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The Kite String Tangle – Illuminate

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TKSTX

We wrote about The Kite String Tangle back in 2014 when he released the video for ‘Given The Chance‘.

Now it’s 2015, and TKST returns with ‘Illuminate’, in a collaboration alongside fellow Australian artist Dustin Tebbutt.

Imagine two angelic voices merging in complete harmony in a way that will create endless goosebumps over your body.

The video is just as gripping thanks to the emotional performance by Jasper Bagg; a man who is trying to escape an existing life.

Sounds like: M83, TDeL2, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, The Weeknd, Active Child, Mount Kimbie, Fever Ray, James Blake, Cloud Boat

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Sea Change – Squares

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Sea Change

Sea Change (aka Ellen. A. W. Sundes) is back with ‘Squares’.

Reminiscing the echoey tones of Daughter‘s Elena Tonra, Sundes’s vox are pure and crisp, yet commanding as they flow over the track’s icy and minimal beats.

Sea Change states “When I wrote Squares I had a strong urge to run away from everything and everyone, and never look back”.

Have a listen below:

‘Squares’ is taken from the album ‘Breakage’ which is out on 23 February.

Live Dates Below:

6 Feb – Ment Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Feb – The Sebright Arms, London, UK
12 Mar – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sounds like: Daughter, Vaults, Vallis Alps, Austra, Fever Ray, iamamiwhoami, Lykke Li, Kill J, Dominique

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Sea Change – Above

Sea Change

Sea Change

Sea Change is the musical alias of the Oslo-based artist Ellen. A. W. Sundes.

The icy princess has taken the opportunity to let go with this project and acknowledges that new track ‘Above’ “is about wanting something and just not be able to see what’s good for you. Wanting it more and more even though some part of you know it will end bad. I think everyone has had a relationship like that. Not realising your destructive self, wishing things were different. It is a vulnerable song.”

Layering collected sounds, punctuating beats, scattered vocal harmonies and kinetic choruses that hark back to her late 80s childhood, Sea Change captures an enchanting sense of magic and mystery.

The track was taken from her upcoming album, ‘Breakage’. All of the tracks on the album were recorded in Ellen’s bedroom in her hometown of Oslo, and mixed by Endre Kirkesola. It is set for release on 23 February 2015.

Live Dates Below:

15 Jan – Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
16 Jan – Korjaamo, Finland, Helsinki
30 Jan – WUK, Vienna, Austria
6 Feb – Ment Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Feb – The Sebright Arms, London, UK
12 Mar – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sounds like: Fever Ray, iamamiwhoami, Lykke Li, Daughter, Austra, Vaults, Kill J

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Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument

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Röyksopp and Robyn have got together again to create more amazing collaborative music. They have just announced the release of the ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 26th May 2014. You can preorder from here

Having previously worked together to produce the fantastic ‘The Girl and the Robot’, which appeared on Röyksopp’s ‘Junior’ album in 2009 and ‘None Of Dem’ on Robyn’s ‘Body Talk’ Pt. 1 in 2010, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album sees the two artists doing just that.

The super-duo from Sweden (Robyn) and Norway (Röyksopp) have also revealed a snippet of the track ‘Monument’ which you can hear below – can’t wait to hear the full track!

Sounds like; Digitalism, Fever Ray, Little Boots, Goldfrapp
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Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked

Lykke Li

Lykke Li

The Swedish singer/songwriter is back. This time with her new single called ‘No Rest For The Wicked’.

The spine-tingling video (directed by Tarik Saleh) is beautifully shot and features Lykke Li herself.

The emotional track is the second one taken from her forthcoming third (and last) album of Lykke Li’s 20s and is out on 23 April 2014. ‘I Never Learn’ is out on 5 May 2014. Pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: El Perro Del Mar, Susanne Sundfør, Fever Ray, Bat For Lashes, Oh Land, Chairlift, Uh Huh Her, Santigold

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The Kite String Tangle – Given The Chance

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TKST

Introducing The Kite String Tangle (TKST); the experimental solo project of alternative electronic artist and producer, Danny Harley (also the lead singer of electronic act Pigeon).

The TKST project was launched in May 2012 and has started making waves across the pond in Europe and the US.

‘Given The Chance’ starts off slightly melancholy as Harley attempts to persuade a girl to go out with him. The video follows the same theme, showing a brightly lit up girl in a dark world, as seen through Harley’s eyes.

Despite the ambient start, the beat of ‘Given the Chance’ soon picks up (in true Pigeon form) and also appears to feature a sample of ‘Ride on Time’ by Black Box, which is just awesome!

Sounds like: TDeL2, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, The Weeknd, Active Child, Mount Kimbie, Fever Ray, James Blake, Cloud Boat

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