Pond – Sitting Up On Our Crane

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Australian psych-rock outfit and Tame Impala offshoot Pond have shared a computer-generated new music video for Sitting Up On Our Crane, taken from their forthcoming sixth studio album, Man It Feels Like Space Again. Directed by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, the video follows a 3D figure walking to the edge of a crane before falling into a psychedelic vortex.

Man It Feels Like Space Again will be released January 27 via Modular Recordings.

Laura Marling – Short Movie

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Without any hints of a return, the incomparable Laura Marling has announced the follow-up to her widely-praised 2013 album Once I Was an Eagle. Short Movie, which she produced herself with frequent collaborators Matt Ingram and Dan Cox, will be Marling’s fifth studio album in seven years, and will be released on March 23 via Virgin EMI. Along with the news, Laura Marling has unveiled the albums breathtaking title track.

“I realised that I hadn’t been in a place for longer than two or three weeks since I was 16,” Marling said. “I thought: ‘I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere [and] look back over the past eight years.’”

Listen to Short Movie below via its accompanying animated video.

Short Movie is out March 23 via Virgin EMI. Pre-order here.

Video: Oceaán – Veritas

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Following the release of his acclaimed The Grip EP, Manchester-via-Brussels producer Oceaán (Oliver Cean) has shared a dynamic video for it’s highlight Veritas. Directed by London-based filmmaker Ozzie Pullin, the video focuses on two dancers that interpret Veritas with a dizzying dance sequence throughout the streets of Peckham, London.

The Grip EP is available now on Chess Club Records.

Wild Beasts – Soft Future / Blood Knowledge

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Wild Beasts have released two previously unheard tracks entitled Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. Soft Future is a blissful fusion between ambient and moody electronics, also the Kendal-hailing band’s first ever instrumental, while Blood Knowledge is low building track anchored by the groups trademark harmonies and soothing instrumentals.

The two tracks are accompanied by an interactive GIF novel created in collaboration with Parisian illustrator Mattis Dovier.

Soft Future / Blood Knowledge available to purchase from iTunes here.

Esmé Patterson – What Do You Call A Woman?

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Denver singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson has unveiled a brand new single, titled What Do You Call A Woman?, which is set to be released on February 2 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The track is lifted from Patterson’s forthcoming album Woman to Woman – a unique and record where she writes from the point of view of women “immortalised in popular songs over the years”. What Do You Call A Woman? is a response to the classic Michael Jackson hit Billie Jean.

“Michael Jackson’s song ‘Billie Jean’ had always really bothered me. It’s this slick pop hit by an artist that people worship, in which he literally says “the kid is not my son,” even though he admits “his eyes were like mine,” and he admits he followed her to her room, tacitly confirming they had slept together. And I was wondering how this woman would feel, how angry and abandoned.”

Woman To Woman will be released February 2 via Xtra Mile Recordings.