Ardyn are brother and sister duo, Katy (vocals, keyboard) and Rob Pearson (guitar).
They have teamed up with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Låpsley) for their new single, ‘Over The River’; a glistening track that is confidently guided by Katy’s alluring vocals.
Drawing on a fascination of peoples’ passing conversations and creating a world around a sound bite, Katy says of ‘Over The River’, “I wanted to imagine a couple’s conversation and the problems they were having in their relationship while transforming it into something visual linking to the natural world”.
We’ve included the visuals to the track, because it’s so glorious!
‘Over The River’ was released on 26 April through Aesop (SOHN, TĀLĀ, Klyne).
27-29th May – Dot to Dot (Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham)
1st May – City Sound Project, Canterbury
21st May – The Great Escape, Brighton
12th June – Dials Festival, Portsmouth
3rd July – Barn on the Farm Festival, Over
8th July – Samphire Festival, Porlock
23rd July – Tramlines, Sheffield
30th July – Farmfest, Bruton
18th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
Sounds like: Vök, Kate Boy, Susanne Sundfør, First Aid Kit, TĀLĀ
Klyne is the musical partnership of Ferdous Dehzad and singer Nick Klein. They like to write infectious electronic pop.
New track ‘Closer’ has a sweet and soulful base, but you soon release this isn’t just any R&B track. As you delve in deeper and reach the chorus layers, you are impacted by Ferrous’s Hot Chip-esque, staccato synth lines.
Of the track, Klyne says;
“Closer is about someone going to the extreme in order to reach their lifelong desire, and at the same time coping with the fear that their fate might already be decided. One of life’s greater beauties is when a person breaks free of these psychological limitations. At first it looks like naive stubbornness, and the feelings of doubt never entirely go away. But then all of a sudden you’re halfway there, and that’s when you realize it is possible to actually achieve things that are beyond your “fate”. That’s the simple story we wanted to convey with this song – that and a ridiculous topline.”
It is out now via Aesop (SOHN, TALA, Sylas).
Sounds like: Ben Khan, James Blake, Boxed In, Hot Chip
London producer Gent Mason creates wonderfully minimalistic R&B infused indietronica. His debut EP ‘Eden’ is out Oct 7th on new label Aesop, to which Sohn was signed to till recently signing with 4AD.
Gent cites influence from American Hip Hop / R&B, which can be subtly heard in his music, though his use of mangled beats, distorted, remorseful vocals and reverberating bass creates a unique and modern sound to latest release ‘Head’.