Phantogram – In A Spiral
Our favourite high energy pop duo, Phantogram is back with their brilliant new single ‘In A Spiral’.
With a rock-inspired edge and nods to rave culture, the track is enticing as it is unnerving.
Sounds like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric, Sleigh Bells, Charli XCX, ASTR
STIIR – Heartstrings
London based alt-pop trio STIIR shares their upbeat new single ‘Heartstrings’.
Produced by the band’s drummer Prem Rupawala, the track – about the dilemas of love – is a delectable dish of psychedelic pop, making for a truly dreamy and warming listen.
Sounds like: Plastic Plastic, temp.
Blle – Don’t Be Surprised
Nottingham-based artist Blle is set for the bright lights of pop stardom.
Started out by writing songs in her bedroom, she soon saw herself performing in every venue she could. The most recent result of all her hard work and dedication is ‘Don’t Be Surprised’, written about the downfall of a relationship.
Sounds like: Banks
Urchin – Night Light
Jazz turned indie musician Urchin (aka Leo Appleyard) makes his label debut on BonFire Records with ‘Night Light’.
Expect his four-track EP later this year.
Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Von Sell
TWINKIDS – I Luv You
Los Angeles queer pop duo TWINKIDS share their second release of 2019 called ‘I Luv You.’
With their bittersweet, nostalgic and cinematic approach to music, the single explores the complicated feelings that follow a breakup in a mid-tempo, yet soaring synth-pop tune.
Sounds like: The 1975, Matt & Kim, Tame Impala, Oli Hannaford, Boxed In
SHiiVERS – Crook And Flail
London-based electro-pop duo SHiiVERS releases dark new offering, ‘Crook And Flail’.
Taking into account the crook and flail symbol used across Ancient Egypt, the song considers the unsettling impact of slavery and exploitation in Ancient, and perhaps, more Modern times.
Sounds like: CHVRCHES
Emily Litta – +1
The resurgance of R&B and soul sounds in pop music is well recieved across the board due to it’s multifaceted appeal, and Emily Litta is the perfect example of that.
Inspired by her love of old-school hip-hop, funk and jazz records, her inspirations perfectly collide on latest single ‘+1’.
KELAA – Serefe
Growing up in Sweden, surrounded by her Kurdish and very musical family, KELAA naturally gravitated to mixing the bold and sugary sounds of Scandipop with elements of traditional Kurdish folk – breaking new sonic grounds in the best way.
With this being her second single to date, expect this inspired artist to continue pushing boundaries.