Uniform Motion is not one of these usual lineups. Reminding me of Gorillaz, the ‘band’ consist of two musicians and a graphic artist located in Toulouse, France. Although the instrumentation is kept simple (Andy Richards’ voice and guitar playing and rhythm-instruments or drums played by their new member Olivier Piotte), Uniform Motion still manages to bring very catchy tunes with clever suspension curves to your ear. The sweet little drawings on the album arts and live drawn on a Laptop while concerts(!) by graphic artist Renaud Forestié add the ‘icing on the cake’. In the player above you can hear their latest album ‘One Frame Per Second’. If you like it you can buy the digital release for your self-named price going up from €0.50 ($0.72), buy the CD (€10 / $14.39 + $5.76 US shipping) or Vinyl (€15 / $21.59 + $7.20 US shipping) on the band’s Bandcamp site.
My favourites: Our Hearts Have Been Misplaced in a Secret Location, There Is No Way There Is No Way
Video of ‘Flicker’ directed by Philip Clyde-Smith.
Use the double arrows to step through the tracklist.
Paper Beat Scissors aka Tim Crabtree plays beautiful and emotional folk music using his guitar and several other instruments. He recorded his debut EP ‘Flicker’ after moving from Burnley in UK to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The EP features 6 softly sungen songs and can be listened above. Listen closely to not miss out on the interesting background effects like the glockenspiel getting louder and louder at the end of ‘Flicker’.
Selja grew up in Finland before she came to UT in the age of 13. Now she plays Folk music, loves cooking and dreaming. Although her music “arrangements” are very simple (just her voice and an ukulele), she still manages to write beautiful, emotional songs. Her first album “Rain Chilled” is coming soon! So stay tuned.
The You And Me Ensemble is an Alternative Folk duo, that was founded because of a mutual love for film soundtracks, broken instruments and pistachios. Their debut “Through The Forests And Into The Fields” is made up of 8 songs featuring impressive orchestra arrangements as well as two rough but beautiful voices.