Small Black – Free At Dawn

Small Black have returned with Free At Dawn, their first piece of new material since their excellent 2010 LP New Chain. It’s been three years yeah, but it’s been worth the wait as Free At Dawn sounds absolutely fantastic. Sounding much more confident this time around, and perhaps directing towards a bigger sound, it’s yet another simply brilliant single by the Brooklyn outfit.

Their new LP, Limits Of Desire, drops May 14 on Jagjaguwar.

SZA – ICE.MOON

ICE.MOON is the super smooth new cut from New Jersey native, SZA. Layering chiming synths with and a thudding bassline under some silk-like vocals, SZA has created a pretty dope and experimental R&B track.

Ryan Vail – Fade

Ryan Vail is an Irish duo comprised of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Ryan Vail and Katie Cosgrove. They have just shared the beautiful title track from their forthcoming new Fade EP. Fade is a perfectly composed slow-burner, that is drenched in melancholia but becomes more and more endearing as it unfolds. A stunning release.

Fade is due this April through Champion Sound Music.

Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)

Back in January, Young Galaxy released one of the best tracks of the year with their excellent single Pretty Boy. It’s been giving a remix by Wisconsin duo Peaking lights, and while I’m not usually that big into remixes, I’m certainly feeling this one. The original tune was a swirling, synth heavy pop number that I still find as addictive as when I first heard it. Peaking Lights don’t stray too far from the original, but cleverly breath more life into it by stretching an already infectious number into a six-minute-long dance-pop jam. Check it out.

Cloud Boat – Dréan

Cloud Boat are a versatile London-based duo comprised of Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke. Their latest single, Dréan, is a beautifully composed acoustic number that will command your attention upon first listen. The atmospheric production here is crisp and the haunting vocals really and truly strike a chord. Dréan along with their previous single Wanderlust will form a double A-side which is out March 4.

Pre-order the single here.

Charli XCX Announces Debut Album, True Romance

Charli XCX has announced her debut album True Romance will be released on April 15, through Asylum Records. That’s the artwork above, and the tracklisting is below.

True Romance:

01 Nuclear Seasons
02 You (Ha Ha Ha)
03 Take My Hand
04 Stay Away
05 Set Me Free
06 Grins
07 So Far Away
08 Cloud Aura
09 What I Like
10 Black Roses
11 You’re the One
12 How Can I
13 Lock You Up

Kraftwerk, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend & more for Longitude Festival

Longitude, the crossover festival to the UK Latitude festival is hitting Marlay Park, Dublin from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st  of July.

The debut lineup features:

Kraftwerk (3D set), Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Villagers, Hot Chip, Modest Mouse, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jake Bugg, SBTRKT DJ set, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mark Lanegan, Local Natives, Django Django, Jessie Ware, Alunageorge, Flume, The Cast Of Cheers, Trentemøller, Kodaline, Mmoths, Tom Odell, Young Wonder, MØ, Mikhael Paskalev, S O H N, Petite Noir, Half Moon Run, Vondelpark and Stealing Sheep.

Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster and outlets from 9am on Monday 4th March.