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Divus Julius presents: Petite Noir

Petite Noir is the architect of Noirwave – a musical and cultural movement that draws creative energy from punk aesthetics and the fragmented identity of today’s African diaspora. The Congolese artist was born in Belgium, raised in South Africa, and is now based between London and Paris.

Petite Noir has released a couple of singles over the past few months (“Simple Things” featuring Theo Crocker and “Numbers”), and now he’s just released his second album called MotherFather.

The muses of La Musa: A.A. Williams

Released in July 2020, Forever Blue was the London-based singer-songwriter’s album debut, a brilliantly dramatic, unique and intimate walk on the dark side that fused bold and smouldering hues of post-rock and post-classical. By turns, it was glacial and volcanic, blissful and violent, through moments of disarming quiet and explosive volume, equally appealing to alt-rock and metal camps.

Now, ahead of the release of her new album ‘As The Moon Rests’ on 7th October on Bella Union, A.A. Williams is sharing her newest single ‘The Echo’.

Divus Julius presents: Honeyglaze

South London-based trio Honeyglaze are the latest band to work with Speedy Wunderground, the independent label helmed by Dan Carey that seem to cherry-pick the very best in upcoming bands. The likes of Black Midi, Squid and Black Country, New Road have all had releases on the label, whilst Carey has also worked with Fontaines D.C. amongst others.

They’re the next torch bearers fit for the post-punk that’s been dominating the South London scene they’ve begun to call home. Honeyglaze are a band who refuse to dwell on perfectionism, unafraid to showcase the rawest form of their sound. They have shared their self-titled debut album.

Productora de Pardals: HÆLOS

Mestre Bergman goes back to london to discover a brand new amazing band HÆLOS.: After working individually for a number of years, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith, and Lotti Benardout teamed up  to form new act HÆLOS. The electro-pop trio — who cite Massive Attack and Portishead as major influences — has now announced plans to release its debut EP: Earth Not Above is due out on June 1st through renowned indie label Matador Records.

According to a press release, the four-track collection “seems to map the long journey from desperation to relief, stress to sanctuary – the basic dynamic of all urban life.” “I guess at the heart of it we are always trying to capture that feeling you get at 5AM,” says Delaney. “Jamming with your friends after a night out, treading that fine line between darkness and euphoria, fear and love.” The EP features the previously released title track.

To mark the EP’s announcement, the band has unveiled its new cover of The Beloved’s late ’80s hit “The Sun Rising”. Much like HÆLOS’ own original material, the rendition plays out like a soundtrack fit for late-night debauchery and secret rendezvous, laced with dusty percussion and tempting harmonies.