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
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.
Sounds like: Blood Orange, Aluna George