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Hit of the week: Alien Tango ’Heavenly’

Packed full of raw passion and talent, the whimsical bedroom pop sweetheart Alberto Garcia (AKA Alien Tango) is one to watch out for in 2020. Raised in Murica, Spain and currently based in London, Alien Tango brings you some of the grooviest and tantalising DIY tunes.

Influenced by the likes of Foxygen, MGMT, Hinds, Alien Tango is just about one of the wildest and most mischievous oddballs in the DIY music scene. His latest single ’Heavenly’ is pure bliss.

Music by Bergman: The Avalanches

The Avalanches‘ acclaimed debut album Since I Left You is composed almost entirely of samples from other records — but there’s nothing lazy or unimaginative about their approach to recording…

Few records managed to capture the dizzy rush of the cut-and-paste aesthetic as succinctly as The Avalanches‘ Since I Left You. With its immaculately sewn patchwork of found sounds and gussied-up rhythms, the Australian duo’s charming debut seduced almost anyone who came near it.

Entitled ‘Running Red Lights’, The Avalanches new track features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, LA-based artist and Pink Siifu. Last month, the electronic group also shared a new track with Blood Orange, AKA Dev Hynes, ‘We Will Always Love You’. It was the first new music since 2017, when The Avalanches revealed that they had begun work on a new album following the release of 2016’s ‘Wildflower’. That album is expected to drop later this year.

Introducing…Lebanon Hanover

Lebanon Hanover an ice cold reply to the alienated world coming from two warm beating hearts. The duo of Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline appear as true romantics of the modern age,
admiring William Wordsworth, fascinated by the beauty of art nouveau aesthetics, exploring British seashores and forests at night as well as inspired by the urbanism of Berlin.
Lebanon Hanover, heroes of dark and tortured pop, aka cold wave. Their last album ‘Let Them Be Alien’ was released in 2018.

 

 

4Ever Songs: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Red Right Hand”

“It’s a song that has fairly humble beginnings,” remembers Mick Harvey, guitarist and co-founder of the Bad Seeds, (who is also credited as co-writer of “Red Right Hand” along with Cave and drummer Thomas Wydler). “Much of it came from a jam we were working on when we writing songs for our album ‘Let Love In’ (released in 1994).”

Nick Cave didn’t think much of the song’s repeating groove at first, but was persuaded to reconsider by his band, and eventually wrote lyrics about a shadowy, alluring, and manipulative figure, stalking the land and striking a combination of fear and awe everywhere he goes. He’s seemingly part deity, part demon. Aside from alluding to the phrase “red right hand,” taken from John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost,” Cave has never revealed who this figure is.

“Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight tells that original idea was to use “Red Right Hand” in the show’s first episode, but he installed it as the theme because it fit the characters, settings, and subplots perfectly.

The muses of La Musa: Myrkur

Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Myrkur (a.k.a. Amalie Bruun) has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, “Folkesange”.  “Folkesange” relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect.

Divus Julius presents: Happyness

Happiness is a great feeling; Happyness is a great band. The South London trio specializes in lush-yet-breezy indie rock that conjures all sorts of wistful feelings then takes the piss out of them with wry puns and punchlines. Think of it as Sparklehorse’s mournful dream-pop pocket symphonies infused with Pavement’s winking ironic sensibility, or Yo La Tengo if their public sense of humor seeped into their records more often.

Happyness are set to release new album ‘Floatr’ in May, they have shared some tasters such as ‘Vegetable’ or ‘Seeing Eye Dog’. It’s the now-duo’s first new material in three years, but also their first since drummer Ash Kenazi began incorporating his drag into the band.