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PREMIERE: Bearcubs redefines genre in new album ‘Early Hours’

Berlin via London artist Bearcubs has announced the release of his new sophomore album, Early Hours, a true testament to his readiness to defy genres. Released on 15th May via Independently Popular, Early Hours follows on from Jack Ritchie’s critically acclaimed debut Ultraviolet. Featuring ten tracks that hit with Ritchie’s light yet soulful tones and …

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PREMIERE: Astrological alt-rock queens, Venus, breathe life to the lockdown with ‘Sour’ remix

Based in Leeds, Venus consists of Grace ‘GK’ Kelly (Lead Vocals), Jess Ayres (Lead Guitar), Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums). At seven and a half minutes, the band’s new remix of ‘Sour’ features powerful, striking, filtered vocals from GK, varying electric drum rhythms and textures, energetic guitar lines and gorgeous …

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Maribou State’s ‘Mother’ is an irresistible new club classic

With a melodic, punchy bass line and powerful vocal hook, Maribou State’s track ‘Mother’ is impossible not to move to. Releasing ‘Mother’ as one of two Maribou State original productions from their new compilation, fabric presents Maribou State, Liam Ivory and Chris Davids take a winding trip down memory lane. Since first playing fabric almost …

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Peakes display songwriting brilliance in new single ‘On The Other Side’

Leeds-based electronic pop trio, Peakes, bring disco vibes for the millennial generation in new single ‘On The Other side.’ An alt-pop anthem irresistible to dance to, this single is a prime example of the trio’s songwriting talent. Crisp, clear vocals dominate above groove-infused analogue synths, with vocalist Molly Puckering delivering strong purpose behind the lyrics. …

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Yppah enchants with new dreamy single ‘Autumn Phase’

Atmospheric and enchanting, Yppah’s new single, ‘Autumn Phase’, pairs layers of delicate acoustic guitar and synth pads with Ali Coyle’s emotive vocals over a full dreamy five minutes. Real name Joe Corrales Jr, Yppah is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who fuses ethereal electronic influences with dreamy, psychedelic pop and classic rock. Interestingly, Yppah, pronounced ‘yippah’, …

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CAii’s new electro pop single ‘Problem.’ is catchy, sassy and unapologetic

Manchester-based CAii has released ‘Problem.’, the final original track from her new EP ‘Tangle.’, which includes previous singles ‘Fuel.’ and ‘Stuck.’. The singer-songwriter and producer showcases her skills with tightly produced vocals and effects alongside a bass that drives momentum as the track progresses. “You’re so f***ing perfect that the problem must be me.” Hit …

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Alessandro Ciminata takes control and makes his voice heard in new single ‘Wasted On Each Other’

With infectious hooks and smooth, rich vocals, ‘Wasted On Each Other’ is a taste of Ciminata’s forthcoming debut EP, expected early 2020. In the new single, Ciminata’s vocals are distinct, cutting through the layers of synths with a staccato punch. The echoing vocal production and faint harmonies draw focus to the lyrics, driving the song’s …

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MAX RAD puts a new spin on heartbreak in new single ‘Oh My Brother’

Heart-felt, raw and emotional, MAX RAD’s new single ‘Oh My Brother’ is an electric, upbeat pop hit that juxtaposes honest lyrics with a punchy, hip-hop beat. The London-based artist delivers intense lyrics fraught with vivid imagery through an engaging, emotive vocal. With a mellow bassline and sustained synths, there’s nothing to detract from the meaning …

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Vaarwell give moody pop a new edge in single, ‘no place for you’

Lisbon-based alternative pop trio, vaarwell, experiment with juxtaposing production and songwriting elements in new single, ‘no place for you’. The trio consists of vocalist Margarida Falcão, producer and guitarist Ricardo Nagy, and bass guitarist Luís Monteiro. Featuring atmospheric samples as well as progressive, upbeat electronic drums, the result is a catchy pop track. The clean-cut …

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Tallsaint creates a perfect hybrid of nostalgia and futuristic pop with ‘Model Effect’

Grab your Walkman and platforms, nostalgic 2000s pop is back. A futuristic pop hit oozing with nostalgia, Tallsaint’s latest single ‘Model Effect’ is full of lush synths, punchy basslines and irresistible pop beats. Reminiscent of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, the track was born from digging back through loads of early 2000s tracks, reliving …

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