WEEKLY GEMS 146

Twin Diver – Television

Twin Diver are an Irish post-punk duo that found themselves in a new city (London) with nothing to do. With only a bass guitar and a midi controller, the guys experimented until they found the sound that became Twin Diver. New single, ‘Television’, looks at what individuals do in their everyday life to feel special. They ask society whether it cares what people are thinking about you, as long as they are, in fact, thinking of you?

Sounds like: Tampa, George

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Lola Wild – Mirabella

With a familiarly beguiling execution, Lola Wild have a released new single named ‘Mirabella’. The London-based duo ooze retro film connotations after connecting through their love of film noir. Their music is equally entrancing and darly evocative. The topline says, “The mood has got a swing, the deeper that I sink inside of the devil”.

Sounds like: Chromatics, PJ Harvey, Warpaint

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1tbsp – Kanashi

As part of a wider lo-fi house EP, ‘Kanashi’ is an expansive indie dance track nearly 5 and a half minutes long. 1tbsp‘s sound is fresh, transformative and compelling. Following on from his debut, ‘In Europe, Kinda Sad’, 1tbsp has said this project sees him experimenting with sounds that haven’t been available to him in previous projects.

Sounds like: Two Legs, Ross From Friends, Four Tet

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juuku and Manila Killa – just lost

‘Just Lost’ marks the third musical segment from juuku‘s upcoming EP, ‘Warmth’. As the first collaboration between juuku and Manila Killa, the ambient electronic release embraces a bass-driven narrative and an infectious topline. juuku talks about the release, “I 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭. 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵” 

Sounds like: Jaron, Alter/Ego

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Ormiston – Rebel

Ormiston has delivered a delightful ode to Top of the Pop’s prime years. His new video for single ‘Rebel’, sees the band playling live through the retro, anologue inspired lense. Director, Ariel Poupart, talks about the use of cathodic televisions to distort and warp the visuals for the dersired effect. The track boasts funky bass riffs and a driving beat that’s accompanied by a disco-infused topline.

Sounds like: Milk & Bone, Heartstreets

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The Late Aprils – Hurricane

The Late Aprils are the new alt-rock band behind ‘Hurricane’. Made up of four guys from Hertfordshire, the band launched in the midst of the COVID outbreak, and didn’t let that stop them. Their third single talks about the hurricane of anxiety. Through their classic rock leaning melody, The Late Aprils want to express their lived experiences and cutural relevance through anthemic choruses and epic vocals.

Sounds like: Royal Blood, Queens of the Stone Age, Lower Than Atlantis

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Bonze – Jenny (Can You Hear Me?)

Bonze is an alt-pop artist with electronic twist. His new single, ‘Jenny (Can Your Hear Me?)’, is an unconventional love song that was written in the depths of winter. Bonze says this song helped him find and truly understand his sound as an artist. It expresses the rollarcoaster of emotions felt in a relationship and the hope that both parties feel the same.

Sounds like: Young Summer, Aquilo

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