New track and reMix from Echoes

London’s SynthPop bright hopes Echoes , today, treat us all to a brand new track.

‘Thousand Suns’ is a beautiful ballad that is compelling and enveloping. Awash with Echoes, now trademark, mixture of melancholy and hope the epic seven minutes is an emotional journey of longing with a suitably uplifting conclusion as the beat kicks in. Narrative music, you gotta’ love it!

Echoes – Thousand Suns

Echoes have also recently wrapped up reMixing Matt & Kim’s new single ‘Block After Block’ giving the track a bit of a Balearic feel, perfect for sunrise moments. Artists who can convey emotion musically as well as Echoes are all to rare, we can’t wait for their first proper release.

♫ Matt & Kim – Block After Block (Echoes Club mix)

Matt & Kim’s ‘Block After Block’ is released 11th July on Different Recordings.

Check out Echoes music on SoundCloud.

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Echoes’ ‘Love Won’t Save You Now’

Things are shifting into overdrive at camp Echoes, the guys are putting the finishing touches to a very special début single release. Exciting stuff indeed.

In the meantime they have dropped a brand new track, ‘Love Won’t Save You Now’. An awesome compelling track, in itself single material, reminiscant of early 2000’s Swedish SynthPop with more contemporary Indie-Electro overtones. That’s right, there’s an Indie flavour to ‘Love Won’t Save You Now’ that gives the track an driving energy, propelling the track onward. This track is going to be amazing live!

You’ll notice there’s a few bands we feature fairly regularly here on electronic rumors, we love them all but there is probably a handful that I would be willing to bet my hard earned cash on that they are actually going to be big. Echoes are defiantly one of them.

Echoes – Love Won’t Save You Now

But it doesn’t stop there (I’m starting to wonder if Echoes ever sleep?), check this reMix they put together of Martin Solveig & Dragonette’s ‘Hello’, that’s how they get their bass heavy SynthPop on!

Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello (Echoes reMix)

Echoes are playing their début live show alongside Penguin Prison and Matt & Kim  on 23rd March at the Garage, London. Keep informed about Echoes happenings by ‘Likeing’ them on Facebook!

Echoes @ Facebook

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Kate Bush and Echoes create beautiful music

It sounds like exciting things are brewing over at Echoes HQ. Rumours (yes, I spell ‘rumours’ the English way when it’s not the website’s title…it’s a long story) of label interest, new singles, and live shows. All very hush hush, to quote them, they “need to get it right”, which is the best attitude to have. Still, doesn’t leave us any less eager for new tracks.

So, to tide you over in your wait for news check this epic reMix of Kate Bush’s ‘This Woman’s Work’. There are a lot of reMixes of this tune that get it so wrong. I have heard Trance versions that just make me angry and sad. Echoes treat the song with exactly the right balance of respect and innovation. They have made it sound contemporary and relevant without butchering it, and what emerges on the other side is a beautiful, majestic slice of ElectroPop.

Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work (Echoes reMix)

Echoes are playing their début live show alongside Penguin Prison and Matt & Kim  on 23rd March at the Garage, London.

Kate Bush @ Beatport

Kate Bush @ Juno

Kate Bush @ 7Digital

Kate Bush @ Amazon

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Echoes reMix The Joy Formidable

One of electronic rumors hot tips for 2011, SynthPop act Echoes, have dropped this beautiful reMix of Welsh Rock band The Joy Formidable’s forthcoming single ‘Austere’.

And what a sweeping epic they have created! The vocals on the original lend themselves perfectly to Echoes piano driven PowerPop track. There’s something of a mid-90’s dance saga about it but with a modern sensibility, weaving Electro leads in and out of the gathering momentum of the tune. It’s all pretty grandiose stuff!

The Joy Formidable – Austere (Echoes reMix)

‘Austere’ is released 14th January.

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The Joy Formidable @ 7Digital

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Echoes’ Footprints in the snow

We’re hoping 2011 holds big things for London ElectroPop act Echoes, they’re one of a handful of new bands in the UK who have the talent to take next year by storm. I really think the post-Little Boots/La Roux, post-HURTS, world is ready for this kind of smoother SynthPop.

The guys, full of X-Mas cheer, have recorded a festive tune for this holiday season and it’s proper X-Mas SynthPop stuff. Rousing and uplifting in sound but with a strain of melancholy in the lyrics, it’s got all the elements that an ElectroPop track should have at X-Mas. Bell like synths, tom driven beats, 80’s bassline, and the footprints in the snow imagery is pure genius. This is the kind of X-Mas song we want to hear, the kind of X-Mas song we miss.

Enjoy.

Echoes – Footprints

On a side note, I’m starting to wonder if the men of mystery have at least some kind of industry history or backing. Listening to the production on this track, either someone is throwing money at them or they really are that talented. Either way, they’ve giving you an X-Mas present, you are socially obliged to do the same, may I suggest a large helping of your Facebook love.

Echoes @ Facebook

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New track from Echoes!

The awesome Echoes have dropped a new track! Already showing a progression in their songwriting the London mystery newcomers.

‘It Goes On’ is powerful as hell. A sweeping epic of a song that is slick and well produced far beyond what you’d expect from a band just starting out. Mid-tempo, without ever truly becoming a ballad, yet wearing it’s 80’s Pop influence on it’s sleeve (‘It Goes On’ is the kind of thing Nik Kershaw would do in a ‘quieter moment’ (and I mean that positively!)) the track defiantly makes Echoes as one to watch, alongside the likes of Bright Light Bright Light and Monarchy, as the next generation of successful British electronic Pop.

Echoes – It Goes On

The video for the track, a nice contrasting journey between inner city living and a simpler life, was made by Astray Films.


Keep it locked to electronic rumors for a special reMix from Echoes soon, and while your waiting show them some of your very finest MySpace love.

Echoes @ MySpace

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Echoes

OK, we gave you a taster of Echoes last week with their ‘Ice Cold’ video, now we reckon the time has come to drop some of their music on you lot.

I’ve got no problem saying straight away that I’m pretty exited about this London based ElectroPop duo, the guys inform me that this is an exclusive, electronic rumors are the first (I expect, of many) blog to pick up on them, I hope they’ll remember us when they are famous!

The two friends got together to make music in November of 2009 and have spend the last 10 months in secret working on their craft the fruits of which are now starting to see the light. Shrouding themselves in mystery (for the time being), Echoes say they want the music to speak for itself and man, does it!

They’ve only released one original track so far, ‘Ice Cold’, and it’ll have you hooked. It’s quite a contradictory tune, awash with the melancholy of the traditional SynthPop of Depeche Mode and Ultravox et al, yet with the upbeat production of the best contemporary Electro. I want to say it’s a like a darker Dreamwave but I’m loathe to use the word Dark here, or sombre, or even gloomy because the track is too uplifting and, indeed, powerful. I suppose you could compare them to HURTS, not so much musically but in the sense that they make the pensive seem fun and danceable! Whatever they’ve done it’s they’ve nailed it. The track is, from a production point of view, some of the best ElectroPop that has crossed our path in a while.

Check out ‘Ice Cold’:

Echoes – Ice Cold

Right, on to the reMixes. I was gonna’ choose one, or two mixes to post here but I really couldn’t choose between them. I’d very loosely call all three Nu-Disco, but each displaying different styles and influences. And all three are of some of electronic rumors favourite artists too! Our Bristol gal Florrie’s ‘You Wanna’ Start Something’ gets a full on Piano driven Pop workout while they drop one of the best reMixes of The Good Natured, managing to turn it into an 8 minute hypnotic dancefloor epic without ruining the actual song (which some of the other reMixes kinda’ did). Finally Canadian keytar goddess LIGHTS’ ‘Second Go’ gets a proper Nu-Disco (in a Russ Chimes piano breakdown stylee) makeover with completely addictive results, reMix wise this is where Echoes truly shine.

Enjoy:

Florrie – You Wanna’ Start Something (Echoes reMix)

The Good Natured – Your Body Is a Machine (Echoes reMix)

LIGHTS – Second Go (Echoes reMix)

We wait with baited breath for more from Echoes, until then I suggest you give them some of your hard earned MySpace love.

Echoes @ MySpace

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Echoes’ ‘Ice Cold’ video

We are very exited about new band Echoes. ‘Nuff said.

We’re not gong to say much, there will be a proper post (choc full of awesome tunes) coming in the next few days but, impatient as we are, we couldn’t resist giving you lot a little taster.

So here is the dreamy video for Echoes’ track ‘Ice Cold’. Directed by Kristoffer Lundberg. It’s rainy summers day-tastic, and the song is that good!

Stay tuned fore more!

Echoes @ MySpace

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