Posts Tagged ‘Aquilo’

April 10, 2018

Ah, Aquilo, just the thought of your name seems to brush against the tender-most regions of the heart. The British duo has moved us time and time again with their dream pop and woodsy electronica, and now we have sophomore album ii to look forward to for more such exquisite experiences. Aquilo has revealed a new single off of ii, too. Listen to Seagull above, a willowy gusting, chiffon gliding new gem with a twangy indie rock lilt. You can grab the gorgeous new tune, here. Aquilo’s album ii will be out on May 4th. You can find various pre-order packages for the release, here.

March 6, 2018

I must confess, I don’t have the patience to sit through those classic silent films from back in the day. But my tune might be very different if they still had silent movie theaters where the films were accompanied by a live orchestra or band. In fact, I’ve experienced that once before, when Oakland’s own tUnE-yArDs soundtracked a vintage film, and it was a unique and delightful treat. I’m also sure that I could sit through anything if it’s accompanied by Aquilo’s music. I can’t even begin to count how many times the British duo has tenderized my heart and melted me to the core with their emotionally pummeling, willowy gusting music. Their latest single is named Silent Movies, and it’s a real heartrending experience, too. The Damien Rice evoking single is lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘ii’, due out May 4th. Bittersweet anguish is more than tangible on the dreamy pastoral strummer. “Silent movies always make me cry,” they coo on the song. I could almost say the same about Aquilo. Their latest single is available from iTunes, here.

November 21, 2017

On Friday, heart tenderizing British duo Aquilo released side A of their sophomore album, ‘ii’, on Harvest Records. To mark the arrival of the five-track EP, the pair have shared a music video for new single Who Are You, a beautifully misty and woodsy willowy suffusion of lush orchestral, soul searching bliss. It’s long been apparent it’s impossible not to melt to Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher’s music. Take in their new EP/Side A of their next album in full, here

“We’re doing things differently,” explains Ben. “Streaming has changed how we all consume music. We still love the album format, but it needs updating. Releasing an album in two halves is our way of doing that.”

October 17, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.09.2017 – 10.16.2017

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October 10, 2017

True sonic bards are Aquilo, the British duo who’ve melted us time and time again with their spindly stirring, lush atmospheric indietronica and folk pop amalgamations. Though they’re currently on their first North American headlining tour, Aquilo has found time to release a spectacularly heartrending new beauty named Thin, the follow up to I Could Fight On A Wall. Despite its tender delivery, Thin is as emotionally affecting as ever. Thin’s pastoral yet celestial charm and gentle intimacy are like an entanglement of Asgeír and Bon Iver. Its richly swelling moments also evoke Maggie Rogers’ intricate yet powerful combinations of electronic and organic elements. Thin is the second track to be shared off of Aquilo’s new project, “ii”, which will be released in two halves. Side A, featuring five tracks, comes next month, while Side B will be released in 2018. Purchase/stream Thin, here.

September 14, 2017

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November 11, 2016

As I’d expect of any song entitled Sorry, this one is ripe with heartbreaking remorse. But this isn’t any song, this is an Aquilo song, which means it’s far more beautiful than the majority of other songs you’ve ever heard in your life. The British duo proceeds to shatter hearts with their tender soothing, soulful billowing pop, rendering us sappy, regretful messes. But we return to be ravaged again and again by the atmospheric ambient pop song, because it’s that sublime a listen despite all the aching feels it dredges up out of our wounded hearts. Hold your loved ones close for this one, and bring a tissue. Sorry will be on Aquilo’s debut album Silhouettes, due to arrive January 27th. Pre-order, here.

October 20, 2016

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October 18, 2016

I’m proud to say that I’m normally on right on top of new Aquilo, having shared pretty much every single that the British duo has melted us with in the past couple of years. Yet, I somehow allowed You Won’t Know Where You Stand slip through the cracks for some days. My sharp remorse is assuaged away in the soft glow of this beautiful gem. Aquilo’s fluid soulful cooing and the gently rippling soundscape meld together seamlessly, taking us on a dreamy weightless float through thin air. This chill grooving slice of soulful pop is a first single from the British duo’s long awaited debut album, for which I’m eagerly awaiting more details. In the meantime, we can purchase You Won’t Know Where You Stand from iTunes and fans in the UK can catch Aqulo on tour thorugh the rest of the month.

August 15, 2016

Prepare to have your heart strings tugged, hard, as we dive into a new live video that British duo Aquilo just unveiled this past week. If you think you’ve grown accustomed to their emotive, soulful pop, You’re Like Me will prove you mistaken and leave you reeling. The sorrowful acoustic ballad is crisply exquisite and beautifully atmospheric. I find myself haunted all over again by the fact that I had to miss Aquilo when they made a rare appearance in San Francisco previously. The new track comes ahead of Aquilo’s headline UK tour in October and will appear on their forthcoming debut album, a release I await most eagerly.