Long, long, long overdue new single from Fair Weather Friends is finally out, and is accompanied with a video full of summer and positive energy. ‘Love Won’t Make It Easier’ is said to be introducing a second LP by the Polish electropop band, however no details have yet been released.
If you liked Fair Weather Friends’s first album, Hurricane Days, and songs like ‘Fake Love’, or the older classic, ‘Fortune Player’, you will be delighted to hear they haven’t dropped in quality one bit. Seamless combination of synthesizers, guitars, drums and a catchy melody, again proves to be more than enough for a successful dance tune.
The video also fits perfectly with the summery climate of the song. The band members are cycling through the French Riviera and the Alps in Austria. They decided to take up the challenge and test their skills on the Tour de France route – successfully! The video was shot by Mariusz Rychłowski and it’s dedicated to Eddy Merckx, one of the greatest bicycle racers of all time.
*Fair Weather Friends – electropop, dance band from Poland, set up in 2011. After releasing their first EP, Eclectic Pixels (2012), they quickly became associated with alternative music which links modern electronic sounds and some old school dance tunes from 70s and 80s. Band members: Mateusz Zegan, Michał Maślak, Maciek Bywalec, Paweł Cyz.
Yet again Faith No More are proving that ageing is for losers. The video for “Sunny Side Up”, the 3rd single off their new album , Sol Invictus, is just a great combination of creativity, sarcasm and fun. Our metal guys get “older” and perform in a “boring” retirement home… See how it goes!
Soul singer Bobby Caldwell and producer Jack Splash just teamed up to create a really cool duo, with a really cool name, Cool Uncle. And what’s even more cool here is their new single, Break Away, with some lovely contribution from Jessie Ware. The full album will be out November 13 and I’m pretty convinced it will be f*cking cool!
So, Kamp! is back and it seems to be a strong comeback. The Polish electronic trio has just shared the first single off their new LP, but you can already feel the smooth, melodic synthpop vibe, which has become some sort of their trademark by now. The guys are also going on tour, and unofficially yet, but apparently will be back in Dublin in December. Hoorrraaay! No need to be kind, but that’s actually very kind!
Long time no hear from Cyril Hahn, but here he is! The freshly released song was created together with a producer Joel Ford. It’s a first single from Hahn’s new EP, and accordingly it’s called “Last”. Have a listen!
Hot stuff from Hot Chip to brighten up this gloomy morning! The band have shared another song from their upcoming album, Why Make Sense? (out May 18). ‘Need You Now’ comes along with a cool, time-bending and surreal video in which Alexis Taylor is chasing his other self. Deep, but still very light and dancey electronic tune, absolutely fantastic!
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! ❤
Oh, there they are! Blur, yes, Blur with their new, yes, new song! ‘There Are Too Many Of Us’ is the second released single off their upcoming, long, long-awaited album, The Magic Whip (out 27 April). Mild, tender, nearly metaphysical – sounds like the album will be a very nice step out of britpop into some space, alternative rock.
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 🙂
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!
So, here comes Thom Yorke with a fantastic end-of-the-year present. Radiohead frontman shared a new single ‘Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry’ from his most recent album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (releasing on Bandcamp via a pay-what-you-wish model). As we could easily expect, the song perfectly combines chilly electronic beats with dreamy, calm vocals, building the story up throughout. Genius!
Pink Floyd have released the video for ‘Louder Than Words’ from their new LP, The Endless River. This closing track is the only one with a vocal and lyrics on the instrumental album and most likely it’s the last song the band ever recorded. The surreal video directed by Po Powell mixes the footage shot at the Aral Sea between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with black-and-white images of the band recording in the studio. Must hear, must watch, must remember!
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.
British pop soul singer Jessie Ware is making a really nice comeback by premiering her brand new, beautiful single ‘Tough Love’. It’s the first track that will appear on her second, yet untitled, album which is expected to be out later this year. And based on ‘Tough Love’ chances are it will repeat the success of her debut LP, Devotion, which included gems like Wildest Moments’, ‘Running’ and ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’. Definitely something to be looking forward to. ❤
As a follow-up to his well received album ‘Nonfiction’, The Range (James Hinton), is back now. ‘Slow Build’ is opening his new EP (out March 24) with some lovely minimalist beats.
After 2 years since a great success of her last LP (‘Wounded Rhymes’), Swedish singer Lykke Li, announced her new album, ‘I Never Learn’, to be released on May 5. Here’s a little teaser 🙂
Those girls, first they were asking not to save them, now they want to change somebody’s mind… Sisters from Haim have just shared the video for ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ from their recent album ‘Days Are Gone’. It was directed by Warren Fu, known for collaboration with Daft Punk.
Psychedelic, vintage ‘Love Letters’ is the second single from the new Metronomy’s album with the same title. The longplay, which features also ‘I’m Aquarius’, will be out on March 7th.
Damon Albarn’s first solo album ‘Everyday Robots’ is coming out 28th April and here is the video for the lead single and title track. The new album is said to be the most autobiographical record made yet by Albarn. The English musician, mostly known as a frontman of Blur, also invited to collaboration guests like Brian Eno and Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes).
The video was directed by the artist and designer Aitor Throup and edited by Giorgio Gremigni (The Butchers).
Here’s also the LP’s track list:
1) Everyday Robots
3) Lonely Press Play
4) Mr Tembo
6) The Selfish Giant
7) You And Me
8) Hollow Ponds
9) Seven High
10) Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11) The History Of A Cheating Heart
12) Heavy Seas Of Love
Bruce Sprinsgsteen is just about to release his new album (Jan 14th), titled ‘High Hopes’. It’s a compilation of material recorded over the past years and never published before, including the cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’. It also features great contributions from Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Clarence Clemons (aka The Big Man).
Listen the title track ‘High Hopes’ here and stream the full LP on the website for the television show ‘The Good Wife‘ (the Jan 12th episode will feature 3 songs from the album: ‘High Hopes’, ‘Hunter of Invisible Game’ and ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’).
Lily Allen strikes again. Her new video, “Hard Out Here” has only been released yesterday, but already raised a lot of controversy. British singer has been accused of racism because the backing dancers in the video are black. Well, not all of them, but most. Allen already replied to the criticism saying: “It has nothing to do with race, at all.”
Check her new video out!
So, here it is! The full (long awaited!) album by Metronomy, “Love Letters” is to be released on March 10th 2014, but the first single from it, “I’m Aquarius” is already out. Definitely worth a listen 🙂
Beautiful song from the new Broken Bells album “After the Disco” which is out on January 14th 2014. Definitely something to keep an eye on!