On “Moon,” the new song from London’s ALASKALASKA, Lucinda Duarte-Holman sings about her identity and how it changes at certain times of the month thanks to good old human biology.
“Moon” is also the latest single from ALASKALASKA’s forthcoming debut album, The Dots. The album is due for release on May 3 via Marathon (also home to Courtney Barnett and POND in the band’s native U.K.).
Twenty-one-year-old revelation Omar Apollo just dropped his second single of 2019, following “Trouble” released in January. “Ashamed” showcases Omar’s songwriting and soul chops, thanks to a funky vamp featuring wah-wah guitar melodies and some Prince-meets-Parliament falsetto harmonies. The chorus is pure seduction, and will have you hooked.
After the release of the excellent tracks ‘Perla’ and ‘Foam’ last year, Glows begins his 2019 with the hazy new track ‘Passing Talk’.
Glows is the project of London-based producer GG Skips. The 21-year-old has spent the past few years running the promotions company Slow Dance and putting on early shows by artists such as Sorry, Goat Girl and Black Midi.
New track ‘Passing Talk’ however is a world away from his guitar-based beginnings, a track full of glitchy, meditative electronics.
There’s a new artist offering up fast-flowing intentionally-nonsensical lyrics over old school hip-hop beats. London-based Barny Fletcher is just 20 years old and though relatively new to rapping, he has already found himself signed to TAP, home of Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey, with a whole lot of music industry eyes fixed firmly on his progress. Having first showcased his skills on the eccentric DOUGH at the tail end of last year, he just followed up with Christ Flow, the first single from his forthcoming debut mixtape.
On May 10th, British trip-hop outfit HÆLOS are slated to drop their sophomore album, Any Random Kindness. Due out through Infectious, the follow-up to 2016’s Full Circlefinds Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, and Dom Goldsmith “experimenting” with new songwriting approaches.
The 11-track collection was produced with Orlando Leopard at Baltic Studios in East London, then mixed by Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals) alongside Marta Salongi (Björk). Its themes touch on modern society and its ills, including our current political landscape, climate change, and technology.
To coincide with the LP news, HÆLOS have broken off “Kyoto” as the lead single. Check out the atmospheric offering below via its official music video.
Foals are gearing up to release two albums this year, with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt 1 out March 8. They’ve just shared cinematic and funky first single, “Exits,” as well as the video which stars Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran on Game of Thrones) and Christa Théret.
They’ve also just announced a North American tour, which begins March 18 in Vancouver, and hits Portland, Seattle, Oakland, L.A., Las Vegas, NYC, Boston, Philly, Toronto and more.
The Argentinian newcomers Abc Dialect are turning up ‘The Heat’ with a brand new video for 2018 single ‘The Heat.’
It’s a head-bopper, body-popper right to the core, driven by a frankly delicious bassline and beat that’s drenched in groove by the dozen, as splashes of keys and soft stabs of guitar wash over the track like a disco wave. It’s effortlessly cool, and arguably made even icier by the fresh stylee oozing from the new accompanying reel.
Juxtaposing shots of the duo chilling out with mates in front of picturesque backdrops or off bowling (yep, bowling is definitely still cool) with psych-infused mirrored clips of the lads instrumentally doing their thang, it’s a vid that shows exactly what Abc Dialect are all about. Unadulterated, undeniable London style.