Consisting of Joe Robbins and Will Lowes, the electronic duo produce and mix everything themselves from their south London studio.
Despite their London-base, there is a broad Northern British accent amongst the vocals, which we think adds another dimension to the already swirling synths and warm electronic sounds that were created following an encounter with an unforgettable Renita.
Pavan says; “We met Renita in Amsterdam one weekend last summer. She was working on the bar and offered to take us to a party after her shift. We took her up on the offer and went straight to the airport from the party, joking all the way about pulling the emergency strap to take us back to her. She was a keeper.”
Slowes are a Danish duo, who formed in 2015 and like to merge alternative psychedelic pop with the dreamy sounds of chillwave.
One of the results is ‘I Need You’; a track comprised of textured lo-fi vocals, phased-out synths, and melodic waves from the retro keys. The trackwas recorded and co-produced by Christian Alex Petersen (Mew, VirginSuicide, LISS).
‘I Need You’ is released on 8 July. Expect an EP in early 2017.
Sounds like: Sundara Karma, Tame Impala, Day Wave, Jo Marches
Sundara Karma return with the Romeo & Juliet inspired video for ‘Loveblood’.
The boys have been busy, having toured with Wolf Alice and Nothing But Thieves, and are about to embark on a UK headline tour at the end of May, as well as playing a load of big festival dates, including Glastonbury and the Main Stage and Reading & Leeds.
‘Loveblood’ is out now via Sony Music. Order on iTunes.
Sounds like: The Wombats, Circa Waves, Biffy Clyro, CHAPPO, Arcade Fire, Editors, CHAPPO
‘Vivienne’ is the first single from Sundara Karma‘s second EP – ‘EP II’.
The track is comprised of big vocals over addictive guitar hooks, which echoes the escapist feel of the track.
Oscar Lulu from the band describes the track:
“It’s a love song sure, but more to do with the escapism that love can offer than love itself. The world is pretty fucked, not that this is a revelation, nor am I saying anything new. I’m just singing about a type of love that blocks out all the noise.”
Their ‘EP II’ is set to be released on 6 November, through Chess Club Records.
21st October Manchester Apollo w/ The Wombats
22nd October Oporto, Leeds
23rd October Liverpool Guild of Students w/ The Wombats
24th October Soup Kitchen, Manchester
26th October Bodega, Nottingham
27th October Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th October The Horn, St Albans
31st October Sticky Mikes, Brighton
1st November Joiners, Southampton
2nd November Louisiana, Bristol
3rd November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
4th November The Magnet, Liverpool
5th November Community, London
7th November Thirsty @ Readipop, Reading
Sounds like: The Wombats, Circa Waves, Biffy Clyro, CHAPPO, Arcade Fire