We’ve covered the work of Will Phillips a few times on the blog before but much has changed since our last update in September. Will previously released dreamy synthpop under the name Little Loud up until 2012 when he decided to rebrand as Tourist. Getting comfortable in the new outfit, he’s preparing for his debut Placid Acid EP set to release on March 12th via UK label Make Mine.
Just about a month ago, Will gave his introduction to Tourist by streaming the album’s first song titled “Placid Acid.” The track carries the orchestral rhythm and high-pitched electronic characteristics that we saw with his work as Little Loud and has already received a substantial amount of feedback from listeners. This week he let loose another EP preview, “Jupiter,” which is yet another catchy tune that stretches vocal echoes across an electropop landscape – listen to it streamed below. Both of these previews give us another refreshingly smooth taste of his production in anticipation of the EP to come. From initially being a known as a remixer and slowly dabbling his way into original production, Will has certainly worked his way up to confidently building an EP as well as beginning to do live performances.
- Placid Acid
Most of his previous work as Little Loud has been disposed but some tracks are still available for listen on Myspace.
I introduced you to Little Loud, young electronic artist from the United Kingdom, back in March with his remixes for Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Clock Opera. I’ve been following his work since then and am excited to see that he’s been working on some productions of his own recently. It seems as though his practice with remixing has paid off with his first two tracks that were just released online as they are definitely a step up from most artist debuts. An EP is definitely in the works here, however, no announcements have been made yet.
Little Loud, aka Will Phillips, is an electronic popster from Brighton, UK who has a very soothing portfolio of chillwave remixes. This young chap has been revisiting tracks from a variety of artists over the past year including Memory Tapes, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Yeasayer and even Bruce Springsteen. He seems to put each of them on stage with a synthetic orchestra to create an elaborate version of its original sound. Although covering quite a diverse range of genres, Little Loud has kept consistency by topping his signature soft cosmic experience to each track. With an echoed mixture of 80’s synth, original track vocals, and hazy keynotes, each remix slowly builds up significance which is followed by a danceable, yet relaxing, breakdown. Take a listen to the streamed tracks below and continue to his SoundCloud for his complete list of remixes.