Apologies for the lack of action on here the past couple of days. This evening we’d like to introduce you to an exciting new act from Toronto.
CRHYMES is the project of multi-instrumentalist Sebastien Shinwell, and ‘Our Surprises’ is the band’s debut EP. Well at least we think it is. Please, correct me if I’m wrong, Sebastien.
In a musical landscape where alternative indie bands like alt-J can succeed, CRHYMES could be onto a winner here. Giving a nod to OK Computer-era Radiohead with their instrumentals, the band’s swirling, dreamy indie soundscapes are enchanting. I also can’t help but think Sebastien’s ghostly vocals are very similar to Oliver Sim’s of The xx, which is by no means a bad thing.
Make sure you keep an eye on this band, and stream the EP below.