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.

 

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Bonobo – Kerala [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 

Simon Green, much better known as Bonobo, has just announced a new album, Migration, and shared the first single off it , titled “Kerala”. The LP (out January 13) is a follow-up to 2013’s The Norths Borders. It features some fine guests on it, including Rhye or Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker). So here’s something to look forward to in the new year!

The “Kerala” video was directed by Bison and it stars Gemma Arterton.

Migration tracklist:

01 Migration
02 Break Apart [ft. Rhye]
03 Outlier
04 Grains
05 Second Sun
06 Surface [ft. Nicole Miglis]
07 Bambro Koyo Ganda [ft. Innov Gnawa]
08 Kerala
09 Ontario
10 No Reason [ft. Nick Murphy]
11 7th Sevens
12 Figures

 

Róisín Murphy – Evil Eyes

Irish electropop artist Róisín Murphy just served us a new, self-directed video for “Evil Eyes”, off her recent album, Hairless Toys. It’s a fascinating and unpredictable clip, in which she acts as a hysterical woman. So full of personality. What a legend that woman is!

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! ❤

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Canadian musician Daniel Snaith, better known as Caribou, has just announced his new album, Our Love, which will be out on October 6th. Here is the first song from it, ‘Can’t Do Without You’. Subtle vocals go here perfectly with the melodic, bubbling synths. Lovely track which charmingly evolves along the way 🙂

Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Remix)

Check out this new Soul Clap remix of the UK singer Sam Smith (known mostly for the single ‘Latch’ – fruitful collaboration with Disclosure). Glorious balearic vibe, impressive vocals and dancey rhytm. This remake is way beyond good! I’ll stay with you, yes! ❤