#249 Rubblebucket – Carousel Ride

Check out the video for Rubblebucket’s song ‘Carousel Ride’. It’s got everything – big hooks, thumping drums, warped scratching and a bold horn section all underneath Kalmia Traver’s sensitive vocals. It’s also an interesting insight in to the mundane workings of a chocolate factory. Tasty.

August 11, 2014 under Blog

#248 Young War – By Now

We’ve just come across the video for Young War’s cool and crisp track ‘By Now.’ Lulling piano is beautifully placed amongst smooth, layered backing vocals underneath a distinct lead melody in this wonderful mix of alt-pop and RnB. Atmospheric indeed.

August 4, 2014 under Blog

#247 Robyn Sherwell – The Fear (Ben Howard cover)

We all like a bit of Ben Howard right? How about Robyn Sherwell covering Ben Howard? Yes please. Her version, swirling with soft marimba tones is sparse but captivating and has had quite an effect on us in the office this afternoon. It’s got us even more excited about her headline show on 11 September at The Islington, tickets for which are available HERE.

August 4, 2014 under Blog

#246 Douglas Dare – Swim

We’ve just come across this London based singer-songwriter and his brilliant immersive track ‘Swim.’ With a spiralling piano core and hypnotic vocals it’s been really drawing us in. Tasteful and delicate, it’s definitely worth checking out!

August 1, 2014 under Blog

#245 Francis Lung – A Selfish Man

Check out former Wu Lyf member Francis Lung’s first official single ‘A Selfish Man’. It’s bright and refreshing as it’s catchy melody drifts along with ease. Full of neat guitar hooks and tasteful production, we have it on loop over here at Communion and you probably will too.

July 31, 2014 under Blog

#244 OSCA – Blood

We’re big fans of OSCA over here at Communion and this Burberry Acoustic session of their stunning track ‘Blood’ is lovely. They were brilliant at Bushstock too, looking forward to more material from these guys!

July 30, 2014 under Blog

#243 Among Savages – Start At The Beginning

This recent video from Among Savages for the opening track off his debut album ‘Start At The Beginning’ is lush. A haunting string section compliments Peter Barbee’s vocals as they float and swell through waves of reverb and cinematic guitar work.┬áIt’s rich and symphonic and we love it.

July 29, 2014 under Blog

#242 Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine

Vance Joy has officially released his new single ‘Mess Is Mine’ and it has got us even more excited about his show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 3 October. Upbeat and embracing, Vance has said this particular track is inspired by the good things about being in a relationship. You can buy tickets for his second SBE show HERE.

July 11, 2014 under Blog

#241 Bear’s Den – Elysium

Check out the brand new video for Bear’s Den upcoming single ‘Elysium’, released on 21 July via Communion Records. Both powerful and poignant, the video draws on the redemptive power of friendship in a heart-breaking true story. The band will be playing our Communion Presents stage at Somersault Festival next weekend, a few tickets still remain which you can buy HERE.

July 10, 2014 under Blog

#240 PHOX – Kingfisher

We’re getting very excited for the return of PHOX and this video for Kingfisher is the perfect teaser. They will headline St Pancras Old Church on 1st September to coincide with the release of their self titled album. Buy tickets HERE.

July 9, 2014 under Blog