Having already produced and mixed for artists like MGMT and The Knocks, VioletSands are gearing up to release their album, ‘Hotel’.
The third track taken from the album is called ‘Unusual’, which frontwoman Deidre Muro describes as “riding the enchanted waves of discovering something or someone new. There’s a lot of magic in that first spark of curiosity – it’s like waking up from a lifelong dream to a completely new heightened reality. This song is that moment in extreme slow motion, reveling in all the emotions, uncertainties, and intrigue.”
‘Unusual’ is out now on YouTooCanWoo. Their album launch party will be on 30 June at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.
Sounds like: Monogem, Cocteau Twins, French Horn Rebellion
New York sibling duo Paperwhite return with dream pop number, ‘Only Us’.
It once again showcases their ability to put together a track full of catchy hooks, transcendent synths and soaring, spirited melodies.
“Whether it’s a global issue or a broken heart, we tend to look back with nostalgia on times that were simpler,” says the band about the song. “With change comes courage, so even with heavy lyrics, we wanted to add a little Paperwhite electricity into the mix. What better way to move forward than with a little spring in your step.”
The track is the third release off their forthcoming third EP.
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.”
Violet Days is the project of Swedish singer/songwriter, Lina Hansson.
Asking whether you ‘Suck At Love’ is always going to be tricky to answer, but it’s also highly relatable to the majority of listeners. Luckily for us, Kris Eriksson (The Chainsmokers) is on production duties, helping Violet Days create an anthemic electronic song that almost makes us forget the initial question.
Violet Days will be playing the Ja Ja Ja club night at The Lexington in London on 23 February.
Calgary born, 80’s lover, Amy Guess, is back with the brooding ‘Comatose’.
Having been classically trained in voice from a young age, the range of Amy’s vocals is impressive. Combine this with the catchy pop elements of her music, and the adept electronic production, we give Amy top marks all round.
Amy’s debut EP ’10 Times Out of 10′ is set for release on 20 January.
Sounds like: Kelly Clarkson, Monogem, Kyla La Grange, Lights
Another band with ‘violet’ in their name, but it’s no surprise, the word is alluring.
Meet High Violet.
Focusing on 80’s synth pop, the foursome, vocally led by Emily Smart and Ricky Kradolfer, share ‘All I Want’, arguably their best track to date, showing how they have grown from strength to strength over the last year.
High Violet will be supporting British India on their Australian tour.
Head over to their SoundCloud page for a download of the track.
Wow, GabrielleAplin is back with a complete change in direction, but we like it.
Her instantly recognisable vocals work perfectly with the soft tropical undertones of her new radio-ready and bittersweet love song, ‘Miss You’.
Co-written by Aplin ‘Miss You’ was produced by Mike Spencer (Snakehips, RudimentalEmeliSande, Ellie Goulding, JackGarratt), who also produced Aplin’s debut album ‘English Rain’.
Not satisfied with writing new material, Aplin has also started up her very own independent record label Never Fade Records which was founded “in order to give young talent and unsigned artists their first stepping stone in the music industry.”
Aplin’s forthcoming ‘Miss You EP’ will features three original tracks along with a beautiful piano version of ‘Miss You’ in Aplin’s signature style.