London, alt-pop duo, Suns, have just dropped the brilliantly retro video for ‘Catalyse’.
Using traditional electronic sounds and sonic reverberations, you’d be fooled into thinking this band is straight out of the 80’s.
To celebrate its release, Suns have put together a pretty cool playlist for us.
Shura – What’s It Gonna Be? Okay, she was born in Manchester, but studied at UCL 😉 And I really like what she does.
AlunaGeorge – Automatic Like the two step vibe. Very London.
Blood Orange – Best To You The first track to grab me on the new album. All twinkles and percussion it feels like summer despite the best efforts of the British weather.
SOHN – Artifice Like a pop take Thom Yorke‘s solo stuff…
Seal – Crazy Classic. I remember my dad introducing me to Seal on the Portobello Road, so this feels particularly London to me. I don’t know him. Just met him once as a kid.
Kwabs – Wrong or Right Still feeling this track. That tone though! And Sohn on production… You can’t go wrong.
Deptford Goth – Two Hearts Just Beautiful.
Honne – Gone Are The Days They’re great. I love his drawl.
On Dead Waves – California The sound of an American summer direct from Kentish Town. I’ve been a fan of Polly Scattergood for years and this new record which she collaborates with James Chapman (Maps) sounds like a movie sound track. Great video too.
Bright Light Bright Light – All In The Name Originally Welsh, but based and developed in London :-/ The Chorus is great on this song. It makes me think of ‘The Wiz’ for some reason. Haha. You believe he’s having fun with it anyway.
Lyves is the project of North London based singer / songwriter / producer Francesca Bergami; a young artist of Italian and Australian heritage, who grew up in Portugal, before moving to London to study Psychology.
Following on from last year’s well-received ‘Visions’ is the atmospheric ‘Shelter’. The track is so emotive and powerful that it should be listened to in the pouring rain. If you were in doubt of the talent of Bergami’s vocals, then don’t be any longer, as ‘Shelter’ is a stroke of soulful genius.
Lyves will release her debut EP in the Spring, which will be accompanied by her first ever headline show in London.
Sounds like: Years & Years, London Grammar, James Blake, SOHN, The Weeknd, Banks, Jamie XX, Jesse Ware, Shura, Seal, Boards of Canada