Bournemouth band Dumb Lovers are without a doubt one of our top choice pop bands by far. With past songs like ‘Oscar’ and ‘Jessie’ quickly commanding attention with their sleek synth-pop and new wave sexiness, the trio consisting of Meg Rees, Robin Clark and James Gordelier, have released their debut EP ‘For Love or Money’. Comprised of three tracks, the record finds the outfit beefing up their sound, adding finer layers of musical sophistication that rings with a majestic swing of giants like Siouxsie and the Banshees, as well as Cocteau Twins whilst clearly branding their own imprint. Blending dashes of post-punk into the mix, their chic musical backdrop is the perfect palette for Rees’ seductive and ear-grabbing vocals. Indeed the EP is an addictive treat and like a potent drug, ‘For Love or Money’ simply has us craving more from Dumb Lovers.
If the music of his previous band Virgin Kids represented a sonic explosion of youthful urgency pushed by fiery punk and garage rock, as a solo artist CC Honeymoon’s current sound is an introspective journey examining love, lust and more, powered by seducing pop, electro and new wave rhythms that are hypnotically gripping. Having released his lush debut single ‘Part Time View’ actually under the moniker of CC Honeymoon a couple months back, his follow-up track ‘In The Night’ is a hedonistic and passionate voyage into the experience of the physical connections between two. What could be the soundtrack of a dark, exclusive club full of erotic activities or just a room in a flat where two bodies meet, the song is a pleasurable trek through image-provoking sound. In a way, CC Honeymoon reflects the idea of liberation – a freedom to organically create, a freedom to be that of the most organic and pure. Only just the beginning of this musical travel as a solo act, we’re all up for taking the ride.
Manchester duo KOALAS follow-up their debut track ‘Home Heart’ with their latest recording titled ‘Lover’. Combining an 80s sprinkling with a present taste of synth pop, the upbeat cut feels more fitting for the summer, yet will surely add a beat of heat to the current brisk winter.
London-based Everything by Electricity is a group who have been captivating listeners for over the past four years now. Fronted by Siberia-raised singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and founder Yulia Bizyukova, along with drummer Manoela Alencastro and Daniel on bass and synths, the group capture everything lush, warm and frankly great about dream pop. Sew in linings of new wave and indie and what you get is EbE’s otherworldly and rich sound that bursts through the speakers with sheer gaiety.
Toronto duo Illyin Pipes are gearing up for the release of their debut EP ‘Spaces’, landing February 2018. The first track taken from the EP is the spacey and soulful song ‘Daylight Confidant’. Layered with fizzing synths, the drifting bit finds singer Jill Harris supporting someone who has gone through turbulent times whilst still dealing with her own problems. Utterly dreamy, you can stream ‘Daylight Confidant’ below.
London-based trio Everything by Electricity has been playing around the scene for a number of years. Having already drawn a fan base, the band have shared their new, dreamy pop single ‘Last Day Of The Sun’. Splashed with fuzzy synths, warm guitar riffs and lush, echoing vocals, the sun-soaked track is a lush and vibrant delivery from the group, who will instantly become one of your faves. Have a listen. Read more […]
Originally created in 1982 by Dejan Krsic, NEP was a collective from Croatia that used art and music as a way to not only entertain, but to challenge class and history. Whilst many of their past recordings were not the easiest to find, the Fox & His Friends label have given NEP’s 1989 unreleased song ‘Decadance’ the light of day. Driven by the classic Roland 808, the song takes a nod at electronic pioneers Kraftwerk with a sonic palette of futurism. The single pack also includes a remix by German Read more […]
If you stripped away the best elements of pop, new wave, post-punk, art rock and even a dash of indie, stir them around in pot and serve them as one consolidated dish on a plate, what you would get is the music of Bournemouth band Dumb Lovers. Comprised of Megan Rees and Robin Clark, their sound is sheer audible sexiness with the possibility of soundtracking everything from hedi underground clubs to runway shows. Their fashionable presence command instant attention with each member also being skilled visual artists. Dumb Lovers truly provide a full listening and visual experience.
Having recently shared their song ‘Money’, Anna Of The North hit us with another song titled ‘Fire’ which is taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut LP ‘Lovers’, landing September 8th. The infectious Scandi pop tune is laced with a tropical flair, built on sharp synths, echoing, running snares and high-stepping drums. With the content revolving around the aftermath of a bad break-up, the track is another lush offering from the rising group. Check it out.
London duo IDER have been music pumping machines this year. Releasing their EP ‘Gut Me Like An Animal’ this year, the pair have returned with a new pop single titled ‘Learn to Let Go’. What begins as a minimal taste of pop, glides into a spacious soundscape allowing for vocals to float freely throughout. We’re surely looking forward to more releases from the promising group. Have a listen below.