Greek band Tango With Lions have built a firm foundation of dreamy pop and indie, making them one of Greece’s highlighted groups within the past seven years. Releasing their applauded debut LP ‘Verba Time’ back in 2010, with their second album ‘A Long Walk’ released in 2013, Tango With Lions eventually took a break. Fast forward five years and the group led by frontwoman Kat Papachristou have made their return with a third album entitled ‘The Light’. Constructed of nine songs which play like stories, the record is an emotive and cinematic Ferris wheel revolving around at times joyous and other times melancholic rhythms that are effortlessly tied together through polished instrumentation and Papachristou’s sleek vocals.
Austrian duo LEYYA have shared their new track ‘Heat’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Sauna’ out January 28th. A delicious taste of indie pop, the upbeat track is powered by bouncy breakbeat drums, a thick, thumping bass line, subtle guitar sprinkles and engulfing melodies that make it hard not to get caught into LEYYA’s gripping wave.
After unveiling their upbeat single ‘Ruffle Shuffle’ over a month back, Norway’s Datarock have now dropped a remix to their latest single ‘Laugh in the Face of Darkness’, reworked by DJ Rocca and Jukka. Whilst the original glides between the sounds of pop and synthwave, this version rolls down the lane of electro with an Italo disco twist. Definitely containing a groove that is webbing, you can stream the track down below. Read more […]
Lea Porcelain’s ‘HYMNS TO THE NIGHT’ made it into our list of top albums in 2017. Without wasting any time, the Berlin-based duo are now gearing up for the release of a new EP scheduled to land in April. The first track taken from the upcoming record is the song ‘Gotta Run’, which the band have shared the official video for. Directed by Lea Porcelain themselves, the story revolves around a priest who is at odds with his chosen life. Trying to find light in this ball of confusion, he lets loose by dancing around the church. Have a look.
Los Angeles band Sextile have shared their new single ‘Current Affair’, which features actress Sienna Scarritt. Politically driven, the track deals with the modern state of America as racing post-punk production fuels a sense of dire urgency to step up and make a change. Challenging the role of media in the process, this is the sound of protest in its most potent form. ‘Current Affair’ is taken from Sextile’s latest LP ‘Albeit Living’, which is out now via Felte.
Belgian band ECHO COLLECTIVE have announced news on the release of their new LP ‘Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac’. Reinterpreting Radiohead’s classic album ‘Amnesiac’ by transforming the work through the vehicle of classical compositions, the upcoming record is the first of two signed to 7K!, with the second album featuring original work by the group.
Leeds-based band The Golden Age of TV have brought forth their grooving new single ‘Beast’. A lush marriage of upbeat pop meets disco whilst indie guitars add another lush texture, the song will work wonders on the dancefloor not to mention will probably storm the charts.
Parisian producer Allure has been someone who we have watched closely over the past year. Known for his golden production that glistens with sexy soul, electronica and Hip-Hop, he has worked his magic yet again by remixing Frank Ocean’s ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’. The dreamy RnB rework is insanely melodic, creating the perfect soundscape for Frank Ocean’s vocals. Allure is unquestionably on our list of top producers. Stream the song below.
Girlsville Records will release their benefit compilation ‘Our Voltage’ on March 1st. With the proceeds being donated to the legal aid for anti-racist activists as well as the Haymaker project, one of the songs featured on the LP is Mr. Airplane Man’s ‘Believe’. A psych-punk-blues rock gem, the lo-fi cut rocks with fiery guitar riffs and punchy drums that is raw and organic.
Jack White has announced the release of his new album ‘BOARDING HOUSE REACH’, landing March 23rd via Third Man/Columbia. The forthcoming record finds White returning to his early beginnings of music making using the same gear that he crafted songs on when he was fifteen years old. Meshing together a variety of styles including rock, electronica, funk, blues, Hip-Hop and more, ‘BOARDING HOUSE REACH’ was recorded in White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville, as well as in New York City and Los Angeles. Jack White will also release a few copies of the new album as a limited edition package which includes a special vinyl pressing and a 12″ x 24″ insert.