Iggy Pop-endorsed, Leeds band L’objectif release their new EP, ‘We Aren’t Getting Out But Tonight We Might’ via Chess Club Records.
Comprised of schoolmates Saul Kane (vocals, guitar) and Louis Bullock (drums) – who first formed a band together at the age of 12 – Ezra Glennon (bass) and Dan Richardson (guitar), the young friends have a shared love of genres and musicians that belies their tender age: jazz funk, hip-hop, punk, post-punk, and almost everything in between.
Watch the video for current single, ‘Feeling Down’ below:
Commenting on the EP, Saul says:
“I hope this project is a progression from the first, stylistically at least. The influences for it feel more varied as, naturally, what you’re listening to changes. More synth and electronic parts were something that I wanted to include as well as more piano. I wanted to combine different textures into our sound that we hadn’t done before, so there’s more layers to our songs this time around. As an EP itself, it’s another insight into what we want this band to be and how it should sound. It’s one more step forward, but it’s not the final destination.”
You can listen to the EP in full here:
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UK-based Georgie shares the expressive ‘Chasing Kites’ taken from her album, out now. Georgie was the first signing to Soul Kitchen Recordings (the label set up by Jake Bugg’s management company: Soul Kitchen), and it’s the only song on the album that she didn’t write or produce during the lockdown. Listen below for that uplifting feel.
Swedish artist and producer Kasbo shares his emotionally-charged new single ‘Play Pretend’. Featuring Ourchives’ soaring vocals, the track marks a new chapter ahead of his second studio album ‘The Making of a Paracosm’ will be out on 23 October via Foreign Family Collective / Counter Records, and features a passionate embrace amongst nature.
American-born French residing Jesse Hite combines music from the West Coast of the US with synth-laden electro inspired by his French antics. His new single ‘I’m Glad You Called Me’ combines poppy hooks with a generous nod to 80s disco.
A new wave of rockstars are taking over, and with Billie Eilish‘s seal of approval, Dominic Fike is making huge waves with his modern take on emo-pop. The track ‘Double Negative (Skeleton Milkshake)’ is one of the more indietronica-friendly tracks taken from his genre-bending new album, ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong’.
Glass Animals shares the David Wilson (Tame Impala, Christine and the Queens) directed video for new single, ‘It’s All So Incredibly Loud’. Written about three seconds of life, in which during that short heartbreaking moment, devastation creates a deafening silence, followed by a point of no return.
Sounds like: alt-J, Tender, Pale Hands, Foreign Air, Everything Everything, Son Lux
Another Sky returns with the DIY video for ‘Fell In Love With The City’.
Filmed on some old mini DV tape cameras, kindly donated by a few fans, the visuals, directed by frontwoman Catrin Vincent, capture the excitement of being in a city.
On the single, Vincent explains, “I hate breakup songs. I don’t know why, it’s the most universal feeling. Maybe because the world has so many of them. Moving to London was a dramatic shift from small-town life where it didn’t even occur to me I could do music, where this vision of me as a housewife who never amounted to anything felt inescapable, in to a bigger world, of people from all over, of new ideas and a new version of myself.”
Their debut album ‘I Slept On The Floor’ is due for release on 7th August via Fiction Records and continues their ability to cover hard-hitting, difficult topics with unparalleled cinematic sounds, with a tentatively hopeful outlook, as always.
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11th November – Earth, London
19th November – Think Tank, Newcastle
20th November – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
21st November – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
26th November – The Bullingdon, Oxford
27th November – Star & Garter, Manchester
28th November– The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
3rd December – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
4th December – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
5th December – The Louisiana, Bristol
Sounds like: London Grammar, Everything Everything, The 1975
Bristol-bred quartet Make Friends sure knows how to appease, with their dispensing progressive indie-pop.
Their fourth-ever single ‘When Nothing’s Said’, is ever so slightly more direct than their former releases, about experiencing and not being able to shake intense paranoia from the idea that your partner is being unfaithful to you.
It’s out now via Funnel Music.
Sounds like: Foals, Maribou State, Cassia, Bombay Bicycle Club
We are super excited about TENDER‘s new single, ‘Slow Love’, taken from their album ‘Fear Of Falling Asleep’, out via Partisan Records.
Much like TENDER’s other offerings, ‘Slow Love’ has a delightful bassline throughout with soulful vocals, inspired by the moments that come just before sleep when silence descends, and doubt and fear and desire take over.
Sounds like: MOTHXR, Jungle, Glass Animals, HUNTAR, Caribou, Air, The National, Tame Impala, Boxed In, Honne, Colouring
Josh Jacobson is effortlessly combining modern R&B with dance-pop in his new single ‘Sideline’ featuring co-production from Gigamesh.
On the subject of the song, he explains,
“Sideline is a song about growth and building in new directions, learning to let go when it’s necessary to move forward. It’s about those inner voices at times of transition that are at once exciting but so challenging emotionally. I think these lyrics will resonate with a lot of people in different ways, so I’m excited to hear how people relate to the song.”
Sounds like: Le Youth, Drake, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd
Haus are a band from North London, who enjoy hosting DIY shows and hanging out at the skatepark.
Produced by Everything Everything’s Alexander Robertshaw and mixed by Cenzo Towndsend, their new single, ‘Blinded’, showcases frontman Ashley Mulimba’s infectious vocal delivery and the band’s knack of dispensing pop hooks on tap, and serves as a quick reminder that Haus will be busy filling venues, airwaves and playlists for a little while yet.
Sounds like: Nine Inch Nails, Jungle, Screaming Peaches, Everything Everything, Oslo Parks
Tongues is the budding electronic artist out of Glasgow, Scotland.
On first listen of his new track, ‘Religion’, it sounds quite isolated, but after the second listen, it’s clear that Tongues has well layered and executed storming synthetic pop, full of driving rhythm and modulated vocals.
The track is a taste of his fantastic debut EP, due September.
Sounds like: alt-J, Ben Khan, David Bowie, Hozier, Brolin, Everything Everything, Kavinsky
Don’t be fooled into thinking H A R T E B E E S T are an African species of grassland antelope. They are in fact an electronic duo from Guernsey who are so hot that they should be from Australia.
Their second ever track, ‘Drums’, starts off slow and slightly melancholy until you are hit with the wistful and falsetto vocals repeating the line “we have the night of our lives”. As the melody drops and the starry synths kick in, you really start believing that you might be having the night of your life just listening to the track.