In our latest deep-dig session through the cavernous recesses of SoundCloud, we happily stumbled across an extremely charming folk tune. It’s the first we’ve heard from Jack the Fox, but it certainly won’t be the last.
“Brother” has an ultimately classic feel, one so many people are familiar with – subtle fingerpicking, powerful lyrics, and an welcoming allure. While we would have been perfectly content with just that structure, this Melbourne-based duo brings in an intricate breakdown towards the end of the song, which throws listeners for a delightfully inventive loop.
These two only have one song out, and you’re currently listening to it. So, make sure to follow them on SoundCloud to keep up with new releases.
We keep inching our way closer to the end of the year, wondering how the hell we got here so fast. Guess time flies when your ears have a brand new Indie Dojo to listen to every week.
’Travelers – Something I Said’
’Private Island – Enough’
’The Lowlifes – Sugar River’
’Oliver Riot – Ivory Black’
’Dancing Years – Learn To Kiss’
’Cloves – Everybody’s Son’
Monday is over, Tuesday is here and so is a brand new Indie Dojo. Oh happy, happy days!
’House of Spirituals – Too Many Days’
’Jarbird – Such Is The House’
’Social Skills – It’s Invisible’
’Hidden Charms – Long Way Down’
’These Your Children – Set A Fire’
’Common Man – Alligator King’
It’s possible to be embarrassed with our certain music choices at times. We all have that one song or many that we jam on full blast when we are alone in our car. You know the one. You know you do. But really, why do we care what other people think of our choices in music? If we like it, we like it. If it moves us, it moves us. We should be proud of what makes our musical soul dance. So jam on, ninja! No matter how cheesy or just plain bad it is. A ninja should have no shame in their musical game.
’George Taylor UK – Give It Up’
’Side Saddle – Should’ve Gotten Done’
’Mcclain Sullivan – Happy Anniversary (explicit)’
’Many Rooms – Hollow Body’
’Growling Tongue – Are You For Real’
Eventually (Tame Impala Cover)
As we peek around the corner into the weekend’s loving embrace, we’re always on the hunt for those perfect songs to carry us into a grand adventure. Luckily for us, Australian-based indie artist Pepa Knight recently released this glowing folk cover of Tame Impala’s “Eventually.”
Self-labeled as bonfire-n-chill version, “Eventually” is dialed back, leaving behind the crunchy distortion, intense synths, and soaring strings found in the original version. Yet, the calming nature of the lyrics and vocal presentation are carried over into Knight’s version, paying an artful homage to Tame Impala’s work.
With articulate layers of finger picking and playful flute work layered underneath Knight’s enchanting vocals, it’s hard not to picture this playing in your car as you head on a quick weekend road trip, or in the company of friends, hanging around a crackling bonfire, as he so adeptly put it.
Having traded the sun and sand of California for the cloud and stones of Brighton, the search for home is an ever present theme throughout Ed Prosek’s music. Since the release of his EP ‘The Riverbed’, Ed has been building audiences on both side of the Atlantic, most recently supporting Lindsey Stirling on her tour of Germany. His beautifully honest style of writing makes it near impossible to present any faults at all, as his stories of struggle and liberation seamlessly engage us to sit back and travel with him.
‘Holy Water’ is refreshingly authentic, as Ed sings quite contently of his acceptance of losing everything he has, and admitting day to day struggles, as long as he finds piece of mind. This is brilliantly uplifting when he explodes into the chorus, supported by a choir and band, solidified by his impassioned vocal tone. One of Prosek’s strengths is writing in a fashion capable of addressing anyone, creating a delicately unique bond between us and him, as he sings of running for shelter, seeking mercy from a storm. We inadvertently follow his story, lose ourselves and find a captivating sense of elevation amidst the infectious chorus.
Whilst proving his development as an artist with this single, Ed has maintained his organic style through raw acoustic guitars and simple drum beats. He encourages us to lay back and relax, whilst the choir ascends towards an emotional climax, offering a beautifully wholesome dimension to his music. The arrangement of instruments within ‘Holy Water’ perfectly complements his singing and lyricism, as he consistently increases the emotion throughout. The addition of backing vocals within the chorus and middle 8 elevates the song, whilst rare cymbal crashes offer an atmospheric tangent, guiding the piece to a captivating culmination.
I think it’s safe to say Ed has found a home and laid down some new roots in the UK, as he and his band are set to have a big impact on the music scene over the coming months and years.
Check out the link below for potential tour dates and latest releases.