All posts tagged: new wave

Cody & Danz’s ‘If I Only Had $ome Money’ is Pure Magic

Cody & Danz is the new collaboration with L.A.-based Cody Crump and NYC’s Computer Magic. Releasing their EP ‘Only The Hits’ on July 14th via Chanel 9 Records, the lead-off track from the upcoming record is the indie and new wave inspired tune ‘If I Only Had $ome Money’. Constructed with husky synths, streaking guitar riffs and 80s style drums, we simply can’t get enough of this tune! These two definitely make a great combination and hopefully after the EP release, an album will be in the works. Check it out.

Top Pick: Lea Porcelain’s ‘Hymns To The Night’

Over the years there have been a resurgence of the post-punk, industrial, synth and new wave sound that groups like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails helped to foster into the mainstream psyche. However, it is a rare feat at times to actually come across bands who are trying to push the sound further rather than simply fostering a carbon copy version of the previous groups mentioned. However, when Berlin-based Lea Porcelain came on the scene back in 2015, there was something very other about the pair. Songs such as ‘A Year From Here’ and ‘Out Is In’ straddled between melancholic electronica, krautrock, post punk and things in between.

Collapsing Scenery ‘Straight World Problems’ Video

Collapsing Scenery have shared their video ‘Straight World Problems’, directed by none other than Richard Kern. Whilst there are two beautiful women doing things like taking showers, working out and well, making out, the two musicians basically stand there with a blank, robotic stares and practically no emotion. The quirkiness of the video is what makes it special, serving as the perfect visual aid to Collapsing Scenery’s 80s new wave, punk funk record. There is everything to love about this Read more […]

Sextile Share Their Dark, Racing Single ‘One of These’

L.A. band have announced the release of their second LP ‘Albeit Living’. Out July 4th, the ten song album follows their debut record ‘A Thousand Hands’. One of the songs featured on the upcoming work is the dark and heavy cut ‘One of These’. Shining the light on the subject of addiction, musically the track glides between revving post-punk and new wave. Loaded with raging guitar lines and thundering drums, this tune will surely raise a few pulses. You can stream ‘One of These’ below.

Listen to Dumb Lovers’ Lush Single ‘Jessie’

Bournemouth band Dumb Lovers glide between classic new wave, lush pop and modern indie, emitting a sound that is quite warming. Making their debut last month with the track ‘Oscar’, the duo have now shared their new single ‘Jessie’. Laced with silky guitar riffs and tender vocals, the song is a nice hark back to an early 80s sound without the intentional throwback. Touching on the song, in a press statement Dumb Lovers mentioned: “‘Jessie’ is about people who give up on dreams and Read more […]

Maud Geffray’s ‘Polaar’ is a Nocturnal Voyage

Maud Geffray may already be familiar to fans of the Parisian group Scratch Massive but as a solo artist she is proving that she is an entity on to herself.

Geffray’s latest LP ‘Polaar’ is a deep, nocturnal journey through various styles of electronica ranging from house to electro pop and even new wave. Whilst haunting sound palettes are not foreign to the electronic world, Maud Geffray’s multifaceted selection of tempos and often times delivery of mood makes the LP highly pleasurable. Cinematic instrumental tracks such as ‘Voices from the Sky’ are balanced with steamy synth pop layered tunes like the catchy ‘In Your Eyes’ which features Flavien Berger.

ColoRising Mixes 30: Girls In Synthesis

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.

Listen to KOY’s Addicting Single ‘Heat’

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.

Blondie Will Release ‘Fun’ Remixes

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.

Top Pick: Park Hotel ‘Gone As A Friend’

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.