Almost forgot about posting this one!! June was a month that jumped by way too fast – with plenty of new music, here are a few tracks that have been on on rotation. The lovely and ever improving Superhumanoids make in there there twice, starting out and closing off the playlist.
“Two Weeks” is the very first song to be revealed from FKA twigs’ highly-anticipated debut album LP1, which is set for release in North America on August 12th, 2014 on Young Turks. The video, directed by very talented Nabil, is a soft reveal to a powerful visual representation of Twigs.
She’s got a few tour dates coming up, check that out plus album track-listing below.
Crystal Fighters got in touch with us recently with a heads up to the release of there new track ‘Love Alight’, and here it is. A frantic and uplifting dance-pop track, not too far off what they have become well know for, and pretty perfect to round out the week.
This is the first piece of new music from the band since the release of Cave Rave last year. The single is set to be released on August 4th via Zirkulo/PIAS. The band are ready to head out on tour in Europe over the summer, and will hopefully make it out stateside too, I caught them last year at Glasslands in Brooklyn and that show was a highlight of last year.
A feature of our 20 favorite tracks from the past month, featuring the likes of Fight Like Apes, Prinze George, Jungle and a lot more.
Prinze George – ‘Make Me’
Eaux – ‘Head’
Brett – ‘Lovers’
La Roux – ‘Let Me Down Gently’
Fight Like Apes – ‘Crouching Bees’
Banks – ‘Drowning’
Blood Cultures – ‘Meavy Hetal’
Nick Mulvey – ‘Meet Me There’
Fyfe – ‘For You’
Austra – ‘Habitat’
Oscar – ‘Sometimes’
Acre Tarn – ‘This Once’
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Steve Sobs – ‘Ugh’
The Tins – ‘Whiteout’
Tom Vek – ‘Broke’
Horray For Earth – ‘Keys’
Sales – ‘Vow’
Hundred Waters – ‘Murmurs’
Jungle – ‘Time’
I’ve been quietly enjoying Glass Animals’ progression over the past few months, track after track I’ve been hooked. Their latest, ‘Pools’ has been given an animated video treatment by director Rafael Bonilla, its a vivid interpretation of the track that ties that brings to life its psychedelic vibe.
Glass Animals have the same type of intrigue as Alt-J, but with a more beat heavy sound. The band are currently on tour – and well worth a ticket purchase.
It’s no surprise that Paul Epworth picked up on the band, with Glass Animals being the first signing to his label Wolf Tone. The bands debut album ZABA will be released on June 9th.
2. Black Mambo
5. Walla Walla
10. Cocoa Hooves
Ellie Jackson makes a return this month, 5 years after her debut under the guise of La Roux. How nuts is it that 5 years has past since Bulletproof and Ellie’s quiff were pretty much EVERYWHERE?!
La Roux, was originally a duo – but it now looks like Ellie Jackson and Ben Langsmaid have parted ways. He was, however, a part of the new album, so expect to still here his influence.
‘Let Me Down Gently’ definitely still sounds like the La Roux one would expect, but with a subtle progression. Five years later, her sound is less of an anomaly and will have to work that little bit harder to really make a dent.