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!
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!
Watch the new video from Jessie Ware for ‘You and I (Forever)’ off her new album Tough Love. The clip shows the artist with her friends (including her husband Sam Burrows and Miguel) frisking in a photo booth. Perfectly synchronized with this lovely, graceful song. Oh Jessie, you never disappoint!
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Amason, quite mysterious outfit from Sweden, have premiered their new single ‘Duvan’ which is set to be out Oct 28. It’s a follow-up to released earlier this year ‘Ålen‘. Very promising, unique band, can’t wait to hear the next fruits of their collaboration! ❤
Some new stuff from Jamie XX, the track written while he was on tour with The XX last year and apparently felt a bit homesick for London life. The new steel-drum-based track is a bit heavier than previously shared ‘Sleep Sound’ or ‘Girl‘, but it definitely spreads some addictive “London” vibe around.
The video was directed by Rose Pilkington.
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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. ❤
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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Jamie xx (known as a producer from The xx), has shared his new track titled ‘Girl’ which comes along with a fantastic, abstract video. The hypnotic electronic song with an impressive bassline will be out as a single on May 5 and apart from ‘Girl’, you’ll also find there b-side track, ‘Sleep Sound’. Both are just excellent, pure quality!
New video from the quirky Swedish pop singer Elliphant. ‘Revolusion’ is her latest single to be found on her upcoming EP ‘Look Like You Love It’ (out April 1). Creepy, very Die Antwoord like. She definitely has a power though 🙂 + Free Download
One more reason to love Sweden: Amason. This great collaborative project features some of the best Scandinavian talents: Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Gustaf Ejstes of Dungen, Nils Törnqvist, Petter Winnberg of Little Majorette and Amanda Hollingby of Idiot Win. Watch the animated video for this supergroups’s latest single ‘Ålen’. Lovely track with angelic vocals.
The video was directed by Tobias Centerwall.
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.
Rudimental have just shared a great visual for their new single ‘Powerless’ featuring Becky Hill. It was shot in New York and tells the story of two identical twins, Deano & Scotty Burrell, who are professional boxers.
‘Powerless’ comes out 17th Feb as a sixth and final single from the platinum selling debut album ‘Home’ by the English quartet. The video was filmed and directed by David Edwards at Rattling Stick in New York.
Colorful disco-themed video for the new Kyla La Grange’s single ‘Cut Your Teeth’. A little bit clashing with her delicate, stunning voice, but overall nice imagery.
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
Another English female singer, Kyla La Grange, has shared a new single ‘Cut Your Teeth’. Amazing vocals and dreamy tune, beautiful!
The UK seems to be spoiling us with good music recently. Here’s the 2nd single from London based Dornik. A bit of shiny summer for the end of November 🙂 Thanks Dornik!
This is just a big WOW. The british band London Grammar have just released a new video for ‘Nightcall’ from their new album ‘If You Wait’. Amazing piece of art with stunning vocals from Hannah Reid. Would it be one of the most beautiful songs this year? I wouldn’t say no.
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 🙂