Wednesday, 26 August 2015

CHINAH - We Go Back

Having accumulated close to 200,000 plays on their debut single just over a month ago, today we welcome back Danish trio CHINAH with open arms as they return with their latest track, We go back. Stepping in to more mellow territory take a listen below as the track's scintillating synth work sets alight Fine's elegant vocal talents. You can catch the band play the New Shapes night in London on September 2. Tickets available from here.


Transviolet - Bloodstream

I often find myself wondering if someone's left some kind of epic-pop blueprint laying around on an LA street corner. With a continually high rate for so many talented artists in one condensed geographical location it seems like the only logical explanation. And by the looks of things Transviolet's latest single Bloodstream has been drawing influence from this very document with its gripping vocals and huge sky-high choruses. Lunging forwards with its pulsating basslines and dazzling electronic backdrop Bloodstream puts forward another exceptional effort for the band. Take a listen below for yourselves.

Live Dates
Thurs 1st October -  THE ROXY, LA
Saturday October 3rd -  RICKSHAW STOP, SAN FRANCISCO
Monday 5th October-  PORTLAND, OR  /  DOUG FIR LOUNGE
Tuesday 6th October - VANCOUVER, CANADA  /  VENUE
Wednesday 7th October - SEATTLE, WA  /  THE CROCODILE
Friday 9th October - SALT LAKE CITY, UT  /  IN THE VENUE
Saturday 10th October - DENVER, CO  /  MARQUIS THEATER
Monday 12th October - KANSAS CITY, MO  /  THE RECORD BAR
Wednesday 14th October - CHICAGO, IL  /  SCHUBA'S
Friday 16th October - COLUMBUS, OH  /  THE BASEMENT
Saturday 17th October - TORONTO, CANADA  /  MOD CLUB THEATRE
Tuesday 20th October- NEW YORK, NY  /  ROUGH TRADE
Thursday 22nd October - BOSTON, MA  /  BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
Saturday 24th October - WASHINGTON, DC  /  U STREET MUSIC HALL
Monday 26th October - CHAPEL HILL, NC  /  CAT'S CRADLE - BACK ROOM
Tuesday 27th October - ATLANTA, GA  /  CENTER STAGE
Thursday 29th October - NASHVILLE, TN  /  MERCY LOUNGE 


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Video: Roosevelt - Hold On

Image by Tonje Thilesen

With just the right amount of commercialism, Roosevelt has systematically found the perfect niche for sun-kissed indie-electronica over recent years. Returning with a new video for his single Hold On, the German-based artist lets us in to an almost candidly shot 60's inspired world - from cheesy wide angled panning to its hazy colour grading and extravagant location choices. Take a listen/watch to the grooving little number below for yourselves.

'Hold On’ / 'Night Moves’ A/ AA single is out now.


Allman Brown - Rivers (feat. Robyn Sherwell)

Enlisting the delicate touch of Robyn Sherwell's ice-like vocals, Allman Brown returns with his stunning new single, Rivers. Casting emotively hinged lyricism across a pristine backdrop of spacious guitar strums, Brown still manages to create a distinguishable ebb-like flow in his compositions. As its tides begin to swell, so does the dramatic instrumentation that readily engulfs as you become awash in all its beauty. Dive in for yourselves below.

Single Launch – 12th November – The Courtyard Theatre, London.


TOTEM - Unrequited

Having impressed hugely on previous single All Falls Down, Atlanta-based artist TOTEM is back with his huge follow up, Unrequited. Whilst the last outing saw his vocals backed with a dazzling beat filled with bubbling energy, this time around he's allowed sufficient breathing space showcasing the vast dynamic range he possesses. "I decided to write the song "Unrequited" about two things" explains TOTEM. "First, I wanted to put myself in the shoes of girls in situations where I fucked up. Ultimately, they were better off and I was left wanting them back. Second, I wanted to write a sort of fantasy account from my own perspective about women that haven't treated me the greatest. There's a darkly invigorating power in refusing to take someone back that's at the center of it all. Like real life, I kept the song open ended too. You never quite know whether the end result is personal catharsis or just a game itself". Take a listen for yourselves below. Unrequited is taken from TOTEM's upcoming EP "Echoes" due Oct 9th.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Keyes - Black Magic

Having already impressed through two sensational releases, Warwickshire-based vocalist-songwriter Keyes returns with her latest single, Black Magic. Showcasing another spell-binding display of shimmering synths and sky-high vocals, the 18 year old artist brings together her dazzling pop sensibilities to huge effect once more striding ever closer to pop perfection. With word of a to-be-announced live tour on the horizon, things only seem to be getting hotter for an already searing performer. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Black Magic is available now through iTunes.


Satchmode - Afterglow

Having been a keen playlist favourite for many months Satchmode have moulded and shaped their sound in to a wondrous entity. Returning today with Afterglow, the La-based duo showcase an inspiring maturity in their production as softly glazed vocals effortlessly grace the track's floating melodies and hazy approach to its summertime charm. With some subtle layering setting off sparks within its pulsating synth work, Afterglow forms a magical part of the pair's forthcoming second EP. Take a listen below for yourselves.

The new EP will be released August 25, 2015 - Pre Orders are available now from iTunes.


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Flyte - Please Eloise

Anyone acquaint with Flyte will know just how easy their summery soft musings can charm. Here they try adding a little more flavour, cranking the power dial to its max, which to no surprise on their part works equally as well. Trading in their elongated melodies and hummed vocals for an unrivalled urgency in pulsating basslines and jagged guitar bursts, Please Eloise brings a whole new dynamic to the quartet's energising 4-part harmonising sounds. "The song itself was written for the people we know who suffer from eating disorders" explains songwriter Will Taylor. "It’s asking them to be true to their abilities and reject the expectation that success is somehow determined by how your body looks". Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live Dates
Aug 29th - Victorious Festival - Portsmouth 
Sep 15th - Sebright Arms - London 

Lucy Rose support dates:  
Nov 1st - Leeds University Union - Leeds 
Nov 2nd - Phoenix - Exeter                   
Nov 3rd - Chinnerys - Southend               
Nov 7th - O2 Academy - Liverpool      
Nov 8th - O2 Academy - Oxford 
Nov 9th - Academy 2 - Leicester                
Nov 10th - The Roadmender - Northampton   
Nov 12th - Riverside - Newcastle                  
Nov 13th - Warwick Arts Centre - Coventry     
Nov 14th - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth 
Nov 15th - The Rescue Rooms - Nottingham 
Nov 17th - Sugarmill - Stoke On Trent         
Nov 18th - The Forum - London