Killing Moon Live Vid Holding Image demolition day


Another Friday, another Demolition Day: our weekly pick of what’s hot and what’s tepid live from Killing Moon Towers, streamed live (and available to watch back) on the KM Facebook page. This time we were joined by special guest Naomi Jackson @ Omnii, a collective aiming to inspire women and non-binary people to operate in all aspects of music production through workshops and events. Righteous.

As ever, our choices can be found in the Killing Moon Demolition Day Spotify playlist, updated weekly.

Buddha Blood – Easy

Brighton’s Buddha Blood released their debut EP Cabin Fever last month. We enjoyed opening track Easy, with phased vocals and choppy guitar giving the impression of a far grander production reminiscent of Summer days and beach rays.

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Girl Ray – Don’t Go Back At Ten

From the London band’s debut album Earl Gray (and certainly not Early Gray), which is a stonking record in our books. Don’t Go Back At Ten catches Girl Ray at their most optimistic, though it can’t help but sound bittersweet with an exceptionally dry vocal take perched perilously atop jangly guitars.

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Elliot – Trade Burgers 4 Love

Perhaps this week’s most esoteric find: Elliot is a Swedish artist with an advanced fascination with fast food. It’s wonky, self-referential pop, lo-fi in production but thematically fully realised as an examination of the ordinary. It comes ahead of his album Fast Food Musik due next year – no doubt a concept record of supersize proportions.

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Liana Bank$ – People Like Me (feat. Ayo Jay)

KM picked up on Liana’s last single, Ghosts, which edged in an avant-R&B direction with haunting samples and lagging beats. New track People Like Me shows her adopting a more conventional R&B tone with guest vocalist Ayo Jay infusing Afropop elements.

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Dama Scout – Toothache

Pitting lo-fi guitars with a crystal vocal, the first track from Dama Scout’s self-titled EP finds a band brave in their vision and accomplished in execution. Twisting with deceptive accuracy, Toothache sounds equal parts Day Tripper, Helter Skelter and A Day In The Life (is it still a cliché to compare music to The Beatles?). The rest of the record is equally worth a listen.

Tune in this Friday at 2pm for the next instalment of Demolition Day. And, if you’ve got something ripe we should hear, fire us an email at [email protected]. Ace.

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