Sunday, 28 August 2011

FEATURE: I Break Horses

Who: Swedish duo, Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck aka, I Break Horses.

Why: Their icy synths, uplifting beats and hypnotic drones provide the perfect bridge between the dulcet tones of the late summer months and the beginnings of autumn.

Sound: Nu-Gaze/Ambient.

Similar Artists: My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, School of Seven Bells.

Listen To: 'Hearts' - the leading single from their debut album of the same name (released last week).

Thursday, 25 August 2011

NEWS: Bon Iver and James Blake collaboration surfaces.

It's here!
'Fall Creek Boys Choir'. Broadcasted earlier on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One show. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

NEWS: Wild Beasts remix Lady Gaga, new Bombay Bicycle Club album and more.


Described as 'bedframe-rattling brilliance' (NME), Wild Beasts' remix of the Gaga's new song is a beautiful bundle of minimalist euphoria. Check out the video above.

In other news, Bombay Bicycle Club's new album is out this Monday and the band are set to preview most of the content from A Different Kind of Fix at Reading and Leeds festival this Bank Holiday weekend.

There has been recent speculation surrounding a song collaboration (named 'Fall Creek Boys Choir') between singer/songwriter Bon Iver and electronic experimentalist, James Blake which is expected to be released later this month. Both artists are also embarking on separate UK tours this Autumn. Other bands on tour in the UK in the next few months include: Cults, Best Coast, Laura Marling, White Denim, Dutch Uncles and the ever-elusive 80's revival Indie kids, Mystery Jets.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

FEATURE: Washed Out.

Who:  Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, from Georgia, USA.
Why:  If you fancy some dreamy sounds to welcome in the long, lazy Summer days (the weather in the UK has only just warmed up!) then this is your man.
Sound:  Chillwave/Lo-fi/Synth-pop goodness.
Similar Artists:  Star Slinger, Chad Valley, Bonobo.
Listen To:   'Eyes Be Closed' (from his debut album, Within and Without released last month).

Also, check out his somewhat off-kilter cover of Chris Isaak's, 'Wicked Game'. (Stick with it - it's a grower)!