Month: October 2019

Daithi meditates on love and loss with ‘Perfect Harmony’

A meditation on loss and love, Daithi’s latest release completely stuns. Born out of a time spent in isolation in rural France, ‘Perfect Harmony’ has been considered to every intricate detail, and shines because of this. Beginning with the sound of bird song from the window, and a continuing ambience throughout, it is complex and …

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Tourist teases upcoming album with new single ‘Kin’

Since his initial ‘splash’ onto the scene in 2010, William Phillips, (aka Tourist) has seen considerable success, collaborating with the likes of Lianne La Havas, Will Heard, Years & Years, Låpsley, and even co-writing the Grammy award winning ‘Stay With Me’ for Sam Smith. The producer has previously transitioned from 80s synthesisers to UK garage …

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In Conversation: Sirenety

The London-based songstress, Sirenety, has dropped her fourth single to date, ‘Watch It Burn’. A tempestuous and stirring track, while minimalistic in its production, carries with it a torrential wave of emotion. Sirenety’s vocal performance carefully treads the line between serene and impassioned which will leave listeners empathetic to the song’s subject matter. We had …

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Intaya package a Latino electronic bag of Hip-hop and Jazz in new single ‘Backpack’

With Latin soul, hypnotic electronic grooves and hip-hop influences, London-based duo, Intaya, have created another genre-fusing masterpiece with their new single, ‘Backpack.’ Venezuelan born Paola Pestana performing vocals, and London born multi-instrumentalist and producer Dom Martin come together to form Intaya, defining their music as “A commute to an electronic afro-Latin Caribbean Island in a …

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen break cover with an ethereal new EP

Having released the bulk of their work through Erased Tapes, A Winged Victory For the Sullen’s latest EP is their first to come out on Ninja Tune. Comprised of former Stars of the Lid multi-instrumentalist, Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, and pianist, Dustin O’Halloran, the pair have been working together since 2007 after meeting at a Sparklehorse …

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Lyves challenges emotional capacities of music in her latest track ‘100’

Lyves, the musical alias for Francesca Bergami, credits her cinematic soundscape to influences of “Hip-hop, soul and ambient electronic music. That’s always been the thread for me”. Each genre is visible in her latest release ‘100’. The emotive progression paved by minimalist production creates a potent and compelling musical foreground for the impassioned lyrics. Following …

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In Conversation: Polo

Polo may hail from Leeds, but after the release of their new single ‘Hula’ in August followed by a string of tour dates, they’re set to take the UK by storm. Not only the best band in existence to share their name with confectionary, Polo are also the recipients of the coveted PRS ‘Women Make …

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Vaughan unveils intimate chillwave track ‘Isabella’

Vaughan is the pseudonym of London-based singer songwriter Thomas Harvey, whose meticulously crafted left-of-centre alt-pop aesthetic resonates on new single ‘Isabella’. “You’re not my answer” is the mantra here, an eloquent and heartbreaking insight into a broken relationship, the lyrics settling over a subdued, delicate lo-fi soundscape. Distinctive vocal progressions layered amongst echoey multi-instrumentalism create …

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