Anna of the North – Someone

Anna of the North today reveal Someone, the second single to be taken from their highly anticipated debut album Lovers. The swaggering opening, head rush of synths, make way for Anna’s tender vocals, before the chorus explodes into a blockbuster-scale road trip.

Speaking about Someone, the band say: “We think almost everyone has woken up after a big night, instantly regretting something that happened. It’s about how easy it is to break your promises when you’ve had a couple of drinks. Going deeper, the song is about accepting that you’re only human and to learn how to forgive yourself for your own mistakes and accepting that sometimes we need someone to save us from repeating any old habits.”

Lovers is an album deeply rooted in heartbreak, a subject that courses through the veins of all ten tracks – through the turmoil, the guilt and the tentative joy of finally letting yourself move on.

In three years since the release of their unforgettable debut single Sway, the Norwegian-Kiwi duo of Anna Lotterud and Brady Daniell-Smith have paved the way for their full-length debut following a run of singles which have notched up over 60 million streams, multiple No.1 spot’s on the Hype Machine charts and rotation on Radio 1, Triple J and Beats 1.

Now they offer up an emphatically assured debut LP, its clean, springy beats and shimmering synths underpinned by the rich, emotive clarity of Anna’s voice. Recorded in Oslo and mixed in Copenhagen and London by Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode), Lovers is a coherent but endlessly varied beast.

Anna of the North’s debut album Lovers is due for release on September 8 via Different Recordings. Pre-order here.

SILVER SOUNDZ | June 2017 Mix

1. Washed Out – Hard to Say Goodbye
2. Calvin Harris – Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
3. Anna Of The North – Lovers
4. Alvvays – In Undertow
5. St. Vincent – New York
6. Laurel Halo – Moontalk
7. Bonobo – Samurai
8. Bicep – Aura
9. Lapalux – 4EVA
10. Lorde – Homemade Dynamite
11. DJDS – Trees On Fire
12. Vince Staples – Big Fish
13. Clams Casino – Wavey
14. Toro y Moi – Girl Like You
15. Jacques Greene – Fall (Baltra Remix)
16. Fort Romeau – Reasons
17. Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna
18. Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
19. Patricia – Speed Wagon Night Bride
20. Emma Lohan – Serekunda

Image by Stig de Block.

Liars – Cred Woes

LIARS announce details of a long awaited album, TFCF, out on August 25 via Mute, and confirm an autumn tour following a string of festival dates throughout the summer.

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. On this, Liars’ eighth studio album, the bustling backdrops of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York have been replaced with a presence far more intimate and autobiographical as Liars once again boldly step out of their comfort zone into vastly new musical territory.

In addition to a string of festival dates in Europe and the US this summer, Angus and a new touring band have also announced details of an autumn tour. Full details below with more to be confirmed. For more information as well as exclusive album and ticket bundles, visit the Liars website.

Liars have been giving fans a glimpse of the forthcoming album via a series of short clips spelling out Theme From Crying Fountain, watch these here.

Following an amicable parting of ways with Aaron Hemphill, Liars is now Angus Andrew, who decamped to his native Australia, specifically to a remote part of the Australian bush, to create an album unlike any Liars had attempted before.

Angus Andrew explains, “Suddenly, the tides of the ocean became the most important thing to me, because I live right on the ocean now, and to get my boat out in the morning to get groceries on the mainland I’ve got to know when the tide is coming in, or I’ll get stuck. Very basic things like that suddenly became top priority in my life. And the effect was interesting. The last record, Mess, was made in LA, and had very tight corners and clean edges – it was sharp, programmed, organised. It sounds a lot like living in a city. But now, everything started to fall off-time.”

Listen to Cred Woes, the first track to be shared from TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), up above. Pre-order TFCF here.