MOSES – Lose Like You Love

New Zealand’s best kept secret, psychedelic/alternative rock band MOSES are back with a brilliantly dreamy, escapist release titled “Lose Like You Love”, which is the first single off the band’s sophomore album scheduled to drop February 15th this year.

The single is a creatively melancholic, shoegaze song, which touches upon the current status quo and conformity mindset, amongst a growing sense of unhappiness and lack of fulfilment, as the band expresses their view point in what feels like an ethereal, trippy but cool (…as in “Don’t worry… I got this”) kind of execution.

Recorded in New Zealand’s rural settings, a key inspiration point and catalyst to the theme, the band’s first official release of 2017 is a richly layered and textured track, which is able to convey a message of hope and commitment as the lyrics “Trust what your heart says, It’s just another step in the way” suggest, as the lead singer’s mellow delivery takes you on an introspective journey, supported by the bands expansive sound.

For a band formed in late 2015, they are actually not doing bad… having released two EP’s, a number of singles, a full length album and signing to Australia based Half A Cow Records, MOSES has promising shows steady lined up, as they’re embarking on an album release tour in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, UK, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands before relocating permanently to Berlin!

2017 is shaping up to be a good year with the band’s impressive artistry which is backed up by their phenomenal work rate, so we’re expecting nothing but good things for New Zealand’s MOSES! Stay tuned folks!!

Corniglia – Oh My Love

Ahhh now this is more like it! A band whose originality is actually genuine and not the same as all the other so called “original” bands.

“Oh My Love” is the fantastically sombre new single from alternative indie pop Australian band Corniglia, who combined big room, ethereal vocals with tender guitar chords and polyphonic perfection to create a magical sound, which stands out effortlessly and with great finesse!

The band has also released an impressive stop motion video to go with the beautiful single, which depicts a male who is “searching” for something bigger than himself and a female who seems to be “waiting” for someone to find her….

To be fair, the video could be interpreted in many different ways so we’ll avoid getting into its deeper meaning since it is an abstract video but nonetheless, the visuals breathtakingly highlight Corniglia’s vision and brilliance as it suits their stylish sound down to a tee! The arrangement of the song is sublime throughout while Chloe’s vocals are simply too gorgeous.

The talented group is composed by founder Matt Irwin, his brother Mitchell, Chloe de Paoli on the vocals and live band members Scott Young, James Stevens-Cutler and Mike Litton and their soundscape resembles some of the earlier work of bands such as Radiohead, Beach House and our personal favourite Warpaint, as they release a single that is light, magical and genius all at the same time.

You better believe me when I say that Corneglia have now gained a new die hard fan in me, as I was drawn to it all it as soon as I pressed that play button! Such a pleasure to listen to… these guys are going to be pretty big! I sure have my fingers crossed.

…Perth stand up!!!