FKA twigs. April 17th. The Westway. We’ve got the enchanting UK R&B siren’s debut New York live show, as we bring her over for her stateside debut next month. Tickets now available HERE, but trust that these will go very quickly so do. not. delay. This is one you really won’t want to miss.
The Griswolds and Magic Man feel like a match made in heaven, transcontinental kindred spirits on a collision course for greatness. Their back-to-back sets at our New Shapes SXSW party – where The Griswolds shined in a last minute fill-in for the ailing Jungle – were the highlight of the day, and Magic Man’s sublime downtempo remix of “Mississippi” is one of their best offerings to date. Now The Grizz have rolled out a new visualizer (above) to commemorate the occasion, maximizing emotion on a minimal budget, as we celebrate the two star-crossed upstarts holy union in fiery remix matrimony.
The Scandinavian hit parade just doesn’t quit, and Sweden’s Colleagues are the latest to demand your attention. The five-piece first marched across our radar in late 2012 with the brilliantly St. Lucian pop rocket, “Parents’ House,” and today they return with their finest offering to date on new single “Tears”. Fusing the fairweather hooks of The Royal Concept and The Strokes with the freewheeling kinetic energy of Delorean, it’s the perfect summer-come-early anthem to help you defrost after a long winter. “Tears” is out April 14th on In Stereo, warm up with the exclusive premiere below.
Grouplove have been riding the radio waves all year long with their Jaws-dropping new single, “Shark Attack”, and now their brothers-in-arms Captain Cuts have gotten involved for their latest remix effort. The three kings of the alt remix game follow up their game-changing remixes of Grouplove’s “Colours” and “Ways To Go” with a wide-brimmed hat trick here, warping the original into a full-tilt paradiso washover, bursting with splashes of colorful synths and fruit-looping harmonies for days. And just when you think the sun is setting, it picks right back up and hits you like an Indian summer heatwave for one last hurrah. Let it wash over you below.
We’ve been meaning to shine a light on Brooklyn’s LOLO (née Lauren Pritchard) for a long minute now, ever since she first stormed across our radar with last summer’s block-rocking “Year Round Summer of Love”. So it’s high time we share it with you today, ahead of her NYC live debut on Popshop April 3rd supporting HOLYCHILD and Fenech-Soler. Tickets are still available HERE, but move fast before it’s too late – all of our Popshops in 2014 have sold out in advance, and this one’s quickly moving in that direction as well.
Our in-house supergroup, HAERTS, return today with a brand new single in the form of “Call My Name”. Their first new offering since we rolled out the Hemiplegia EP on Neon Gold back in October, it’s an analgesic slow burner overflowing with heat-of-the-night synths, rainforest percussion, and sonic saunas. On top of that, Nini sounds as royal as ever, thanks to the dreamweaving production by the band themselves, their first outing without St. Lucia‘s Jean-Philip Grobler behind the desk. Have at it below.
We first introduced you to Brooklyn’s MOTHER last month ahead of their by-all-accounts-brilliant live debut at Popshop West supporting Magic Man. Now with the veil of mystery lifted, the steely noirists return today with an ice cold follow-up in “Victim”. All brooding vocal drifts and pitch black guitar stabs, triplicate drum hits propel the track forward to a saxophone climax straight out of the M83 / St. Lucia playbook, a dystopian anti-pop anthem for lonely wanderers everywhere.
Since turning every head in the room last fall with one of the best tracks of 2013 on “Since Last Wednesday” (above), the first taste of their sophomore album Silent Treatment, Highasakite have quickly worked their way up the ranks of our favorite new Scandinavian artists. The Norwegian five-piece have stumbled onto a kind of feverish, larger-than-life pop formula that sounds like Lykke Li meeting Jonsi and Viva La Vida-era Coldplay in a snowglobe fantasy. Today they return with another taste of the new record, with the premiere of “Darth Vader,” a more left-of-center upbeat number, all skittering guitars and playground hooks. Silent Treatment arrives stateside April 8th, as the band follow up their buzzworthy run at SX with a US run supporting London Grammar.
We first introduced you to Toronto-via-LA’s Allie X with the world premiere of her breathtaking debut, “Catch”, last month. The response was immediate and overwhelming, with outreach from all corners of the industry culminating in Katy Perry publicly declaring Allie her new obsession two weeks ago. So yeah, not a bad way to start your career. Today she returns with her hotly-anticipated follow-up, “Prime”, a bubblegum blackout of hooks on hooks on hooks that offers more of the salty-sweet pop perfection of her debut. Like CHVRCHES and Icona Pop on a sugar high power trip, “Prime” hits hard like uncut pop heroine that courses through your veins until reality melts away. Exclusive premiere below.
There’s a new Brit-girl on the scene called CuckooLander and it’s time to get familiar. Debut single “Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb” arrives fully realized and bruised to perfection, bursting at the seams with all the pop-noir singalong hooks of MØ and arena-sized guitars of the Arctic Monkeys. Rounded out with gloriously bewitching production like Emile Haynie in his darkest hour, it’s the total package and an impressive first foot forward for the mysterious London chanteuse. Get acquainted above.