Gaspar Narby – Fragments Feat. Taura

Gaspar Narby by Aldo Filiberto

Gaspar Narby by Aldo Filiberto

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

Mokita - sleepwalking Feat. Mike Kinesa

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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KALI – Back To The Start

KALI by Sophia Ziskin

KALI by Sophia Ziskin

The music of 16-year-old singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Kali Flanagan has so much depth and boundless energy you could easily be mistaken in thinking her project KALI is by a band rather than a solo endeavour.

The video for her indie-surf single, ‘Back To The Start’ has sweet Bombay Bicycle Club vibes, comforting as a warm hug on a cold winter’s day.

Sounds like: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Big Moon, Phoebe Bridgers

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Blakey – If I Go

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Soak in the wonderfully ethereal and moving work of British pop artist Blakey.

Self producing his music entirely, Blakey has garnered over 10 million global streams, Spotify New Music Friday placements across the world including US and UK and reached the Viral Top 50 and Top 50 Chart in 7 countries.

Blakey has picked up significant attention from likes of BBC Radio 1xtra, Noisey, Clash, ROTD, Notion and TMRW with sync placements on adverts and TV shows in the US and internationally on Netflix.

Mixing between soaring melodies that meant to be sung to the rafters, and more faster paced rhythmic verses, Blakey has a unique yet universal appeal and isn’t afraid of wearing his heart on his sleeve.

His brand-new single ‘If I Go‘ is a dreamy electro pop number, full of celestial vibes and timeless melodies.

Speaking about it, he said: “‘If I Go’ is a song about teetering on the edge of loves abyss. To gaze long enough into it, to find out if love’s looking back

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The Pale White – Glue

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Indie rock band from Newcastle The Pale White have just released a huge new single titled ‘Glue‘.

It’s a distortion drenched banger that not only embraces the band’s roots, but pushes things into their heaviest territory to date. It’s a mammoth statement from The Pale White that lays the foundation for a gamechanging 2021.

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Caspian Pool – Insider

Caspian Pool

French synth-dance duo Caspian Pool likes to keep us on our toes with their wide-ranging selection of electronic music. Cue the colour-fuelled visuals for the foot-thumping ‘Insider’.

Sounds like: Nimmo, The Chemical Brothers, Hercules & Love Affair, Goldfrapp, Joe Goddard, Chvrches, Digitalism, Holy Ghost!, Boys Noize, Little Dragon, Cut Copy, Icona Pop

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Psyence – Retrospect

Psyence by Mark Vyse

Psyence by Mark Vyse

Anthemic alt-rock band Psyence returns with psychedelic sensibilities in rousing new single ‘Retrospect’, reminding us that every bitter end has a new beginning.

Sounds like: Queens of the Stone Age, Kasabian, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, The Blinders, Wolfmother

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Beharie – Me & My Lonely

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Distinctive Norwegian voice, Beharie shares his soulful, folk and ambient blend in the form of ‘Me and My Lonely’. Pastoral and beautiful, the track orbits a peaceful finger-picked acoustic riff.

Sounds like: Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Bombay Bicycle Club

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Flechettes – Chasing Youth

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Wigan-based four-piece Flechettes share the radio-ready and uplifting ‘Chasing Youth’, with blazing indie-pop guitar riffs and catchy vocals, making for a seriously dynamic record.

Sounds like: Sea Girls, Red Rum Club, The Blinders, Stanleys, Garden Party

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Chillhum – Dancing (Alone)

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22-year-old producer, songwriter and musician Ethan Bedell – aka Chillhum – shares ‘Dancing Alone’, a stripped back and melodic blissed-out track that celebrates the joys of being alone.

Sounds like: Gaspar Narby, Couro, Flume, Ed Sheeran, Flume, Louis The Child, Petit Biscuit, Troye Sivan, Robotaki

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Bre Kennedy – Where Did Summer Go

Bre Kennedy by Lindsey Patkos

Bre Kennedy by Lindsey Patkos

Songwriting heavyweight Bre Kennedy winds down for the cooler months with her acoustic track ‘Where Did Summer Go’, a nostalgic ballad that symbolises the passing and loss of time and dreams that never got to see the heat of summer.

Sounds like: Charli Adams, Taylor Swift, HAIM, First Aid Kit

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Izza – Lows

IZZA by Sam Rockman

IZZA by Sam Rockman

Dark-pop artist Izza chronicles the ups and downs of dealing with anxiety and depression in a world where people are obsessed with the perceived perfection of their online selves, in new single ‘Lows’.

Sounds like: Dua Lipa, Gracey, Call Me Loop, Mabel

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