Noonie Bao is an incredible talent. Since stepping out with her Swedish Grammy-nominated debut album in 2012, she’s firmly established herself in the top tier of Scandinavian songwriters, with credits including the topline and vocal on Avicii‘s global smash “I Could Be The One”, as well as multiple cuts on the new Charli album including current single “Doing It” with Rita Ora and instant classic LP closer “Need Ur Love”. So yeah, it’s safe to say she’s had a pretty good run of it, and this week she returns to keep things rolling with brand new solo single “I’m In Love”. Piercing through your heart like a sugarcoated arrow straight from Noonie’s gold-dusted quiver, it’s the perfect taste of her forthcoming new EP and sophomore album. Bow down and reacquaint yourself with Noonie Bao below.
Christine And The Queens took SXSW by storm last week, laying down three of the most spectacular sets we’ve ever experienced in Austin. Already a living legend in her native France, it seems she’s well on her way to achieving similar status stateside, if SXSW and her already sold out NYC debut at Le Poisson Rouge next month is any indication. Today her takeover continues, as we roll out EP and live set closer “The Loving Cup” alongside it’s Paris Is Burning-inspired video, a self-actualized stunner about embracing your true self and finding your fierceness within. Preorder the Saint Claude EPHERE ahead of it’s April 14th release on Neon Gold / Because / Atlantic, and get a one-two punch of instant grat charmers “Tilted” and “Saint Claude”.
The Charli XCX hit parade continues this week, as we get a brand new video for “Famous” via the YouTube Music Awards that’s arguably her cleverest clip to date. Directed to disturbed perfection by none other than Tim & Eric‘s Eric Wareheim, it’s a surrealist trip down the stan culture rabbithole to its dark underbelly, like Black Mirror for the YouTube generation. Proceed with caution and experience the social media apocalypse for yourself above.
Fresh off a barnstorming week at SXSW and a sold out run through NYC this week, we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Communion and Popgun to bring Jack Garratt back to our fair city this spring for his next headline stunner. Coming off like the heavenly lovechild of James Blake and Years & Years in their darkest hour, his jaw-dropping one man show yielded one of the best sets SX we’ve ever seen at New Shapes last week, and we’re honored to host him at Le Poisson Rouge on May 28th. With tickets already on sale and selling fasttt, you’re going to want to get your advance tickets HERE sooner rather than later, so don’t delay New York.
Christine And The Queens makes her way stateside this week, lighting up SXSW with three shows this weekend before returning next month with Marina & The Diamonds for a run down the west coast around Coachella. But before she hits the road with Marina, she’ll be making her LA debut headlining a very special Popshop West at The Echo with support from local heatseekers Mating Ritual and Monogem. It’s all going down one day after her debut US EP, Saint Claude, hits the streets on April 15th, with $12 advance tickets now available HERE but well on their way to sell out already, so do. not. delay.
Hot on the heels of her west coast run with our other queen of hearts, Marina & The Diamonds, Christine And The Queens brings her stateside invasion to NYC for a very special performance at Le Poisson Rouge next month. Warming things up will be Montreal’s finest new duo, Milk & Bone, along with New York’s own Salt Cathedral in the direct support slot. It’s all going down April 21st, with tickets nearly sold out but still available HERE, so don’t sleep. This is going to be one for the ages.
Foreign Fields are a new duo out of Nashville making us break character and give in to their irresistible brand of folk laced with subtle electronics. Comprised of Eric Hillman and Brian Holl, new single “I Have Your Weapons” is at once atmospheric and epic, channeling a heartland cross between Jónsi and Justin Vernon. Their latest EP, What I Kept In Hiding, delivers this and much much more, and if you’re in Austin next week, don’t miss them on the brilliant Communion showcase (sandwiched in between Laura Marling and Leon Bridges no less). Get involved and get familiar below.
After featuring on the massive new Chainsmokers single, Great Good Fine Ok are back in full force with a brand new track today on EP closer, “Something To Believe In”. This time around, the kimono boys team up with the pop tropic prince himself, St. Lucia, and the result feels like all the stars in the galaxy aligning for one night of cosmic majesty. GGFO’s 2M2H EP is out next week, get your preorder on HERE and find faith in “Something To Believe In” below.
The Knocks‘ aptly-titled So Classic EP arrives April 7th on Big Beat / Neon Gold, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how with an EP release party at Le Poisson Rouge featuring a rare one-of-a-kind DJ set not yet seen before from the NYC partystarters. The last one of these we did sold out well in advance, so get your $15 tickets HERE now before it’s too late. Then in May, the guys return to the live scene with a west coast run featuring support from bicoastal pop sensation Phoebe Ryan on her debut tour, hitting The Echoplex May 29th for a very special Neon Gold Presents show in LA (tix HERE). Tickets for both are on sale now but likely to go fast, don’t miss out party people.
Every year an unsigned band drops a big song in the lead up to SXSW and becomes the band everyone’s falling all over themselves to see all week. And this year, we’re gonna go ahead and call it now: Sydney’s Tigertown are that band. One listen to their summer anthem-in-waiting “Papernote,” and we immediately had to have them on everything we were doing down there. Produced to radiant pop perfection by Iceland’s Siggi and our dudes Captain Cuts – straight chilling at the top of the alternative charts these past few weeks with their Walk The Moon number one – it’s an early contender for the alt radio song of the summer, from the sky-scraping synths to the Instagram-filtered vocals. Once it hits that top-down, hands-in-the-sky moment in the chorus, it already feels like the Southern hemisphere’s answer to St. Lucia and HAERTS that we’ve been thirsting for our entire lives. Get down with Tigertown below, and be sure to catch them playing New Shapes and Neon Golden at SXSW next week.