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Florence + the Machine – What Kind of Man

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine is back with the fierce new guitar-based track, ‘What Kind of Man’.

Florence’s acting skills are showcased in the intense video and, as always, it is hard to miss her notorious vocals.

Watch below:

The single is taken from their third album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, which is out on 2 June in the US via Republic and 1 June in the UK via Island.

Sounds like: Gems,Marina & The Diamonds, Sia, Lykke Li, Aaron, Letters to Fiesta, Alpines

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Color War – SOS

Color War

Color War

COLOR WAR is a Brooklyn-based electronic duo formed of Justin ‘Billy J’ Lin and vocalist Lindsay Mound.

The couple originally started creating music in 2009 and soon began forging songs through hazy improvisational sessions, with J piecing together beats and synth textures reflected with Mound’s lyrical responses.

Last summer, COLOUR WAR shared their first single ‘Obelisk’ with us and now ‘SOS’. Mound’s super cool vocals in ‘SOS’ moody their way through the deep and glimmering soundscapes produced by Lin.

COLOR WAR and their live visuals collaborator, Brandon Sciarrotta, produced the record with co-production and mixing by legendary techno wizard, John Selway.

Their forthcoming album ‘It Could Only Be This Way’ (to be released 4 March 2014 on Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) illustrates the depth and transcendence of their sound.

Watch the ultraviolet Julia Ngeow-directed video for ‘SOS’ below:

Sounds like: Kate Bush, Letters to Fiesta, Ronika, Graingerboy, Chromatics, Keep Shelly in Athens, The Knife

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Letters To Fiesta – Stay Young

Letters To Fiesta

Letters To Fiesta

Letters To Fiesta (LTF) are Manchester-based Daniel Houghton (drums), Andy Fletcher (bass), Tom Brydon (guitar), and Anna-Louisa Etherington (vocals & synth).

The band have spent a couple of years acquiring their sound although they have only had two online releases to date.

The current track on their agenda is ‘Stay Young’. Full of scaling and melodic howls from Etherington, coupled with landscaping synths; the track perfectly sums up the band’s ambitions.

The comedic video for the track takes clips from Spanish psychological horror ‘La Cabina’.

As well as providing us with a little bit of humour in our lives, LTF are thoughtful souls. Whilst catering to all genres, ranging from pop to industrial, they have also captured the heart of listeners through the conception of an innovative new funding method. Instead of asking for plain old cash for their music, they prefer gig goers pay for one of their EPs or other donated records with their old vinyl, that LTF then sell on at a pop-up merch stall.

Their debut EP ‘Aphorism’ includes influences from such artists as Depeche Mode, Yeasayer, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bat for Lashes, as well as always ensuring that Kate Bush is there as a regular reference check, yet they still manage to maintain a genre-evasive sound, thanks to Etherington’s formidable and enigmatic vocals that really make you stop and notice the band.

Aphorism’ is out on 28th October 2013.

Their UK tour starts off on October 9th in Leeds and finishes on October 24 in London.

Sounds like: Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes, Yeasayer, Tegan and Sara, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Depeche Mode, Florence + The Machine, Broken Social Scene

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