Swiss-born, now Berlin-based singer and artist Evelinn Trouble continues to push through any boundaries of normality with her latest single ‘Sunset Everytime’. A woozy and hazy taste of alt-pop, the song is the closing of a chapter and the start of a new beginning, which was a manifestation in Trouble’s personal life. Swaying 50s guitar riffs coincide with light drumming as the song morphs into a haunting dreamlike state.
Having shared tracks from their upcoming EP ‘Lea Porcelain Remixed’ including reworks from Scuba, as well as Ruede Hagelstein & Amin Fallaha, Lea Porcelain now unveil a new version of their track ‘Remember’, courtesy of Thom alt-J. Probably one of the more left-field remixes we’ve heard, the first two and a half minutes are spearheaded by menacing synths and vocals dipped in reverb. Quite miminal and eerie, boot-kicking drums then erupt towards the end, shifting the cut further into obscure territory.
Lithuanian-born, London-based singer Johanna Glaza unveils the official video for her single ‘Space Mermaid’, taken from her debut album ‘Wind Sculptures’. Shot by Old Rope Films, Glaza performs the song whilst amidst breath-taking landscape, beautifully complimenting the track. ‘Wind Sculptures’ is out September 29th. Check it out.
Three years after working on her debut album, singer, musician and composer Sephine Llo will finally unveil her record ‘I, Your Moon’ on October 27th. Dedicated to her late husband, Llo has shared her single ‘Paper Thin’, which will be featured on the forthcoming LP. Experimental yet intricate production fostering a fairy tale-like soundscape often times fluctuating from joyous to melancholic. Factor in Sephine Llo’s angelic vocal delivery and the result is one heart-felt and breath-taking piece of work.
Archy Marshall aka King Krule returns the video for his latest single ‘Dum Surfer’. Definitely on the darker side, a sickly and zombie looking Marshall and band mates perform in a venue in front of a handful people of people, mostly elder, and a stricken looking young adult. Directed by Brother Willis, the visuals are shot in a nostalgic Super 8 film styling, adding another level of grit to the video. The song is taken from King Krule’s forthcoming album ‘The OOZ’, out October 13th on XL Recordings/True Panther Sounds.
Chad VanGaalen is set to release his sixth LP ‘Light Information’ on September 8 via the Sub Pop imprint. As someone who is no stranger to the darker themes of life, VanGaalen’s latest single ‘Mind Hijacker’s Curse’ can ironically be translated into a sort of hopeful idea of allowing one to experience through the mind of another. Couple this with a spacey, semi-haunting indie palette and you have another musical roller coaster packaged with Chad VanGaalen’s imprint all over it.
Judging from all of the tracks that Ghostpoet has shared taken from his new LP ‘Dark Days & Canapés’, we’re definitely in for a pleasurable ride. Whilst his lead single ‘Immigrant Boogie’ found the South London native tapping into a post-punk sound, his latest song ‘Dopamine If I Do’ is a jazzy and gorgeously constructed piece flowing with lush strings and piano play that reflects Ghostpoet’s continued growth as a well-rounded artist.
NYC band Ice Balloons are consistently dubbed as a super group. To an extent that may be true but the group are first and foremost friends who have come together to create art with absolute freedom and room to explore. Consisting of Sean Kennerly of Samiam, TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Sean Powell of Fuckemos, Midnight Masses’ Giselle Reiber, B.A. Miale, Rob Bryn of Wild Yaks and Dan Scinta, their music is a collage of riotous punk, New York no wave, garage rock and noise all rolled up into one event of a listen. To call it energetic would be an understatement and in terms of their stage show, well let’s just say that it is probably one of the liveliest performances one could see…ever! Wilder than wild, the ‘common fly’ charges about on stage singing vocals and at some point in the show there may even be sparks popping and flying about on his body.
wrtch is the moniker of Ambrosia Bartošekulva, whose artistry is inspired by her own experiences as a creative, activist and sex worker. Preppering for the release of her album ‘Rabbit Holes [andotherexits]’, her lead track from the LP is the haunting tune titled ‘goodgirlnicehooker’. A nocturnal cutting of minimalism, the experimental tune is a window into Bartošekulva’s world which has been in close proximity with death itself.
EMA unveils the video for her haunting single ‘Breathalyzer’. Directed by Alicia Gordon, the story revolves around a girl and a girl riding in the backseat of a car whilst getting blasted out of their mind on drugs. Eventually the girl gets out of the car to find a restroom, eventually having to face herself and deal with her choices.