EVERY DAY IS NEW MUSIC FRIDAY
the sync agency blog for all things music
One track added every day - a mix of new, old, undiscovered & rediscovered gems.
2019 playlist, featuring exactly 2019 seconds of new tracks and tips for this year.
2018 playlist, featuring exactly 2018 seconds of some of our favourite tracks of the year.
ARTIST PLAYLIST: Remington Super 60
We ask our collaborators, selected artists and composers to share some of the music that they are currently enjoying and here is Norwegian indie pop band Remington Super 60's offering.
Remington super 60 was founded in late 1998 by Norwegian producer & songwriter Christoffer Schou, the band has had different members over the years (Magnus Abelsen, Benedicte Sveinsson, Elisabeth Thorsen among others). They have had many releases over the years on various indie labels around the world as well as being featured on numerous compilation albums.
They have always had a love for doing winter/Christmas songsonce in a while, with titles such as “Here Comes Christmas”, “Christmas Song for Mel”, “Another Christmas Song” – the list goes on.
As so, it’s no wonder that they release one in this, their 20th year.
Although it is titled “A Winter Song”, it should also work around the Christmas tree. Inspired by bands such as The Free Design, High Llamas, Stereolab, etc., this is a lovely song about how sad it is that the snow always seems to disappear with the rain (at least in Norway), and that it would be better if it just fell down and stayed.
The track was released digitally on 3rd December and you can check it out right here 👇
Merry Christmas 2018!
As the battle for Christmas Number 1 hots up, we look back at the (not so) forgotten Christmas number 2's over the years, with a playlist of ubiquitous Christmas classics, party tunes and forgotten gems from Wham to Bill Haley with a bit of Vanilla Ice in between!
ARTIST PLAYLIST: James Yuill
Specialising in audio forensics at university, James Yuill’s experience in the analysis and evaluation of sound as criminal evidence for the legal system means that when it comes to his own music Yuill’s studio is a lab where sonic chemistry happens; a fragment is catalysed by an idea, which reacts with a refrain, crystallising into the final product bringing about a change in state.
A Change In State, the fourth album by James Yuill, is that crystallisation. It is the sound of a unique artist who can take his influences: Nirvana, Nick Drake, Justice or Aphex Twin and distil the energy of folk and electronica, rock and beats into a warm and responsive entity.
Best known for his one-man, electro-folk shows, Yuill has toured around the world alongside Phoenix, Hot Chip, Royksopp and M83, to name a few. James’ music has been featured on Gray’s Anatomy, Scrubs, One Tree Hill, The Inbetweeners and Pretty Little Liars. He also wrote the music and starred in his own Guinness Christmas advert. With support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank, along with BBC 6Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie and Steve Lamacq, and consistent love from Absolute and XFM.
This album literally came to life with the birth of Yuill’s first child. Intending to break from song writing, James started to sell off the equipment in his Hackney studio readying himself to welcome his infant into the world but much like newborns. That last song refused to rest and instead it became the first of many, which now make up this explorative and textured album, A Change In State.
With such broad ranging musical influences, training in really listening and the seismic effects of parenthood all in the mix meant it was inevitable that this record would be a rare kind of alchemy. Opening track, Cashews welcomes the listener into the ten-track adventure. Back To The Sun emerged from the dream-like twilight reflections new parents almost touch when night-time moments retreat back into the shadows with the first glimpse of dawn. Standouts include A Careless Anon and Hot Damn that effortlessly play into new single Fire Breathing. Taking on a life of its own and refusing to be an intended melancholy, acoustic affair, instead it morphed into a thumping, bass heavy monster. Contrasting effortlessly with Two Faces and closing the record, with the sound of life springing into the universe, is Primal Yell.
Yuill says, “I found that by taking things 'out of the box', I was able to bring in not just other sounds, but other spaces... I realised how many songs on the album refer to flames, fire, warmth or sources of heat. This title, ties that together, the change in atoms when moving through states; they start off close together and then as they become more excited, they move further apart.”
A Change In State, the new album by James Yuill, magical moments where solids turn to liquids and then gasses and energies transform.
It was a pleasure to work with our friends at AMV BBDO on this new campaign for BT. We sourced "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz to soundtrack the spot, directed by Fredrik Bond.
So good to see Friendly Fires back in action with a truly euphoric set at Oval Space. Can't wait for the new album. In the meantime yet another great video, for latest single "Heaven Let Me In".
Tasked with finding "Dad's Favourite Song" for Joint London's Amazon Echo campaign, we sourced "Ooh La La" by The Faces.
Super tight playing, finely crafted disco from Kitsuné's Australian via Berlin band Parcels, channelling the likes of Chic and Daft Punk (collaborators on their 2017 single "Overnight"). Great debut album, great artwork and great video for latest single "Withorwithout" starring Milla Jovovich. Video for "Lightenup" above.
Lovely new McDonald's work from our friends at Leo Burnett London. We sourced and licensed the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" for this spot celebrating the hard work of British and Irish farmers, directed by Vince Squibb.
Huge congratulations to our friends at DFS and krow communications for scooping Gold at the IPA Effectiveness Awards. We're very proud to have provided music for their campaigns for over 10 years, a recent example of which can be seen above. We sourced and licensed "Somewhere Nicer" by Obi.