Wow, Nocturnal Tapes have arrived and aren’t we happy they have!
Their new single ‘All I Need’ takes you on a spacial journey of floaty dreamscapes and psychedelia attitudes. It is about that moment when you realise you have everything you need and suddenly the pressure you’ve been putting on yourself can lift.
Sounds like: Kasabian, Tame Impala, Du Tonc, Cut Copy
German-based Satin Jackets teams up with British singer, David Harks on ‘Northern Lights’.
As with all of Satin Jackets’ music, ‘Northern Lights’ has a distinct cosmic vibe, which is to be expected with the title of the song. Add to the mix, nostalgic vocal tones and reflective melodies, to create a breathtaking listening experience.
It’s out today on Eskimo Recordings.
Sounds like: Empire Of The Sun, Goldroom, RAC, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Du Tonc, Future Islands, Phoenix
Love songs don’t have to be all about the doom and gloom of a relationship, they can be about the music you adore. Brooklyn locals, Secret Weapons do just this with uplifting new single, ‘Comeback Season’.
The twosome deliver a positive message about overcoming the odds (specifically the struggles they encountered whilst writing their album), which is further highlighted by the delightful addition of a gospel choir!
It’s out now via Epic.
Sounds like: Youngr, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks
After watching Roosevelt play Iceland Airwaves some time ago, we’ve been slightly obsessed with the Greco-Roman / City Slang artist (ok, we were obsessed before, but the live show ramped the levels up quite a bit).
His latest retro-styled video (synonymous with Roosevelt’s visuals) has been directed by Elliott Arndt and combines two tracks from Roosevelt’s latest self-titled album. Despite the bursts of colour and dancing, the first section has an underlying sadness running throughout, as Roosevelt contemplates a partner leaving, taking all their colours with them on the way. ‘Moving On’ is the next chapter in the story, but it finishes early, leaving us to question has he really moved on?
Sounds like: Cut Copy, Goldroom, Day Wave, The Whitest Boy Alive, Caribou, Tourist., Jagwar Ma, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Du Tonc, Joe Goddard
Doombird is the musical project, founded by Kris Anaya and producer/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Davancens. Originally focusing on a more orchestral sound with their first album, released in 2010, Doombird went on to develop a more synth-laden vibe with their second album in 2012.
Now it’s 2017, and time for Doombird to merge both sounds on their album, ‘Past Lives’, with the addition of Mike Sparks, Aram and Arlene Deradoorian and Dusty Brown.
Expansive sounds and falsetto vocals dominate ‘The Salt’, which is out now, and taken from ‘Past Lives’. Listen below.
The Du Tonc boys are back, but with more of a slowed down, dark electronic release than their usual, more upbeat offerings.
The “anti-pop” track, called ‘Slow Down’, features additional backing vocals from Jenny McCullagh of I Know Leopard.
Despite the slight change in direction, Du Tonc are exactly where they want to be, saying;
“We didn’t grow up making music together, we never had that luxury. This is the first song we’ve made where we both feel like everything in it is exactly what we want it to be, this feels like the beginning and it feels amazing.”
“When you gonna slow down?”. It’s a question we should all be asking ourselves.
Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million
Heardy indie-disco outfit Du Tonc is back with cracking new track ‘Animals’.
Composed of Du Tonc is Australian Matt Van Schie from Van She, and trailblazing UK producer Mighty Mouse.
Du Tonc on Animals:
“We started ‘Animals’ somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California definitely has an impact on our music. We’ve achieved a lifelong ambition of putting animal noises in a song and nothing will ever beat that feeling.”
With its summery bass lines intertwined with Matt’s soprano vocals, this is one track to be reckoned with.
You can pre-order the track on iTunes here. Official release will be 30 March via Eskimo Recordings / N.E.W.S.
Sounds like: ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million
Aussie lads Cut Copy release fourth album ‘Free Your Mind’ on Modular Recordings, on 4th November 2013. It is available to purchase here.
Title track ‘Free Your mind’ has an accompanying video which stars Alexander Skarsgard (The East, True Blood, Melancholia) as a deranged cult leader, and can be viewed on Indietronica here, where you can also listen to the rework by Fort Romeau. It waspremiered to those who physically attended remote corners of the world, including the Californian desert, a small town in the Australian outback, and a secluded village in Wales. It is a psychedelic synth-driven masterpiece with a ‘Madchester’ feel.
Cut Copy themselves promote how, the album ‘Free Your Mind’ creates a fantasy of the next youth revolution, binding the two epochs without the negative baggage.’ The two epochs refer to the Vietnam War and Thatcherism in the UK – San Francisco 1967 and the UK ’88-’91, the sounds of which can be heard throughout the album. Hedonism, partying, sexuality and freedom are themes which run through the album.
Having formed around 15 years ago, Cut Copy put a considerable amount of effort into their production; as much science as art. Their eclectic sounds emulate from skillful crafts, made out of carefully thought out ideas and instruments ranging from trademark synths, to unusual percussion and saxophones.
The album includes five short ‘filler’ tracks of just a few seconds to a minute of transition, which make the album flow beautifully with a whole completeness, as a marvellously engineered creation of Hacienda, Hippies and Hedonists.