Between Bearson and Anna of the North, Norway’s Class of 2016 is blowing last year’s out of the water. Now hot off a Kygo support tour across Europe and a massive week in the UK, Anna reveals a perfect visual accompaniment to their latest offering, “Baby”, today. Directed to pastel perfection by Peter Pint, it’s a careful, colorful adaptation of the song that brings to life all the synesthesia and sensorial experiences that come with catching feelings and looks straight out the MoMA or any other arthouse gallery for lonely hearts. Feel it for yourself above.
The Knocks have been on a tear recently, fresh off arena dates with Justin Bieber and Ellie Goulding and currently on a remix run of epic proportions. Today, “Classic” meets classic as the guys up the heat on the Sean Paul summertime staple and you better believe the temperature is on. point. Welcome to summer.
Bishop Briggs is currently ON ONE. With only a few tracks to her name thus far – but one of the biggest songs of the year among them – and a big Great Escape debut this past weekend under her belt, she returns this week with her latest and greatest, “The Way I Do”. Featuring more of the sky-scraping vocal acrobatics and 808 pyrotechnics she’s quickly making herself known for, it’s another hell-raising affair that creeps under your skin with goosebump chills. Let it run up your spine below.
Los Angeles’ RKCB are onto something. With an impressive debut EP already to their name, the future perfect R&B duo take things higher this week with a brand new burner in the form of “Elevated”. Bubbling to life like an ominous potion,
“Elevated” takes hold like a slick vice as the the shadow-kissed production brings everything up a level and puts the west coast mystery kids in the company of Tender and Chet Faker on their strongest offering to date. Get familiar with RKCB right now, exclusive premiere below.
MØ is back. After tag teaming with Major Lazer to change the game with the world-conquering pop majesty of “Lean On” last year, Karen returns today armed to the teeth with a supermassive offering of her own. New single “Final Song” finds her teaming up with pop juggernaut MNEK and Swedish topline assassin Noonie Bao, as they swing for the fences on one of the best singles of the year. Long story short, it’s a god damn triumph, so get involved.
Our next Popshop West is shaping up to be a literal classic. POWERS are some of the city’s fastest rising superstars, so it’s only right that the west coast’s newest alt pop king and queen assume the throne atop our next Popshop West bill. It’s all going down July 12th at The Echo, with special guest supports announcing in the weeks to come and advance tickets on sale now HERE. Trust us you’re not gonna want to miss this one.
Tigertown‘s “Lonely Cities” is one of 2016’s finest new anthems, and today it steps further into the spotlight with a damn near perfect music video courtesy of director Kenny Laubbacher. Shot in innovative triptych format, the clip tells three stories in one and shines as one of the best debut videos in a longgg minute. Words can literally not describe how much we love this song, video and band, so welcome Tigertown further into your heart as your favorite new Australians above.
The Great Escape is coming in hot in two weeks’ time, and we’re crossing the pond once again for another New Shapes takeover with our UK day ones Chess Club and National Anthem. Getting things started early we’ve got Los Angeles’ sky-rocketing starlets MUNA and UK brother-sister act Ardyn, before our favorite new Scandinavians Liss set the stage for our original golden boy St. Lucia and late night troublemakers Jadu Heart, tag teaming with the powerhouse co-headline. The whole thing pops off Saturday May 21st at Coalition from 6pm til late, with first come first serve entry to those with festival credentials. Let’s do this Brighton.
Cleopold has been burning a hole in our soul for a minute now, since first stepping out in his scene-stealing feature for Miami Horror on our Colours In The Sky 7″ a few years back before returning to change the game with his Chet Faker-tipped debut single “Down In Flames” last summer. Next month, the California-based Down Under sensation hits our stage for the very first time as he tops the bill at Popshop in his New York City debut. It’s all going down June 15th at Baby’s All Right, with advance tix now available HERE and special guest supports to be announced in the weeks to come.
Becky Hill is one of London’s fastest rising supernovas and this week she teams up with another UK heatseeker, Little Simz, and Philadelphia’s favorite son Noah Breakfast for a transatlantic holy trinity new single that’s her best offering to date. With Breakfast on the beat and Simz on the bars, it’s a seductive late night burner that keeps the liquor flowing like an R&B fountain of youth, as Becky with the good flair sets off vocal fireworks all over the shop. Make way for Ms. Hill below.