Jon Hopkins – Form By Firelight (feat. Raphaelle Standell)

tumblr_inline_ncpmk3fIJN1sygws7Jon Hopkins will release his new EP, Asleep Versions, on November 10 through Domino Records.

Asleep Versions was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity.

Listen to the reimagined version of Form By Firelight below, with additional vocals from Raphaelle Standell (singer of Braids and Blue Hawaii), and watch the trailer/visual directed by Rob Hunter.

Kiasmos – Bent


Scandinavian duo Kiasmos, the collaborative project between classical composer Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen, release their self-titled debut October 27 on Erased Tapes.

The entire album was recorded Ólafur’s newly built studio in Reykjavík. A majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays.

Listen to their latest offering below.

Boxed In – Foot Of The Hill

London-based electronic/indie-pop outfit Boxed In, originally the pseudonym of Oli Bayston, have shared their energetic new single Foot Of The Hill. The track sees Bayston, and new members Liam Hutton and Mark Nicholls fusing fast-paced Metronomy-style instrumentals with vocals reminiscent of Jamie-T to create a slinky and very danceable track. Check it out.

Foot Of The Hill will be released November 3 through Nettwerk Records.

Polarsets – Whispers


Newcastle-based indie-pop four-piece Polarsets have just released their long-awaited debut album, Parasols. For the albums glorious lead single, Whispers, the group have crafted a catchy number by blending slow-building soundscapes with smouldering synths and the husky female vocals of their new band member Carmen Green. It just gets better and better.

Pick up a copy of their debut album Parasols here.

Låpsley – Falling Short


With the release of her debut singles Station and Painter (Valentine), eighteen year-old Liverpudlian Låpsley has quickly become one of the UK’s most captivating new artists. Her music is heartfelt, confidently crafted, and displays a remarkable maturity that is endearing for an artist so young.

Her latest offering Falling Short, the first single from her forthcoming EP, expresses the same fragility and emotions that made her early releases so admirable. Listen below.

The track will be a part of the Annie Mac Presents 2014 LP.