Swedish trio DNKL, with two impressive singles under their belt have released the video for the second, 'Battles'. The track still sits in our Top 30 after 10 weeks and at its height hit the number three position a few weeks back. The Tim Winter directed video filmed in Gothenburg is a perfect accompaniment.
From the digital single, 'Battles', Self Released.
Chris Masullo has just struck a new single for his Nicholas Nicholas project, the downtempo lo-fi pop gem 'Meet Me In The Park' to follow up his debut record, Comfort Falls from last year. If you are a John Maus fan you'll love what Masullo has done with the pop aethestic here. He's not so much stretched and massaged it, but virtually stepped on it and then painstakingly tried to put it back together. He succeeds but it becomes a very different animal. Check it out below. It's available as a name your price download here. If you are unfamiliar with the work of Nicholas Nicholas and you like what you hear you can download the debut album, also for a NYP arrangement, here.
Meet Me In The Park
Nicholas Nicholas (USA)
From the digital single, 'Meet Me In The Park', Self Released.
There are four new tracks this week led at 18 by the sultry second single, 'Hesitate' off the forthcoming But Blood EP by English south coast sisters Hockeysmith. Clever use and exchange of vocal melodies and an inexorable sonic lift ensues throughout. The EP drops May 26 - anticipation city! Louisville DIY garage punks White Reaper are set to release their debut EP next month and the urgent and catchy 'Half Bad' debuts at 24. Brighton UK based and Australian fronted Kins released their debut record last year and the new single from it, the no pun intendedly named 'Mockasin's enters at 26. 'Circles' from The Death Of Pop, which we featured Monday, is in as well at 23.
Big moves for Tearjerker, Movement and Colours this week while Craft Spells move to 3 with 'Breaking The Angle Against The Tide'. Check the lot out here and listen to the lot in the Top 30 player.
From the forthcoming EP, 'But Blood', Double Denim. Out May 24.
24. Half Bad
White Reaper (USA)
From the forthcoming EP, 'White Reaper', Polyvinyl. Out June 24.
The prolific Londoners The Death Of Pop, who we featured here last year have just released a new single, 'Circles'. In addition to that feature, one of their litany of singles released during that year, 'Tell Me My Name' took out spot 52 in our 2013 Top 100. Containing elements of psychedelia with an electronic tinge, the atmospheric and measured, 'Circles' can be downloaded for free below. You can check out it's brand new video there too. An extended player is set for release soon while a debut album is in the pipeline for next year. Very much looking forward to all that.
The Death Of Pop (ENG)
From the digital single, 'Circles', Self Released.
Toronto based trio Tearjerker head the new entries this week with their brilliant anthemic loop laden track, 'You Can' in at 14. Close behind is Sydney electronic trio Movement with their new track 'Like Lust' at 15 while London duo PANES enter at 20 with the sultry 'Bones Without You'.
Sweden's Wilderness hot top spot third week in with the gorgeous Sabina Wärme fronted 'Hold On' while Craft Spells shoot to six with their new track 'Breaking The Angle Against The Tide'. 'Like Lust' can be streamed below while Proromartyr's track at 18, 'Come & See' has a new video.
Every track in detail here while all track can be heard in the player top right.
Hot on the heels of their first two singles, 'Choice Errors' and 'A Narrative. An End', London duo PANES have announced the upcoming release of their self titled debut EP, set for May 19. PANES incidentally are producer Shaun Savage and vocalist Tyson McVey (daughter of Neneh Cherry). The opening track, the esoteric 'Bones Without You', can be streamed below.
1. Bones Without You
2. Dust Becomes
3. Choice Errors
Next month Toronto trio Tearjerker are set to release a new EP, Hiding, and have just shared the subtlely hypnotic and beautifully paced 'You Can' with the world. Very nice stuff. Check it out below. Hiding is out May 20 on SQE. Pre order it here on vinyl.
3. Another Moon
4. You Can
From the forthcoming EP, 'Hiding', SQE. Out on May 20.
Sydney electronic trio Movement are set to drop their first physical release, a strictly limited self titled four track vinyl EP. Containing the track 'Like Lust' released earlier this month to rave reviews, they've now let fly with another dose of dark night inspired R&B replete with guitar solo in the form of 'Ivory'. You can check that below while the former will appear in the Top 30 next week. Tour dates in Oz below. Pre-order the vinyl here.
2. Control You
4. Like Lust
Thursday, May 22: Shebeen, Melbourne
Friday, May 23: Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday, May 30: Spectrum, Sydney
Thursday, June 5: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday, June 6: Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
Friday, May 9: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast*
Saturday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane*
Sunday, May 10: The Tivoli, Brisbane*
San Franscisco based dream pop outfit Craft Spells lead the three new entries this week with the first single, the extremely easy on the ear, hook laden 'Breaking The Angle Against The Tide' off their forthcoming second record, Nausea. It enters at 19. We featured the new album from English duo Elephant earlier in the week and the latest single from that, 'Elusive Youth' is at 22. Busy Australian expatriate Tom Crandles is back in his Colours guise with a great new single, the rather Tame Impalaesque, especially percussion wise, 'You Can't See Me'. It debuts at 24.
There were big moves this week for three of last week's new entries. The superb electronic pop track, 'Hold On' from Swedish outfit Wilderness smashes the chart with a move from its debut position of 14 last week all the way up to 2. 'Animal Of One' and 'Pickup Lines', from The Fresh & Onlys and SoftSpot respectively both enter the top 10. ALX remains at 1 with 'Beautiful Criminal.
The Craft Spells track is available as a free download below. You'll also find a stream to the Colours track and the new video for our number six track, 'Carmine' by Cloud Boat. Incidentally, the details and release date of Cloud Boat's new album have been announced. It is to be called, Model Of You, and will be released on July 8.
All details for all tracks can be found here while you can play the lot from newest first in the Top 30 player top right.
19 Breaking The Angle Against The Tide
Craft Spells (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Nausea', Captured Tracks. Out on June 10.
Three years in the making, English duo Elephant are set to release their debut album, Sky Swimming. Unsurprisingly centred around the complexity of relationships, given that Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck were in one and broke up during the recording, Sky Swimming is at times a dreamy affair based around laconic soul and lounge stylings with a retrospective feel but at others their electronic pop sensibilities truly kick in. If your not familiar with Elephant, we've assembled a collection of tracks appearing on the record that they've released during the past year, including a free download of latest single, 'Elusive Youth' below. Sky Swimming is out next week via Memphis Industries. Grab it on vinyl here.
5. Elusive Youth
7. Torn Tongues
8. Come To Me
9. TV Dinner
10. Sky Swimming
From the forthcoming album, 'Sky Swimming', Memphis Industries. Out on April 28.
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