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Ten Fé – Single, No Return

Ten Fé

Ten Fé return with a delightful new number called ‘Single, No Return’.

Now a five-piece, this band love touring and being on the road, something which comes across in the swagger of the country-motivated track.

Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, Night Drive, The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure

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Playlist: Ten Fé

Ten Fé

Ten Fé

It’s no secret that we’ve been huge fans of Ten Fé since the beginning, and their album really is good, so to celebrate, here is a playlist of all their favourite tracks. We’re glad to see Bruce Springsteen makes an appearance too.

Happy Mondays – Wrote for Luck

Kevin Morby – Dorothy

Suicide – Ghost Rider

College – A Real Hero

Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire

Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23

‘Hit The Light’ is out now via SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS]. Order on iTunes here.

Tour Dates

Wed 08 March 2017 Brighton, UK Green Door Store
Thu 09 March 2017 London, UK Oslo
Fri 10 March 2017 Bristol, UK Louisiana
Sat 11 March 2017 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun 12 March 2017 Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds
Wed 15 March 2017 Liverpool, UK Buyer’s Club
Thu 16 March 2017 Nottingham, UK Bodega
Fri 17 March 2017 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
Sat 18 March 2017 Leeds, UK Hedgerow House
Sun 19 March 2017 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
Fri 24 March 2017 Paris, FR Pete The Monkey at Le Pop Up du Label

Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, Night Drive, The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure

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Ten Fé – Overflow

Ten Fé - Elodie

Ten Fé

Making our emotions seriously ‘Overflow’, Ten Fé are back with a new track and album announcement.

A song about lost love, this time Ben takes the lead. To be honest, it doesn’t really matter who leads, as these guys seriously know how to tug at our heartstrings regardless.

Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), their 11 track LP is due for release on 3 February 2017

Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, Night Drive, The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure

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Altamina – Under The Black Sea

Altamina

Altamina

Altamina was originally a side project from US-based, Francois Graham and French-Canadian, Marco Gervais of Montreal’s Surface of Atlantic, but it soon developed into a fully-fledged, international band, following the enlistment of Australian, Matt Davis on drums and French-Canadian, Roxanne Miller on bass in 2014.

Sincere lyrics touched with baritone vocals, steady drum beats, and ambient riffs make ‘Under The Black Sea’ a stand out track from an equally as impressive band.

Their album, ‘Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight’ is out now.

Sounds like: The National, War On Drugs, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Phoria

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Sekuoia – Lamp In The Dark (Feat. Kill J)

Sekuoia

Sekuoia

Sekuoia teams up with fellow Dane, Kill J for ‘Lamp In The Dark’; a deep-beating electronic track in which Kill J’s falsetto vocals glide in perfectly.

As Sekuoia puts it himself, “the process was one of the most creative things I’ve done. KIll J had some really good input regarding the production, and I had a bit of input towards some vocal aspects. For me, she was the ideal collab”.

It’s out now via Nowadays Records.

Sounds like: Active Child, Grimes, Purity Ring, Keep Shelly in Athens, Monogem, Washed Out, MØ, Tomas Barfod, War on Drugs, Maps, WhoMadeWho, Flume, Lomovolokno, Chet Faker

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Ten Fé – Elodie

Ten Fé - Elodie

Ten Fé – Elodie

The bosses are back in town; romantic indie rock duo, Ten Fé.

Their latest release, ‘Elodie’ is a beautiful and modern love song. As the name suggests, ‘Elodie’ is lyrical and melodious.

Ben and Leo’s vocals play off one another’s throughout the track. As on ‘In The Air’, Ben is on lead vocal once more, narrating in a rich Springsteen baritone a conversation between two lovers.

Written the night before the band left London for Berlin to record with producer Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), it is the first track to be recorded featuring the complete Ten Fé live line-up – with Rob Shipley on bass and Luca Romano on drums.

‘Elodie’ will be released by Bad Life.

Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, The Rapture, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure

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SWIMM – Beverly Hells

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Swimm

Los Angeles psych-pop duo, SWIMM, release their aptly named, ‘Beverly Hells’ EP; an eclectic array of diverse, meticulously arranged ethereal rock with huge sweeping guitars, infectious rhythms and arena-ready hooks.

When asked about what the Beverly Hells EP means to them,  Chris Hess (one half of SWIMM, the other member being Adam Winn) had this to say:

“So far our time in LA has been the most wonderfully chaotic time in our lives both personally and creatively. This EP will serve as the first time capsule of our move here.  It makes it really exciting to put it out and see what life it takes on on its own.”

The ‘Beverly Hells’ EP is now on 24West Records.

Tour dates below:

Sounds like: War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Young Empires, Yellerkin, Bright Light Social Hour, Dr. Dog, The Pixies, Summer Heart

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Sekuoia – Somewhere

The Danish producer, Sekuoia, is back with new track ‘Somewhere’.

Opening with sparse but instantly arresting beats, ‘Somewhere’ slowly eases its way into your psyche; cut and paste vocals interspersed with dream-like guitar lines play against each other. Fusing together neat dancefloor sensibilities with a very human touch, Sekouia injects his music with a hyper romantic quality rarely seen in electronic music.

It is taken from his forthcoming EP, ‘Reset Heart’.

Sounds like: Active Child, Washed Out, MØ, Tomas Barfod, War on Drugs, Maps, WhoMadeWho

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Titanics – Stepping Out

Titanics - Stepping Out

Titanics – Stepping Out

Titanics started as a project by Albany-based Mark Lombardo. Lombardo has since been joined by guitarist Derek Rogers.

With a lot under their belt already, Titanics has been featured on the Mercedes Benz ‘Best New Talent’ Mixtape 2013, and played with MSMR, Vacationer and Portugal, The Man.

Latest track, ‘Stepping Out’ is a chilled dreamy pop track. As you watch the video, you get the impression that Lombardo is slightly tired of who ever ‘Stepping Out’ and it’s pretty refreshing!

The B-Side is a remix of Tycho‘s ‘A Walk’:

Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Portugal The Man, MSMR, Vacationer, Tycho, War on Drugs

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Sekuoia – Waves

Sekuoia

Sekuoia

Sekuoia is 21-year old Danish Patrick Madsen.

To say there is a buzz surrounding this young producer is an understatement. Madsen effortlessly bridges ambient, hip hop and electronica, To date he has released two EP’s (the most recent being on Berlin’s Mooncircle), and now brings us dreamy and washed out new track ‘Waves’, which he describes below:

“Initially I wrote this track in the summer of 2013. I was spending time writing new material in order to play a long set at Roskilde Festival. One night I was playing random stuff on this Spanish guitar, and singing through a mic with loads of reverb on, and while just singing random words, the melody and lyrics just occurred. Since then I’ve been adding new elements along the way. It’s the first track I’ve made with proper lyrics, and in a way it has been the hardest track for me to produce.”

He is playing at The Waiting Room in London on 2 December 2014. More info on his facebook page.

Sounds like: Active Child, Washed Out, MØ, Tomas Barfod, War on Drugs, Maps

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