Kendrick Lamar has hopped on the remix of Miguel’s latest single, How Many Drinks? The original track featured on Miguel’s incredible 2012 LP, Kaleidoscope Dream. What do you think of it?
Since they first arrived back in February with their debut single Fluffy, and its excellent b-side White Leather, Wolf Alice have quickly become one of Britain’s most promising new bands.
In terms of sound, their latest single Bros sits somewhere between Fluffy and White Leather. Ellie Roswell’s vocals and the now distinct guitar playing sound as energetic as ever, and I reckon this song is going to sound quality on the big stages this summer.
Wolf Alice play Longitude on Saturday the 20th of July. I can’t wait.
In June, Chris Dexter, aka oOoOO, will finally drop his debut album Without Your Love. Stay Here is the first release off his brand new label Nihjgt Feelings.
It’s a blurry, atmospheric track boosted by the enchanting guest vocals of M.L.
Without Your Love is set for release June 24th. Stream Stay Here below.
Perching itself right on the border of stuff I like or dislike is Modern Hearts, the latest track by New York production duo The Knocks. On this synth-heavy house anthem they’ve recruited fellow New Yorker St. Lucia for vocal duty.
There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that it’s only a matter of time before this track has dancefloors all over the globe going apeshit!
The more I listen to it, the more I do actually enjoy it. It has a certain Cut Copy vibe to it. St. Lucia’s voice sounds incredible and the production is very tight. Check it out.
Gorilla vs Bear just premiered, Send Them Away, the brand new track by Melbourne-based garage rock outfit Beaches.
There’s elements of surf-rock, shoegaze and strung out post-punk all over this sun-kissed track. It’s taken from their forthcoming new album, She Beats, which is due on May 3 through Chapter Music.
It feels like a very very long time since Monica Birkenes, aka Mr Little Jeans, recorded that incredible version of The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, doesn’t it?
The Norwegian electro-pop singer returned to the scene this week with a brand new track called Oh Sailor, taken from her forthcoming debut full-length album that’s due this June.
On Oh Sailor, Birkenes is joined by the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale and together they’ve just laid down a really catchy pop number. It’s becoming pretty clear that Mr Little Jeans has an ear for a pop hook, and the chorus on this track is just great. I can’t wait to hear the rest of her album.
Highasakite apparently caused a bit of a stir at this years SXSW and I’m not surprised after hearing their rather lovely tune, Everything Sank In You.
The bittersweet lyrics on this track instantly caught my attention but what endeared me to it is how beautifully they’re delivered by vocalist Ingrid Helene Håvik. The video below is a particularly great version of the song, I’ve watched it a couple of times this evening.
London electronic duo Mount Kimbie have dropped another track from their forthcoming sophomore LP, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth.
Having already shared the excellent Made To Stray, Blood and Form is the sparse and equally brilliant new single from Dominic Maker Kai Campos.
The beat to Blood and Form is a little slower than Made To Stray, and where that track was perhaps more of a club banger, this track’s instrumentation is stripped back and bare making it more of a slow-burning release. Another act I’m dying to catch live this year at Field Day.
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth drops May 27 through Warp Records.
Float Fall are an Indie Pop/Dream Pop duo hailing from Belgium who’ve just made a video for their impressive new single, Someday. On Someday, multi-instrumentalists Rozanne Descheemaeker and Ruben Lefever show that with subtle electronic production, gentle boy/girl harmonies and some touching lyrics you can really nail a dream pop song. Nice video too.