Expectations for the first LP from singer-songwriter BANKS are already high, but she has only gone and raised the bar again, with yet another taster from her upcoming record Goddess hitting the web earlier today.
Beggin For Thread builds upon the solid foundations that the LA-based chanteuse has already put in place in the run up to her debut album’s September launch, with producers Tim Anderson and Jesse Rogg evoking an atmospheric ambience via a blend of jagged, piercing synths and electronic percussion.
Meanwhile BANKS surprises by showcasing a more assertive dimension to her soulful, spectral R&B vocals, crunching defiantly through the track’s passive aggressive lyrics with untamed bravado and further whetting fans’ appetites in the process.
Watch the lyric video for Beggin For Thread below and preorder Goddess on iTunes ahead of its 8 September release now.
Bastille have premiered the official music video for the latest single to be taken from their Bad Blood LP.
The British band are expected to release Oblivion in September as the eighth (count ‘em) single from their debut full lengther which was nominated for Best British Album at the 2014 Brit Awards, and reached #1 on the UK chart and #11 on America’s Billboard 200 countdown. An expanded deluxe edition entitled All This Bad Blood and featuring the #2 hit Of The Night was sent to iTunes last November.
Frontman Dan Smith announced plans to release one last cut from the record during Bastille’s headline set at Somerset House on 15 July, and the song’s official video, starring Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, was premiered on MSN Music yesterday.
Catch the new clip below and let us know what you think.
Gorgon City have premiered the latest single to be lifted from their upcoming debut LP Sirens.
Unmissable is another winning, sun-soaked club cut from the UK electronic duo that features guest vocals from British singer Zak Abel and was written by the pair – AKA Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott – with Jimmy Napes who is also credited for working on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me and Disclosure’s Latch.
Gorgon City will release Sirens on 6 October, which will also feature their MNEK and Laura Welsh-assisted Top 10 hits Ready For Your Love and Here For You.
Stream Unmissable below and let us know what you think in the comments box!
It’s one of the finest tracks of 2014 so far and now Röyksopp and Robyn’s pulsating electropop floorfiller Do It Again has it’s very own music video.
The clip, directed by Martin de Thurah and filmed in Mexico over three days, was posted on Röyksopp’s VEVO yesterday, arriving a few months after the release of the collaborative mini-album of the same name.
Sharing the video on her Facebook Page, Swedish siren Robyn posted a note explaining that it “stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote ‘Do It Again’.“
She adds: “Life takes you to a critical point and even though it might not make you happy, when it’s over, you want to go back #DoItAgain“.
Röyksopp and Robyn are currently on tour promoting the EP, which has seen both acts performing the new material live, along with hits from their own back catalogue. Their set list has also featured previously unreleased recordings sparking rumours that new albums from the Scandinavians are on the way. Röyksopp confirmed as much when posting previews of the clip on VEVO, mentioning that they are now working on their latest LP.
For the time being though, enjoy the six minute long video for Do It Again below, buy the mini-album on iTunes here or, if you’re just after ten remixes of the one track, download the recently-released Do It Again remix EP instead.
Electric Youth have premiered a new song online, and announced details of their upcoming debut studio album.
The Toronto-based duo, made up of lead singer Bronwyn Griffin and instrumentalist/synths master Austin Garrack, posted Runaway on Soundcloud earlier today and it’s yet another mesmerising and technicolored slice of synth-drenched dreampop.
The exquisite track is taken from the pair’s upcoming LP Innerworld which is scheduled for release on 29 September and will also include lead cut Innocence and their Drive soundtrack collaboration with College, A Real Hero.
Preorder Innerworld on iTunes here and stream the Canadian duo’s latest gem below.
Kimbra has premiered the next single to be lifted from her upcoming album The Golden Echo.
The New Zealand-born singer’s glorious Miracle is an exuberant dose of unbridled, funk-filled joy and received its premiere on the Grammy Award winner’s official YouTube page earlier today. It serves as the fourth promotional cut to be lifted from the follow up to Kimbra’s 2011 full length debut Vows, after the release of lead single 90s Music and buzz tracks Love In High Places and Nobody But You earlier this year.
Scheduled for release via Warner Bros. Records on 19 August, the album features work with Major Lazer, songwriter Daniel Johns, neo-soul singer John Legend (returning the favour after Kimbra guested on his ‘Love In The Future’ album cut Made To Love) and Muse’s Matt Bellamy, and Kimbra has said that the eclectic mix of collaborators helped her to create a collection that treads new ground.
“This record is quite inspired by R&B and future funk and soul, but it’s not interesting to me to go and work with a producer who’s just done a whole bunch of those kinds of records“, she said in a revealing interview with Music Feeds. “That could have been an avenue that I took. But I really enjoy the work of Rich Costey [Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Santigold] because of how panoramic it all sounds. He’s mixed The Mars Volta and Rage Against The Machine, but also Major Lazer and things [and] produced for my favourite bands like Mew and Interpol and stuff…“
She continued: “I think that’s a reason why this record doesn’t have a distinct sound to it, because of those decisions I made in terms of who I co-produced with. And, yeah, totally, the records I became enamoured with in my high school years were definitely on the heavier side and more aggressive, and it’s something I wanted just to channel in the music this time around as well – not so much try to make a metal record, it’s more the approach of trying to find a toughness in the backbone of the arrangements.“
Stream Nobody But You and Love In High Places below and preorder The Golden Echo on iTunes now.
The Script are preparing to return to the album charts on 15 September with their fourth studio set No Sound Without Silence and, earlier today, the Irish band gave their fans their first full length taster of what to expect from the record with the premiere of its lead cut Superheroes.
Hall of Fame – the chart-topping will.i.am collab from their 2012 LP #3 – seems to have set the bar for The Script’s promotional kick off singles as those empowering lyrics are back in play for Superheroes with frontman Danny O’Donoghue singing about it being superheroes that fly when you’ve been struggling to make things right, etc…
The group dished out more details about the upcoming record during a Google Hangout earlier this month, where they previewed thirty second teasers of three more new songs called The Energy Never Dies, Man On A Wire and No Good In Goodbye, as well as premiering the official album artwork.
O’Donoghue spoke about the new material in a recent interview with the Daily Star:
“Everything’s massive, everything’s larger than life on stage so when we hit the studio we wanted it to have that same impact. You can also hear these tracks in wide-open festival and stadium spaces.”
Superheroes reaches digital stores on 31 August and is available to preorder on iTunes now.