The muses of La Musa: Clairo

Only few artists have had such a meteoric rise in recognition as the twenty year old bedroom pop singer Clairo.  In the past few months, Clairo has gone from an underground singer to a lo-fi pop sensation with millions of views on YouTube and thousands of followers on social media.

Clairo’s music is perfect precisely because it doesn’t go with anything: it’s sweet pop with guitars instead of bedroom electronic beats; it’s young and fresh without falling into urban clichés; it’s new but it makes you feel at home.

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Divus Julius presents: LUCIA

Originally starting life as the solo project of frontwoman Lucia Fairfull around five years ago, the singer soon realised that “having constant pals around you, cheering you on” was far more fun and thus was born Lucia, the band. Influenced by the strong women of the ’70s (Joan Jett, Debbie Harry et al) and grunge’s female protagonists, as well as more pop-leaning stars such as Lana Del Rey and classic girl group The Crystals, it’s in the way the group combine these influences with more cutting take downs of life’s harsher truths that sets them apart.

Hit of the week: Walt Disco ‘Past Tense’

Glasgow’s Walt Disco keeps getting better and better. Today, the captivating band is back to share their latest single, “Past Tense” via LA-based label IHC 1NFINTY. The new track finds the moody rockers at both their most epic and most vulnerable – while oozing their unmistakable and shimmering musical opulence.

“Past Tense” follows the goth anthem “Strange to Know Nothing,” and is also accompanied by the band’s first official visual, which was written and directed by IHC series creators Franki Chan & Jesus Antonio Rivera. Watch below.

Music by Bergman: Phum Viphurit

Armed with a penchant for witty lyrics, a knack for blending acoustic and electric sounds, and an intimate understanding of his Strymon Flint, Phum Viphurit is a prodiguous creator of dreamscapes. The Thai’s first indie pop-star  has found viral fame at home by channeling the breezy sounds of artists like Mac DeMarco.  23-year-old first burst on the scene in 2018 with his summery single Lover Boy, the music video for which has since garnered a jaw-dropping 40 million views on YouTube.

Larger than just an internet star now, the Thai singer-songwriter has been keeping busy touring the globe, spreading his brand of neo-soul cheer from Singapore to the United States. Taking some time out of his packed schedule, Phum will play tonight at La2 Apolo.

Introducing…The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks are a self-described four-piece indie band hailing from Sheffield, rocketing onto the alternative scene in October 2013 as an unsigned band with their debut EP First Bite of the Apple.

The chemistry from the Crook brothers is evident in their tight harmonies and sharp chord changes – their sound is similar to contemporaries Catfish and the Bottlemen, but their lyrics are far from the world-weary sound of more experienced artists.

The Sherlocks are going to release their second album this autumn. Titled ‘Under Your Sky’, it will be released on 4th October accompanied by a UK and Ireland headline tour that kicks off on the same day.

 

Divus Julius presents: Ladytron

With the passage of time, we have realized that Ladytron has been running for almost 20 years, and therefore they have stopped being that young Liverpool band that wanted to update the sound of synthetic pop – in the manner of mythical 80s groups  as The Human League– to become something better: the great synth-pop formation of its time, beyond the revivals and tributes. Ladytron have baggage, trajectory, important albums and hits, and their concerts have become increasingly rich and solid. Tonight at Razzmatazz they will present their new album Ladytron, the sixth already, and one of the most inspired of their long life.

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