Thursday, 27 July 2017

Mulàn - Pure

Making it a straight hat-trick of releases, Mulàn return with their futuristic new single, Pure. The latest track from the mysterious outfit comes decked out, head to toe in their signature jagged synth lines and angular melodic jibes, something they've become renown for in such a short space of time. Letting their vocal line shine more prominent, the enigmatic group showcase once more why they're so far ahead in their game as their enigma transcends far beyond their reaches with another stunning release. Take a listen below for yourselves.


Official Video: The Aces - Baby Who

Following the release of their debut EP 'I Don't Like Being Honest' which dropped last month, The Aces return with their new video to latest single Baby Who. Directed by drummer Alisa Ramirez, she had the following to say: "This video is an intimate look at our lifelong friendship. The four of us spent the majority of our lives running around the neighbourhood where we filmed. We wanted fans to be able to experience the surroundings that shaped us as friends, as people, and of course as a band". Take a watch for yourselves below. 


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Nick Mulvey - Mountain To Move

Following on from his wonderful return with new singles Unconditional and Myela, Nick Mulvey has today shared his latest, Mountain To Move. A master in the slow built crescendo, he once more throws us head over heels in to a circumvoluted spiral of folk-trinsic melodies - a place where there's nowhere quite like it or where we'd rather be. Produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Sampha) the track is taken from Nick's forthcoming second album, due for release this September. Take a listen for yourselves below now. 

Live Dates

7th September – Bestival, Dorset
27th September – The Empire Music Hall, Belfast
28th September – Button Factory, Dublin
1st October – O2 Academy, Liverpool
2nd October – Lemon Grove, Exeter
3rd October – O2 Academy, Bristol
4th October – O2 Ritz, Manchester
6th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
7th October – Church, Leeds
9th October – O2 Institute, Birmingham
10th October – Wylam Brewery The Palace of Arts, Newcastle
11th October – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
12th October – O2 ABC, Glasgow
14th October – Great Hall, Cardiff
15th October – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
16th October – The Junction, Cambridge
17th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
19th October – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea


Kwaye - Sweetest Life

Following on from his recent single, Little Ones, king of soul and pop Kwaye returns with his buoyant new effort, Sweetest Life. Raising the bar to the highest it's been so far, the Zimbabwe-born singer-songwriter showcases his excelling talents with another preened pop masterpiece. The final in a trio of releases which form his debut 'solar' EP, Sweetest Life serves us a perfect hat-trick in summertime jams. In his own words he had the following to say: "The allure of love is that it is beautifully uncertain. ‘Sweetest Life’ captures the excitement and spontaneity of love in its purest form. The song symbolises an outward expression of those good vibrations that are made great when shared". Take a listen for yourselves below.


Friday, 21 July 2017

Sløtface - Pitted

I'm sure we've all had first hand experience praying to the social Gods that your plans will get cancelled, all so you can spend the night in with your favourite trash TV show. With their debut album penned in for release this September, Norway's Sløtface return with their super fun new single, Pitted, and it's about pretty exactly that. "Pitted is our own little pep talk for getting out of the house when you would really prefer to stay in and chill on the couch" the band explain. "No, not every night out is killer, but sometimes those nights make the best stories and that song is full of good stories from bad nights out. Pitted is also the first song we've ever done with horns, so we're SUPER STOKED to release it. The trumpet is played by Norwegian jazz musician Simen Kiil Halvorsen". The band's album 'Try Not To Freak Out' will be released September 15th via Propeller Recordings. Take a listen to their new single Pitted below.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tachyons - Burn

Discovered Tachyons whilst browsing Soundcloud recommendations and what a treat, it's a shame I no longer get sent music like this any more as I could have so easily overlooked it. There's not a lot of info I can seem to unearth on the artist (or artist's) involved, yet the music more than makes up for lack of background with such incredible depth. According to the Facebook page a debut EP's in the works but until then we'll most certainly make do with Burn.


TUSKS - Dissolve

Dissolve is the first track I've heard by Tusks and serves as the perfect introduction to the London-based artist's resounding and unsheltered palette. Doused in reverb-soaked guitars comes a gorgeous echo of life inspired music, each vocal cry splashing colour on to its atmospheric surface. Dissolve is taken from her debut album due October 13th through One Little Indian. Stream it below now for yourselves.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Video: Lily McQueen - Say Something

Photo by Owen Campbell
 Not too dissimilar from sister trio Haim, Lily McQueen's music drives home a euphoric pop sound made evidently clear on Say Something. Taken from her recently released debut album 'Electric Love', a record that sees her explore themes of heartache and longing, the track's groove comes packed with 80's influence and vulnerability. Directed by Joe Nankin (The xx, M83, Purity Ring), take a watch below as the nostalgic clip pays depicts McQueen and her band hard at work in the studio.