You may not expect much from a solo project by ex Kasabian member Chris Karloff, but you'd be wrong to do so. His album as Black Onassis is out in the autumn and features members of The Duke Spirit, M83, and in the case of the excellent single 'Brain', Ben Gautrey from The Cooper Temple Clause. It looks like 'Desensitized' could be a very good album.
Black Onassis' website
Susy Blue - Wish In My Dish
More treats from Melbourne's thriving music scene. Susy Blue are actually a rather large musical collective rather than a solo artist, although it does appear that the instigator is vocalist and instrumentalist Susan Hull, so we assume she's the Susy in question. The summery indie/pop/folk of 'Wish In My Dish' might pilfer some of its melody, but that doesn't prevent it being a super sweet treat.
Susy Blue's website
Sundara Karma - Freshbloom
Sundara Karma's website
Kieran And The Iguanas - In The Future
Both Kieran And The Iguanas and this song in particular have been on our radar for a while. We picked this track as a highlight of their demos EP earlier this year, and now the final version arrives. It hasn't taken much to improve the song, just a few tweaks and additions, but it's been worth it and now 'In The Future' is a blissful, laid-back diamond of a tune.
Kieran And The Iguanas' website
Strangers - Sense Of Liberty
Much like their single 'Something New', you get the impression that London synth-pop group Strangers are on the brink of a breakthrough, just that one bit of luck away. New single 'Sense Of Liberty' sounds huge in much the same way that Delphic threatened to do, but this time the commercial appeal is more apparent. Although they may be a little edgy for some, there's enough here to make an impact.
Catch them live:
Club NME KOKO Fri, Aug 16, KOKO London
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