Good to see Sentric land on the iTunes homepage – its podcast is currently one of iTunes’ top picks: mixing with the elite, in its New and Noteworthy section.
Liverpool’s Sentric Music, for those who don’t know, offers a royalty collection service to independent and emerging UK artists and songwriters. The unsigned band’s best friend, it helps find audiences for unpublished bands, and ensures the PRS money finds its way back to their pockets.
June’s podcast, presented by Sentric’s Simon Pursehouse, features lots of tunes currently ‘rocking his world’ – our favourites include London’s Revere with their cracking single, We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow. A fat, juicy slice of chamber pop with ‘summer’ shot right through it. Cello, brass, harps, guitars and…well, just listen – it’s like Arcade Fire without the £1 million festival fees. They were recently singled out as 6music’s ‘Rebel Playlist’ winners. And rightly so, in SevenStreets’ opinion.
Also worth checking out is Brighton-based electro-popsters, The Blue Skies, with Royal Blood – a cracking, retro workout which mixes equal parts Visage with, dare we say, Ladytron overtones? Well, that’s just our opinion.
Coming over like a northern Rob da Bank, Pursehouse’s enthusiasm, and obvious passion for his playlist is infectious. We’ve hit the ‘subscribe’ button. We suggest you do too.
Oh, and it’s not totally devoid of home-spun talent: Dsko Dance, by the ever-reliable electro duo, Alice Klar, is a reassuringly forthright call to the dancefloor.