Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Canadian electro duo Humans release latest enthralling, indie-dance infused LP 'Going Late'

Canadian indie-electro duo HUMANS have just released their thrilling brand new LP, Going Late on 16th November via Haven Sounds. Following a few singles the band had premiered ahead of the album's release, the first 'Still About You' has met critical acclaim, receiving extensive radio support and is currently sitting at #5 on CBC Radio 3. The band then released ‘Going Late’, and ‘Breakfast With Liz’ - which received an award for Best Music Video at the Leo Awards 2018.

Having received vast support from the likes of COMPLEX, CLASH Magazine, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Earmilk, Magnetic Mag and more, Humans have captured the hearts of many, furthering their dizzying, infectious sound and appearing at acclaimed festivals including SXSW, Coachella, The Great Escape, CMJ, Mad Decent Block Party, Beach Goth Festival and more, as well as touring and performing alongside reputable acts such as Flight Facilities, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Sleepy Tom, Sweater Beats, Young Empires and many more.

The new LP Going Late was created with the help of Nik Kozub, featuring Grammy-winning producer Carlos De La Garza on track ‘Still About You’, as well as recruiting Vancouver-based hip-hop artist So Loki on vocals for the track ‘RUN’.

Humans twist and contort their way through innovation throughout Going Late, the band's latest venture into innovative resonance. "Felony" is a groove-fuelled bouncing disco-esque danceable, lush vocals, driving bass pulsations, hard hitting synth work, concise beats and percussive textures push the limits to the ends of the Earth. The album's title track "Going Late" clocking in at just over 10 minutes in length, is soulful escape; intimate vocals sit atop funk-inspired instrumentation, solid basslines and well crafted production techniques are the essence to this journey through neon-lit cityscapes, as "Years" arguably represents its polar opposite; immersive textures all drenched in ambient bliss before erupting into an engaging jungle style drum section. "Water Water" is an atmospheric, anthemic electro-pop body-moving, foot-tapping nod to minimal techno and house, glistening in kaleidoscopic auras and setting the tone for the rest of the album's enthralling experience.

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Monday, 26 November 2018

Self-aware 90's-infused indie-pop from UK rising star Fauness: 'Sixteen'

London-based rising-star Fauness has just shared her latest single, an anthemic indie-pop offering with a delectably rebellious edge: 'Sixteen'. The track is just a taste of what's to come on the newcomer's upcoming 'Toxic Femininity' EP, which is slated for released on Jam City’s new label Earthly Records.

The track is wonderfully self-reflective ode to oneself as a young woman. The RnB influences ooze through Fauness' confident delivery, and the message that this young and talented musician pushes forward is one that is truly relatable and that needs to be voiced.

Fauness explains, "Ageing is usually presented as a tragic process to be fought at all costs, a phase when we become uglier, unhappier and increasingly invisible," which she deals with in her infectious new single.

Listen to 'Sixteen' by Fauness, below.

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South African alt-pop group Twin Weaver release mesmerising EP, 'Wisdom Teeth'

Four-piece alternative-pop group, Twin Weaver, based in Cape Town, South Africa, have just dropped their brand new debut EP this month, 'Wisdom Teeth'. The new release is a 7-track offering about the growing pains of being brought up in a time of materialism and discernment between what is real and what is just an idealised online projection of one's self.

The band held a successful EP launch party for the release in Cape Town and, earlier this month, shared a quirky 90-inspired brand new music video for their EP track 'Way To My Heart', which you can check out here.

On their 'Wisdom Teeth' EP, Twin Weaver commented, "We’re coming to grips with mistakes we have made and learning to forgive ourselves."

Listen to Twin Weaver's brand new EP, below.

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Indie-pop trio, CAEZAR, shares most vulnerable song yet, with their new heartfelt ballad, ‘Take Me There’

CAEZAR has released numerous light-hearted and bouncy indie-synth tracks this year, but their final new music for 2018 sees them wearing their heart on their sleeve. Taken from their upcoming EP ('HAIL!') set for release on the 30th of November via RG Records, ‘Take Me There’ is the first slow jam from this exciting trio.

The two founding members of CAEZAR, Chris Quigley and Rich Gills decided to take their passion for music to the next level when the pair found themselves both suffering from sports injuries that meant they would no longer be able to play rugby for their local club. It was under the lights of the rugby pitch where the two ex-players decided that they would take their previously hidden musical talents to the stage. When Zoe joined the band in 2017, the trio really found their niche. Her soft synths and sweet-as-honey backing vocals helped build on the unique crossover of pop, indie and rock elements that make up the band’s special sound.

‘Take Me There’ will end a stellar year for CAEZAR on a tender note. We’ve come to know them for their jams ‘Hold On’, ‘Somewhere New’ and ‘ Waiting’, so it feels refreshing seeing the group delve into new sounds. ‘Take Me There’ is a falsetto-infused duet that hits all the right notes for an indie-pop ballad, as this track truly shows the talent of their vocal delivery. A tender piano guides the listener throughout, only to be joined by guitars and more percussion towards the dramatic finale of the track. Tender, yet hopeful, ‘Take Me There’ is a solid finish for their EP, allowing CAEZAR to show the world that there’s nothing they can’t do.

If CAEZAR keeps up the steady momentum they had in 2018, then 2019 will be the year you’ll regret not listening to them sooner. Jump aboard the bandwagon and listen to ‘Take Me There’ below:

On 'Take Me There', CAEZAR comments, “A recurring theme throughout this EP is 'movement'. Whether it's excitement, remorse or anticipation - Take Me There is the final expression of this movement - the longing for escape. It's easy to become faded by the weight of day-to-day life, so we wanted to write about the inspiration and hope of striving for something better. The vocal samples and irregular dream beat provides a haunting melody which acts as the perfect crescendo for this journey and for this EP.”

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Lisa Papineau shares stop-motion video for indie-pop delight 'Oh Dead On Oh Love' from upcoming 2019 LP

One would be hard-pressed to think of a more quintessential go-to artisan for dynamic and progressive new music than Lisa Papineau. One may even know her voice before they know her name, as we almost couldn’t keep track of her prolific collaborations with, among them; Air, M83, Jun Miyake, Halo Orbit, Jam Da Silva, Anubian Lights, her appearances on the (Academy Award nominated) film Pina, Watchman, Super and Crow II soundtracks, as well as her own projects, Big Sir (her long running project with bassist Juan Alderete) Pet (with composer Tyler Bates) and her eponymous group.

Watch and listen to the title track and accompanying video for 'Oh Dead On Oh Love' taken from the upcoming record by Lisa Papineau below -

On her fourth solo record, Oh Dead On Oh Love, Papineau has created an aural canvas of lush but quietly unsettling arrangements: strings, brass, woodwinds, and other traditional instrumentation fuse organically with ambient tones. Vocal harmonies reminiscent of 70s FM radio super groups twine seamlessly through percussive vocalizations, haunting Yma Sumac or Meredith Monk-like swells unravel into plaintive shouts.

“While writing, I could see the physical landscape of each song plainly,” Papineau explains, “ image in the mind’s eye versus a particular chord... it took some time sitting alone in the woods to figure out how they translated sonically. And how all these fleeting images pulled together into one panorama.”

Lisa Papineau's upcoming LP, Oh Dead On Oh Love is out on February 15th 2019 via Team Player
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