SCHWARZ is the project of Meyer de Voltaire, who is also lead singer of indie band VOLTAIRE. The name means ‘black’ in English, and so it’s no surprise that his music fits nicely into a dark electronica realm.
Cinematic, provocative, complete with orchestral spheres with electronic beats, united by rare courage to great emotions, to feel self-indulgent.
The video for ‘Outside looking in’ outlines four characters, each at that fragile point in their lives: driven by love and the pressure to perform and searching for acceptance on the edge between breaking and breaking out. Watch below.
Sounds like: Thomas Azier, Depeche Mode, Moderat, Woodkid
Alt-J returns minus departed bassist Gwil Sainsbury.
Following the success of ‘An Awesome Wave’, the Leeds boys have had a lot to live up to with their sophomore album, ‘This is All Yours’.
We are pleased to say that they have not failed to deliver.
Current release from the album; ‘Every Other Freckle’, is a perfect transitional track to mark the next chapter in their career. The quirkiness we love about Alt-J continues with unpredictable lyrics such as “I want to turn you inside out and lick you like a crisp package” whilst the bluesy beats and sitar riffs remain consistent.
Olivier Groulx has directed a beautifully shot girl and boy version of the video and both are equally as suggestive.
‘This is All Yours’ is out on iTunes today via Infectious Music.
Sounds like: Foals, Woodkid, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Maccabees
Leeds outfit Alt-J have dropped the first song “Hunger of the Pine” from their second album, This Is All Yours, the follow-up LP to Mercury Prize-winning debut, An Awesome Wave.
The track is stark, hollow and echoes their trademark sound of building, progressive layers of minimal electronic embellishments across sophisticated, well thought out indie-pop. This new release however, also includes not only a touch of sax, but, more surprisingly, a vocal sample from Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz track “4×4” as a “I’m the female devil” hook.
This is All Yours is set for release 22nd Sept 2014, on the Infectious label. It is the band’s first release since the departure of band member Gwil Sainsbury.