Hit of The Week: CHVRCHES “How Not to Drown” 

Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES are releasing a new album, Screen Violence, on August 27 via Glassnote. On Tuesday they shared a new song from it, “How Not to Drown,” which features Robert Smith of The Cure. Now the band has shared a video for the song. The atmospheric video features both the band and Smith. Scott Kiernan directed the video. 

Music by Bergman: NiNE8

NiNE8 are music industry misfits. Since banding together nearly six years ago, the London-based collective, comprised of eight uber-talented late teens and twenty-somethings, has been perfecting its DIY sound.

With a series of alt hip-hop releases and sleek production in their arsenal, NiNE8 have gone from music college pals who liked to jam, to international names found jetting to studios in Los Angeles and winning adoration from the likes of Clairo and pop queen Billie Eilish.

NiNE8 was co-founded by rapper and visual artist Lava La Rue in 2014.  La Rue met Biig Piig in music class in college when they were both just 16. Piig is known for her soft vocals, switching between English and Spanish at lightning speed. Also in that music class: Lloyd, aka Mac Wetha, a beatmaker and producer who has worked on solo tracks for Piig.

19-year-old MC and vocalist Nayana IZ first saw La Rue perform at a Grenfell fundraiser, before introducing herself. Then we have rappers, LorenzoRSV, known for his grittier style; Bone Slim, the masked storyteller; Nige, aka DJ Sukha, and model, MC and producer L!BAAN.

Best Covers: Fousheé ‘Enjoy The Silence’

Recorded for H&M’s new summer campaign, Find The Strength In Silence, genre-blurring artist Fousheé has shared a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘enjoy the silence’!

Alongside the cover, she’s also confirmed that her debut project ‘Time Machine’ will be arriving on 4th June, describing it as “a time travel through memories, thoughts, emotions, experiences and what she sees for the prospective future”.

Introducing…Sacramento

Sacramento is Italian dreamboat Steve Fileti. Hailing from the shores of Sicily with a peculiar West Coast attitude.
Few times associated to indie artists such as Mac DeMarco, Ariel Pink, Yellow Days, Connan Mockasin and few others, Sacramento results in a blend of synth pop with an easygoing and sexy vibe. 

His latest song ‘Mama’ is a laid back, lightly psychedelic jam of a song, light on the lyrics but heavy on the ambience

4Ever Songs: Jet “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” 

“Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is a song by the Australian garage rock band Jet. It was the first and lead single from their debut record Get Born, which was released in 2003. Upon the release, the song hit number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks. The song was voted number 1 in the Triple J Hottest 100 list in 2003, and is regarded as the band’s signature song.

The muses of La Musa: Kate Nash

The British singer-songwriter Kate Nash had an early rise to fame, winning prestigious awards and scaling charts at 20. Nearly a decade after her introduction to the spotlight, she still has her passion for performing, but her ambitions have become modest. The film’s ho-hum concert footage shows that her venues are small, her lyrics plain and her costumes have a do-it-yourself charm.

 Kate Nash has premiered “Misery” her first new music since 2019. The Brit-pop with an indie edge superstar has also released the quirky video to accompany the sweet and fun track of despair.

Divus Julius presents: Wasuremono

Wasuremono is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist William Southward, who meticulously creates and records the music in his shed studio. Initially a solo project, William enlisted friends, Madelaine Ryan, and siblings Isaac and Phoebe Phillips, to complete the live band. The atmospheric pop songs filled with four part harmonies, layers of warm fuzzy synths and soundscapes, have hooky melodies and are led by Williams distinctive songwriting and vocals which soar from a warm baritone to full falsetto. In Japanese, the word “wasuremono” describes something forgotten or left behind.

Today, Wasuremono’s sound has evolved in synchrony with what sensorially deprived music lovers need: heart-tugging, joyous, oddball pop. The band’s third album, Let’s Talk, Pt. 1, has just been released.

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