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Everything Everything – Can’t Do

Everything Everything

The Everything Everything boys are encouraging you to dance with the brilliant ‘Can’t Do’.

A sound and look we’ve come to expect from the Manchester quartet – synth-driven pop of a cinematic nature with addictive hooks. The video depicts the need to try to fit into what society deems as “normal”.

“Can’t Do” is about trying to bend to the world and fit into it. Nobody is normal, nobody knows what normal is. ‘I can’t do the thing you want’ – we don’t care we just want you to dance.” Jonathan Higgs

It’s the first track to be taken from their forthcoming new album ‘A Fever Dream’ which has been produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode), out 18 August on RCA Records.

Sounds like: Editors, Dutch Uncles, Foals, White Lies, Dutch, Wild Beasts

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Smallpools – Run With The Bulls

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Smallpools by Dan Monick

After a brief hiatus, US band Smallpools return with their first independent release; a frenetic video for ‘Run With The Bulls’.

Working with the track’s producer, Frederik Thaae (Atlas Genius, Saint Motel), for the bulk of their summer, it’s safe to say that Smallpools have definitely ramped things up a bit. Possibly a “so long!” to RCA Records, possibly not. Either way, it’s decent stuff!

Sounds like: The Bravery, Panic! At The Disco, Passion Pit, Phoenix, Matt & Kim

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MUNA – Winterbreak

MUNA

MUNA

Los Angeles alternative girlband, MUNA return with a video for ‘Winterbreak’, which features Ione Skye of ‘Say Anything’ fame.

Speaking about the video, MUNA says:

“The ‘Winterbreak’ video is about the dual experience of belonging and non-belonging involved in returning to a former home. Often when we’ve visited the places we grew up in, we’ve found ourselves in the strange space between nostalgia and total regression. We visit familiar places in which we no longer fit, surround ourselves with familiar people with whom we don’t necessarily connect anymore, and engage in familiar activities that might normally strike us as incredibly immature. Despite being in the same world we were immersed in as children and adolescents, there is a sense there that almost everything about ‘home’ has changed. Generally for us, the only solace has been really great friends. So we tried to show some of that.”

Their debut, ‘The Loudspeaker EP’, will arrive on 6 May via RCA Records.

Sounds like: KALEIDA, The Levity, Paperwhite, Monogem, Shura, Solange, Charli XCX, Kita Alexander, VÉRITÉ, Salt Ashes, Palmedo, Prinze George, The Japanese House, Imogen Heap

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Ekkah – Small Talk

EKKAH

EKKAH

No remixes this time, just disco-based ‘Small Talk’ from Ekkah; an illuminating duo from Birmingham, comprising of Rebecca and Rebekah.

The single was produced by Tourist and is their first release since being signed to Sony/RCA.

The track is an emotive and neon-lit blend of arching melodies, colorful synths, reverberant handclaps and disco groove, with a video to match.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Shalamar, Chela, Shura, Jess Glynne, Ronika, Tourist

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Mikky Ekko – Watch Me Rise

Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko

Fighting talk from Mikky Ekko with the release of the video for ‘Watch Me Rise; the latest single from his highly anticipated ‘Time’ album.

The colourful video features an 80’s adorned Mikky.

Pre-order ‘Time’ on iTunes now. It has been released via RCA Records.

Sounds like: Years & Years, Blonde Redhead, The Go! Team, Rudimental, Passenger

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Smallpools – Dreaming (Magic Man Remix)

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New on the LA scene of big-chord indietronica is Smallpools. Evidently with a lot of production investment behind them, there is no doubt these guys are going to be very huge, very soon. Which is fine by us, as turns out they sound pretty cool.

The band released debut single ‘Dreaming’ on 16th July 2013 on RCA Records to a very welcome reception, with pop hooks and driving tinny synths, this song certainly gets you in the summer spirit. The track is available to purchase here.

The remix by synth rock band Magic Man from Rhode Island, takes the floaty synths up a notch to sing through over the original’s vocals. These guys are quickly becoming big on the remix scene, and turns out they do some great original tunes too.


Sounds like; Passion Pit, Phoenix, Matt & Kim
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