Mariah McCarthy – Counting Sheep – Single Review

Mariah McCarthy is an Australian beguiling-folk creator.

Mariah McCarthy

Mariah McCarthy

Much as I enjoy and feature music to which I can pogo around the room, banging my shins and toppling desks along the way and as regular readers know being a punk rocker from the ’70s inevitably my turf – it is only occasionally one can turn on music and fall in instant love.

Is there such a thing as love at first sight? I have no idea – but I do know once every year or so – up pops a song with an auditory flow which instantly melts my heart and Counting Sheep – a début solo release taboot – by Mariah McCarthy – is one of those instances.

website

Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook is where you will discover more music that surprises me too.

Merpire – Hauntways – Audio

The Australian dream-synth project Merpire is currently working towards the release of an EP.

Merpire

Merpire

As  a taster the single Hauntways was released today (available on bandcamp) – a song which holds, simultaneously, both a dreamy soundscape whilst also a tender fragility in which the listener becomes softly robed in the multilayered melodies.

website

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook for more of the latest releases from around the world.

Vapur – Orpheus – Audio

The Australian IDM project of Joseph Nizeti – Vapur – released the EP Magnavox on the 14th.

Vapur - artwork by Brontë Hock - photo by Jack Saltmiras

Vapur – artwork by Brontë Hock – photo by Jack Saltmiras

The four track, approximately thirteen minutes, EP slides gently out of the speakers prior to building complex polyhedrons which rapidly dissolve and dissipate through the room in intricate patterns and fragile layers which degrade slowly in to silence while simultaneously the ensuing phrases undergo similar transformation.

The opening composition is Orpheus.

social media page

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook for more release news.

Robbie Maroon – When – Audio

The Australian mellow-rock creator Robbie Maroon revealed the LP Dream Factory Volume 1 on the 30th of December.

Robbie Maroon

Robbie Maroon

Dream Factory Volume 1 is an eclectic mix of a dozen songs of easy to engage music in which, like a pick ‘n’ mix bag of sweets, the listener will discover a different flavour with each track.

Instrumentation used in various combinations include, piano, electronica, synthesiser, guitar and drum with vocal feeding through the textures.

My pick of the release being the guitar led closer – When.

social media page

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Google+ for more release news.

Mo•Louie – Sucked Me Dry – Audio

Mo•Louie is an Australian electro-soul creator.

Mo•Louie

Mo•Louie

Earlier this month the début LP Fire Brick was released.

A six track release of introspective electronica cloaking an evocative and distinctive voice which finds the listener wrapping themselves in a comforting counterpane as the melancholic compositions reflect on the harsh barbs of life, yet, despite the sadness the audience finds a sense of catharsis and is a release to bring out when life seems a tad glum.

My pick of the six on the album being the trumpet infused third – Sucked Me Dry.

website

Fire Brick – EP – Mo•Louie is available on iTunes.*

For more music from around the world, join Emerging Indie Bands on Google+.

*Purchases made through the iTunes link will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.