Ella Vos is a name to remember. The LA singer-songwriter makes her precocious debut today with “White Noise”, a regal pop number fueled by Ella’s quivering vocals and skittering percussion, all heartbreak piano chords and tip-toeing electronic flourishes. Bringing to mind shades of another Ella we know, Vos has all the makings of a true royal in her own right, and is one to keep an eye on in the months to come. Premiere below.
Lilaw is 22 year old Lindsay Lawrence, a fellow DMV native who escaped up I-95 to NYC before settling in Los Angeles earlier this year. Today she arrives with her debut single “Ninety-Five”, an open road suburban daydream that shines with all the sky-scraping ambition of XYLØ and soaring vocal gravitas of VÉRITÉ, and establishes Lilaw as one of LA’s brightest new hopefuls and one to watch in the months to come. Get away with the premiere below.
Already a well established remix phenom with a platinum resume to his name, Gryffin‘s shifted his focus to his own world-conquering original material in 2016, stepping out with certified viral debut single “Heading Home” alongside Josef Salvat last winter and returning today with his biggest offering to date on brand new single “Whole Heart”. With well-documented scene-stealer Bipolar Sunshine shining on vocal duties – reuniting the two after their initial union on Gryffin’s remix of Bipolar’s “Daydreamer” last year – it’s a fully torqued 0-100 torch song that we can whole-heartedly get behind. File under: FUTURE ANTHEM.
WILLS is positively on one. Lead single “Woes vs Whoas” remains one of the year’s biggest debuts, and he follows it up with sophomore stunner “Solid Gold” this week. Looming large on the horizon, “Solid Gold” is immense and unwieldy, crumbling under its own weight as the universe crashes down all around. Think Yeezusas reimagined by The Weeknd and you’re on the right track.
DC’s finest export SHAED first arrived with a one–two punch of sterling debut singles earlier this year, and hit the ground running with their latest and greatest today. Coming across like some kind of cross between The Naked & Famous and Kate Bush, “Running Through The Fields” is a young-and-restless summer anthem, equal parts timeless and contemporary. Dive in below and catch the trio on tour with fellow favorites Marian Hill and VÉRITÉ this fall.
Even just two singles in, Foreign Air are already well on their way to alt rock supremacy, and get one step closer with their latest (and greatest) this week. The east coast duo first burst open the floodgates on debut single, “Free Animal”, and echo that sentiment further on their biggest offering to date, “Echo”, a dizzying, dazzling display of skyscraping guitars and synth fireworks. Don’t miss Foreign Air’s NYC headline debut at Popshop next month, advance tix still available HERE.
Fresh off tour with Troye Sivan – our favorite new male pop star of this or any other year in recent memory – Tigertown step out with their dazzling remix debut today, dressing up the sky-scraping majesty of Sivan’s “WILD” with a technicolor bounce that makes his Alessia Cara-featuring stunner shake, bend and break in all the right ways. Listen closely and you might even hear a sneak preview of things to come on the ecstatic Sydney quartet’s imminent new material, but for now enjoy one of the best remix debuts of 2016 above.
Oyster Kids have been making waves since first splashing onto the scene with mysterious debut “Creepy” late last year, returning this week to add another feather to their cap with third single, “Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)”, which picks up where easy breezing sophomore effort “Lips” left off. A no-frills feel-good sugar rush through and through, it pops like bubblegum and coasts like candy, further establishing the mystery kids as one of LA’s fastest-rising ones to watch.
Frank Gamble is a new UK duo on our radar that you can’t miss. With only four tracks to their name and already boasting Annie Mac as a vocal fan, their latest cut “Heart Speaks” is yet another forward-thinking transmission from the future. Clearly taking a page out of the PMR legacy playbook, Frank Gamble arrives fully formed with visceral synths and hyperkinetic percussion that will take you over if you let it. Get familiar below.
There’s a new feel good hit of the summer in town and it arrives courtesy of Mr Sanka. Starring the endlessly talented Young & Sick in collaboration with London producers Mustafa and James, the transatlantic supertrio arrive with aplomb on effervescent debut single “Flight Mode”. Brought to you by the can’t miss kids over at PMR, it’s an impossibly infectious slice of warm weather bliss, the perfect soundtrack to sherbert sunsets and the long light of late summer.