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12 May 2013

Strange Week in Music: New Article Feature on the Strangeways Blog - Week 2.

When The Sun Hits is now contributing to a new weekly blog feature on the Strangeways Radio blog called Strange Week in Music. The full article can be found on the Strangeways blog; WTSH cross posts it only partially, with a link to the full article provided. 

Strange Week in Music gives each Strangeways DJ an opportunity to highlight one track that is related to his/her show that week; the article will include information, links, images, a video/stream of the tracks and where they can be purchased. You can think of it as Strangeways' Week at a Glance. 

If you are new to Strangeways Radio, or are curious about other station shows aside from WTSH, this weekly feature on the Strangeways blog will be the perfect introduction. Below is WTSH's second contribution. 

DJ Amber Crain/When The Sun Hits Selection:

Artist: Girls Names
Album: The New Life
Song: Hypnotic Regression
RIYL: DIIV, Ian McCulloch/Echo & the Bunnymen, The Chameleons, Crystal Stilts, Sea Pinks, Doves, The Cure
Where to buy: Amazon, Slumberland Records
Description: Released in February 2013, sophomore LP The New Life from Girls Names is the sound of a band existing on the fringe of many genres, striving to forge their own path, purposefully out of step - and time - with their surroundings. Weighed heavy with the grey landscapes of their hometown, Belfast, the sound is isolation laid bare, shot through with an undeterred sense of purpose and individuality. Reverb-heavy guitars and compelling, immediately memorable melodies weave throughout the full length release.

1 comment:

  1. OMG Amber, that paragraph about The New Life is SO well written! If I can learn to encapsulate an album in a 'graph half that well, I'll be in good shape! :D