Beorma are Tom & Ferns, an indie pop/R&B duo based in Birmingham. Tom is Birmingham born & bred whilst Ferns is originally from Portugal. Both Tom & Ferns have been members of separate bands but they found musical love together during lockdown and began to collaborate sending ideas back and forth online, eventually coming up with the seven tracks that make up their debut EP ‘Virtual Emotionality’ which came out the end of January. Prior to the EP release they put out the singles ‘F U’ & ‘Right Behind You’ in 2020.
Now under the management of Indie Midlands Beorma are looking to push on with the release of new single ‘Woman’, a track that is purposely being released in time for International Women’s Day.
“Our music ranges from spoken word tracks resembling the early works of The Streets to the synth fuelled Indie Pop sounds of The 1975. Although our sound is quite often classed as Pop, we address very dark and morbid themes such as depression, self medication and stalking in our lyrics; often disguised and masked by the upbeat and vibey sounds of our tracks.” – Beorma
Image credit: ‘Risk It All’ music video (director: Péter P. Szabó & Stylist: Szilvi Murányi)
Belau is one of the most promising electronica newcomers around the European music scene. In three years, they had almost 200 live performances in 23 countries. The debut LP, “The Odyssey” won the Hungarian Grammy in best electronic music album category. After their long-awaited sophomore album, titled Colourwave, they release a breathtaking music video plus a mystic night version for “Risk It All” featured Amahla.
“Take You to The Sea” – claims about their compositions. Belau (Peter Kedves and Krisztian Buzas) is a band who tries to provide shelter for the modern human through their music – representing the path to self-awareness through the depth of the individual – by making modern and elegant electronic beats with longing lyrics driven for the solace of the mind. Forever inspired by the fundamental elements of the nature, especially the infinite sea.
The duo had many international successes. In the last years they played almost 200 shows in 23 countries and impressed audiences at renowned festivals like Primavera, Eurosonic, Electric Castle, Sziget, SXSW – to name just a few. Belau was supported by radios like BBC Radio 1 or KEXP and mediums like Clash Music, Billboard, The Line of Best Fit, or Ones to Watch. Their first album won the Hungarian Grammy Award, Belau reached one million streams with earlier releases.
Colourwave which got many great reviews, feedbacks, keeps providing shelter for the modern human through music, where listeners can sink to themselves and their thoughts. “Risk It All” is a song of the possibility. One of our favourite track from the new album. Before the release in February we shot a video for it around some breathtaking European sights. In April of 2021 we would like to release the Deluxe version of Colourwave with some remixes, live sessions, reimagined versions, and a new song. The first tune from it is the night version of Risk It All, which is more mystic, minimal, and darker than the original” – said Belau about the new releases featured the fresh The Ivors Academy Rising Star nominee, Amahala.
Due to COVID 19 crisis Hungary’s No.1 musical export good, Belau had to reschedule their album release tour, which hopefully will start around Autumn. You can always find all the updated information about the new dates or the special splatter vinyl release on their social pages.
Homecamp is the side project of UK musician Adam Binder, frontman of indie/emo band Dearist (Spartan Records), and his friend, bassist Will Jones. The duo’s debut mini-album “Did We Return As Something Else” was mastered by Bob Cooper (Cult Dreams, Citizen, Self Defense Family) and will be released on November 13th via Wiretap Records.
The first single “Thoughts Of You” hit digital streaming sites on Wednesday, Sept 16th.
Of the new single, Adam says, “This was the last song written and recorded for the mini-album. I was listening back to what I already had for the release and I felt like it needed another song that leaned towards the rockier side of our sound. Something with drums. The songs on the mini-album stretch from floaty ambient arrangements to more mainstream indie rock jams and ‘Thoughts Of You’ definitely sits in the latter camp. As with most of the songs, this one started on the piano. I am by no means a pianist but I use the trial and error method of hitting random chord shapes in random rhythms until something sparks a feeling, and then I’m away.”
He adds, “As for the lyrics, they are a subject that I’ve never touched on before. The lyrics are a kind of message from future generations to the people of today, pleading with us to look after the planet better. I’ll be completely honest, this is not a subject I’ve really given much thought to until recently. A lot of my friends are vegetarian or vegan, in an effort to cut down on the amount of emissions they are responsible for. It’s a really easy way we can make a difference. My partner is vegetarian, so 90% of the time I live the same lifestyle, out of convenience anyway. But I’m starting to look at what I can do to leave this place in better shape. I think like most people I’ve been living in the dark and didn’t fully understand the weight of the problem, but all we need to do is educate each other. So that’s what I’m trying to do, in the way I know how. I’m trying really hard not to be preachy because it’s not something I really don’t like, but if I can spark a new thought with just one person, that’ll be a job done.”
“‘Mogilalia’ is about inability to speak your mind. It’s a look on the exertion of being filled with intense, but unexpressed anger. And the need to express it anyway to avoid imploding.” explains the band.
‘You don’t own me brother. I don’t owe you anything.’ as the lyrics go. “Mogilalia” is an uncomfortable slow burn with a weirdly liberating ending. Stumbling, energetic, introverted, explosive.
We Will Kaleid will play at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. On Friday 18th, at Knust. If you happen to be around, feel free to come over.
The band’s new EP “Tongue” will be released in October.