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Black Flowers Cafe – Caribe

Black Flowers Cafe

Italian four-piece, Black Flowers Cafe have a distinct European feel to their music.

They clearly like to experiment, pushing their music into sonic landscapes, with melodic synths and broad guitar riffs.

Listen to ‘Caribe’ below.

Having already gained support from Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union), expect this band to be one of Italy’s biggest musical exports.

Sounds like: SAMA, Lilies on Mars, Cocteau Twins, Foals, Hider

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The Duke Spirit – Wounded Wing

The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit

London four-piece, The Duke Spirit, are back with the new video for ‘Wounded Wing’, taken from their album, ‘KIN’.

Headed up by strong front woman, Liela, ‘Wounded Wing’ is a sultry rock number, that fits nicely amongst the other shimmering alt-indie anthems throughout ‘KIN’, which was recorded by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union / Cocteau Twins).

‘KIN’ explores the frailty of life and the nobility that can be observed by death, and was written following such experiences. It is out now, via Red Essential.

Tour Dates

10th Oct Patterns – Brighton
12th Oct – The Rainbow – Birmingham
13th Oct – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
14th Oct – King Tuts – Glasgow
15th Oct – Think Tank – Newcastle
17th Oct – Gorilla – Manchester
18th Oct – The Bodega – Nottingham
19th Oct – The Fleece – Bristol
20th Oct – The Scala – London
23rd Oct – Hafenklang – Hamburg
24th Oct – Bi Nuu – Berlin
25th Oct – Kranhalle – Munich
27th Oct – Zakk – Düsseldorf
31st Oct – Point Ephemere – Paris

Sounds like: The Kills, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Big Pink, REMMI, Kate Bush

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I Break Horses – Faith

I BREAK HORSES

I BREAK HORSES

With their much-anticipated second album due in early 2014, Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck (aka I BREAK HORSES) have just unveiled an incredible video for new single ‘Faith’.

With its hypnotic beats and swirling synths, ‘Faith’ brilliantly signals the more electronically charged, dance-oriented direction of the band’s new material.

Directed by Magnus Härdner, the mesmerizing black and white accompanying video was shot in Stockholm.

Black and white is definitely cool.

The goosebump-inducing ‘Faith’ is in direct competition with our favourite track ‘Winter Beats’, taken from the band’s first album, ‘Hearts’ (which you can purchase on iTunes here). There is no denying that with their new work, they continue to break horses, and hearts.

I BREAK HORSES are supporting Sigur Rós on their European tour in November 2013 starting in Dublin on November 16 and finishing in Oslo on 28 November.

Sounds like: Death Rattle, Soft As Snow, The Chemical Brothers, The Sounds

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Ballet School – Heartbeat Overdrive

Ballet School

Ballet School

Berlin-based Ballet School is Irish Rosie Blair on vocals/guitar, Japanese-Brazilian Michel Collet on lead guitar and Louis McGuire on drums.

Blair and Collet met two years ago in Berlin when Blair heard Collet playing his guitar in the U-bahn. Sharing their love of the Cocteau-Twins, she immediately asked him to form a band. In 2012 they began collaborating with McGuire.

With a mélange of ’80s pop and R’N’B at the forefront of the band’s agenda, their debut single ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’ provides a meditative driving beat of pop at it’s best and showcases both Irish and Japanese influences.

Watch the video below:

The ‘Boys Again’ EP was released on iTunes on 21 October 2013 via Bella Union and can be streamed below:

Thank you for making pop music fun again!

Sounds like: Cocteau-Twins, The Cure, I BREAK HORSES, The Naked and Famous, Blondie, Claire, BLSHS, Kavinsky, Madonna, Robyn, Ronika, BLSHS

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