A total mix of some of my favorite artists- Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, HOMESHAKE, and Frank Ocean, this 18-year old multi-instrumentalist out of Peckham, London is just a regular kid that skates, paints, makes cool music, and has absolutely blown my mind with his eclectic mix of indie and r&b. His voice, hip urban style, and lyrical influences are 100% unique to him. The biggest thing that I look for when listening to new artists are original lyrics that aren’t cliche or heard before and Cosmo Pyke brings something new to the table in all of his tunes. If you wanna hear some groovy stuff listen to the tracks below:
Favorite Tunes off of ‘Just Cosmo’
Track #2-Chronic Sunshine
Track #4- Social Sites
Track #5- Great Dane
In an interview with Independent UK, Cosmo mentioned that he grew up listening to reggae, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, and Micheal Jackson (you can really hear the reggae influence in Chronic Sunshine). Just from listening to his music and interview, you know that the things that influence his writing are completely genuine and real.
Cool Fact: He sampled his mom and a clip from “Just William” that reminds him of his childhood on the track ‘Great Dane’ on his EP.
Cosmo Pyke on Soundlcoud:
Music Video for Chronic Sunshine:
Cover Photo by Notics Magazine.
Hope ya enjoyed some rambling on a cool dude, see ya soon.
Happyness is sure to bring you exactly what their name offers with their 90s alternative rock lead guitar style along with their abstract lyrics that lead you to places in your mind that you don’t pay much attention to. How many British guys does it take to create this sick sound, you ask? Three! Jon EE Allan (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), Benji Compston (Guitar, Vocals), and Ash Cooper (Drums). This band has played festivals such as Reading and Leeds which is where so many of my favorite legendary bands have played.
Their first album Weird Little Birthday was released on March 30th of 2015 from their personal studio, Jelly Boy Studios. This record is 17 tracks long, some of the songs being pretty lengthy. The next bit of music they produced was an EP Tunnel Vision On Your Part, released on September 23rd, 2016, and is 5 tracks long, named after the last song. Their most recent album Write In,not out yet,releases on April 7th of this year (2017). This record will features 2 tracks from the previous EP.
My Favorite Tunes (I know, I listed a lot):
‘Montreal Rock Band Somewhere’
‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same’
‘Friend Of The Revolution’
‘It’s On You’
‘Leave The Party’
‘Monkey In the City’
‘You Come To Kill Me?!’
‘A Whole New Shape’
The guys got their name from the song “Hello Moscow” by Brute Force and mispelled it purposely to pay tribute to Happy Shoppers convenience store.
Audio Preview of ‘Weird Little Birthday Girl’ (2015):
Thanks for reading, take a listen and tell me what ya think.