Wolf Alice – Bros

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.

The Knocks – Modern Hearts (Feat. St. Lucia)

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.

Mr Little Jeans – Oh Sailor

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.

Oh Sailor from Mr Little Jeans on Vimeo.

Highasakite – Everything Sank In You

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.

Mount Kimbie – Blood and Form

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.