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

 

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Austra – Utopia (Official Video)

 

Toronto-based electronic outfit Austra have just announced their third album, Future Politics, to be released early next year. It will be a follow-up to 2013’s LP Olympia and 2014’s EP, Habitat. In addition to this great news, the recording project led by Katie Stelmanis has also shared a minimalistic, yet absorbing new video for the first single from the album, “Utopia”.

On their Facebook page, Stelmanis said: “Each person’s fantasy of the future is valid and possible and one should never feel like their imaginations can’t become the truth. I’ve written new music while following this path and am completely terrified (partially excited) to share it with you.”

Future Politics will be released January 20 with the following tracklist:

1. We Were Alive
2. Future Politics
3. Utopia
4. I’m A Monster
5. I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
6. Angel In Your Eye
7. Freepower
8. Gaia
9. Beyond A Mortal

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Fair Weather Friends – Love Won`t Make It Easier (Official Music Video)

 

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.

 

Okkervil River – Okkervil River R.I.P. (Official Video)

 

Okkervil River, Texas rock band led by Will Sheff, have just released a brand new video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.” from their forthcoming album, Away. The idea for the clip is quite unusual: Sheff buries himself to visualise the lyrics of the song – an elegy to the band’s past years. In the statement about the new album the singer reflected on the difficult time the band has been through:

2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the Okkervil River backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time sitting in hospice with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write as many as possible as quickly as possible. I wasn’t thinking about any kind of end product; the idea was just to write through what I was feeling, quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.

The beautiful clip perfectly illustrates the emotional, contemplative mellow ballad. The video was written and directed by Sheff and beside himself, it also features actor Tim Blake Nelson as a priest.

Away will be released 9th September via ATO Records. 

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Faith No More – Sunny Side Up (Official Video)

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!

Blur – There Are Too Many of Us

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.

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!

Jessie Ware – Champagne Kisses

 

Now, clearly I’m biased, but couldn’t help but share the new Jessie Ware’s video. This time it’s ‘Champagne Kisses’, another gem from her stunning album, Tough Love.  Nice colorful visuals and the vocals, of course, can’t go any better. Simple, beautiful ❤

 

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Jessie Ware – You & I (Forever)

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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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Pink Floyd – Louder Than Words

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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!

 

DIE ANTWOORD – UGLY BOY

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South African rap-rave duo Die Antwoord have just shared a new video for ‘Ugly Boy’ from their latest album Donker Mag. Apart from Ninja and Yo-Landi-Vi$$er, the creepy video features an array of cameos including Marilyn Manson, Flea, Jack Black, Dita Von Teese, The ATL twins and Cara Delevingne. Too bad it’s already post Halloween!

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.

Alex Metric (feat. Stefan Storm) – Heart Weighs A Ton (Official Video)

What a heartwarming new video from Alex Metric for his latest single ‘Heart Weighs A Ton’! It shows how a 60-year-old man called Glenn Bruno managed to fullfill his dream of being a performer. Admirable. And don’t get fooled by the “heavy” title, the tune is actually very uplifting (Alex Metric, after all)!

Iamamiwhoami – tap your glass

 

Oh my, oh my!! Iamamiwhoami and her new tune ‘Tap Your Glass’ are both just all sorts of amazing! Beautiful, mystical dream pop at its finest. And obviously a lot of water in the video to make to “Joanna Style”. Can’t go wrong.

 

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Pional – It’s All Over (Official Video)

 

Watch this brilliant video just released by Pional for his ‘It’s All Over’ track. The animated drama was directed by Manson and is based on the Spanish youth culture in the early 90s. Great video and what a tune!!

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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Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough (Official Video)

Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, has just shared a video for the sweet ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ from his latest album, Cupid Deluxe (out now). It was directed by Gia Coppola and features Hynes dancing charismatically among some nice ladies (well, charismatic too) . Lovely, oldskool disco-soul-funk fusion!

Anna Calvi, David Byrne – Strange Weather (Official Video)

English singer Anna Calvi and David Byrne (Talking Heads) teamed up to record a cover of ‘Strange Weather’, originally by Keren Ann. The song will be released on 14th July as a part of the 5 track covers EP, produced by Thomas Bartlett, who previously collaborated with bands such as The National i Antony and the Johnsons. Haunting cover and you will definitely hear strong Anna Calvi’s influence here.

 

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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 🙂

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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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.

tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain (Official Video)

Known for her nonconventional, freaky videos tUnE-yArDs, doesn’t disappoint this time either. Watch here the new, colorful clip for ‘Water Fountain’ from her upcoming album Nikki Nack (out May 6). Very creative girl, no doubt about it 🙂

London Grammar – Sights (Official Video)

UK trio London Grammar have shared a new music video for their beautiful track ‘Sights’, which will be out as a single on June 1. At first glance the clip shows Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dot Major performing live, but there’s a little twist at the end. Very intimate scenery for very emotional song.

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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.

Alexis Taylor – Elvis Has Left The Building (Lyric Video)

Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip is about to release his new solo album, Await Barbarians, on June 10. Here’s the first glimpse of it, ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’. Very soothing song with a nice lyric video if you want to sing along 🙂

Camden Cox – Kinda Like (Official Video)

Check out this London-based rising electronic singer. Camden Cox has just released a video for her ‘Kinda Like’ track which is her first song running online. At first glance her music seems to share the common ground with artists like AlunaGeorge, Grimes, BANKS or Disclosure. Very promising girl. Kinda like her.

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Thee Oh Sees – The Lens (Official Video)

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San Francisco-based Thee Oh Sees have unveiled not-surprisingly psychedelic, animated video for ‘The Lens’ from their upcoming record ‘Drop’ (out April 19). Surreal visuals perfectly go together with classic, orchestral bassline and soft vocals. Good one!

The video was created by Alex Theodoropulos.