Category Archives: Hit of The Week

Hit of the week: Apre ‘ All Yours’

London-based duo APRE have just unveiled their debut single All Yours, a captivating indie cut with infectious pop sensibilities. Lyrically the song captures the intensity of that point where you are ready to give yourself to someone entirely. Musically, too, APRE twist those most intimate moments into widescreen, alternative pop, drawing equal inspiration from the likes of Foals or Bombay Bicycle Club as red-blooded 80s pinups like Tears for Fears and ABC.

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Hit of the week: Beach House ‘Dark Spring’

Dream Pop duo Beach House have released a new video for the song “Dark Spring” a track taken off their upcoming7th album 7, which is set to be released via Sub Pop records on May 11th. The video, directed by Zia Anger is shot in stark black and white, with many of its shots and edits recalling classic film noir movies.

Musically speaking the song is a more uptempo affair, riding a bubbling synth line and an urgent drum pattern. As usual, the icy vocals of Victoria Legrand and the winding guitar work of Alex Scally take center stage, giving the song an epic sense of feel. They will visit Primavera Sound this next spring.

Hit of the week: Matt Maltese “Greatest Comedian”

Listening to Matt Maltese‘s music is like looking through an eclectic wardrobe, where vintage accessories sit happily next to brand new pink suits. You can hear the Leonard Cohen running through it, but you can also hear the more contemporary influences of the current booming South London scene at play.

The strength in his latest track “Greatest Comedian” is the striking and exceptionally clever songwriting, where Maltese is both a storyteller, narrating from the sidelines with sardonic aptitude, but also something of a hopeless romantic that sits at the heart of it all.

Hit of the week: Foster the People “Sit Next to Me”

Since their 2011 debut, TorchesFoster the People have been putting out alternative rock tracks with catchy hooks and danceable beats. However, if the singles they’ve released so far from their third studio album, Sacred Hearts Club, are any indication, that’s all about to change. The band dropped another new song , titled “Sit Next to Me,” and it continues to paint Sacred Hearts Club in the same colors that all of their most recent releases have. It’s a bright, uplifting, and shamelessly fun dance tune that finds equal inspiration in psychedelic 60s music and the most prominent pop trends of today.

Hit of the week: Thievery Corporation ‘Voyage Libre’

The electronic music group Thievery Corporation has been slowly breaking into fame over the years with their artistic style and divine vocals that seem to transcend listeners to another dimension.

Recently the crew dropped a music video for their first new single “Voyage Libre,” as a tease into their latest EP Treasures from the Temple, which follows their 2017 chart-topping album Temple of I & I.

The video which was directed by Tina Rivera, gives viewers a taste of the band’s early roots with a collection of original recordings and remixes from their time at Geejam Studios in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

The album which is comprised of 12 set tracks also features a ream of familiar vocalists such as Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Natalia Clavier, LouLou Ghelichkhani, and Notch.

Best known for incorporating different cultural sounds into their songs, the group infuses a mix of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, hip-hop, Brazilian, bossa nova, alongside their electric-synth beats of the club life that brought them together in the first place.

Hit of the week: Simian Mobile Disco “Caught In A Wave”

Simian Mobile Disco will release their fifth album Murmurations in the spring. In order to make the album, James Ford and Jas Shaw collaborated with the Deep Throat Choir, a collective based in London. The duo also teamed up with artists Kazim Rashid of ENDLESSLOVESHOW and Carri Munden.

Simian Mobile Disco present lead single “Caught In A Wave,” which comes accompanied by a video. This is the first of three videos James Pearson-Howe and Kiani Del Valle made for Murmurations,.