Top Picks: June 2019

Every month our featured Top Picks present new tracks, upcoming shows and everything else you need to know from five of our favourite live electronica acts. Our team of passionate music lovers at Yutaru are constantly looking for the best musical talent from across the world, showcasing a wide array of high-calibre artists in this monthly guide.

Arctic Lake

London trio Arctic Lake are fresh off the release of their latest single ‘Shed a Tear’. Blending soft keys, plucky synths and crisp percussion with elegantly tender vocals, the lyrics pensively explore the depths of raw human emotion. 

Comparable to the likes of London Grammar and Explosions in the Sky, the trio are off on their UK tour in October and are set to play at XOYO on 25th July in support of War Child UK. 


Vaughan

Rising artist Vaughan breaks into the world of alternative pop with the first single from his debut EP ‘I AM’. Delicate synths and strong lyrics resonate with a crucial message about acceptance and being true to yourself. Beautifully honest, we already can’t wait for the next single from his EP to be released in July.

If you’re about in Bournemouth on 28th June, you can catch him supporting Jack Grace at Chaplins Bar. We also hear he’s playing at Raze on the River, Queer Music Takeover at Southbank Centre in a few weeks on 19th July – here’s to hoping for sunny skies on the Riverside Terrace! 


Darcie

We’ve got your smooth Sunday listening sorted with Darcie’s softly hypnotic vocals and laidback beats. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Rex Orange County and Billie Eilish, Darcie’s music has a distinctly modern sound. Featured on BBC Music Introducing back in March, we envisage a bright future ahead for the Mancunian artist.

Following on from her single ‘Mango’ in February, the countdown is on for the release of ‘Modern Day Housewife’ on 10th July. 


Tallsaint

‘Skin Deep’ is the latest single from Leeds-based Tallsaint, which premiered on 13th June. Dubbed warehouse pop, stabbing synths bite out of the track accompanied by clean minimalistic percussion. The sound is modern and vibrant with a distinct attitude expressed through her poised vocals. 

We were lucky enough to catch her co-headline show with Peakes on 20th June in Hyde Park Book Club, an intimate venue north of Leeds. Look out for Tallsaint’s debut EP ‘Hard Love’ which is set for release in July. 


Sfven

Another Leeds-based artist, Sfven has released two singles so far this year. His first single ‘Paranoid’ opens with melodic chords building up to the first chorus before the song takes an electro twist. Kicking off the summer, ‘Hard To Say I Love You Sober’ is characterised by its thumping beats and catchy chorus.

Having also supported Tallsaint at Hyde Park Book Club on 20th June, we can’t wait to see what he’s got planned for the summer months.


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