Devon based sister duo, Gentian, have unleashed their latest EP onto the world filled with hypnotically enchanting soundtracks.
Gentian was born back in 2011 and has been catching the attention and support of stations all across the UK and that support is only going to get bigger.
For those of you not up to speed on your flower language, Gentian apparently means Sweet Be Thy Dreams, so it is an apt name for this duo with their music having a dream like quality about it.
In The Dark has 3 hauntingly beautiful tracks on it recorded with Andy Rugg (who has worked with likes of Coldplay, Beyonce and Jay-Z). Opening with Finished the EP opens with a quite a dark atmospheric track, setting the tone for the entire EP. The lullaby style Night Light is a beautiful follow up to Finished, relaxing and chilled out, but still full of slightly lighter atmospheric layers. The EP closes with the catchy What Am I Gonna Do?, A lighter track that we are bound to spend the rest of this bank holiday singing whether or not we wanted to! (Thankfully we do want to!)
We are loving this EP and fully recommend that you guys at it to your collection! (It is also on Itunes and Spotify!)
The TKOS Team are very excited about the fact that summer is almost upon us! In fact we’ve arrived at the office in bright sunshine, blue skies and surrounded by bird song! (C’mon Disney! Where is our Prince?!) With that in mind, we already are thinking about our summer playlists, filled with chilled out acoustics and light fun pop-style songs. So you can imagine just how excited we were when we found The Landed‘s She in our inbox!
Filled with awesome guitars and an excellent beat and coated in some infectious lyrics. Basically, if you’re not at least humming this all weekend, you’re living your life wrong.
These guys could very easily go very far, the BBC are already loving them and their next EP is out this summer. However if you can’t wait that long, She is out on Monday!
Title: Crystal Sister
Artist: Crystal Sister
Genre: Electronic Pop
Standout Track: Inside My Heart
Listen To: During the heartbreak montage in the movie of your life
Genre: Electronica Soul
Standout Track: Intoxicate ft Yoshi, The GTW
Listen To: While making sexy eyes across the club
Title: The Road North
Artist: Reuben’s Rocket
Genre: Indie Folk Pop
Standout Track: The Road North
Listen To: During those beautiful spring showers
We know it’s been a little while since we last updated the site, and we do apologise for that, however we like to think it’s been with good reason!
While we can’t spill the beans on much yet, we just wanted to let you guys know that we’ve been listening to what is being said by those of you who listen to the show or want to listen to the show, and are in the process of exploring a couple of paths we would like to follow to improve and expand the show to make it more accessible for you all.
As we hope you’re all already aware, we want to make sure we’re providing the best opportunities we can to help the musicians we work with get their music out to all of you lovely listeners, and help all our lovely listeners to hear the music of all you talented musicians we’re lucky enough to work with.
We’re hoping to get the site back up and running again very shortly, and hopefully not too long after that we hope to fill you all in on what we’ve been up to.
In the mean time, we’re digging through our submissions box, to bring you plenty of reviews, videos, and more on the site here. We’ve certainly got a few gems hiding in there!
Thanks for sticking with us, we’re all very excited to take this journey to the next step, and can’t wait to share it with you.
Kitty and The TKOS Team
Title: Potentially Violent
Artist: Friends Of John’s
Standout Track: This Ends Well
Listen To: At a house party while playing beer pong
We’re really enjoying this track from JointPop. It’s called Simply Beautiful, and the video is pretty awesome. Oh to be that mannequin!
The track is off their brand new album, Quicksand, which is released April 1st!
Every week I spend time going through submissions for the radio show, and there will usually be at least one track that catches my attention more than others, so I thought I’d share those with you each week!
This weeks track comes from the talented Essex singer-songwriter Annie May Adams, who sent through two tracks from her upcoming EP. I particularly like this acoustic version of her track Coastline.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!
Annie May Adams – Coastline
Title: Another Man’s Poison LP
Artist: Another Man’s Poinson
Genre: Alt Rock
Standout Track: Rockabilly Rascal
Listen To: While attempting that horrid essay the teacher who has always hated you set.