Portishead producer Geoff Barrow discovered German musician Anika a couple of years ago and the pair recently collaborated on Barrow’s excellent Beak> project. Anika has a self-titled EP duo April 16 and the pair have teamed up to record a smooth take on Chromatics Kill For Love cut, In The City.
Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses return with the brilliant new single Alligator, taken from their forthcoming LP Crossroads. Alligator is an energetic and infectious throwback to 60’s style guitar-led pop that has me pretty stoked about this new album, which drops April 5.
London Grammar are back with another magnificent new single, Metal & Dust. It turns out that Hey Now, a track I posted about two months ago, was just the B-side. It’s promising when new bands can put out tracks of that quality as a flip-side. Metal & Dust is another gorgeous track, backed once again by Hannah Reid’s beautiful vocals. This is a must hear.
Tyler, The Creator drops his new LP Wolf, which has three covers, on April 2 through Odd Future Records. Tyler just shared the first cut from the album with the video for Domo 23. The video features Tyler and Domo Genesis wrestling, while Earl Sweatshirt is the referee. As you can imagine, it’s pretty nuts. The song splits on the 3:36 mark into a track called Brimmer, which features Frank Ocean.
Here’s the other two covers.
Portland Oregon-based Wampire have just shared new tune The Hearse, and it’s proving to be irresistibly catchy. For some strange reason, I didn’t think I was going to like this track, but I’ve now played it about seven times over. The bass playing on this track is nuts.
Their debut album Curiosity is out May via Polyvinyl.
Ghostpoet has shared the first track from his upcoming Sophomore LP Some Say I So I Say Light. The album follows his Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam.
Most of music The Strokes have released over the past couple of years have divided opinion, and that was certainly the case with their previous single One Way Trigger (which is still growing on me). The latest offering from their forthcoming LP Comedown Machine is All The Time, and the band are going back to basics it seems. The song will serve as the official first single from Comedown Machine, and it isn’t half bad.
Their new album drops March 25 through RCA.
Japanese singer/composer Cokiyu‘s latest project sees her collaborating with Los-Angeles based beatmaker Will Wiesenfeld, aka Baths, on a new track entitled Twinkle Way. This is a simply gorgeous duet with both musicians complementing one another perfectly. Baths production never once over powers Cokiyu’s airy vocals and it’s a thoroughly stunning track.
If you’re a fan of eccentric, baroque-pop then I suggest you take the time to introduce yourself to Jacco Gardner, and in particular his new single ‘The Ballad Of Little.’ Apparently, every sound you hear on this track was recorded and produced by this 24-year-old Dutch multi-instrumentalist.
Jacco Gardner’s debut LP Cabinet of Curiosities is out February 12th on Trouble In Mind Records.
LOOM‘s lead singer is Faris Badwan’s brother. Better still, their latest track ‘I Get A Taste’ is an absolute dinger. Check them out.