NEW RELEASE – Jeremy Loops has just delivered the album for the summer

Well I think we are over due a bit of sun, although the weather is determined to make us wait a little longer for a bit of warmth, Jeremy Loops with his second album feels like it’s trying to bring the sun of South Africa through your headphones.

Now if you are uninitiated with Jeremy Loops, he is one of the hottest singer, songwriters in South Africa at the minute, his previous album ‘Trading Changes’ debuted at number one in the S.A iTunes charts and since the release has headlined tours around the United States and the world as well as supported Twenty One Pilots.

It was quite the wait between ‘Trading Changes’ which was originally released in 2014 in South Africa and Europe having to wait until 2016 to get the release but his follow up ‘Critical as Water’ has finally arrived, a tough challenge to follow what an almost perfect debut album, ‘Critical as Water’ is socially conscious and shows the development of Mr Loops through his time between albums.

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The album flows nicely from the uplifting, chilled out vibes like ‘Thieves’, ‘Flash Floods’ and ‘Runaway Kids’ in particular, although there are plenty more which will just make you wish you could be relaxing on a stunning beach in Cape Town; the album seemlessly incorporates the slower, more thoughtful aspects like ‘Vultures’, ‘Underwater Blues’ and ‘Hues of the Fall’ which just displays how talented this guy is.

This album feels like a refined follow up to ‘Trading Changes’ with a list of 13 songs which to me, all deserve their place on this album, I am normally more in favour of the shorter, refined albums that show the very best, but this is one which stands at 44 minutes of acoustic brilliance.

Noise Rating: 5/5 – Check out ‘Freak’, ‘Runaway Kids’ and ‘The Shore’ which features the returning Motheo Moleko who is brilliant once again.

Check the album out here:

 

Jeremy Loops will be soon be embarking on a world tour, playing 4 shows over here in the UK in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin, you can see the full tour poster below:

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LISTEN – Weezer – Pacific Daydream out now!

Different sounds from the band but they all sum up the title of the album perfectly.

The much anticipated 11th album from the LA rockers is finally available on all good streaming services and music shops.

The band had already released 4 songs from the album: Mexican Fender, Beach Boys, Weekend Woman and Happy Hour, which all remind myself personally of an album that would make for good listening on a hazy summer afternoon, and makes me rather envious of anyone in a nicer location than the offices at This Is Noise HQ, hard to beat but it’s doable…just.

Give it a listen below:

LISTEN – Theory of a Deadman release new single ‘Wake Up Call’

Theory of a Deadman unveil new single ‘Wake Up Call’ which is due to feature on their newest album coming out, of the same name, on October 27th.

This comes after the band releasing singles ‘RX (Medicate)’ and ‘Echoes’ which see the band taking a more melodic approach to their song writing, releasing songs that relate to their experiences of touring and how it has affected their lives.

Theory are currently touring several dates in America right now all through November with nothing confirmed in regards to coming over to the UK.

 

 

Album of the Week – Deaf Havana- ‘All These Countless Nights’

The second Album of the Week comes from Deaf Havana who have had a long and interesting journey.

In 2013, the alternative rock band, released one of the most captivating albums of the year – “Old Souls” – and are back again, years later, with “All These Countless Nights”.

Behind the scenes problems with management and finances nearly put an end to Deaf Havana all together in 2014, but these tough times ended up forming the band’s most meaningful album yet.

The album kick-starts with an upbeat song Ashes, Ashes that dabbles with the overall theme of the album.

Happiness and Like A Ghost are two songs that are softer alternative rock songs it allows the listener to take a breather from the usual Deaf Havana upbeat tone, while they can play it heavy or gently glide on the likes of ‘Fever’ and ‘Sing’.

One of my favourite songs from the album is England thats brings a different tone which is on the more funk side, this is definitely a song anyone can dance too, but it is also a song with a gentle message.

Check out the album below:

“All These Countless Nights” is written perfectly and as per usual, Deaf Havana provides provides a mixture being upbeat, grooving vibes and soft, gentle tracks.

Each individual song will end up speaking to your heart because when I first heard this album it got me thiking and I was unable to press pause.

It’s creatively different, and beautifully pieced together, it’s a big step forward for all the members of the band so grab your headphones and enjoy.

Check out Deaf Havan’s latest video release here: