Blaudzun is a music project run by Dutch artist Johannes Sigmond.
Having already received the highest accolades in his home country, Blaudzun is ready to take the rest of the world on with his new single ‘islands_’, a piano-led, spirited song that is immediately comparable to that of Arcade Fire or Of Monsters And Men.
Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Interpol, Of Monsters And Men, Like Swimming, The War On Drugs, Editors, Spoon
East Of My Youth is experimental pop duo, Herdis and Thelma from Reykjavik.
Their new single ‘Go Home’ is an inspirational ballad that draws influences from classical and modern genres.
Talking about the track, Herdís explains,
“I was sitting in the studio and playing around on my MicroKorg synth, listening to A$AP Rocky. The song came really easily. We were in such a good mood the we went downtown and Thelma bought herself new shoes and then we went back to the studio and had some wine and danced.”
It’s out now via West Of My Future Ltd.
Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Alev Lenz, Feist, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Of Monsters and Men, Rae Morris, Austra
‘On My Way’ encaspulates the BUNT. ethos – their name does mean ‘colourful’ in German after all. As the song commences, you expect it to branch into another stateside, commercial EDM number, but it quickly fills a happy folk void that you never knew you were missing.
Think Of Monsters & Men meets Avicii. Now take a listen.
Sounds like: Of Monsters And Men, Avicii, One Republic
Meet Australia’s finest new musical export, Tigertown.
Tigertown’s new track ‘Warriors’ manages to reach new euphoric heights. Much like glitter itself, it brightens up and idealises the concept of love, but who cares as everyone loves glitter and love, right?!
The track is out today on Neon Gold and they will be touring with Tove Lo in July and VÉRITÉ in August and September.
Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, The Naked and Famous, Tove Lo, St. Lucia, Crystal Fighters
Iceland has a reputation for producing some magical and forward-thinking music.
However, there is something quite familiar about ‘Free As A Bird’ by trio, One Week Wonder. It might be because of the serious Pink Floyd sounds going on, or the fact that member, Arni was a founding member of Of Monsters And Men and Helgi was a touring member of Asgeir’s live band.
Put the kettle on, sit back and listen to the sweet twangs of folktronica and velvety vocals on the track.
Sounds like: Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Air, Tame Impala, Of Monsters And Men, David Bowie
UK based band Everywhere share their bright new number, ‘Man Up’, which features vocals by Swedish singer/songwriter Rebecca Nohr.
The band’s name is inspired by the quote “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere” by former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown. Having already played the NME Awards alongside Django Django and Palma Violets, and supporting the Kaiser Chiefs, we suspect Everywhere fit into the latter part of category.
Hardly casual, the track considers what it’s like to be a man in the modern world, delving into themes about unfulfilled expectations.
Expect an album later this year.
Sounds like: ISLAND, Sam Feldt, Gryffin, Fickle Friends, Of Monsters And Men, Kid Astray, Oh Wonder
If indulgence is what London-based Anteros have for breakfast, then ‘The Beat’ is the champagne-fuelled brunch that follows shortly after.
Anteros are offering us yet another fabulous video. Again, the focus is on front woman, Laura Hayden, but this time the scenes flip between heavenly shots of Laura lying on a bed, and disco-fevered ones of Laura dancing in a red and purple lit dancehall.
‘The Beat’ is taken from their forthcoming second EP ‘Breakfast’, due out on 19 September via Kissability.
Sounds like: Ladyhawke, Blondie, Of Monsters and Men, Montoya, Bastille, Temper Trap, Garbage, The Cardigans, Actor
Anteros, a four-piece from London, share the seemingly self-indulgent video for ‘Breakfast’.
Speaking about the video, lead singer Laura Hayden said:
“Our aim was so depict situations women get themselves into on the road to finding love & happiness. There’s still pressure for us to be perfect in every aspect, like we’re constantly having to to modify ourselves in order to find our “happily every after”. Our relationships, careers, body, lifestyle, etc. We spend our whole lives focusing on what we don’t have & need to change – instead of enjoying the present. Each character in the video has been inspired by loads of different females: from Charlotte in Lost in Translation (played by Scarlett Johansson) and Beyoncé in Why Don’t You Love Me, to a Barbie Doll.”
‘Breakfast’ is Anteros’s first release on Kissability (Circa Waves, DZ Deathrays), out now.
Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Montoya, Bastille, Temper Trap, Garbage, The Cardigans, Actor