Haus are a band from North London, who enjoy hosting DIY shows and hanging out at the skatepark.
Produced by Everything Everything’s Alexander Robertshaw and mixed by Cenzo Towndsend, their new single, ‘Blinded’, showcases frontman Ashley Mulimba’s infectious vocal delivery and the band’s knack of dispensing pop hooks on tap, and serves as a quick reminder that Haus will be busy filling venues, airwaves and playlists for a little while yet.
Sounds like: Nine Inch Nails, Jungle, Screaming Peaches, Everything Everything, Oslo Parks
London four-piece Flyte return with their new single ‘Closer Together’.
Having spent the past six months holed-up in the claustrophobic confines of their gloriously ramshackle Bethnal Green hangout, a home from home which serves as both recording studio and rehearsal space, ‘Closer Together’ sees the band emerge from the process energised and ready to unleash a raft of new material on the world, the end of the album recording process now in sight.
Built on the jittery new wave inspired guitar groove, the track unfurls into cascading chimes before building to its visceral climax as layers of guitars, drums and keyboards clash.
In singer / guitarist Will Taylor ‘s own words:
“If you work on something for longer than necessary it can become overcomplicated and convoluted. If you spend too much time in someone else’s company you begin to resent them. This song came from living in tiny London flats crammed in with too many other people. From feeling claustrophobic and overly obsessive. Closer Together is a request to reconnect with someone by seeing them less.”
The single is released on 31 July via Island Records.
Sounds like: Color Palette, Hinds, Bombay Bicycle Club, Oslo Parks