Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. Our plan is to post at least one Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) song each Saturday.
The Ninth Wave was originally the duo of Haydn Park-Patterson and Amelia Kidd. They are now joined by Kyalo Searle-nbullu (synths) and Calum Stewart (drums, synth). Haydn explains their latest release:
"Happy Days! is a song of ups and downs. At its core, the lyrics shine a torchlight on the murky highs and lows of life. We wanted to make something harsher and more direct than songs we had written before, and this came together relatively quickly. The flow of the song really captures what we were trying to get across with the lyrics: there's a rumbling undertow throughout the whole song, interspersed with ethereal ambient sections and culminating in big nasty crushing beats. We were all agreed that this should be the first song from our new EP to let people hear, and hopefully they're not frightened away.”
“Souvenir” is 7 years ago, but we recently bumped into the song from Swimm. Twice, we grabbed an opportunity to see Swimm in concert. The first time was at an all-too-small venue in San Francisco and the second was at SXSW 2016. Both experiences were positive ones. The core of Swimm is the duo of Chris Hess and Adam Winn. The picture shows the harmonica during the performance of “Souvenir.”
“Souvenir” by Swimm