f y f e will release his highly anticipated debut EP, Solace, on April 7. You can pre-order it here through iTunes. The Londoner continues to blow me away with every beautifully understated release, particularly St. Tropez and his latest offering Lies. Lies is another endearing track from somewhat mysterious musician (David’s Lyre) and you better believe I have that EP pre-ordered! Check it out.
Makes sure you grab your copy of Solace with the link provided, and if you haven’t discovered f y f e yet then introduce yourself below.
Majical Cloudz unsurprisingly turned quite a few heads at this years SXSW, with their deeply intense live performances. Last December, Devon Welsh dropped one of my favourite releases of the year with his Turns Turns Turns EP, a dark yet strangely uplifting release that focused primarily on aspects of love, death and loss.
Having recently signed with Matador Records, Majical Cloudz will release their debut full-length album Impersonator on May 17. The first single from that album is another brooding and hypnotic track entitled Childhood’s End. The stripped back instrumentals and ominous strings create a strikingly barren atmosphere that allow Welsh’s vocals to become even more powerful. Stream and download below.
There’s similarities to Purity Ring all over this track by promising Ontario-based newcomers, G(h)OST, and I’m really liking it. Fugitives is comparable to a Purity Ring or CHVRCHES track, but its tempo is a lot slower and it’s slightly more chill. Liv Peloso’s vocals sound great throughout and Alexander Hart’s production is very, very tight. I reckon we’ll be hearing a lot more from these guys soon. Dig in.
Portland-based punk rockers The Thermals have released the self-directed video for their upcoming album opener, Born To Kill. The track’s taken from the groups forthcoming new LP, Desperate Ground, which arrives April 16 through Saddle Creek Records. Clocking in at just under two minutes long, Born To Kill is a fast paced blast of guitar driven punk-rock and the more you listen to it the catchier it becomes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the official video for their awesome new single Sacrilege. The single is taken from their forthcoming new album, Mosquito, which drops April 16 through Interscope Records. The video features British model Lily Cole and was produced by Megaforce
Nashville chamber pop outfit Mind Not The Timid have a really great new single out at the moment called Flood, that’s well worth a listen. The track is loaded with enjoyable harmonies and big choruses, and it’s just a great piece of indie-rock that feels like a folkier version of what you’d hear on Funeral by Arcade Fire. A very solid release.
The band are set to release their debut album Beacon later this year, and Flood is available now at Bandcamp.
Last month I gave you Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck’s dreamy debut single as Elephant, Skyscraper. Here’s is its equally sweet b-side, Spies. It’s a very endearing and charming track from the London duo and it leaves me really wanting to hear more from these guys.
Pure X release their new album Crawling Up the Stairs on May 14 through the ever reliable Merok Records. It’s their first album since 2011’s Pleasure. Back in February they shared the albums first single, Things In My Head. Now they’re back with the heart-wrenching and brutally honest second single, Someone Else.
Jesse Jenkins is clearly struggling to keep it together on this track and at times it’s a pretty heavy listen. You can hear his voice cracking on certain lines. Lyrically, it’s obvious that this track is documenting a pretty bleak time in his life, and I suppose we can all relate to that. Aside from that, it’s another brilliant release from the Austin rockers, but maybe one that you might have to prepare yourself for. Download both of the tracks below.
Kurt Vile‘s infomercial for his latest single, Never Run Away, is one of the cutest things you’ll see today. Taken from his forthcoming LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, the video features Vile’s simply adorable three-year-old daughter Awilda trying on some masks and dancing to her dads tune. The song is an absolute gem too, and I’m really stoked now to see him at Field Day.
Walkin on a Pretty Daze is out April 9 via Matador.