[Video] JBAG’s ‘Everybody (Come On)’

 

JBAG   Everybody  Come On   feat Shindu   Official Video    YouTube

London’s DiscoPop powerhouse production duo JBAG’s storming new single Everybody (Come On) is out now. The track features an enchanting mantra of a vocal performance from Chibi of Belgian ElectroPop outfit Shindu as Jerry and Andrea lay down some seriously thick beats and funk fuelled  vintage House. The bass alone is enough to shake you to the dancefloor.

Check out the brand new video, which we’re premièring right here, A simplistic affair proving you don’t need a budget or to be a great artist to make a video as it flashes in time to the JBAG’s monster tune and features a cast of superstars.

JBAG’s Everybody (Come On) is our now.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘No Pressure’

 

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We’ve got a feeling that there’ll be a few posts featuring new tracks from UK’s ElectroPop queen Little Boots in the run up to the release of her third full length album, Working Girl, next month, as she drip feeds us fresh material on her SoundCloud page. We’ve already been treated to the first single, Better In The Morning, and the album’s title track, and now Boot’s had unleashed the record’s second single, No Pressure. Give it a listen while you wait for that vinyl you pre-ordered (‘cos you did, didn’t you?) to drop.

No Pressure just adds to our excitement about the new record. Taking a different angle, again, from Better In The Morning’s avant-Pop and Working Girl’s UK House overtones No Pressure is a curiously enchanting mix of Chicago House, Synthwave (is Com Truise’s hand at play here?) and Deep House with a stripped back rawness to it. Over this heady mix of analog beats and droning synths comes an almost Balearic hook alongside Victoria’s impassioned vocal. It sees Little Boots is taking no prisoners on this new LP, ignoring rules and genres to deliver something truly her own.

♫ ♫ Little Boots – No Pressure

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Audio] Patchy’s ‘Wild 1′

 

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Two years on from her début album, Illuminators, London based ElectroPop songstress Patchy is still releasing some of the most interesting SynthPop in the capital. She’s just served up this brand new tune, titled Wild 1, on her SoundCloud page. We hope the weather’s good where you are, this is one tune that deserves sunshine and good times.

Wild 1 hits the ground running with some magnificent lush chords that glide into Patchy’s voice, full of personality. Played out over a surprisingly gentle beat, layered with shuffling hats and reverb drenched claps, Wild 1 weaves a rich tapestry of ringing synths and growling tones. Patchy’s introspective performance ties the track together with a deeply personal mood. We’re hoping there’s lots more coming from Patchy.

♫ Patchy – Wild 1

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Working Girl’

 

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Oh yeah. Little Boots, along with opening up the pre-orders for the vinyl of her eagerly anticipated third album, Working Girl, has dropped the records title track. Working Girl (the track) follows on from Better In the Morning to build up a picture of how this new full lengther will sound, and come across conceptually. Utilizing a slick mid-80s yuppie aesthetic to convey the empowerment of being her own boss (Working Girl comes out on Little Boots’ own On Repeat imprint) and her experience of the industry. It sounds like personal and insightful stuff, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s funky as hell.

Co-written with On Repeat artist Tom Aspaul and Grades, Working Girl show off a deeper groove that it’s predecessor. Easing you in with a silky smooth, undulating, hook and Victoria’s hushed vocals Working Girl soon escalates into a sublime mixture of UK Deep House and DiscoPop, cherry-picking the best of both. In fact, Working Girl feels like distilled Little Boots, encompassing everything we’ve grown to love about here over the past decade. Those hazy, yet catchy vocals, those warm club tones, that slightly left-field approach to a storming Pop tune. We can’t wait for the album.

♫ Little Boots – Working Girl

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Audio] Leo Kalyan’s ‘Fingertips’

 

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London based Future R&B noodler Leo Kalyan is gearing up for the release of his début proper EP later this month. After a string of well received singles and the Stranger mixtape Leo is ready for his première label release on Believe Records, to be titled Silver Linings. Both Annie Mac and Mista Jam have supported his tunes on Radio1 as we are sure they will this new one. It’s called Fingertips; check it out.

Kalyan weaves a laid back, almost Tropical, breezyness into his sound on Fingertips. An emotional rush of hazy synths and springy, rolling R&B beats which Kalyan makes his own with this typical heartfelt croon. A woozy groove with a big rush of a chorus, Fingertips is a sweet teaser for the forthcoming EP.

♫ Leo Kalyan – Fingertips

Leo Kalyan’s Silver Linings EP is released 29th July.

Check out more from Leo Kalyan on SoundCloud.

[Audio] TVÅ’s ‘Always Be’

 

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CSCN, Casine’s singles label, is going from strength to strength. It’s a really good idea for a sub label; keeping the artist development with Cascine and letting CSCN just be a celebration of songs that they love. This time it’s Swedish duo TVÅ who get some CSCN love. Their single, Always Be (backed with Keep Me A Secret) gets a single release. Prepare for some ScandiPop goodness.

This brother and sister pairing have come up with a couple of beautiful and lush SynthPop tunes. Always Be is a glistening, gentle array of tundra synths. Turning icy elements into a warm and inviting whole, TVÅ deliver a tune that swirls around you and wraps you in it;s emotional depths. Incredibly understated, Always Be incorporates sparse drums and distant keys into a track that sounds full as the biggest production. Sublime stuff.

♫ TVÅ – Always Be

TVÅ’s Always Be is out now.

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[Video] Cardboard Foxes’ ‘Forever’

 

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North London outfit Cardboard Foxes’ soon-to-be-released, Minerva featuring, single Forever has been doing it ‘round these parts since the sun has come out. Ahead of the tracks’ release the Foxes have dropped a brand new video. Peep this.

For such a buoyant track, the video (shot by Crooked House Films) is quite moody. But a stylish moody. There’s a lot of choreography that seems to play again troubled relationships. Or something, we’re not great at interpreting videos. Looks nice though.

Cardboard Foxes’ Forever is released 29th June.

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[Video] Little Boots’ ‘Better In The Morning’

 

Little Boots   Better In The Morning  Official Music Video    YouTube

The first single from  the chairwoman of the board, Little Boots’, soon to be released third album, Working Girl, can now be presented in it’s fresh video glory. Better In The Morning is the epitome of catchy, quirky, ElectroPop and the video suits it well.

The clip, directed by Nova Dando, is a GIF ready hangover remedy; where Victoria continues her favouritism for still, snapshot, camera work and 80s yuppie styling.

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Audio] HURTS’ ‘Some Kind Of Heaven’

 

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We’ve got no idea what’s going on with HURTS anymore. So, when they emerged, rising from the ashes of Daggers, with the Wonderful Life single it was like a shining beacon of hope for enigmatic British SynthPop. A mantle they more than lived up to with their début album Happiness. All their tongue-in-cheek Berlin posturing and bombastic, emotional dark SynthPop went out the window, however, with their sophomore album cycle. Exile, and it’s accompanying singles and live shows, was Rock posturing at it’s worse. Clichéd Electro-Rock and tired Goth imagery practically ruined everything that went before it. Once we saw Theo high-kick and attempt to head bang his slicked back hair onstage, without a hint of irony, we knew it was all over for our love of HURTS. And then this happened.  From no-where HURTS have released a brand new single, presumably the first from their forthcoming third album. It’s called Some Kind Of Heaven and it’s nothing like Exile whatsoever; and it’s nothing like Happiness either.

Wielding a strong 90s Indie vibe, Some Kind Of Heaven is all shuffling Indie breaks, big hooks and sing-along vocals. Anthemic in that particular way that HURTS do best, Some Kind Of Heaven doesn’t hark back to the brooding SynthPop for their first record, but eschews the chugging guitar and hackneyed edginess of the second. It’s an entirely new beats and one that, if they keep up sounding like this, bodes well for the forthcoming record. It’s majestic, catchy, and passionate as we’d expect from pre-Exile HURTS, but more than anything there is a return to that sense of fun too. We are tentatively, nervously, hopeful for the future of HURTS.

♫ HURTS – Some Kind Of Heaven

HURTS’ Some Kind Of Heaven is out now.

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[Audio] Tear Council’s ‘My Car’

 

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The shaping-up-to-be-utterly-amazing new project from ex-Van She man Matt Van Schie and ex-Van She man Touch Sensitive; Tear Council have offered up another new tune for us. My Car follows on from the duo’s début single Anywhere, and continues in a similar vein. While we were writing this post we wondered what happened to Tomek, Matt, Michael and Nicky have done loads of post-Van She stuff but Tomek is barely heard from. Well, Tomek is now a furniture designer. So that happened.

Anyway…My Car glides out of the speakers in that breezy Van She manner we’re all used to. Low key and subtly smooth, My Car blends easy going basslines and relaxed Disco beats with a cheeky vocal that doesn’t take itself to seriously. The waves of summer evening synths that roll over the track capture a carefree mood and are the icing on the nostalgic cake. Pure sunshine bliss.

♫ Tear Council – My Car

Tear Council’s My Car is out now.

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