Meet BEFFROI, a downright dark and downtempo electronic duo comprised of Rori and Valentin.
Their new single ‘Jade’ has an overall pop feel, combined with a slight touch of some bass-laden beats.
Speaking about the track Rori says,
“When Val first sent me Jade’s instrumental, I was driving by one of those red-light districts Belgium is famous for. Watching all those lonely souls interacting in hopes of finding instant satisfaction got me inspired. I then came up with those lyrics about this guy feeling numb & empty; desperately seeking answers about love & feeling mechanisms. The only time he finds closure is when he enters the ‘Jade’, but it never last long.”
Sounds like: Phantogram, GEMS, Kate Boy, Portishead
Another Montreal-based band to be included in this week’s SubmitHub gems.
Meet indie folk band, The Franklin Electric, who have shared their video for ‘Burning Flame’, a cinematic showpiece filmed in Toronto.
“This was a spontaneous last minute addition to the record about the fire that feeds us and brings us to do all the things we do, or ignore the things we don’t do but wish we had. A voice inside most of us that can easily be ignored but the burn is a constant reminder. This video was all about the casting! I walked in the day of the shoot and met George, who plays the main role in this music video. He is the most endearing, honest, pure, yet driven 17 year old kid I have ever met. From that moment I was sold on the director’s story & concept. I invite you to meet George for yourself.”
It’s taken from their sophomore album, ‘Blue Ceilings’.
Is it bad that we want to keep ÄTNA all to ourselves? Why? Because their music creates such intimacy when you listen to it through beautifully sung songs and beaten beats enhanced by bright and bizarre electronic sounds.
Inéz and Demian met in Dresden, Eastern Germany. Inéz loves minimalism and the puristic sound of a piano while Demian loves to mess it up. The two opposing forces combined as ÄTNA.
Listen to ‘Remission’ below.
Sounds like: London Grammar, GEMS, Austra, Enya, Björk, Vök
Brother/sister duo Good Girl and the Bad Times share brooding new track ‘Keep Your Yesterdays’.
Having lived apart in respective cities, New York and London, the siblings, Jenny and Eli, decided to save up funds to fly Jenny home to record some music.
After borrowing some old synths from a few friends, they built a small studio in Eli’s bedroom and started working on an album. The result is eight songs, including this single, which is “a plea for world-weary hearts to sink into new love.”
BATTS is the project of Australian-based artist Tanya Batt.
Cue the beautiful video for their ambient track, ‘For Now’, which has used free footage from NASA’s archives.
“The aim of this song was to try and sonically create a feeling of floating through space, so naturally BATTS wanted to pair it with space footage and spent many hours going through space footage and nasa archives to find footage she felt suited.”
Sounds like: London Grammar, Ficci, GEMS, MS MR, Daughter, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, MØ, SOHN, Broods, M83