Stockholm’s next big thing Johanan returns today with a whole new beast of burden on quantum leap new single “All At Once”. Premiered by Zane Lowe this morning, “All At Once” is an unstoppable genre-bending Scandinavian soul train that rides high on an interstellar Mark Ronson tip, complete with supermassive space horns and mind-altering sonics aplenty. Sounding equal parts familiar and like nothing else out there, it’s a whole new side of the Swedish pop wizard and a big reason he’s one of the hottest tips to break out of By:Larm this weekend. Get reacquainted below.
Brooklyn pop sultans Great Good Fine Ok return to our atmosphere today after a hot second in orbit with yet another blissed-out space heater in the form of “Already Love”. As the warp speed synths zoom into focus and awaken your senses, it’s the full movie montage nostalgia moment in the chorus – a little bit Karate Kid, a little bit Free Willy – that lets the dream go on forever. But all this should come as no surprise; it was already love before we even pressed play.
We welcomed Savoir Adore back with open arms last month as “Lovers Wake” and their electrifying Popshop return announced the imminent arrival of their third album The Love That Remains. But this week marks a quantum leap to a whole new level as The Love‘s lead single “Giants” makes its presence known, looming large on the horizon as Savoir’s biggest cut since “Dreamers” set the summer ablaze a few years back. With all the fist-pumping jubilance of a high school movie finale and shades of Magic Man at their finest and classic Passion Pit thrown in for good measure, it has all the hallmarks of an early summer anthem to get the alt radio airwaves buzzing. Get BIG below.
Los Angeles’ Stephen is yet to take a false step. His trio of debut offerings – “Remembering Myself”, “Fly Down” and “Crossfire” – have collectively amassed millions of plays between them since his arrival late last year, and today brings with it the announcement of his debut album, Sincerely Stephen. In step with the LP announcement is semi-title track “Sincerely”, another seismic stunner from the LA sensation. Sincerely Stephen is out April 26th on his own Halfway Home imprint.
Gemini is going places. The UK electronic maestro has been around the world and back since first arriving on the scene of few years back, and 2016 finds him re-emerging fully formed with new single “Time To Share”. Easing in slowly with a heady, strummed intro, it ascends to seismic new heights with an anthemic weight-of-the-world chorus, as pulsing electronics toss and turn beneath the surface. Gemini’s aptly-titled debut LP, Wanderlust, arrives later this year, but for now there’s “Time To Share” and its incredible accompanying video above. Time to share indeed.
It was only a matter of time before XCX Records became a reality and turned the industry on its head, and today it arrives at last in the form of Vroom Vroom Recordings. “Sharp, potent, deadly” – much like Charli herself – Vroom Vroom brings with it a SOPHIE collaboration of the same name, another “Trophy” for the mantle and brand new offerings from Charli disxcxiples – and Vroom Vroom’s inaugural signees – CuckooLander and RIVRS. Let it ride below.
MUNA first thawed our hearts with their self-released debut EP back in 2014 and this week they step out with their debut single proper on RCA. With “Winterbreak”, the Los Angeles lady trio heartstring you along with a wintry mix of Chairlift and the ice cold pop of Imogen Heap, with shades of HAIM (naturally) and the new 1975 throughout. Take a break below and keep an eye out for their major label debut EP arriving this spring.
Fresh off a sold out Route 55 Tour finale at the El Rey last weekend, The Knocks are back with another c-c-classic on their hands. Carrying on from the sky-scraping bliss of their Wyclef fistbump “Kiss The Sky”, “Best For Last” finds the duo flipping the script as they deliver an emotive stunner for the album’s curtain call. Walk The Moon step into the spotlight as The Knocks’ show-stopping special guests here, as Nicholas Petricca hits a new high with one of his finest topline and vocal performances to date over stirring synthetic strings and a persistent backbeat. 55 is out March 4th on Big Beat / Neon Gold, preorder it now and get five tracks – including “Kiss The Sky”, “Classic” and “Best For Last” – instantly.
Bishop is about to make serious waves. Hot on the hooves of her stampeding debut “Wild Horses” last year, the LA newcomer roars into 2016 harder than a bullet with a downright colossal follow up on “River”. All fearless barbed wire guitars and soaring chariot vocals, it’s the chorus that really goes supernova, summoning the weight of the world to deliver a stadium-sized gut punch. It’s a seismic, stomping statement of intent that sounds like it’s ready to go to radio, like, yesterday and is easily the year’s biggest unsigned offering to date. Watch out for that girl Bishop.
Tsar B is the new gospel. After a stirring debut on “Escalate”, the Belgian pipette returns with her second single to date, “Myth”, premiering here today. All tortured angel vocals and restless, brooding production, “Myth” is dark-as-the-night R&B at its finest. Like a tick-tocking pendulum of emotion, it feels a little bit Banks, a little bit Beyonce, and everything in between. Get familiar with Tsar B below.