Latvian band Carnival Youth make their return with another enchanting single entitled ‘Love Is The Answer’. A musical wonderland of cinematic instrumentation encompassing experimental pop, indie and even psych, the track is an utterly blissful experience, with the band pushing beyond the standard musical norms. This is Carnival Youth at their best delivering something that is grand and memorable. Stream ‘Love Is the Answer’ below. Read more […]
London band Peluché may incorporate various genres into their music, but ultimately this amalgamation has led up to their own unique sound. Their debut track ‘Ohio’ was a great indicator of what would come over the next few years – a cool breezing selection of stellar recordings. Their latest single ‘Keep Making Me Happy’ follows suit as the dreamy production streams with tropical guitar stylings, a bubbling bass line and jazz-fused drumming that is a slick under-print for plush vocals. ‘Keep Making Me Happy’ is currently out on Big Teddy Records.
ye Oak are gearing up for the release of their fifth album ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’, landing April 6th on Merge Records. The new work will be available via digital outlets as well as special edition beige and blue vinyl. The pair have also shared the title track of the album. An ambitious recording constructed of twinkling sonics layered over skittering drums and bending guitar strums, singer Jenn Wasner skates around the experimental soundscape, ultimately creating an unorthodox and utterly captivating piece of work.
One of the albums that we’re looking forward to in 2018 is Anna von Hausswolff’s ‘Dead Magic’, out March 2nd via City Slang. Having previously shared her incredible single ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’, the Swedish artist now unveils the video. Directed by Anna’s sister Maria von Hausswolff, the haunting imagery stars Siri Wigzell, who walks through the night to dig up Anna von Hausswolff from a burial. Von Hausswolff then runs up the road like a zombie regaining life. It’s a chilling piece. Have a look.
Hero Fisher is not just an artist whose memorable birth name implies a destiny of greatness, yet rather one that has already begun to show the world her majestic creativity through music, as well as visuals. Her voice is beyond gorgeous with a vivid and imaginative songwriting ability that has been compared to the likes of giants such as Leonard Cohen. Based in London, the Parisian-raised act confidently defies the idea of music genres, creating more of a soundscape that is fitting to the mood of her story. The package is a weaving journey that is powerfully driven, and one where the listener comfortably submits to Fisher’s command of the destination.
Gothenburg-based artist Anna von Hausswolff will release her fourth LP ‘Dead Magic’ on March 2nd via the City Sland imprint. Setting the tone of what’s to come, she has unveiled her new single ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’. Hitting with post-apocalyptic and haunting sonics, von Hausswolff’s in your face vocal delivery is instantly commanding and chilling in the same breath. ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’ is quite the treat.
Dreamy, mountainous landscapes, fire blazes and horse riding – in terms of a high level video, Icelandic artist Högni has definitely delivered and then some. Co-directing the video for his track ‘Komdu með’ himself along with Máni Sigfússon, the artist uses the surroundings of his native country to stunningly coincide with the impact and surreal elements of the song itself. ‘Komdu með’ is taken from Högni’s latest album ‘Two Trains’, which is out now.
An overall renaissance man creating art with music, film and multimedia, Sebastian McKinnon aka CLANN, is set to release his new album ‘Seelie’ on December 1st vaia House Of Youth Records. Working with vocalist Charlotte Oleena and violinist Chloe Picard, the first single taken from the LP is the ethereal single ‘Closer’. Cinematic with hauntingly eerily tones, the song falls perfectly in line with McKinnon’s KIN Fables-produced work of breath-taking films and scores.
Montreal band CHANCES with their third single titled ‘Rishikesh’. Experimenting with their sound, there is a sense of urgency bursting in the production which dances around looping sample of voices recorded in India. This is their boldest recording yet, and we’re surely hoping that the trio continue moving in this direction. Touching on the song, CHANCES mentioned: “We love this song and feel it has a certain power to it. It’s about choice and intention…the intention to trust your instinct, Read more […]
There is a reason why Josephine Lloyd-Wilson aka Sephine Llo has been heavily praised and supported by magazines around the globe and entities such as BBC Radio 3 – she is just that good. Classically trained on the piano and violin, not to mention singing itself, her music is rich with arrangements, bursting with a vivid beauty like a musical painting. Hard to place in one category regarding genre, that is the magic in itself, it’s not simply pop or post-classical, it’s just well… Sephine Llo.