Cautious Clay – “Cold War” // Paul Brainard

Good to play in the living room while slow dancing with a significant other and cuddling together afterwards with tea.  The track’s production is brewed with electronic synth and soulful vocals, with a hint of improvised jazz sax to create a perfectly intimate and relaxing atmosphere.

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House Sparrow – “Ox Blood” // Paul Loubet

House Sparrow is living room folk with a facelift. Organ-like synths and tottering bass push along idly strummed guitars while a pure, clear vocal poses questions so convincingly that you’re tempted to say “Yes, absolutely!” without really understanding what they’re asking.

“Ox Blood” is the first single from their album, Eat Honey, Taste Mud, which is out October 20th via Sounds and Tones Records.

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