London electronic duo, Alpines, are back with the sultry video for ‘Completely’.
Continuing to bleed creativity, Alpines have managed to toe the delicate balance between commercial melodic sensibilities on the one hand (with big, bold and relatable vocals), and cerebral leftfield sounds on the other.
Sounds like: Jamie xx, Kiesza, Jessie Ware, Clare Maguire, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, London Grammar, Disclosure, ASTR, Ballet School, SOHN, Banks, Shura, The Maccabees
Following a summer writing and recording in Los Angeles and Stockholm with some of the most hyped producers, including Yung Gud (Sad Boys) and Alex Da Kid (Dr Dre, Eminem and Imagine Dragons), the Crystal Fighters‘s singer, KYIKI is back with the illuminating ‘Black Light’.
Telepathe (aka multi-instrumentalists Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais) have quite a history.
The duo initially started recording music in 2006 by moving to a warehouse in Bushwick and recording their first EP ‘Farewell Forest’. This was followed in 2008 with their debut album ‘Dance Mother’, which they worked on with TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek.
They later quit their day jobs and relocated to Los Angeles to record the album in a few short and intense months. “Melissa and I decided to leave NY for a couple of months during the winter to write and record this new album,” Busy explains. “We rented an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. At the time we were reading a lot Science Fiction and researching California cults, which became themes that seeped into our music.”
Watch the effortlessly cool video for ‘Drown Around Me’ below:
The track has been taken from their long-awaited second album ‘Destroyer’. Co-produced with Lewis Pesacov and mixed by Matty Green, the girls have started their own label BZML to release their album on their own terms.
Not another Swedish synthpop songstress I hear you scream!
But there is something slightly different and magical about this one. RAINDEAR (aka Rebecca Bergcrantz) is more than another indie electro femme from Scandinavia .
Her new track ‘Veins’ frequently changes tempo and is highly disco in parts. Not your usual ethereal ballad.
She describes the track as being “about that kind of destructive love that you stick with ‘cause you love the rush, but you secretly know it’s bad for you. This is the addictive kind of love you can feel for a lover or for a friend or anything really and it’s of the kind that is almost warlike and comes from a very dark place.”