KINGDM is a London/Los Angeles-based duo, who write brooding smash hits.
Their latest offering is ‘Superman’; a slow burning sultry number with aspiring harmonies.
Sounds like: The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, The Him, Salt Ashes, Rüfüs, Honne
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
Emo-synth duo, P’ARIS releases their new track ‘Focus’.
It has Willa singing the lead, and features additional production from Ekali. ‘Focus’ is about two people experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, all the time trying to focus about making sure the relationship doesn’t suffer while each person is processing the loss in their own way.
Head over to the Soundcloud for a free download of ‘Focus’.
Sounds like: Salt Ashes, Kyla La Grange, Prinze George, Kid Astray, MS MR, Indiana, X Priest X, Years & Years, Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Pistol Shrimp
Mr Little Jeans returns with synth gem, ‘Fool 4 You’. Reminding us a little of a Salt Ashes track.
The song is taken from her forthcoming EP due for release April next year. It’s produced with Mr Little Jeans regular, Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey, Charlotte OC).
Sounds like: Salt Ashes, Party Nails, Banks, Kate Boy, I BREAK HORSES, Soft As Snow, Annie, Susanne Sundfør, Charli XCX, Lykke Li, Ryder
London-based Kaleida returns with ‘Detune’.
Taking it down a notch, the girls draw deeper into their musical souls to create more of a minimal sound, but one that still has the discernible, powerful lead vocals we love.
‘Detune’ is the first single to be taken from their second EP.
Sounds like: Aquilo, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, VÉRITÉ, Salt Ashes, Evvy, Monogem, Paperwhite, Chvrches, Palmedo, Prinze George, Nina Yasmineh, Day Wave, Poliça, Rhye, MS MR, Roisin Murphy
We stumbled upon Kiri Tse, and we are so glad we did.
Lover of sushi, mangoes, spicy food and music (obviously), Kiri is studying at Berklee College of Music.
Her acoustic-styled vocals ‘Sparks’ hold their strength over the track’s industrial and synthomatic tones.
Sounds like: Evvy, Dominique, Tove Lo, Salt Ashes, Cashmere Cat, AlunaGeorge, ASTR, Chelsea Lankes
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based, indietronica trio Superhumanoids returns with ‘Touch Me’.
Sarah Chernoff’s eluding vocals are willingly supported by an addictive racing drum beat, courtesy of Max St. John and Cameron Parkins.
It has been taken from the upcoming album ‘Do You Feel Ok?’, out on 11 September via Innovative Leisure.
TUE 9/15 – San Francisco, CA; Rickshaw Stop
THU 9/17 – Seattle, WA; Barboza
FRI 9/18 – Portland, OR; Holocene
MON 9/21 – Madison, WI; Frequency
TUE 9/22 – Chicago, IL; Beat Kitchen
WED 9/23 – Cleveland, OH; Euclid Tavern
THU 9/24 – Toronto, ON; The Drake
SAT 9/26 – Montreal, QC; Divan Orange
MON 9/28 – Boston, MA; Great Scott
TUE 9/29 – Philadelphia, PA; Johnny Brendas
WED 9/30 – Washington, DC; DC9
THU 10/1 – Brooklyn, NY; Baby’s All Right
SAT 10/3 – Richmond, VA; Stranger Matter
SUN 10/4 – Asheville, NC; The Mothlight
MON 10/5 – Atlanta, GA; Drunken Unicorn
TUE 10/6 – Nashville, TN; Hi-Watt
WED 10/7 – Houston, TX; Rudyards
THU 10/8 – Austin, TX; The Mohawk
SAT 10/10 – Phoenix, AZ; Pub Rock
TUE 10/13 – San Diego, CA; Casbah
WED 10/14 – Los Angeles, CA; El Rey Theatre
Sounds like: Ski Lodge, Lilies on Mars, Beach House, Races, Haerts, Blondie, Ralph, Salt Ashes, Kylie Minogue
London-based artist Ella On The Run has subtle alt-pop attitude. It’s the kind that sneaks up on you when you least expect it, but when it does it makes a huge impact.
Ella describes new track ‘Rodeo Clowns’ as “it’s about the ups and downs in a relationship – this is visualised in the video by placing Ella into an empty flat with the ghost of memories that haunt the room.”
Sounds like: Banks, Salt Ashes, FKA Twigs, Tove Styrke, Snow Patrol
You may recognise the vocals of Francesca Belmonte, who has appeared on Tricky‘s ‘False Idols’ and ‘Adrian Thaws’ albums and is subsequently signed to his own False Idols imprint.
The British/Italian has released the video for ‘Are You’. It is freakish R&B with a trip-hop beat, soulful vocals, and a video to match.
Pre-order the album on iTunes here.
Sounds like: James Blake, Salt Ashes, CHLØË BLACK, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN
MUNA is a Los Angeles-based dark pop girl band comprising of Katie, Naomi & Josette.
The new track, ‘So Special’, means a lot to MUNA, coming from “a geniune, vulnerable place”. It is about being dumped, drowning your sorrows and dancing yourself back to normal again.
Have a listen below. We guarantee it will be stuck in your head!
Sounds like: KALEIDA, The Levity, Paperwhite, Monogem, Shura, Solange, Charli XCX, Kita Alexander, VÉRITÉ, Salt Ashes, Palmedo, Prinze George