Slowdive – Star Roving

Slowdive is back! The band from Reading, England, have just unleashed their first new song in the 22 years, “Star Roving”. And a new album is on the way later this year through Dead Oceans. On their Facebook page, Slowdive wrote:

When the band decided to get back together in 2014 we really wanted to make new music. It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash “Star Roving”. We really hope folks enjoy it, it’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started. 

Slowdive split in 1995, shortly after releasing their last album, Pygmalion. They came back together in 2014 for a summer world tour, and in 2016 they announced they were working on a new album.

 

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The xx – On Hold (Official Audio)

 

The xx have confirmed their new album is on its way and will be released January 13,2017 via Young Turks. It is titled I See You, and it has 10 songs on it. To make the news even more exciting, the duo dropped a new track, “On Hold”, which you can listen to above. The song features a sample from “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”, the 80s classic single by Hall and Oates.

“On hold” might be a bit of a surprise for The xx fans, as it sounds quite different to what the guys got us used to. It still floats between atmospheric electronica, dream pop and delicate indie rock though, so all seems to be in the right place.

 

Jamie xx – Loud Places (ft Romy)

What a happy Friday morning! Jamie xx has just shared a video for his latest (and how beautiful!) single ‘Loud Places’ (featuring The xx’s lovely Romy Madley Croft). The song forms part of his debut solo album, In Colour, (out June 1st). The LP will include his previous singles ‘Sleep Sound’, ‘Girl’ and some tracks recorded in collaboration with other artists like Four Tet or Young Thug. How delightful! ❤

Of Monsters and Men – Crystals (Lyric Video)

Good morning with some Icelandic freshness from Of Monsters and Men! After 4 years since their debut album, the band finally announced their new LP, Beneath the Skin (out June 9). And here’s a teaser – the first single off the album, ‘Crystals’ coming along with a lyric video. If you liked Me Head is an Animal, you won’t be disappointed. Indie pop just as you would expect  🙂

 

Django Django – First Light (Official Video)

 

My beloved British Django Django are finally back with the second album Born Under Saturn (out May 5th) and here’s the brand new video for the first released comeback single ‘First Light’. Not my favorite visuals, but the dynamic psychedelic tune surely makes up for  less important little flaws. Class!

alt-J – Every Other Freckle (Official Video – Girl / Boy)

 

English outfit alt-j have shared two videos for their new track ‘Every Other Freckle’ – the male and the female version. Not sure if the reason behind this has anything to do with gender equality, but the white cat definitely rocks. Watch both videos here.

Of Monsters and Men – New Lyric Videos

 

The Icelandic indie-folk outfit Of Monsters And Men have revealed three new lyric videos for their songs ‘Dirty Paws’, ‘King and Lionheart’ and ‘Mountain Sound’. And there will be more – the band promised to share 12 lyric videos for each track from their debut, extremely popular album, My Head is an Animal. So far they are not disappointing – the artistic “live paintings” perfectly correspond with the tune and lyrics. Beautiful!!

Stay tuned for more videos.

Kasabian – bumblebeee

 

Kasabian have shared the music video for ‘Bumblebeee’ from their new album 48:13 (out now). Furious dogs, flying drums and bleeding Sergio – that’s what you’ll see here. And you’ll hear a great song. Dope!!

 

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Baxter Dury – Pleasure

It’s been a long time since the last Baxter Dury’s releases. But the English musician finally comes back with a new single, ‘Pleasure’, which will appear on his upcoming album, It’s a Pleasure. A very relevant title, that’s all I’m saying 🙂

Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine

After an incredible success of their debut album, The Awesome Wave, the English outfit Alt-J now return with a new LP, This Is All Yours (out Sept 22). Listen to the first single off it, ‘Hunger of the Pine’, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing ‘I’m a female rebel’ from her ‘4×4’ song. Classic smoky tune.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel (UNKLE Reconstruction)

Ha! Bombay Bicycle Club’s single ‘Feel’ has just received a very decent remix from dance legends UNKLE. It’s only their second official remix in the last four years and it’s brilliant. Just one feeling, just one feeling: top tune!

And free download till 8pm today, so hurry up! 🙂

 

 

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The 2 Bears – Angel (Official Video)

British duo The 2 Bears have released a video for their new single ‘Angel (Touch Me)’, to be found on their forthcoming album The Night. The song itself with its very light, delicate beat could appear a bit boring, but the video is worth watching 🙂

KLAXONS – Show Me A Miracle

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Klaxons have just unveiled another single from their upcoming LP, Love Frequency (out June 16). ‘Show Me a Miracle’ follows already shared tracks ‘There Is No Other Time’ and ‘Children of the Sun’. Very different to the old Klaxons. Hm, would they actually need a miracle…?

Metronomy – Reservoir (Official Video)

Watch the new, animated Metronomy’s video for ‘Reservoir’ from their latest album, Love Letters. The cartoon was directed by Daniel Brereton. The abstraction of of the song and video quite reminds of another band’s hit, ‘The Look’ from The English Riviera LP.

 

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Austra – Habitat

Canadian electropop group Austra are back with a new EP Habitat and here is the title track from it. Very deep electronic tune, uplifting vibe and haunting vocals from Katie Stelmanis. Magic, magic!

The four-track EP will be released on June 17.

 

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Kasabian – eez-eh

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Wohoo! Long-awaited Kasabian’s album ’48:13′ will finally drop on June 9. The band have just released a video for their brand new single off it, ‘Eez-eh’. Check it out here. Gonna keep you up all night! Or day 🙂

Video was directed by Aitor Throup.

Wild Beasts – A Simple Beautiful Truth (Official Video)

Simply beautiful new video for ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ from the new Wild Beasts’ album Present Tense which is already out.

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Klaxons – There Is No Other Time

English indie rock band, Klaxons, have shared a video for their new catchy single ‘There Is No Other Time’. The visuals perfectly match dancey rhytm and melodic synths. Something tells me it will be a good disco anthem of this summer. The song will appear on Klaxons’ forthcoming LP Love Frequency which drops June 2nd.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel

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Quite surprising new video from Bombay Bicycle Club. Bollywood-themed ‘Feel’ comes from their new album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, out now. Maybe not the best song ever (well, this is already One Direction’s priviledge), but definitely respect for diversity in their creations.

 

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Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Official Audio)

She is unstoppable! Lykke Li has just unveiled another song ‘No Rest For The Wicked’. It appears on her forthcoming album ‘I Never Learn’ (out May 5th). Yes, she does learn I dare say.

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Friendly Fires & The Asphodells – Before Your Eyes

Very nice 8-minute long track from Friendly Fires in collaboration with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay (aka the Asphodells). ‘Before Your Eyes’ is the first single from the British band since their 2011’s Pala. Definitely more hypnotic and psychedelic than their previous productions, still very impressive though.

Milagres – The Black Table

Brooklyn-based indie rock band Milagres have just released their new album ‘Violent Light’. Here’s one of the tracks you’ll find there, ‘The Black Table’. Super cool song about love. And fabulous drum beat.

Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (Video)

Australian electronic band Cut Copy have recently shared a nice video for ‘We Are Explorers’ from their ‘Free Your Mind’ LP (out now). The video was made with 3D printed little green figures who are exploring the world in the darkness. Nice one.

FlicFlac & Bearson – Pictures Remix

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FlicFlac paired up with the Norwegian dj, Bearson, and here it is what it is: a lovely remix of ‘Pictures’ (originally by Benjamin Francis Leftwich). Very picturesque, indeed! + Free Download 🙂

Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht & Ariel Pink) – Called to Ring [Official Video]

New video for ‘Called to Ring’ by Jorge Elbrose – collaborative project of Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht. The song comes from the Mexican Summer Five Years Book & 10″. The video was directed by Elbrecht.

Wild Beasts – Sweet Spot (Official Audio)

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After ‘Wanderlust’ here’s the second single from Wild Beasts’ new LP (out Feb 24). ‘Sweet Spot’ is sweetly filled with oldskool synths and amazing, melancholic vocals.

Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways

The American singer Conor Oberst (known mostly from the indie band Bright Eyes) has just announced his new solo album ‘Upside Down Mountain’ (out May 20). Listen to ‘Hundreds of Ways’ off the upcoming LP. Nicely country ish.

The Notwist – Kong [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Another fantastic video, this time from the German electronic / indie rock band, the Notwist. ‘Kong’ is coming from their new album ‘Close to the Glass’ (out Feb 24).

The animated video is said to be “based on a true story that involved Marcus Acher and his family who got trapped in their home during an Ammer River flood in Weilheim, Germany. The young Acher was secretly hoping that a superhero would save his family as the waters rose around them.”

The clip was directed by Yu Sato and the illustrations were designed by Tim Divall.

Arctic Monkeys – All My Loving (Beatles cover) live

Last weekend Arctic Monkeys played Madison Square Garden in New York. Since it was also the 50th anniversary of when The Beatles showed up on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, Arctic Monkeys paid tribute to their British friends and covered ‘All My Loving’. Far from the legend, but there’s something about it.

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