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Elderbrook – Woman

Elderbrook

Young UK producer Elderbrook (aka Alexander Kotz) shares his new neo-soul single, ‘Woman’.

A self-reflective, but laid back piece of work, it is the first single from his seven track ‘Talking’ EP and explores the use of Kotz’s vocals as another instrument in it’s own right.

‘Talking’ is released on 1 September via Kobalt

Sounds like: Fyfe, Jamie Woon, Hayden James, Bob Moses, Kaasi

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Playlist: Saro

SARO

SARO

Los Angeles-based artist, Saro, tells us not to fall in love on his SoundCloud page, but it’s too late as we already have.

He has just dropped his ‘In Loving Memory’ EP (produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Quadron) and it’s seven tracks of well-crafted pop, and to celebrate, we’ve asked him to put together a playlist.

His chosen theme is “Sleepwalking & Daydreaming”.

Katie Dey – Fear O’ the Light
I learned about the mysterious Katie Dey this past summer and she has become one of my favorites. Her album Flood Network is perfect.

Okay Kaya – I’m Stupid (But I Love You)
Kaya gives me everything I’ve ever wanted lyrically and melodically. I’m an addict.

Temples – Certainty
I love the psychedelic production and sweeter than candy melodies. Temples puts on the best live show too.

Jenny Hval – Period Piece
I get lost in the beauty of the vocal pads. I also love how the guitar is reminiscent of Morse Code.

iamamiwhoami – Sever
Iamamiwhoami has given me endless sonic and visual inspiration over the years. They have 3 full length visual albums that every artist must see.

Moses Sumney – Seeds
Moses has the voice of a god. It can melt butter, too.

TR/ST – Sulk
TR/ST has been one of my favorite bands for years. I have a man crush on Robert Alfons.

Darondo – Didn’t I
So much pain and longing in his falsetto. I can’t decide whether to dance or cry.

Wild Nothing – Chinatown
An all time favorite. “We’re not happy til we’re running away”.

Portishead – Machine Gun
Probably the most riveting production I’ve ever heard. Beth Gibbons performs a haunting vocal that moves me to the core.

Listen to Saro below.

Sounds like: Aquilo, Jack Garratt, Draper, Clean Bandit, Years & Years

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JATA – Ebony

JATA

JATA

JATA released the single, ‘Ebony’ a year a go now, so we are pretty excited to see him share the accompanying video.

Directed by Ramon Haindl, the video gives us a glimpse into the sultry and wondrous world of JATA.

Sounds like: Ratatat, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Deptford Goth, Gold Panda, SBTRKT, Boxed In, One Bit

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Jack Garratt – Far Cry (Feat. Little Simz)

Jack Garratt & Little Simz

Jack Garratt & Little Simz

The effortless Jack Garratt returns to our stereos with the fresh new track, ‘Far Cry’, featuring Little Simz.

It’s taken from the incredible ‘Phase’ album, available now via Island Records, on iTunes now.

Now based in Chicago, Garratt will be back in the UK in November.

Tour Dates

5th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
11th November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12th November – Guild of Students, Liverpool
13th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield
15th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
16th November – Rock City, Nottingham
18th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln
19th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
20th November – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd November – Eventim Apollo, London
24th November – Eventim Apollo, London
26th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
27th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28th November – The Dome, Brighton

Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young

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HONNE – Good Together

Honne

Honne

Sweet electronic duo, HONNE, return with the gospel tinged ‘Good Together’.

Another song about true feelings and desires, ‘Good Together’ is about that honeymoon-period in a new relationship.

Let’s hope the relationship with HONNE continues for many, many years more.

‘Good Together’ is taken from their forthcoming, much-anticipated debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, released 22 July via Atlantic Records.

Tour Dates

July 14 | Dour | Dour Festival
July 15 | Southwold | Latitude Festival
July 17 | London | Citadel Frstival
July 23 | Amsterdam | 22fest
July 30 | Los Angeles | El Rey Theatre
July 31 | San Diego | The Casbah
August 2 | Denver | Larimer Lounge
August 4 | Kansas | The Riot Room
August 5 | Minneapolis | Triple Rock Social Club
August 8 | Chicago | Lincoln Hall
August 9 | Columbus | The Basement
August 10 | Toronto | Mod Club Theatre
August 11 | Montreal | La Sala Rossa
August 13 | Philadelphia | Union Transfer
August 14 | Washington | 9:30 Club
August 15 | New York | Webster Hall
August 18 | Austria | FM4 Frequency Festival
August 19 | Hamburg | MS Dockville Festival
August 20 | Lichterfeld | Artlake Festival
September 2 | Poland | Soundrive Festival
September 29 | Dortmund | 3. Way Back When Festival
October 1 | Austin TX | Austin City Limits
October 3 | Atlanta | aisle 5
October 4 | Carborro | Cat’s Cradle (back room)
October 5 | Brooklyn | Warsaw
October 7 | Boston | Paradise
October 14 | Los Angeles | Fonda Theatre
October 15 | San Francisco | Treasure Island
October 17 | Seattle | The Crocodile
October 18 | Vancouver | Biltmore Cabaret
October 19 | Portland | Wonder Ballroom
October 23 | Bristol | Trinity Centre
October 25 | Glasgow | King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
October 26 | Manchester | Manchester Gorilla
October 27 | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club
October 28 | London | Roundhouse
October 30 | Brighton | The Haunt
October 31 | Nottingham | Rescue Rooms
November 1 | Birmingham | 02 Institute Birmingham.

Sounds like: Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Maccabees,, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Honne & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You

Izzy Bizu

Izzy Bizu

Gentlemen duo, HONNE, have teamed up with fellow UK artist, 22 year old, Izzy Bizu.

They met over Twitter, and decided to write ‘Someone That Loves You’, a simmering cut of electro soul.

Izzy says of the song, “it’s a song all about how we want what we can’t have and how the grass is always greener”. Driven by the rich, affecting mix of male/female vocals, ‘Someone That Loves You’ is likewise described by HONNE as a song “fundamentally about forbidden love, but from both sides of the story.”

Izzy Bizu’s debut album ‘A Moment of Madness’ is now set for release on 22 July.

Catch Izzy headlining

Wednesday 25 May Bi Nuu Berlin
Tuesday 14 June Bitterzoet Amsterdam
Wednesday 15 June Cafe De La Dance Paris
Thursday 16 June Koko London

Or at a Festivals

Friday 20 May The Great Escape Festival Brighton, UK
Thursday 26 May Women Of The World Festival London, UK
Saturday 11 June Parklife Festival Manchester, UK
Sunday 6 June Wildlife Festival West Sussex, UK
Saturday 25 June Glastonbury Festival Somerset, UK
Friday 15 July Lovebox Festival London, UK
Saturday 16 July Longitude Festival Dublin, Ireland
Saturday 9 September Bestival Isle Of Wight, UK

Sounds like: Carmody, Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Macabees, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

Honne

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Josef Salvat – Paradise

Josef Salvat

Josef Salvat

One of our favourite Australian “cynical pop” artists, Josef Salvat, returns with ‘Paradise’.

The track (co-produced with Matt Posner) is more upbeat-sounding that Josef’s usual material, but it still contains a thought-invoking message to all you music types out there.

Sounds like: James Blake, Alex Clare, Jamie Woon

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Honne – Gone Are The Days

Honne

Honne

London-based duo HONNE have unveiled new single ‘Gone Are The Days’.

Upbeat and sweet electronica, new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ was designed for those who can do better; encouraging someone “to move on and find someone who will appreciate you.”

This will form part of an extended EP (originally planned for a Japanese-only release) and available on 22 January 2016 via Tatemae Recordings / Atlantic Records. Pre-order the EP on iTunes now.

Tickets for their show at Electric Brixton on 3 March 2016 are on sale now!

Sounds like: Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Maccabees,, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Jack Garratt – Breathe Life

Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt

Breathing life into the mainstream music scene is the confident young British artist/producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Garratt, who returns with the video for ‘Breathe Life’.

The video was shot in Los Angeles, and directed by Andrew Donoho (Raury/Willis Earl Beal) who Jack also worked with on the enlightening ‘Weathered’ video.

The track starts off gently with soft steel drums lapping Garratt’s soulful vocals. The video commences in a similar vein, with Garratt floating calmly in the water. He is soon joined by some synchronised swimmers as he becomes swept away from the shore and finds himself alone in open waters. It’s not clear whether this state of being alone is harmonious for Garratt, but it is not long until he is again joined by many more swimmers in a beautiful sequence of moves. Garratt is eventually led back to dry land.

His debut album, ‘Phase’ will be released on 19 February 2016 through Island Records. Pre-order ‘Phase’ on iTunes now.

Tour Dates

17th October – Gothic Centre in Englewood, CO
20th October – Neptune Theatre in Oakland, CA
21st October – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
23rd October -Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA
25th October – House Of Blues in San Diego, CA
27th October – The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
30th October – Columns in Manchester Cathedral, UK
31st October – The Leadmill in Sheffield, UK
2nd November – Trinity, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT
3rd November – The Library, Birmingham, UK SOLD OUT
4th November – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK SOLD OUT
7th November – Club to Club Festival, Turin, Italy
8th November – Plaza, Zurich, Switzerland
10th November – Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands SOLD OUT
12th November – Les InRocks, Paris, France
13th November – Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg
14th November – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
16th November – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
17th November – Gretchen, Berlin, Germany
18th November – Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany
28th November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (w/ Mumford & Sons)
29th November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (w/ Mumford & Sons)
30th November – Genting Arena, Birmingham (w/ Mumford & Sons)
2nd December – 3Arena, Ireland (w/ Mumford & Sons)
3rd December – 3Arena (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6th December – Manchester Arena (w/ Mumford & Sons)
7th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool (w/ Mumford & Sons)
9th December – O2 Arena, London (w/ Mumford & Sons)
12th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds (w/ Mumford & Sons)
13th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Mumford & Sons)
14th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Mumford & Sons)
15th April 2016 – Brixton Academy, London

Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young

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Elderbrook – Be There Soon

Elderbrook

Elderbrook

Elderbrook is 21 year old London talent, Alex Kotz, who is starting to stack up a big following.

He has invited us to follow him on his pretty chilled musical journey with the video for ‘Be There Soon’. The video sees Elderbrook rejoin visual artist and director Lauren Gregory (who also directed the video for his first single ‘Could’), this time using pastel based animation set to a backdrop of 3D set pieces.

The track has been released via Black Butter Records and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Nick Mulvey, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie Woon

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