If there is one group here to shake things up in music it’s London’s Girls In Synthesis. With a sound raging with punk fury, the group released their double A-side record ‘The Mound/Disappear’ in early March of this year. The band’s energy hit like the impact of a bullet train at full speed with much of it properly translated at their live shows. After all, it isn’t uncommon to see some of the members jumping into the crowd whilst playing. With the current political climate of the world seeming to spiral into a frenzy, the sound of Girls In Synthesis couldn’t be needed more to cut through the current fluff floating about.
Artistry oozes from the pores of St. Petersburg-born, Germany-raised Victoria Trunova. Having previously released blissful music with her project Hanna & Kerttu, her new work under the name KOY is a dreamy hybrid of sounds that is organically refreshing and ethereal. Presenting her new release entitled ‘Heat’, the Matias Tellez-produced tune is a lovely ride of dream pop, atmospheric electronica, club and even a splash of new wave. Factor in KOY’s angelic vocals and what you have is an absolutely brilliant first offering from the singer and musician. If this is a taste of what’s to come then we can hardly wait for her next delivery. ‘Heat’ is out now. Check it out.
Music legends Blondie will drop their 11th album ‘Pollinator’ on May 5th. The upcoming LP features guest songwriters including Sia, Dev Hynes, Charlie XCX and more. The band’s first single ‘Fun’ (co-written with Dave Sitek) was released last month with an accompanying video. Blondie will now unleash a remix package to the track. Enlisting Greg Cohen to deliver a sleek disco rework along with Richard Barratt aka Crooked Man raising the temperature with a hedi, spaced-out 4×4 dub as well as a more soulful disco fire-off, the remix pack will land March 17th via BMG.
Comprised of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa, London duo Park Hotel have make their entry with a magnificent debut track titled ‘Gone As A Friend’. Capturing the sounds of funk, punk disco and new wave, this is the new theme song to all things downtown. With a nod to acts like Talking Heads, the ridding of a friend has never sounded so lovely. Musically one can’t help but picture an environment of stylish, chic, gritty and hedonistic people all congregating in one place. ‘Gone As A Friend’ is produced by Elliot James. Have a listen.
It’s amazing how a band like Blondie can release their first album in 1976 and in 2017 still sound better than most groups out currently. With their upcoming album ‘Pollinator’ scheduled to land in stores May 5th, the group have shared the video for their track ‘Fun’. With Debbie Harry still looking incredible, black and white clips of the band performing the track coincide with a girl having an orgasmic experience whilst at a party. Check it out.
Australian band PVT have shared their new single ‘New Spirit’, the title track to their forthcoming new album, out Feb 17th on Felte. Tackling the the shaky state of politics that have been at the forefront for the past number of years, the dark, no-nonsense combo of electronica, eerie jazz and new wave, their messages in the music have been an echo of many around the globe for a while now, and it’s only getting stronger.
Last year duo Lea Porcelain released their ‘Out Is In’ EP, a stealth comprising of post-punk, electronica and alternative, which drew quite a bit of attention in the media. Now returning with a new single in 2017, their latest song ‘Bones’ is a lush, synth-driven song that reels in the feel of acts like Bauhaus but with Lea Porcelain’s personal imprint. A soundtrack to the winter, ‘Bones’ is currently out now via Lea Porcelain Recordings.
If there is one thing that the French know how to do extremely well is create some of the sexiest music on earth! In the case of Meant Records boss Remain and La dame Noir Records founder Phred Noir, the duo better known as Slow Porn have possibly released the steamiest compilation of the year with their forthcoming work ‘Prise de Vue 1’.
American/Australian duo Surf Rock Is Dead make their return with a new tune entitled ‘In Between’. Laid-back in a cooling-out manner, the hazy dream pop cut is embedded with traces of 80s new wave, ripe with lush guitar play and reverb-tinted vocals. The track is follows their self-titled EP which dropped last year. Touching on the song, SRID member Kevin Pariso wrote: “It’s a song about going back to where you’re from and not feeling like you belong anymore yet not feeling perfectly Read more […]
Two years ago Australian band Bloodhounds On My Trail released their ‘Escape’ EP, which found the group emersed in the sound of hazy and echoing shoegaze. Now set to release their forthcoming ‘Haunted Isles’ EP, the Melbourne-based foursome have shared the first track taken from the record entitled ‘Over The Wall’. Tapping into the feel of early 80s new wave and post-punk whilst still using their platform on shoegaze as an underneath, the band have found an excellent blend, which makes us eager to hear their upcoming release.