Alex Winston returns next month to reign supreme over the Popshop stage once again. After battling (and conquering) a vocal injury sustained last month, Alex is back to reclaim her rightful throne in a few weeks’ time, and you better believe it’ll be worth the wait. It’s all going down March 5th at The Westway, with advance $12 tix now available HERE and all tickets for her original January 22nd show to be honored for the new date. Hurry though; Alex’s original date sold out in no time and this one looks set to do the same.
Lostboycrow is a new pop adolescent from LA whose debut single “Hiy Hiy” has been stirring up excited murmurings in every corner of the industry of late. Enter fellow Angeleno, Milkman, who arrives on the scene today to take Lostboy to new high-heights on a heart-stopping remix of the track. After shedding the pensive tropicalia of the original, Milkman pumps it full of dark nu-disco flourishes and brite lite synths that teleport it to exotic new worlds. Exclusive premiere below.
Our kimono boys in gold, Great Good Fine Ok, have been riding high on the wings of their debut Body Diamond EP since last fall, and today they return for even more glory. Back and quite possibly better than ever, GGFO’s brand new single – and longtime live favorite – “Too Much To Handle” arrives today ahead of next month’s 2M2H EP, coming soon via Sony / Epic. A pristine trifecta of ethereal synths, heaven-grazing falsettos, and stars-in-the-sky sentiments, it feels like Coldplay covering “We Found Love” and, as the hook warns, is quite literally almost too much to handle. Dive in below.
Elseware are a new hometown duo from where else but New York City. There’s not much known about the brand new two piece, but debut offering “Anxious” lands today like a breath of fresh air as they announce their arrival with impressive aplomb. From the driving guitars of the opening to the pulsating outro, Elseware serve up a healthy portion of hazy left coast envy over a somnambulant backbeat that keeps it charging until the morning light. Fully formed and sounding at once familiar and like nothing else out right now, it’s a head-turning debut that introduces the mystery kids as ones to watch and a whole lot more.
Cruising into the new year as one of the most buzzed about new acts in the land, Cathedrals keep things rolling with a brand new remix collection out later this month in the form of the upcoming Blush EP. Kicking it all off today, we’ve got the people’s champion Tunji Ige knocking it out of the part on his remix debut, reproducing “OOO AAA” into a dystopian fantasy of state-of-emergency sirens and militaristic percussion. Coming hard out the gate, Brodie’s vocals scorch the earth and scrape the skies, before Tunji steps up to bless the track with a few bars of his own and it’s game. set. match. The Blush EP arrives February 24th as a *free download* ahead of the band’s soon-to-be-sold-out West Coast mini tour, get your tickets now before it’s too late.
EXGF have been burning up our radar since first arriving as a force to be reckoned with on the pop landscape last summer with supermassive debut single “Idle Hands”. This week, the Paris / LA mystery collective return to break the silence at last with a triumphant follow up on “We Are The Hearts”. As atomic synths and dystopian trumpets set the stage for vocalist Keeley Bumford – channeling Ellie Goulding at her absolute coolest – and her pirouetting topline to tear right through you, the track lays into you like Icona Pop on a doom pop tip or your best Scandinavian nightmare. Get involved ASAP.
Charli XCX has been on a tear of late, cruising into the new year with a killer new album in tow, plus a massive new Rita Ora collaboration and a few Grammy nominations to boot. Today she takes things up another notch, kicking off Grammy week right with a brand new remix courtesy of alt-radio heavyweights Phantogram. Taking on Charli’s punk-pop anthem “Break The Rules”, the west coast duo inject the original with their signature black magic for a heavy industrial take on the sky-scraping original. Have at it below and get your SUCKER on HERE.
Marina & The Diamonds has been teasing outFROOT with sensational aplomb and new single “I’m A Ruin” is the cherry on top. After unveiling the audio on Radio 1 last week, Marina delivers the stunning video today, channeling “Frozen”-era Madonna as she dances diamonds under sparkling northern lights. It’s a fitting visual accompaniment that’s expansively dystopian in a majestic House of Flying Daggers kind of way. Pop your cherry above and preorder FROOTnow to receive “I’m A Ruin” and the fruits before it instantly before the album’s April 6th release.
Jarryd James is a new Down Under sensation taking the world by storm this month with his debut single “Do You Remember”. Coming out the gates hard with one of the more impressive debuts we’ve heard in a minute, James smoked-out croon floats in and out of your consciousness on the wings billowing electronics, striking the perfect middle point between the modern R&B of Chet Faker and the future soul love sounds of Timberlake and Timbaland. “Do You Remember” is out tomorrow, get familiar below.
Phoebe Ryan is a fresh-on-the-scene pop mermaid set to make a serious splash this year. After making waves with her ingenious take on Miguel and R. Kelly earlier this month, the bicoastal songstress premiered her siren song debut single proper “Mine” today. All velveteen synths and diamond-in-the-rough vocals, it sounds like Tove Lo sunning it up on the 405 to infinity. You’re going to be hearing Phoebe Ryan’s name a lot this year, so wise up and get familiar below.