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Chet Faker – 1998 (Feat. Banks)

Chet Faker - 1998 (Feat Banks)

Chet Faker – 1998 (Feat Banks)

The god of indie, Chet Faker, has teamed up with the goddess of pop for an updated version of Faker’s original track, ‘1998’.

The warmer version features a new verse with vocals from Banks.

Purchase on iTunes now. It has been released via Downtown Records.

Sounds like: Jessie Ware, Phlo Finister, Lana Del Rey, SZA, Weeknd, SOHN, Cal Zafiro, Lanks, Maala, Solomon Grey

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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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Lorde – Royals

Lorde

Lorde

Sultry 16 year old New Zealand-born Lorde (aka Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has been making waves across the internet since the release of her debut EP ‘The Love Club EP’ in March 2013 via Universal Music NZ. The EP was put out with plenty of mystery but no marketing or publicity. It paid off with first single ‘Royals’ occupying the top spot in the iTunes singles chart, both in New Zealand and in Australia.

Fans of Lorde include Grimes and Sky Ferreira and there has been great enthusiasm and endorsement from influential blogs sharing the understatedly true-to-life video for the track, with its stark echoes of Larry Clarke’s cult film ‘Kids’. We especially love the subtle plug at the end of the video for her second single from the EP, ‘Tennis Court’.

Label buddy, The Weeknd is the latest to give ‘Royals’ the remix treatment.

Lorde will release her debut album, ‘Pure Heroine’, on September 30th 2013. The Weeknd will release his sophomore album, ‘Kiss Land’, on September 10th 2013.

Sounds like: The Knife, Marina & The Diamonds, Sky Ferreira, Grimes

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