Mixtape #72

With a new month comes a new guest mixtape, this time from Brighton's quintet Calico. The band, a set of incredible musicians complementing each other perfectly, bring together an extensive range of musical genres to create a unique and exhilarating sound. Their intricate compositions incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, folk, math-rock and classical to name a few. And reflecting this healthy eclecticness, the mix they've compiled for us is a gift that keeps on giving, filled to the brim with incredible picks.


Calico share video for ‘Euphorism’

CalicoLast Autumn, Brighton based quintet Calico released their eponymous debut EP. The sublime and exhilarating ‘Euphorism’ served as the EP’s first single and the band have recently unveiled a video for it. The effort was filmed during Calico’s recent European tour and it features them performing a live session. Check it out now.

Calico EP is out now via Small Pond Recordings

Calico’s self-titled debut EP arrives next month

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We’ve been meaning to post some wonderful music from Brighton quintet Calico for a while. Chris Martyr (keyboards and samples), Dan Nixon (guitar), Lewis Husband (trumpet), Vlad Matveikov (bass) and Graham Burgess (drums), who make up the band, create mind-blowing compositions blending each of its five members’ own musical territories, including jazz, electronica, folk, rock and classical.
Comes October 19th, Calico will release their self-titled debut EP via Small Pond. The effort “exhibits the band’s staggering vision, ambition and musicianship with their combined inventiveness and passion across keys and samples, brass and warped guitar sounds creating something that is tantalizingly refreshing”, says the press release.

‘Euphorism’ was the first marvellous single lifted from the upcoming EP and they have recently teased the album further with the glorious ‘Fold A Winning Hand’. Listen to both tracks below.