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New Carnival – Solid Gold

New Carnival

Bristol quartet New Carnival have just dropped ‘Solid Gold’.

‘Solid Gold’ a luscious indie rock ballad with a fiery underbelly. Much like the fascination of gold itself, the track draws listeners in, immediately turning them into a hypnotic state as lead singer Max Radford purrs “come a little closer, move a little nearer”.

You can catch them at the Omeara in London on 21 September.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay

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Mushroom People – Wisdom Talk

Mushroom People

Mushroom People is a German electronic trio who all used to be in rock bands.

With some decent remixes under their belt (including XYLØ, NoMBe, Rainsford), Mushroom People have released their own track called ‘Wisdom Talk’, which sways more towards the contemporary pop sound than rock, although if you listen carefully you may find some powerful influences in there.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, NoMBe

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Swim Season – Collide

Swim Season

Melbourne-based five piece, Swim Season, share their most addictive track yet.

A synth pop explosion, ‘Collide’ invites listeners to join singer James on a journey of escapism.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Honne, ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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JOME – Crystalline

JOME

JOME is the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter, Jesse Marc.

He has teamed up with New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) on ‘Crystalline’.

JOME explains, “Crystalline is a song about getting away from our modern addictions to technology and immediacy. It was written for someone really close to us who was going through a tough time, as a reminder that everything will settle in time.”

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart

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Trevor James Tillery – Lonely With You

Trevor James Tillery

Nashville-based artist Trevor James Tillery shares ‘Lonely With You’.

It’s another enriched pop track with delicate production techniques that encourage new fans to take listen.

Expect his album ‘Together.Alone’ very soon.

Sounds like: Youngr, James Blake

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Meadowlark – Headlights

Meadowlark

Meadowlark

We’ve been long term fans of Meadowlark and it’s been a privilege to watch them grow from strength to strength over the last couple of years.

The Bristol duo have unveiled the official video for their new single ‘Headlights’.

Directed by the band’s, Dan Broadley, the video was filmed in one take. Dan explains,

“The expressive dancing explores many of the complex emotions that fuel a relationship, the passion, the rage, the bubble that encapsulates both bodies. Meanwhile Kate and myself weave in and out of this energetic routine, narrating the story from the lyrics whilst remaining invisible to the characters.”

Signed to Believe Recordings (James Vincent McMorrow, Gavin James), Meadowlark have a debut album on the horizon for 2017.

MEADOWLARK W/ AQUILO:
17 Oct – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
18 Oct – The Wardrobe, Leeds
19 Oct – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
21 Oct – O2 Institute, Birmingham
22 Oct – Patterns, Brighton
24 Oct – Scala, London
25 Oct – Thekla, Bristol

Sounds like: IYES, Oh Wonder, LAYLA, July Child, Broods, Ellie Goulding

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Rob Bravery – You Take Half

Rob Bravery - You Take Half

Rob Bravery – You Take Half

What’s half of nothing? Well, “nothing” you might answer, but that isn’t strictly true with our next act, Rob Bravery, who is altering perspectives on ‘You Take Half’.

Idiosyncratic in nature, and already drawing comparisons to Porishead and Massive Attack, the video for ‘You Take Half’ follows Rob as he battles with the desire to succeed without compromising in some form or another.

Warning. The scenes in the video will be very familiar to those who have witnessed, or been party to, a disintegration of some sort.

‘You Take Half’ is the lead track from his upcoming EP, out on 2 September via Insanity / Sony Music an available for pre-order on iTunes here.

Rob has worked with Sneaker Pimps‘, Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey) on the EP.

Sounds like: Portishead, Radiohead, Massive Attack

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Harper – SKIN

Harper

Harper

Hot on the sexy heels of Dua Lipa is uk R&B artist, Harper.

‘SKIN’ is another sultry number with a pulsing electro beat and addictive hook.

Harper describes the track as ‘an earthy, raw, alt-pop record with a much deeper concept than you may perceive from first impressions. I wanted to write about the properties of ‘skin’; how it’s our protective barrier from the world, it’s power to heal when cut, and apply that sentiment to my love for a person.’

Her EP will be out via ICU Label.

Sounds like: Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Banks, Sizzy Rocket, Charli XCX

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BOA – Pharaoh

BOA

BOA

Bristol-based synth pop duo, BOA, have shared their glorious new single, ‘Pharaoh’.

It’s another mellow track from the newcomers, with sweet twists of meandering, vocoder-style backing vocals shining through enchanting pop riffs.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Boxed In, Saint Raymond, KYKO, Honne, Great Good Fine Ok, Pistol Shrimp, Girl Friend, Fickle Friends, Ben Hobbs, XY&O, Imogen Heap

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Meadowlark – Paraffin

Meadowlark by Giles Smith

Meadowlark by Giles Smith

Meadowlark (aka Kate McGill and Daniel Broadley) return with the brilliant new single called ‘Paraffin’.

We wrote about the duo some time ago, but since then their sound appears to have evolved; gradually building the tracks from simple melodies into dense sonic structures was an experimental process through which Meadowlark have firmly found their creative voice.

Directed by James Beale (All We Are, Phantogram, Jon Hopkins), the video is a dream-like take on a relationship that is skewed both visually and narratively.

Speaking about the concept behind the film, the band explain: “We’ve previously directed all our own music videos and this was the first time we had ever worked with someone else on one of our songs. It was amazing to not only collaborate with a new mind but to also be able to watch the video with fresh eyes for the first time, to enjoy it as someone else would. ‘Paraffin’ is ultimately a song about the ups and downs of a relationship and James has managed to show that intimately and openly between the two characters.”

‘Paraffin’ is the title track from Meadowlark’s forthcoming EP which is set for release on 22nd April via Believe Recordings. The new record is the follow up to Meadowlark’s 2015 released ‘Dual’ EP which was produced by Ant West of Oh Wonder.

Sounds like: IYES, Oh Wonder, LAYLA, July Child, Broods, Elli Goulding

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Coasts – Modern Love

Coasts

Coasts

Coasts is a Bristol-based indie-pop quintet.

Their cracking track ‘Modern Love’ was produced by Mike Spencer (Rudimental, Little Dragon) and bounces with energy.

The fitting video follows a group of youths getting up to mischief and having fun in a derelict gym hall.

Have a listen to the RAC remix below. Why? Because its awesome!

UK Tour Dates

2 June – Sunderland, Independent
3 June – Hull, Fruit
4 June – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
6 June – Aberystwyth, University
7 June – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
9 June – Ramsgate, Music Hall
19 June – Southend, Chinnerys

The original is due out on 27 April on Warner / Tidal / Good Soldier. Purchase here.

Sounds like: Foals, The Cure, The 1975, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato

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Meadowlark – Eyes Wide

Meadowlark

Meadowlark

Meadowlark is a new double act from Bristol.

‘Eyes Wide’ is a gorgeous piano-based track with strong vocals, intriguing lyrics and twinkling harmonies.

‘Eyes Wide’ has been taken from their upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Dual’ (produced by Oh Wonder’s Ant West), which is out through Believe Recordings on 30 March. Pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: IYES, Oh Wonder, LAYLA, July Child, Broods, Elli Goulding

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