Zoofan – Daughter
Seemingly inspired by the sunny, far away shores of California, Zoofan stay true to form with the first release from their upcoming EP, Part II. While the simmering synths still succeed in making us want to crack open the Pimms, Daughter possesses a keener edge than previous releases which folds in with a passion-fuelled chorus. The single will receive it’s debut live outing at the launch of TRASH Live, our exciting new monthly (free!) gig nights at the super cool Tamesis Dock.
Club Kuru – By The Windowpane
Bluesy psychedelia from the London based duo, washed in 60s and 70s influences, and one that fans of Tame Impala and the like will be all over.
Friendly Fires – Lack of Love
Chunkier than four Kit Kat Chunkies melted together, the first new taste of Friendly Fires music this year is an absolute bop in the most outrageous indie/dance way possible, and will no doubt be a highlight on their just announced Glastonbury 2019 slot.
Shiivers – Animalism
Merging 80s inspired synths with identity-inspired lyrics, Animalism is about “the insincerity of certain relationships and our addiction to dissecting other people’s lives in a cold and detached way,” and sort of gives an impression of what CHVRCHES might sound like fronted by Kate Bush, which is no bad thing at all.
SLO – Temporary Madness
With warm, familiar vocals in the same vein as Romy XX, but washed over with nods to 90s r’n’b production and the trip-hop tips of the hat from London Grammar, you’ve probably already guessed that this is a sublime, sophisticated gem.
Hannah Grace – The Bed You Made
Smokey vocals soar higher than our emotions in this soulful ballad which is lifted from Grace’s upcoming EP of the same name.
Firewoodisland – Storm
Alt-folk from Norway and Wales, Firewoodisland’s Storm is the sort of airy, atmospheric track you’d want to hear while walking through valleys and streams — which would work in Norway or Wales quite frankly. A stunning, stark anthem ahead of UK dates later this month.
Vaarwell – Deep
The Portuguese trio take a minimalist approach to their latest single where sweetly intimate vocals float above a sea of shimmering, atmospheric beats and dreamy synths. A dramatic change in gear to their usual indie-pop sounds.
Kap Bambino – Forever
French electro-punk duo Kap Bambino today reveal Forever, the second cut from upcoming fifth album, Dust, Fierce, Forever, and it’s a slow explosion of trance-like effects and raw, distorted vocals.
Buvette – In Real Life
Part electronic, Kraftwerk-like scene, part bass-lead pop banger, and just a sprinkling of the sort of vocal you might expect from Bryan Ferry, In Real Life (from EP Life) is a real life, textured treat for the ears.
Beoga – Matthew’s Daughter (feat. Devin Dawson)
Released in time for St Paddy’s day, this modern day Celtic love song will have you drunk-crying as you sing along after your fourth pint of Guinness.
Garden City Movement – Miss You (Under Shimokita Sky)
Vintage, 80’s inspired synths, poetic romanticism weaved throughout the lyrics and a touch of Japanese mysticism all combine forces to create a dreamy indie-pop track brimming with wide-eyed wonderment.
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