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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.

Sounds like: Blood Orange, Aluna George

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Christa Vi – Makeshift Happiness

Christa Vi - Makeshift Happiness

Christa Vi – Makeshift Happiness

Australian / German singer songwriter Christa Vi has released the video for the title track from her latest EP, ‘Makeshift Happiness’.

Christa has a casual obsession with origami and paper-craft, mainly because of the concept of creating something beautiful or functional out of something ordinary, and like her hobby, her music is delicately crafted, but this time it is in layers of lush vocals and synths.

The single has been co-produced by Dalston-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew McDonnell (Petite Noir, Suns, Crystal Fighters). Other collaborators for this single include Melbourne- based illustrator and painter Erin Greer, who provided the cover-art, and her video was shot by London-based director Chris Turner / Favourite Colour Black (Editors, Gazelle Twin).

The EP was released on 25 September via Christa’s own record label, Tangelo Records.

Sounds like: Nina Yasmineh

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