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Mating Ritual – Drunk

Mating Ritual

The 90’s was a messy time, and Mating Ritual are channelling such vibes with their new track ‘Drunk’, which lasts a sturdy six minutes 21 seconds. But this track is more about lovemaking than drinking, as the Los Angeles-based band contemplates the dissolution of a relationship following the honeymoon period.

The album, ‘How You Gonna Stop It?’ will be out on 9 June via Smooth Jaws.

Sounds like: M83, The Cranberries, Sir Sly, Huntar, Pacific Air, Ten Fé, Blossoms

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Mating Ritual – Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

Mating Ritual - Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

Mating Ritual – Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

The last time we wrote about Mating Ritual, it was on RAEKO‘s ‘Need 2 Know’. This time around, Mating Ritual have produced a stand out track called ‘Night Lies’, featuring Lizzy Land.

‘Night Lies’ is at the forefront of modern day electronic music, with robust vocals and nostalgic drums that ring of a faraway musical utopia.

The track is the second to be released from the band’s debut album ‘How You Gonna Stop It?’, which will be released as two six-track volumes – Volume 1 on 24 January, and Volume 2 in April.

Sounds like: KYKO, Sir Sly, Goldroom, Huntar, Pacific Air, Ten Fé, Blossoms, VÉRITÉ

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Bad Family – My Body Pines

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Sounds can be deceiving, especially when it comes to Bad Family.

A grungier Mystery Jets, the Brighton based band like to expose pretty music with raw lyrics about heartbreak, sex and addiction.

Don’t expect an electro pop manifesto to be found here.

Their EP is out now via Century City Records.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Blossoms, The Kooks, Ten Fé,

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KYTES – As We Row

KYTES

KYTES

Searching for something better, Germany-based, KYTES return with the video for ‘As We Row’.

It follows the band exploring unknown territories, as their quest to share positive and catchy music continues.

‘As We Row’ is taken from their debut album, ‘Heads And Tales’, out on 16 September via Filter Music Group. You can pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Blossoms, High Tyde, Travis, Them Swoops, Native People, Strange Talk

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HUNNY – Colder Parts

HUNNY

HUNNY

South Californian band, HUNNY, have shared ‘Colder Parts’; the six-piece’s follow up track to ‘Vowels‘.

It’s another slice of late 80’s rock pie, and offers up some serious gleaming synths with Robert Smith-esque vocals.

Tour Dates with The Frights and Gymshorts

8/20/16 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
8/21/16 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
8/23/16 – San Francisco – The Rickshaw Shop

Sounds like: The Cure, Temper Trap, The Wild Wild, Blossoms, Young Empires, The Smiths, Twin Wave, The Island Club, The 1975

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Funeral Suits – Tree Of Life

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits share the dark video for ‘Tree Of Life’, featuring a lot of men in suits.

…But the video is more than that. It’s actually a portrayal of the seven deadly sins within the context of current global financial issues.

Jochen Schmalbach (Rammstein) helped record the track, while the production and mix work has been done by the father-and-son team of Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83), and Jolyon Thomas (Slaves).

Sounds like: Marble Sounds, Satellite Stories, Blossoms, Coasts, The Jungle Giants

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KYTES – I Got Something

Kytes

Kytes

German natives, Kytes produce positive and catchy music.

They’ve grown from strength to strength over the last year, and their new single ‘I Got Something’ is no exception.

The track “creates a positive feeling, telling us to look ahead in life, to take the leap and try something new.”

Sounds like: Blossoms, High Tyde, Travis, Them Swoops, Native People, Strange Talk

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Hudson Scott – Gone

Hudson Scott

Hudson Scott

South London via Oxford, carpenter-turned-musician, Hudson Scott has aired ‘Gone’, the third and final euphoric funk/pop track taken from his debut EP ‘Clay’.

He’s been long time practising for his solo career, performing brass with the likes of Foals, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Petite Noir.

Written in his bedroom, produced by friend and fellow musician Duncan Tootill – with additional production and mixing from Blossoms‘ collaborator Rich Turvey – the ‘Clay’ EP is, at its core, a collection of perfumed love songs and woozy disco-ready jams.

Listen to ‘Gone’ below.

UK Tour Dates

May 18 | The Purple Turtle, Reading
May 27 | Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester – TICKETS
May 28 | Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol – TICKETS
May 29 | Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham – TICKETS
May 31 | The Waiting Room, London – TICKETS
June 4 | The Cellar, Oxford

Sounds like: The Maccabees, Foals, Morrissey, Prince, Simply Red, Simple Minds, Miles Davis, Chet Baker

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Hunny – Vowels (and The Importance of Being Me)

HUNNY

HUNNY

HUNNY is a South Californian band, who like to create sweet blends of 80’s pop punk. They cite their influences from the likes of Prince and The Cure.

Their debut EP ‘Pain/Ache/Loving’ was produced with Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk). The result is a lovelorn themed EP that paints a colourful picture of heartbreak and frustration through angst driven anthems.

Listen to ‘Vowels (and The Importance of Being Me)’ below.

Sounds like: Temper Trap, The Wild Wild, Blossoms, Young Empires, The Smiths, Twin Wave, The Island Club

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Blossoms – At Most A Kiss

Blossoms by Laura Harvey

Blossoms by Laura Harvey

After the unprecedented success of ‘Charlemagne‘, Blossoms are back with the vintage rock n roll video for ‘At Most A Kiss’.

Blossoms will release their brand new EP ‘At Most A Kiss’ on 19 February, produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr St. Studios in Liverpool.

The emphatic, fast paced title track sees Blossoms channel their unique pop-rock sound with shimmering synths, crashing drums, a catchy bass line and Tom Ogden’s now unmistakable vocals.

‘At Most A Kiss’ is available now as a free download for anyone who pre-orders the EP on iTunes.

Tour dates in February

4th Cork Cyprus Tavern
5th Dublin Green Room @ The Academy
6th Belfast Voodoo
10th Reading Sub89
11th Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
13th Guildford Boiler Room
18th Bournemouth Old Firestation
19th Brighton Concorde 2
20th Oxford Bullingdon
24th Hull Welly
25th London Scala (NME Awards show)
26th Leicester O2 Academy 2
27th Manchester Albert Hall

Tour Dates in March

2nd Aberdeen The Tunnels
3rd Edinburgh Liquid Room
4th Coventry Kasbah
5th Stoke Sugarmill
25th Liverpool Academy

Sounds like: Suede, The Stone Roses, Shed Seven

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