Copenhagen-based Vera might be a newcomer in the vocal world, but he has already earned a lot of respect as producer and co-writer for a crop of Norwegian breakout acts including Liss, Soleima, Goss and OffBloom.
His latest track ‘In And Out Of Love’ is a sultry number, reminiscent of Sade, that anchors on the vocalist’s Banks-esq tone seesawing with the 90’s styled saxophone.
Copenhagen-based superstar in the making, MATTIS, shares his stunning debut, ‘Loverboy’.
This self confessed “viking soul” uses somewhat minimalistic production, relying heavily on his vocals (think James Blake or Sampha), but ‘Loverboy’ also tells an emotive story, driven from a dark place that MATTIS found himself in three years ago, having lost his apartment following a break up, and generally feeling like a lone wolf away from the pack.
The single is out via Sony Music in Scandinavia and Tigerspring/TheOrchard elsewhere.
Sounds like: Rationale, Ben Pearce, James Blake, Sampha
Copenhagen-based quartet, SAINTBEST debut the video for ‘In The Morning’; also a tribute to 1985 Japanese cult film, ‘Tampopo’.
Usually a time for the most weary, this energetic synth-pop number will get you dancing straight out of bed. And this pretty much sums up the SAINT BEST ethos; always seeing the positive in things and not holding back as there will always be tomorrow.
When their rehearsal space burned to the ground, along with all of their instruments, the foursome saw this as a new beginning, and thus began the new sound of SAINT BEST. The ruined guitars were substituted with synthesisers and samples. Inspired by nu-disco and new wave, SAINT BEST decided to make danceable electro-pop. “We were looking for a new dynamic sound and got together around a percussion and synth-driven sound universe”.
‘In The Morning’ is released via Fake Diamond Records.
Slowes are a Danish duo, who formed in 2015 and like to merge alternative psychedelic pop with the dreamy sounds of chillwave.
One of the results is ‘I Need You’; a track comprised of textured lo-fi vocals, phased-out synths, and melodic waves from the retro keys. The trackwas recorded and co-produced by Christian Alex Petersen (Mew, VirginSuicide, LISS).
‘I Need You’ is released on 8 July. Expect an EP in early 2017.
Sounds like: Sundara Karma, Tame Impala, Day Wave, Jo Marches