Dream pop trio Emmecosta like to dedicate their music ideas to time and place, whether that be in a club during the early hours of the morning, an afternoon walk in the park, or somewhere that is still in your imagination.
These bliss out vibes transpire into their new single, ‘A Mountain From Us’ with its waves of synths and echoing vocals.
Their new EP ‘Velour’ is out now via Icons Creating Evil Art.
Sounds like: Tom Yorke, Bon Iver, Washed Out, James Blake, Phoenix
German-based Satin Jackets teams up with British singer, David Harks on ‘Northern Lights’.
As with all of Satin Jackets’ music, ‘Northern Lights’ has a distinct cosmic vibe, which is to be expected with the title of the song. Add to the mix, nostalgic vocal tones and reflective melodies, to create a breathtaking listening experience.
It’s out today on Eskimo Recordings.
Sounds like: Empire Of The Sun, Goldroom, RAC, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Du Tonc, Future Islands, Phoenix
Love songs don’t have to be all about the doom and gloom of a relationship, they can be about the music you adore. Brooklyn locals, Secret Weapons do just this with uplifting new single, ‘Comeback Season’.
The twosome deliver a positive message about overcoming the odds (specifically the struggles they encountered whilst writing their album), which is further highlighted by the delightful addition of a gospel choir!
It’s out now via Epic.
Sounds like: Youngr, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks
Inner Tongue is a solo project that almost didn’t happen.
In 2013, its exponent was diagnosed with a vocal cord disorder so severe that only a handful of specialists throughout the entire world were capable of treating it. He worked day and night to raise the funds necessary to pay for the required operation, followed by a period of silence.
Luckily the procedure worked and the result is a vocal tone that fits somewhere in-between Tame Impala and SOHN.
The video for ‘Dig Deeper’ is like a party, and even includes footage of Inner Tongue dancing to David Bowie records.
Much like the project, there is a little confusion about where the track might take you as gentle jazz drums lead you into a false sense before it takes a moodier, more electronic turn towards its end.
‘Dig Deeper’ is taken from Inner Tongue’s forthcoming debut album, which will be released early next year.
Sounds like: Tame Impala, Phoenix, Chet Faker, The Weeknd, SOHN
Phoenix-native Upsahl shares progressive pop number, ‘Can You Hear Me Now’.
The track is hella catchy, thanks to Upsahl’s lush harmonies and the addition of continual wooden percussions.
It’s hard to believe this teenager already has three albums under her belt, but it’s practice well spent as she clearly knows what direction she needs to be heading in,
“I like to maintain powerful and complex lyrics that are relatable to a variety of situations. I like to write about relationships, politics, cultural issues. This song is a message to someone on the other end of a failed relationship. It’s the kind of relationship that has been dysfunctional for some time. I’ve watched so many women in my life stay in a relationship that they aren’t happy in, they settle.”
Sounds like: Dagny, Dominique, Feist, Regina Spektor
It’s been a while since we’ve written about some Los Angeles-based nu-disco.
Born from Echo Park, isle&fever are a duo who have a pretty simple way of recording music – “pass around vintage instruments and the mic until a vibe catches. Rinse, Repeat.” – and it appears this method is working as their last single reached number 1 on Hype Machine.
Their latest endeavour is called ‘Keep Working’ and it takes you on a jazz infused, sonic journey. Listen below.
Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Flight Facilities, Chromeo, Roosevelt, Phoenix, Goldroom
Meet Strong Asian Mothers, your new favourite band of 2017.
Formed by London-based best friends, Amer, Kalim and Josh, these guys have been playing in bands for years, but it’s in Strong Asian Mothers where they have really come into their own.
Speaking on their new track, ‘Animal’, the guys say, “Animal began as a jam between Josh and Amer in a rehearsal. We added some elephant shrieks, a pack of cards being riffle-shuffled, the sound of us opening a can of fizzy pop and saying “Aaaah” then sprinkled some words on top and it became the juicy, bouncy fella it is today.”
It’s a blend of witty lyrics with agitated electronics and trip-hop-influenced pop sensibilities, and just enough rowdiness to encourage you to get up off your feet, but not to start throwing glass bottles.
‘Animal’ is the lead track from their new four track EP, out now.