A smooth downtempo rhythm alongside almost indiscernable vocals makes for a slow burning and mesmerizing track.
I love the spooky and somewhat tribal lead Antwerp creates into the fluid beat laid down slightly before the 1 minute mark in his single, “Maze.” His manipulation and overall control is mind-melting and a beautiful thing.
Still riding the excitement generated by their excellent debut album, Silence Yourself, which dropped a few weeks ago, Savages stop by the KEXP studios in Washington state to perform a few tracks. Check it out below and grab their album here.
The London pop duo, Thumpers, croon love stories amongst heavy dance rhythms, searing synthesizers, and one of the catchiest choruses you will ever hear. Their new single, “Unkinder (Tougher Love)” is a bit melancholic in content but will still make your limbs feel restless.
Watch the video above and be sure to mark your calendar for the release of their debut EP, Unkinder, through Transgressive Records.
Yesssss! I was COMPLETELY blown away after catching Savages during Complex Media’s CMJ showcase back in October and could not wait to hear what their debut full-length would sound like. Well, wait no more! Silence Yourself is out TODAY on Matador Records and you can stream the whole thing right in that lil box above.
These gals are the real deal. Solid rhythm section, soaring guitars, and extremely powerful vocals. I suggest listening to this album at a higher than normal volume but even more so, if possible, I recommend catching this group live.
Check out a few pictures [below] that I was able to snap back in October and go order the album!!! Continue reading →
Simply known as Laurel, this singer-songwriter has quickly gained the attention of many with only two singles released. Well produced, and mostly heavy on the lovesick content – Laurel’s sound is easily accessible to listeners. As she’s currently working hard at getting a debut album out soon, I’m hoping we get a few more singles out of her – perhaps some remixes as well…
There’s a light at the end of my tunnel. I’ll soon have a nice little break coming up which almost always has me thinking about what I can do and where I can go to fill up that time. Derby Sunshine’ssingle, “Italo Riviera,” encapsulates that feeling.
A slow yet frenetic build-up, hushed vocals, and plenty of synths to really make the track stand out from others. Under a quick 3 minutes, my ears are completely satisfied. Listen to the single below and be sure to check out more from this London-based musician.
“Hate is spitting out each other’s mouths, but we’re still sleeping like we’re lovers.”
Wow, it’s incredible to see how quickly London’s own Daughter took off. And they damn well deserve it. Elena’s delicate yet sharp vocals can grab hold of anyone’s attention the second she opens her mouth while her backing band does an even better job at keeping everything instrumentally tight and minimal.
In the band’s new single “Still,” off of their forthcoming debut album, If You Leave (due out in March), we hear of a relationship at a very desperate point and watch it unfold on screen in their latest music video. You can’t help but become emotionally absorbed as you watch the tears stream and wonder of all of the unanswered “what ifs.”
This single and video truly solidifies the fact that I cannot wait for this full length, be sure grab your pre-order here.
The instrumentation is absolutely gorgeous in London Grammar’strack, “Hey now.” The vocals are hauntingly strong while the song achingly takes its time to climax. Being the trio’s only available track, we’re left hanging on to every last bit of this stunning piece of work.
accabees/etc. to me and honestly, I don’t hate it. I actually really, really dig it.
The Jungle Doctors are a fairly new group based out of London, who are making quite a name for themselves. With the release of their debut, Making Conversation, the five-piece have been winning many over with their youthful sound.
Keep them on your radar and check more of their work here.
It’s a bit unfortunate that these two have slipped under my radar. But I can’t let that bring me down. Their music blends some of my favorite sounds and makes it completely irresistible.
14th is a duo hailing all the way from London who specialize in creating sultry vocals over heavy, club-like beats. With only a 3-track EP to their name, the group has been working hard on fleshing out their sound with their quick sound. They’ve been hitting festivals and other shows hard, I’m quite curious to see what’s next.
BONUS: Just take a concentrated listen to that 90′s influenced beat in the background of the chorus. Enough said.