THE BLACK OPERA
Collective of “artistic freedom fighters” also producing banging hip-hop tunes. Now hooked up with the Mello Music label and working with producers Apollo Brown, Tall Black Guy, 14KT, Nick Speed and J-Rell. Check out Opera Hands from their upcoming
Glasgow art students producing powerful, graceful, stunning sounds with touches of dramatic grandstanding ( partly down to singer Pat Hynes’s distinctive voice). A tour with Wu Lyf, an EP release and new tune, Tear, has set them up as ones to watch in the coming months.
The second band from Regina, in Canada’s Saskatchewan province, to feature here in recent times, Rah Rah hooked us with the epic big music drawl of new single Art and A Wife from their forthcoming The Poet’s
Dead album. sparkling, harmonic indie pop à la Broken Social Scene.