New Year Ninety 2016 – 20 to 11

The New Year Ninety 2016 enters the thick end of the chart with twenty to eleven.

The Urchins - New Year Ninety 2016

The Urchins

20 – Yesterdrive (India)

19 – Eternal Death (Sweden)

Cry – Single – Eternal Death is available on iTunes.*

18 – The Urchins (Scotland)

Start the Stampede – The Urchins is available on iTunes.*

17 – Ghost Pepper (USA)

16 – The Haze (England)

Fight to Pay – EP – The Haze is available on iTunes.*

15 – Palace (England)

14 – Former Angels (Australia)

13 – The New Southern Electrikk (England)

12 – Frank (England)

11 – Tirman Kid (Argentina)

A Mind Trick – Tirman Kid is available on iTunes.*

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The New Southern Electrikk

The New Southern Electrikk from Manchester in England is the smudge-synth quintet of Monica Ward (Vocals), Zack Davies (Guitar), Rikki Turner (Keys), Steven Tajti (Bass) and Jim Correy (Drums).

The New Southern Electrikk - photo by Shari Denson

The New Southern Electrikk – photo by Shari Denson

Think of Olive Oil presses and you are in the vicinity of The New Southern Electrikk who drip finely tuned unctions across the room. The music wraps the listener in warming smothers of sound-scape as garage rock and new romanticism coalesce into an amalgam in which you just want to bathe.


Combinations of driving percussion and pearlescent bass duel with a guitar that flicks around the ears in vituperative echoes as the synth weaves threads of multi-coloured billows of goose-down in which the brain takes comfort as a vocal acts like a blood-letting outlet for the frustrations to spill as The New Southern Electrikk allow thoughts to ferment.

Still in early stages of development the quintet have much to add to the world of music and they are still in the egress of an earlier iteration – as those of longer readership will know – perhaps immediately recognising the ‘kk’ in Electrikk.

I look forward to discovering more as the few tracks I have been able to hear demonstrate that The New Southern Electrikk have much to offer.

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Mary Joanna – Fade (Tired Eyes) – Audio

Mary Joanna from England has a début track Fade (Tired Eyes) which appeared this week.

Mary Joanna

Mary Joanna

Those of longer memory will recall a band called Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk introduced in July. They have already split into two entities one being – Mary Joanna – the other – The New Southern Electrikk, about whom I also have an email announcing new songs.

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