New Music From The Inbox 04 December 2013, Part 2: Illitry, They Call Me Rico, Allie & Ivy, Club Thunderbolt, & Mark Martyre

By Juliette Jagger

Artist: Illitry “Kingdom Perverted”

Album: Single
There is something continuously off-kilter about this band (think Alt-J) but in a more urgent, end of the world kind of way.

Sounds like:  Afro-Cuban rhythms, dense synths and tense discordant vocals.


Artist: They Call Me Rico “To Call My Own”
This Kind of Life
Between it’s gritty Southern style and the dirty organ riffs, I could stomp my feet to this one all damn day.

Sounds like: “Looking for a place to rest my bones.”


Artist: Allie & Ivy “Cowboys and Indians”
With its bright, catchy hooks and infectious melodies, this is really solid track from Sydney, Australia based indie-pop duo Allie & Ivy.

Sounds like: “Go take your battle stance…Fight till the last man stands…”


Artist: Club Thunderbolt “City of Salt”
City of Salt
There’s something about this song from Windsor, ON based band Club Thunderbolt. Sometimes gritty cities and sad situations have a way of sounding so much sweeter on record.

Sounds like: “You’ve been drinkin’ and I’ve been thinkin’ of walkin’ outta here.”


Artist: Mark Martyre
“The Next Song “
There is a certain wryness about Martyre’s voice – very Tom Waits – which makes it perfect for telling stories about knowing the truth and bearing the weight of it so that someone else doesn’t have to before their time.

Sounds like: “The best thing to do is not be false with her…”


Juliette Jagger

Juliette Jagger is a Canadian music journalist. She is on Twitter @juliettejagger.

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