Azusena ‘Red Sky’ (file under Lana Del Rey)

Azusena has just signed to Caroline/Fiction and her debut single ‘Red Sky’ is out now and has a nod to Lana Del Rey and Pumarosa. (Publishing is via Sentric and registered for TV usage.)
Her honeyed, enticing voice brings weight to her folky, electronic soul, and she says “If I couldn’t write my own music, I wouldn’t be doing this. I could never let anyone write my songs for me, especially my lyrics. They are so personal.”
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Having a mother who worked alongside Prince for 12 years and an 80’s supermodel father, is quite a parentage for Azusena.
 
Her origins span the majority of continents – Europe, America and Asia. Azusena grew up splitting her time between the USA and Britain. Born in New York, she went to boarding school in Wales but spent the majority of her life in the Wirral which she considers home.
She sites The Cocteau Twins as her favourite band of all time, and Kid A is her favourite album, however Azusena sees film as her single biggest influence with Wim Wenders and Jean-Jacques Beineix having the biggest impact. “I have always listened to mantras and melodies and instrumentals so I try to incorporate that in to my own music.”
Insta: @azusenamusik

New Music : Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore : ‘Rock’N’Roll Consciousness’

Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s ‘Rock’N’Roll Consciousness’ is an album of fewer songs (only 5), fewer vocals and gorgeous guitar work. The album kicks off with Exalted, a dream-like rhythmical instrumental, followed by Cusp with its threshing tempo and annihilating distortion. Next up Turn On with its sprawling core melodies, then Smoke of Dreams’ mesmerizing guitar solo and finished off with sheer noise guitar on Aphrodite. Just stunning.

New Music : Sylvan Esso ‘What Now’

OUT TODAY ON CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL

US boy/girl duo Sylvan Esso’s second album ‘What Now’ is a brimming with quirky electronica. Radio fizzes with Tune-Yards-style energy, Kick Jump Twist is a slice of irreverent, beepy, minimal pop with a robotic zeal, while Die Young is more mournful, underpinned by a brilliant 80s arcade-game synth line that fades away only to make repeated comebacks. Elsewhere, Sound makes a play for the Japanese House’s ambient soundscapes and Song has more than a nod to The Cure.

2017 – a taste of what’s to come #newmusic

Here’s a lovely assortment of new releases from Caroline International,
with many new albums on their way.  

Valerie June : soulful vocalist. New album due March
British Sea Power : new album after 4 years released in March
Glass Animals new clean edit of ‘Pork Soda’ and remix of ‘Season 2 Episode 3’ ahead of their Brixton Academy gig
The Amazons, The Big Moon and Pumarosa hotly-anticipated debut albums due in the Spring 
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E White sublime covers duet album
The welcome return of Marika Hackman, The Dandy Warhols, Pulled Apart By Horses, The New PornographersBush, the legendary Van Morrison and Paul Weller’s remix of Syd Arthur and singles from Vitalic, AFI, Banfi, Dan CrollTwin Peaks, Tom Williams, Childish Gambino, Palace, Sylvan Esso, James Hersey, Drones ClubDenzel Curry, Day Wave, Joseph J Jones, Cate Le Bon, Matthew & The Atlas and Plaitum 

*Caroline International controls master rights for all artists.