This month sees Ciaran McAuley release his debut long-player. After a dozen years as a recording artist and five since he became a standalone operator, he's released ‘Permission To Exhale’ on Black Hole Recordings.
As artists in their own right, Sue McLaren and Suzanne Chesterton have covered a good deal of stylistic ground. However, as Siskin, they’ve shaped, focused and honed that into their artistic quintessence, doing it all in a little over 12 months and, as of today, seven singles as they sign off their ‘Seratonin EP’ with ‘Always You’.
If you’ve been feeling any of Siskin’s pressure of late, you’ll also recognise that it comes with a different feel than you may be used to. Last year, the sister-ship of Sue McLaren and Suzanne Chesterton released the ‘Dopamine EP’, which presented a four-pack of tracks that outlined their style.
‘Hope’, the latest track from Solarstone, takes flight with melodies which gravitate straight to the production’s centre. Once aloft, they enter a slipstream of his piano notes, reflective pads and chords and vocal harmonies, all of which aim to bring an optimism to the track’s tone.
Emma Hewitt recently released her latest solo single offering, ‘Collide’. The second successive single taken from the Australian born singer-songwriter’s forthcoming artist album, ‘Ghost of the Light’, she continues to explore contrasting sonic territories with her original versions accompanied by remixes.
RAM and Susana have apparently always enjoyed an emotional studio connection and it’s one that goes back almost a decade to the their ‘RAMelia’. Their Tales Of Life collaborations though are held back for a certain vibe and style of track, and for the last one you need only look to 2020’s ‘You Are Enough’. In keeping with that, they now present ‘The Power Of Love’.
Back in Feb, through the track ‘Fly Away’, the singing sisterhood of Siskin signed off their ‘Dopamine EP’ in style. Since, Sue McLaren and Suzanne Chesterton have let ‘Villaneve’, ‘Electric Love’, ‘Never Alone’ & ‘Fly Away’ live out there for people to fully absorb.
Having lent her tones to its first and third singles, Diana Miro is likely now the singer most readily associated with Nic & Bossi’s 11th album project. Cementing that rep, the trio re-team this month to add another fragment to ‘MOSAIIK’s sonic mosaic. After ‘Blame’ and ‘Nothing To Hide’, the Amsterdam-based singer is aiming to burn up the room again with ‘Hear Me Out’.
After the Original and nowifi Remix of Emma Hewitt’s ‘Into My Arms’, dropped earlier in the month, the evolution continues as the track adds Markus Schulz to its cast list. Schulz has given its first clubfloor translation, and one that equalizes Emma’s bittersweet evocations with an uplift.