Thursday 28 May 2015

LISTEN: Damien Ike - 'Even In War'

I've recently been introduced to this track, Even In War, from British musician Damien Ike. Impressively at this early point in the Goldsmiths University graduate's musical career, he's already had support from the likes of BBC Introducing, XFM, Amazing Radio and SBTV (to name but a few!) and has worked with a range of talented and exciting producers. His recent online released track Kingdom Come placed at #3 on the Hype Machine chart, and the singer cites a broad range of artists including Everything Everything, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Adele and Coldplay as influencing his own work. He's been said to push the boundaries of song writing with 'instantly recognisable and incomparable music' - and while I don't feel qualified enough in Ike's music to reiterate this statement, I can say that I'm really loving this new track, his second online release. Building up slowly the track is catchy, and one that I could see comfortably fitting into multiple genres... satisfying my love of alternative music but also giving hints of pop and dance music, explaining his support from BBC Radio 1Xtra! Altogether a track I'm pretty glad to have been pointed towards and recommend you giving a listen to, and I look forward to hearing more from this up and coming artist. 

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