Join Foreign Air on their soul-pop ride, driven by ‘Caffeine’.
We all know caffeine makes us feel good for a little while, but as the benefits wear off, we need another kick. It’s a little like love, which often becomes addictive but for the wrong reasons. It’s just what Foreign Air are singing about in their new track.
A self-confessed terrorist of love, and now tunes. Von Sell releases the final version of his track, ‘Ivan’, following the “quasi demo version” doing the rounds on blogs in early 2015.
Von Sell has quite an eclectic background, having been born to an Israeli mother (who also sings) and German filmmaker. He lived in New York during his early years before moving to Germany at two, where he was raised. He later returned to the US to study at Berklee College of Music.
Listen to ‘Ivan (Revisited)’ below.
Von Sell is lined up to be one of 2017’s breakthrough acts.
Sounds like: Summer Heart, Hazel English, Teen Daze, Peter Gabriel, alt-J
The effortless Jack Garratt returns to our stereos with the fresh new track, ‘Far Cry’, featuring Little Simz.
It’s taken from the incredible ‘Phase’ album, available now via Island Records, on iTunes now.
Now based in Chicago, Garratt will be back in the UK in November.
5th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
11th November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12th November – Guild of Students, Liverpool
13th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield
15th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
16th November – Rock City, Nottingham
18th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln
19th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
20th November – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd November – Eventim Apollo, London
24th November – Eventim Apollo, London
26th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
27th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28th November – The Dome, Brighton
Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young
Glass Animals are back with a video for the off kilter and immersive, ‘Life Itself’.
Lead singer and producer Dave Bayley says of the track:
“Things have changed a lot for us over the past two years. instead of sitting in the studio we’ve been in a different city every night; making friends, hearing crazy stories, getting in crazy trouble. So much has happened! All of it made me want to think about people, and write something rawer and more human. ‘Life Itself’ is one of those. It’s a guy who was born a bit strange, and struggles to become part of society. Because of that he spends more time alone in his own head, getting stranger, and it becomes an awful cycle of doom.
Sound and production wise…we’ve been buzzing off of the amazing energy of the crowds we’ve been playing to. As crowds grew, they got more feral…and so did we. We found ourselves going wilder on stage, and playing heavier, grittier, high energy versions of our songs, changing them every night. Now we’ve tried to put some of that energy, spontaneity, and sound on tape.”
‘Life Itself ’ is released via Caroline International / Wolf Tone, and is the first track to be released from their upcoming album, ‘How To Be A Human Being’.
UK/IRE Tour Dates
15/06 – ICA, London, UK SOLD OUT
07/08 – Wilderness Festival, UK
03/09 – Electric Picnic, Ireland
10/09 – Bestival Festival, UK,
21/10 – O2 Academy 1, Oxford, UK
22/10 – Dome, Brighton, UK
25/10 – Roundhouse, London, UK
26/10 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
27/10 – Arts School, Glasgow, UK
28/10 – Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
29/10 – The Olympia, Dublin, Eire
Sounds like: Alt-J, Tender, Pale Hands, Foreign Air
ELEL are a band who write “world pop” music, reflecting the musical culture of their hometown of Nashville as much as their diverse influences, which include Prince, Wilco and Beach House.
Their latest release, ‘Animal’ is a sharp pop number, with incredible dynamic range, worthy enough to attract all types of listeners.
“It’s a loud song about a soft moment between two people,” says band leader, Ben Elkins.
“I love writing music from my imagination, and sometimes that can be energetic and grand. But my lyrics are usually based on everyday life, which is much calmer. It’s exciting to let those two versions of my reality meet each other in a song like this.”
‘Animal’ has been taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Geode’, to be released via Mom + Pop (Flume, Hinds).
Polyenso is Alex Schultz, Brennan Taulbee, and Denny Agosto from Florida. The threesome have spent the last two years working extensively with producer Jason Pennock.
Polyenso create sparse indie rock that includes elements of neo-soul, light electronics, and the odd spatula, wooden bowl and pack of peanuts, all of which contribute to their distinct, “urban indie progressive” sound.