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XY&O – One More Night (Lemonade)

XY&O

Causing us as much of a crush as ‘Lights On‘, Welsh band, XY&O return with the sensual video for ‘One More Night (Lemonade)’.

Amidst a sensual haze, lead singer Alex serenades a tattoo’d lady with this summery pop number, exploring “the motives of those who seek out carnal pleasures and the expectations people have.”

Sounds like: Kid Astray, Sir Sly, Lost Boy Crow, Nonaphoenix

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Duck House – Closer

Duck House

Duck House

Duck House is the musical project of Cardiff-based Stefan Vincent.

Citing influences from 80’s bands such as Talking Heads, Duck House creates nostalgic disco beats from his…wait for it… car! It’s hard to believe an environment would produce such blissful electronica, but the escapist approach is definitely creating some ever-changing inspiration for Stefan.

‘Closer’ is the lead single from his new EP which will be released through MenoRecords later this year.

Tour dates

24th Oct – Bristol, Simple Things Festival
30th Oct – Manchester, Columns Festival
31st Oct – London, Mirrors Festival
2nd Nov – Leeds, Beacons Metro
6th Nov – Cardiff, SWN Festival Opening Party

Sounds like: RAC, Great Good Fine Ok, Goldroom, Pr0files, Le Youth

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XY&O – Lights On

XY&O

XY&O

It’s Sunday and hopefully the sun is shining where you are.

If not, it certainly will be after listening to ‘Lights On’ by XY&O; an ambient poppy track inspired by Daft Punk and Pharrell’s ‘Get Lucky’.

Based in Cardiff, Wales, ‘XY&O’ comprises of producer Skip Curtis on vocals and production, Tudor Davies on keys and programming, and Nick Kelly on guitar.

The trio was born when Skip and Tudor entered the studio aiming to recreate the “optimistic light of summer that can so often turn dark”.

‘Lights On’ is the second single from the bands first EP titled ‘Shimmer & Shade’ due out later this year.

Sounds like: Kid Astray, Sir Sly, Lost Boy Crow, Nonaphoenix

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Until The Ribbon Breaks – Goldfish

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Until The Ribbon Breaks is Cardiff born and bred, Pete Lawrie Winfield.

‘Goldfish’ is a track that starts off optimistic with a rocky edge until the lugubriousness kicks in, reminiscent of Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’. But ‘Goldfish’ suddenly twists and turns again into another direction. It is really hard to nail the direction of this track down, and that is a pretty special talent to have in itself these days. As UTRB puts it, we just can’t connect the sound.

UTRB is a student of film. Combining his desire of film with his deeply emotional beats, we can only imagine how atmospheric his shows are if this video is anything to go by.

His debut EP ‘The Other Ones’ is out now via Casablanca Music.

Sounds like: James Blake, Ben Khan, Sam Smith, Lorde, Le Youth, Massive Attack, Nordic Giants, Harts, Alex Clare, Clean Bandit

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