The Everything Everything boys are encouraging you to dance with the brilliant ‘Can’t Do’.
A sound and look we’ve come to expect from the Manchester quartet – synth-driven pop of a cinematic nature with addictive hooks. The video depicts the need to try to fit into what society deems as “normal”.
“Can’t Do” is about trying to bend to the world and fit into it. Nobody is normal, nobody knows what normal is. ‘I can’t do the thing you want’ – we don’t care we just want you to dance.” Jonathan Higgs
It’s the first track to be taken from their forthcoming new album ‘A Fever Dream’ which has been produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode), out 18 August on RCA Records.
UK-based Born Stranger (aka Maddox-Jones and Raife Hacking) invited emerging vocalist, CaitlynScarlett, to join them in the studio. Just 15 minutes later, the verse and lyrics to ‘Cheating Love’ were created.
Caitlyn explains, “The phrase ‘cheating love’ can be perceived as infidelity, but the undertone I wanted to convey was that of cheating love the same way someone might cheat death, a close shave but ultimately avoided.”
The track is co-produced by Yoad Nevo (Sia, PetShopBoys, Goldfrapp).
Sounds like: Prinze George, Sia, The Wombats, Bastille, Major Lazer, Years & Years, M83, Foals, KAPTAN, The Brocks, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, Myzica
The Agostina Gálvez-directed video for ‘Keep Running’ by the Brooklyn based songstress oozes sex appeal and instantly takes us back to that Flake advert from the 80’s, but this time it’s a mic and not a chocolate bar.
Tei Shi’s debut album, ‘Crawl Space’, is out 31 March on Downtown/Interscope Records.
Born Stranger are ultimately a pop band, but with a deeper, darker layer, taking inspiration from such 80’s electronic bands such as Tears for Fears and DepecheMode, as well as more recent artists such as The Weeknd & Sia.
Listen to their track, ‘Fire & The Flame’ below.
It’s out on 19 August.
Sounds like: M83, Foals, KAPTAN, The Brocks, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, Myzica
NKOSI is a duo comprised of Los Angeles-based, vocalist Echoboyy, and Dave Sherman (formerly the guitarist for Audible Mainframe).
They create textured and emotive music, drawing influences from the likes of DepecheMode, TheOrb, ThePolice, Siouxsie, and TheBanshees, highlighting their affinity for the 80’s whilst keeping the current electronic music scene firmly insight.
The Warren Morris-directed video for ‘Constant Euphoria’ includes a rapturous array of bokeh and mirrored images.
‘Constant Euphoria’ is out now via Super Earth Records.
Sounds like: Sting, Tourist, Chet Faker, Friendly Fires
Germany-born NINA returns with the video for ‘Beyond Memory’.
The release follows her recent work with esteemed producer, Richard X (Goldfrapp, Erasure, New Order, LanadelRey, KylieMinogue).
NINA began singing at the age of six and moved on to classical training during her teens. She then developed a talent for synth-based music. NINA has already supported Erasure, and will be touring with DE/VISION this Autumn.
The EP is out on 27th May via Aztec Records and available for pre-order on iTunes here.