Harry Nathan – High

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Over the last few months Australian artist Harry Nathan has been busy working on his next EP, and this week he’s ready to give us the first taste of that EP with new single ‘High’, which is being released via Majestic Casual Records.

Harry Nathan has been making himself known for creating smooth blends of indie-dance/pop music with catchy nu-disco sounds, ultimately creating these lush lo-fi indie-dance jams that can be likened to a mix between Classixx, Cosmo’s Midnight and Pnau.

Harry Nathan’s new single ‘High’ is a damn fine example of this; from the moment it begins Harry’s sweet serenade draws us all the way in, takes us by the hand and walks us through this captivating world of seductive beats and sexy grooves.

Speaking about it, he explains: “The song is a romanticized daydream about a girl who moved in across the hall. I was living in Los Angeles and I had just picked up a 1982 MT-45 Casiotone keyboard. I fell in love with the sound of it and it inspired me to write the song quite quickly. The majority of the drums come from Roland CR-78 and Roland 505 drum machines. Run through a series of guitar pedals, the Casio keyboard’s signal chain is visible in the song’s artwork; a photo I took on my 1982 Canon AE-1 film camera

Sounds like: Moby, Joe Goddard, Roosevelt, Classixx, Goldroom, Hayden James

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St. Lundi – To Die For (acoustic – ft. Kygo)

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Having only released his debut single in March 2020, St. Lundi has gone on to release a debut EP ‘Heavy Words’, as well as collaborating with Norwegian streaming mega-stars – Kygo and Seeb.

He has just released his own acoustic rework of ‘To Die For’. The original composition was created by Kygo and Dermot Kennedy – Dermot writing the lyrics and then deciding to use them for another project. Left with the stripped-back production, Kygo reached out to St. Lundi to write a completely new concept using his production. Over the course of a weekend, St. Lundi wrote ‘To Die For’, which ended up being a last-minute addition to Kygo’s billboard charting ‘Golden Hour’ album (check out the original version of ‘To Die For’ here).

After the initial release, St. Lundi went into the studio and arranged a beautiful acoustic version of the song.

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milk. – I Hate the Way You’re Looking at Me (Lately)

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Hot on the heels of The 1975 is Dublin-born alt-pop quartet, milk.. Their bright new offering, ‘I Hate the Way You’re Looking at Me (Lately)’ is full of looping synths, catchy riffs and lulling vocals that immediately lure you in for more.

Sounds like: The 1975, The Japanese House, No Rome

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Benji Lewis – Stay Around

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Benji Lewis has been busy songwriting during 2020. Written with his new friend Tom Eggert and bonding over their love of home-made smoothies, ‘Stay Around’ is about the progression of love in every subsequent relationship.

Sounds like: The 1975, The Kite String Tangle, Antony Hegarty, Active Child, Gallant, Sam Smith, Solomon Grey, James Blake, Yazz, Jack Garratt, Disclosure, Lauv, Boy In Space, Zachary Knowles

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Asha Gold – Oscar

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UK R&B artist Asha Gold shares new single ‘Oscar’. It’s written about award-winning liars and cheats who deserve to be called out for their deception and good-for-nothing behaviour.

Sounds like: Nakala, Frank Ocean, Rosalia

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Solå – B Mine

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Norwegian songwriter Solå strongly encourages us to value ourselves in new single ‘B Mine’. It’s a hazy piece of electro-pop that perfectly showcases her talent as both a intricate songwriter and performer.

Sounds like: Shura, Dagny, Chvrches, Empress Of, MUNA

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whatshisface – Magic Disaster

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Intriguing newcomer whatshisface is on the precipice of jumping into our hearts. His new single ‘Magic Disaster’ is a gloriously melancholic invitation, brimming with dense and warming aesthetics, creating an altogether sweeping atmosphere.

Sounds like: James Blake, George Gretton, Billie Eilish

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Mungbean – Slow Motion

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Introducing eclectic Ohio-based outfit Mungbean. Performed as only seasoned performers would, new single ‘Slow Motion’ has layered and heavy synths to accelerate the track’s dreamy and kaleidoscopic intention.

Sounds like: Snarls, The Naked And Famous

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Gavin Haley – Self Control Feat. Izzy Bizu

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Cheeky Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Haley has just released his vulnerable new EP, ‘Unfolding’.

Presented as an irresistible alternative pop sound with a hip-hop undercurrent offset by acoustic guitar and confessional lyrics, his feel-good music is both modern and connective.

Unfolding “a series of growing pains through music“, it’s a complex juxtaposition of actions and feelings, as Haley explains in more detail,

“I grew up in church, but I also raced bikes and listened to rap music when I could hide it from my family. I feel like I brought elements to this music from every area I’ve drawn inspiration from, but still staying me. Each song is its own story, and I hope this project connects with the people who find it and brings us closer. I wrote Unfolding almost entirely in a few days.”

The track ‘Self Control’ features Izzy Bizu and you can watch the video below:

The new EP is out now on Red Bull Records.

Sounds like: Easy Life, Shawn Mendes, Gareth Pugh, Jack Hawitt

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Gaspar Narby – Fragments Feat. Taura

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The next instalment in the Gaspar Narby ‘Collab’ EP is ‘Fragments,’ featuring another incredibly talented vocalist hand selected by Gaspar – the talented singer, Taura.

Much like the title of the track, the fragmented piece of pop pie is full of splintered production techniques, delivered up with delicate vocal slivers courtesy of Taura.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Sufjan Stevens, Summer Heart, Bonobo

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Mokita – sleepwalking Feat. Mike Kinesa

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We are blown away Mokita‘s new single, ‘sleepwalking’.

Taking a more acoustic turn than his prior electronica-infused releases, it features emo/folk legend Mike Kinsella of American Football and Owen and is a much welcomed addition to his ever-growing catalogue.

Speaking about the collab, Mokita explains,

“‘Sleepwalking’ is about wrestling with purpose and is more a song about questions than it is about answers. I think everybody struggles with purpose and asks a lot these deeper questions, especially as they get older. I was playing with this open baritone guitar tuning, and the guitar riff that happens throughout the song was the first thing that I wrote. I had the title, and some rough melodies, and a general idea about the lyrics, but once I showed the song to my buddy Trent Dabbs, we ironed out the rest of the song. I didn’t necessarily intend to have the track be so minimal, but it just didn’t feel like it wanted more in the production. It started with this droning note that floats throughout the whole song, and then I did a one take of the entire guitar part, which gave it this imperfection that made it feel more real. I had been talking to Mike Kinsella of American Football about possibly collaborating on a song, so I had sent him ‘Sleepwalking’ and the guitars just gave the song exactly what it was missing. I’m a huge fan of his guitar playing and just a fan of his in general, so needless to say I was so pumped to have Mike involved. I’m really proud of how the song turned out.”

Sounds like: EXES, Handsome Ghost, joan, FRND

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Great Mountain Fire – The Way

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Brussels indie five-piece Great Mountain Fire are ready to release their new LP ‘Movements‘ on Nov 20th.

The date is close but today we’re able to stream a new single lifted off of it: a psych-soul banger titled ‘The Way’

It’s an eccentric but elegant song, made of washed out synths, a groovy bass and a massive dose of ethereal vocals.
The lyrics explore a pacific-resistant acceptance, then humbly elevate in the chorus claiming “Don’t be afraid to dream the way it has to be“, a mantra to reshape the days we all have in front of us and put the world to rights.

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Kat Meoz – Run Tonight

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The swagger-rock star Kat Meoz stuns us with her electrifying new single ‘Run Tonight’.

Continuing her recent exploration into more pop & electronic production, while still keeping true to her rock and guitar-based roots, the track shines the light on an artist that’s consistently pushing her badass sound to the max. Featuring her ever-present strong vocals, a ripping guitar riff and an upbeat chorus, ‘Run Tonight’ is one that’s going to make you dream and dance.

She explains: “Technically it’s a song written from the perspective of shooting stars. I think it’s also a love story, getting lost in the moment and finding a true connection with someone and running with it

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Bonnie Lola – Vanilla Ice Cream

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Having spent the last year releasing a wave of bold and captivating alt-rock offerings, Bonnie Lola have now returned with their latest stunner ‘Vanilla Ice Cream’.

Treading the line between alt-rock and indie-rock tendencies, the song sees the outfit channel a far more atmospheric and textured direction. Filled with powerful riffs, anthemic production, and frontman Grady Neff’s soaring vocals at the helm, this new release looks set to see them make their most diverse impact yet.

Speaking about the new single, Grady said, “The song is about a fleeting addiction that hooks you on the first taste. You might forget over time or move on, but once you’ve had it, it will remain a memory forever.

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NOISY – I Wish I Was A (EP Live From The Petrol Station)

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You don’t often see a live session from a petrol station, but then there’s not always a band like NOISY lurking about.

Born down the road from us, we’re a little bit gutted that we weren’t filling up with petrol when this was being filmed. It’s a beat-ridden, boundary-free cluster of joyous noise and escapism.

NOISY Live Dates

YUNGBLUD TOUR SUPPORT DATES

8 March Nottingham, Rock City
9 March Nottingham, Rock City
10 March Glasgow, Barrowland
11 March Glasgow, Barrowland
17 March London, o2 Forum

YOU ME AT SIX TOUR SUPPORT DATES

19 May Glasgow, Barrowland
20 May Bristol, o2 Academy
21 May 21st Manchester Academy
23 May Newcastle, o2 Academy
24 May Cardiff, Great Hall
25 May London, o2 Forum
29 May Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington

BAD SOUNDS TOUR SUPPORT DATES

1 June Bristol, The Fleece
2 June Brighton, Patterns
3 June Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
5 June London, Lafayette
6 June Sheffield, o2 Academy 2
8 June Glasgow, SWG3
9 June Newcastle, St Doms
10 June Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
11 June Liverpool, Jimmys
12 June Manchester Gorilla

Sounds like: Everyone You Know, APRE, Jamie T, Bloxx, High Tyde, The Prodigy, Limp Bizkit, Bad Sounds

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