Everything – Desire: The second single from Everything Everything’s upcoming album ‘A Fever Dream’ is one of the best songs I have heard this year so far. ‘Desire’ is EE at their poppiest, with a brilliant vocal performance from Jonathan Higgs really bringing the track to life. 98%

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – Havana: A catchy, fun new single from ex-5th Harmony member Camila Cabello; be warned though as this song will not leave your head after a few listens. 75%

Jake Bugg – How Soon The Dawn: This new single taken from Jake Bugg’s upcoming album ‘Hearts That Strain’ is a stripped back, very peaceful track, one of his best for a while. 83%

The Cribs – What Have You Done For Me?: The Cribs’ upcoming album ’24-7 Rock Star Shit’ is out on the 11th August, and this is the latest track to be taken from it. It’s alright. 60%

 

 

SOTD 3/8/17 – Annie Hart: Hard To Be Still

Annie Hart has song of the day with ‘Hard To Be Still’ – check out the self-directed video, made in Annie’s basement, below:

This single is taken from Annie’s debut solo album ‘Impossible Accomplice’ which will be out on 15th September. Annie also has some upcoming dates in Europe, playing By The Sea fest in Margate on the 1st October, The Shacklewell Arms in London on the 2nd and then over to Paris for a date at Le Pop-Up du Label on the 7th.

The last song of the day was Wonderland by The Seamonsters. Check out all of them from 2017 in the playlist below: