Tag Archives: Medicine

Premiere: Waylayers – “Medicine” (Sofar Session)

21 Aug

Waylayers Sofar

The long foretold and expected rise and rise of Waylayers is well and truly underway at the moment and with every new release the London lads seem to go from strength to strength. They’ve already found success in the US with their most recent EP as well as with “Medicine”, which topped the iTunes electro chart. Earlier this year they played SXSW and were amongst the most favourably received and vaunted acts to perform, and, as if that wasn’t enough they are set to release their new single, “Take Hold” on the supercool and wonderful Alocopop Records in September.

All this and last year they headlined the Alphabet Bands stage at Norwich Sound and Vision (no doubt the highlight of their ever more impressive career so far – ahem).

Whilst in America the guys did what all the cool kids want to do, and spent some time with the guys and gals at Sofar Sounds and recorded a session with them for a very appreciative audience. As long time supporters of the band we are delighted to be premiering their stripped back rendition of the aforementioned electro #1, “Medicine”, which you can check out below. Once you’ve done that, we recommend you head on over to the Sofar Sounds YouTube channel and check out more of their fantastic session.

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Blogathon: Thank You & What’s In The Box Special

1 Feb

Whats In The Box

Here we are then, 24 hours of solid blogging done and dusted and a lot of money raised for Cancer Research. On Alphabet Bands there have been 32 posts, each containing some super quality music and not as much ramble or gubbins as we expected in the writing.

Between us, Breaking More Waves and Alphabet Bands have been sponsored to the tune of £1,355.66 which we think you’ll agree, is pretty good for two blokes jabbering on about music.

But there is still time to donate, still time to help us boost that total further up. If you’d been thinking about donating but thought you’d missed your chance, you haven’t. If you’ve enjoyed reading and listening to what we have written over the last 24 hours, you can still make it even more worthwhile by adding an extra pound or two to the pile.

Just push this lovely big button and follow the simple instructions.

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Despite 24 hours seeming like an eternity, and it did at a couple of points in the night, we now feel like we’ve actually run out of time and there was still so many tunes we wanted to share with you.

So, to finish off, here’s a very special edition of What’s In The Box which, for the only time ever, will feature just the one line about each track. Sorry about that but they are great tracks.

We hope you enjoy the music.

Before we get to the tunes though, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has read a post, listened to a track, watched a video, enjoyed it and shared it. Thank you to all the artists, labels and PRs who have shared content with us especially for the Blogathon. For the premieres, for the interview, for the exclusives, for the free downloads and for the pictures that you gave us, thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us over the 24 hours. To everyone who emailed, tweeted, commented, texted or facebooked us to say hi or offer words of appreciation. We couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement, you’re amazing and we love you.

Thank you especially to Robin at Breaking More Waves. This was his idea, he deserves the credit, we were just along for the ride to keep him company and boost the total as best we can. Well done Robin, we’re proud of you.

Lastly, to those of you who sponsored us. You’re our favourites of them all.


Thank You!

There’s still time to donate and become one of our favourites. Go for it.

Until next time, we’re off to get some sleep.

Prides – “The Seeds You Sow”

Anthemic synth pop from Glasgow, not to be confused with Chvrches but full of energy, infectious hooks and big, confident melodies.

Beginnings – “Sports”

Retro sounding electro-pop from Arizona.

Waylayers – “Medicine”

Atmospheric synthpop with a dark and slightly sinister edge from one of our blog favourites, with a vast explosion of light at its denoument.

Longfellow – “Siamese Lover”

With elements of U2 and Snow Patrol, “Siamese Lover” is a cavalcade of pop sounds dressed with the complexities of love and life packaged together in a rousing 4 minute tune.

Model Aeroplanes – “Innocent Love”

Bright and bouncy radio friendly pop from a bunch of young guys full of exuberance and energy.

NONONO – “Hungry Eyes”

Hook heavy and rousing pop monster from one of ourtips for 2014 (not a cover version btw).

This post was written as part of a 24 Hour Sponsored Blogathon for Cancer Research. If you liked this post or just want to help support an important charity, please sponsor us. Just £1 can help make a difference. You can sponsor us here or by clicking the big button below. Thank you for your support.

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