The Year of Felix Snow continues. Terror Jr arrived under cover of darkness – well, not quite – to rapturous acclaim with her Felix Snow-produced debut single “3 Strikes” last week, riding in on the same arctic tidal wave that put Kiiara on the map. Snow’s sound is quickly coming to define the pop landscape of 2016, and “3 Strikes” is his best outing since the initial Kiiara onslaught last year. More info on Terror Jr as it comes to light, watch this space.
Popshop West is always a breath of fresh Pacific air and next month’s bill is no different. Topping the bill we’ve got the darlings of SXSW, MUNA, as our favorite new LA trio make their bid for the west coast alt pop throne. It’s all going down May 7th at The Echo with special guest supports announcing in the weeks to come and advance tickets on sale now HERE.
We drew back the curtain on Christine And The Queens’ forthcoming remix EP with a brand new MS MR mix last week, and today brings with it another oven fresh cut courtesy of our favorite remixer in the game, Clock Opera. This time, “Tilted” goes under the knife for a clock operation that’s equal parts precious and sinister, from the softspoken intro of whispers, hums and skittering lily pad synths right on through it’s epic finale. It’s an absolute triumph for everyone involved, and you can stream it below or cop a free download here courtesy of our friends at Coachella. Christine plays the festival April 15th and 22nd on what promises to be one of biggest debuts of the 2016 festival season, get ready California.
Stop the presses, WE GOT ONE. Before he makes his way to LA for his Popshop West headline in June, Kevin Garrett hits Baby’s All Right for a hometown blowout at Popshop NYC. But that’s not all – joining him will be the UK’s fastest-rising alt pop sensation Dua Lipa in her hotly-anticipated New York debut, making this quite literally the bill of dreams. It’s all going down May 4th at Baby’s, with advance tickets now available HERE. This one’s gonna go REAL QUICK though, so don’t sleep New York.
Phoebe Ryan has been our favorite emerald pop mermaid for a long minute now, but last month she really went and changed the game with new single “Chronic“. The original was already dank off the richter, but now The Knocks have come through to take things to a whole new level with a wide eyed Harajaku take on their finest remix to date. The perfect sequel to Phoebe’s show-stopping “Purple Eyes” feature on 55, it sounds like bottles popping on the dancefloor in distant future Tokyo, as The Knocks take us to 2055 and back in 4.5 minutes flat. Get into it.
Brooklyn Bowl, we’re back. In addition to our monthly Baby’s All Right outpost, Popshop BK makes a triumphant return next month with one of our favorite new electronic talents in tow, as Austrian electronic pop phenom Filous brings his NYC headline debut to the Popshop stage. It’s all going down May 7th, with advance tickets now available HERE. Get involved and let the good times bowl.
Anna of the North is one in a million. Aaliyah references aside, we welcome back the Oslo pop princess today as she follows up debut single “Sway” and sophomore stunner “The Dreamer” – one of the absolute best songs of last year – with yet another snowcapped daydream in the form of “Baby”. Mining the digital depths of unrequited love in the 21st century, it’s the perfect love song for the Internet generation and arrives just in time for her European tour supporting Kygo. As the silver lining synths swirl together with Anna’s deep midnight vocals, it feels like that perfect moment when you finally let the right one in. “Baby” is out now via Honeymoon.
It may not feel like it quite yet but summer is right around the corner, and with it comes another action packed season of Popshop West. Lighting up the June edition we’ve got none other than the people’s champ Kevin Garrett, crossing the country for his LA headline debut with support from Australian heatseeker Gordi on her first US show. It’s all going down June 1 at The Echo, with advance tix now available HERE.
First mentioned in these pages earlier this year, So Below is the latest bright young thing out of New Zealand endeavoring to follow in the footsteps of Lorde, Broods and frequent collaborators The Naked & Famous to help further the small Kiwi nation’s continued emergence at the forefront of the global pop conversation. Like a heavier electronic synthesis of Class Actress and Chairlift, “Far” shines as the latest offering from the Auckland chanteuse, all glassy diamond-cut vocals and neon noir synths that mindwarp the song into another dimension. Get familiar below, and keep an eye out for So Below making her way to a Neon Gold stage near you soon.
Christine And The Queens‘ breakout 2015 was a force to be reckoned with, and her 2016 looks set to follow suit, as Christine returns to the states this spring to bring the dizzying grandeur of her live show to the US festival circuit. Preceding her live return will be a brand new remix EP for her breakout hit “Tilted”, with none other than MS MR leading the way with the first rework today. All future perfect synth work and crystalline queen vocal chops, the Brooklyn duo reimagine the original with all the drama and emotional gravitas they’ve become known for. It’s basically all of our favorite humans in the game on one track, and you can stream it below ahead of the Tilted EP out next month.