When I read that Geoffrey O’Connor had directed the new clip from Amaya Laucirica, I was a little intrigued. I never knew he directed clips as well as making those super romantic tunes.
But then, when I saw the clip, Geoffrey O’Connor’s name is the only one that came to mind. It’s full of those romanticised rainy images of cities (even if the majority of that ‘rain’ is actually caused by a car wash), and haze filled captures of both Amaya and her band performing to camera. The song itself also shows a different side of Amaya’s songwriting, this time veering less towards a traditional song structure and more so to creating a real soundtrack of mood. With those sliding single guitar notes and Amaya’s soft but commanding vocal, it really works.
‘Running Out Of Time’ is taken from Amaya’s third album Sway, which came out a couple of weeks ago.
Amaya is launching the album with a run of dates throughout May and June. Details here.
Woah buddy. Coupla days late with this one, but it’s all in your ears now so what you goin on about? Gosh, like it’s every day – “Miks, where is that mixtape?” “Miks I NEED to have that mixtape.” “Miks, mixtape. NOW!”
Nah, not really. I do occasionally have the odd individual waiting for me to post it so they can then go and steal I think 90% of the tracks for their mixtape that’s also their favourite tracks of the month, but apart from
Tommy…umm…I mean Sound Doctrine…ah shit…I actually mean a much better music blog than this one, I could do with a little more pleading from all you guyz.
Coz there’s nothing like pleading and desperation.
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Amaya Laucirica – Prettier Than The Sound
TV Programmes – Off Centre (Right Click/Save As)
Miles Brown – Electrics (Right Click/Save As)
+TEES+ – Live It Up (Right Click/Save As)
Hubert Clarke Jnr – Heart/Mind
Oscar Key Sung – All I Could Do (Alba Remix)
RA$$EL COOL – Mind Manifestation
East Brunswick All Girls Choir – Mon Repos
Sincerely, Grizzly – Kafkaesque (Right Click/Save As)
Roku Music – Collider
TROPICAL STRENGTH – Not There
Private Life – Otherside (Right Click/Save As)
Rainbow Chan – Skinny Dipping (Swimming Remix)
Tim Fitz – No Rooms Tonight
Here it is. Smack bang, ready for your shortened week (if you were lucky enough to just have a long weekend that is. Soz if not).
As always, the tape runs all over your genres, from some of that lovely jangle pop to some grungy stuff to whatever on earth Cut Copy are doing nowadays. And that new edit from The Avalanches makes me hard.
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James X. Boyd – Paul K. & The Downtown Specials
The Stevens – Hindsight
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I Am Not A Man Unless I Have A Woman
Cull – World Inside Your Head (Right Click/Save As)
Violent Soho – Saramona Said
Naysayer & Gilsun – All That Good Work
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger (The Avalanches Rework)
World’s End Press – Reformation Age
Martin King – I’ll Be
Animaux – Alaska (Right Click/Save As)
Amaya Laucirica – Found Some Secret
The Ancients – Hey Now
Jonti x Big Scary – Slumming It In Paradise
Paul Macadam – Hackit (Right Click/Save As)