Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Lo Stesso - Oxygen

New kids on the block Lo Stesso unveil their animated new single Oxygen. Accompanied by a moody neon lighted video, the track's jagged synth melodies softened by silk-smooth vocals and warming pad textures cut through their mix in fine style. The London/LA collective are set to release an EP due for release shortly. You can Pre-Order it here. Listen for yourselves below.

Balthazar - Entertainment (Official Video)

If anyone knows their way around a luxurious melody line then it's Balthazar. Here they return with their official video to latest single Entertainment, taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Fever' which is set to be released 25th January on Play It Again Sam. Deeply exotic, with a hint of mystery and allurement, their sound is like no other and dives straight in to your head with its infectious rhythms. "Entertainment" was written at the end of the album recordings as one of the last songs, functioning as the loose uplifting tune celebrating a carefree take in an entertainment business. We wrote an ambitious album but tried not to take ourselves too seriously, sure it's an outspoken singalong chorus, but there's a rambling playfulness to it which we love." Take a listen/watch for yourselves below.

Live Dates
06.02 - The Fleece, BRISTOL UK
07.02 - Green Door Store, BRIGHTON UK
08.02 - The Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER UK
09.02 - Whelans, DUBLIN IE
10.02 - Oran Mor, GLASGOW UK
12.02 - Scala, LONDON UK


Emmit Fenn - Yellow

Off the back from collaborating with Vic Mensa and Billie Eilish, alongside having his music synced into an Apple Iphone advert, Emmit Fenn returns with his rather emotionally charged new single Yellow. Putting his unique spin on the classic Coldplay track, the Berkeley, CA based artist delivers a stunning rendition with pulsating synth melodies and a driving piano line that resonates throughout. Explaining, Fenn goes on to say, "I mean the story is I saw crazy rich asians the movie, and the last song in the movie is this asian cover of Yellow, and I was like.....”god this is horrible” but it was stuck in my head and then just decided to do a whole cover of it". Take a listen for yourselves below.


Monday, 12 November 2018

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Gratitude

Over the weekend Benjamin Francis Leftwich unveiled the video to his latest single Gratitude, which today ties in nicely with plans for a full UK and Ireland tour next Spring throughout March and April. The new single is the first material to surface from Leftwich's third album, which will be released early next year via Dirty Hit. Take a watch to the cinematic video below along with the poster for his upcoming dates.

21 - Button Factory - Dublin
22 - Cyprus Avenue - Cork
24 - Empire Music Hall - Belfast
25 - St Luke’s - Glasgow
26 - The Caves - Edinburgh
27 - Wylam Brewery - Newcastle
29 - York Minster - York
30 - Gorilla - Manchester
31 - Leaf - Liverpool

2 - Junction 2 - Cambridge
3 - Open - Norwich
4 - Assembly - Leamington
6 – Cavern - Exeter
7 - Thekla - Bristol
8 - The Globe - Cardiff
10 - Church of St John the Evangelist - Oxford
11 - Union Chapel – London
12 - St Paul’s Arts Centre - Worthing


Gaspar Narby - Words Of July (feat. LEES)

London-based Swiss producer Gaspar Narby returns with his kaleidoscopic new single Words Of July featuring the delightful vocal talents of British songwriter LEES. The track's accompanying video shot by Theo Le Sourd in New York, entirely on 16mm film beautifully compliments the track's warm hues and abstracted patterns. Take a watch/listen for yourselves below. Gaspar Narby's five-track debut EP, 'A Stare Makes Two', is set to be released on December 14th 2018 through independent label Nourish.


Jane's Party - Wait For You

When you go through any big life event, the comedown can often be a scary and daunting process to come to terms with. The readjusting and realisation that something great has come to an end often leaves many with a feeling of uneasiness. Using this time to your advantage is critical and something Jane's Party have mastered as they channelled their post-tour blues in to something of inspiration. "Wait For You" was written in the months following Jane’s Party’s return from opening Tom Odell’s European tour and comes at a pivotal point for the band. Take a listen for yourselves below with the streaming lyric video.


Thursday, 8 November 2018

aiwake - Palm City

Back with an ethereally charged soundscape, Toronto-based duo aiwake return with their latest single, Palm City. A track of two halves. From splintered disconsolate soul to an uplifting side through searing vocals, the pair unveil an RnB-tinge to their mix making this their most immersive experience yet. Explained in their press release "Palm City is an introspective look at the chaotic downtown modern dating scene. The rushing, burning and evolving synth work is driven by an off kilter bounce made as a moving backdrop for the metaphoric lyrics and ambient vocal. The song is an exploration into the peaks and valleys of having short intense relationships, while feeling lonely in a crowd". Jump in to its multi-layered catharsis below.


Emilie Kahn - Island (Official Video)

Returning with news of her second album entitled 'Outro', Emilie Kahn unveils the sparkling first cut, Island. Dropping the moniker she was formerly known as (Emilie & Ogden), the songwriter and instrumentalist stand free from hidden agendas as she reveals her innermost thoughts and feelings. "I think as women we are often made to feel like we should be in competition with each other, something I’ve always felt in the music industry; I wrote ‘Island’ about that feeling of isolation that comes with worrying that you may never be special enough", explains Kahn, "Marie-Soleil Denault - the video’s director - and I decided to subvert that narrative and portray a vision of women finding refuge in solidarity instead." Take a watch for yourselves below. 'Outro' will be available released Feb 22nd 2019 via Secret City Records.