East Of My Youth is experimental pop duo, Herdis and Thelma from Reykjavik.
Their new single ‘Go Home’ is an inspirational ballad that draws influences from classical and modern genres.
Talking about the track, Herdís explains,
“I was sitting in the studio and playing around on my MicroKorg synth, listening to A$AP Rocky. The song came really easily. We were in such a good mood the we went downtown and Thelma bought herself new shoes and then we went back to the studio and had some wine and danced.”
It’s out now via West Of My Future Ltd.
Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Alev Lenz, Feist, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Of Monsters and Men, Rae Morris, Austra
The independent trio, Arbitraire, may all come from different musical backgrounds, but they are determined not to let inevitable musical differences get in the way of creating original and beautiful electronica.
‘Dandelions’ is an introduction to their new EP, and is the first chapter in the narrative of their journey about changing and distorted internal perspectives in a world that feels dehumanised.
Sounds like: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wild Beasts, Prinze George, Xan Young
The Brightonians are back! After a four year hiatus, The Go! Team returns with leading track ‘The Scene Between’, taken from their new album of the same title.
Frontman Ian Parton took the opportunity to return to the working methods he’d used at the origins of the band – crate digging, fooling around by himself, trying to nail a feeling. Parton elaborates, “I wanted to make an album driven by melody and song writing because catchiness is the hardest thing you can do. Brill Building hooks but permeated with a kind of wobbly VHS feel.”
‘The Scene Between’ on 24 March 2015 via Memphis Industries.
Sounds like: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, British Sea Power, Deerhoof
PALMEDO is the exciting new soulful, but electro-pop duo, Tim Plakon and Delia Albert.
PALMEDO formed in 2013 after deciding to work together on a side project during their sophomore year at the University of Florida. The writing chemistry soon took hold, and the project developed into a full-blown musical endeavor.
The duo has been working on their new EP, ‘Thread’, since November of 2013. The first single, ‘It’s You’, caught the attention of electronic music lovers and claims a successful remix by Dromes, a future garage DJ from Orlando.
PALMEDO’s second single taken from the EP is ‘Secret Lover’; a shimmering upbeat track with a dark-disco feel.
The EP was produced in collaboration with Tim’s brother, David Plakon (Tycho, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), at North Avenue Studios and will be released in early July.
Describing themselves as sexpop, Night Panther are Farzad Houshiarnejad, Michael Cammarata and Chris Radwanski from Doylestown in the US.
We are still shocked that they only have 860 followers on Soundcloud.
Their new track ‘Delta’ is 6 minutes of inspirational psychedelic vibes that immediately take you to a better place full of velvet, long hair and synths. The track teases you with a roller coaster of timings as it draws you in and builds you up.
Night Panther have just released ‘Delta’ on 7″ via blogger-backed Small Plate Records. It is limited to 500 copies on gold vinyl.
Their self-entitled EP is out now on iTunes via Small Plate Records.
The band have also covered ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ on the ‘Beatles Reimagined (Bonus Version)’ album which has an anticipated release date of 1 October via Community Projects, and features other bands such as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and electronic remix master Brett.
Damn! We just can’t stop playing their sexy tunes!
Sounds like: Gypsy & the Cat, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit
The time is 9pm on 09/09/13 and Arcade Fire have released the highly anticipated video via a visual experience by director Vincent Morisset. The video integrates a viewer’s mouse, phone, or tablet to control the effects of the scenes, turning the viewer into the ‘Reflektor’.
Once inside the video, users can follow a young woman’s journey between two worlds with holographic scenes that allows viewers to see their own reflections on the screen via the cameras on their devices.
The James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)-produced track is rumoured to have included vocals from David Bowie. You decide, as the rumour hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The new album ‘Reflektor’ is out October 29 via Merge Records. You can pre-order via the Arcade Fire webstore now. Pre-ordering will activate an instant download of the new track ‘Reflektor’.
All pre-orders via the webstore will also allow priority access to tickets for their upcoming shows later this year.
Sounds like: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead