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Playlist: Avante Black

Avante Black

Avante Black

Meet Avante Black, a musical project led by Ottilia Zimmerman Kjulsten, a 22-year-old Swedish native living in London.

She’s put together a playlist, to get us hyped up for the weekend.

Frank Ocean – Ivy
I took time listening to Frank Ocean’s new album driving down the coast from Cape Point to Cape Town. This song fits perfectly into the scenery and I think I had it on repeat for almost an hour.

The Internet – Get Away
Sydney Bennett’s vocals and melodies are just truly magical. Listening to this track makes you just wanna take long drags on cigarettes in slow motion whilst watching the sun go down.

Sälen – Coppar Kiss
I’ve known these guys for a while know. Paul is even the first person I got to know when I moved to London. The people combination is perfect, this song is so pretty and brutal I wanna marry it.

Flamingods – Rhama
There is nothing you can’t love about this. A trippy beat, Middle-Eastern riffs and hitting vocals. Was sold within the first seconds and it keeps growing.

Acid Arab – Stil
My friend showed me this track on a recent trip to Berlin. I’m just getting into dance music and this was a really good introduction. Right up my alley.

A Band Called Flash – Phantom
Another track I was shown that really showed me a new way of writing. Close to perfection, this track will take you everywhere and back.

Valdemar – Soë Chlevigny
Ben used to play the keys in Avante, but is now based in Sweden. He was always the one knowing everything about everything. We do miss his music knowledge! This is his own project and it sounds incredible!! We’re so proud!

BadBadNotGood – Lavender
I first encountered this band whilst flicking through Tyler, The Creator videos on YouTube. Since then I’ve been glued to their sound.

Lil Silva – De Ja
I found this track stalking Ben’s (Valdemar) playlists on Spotify. As I said he always knows what’s good and fresh out there. It’s a brilliant pop track, so simple and clever. I find myself singing this all the time.

Flume – Say It Feat Tove Lo
I’m a massive fan of Tove Lo and Flume. I love the feel and the lyrics. Always lose my shit when she sings “let me fuck you right back oh oh oh oh”

Miss Li – Bonfire
Since I picked up a guitar for the first time I was practising to her songs and really excited about this sound she’s bringing! Can’t wait for spring listening to this in the car! (with someone else driving ’til I get my license)

Otzeki – Already Dead
If you haven’t witnessed these guys live you HAVE to. It’s a truly magical experience. Mike and Joel will take you places. Even tho the song is called ‘Already Dead’ I’d say it’s immortal.

Soft Hair – Lying Has To Stop
Brilliant combination, magical people. True Love.

Whitney – Golden Days
I was probably a year later than my friends to start listening to this band, I’m happy I did! It’s the song you listen to on a double decker with your head against the window, gazing out, not really knowing what you’re thinking about.

The Parrots – No Me Gustas, Te quiero
I met The Parrots through Hinds, first time a saw them was at The Garage in Highbury & Islington – the vibe was insane. There is always a special place in my heart for this music. It makes me feel 14 again.

Avante Black has signed to Different Recordings (Anna Of The North, Claptone, Kllo), and expect a very cool remix coming out next week. In the meantime, check out the ever so dynamic track, ‘Drug Money’.

Sounds like: Anna Of The North, Anteros, Lilly Allen

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Anteros – The Beat

Anteros by Marc Sethi

Anteros by Marc Sethi

If indulgence is what London-based Anteros have for breakfast, then ‘The Beat’ is the champagne-fuelled brunch that follows shortly after.

Anteros are offering us yet another fabulous video. Again, the focus is on front woman, Laura Hayden, but this time the scenes flip between heavenly shots of Laura lying on a bed, and disco-fevered ones of Laura dancing in a red and purple lit dancehall.

‘The Beat’ is taken from their forthcoming second EP ‘Breakfast’, due out on 19 September via Kissability.

Sounds like: Ladyhawke, Blondie, Of Monsters and Men, Montoya, Bastille, Temper Trap, Garbage, The Cardigans, Actor

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Death In The Afternoon – Good Enough

DITA

DITA

We absolutely love Swedish producer duo, Death In The Afternoon, and they are back with killer new track, ‘Good Enough’.

As with their previous releases, on new track, ‘Good Enough’, DITA have delivered an established sound with romantic, 80’s elements. The press release compares ‘Good Enough to “Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker singing on a track produced by M83“, and that is exactly what we thought upon first listen.

Sounds like: Anteros, M83, Tame Impala, MGMT, Young Galaxy, Summer Heart, Goldroom, Karl Kling, RAC, Washed Out, Day Wave, Saltwater Sun

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Draper – Ready For Us (Feat. Sykes)

Draper

Draper

Draper is showing us something new with his latest collaboration. This time with London synth rock outfit, SYKES.

‘Ready For Us’ opens with crisp, polished melodies and a driving synth beat. Not necessarily something unique, but something brilliant.

Sounds like: Haim, Anteros, Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, The Maccabees, Lights, Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Claire, Lorde, Fleetwood Mac

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Anteros – Breakfast

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Anteros

Anteros, a four-piece from London, share the seemingly self-indulgent video for ‘Breakfast’.

Speaking about the video, lead singer Laura Hayden said:

“Our aim was so depict situations women get themselves into on the road to finding love & happiness. There’s still pressure for us to be perfect in every aspect, like we’re constantly having to to modify ourselves in order to find our “happily every after”. Our relationships, careers, body, lifestyle, etc. We spend our whole lives focusing on what we don’t have & need to change – instead of enjoying the present. Each character in the video has been inspired by loads of different females: from Charlotte in Lost in Translation (played by Scarlett Johansson) and Beyoncé in Why Don’t You Love Me, to a Barbie Doll.”

‘Breakfast’ is Anteros’s first release on Kissability (Circa Waves, DZ Deathrays), out now.

Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Montoya, Bastille, Temper Trap, Garbage, The Cardigans, Actor

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Kassassin Street – Hand In My Pocket

Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street are a UK-based five-piece, who have just unveiled their politically charged first single of 2016, ‘Hand in My Pocket’.

It’s a punchy psych-pop number that deliberates on social injustice in a UK society under austerity.

Tour Dates

15th April – KOKO, London
16th April – Xpresstival- Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30th April – Live At Leeds, Leeds
7th May – FESTIVAL SOS 4.8, Murcia, Spain
28th-29th May – Common People, Southampton

Sounds like: Dive In, Kasabian, Anteros, The Editors, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato

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Death In The Afternoon – We Don’t Have To Go Out Tonight

DITA

DITA

The Swedish electro-pop act with a long name and equally long title to their new track returns!

‘We Don’t Have To Go Out Tonight’ by Death In The Afternoon is minimalistic guitar-pop that oozes Scandi-coolness, with it’s steady beat and sonic vocals.

A proper gentle gem.

‘We Don’t Have To Go Out Tonight’ will be released via Summer Heart’s label Sommarhjärta, and it will be available for sale and download everywhere from the 30 October.

Sounds like: Anteros, M83, MGMT, Young Galaxy, Summer Heart, Goldroom, Karl Kling, RAC, Washed Out, Day Wave, Saltwater Sun

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Dive In – Change in the Weather

Dive In - Change In The Weather

Dive In – Change In The Weather

Glastonbury residents, Dive In returns with a clanging indie banger, ‘Change In The Weather’.

“The song is anchored in the idea of hope and coming out of a darker place” explains Matthew Guttridge continuing “We’ve all found ourselves in rut; be it a creative, more personal – this song celebrates the moment in which something happens / clicks and you know you’re back on course.”

Their upcoming EP follows on from an impressive debut, Eighteen, and is out on 9 November via Vagrant/Good Soldier.

Sounds like: Mew, The Temper Trap, Bad Pony, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers

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Death In The Afternoon – ’82

DITA

DITA

Death In The Afternoon (DITA) is a Scandenaivna electronic duo, formed of Christian and Linda.

With the current media age, there are no boundaries for musicians to team up and produce a track remotely across the globe from one another. This is exactly what DITA have done with new song, ‘’82’.

Airy, dreamy and filled with sky high vocal lines and a sense of melancholia, this is one beautiful death in the afternoon.

Listen below.

’82 will be released via Summer Heart’s label Sommarhjärta, and it will be available for sale and download everywhere from the 28 August.

Sounds like: Anteros, M83, MGMT, Young Galaxy, Summer Heart, Goldroom, Karl Kling, RAC, Washed Out, Day Wave

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Dive In – Can’t Hold Me Down

Dive In

Dive In

Dive In offers a stream of ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’, ahead of the release of their debut EP titled ‘Eighteen’.

With classic indie influences and a cracking chorus, the song skyrockets into the “catchy pop” category, worthy of any decent radio station playlist.

Listen below:

‘Eighteen’ is out on 25 May via Vagrant.

Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers, Genesis, The Police

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