Hit of the week: Superorganism “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Superorganism, a collective of pop wunderkinds pulled from all corners of the globe, including the UK, Japan, and New Zealand, made a splash in 2017 with their debut single “Something For Your M.I.N.D.”. Their follow-up releases, “It’s All Good” and “Nobody Cares”, continued to earn them more attention, such as seals of approval from Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and a deal with indie record label Domino.

Now, the group is looking to carry over some of that hype into the new year with a fresh track called “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”. It’s an effervescent song that capitalizes on all the bright spots that have made Superorganism a super specimen of an act — there are synths that bleep, swirl, and seem to change color, whimsical vocals, and an unstoppable energy.

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Le Classique: The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, has died suddenly at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist says.. The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O’Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt, shot to fame with hits like Linger and Zombie to become one of the most successful bands of the 1990s, selling more than 40 million records.

Ville à Dômat #203: ‘This Is Awesome’

This is awesome! Every monday at 7PM listen Ville à Dômat at 100.5FM. Ràdio Ciutat Vella.
Divus Julius Bonasera presenta el més nou de Kyle Craft, Ezra Furman, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alice Glass, Pond o Belle and Sebastian. Repassarem el nostre disc de la setmana: The War On Drugs i com sempre punxarem a artistes mai escoltats abans a cap ràdio com boy pablo, Tokio Myers, Snail Mail, Gus Dapperton, Shopping o tune-yards.
Ville à Dômat: This is awesome

Music by Bergman: Gus Dapperton

He’s handsome, he wears great glasses, he’s got a killer voice — Gus Dapperton has got us all excited in the way that only a new music discovery can. Inspired by world class cinema and heartache, the Warwick, New York-based artist has been quietly putting out very good music, very sporadically, for the past year.  At only 20 years old, Dapperton feels like he’s coming into his own, catching the attention of music fans and fashion heads alike. His new EP, Yellow and Such, sounds like a dream—a dazzling display of layered production, ambient segues, and lyrics that resonate. It’s a four-song exploration of falling in love for the first time, an experience that shaped the maturity of his sound and caliber of work.

The muses of La Musa: Jorja Smith

19-year-old Jorja Smith has been writing songs since the the age of 11. She found inspiration in her hometown of Walsall, and the political and economic issues she faced. After graduating high school and moving to London, she self-released “Blue Lights”, her debut single, in 2016.  She has since released another single “Where Did I Go” in March of 2016. With comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith is sure to make waves with her strong lyricism.

Jorja Smith has won the Brit Awards 2018 Critics’ Choice award, putting her in the rarefied company of previous honorees Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

Hit of the week: Franz Ferdinand ‘Feel The Love Go’

Franz Ferdinand release ‘Feel The Love Go,‘ the new single to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album on Domino out Friday, February 9.

The track is accompanied by a video by acclaimed director Diane Martel (Miley Cyrus, Charlie XCX, Justin Timberlake). The video, shot while the band were in Los Angeles recently, has the feel of a public access TV religious show and sees frontman Alex Kapranos cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher.

Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.

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