We’re getting back into our stride at Aneko Waves, getting much satisfaction from reconnecting with other bloggers, publicisits and bands. Having new music shared with us is always a pleasure as its not always possible to be on top of everything all at once. Yesterday, we were sent the latest offering from one of Brighton’s most exciting bands releasing music at the moment. It gives me great pleasure to feature ‘Melatonin‘ from the sublime Phoria. Made up of Trewin Howard (vocals/production), Jeb Hardwick (guitar, visuals), Ed Sanderson (keyboard, vocals) at it’s core, joined by Tim Douglas (bass, synth) and Seryn Burden (drums).
Since 2010, Phoria have released 3 EPs to acclaim from the likes of Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at Radio 1 and Lauren Lavern at 6 Music with continued love from blogs pushing them to number 2 in the Hype Machine chart with the track ‘Red‘.
Their latest release ‘Melatonin‘ shows a continued progression with their spacious cinematic sound-scapes. Although melancholic in it’s sound, the song isn’t reserved. It has drive and purpose. Pulsing synths, delayed guitar and well structured beats around Trewins almost ethereal vocal ebb and flow to give this track a great dynamic. Reminding me in parts of Mt Wolf, Active Child and now disbanded Worship.
With support from the fantastic PRS Momentum Music Fund, the band will continue their writing journey towards the release of their first album in 2016.
Until then, I strongly recommend you sit back and get to know this band. Following that, go get your tickets for their very special show next month on 27th November with London’s Contemporary Voices at London’s St John at Hackney. Tickets on sale Friday 30th October.
‘Melatonin‘ is released through X Novo Records and is available to download and stream now!