The Killers have shared their new single ‘boy’. The group’s previous album ‘Pressure Machine’ became a critically lauded hit, propelled by Brandon Flowers’ desire to document the travails of small-town American life. Hitting the road, The Killers then completed a massive stadium-filling tour, entertaining 400,000 fans on a run of sold out UK shows.
The London-based duo, comprised of Emmet and Angelia, savour simplicity in a euphoric re-introduction to their music that captures the sentiment of post-lockdown life.
Following the immense viral success of “Best First Year”, a spookily prophetic single released on the cliff edge of normality in 2019, STRABE re-emerge with “Life On Pause”. Their first release this decade, it’s a melancholy-tinged reflection of the fleeting experience of youth, that sees the band subvert the notion of living fast, instead seeking to scavenge for beauty in the mundanity.
What makes Al Green so unique as a soul singer is that he’s not a belter – he sings like he’s holding something back, like he’s trying to get you to come in closer. That’s a key component of his most seductive songs, like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Take Me to the River,” the latter of which became a hit for David Byrne and the Talking Heads. Smartly, the Talking Heads’ cover keeps the original’s light touch, paring away anything that could get in the way of the song’s slinky groove.
Lil Silva is an incredibly diverse, ever-changing artist. A producer whose talent knows no bounds, holding production and writing credits for artists like Adele and Mark Ronson, Silva’s solo project comes from the deepest part of his soul, and it shows. His latest offering and debut album, Yesterday Is Heavy, is a splendid showcase of the multiple styles and genres within which he flourishes.
Blue States are an electronica/dream pop band headed up by Andy Dragazis. The band has been active since 1997 and is still producing music out of Sussex, England as of 2005. A track from their 2002 album “Man Mountain”, “Season Song”, appeared on the to the British horror film, “28 Days Later”.
Johanna Warren has put out some amazing albums over the last decade and has moved from dark folk to a fuller rock sound over that time. Her new single “I’d Be Orange” is possibly her most alt-pop single to date. Going full tilt prime MTV 90’s alt-pop, the electroacoustic rock number is about masochism and martyrdom in pop culture and the things people do in the quest for fame. It’s taken from the forthcoming album “Lessons for Mutants” which is due for release on the 7th of October.
The Big Pink are an indie electronic rock band from London, England, UK. Their sound features heavy incorporation of shoegaze and noise pop elements, and also exerts a dualistic nature, pairing commercial pop with experimental tendencies (a style earning them comparisons to acts like M83 and School of Seven Bells)
Over the past couple months, The Big Pink have revved up again with new singles “No Angels” and “Love Spins On Its Axis.” Now, the UK group is announcing its first album in a decade, The Love That’s Ours, which is out in October.