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Roosevelt – Elliot

Roosevelt

ROOSEVELT

Calling all fans of The Whitest Boy Alive.

Let us take the pleasure of introducing you to the adorable Cologne-based electronic artist, ROOSEVELT and his new track ‘Elliot’.

The track is somewhere in between lounge synth pop and indie dance; perfect for waking you up during the 4am club lull.

The video starts off reasonably slow as we follow a ‘tomb raider’ styled girl to a water pool, where she quickly undresses and dives in leading us to a mirage of beautiful surfers. It is instantly refreshing and leaves us wanting more!

ROOSEVELT’s ‘Elliot’ EP, which also includes his previous tracks ‘Around You’ and ‘Sea’, is out now on iTunes via Greco-Roman (the same label that has brought us Disclosure and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs).

Future Classic have also announced that they will be the new Australian/New Zealand label for ROOSEVELT and the debut EP was locally released on 20 September 2013.

We also throw you his super funky remix of Scenic‘s ‘Shockwaves’, just because we love him!

Sounds like: The Whitest Boy Alive, Caribou, Tourist., Jagwar Ma, Washed Out, Neon Indian

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BANKS – Waiting Game

BANKS

BANKS

Straight talking L.A. based BANKS claims influences from the likes of Fiona Apple, Lauryn Hill and Tracy Chapman, to name a few.

She is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter and has been particularly open towards her fans, stating on her Facebook page: “Hello world! I like making connections outside of a computer screen. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have never really been my thing. So my manager is going to run the Social Media stuff. If you ever want to talk call me – (323) 362-2658 – BANKS”.

She has seriously underestimated how many calls she is going to be expecting over these next few months.

The official video for ‘Waiting Game’ was released today and is taken from her forthcoming EP ‘London’, which will be released on 10 September 2013 on IAMSOUND.

There is no denying that the video showcases BANKS’s aesthetic beauty, but this is soon outcasted by her dulcet tone as a drowsy bass line mimics a beating heart. The grayscale shots by Francesco Corrizini set the scene as BANKS wanders the night streets, with a lover on tow.

Despite BANKS’s voice not being particularly indietronica of nature, the track was produced by the enigmatically superb SOHN, and follows on from ‘Warm Water‘, which was produced by one of our favourites,Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (aka TEED).

We’ve found something beautiful and ‘Waiting Game’ is going to be a hit.

BANKS is the main support for the Weeknd on his September-October US tour dates.

Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Jessie Ware, Phlo Finister, Lana Del Rey, SZA, Weeknd, SOHN

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