We kept no secrets about our love of Ben Khan’s debut track, ‘Drive (Part 1)‘, and we’ll keep none about this one either: ‘Eden’ is another vital slice of future-soul. Displaying a deep mastery of songwriting as well as technical creativity, the elusive London-based artist again veers between influences to create a compelling sound that’s all his own.
British indie mavericks, Little Comets welcome the start of summer with the announcement of a new single in the UK and the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, “Life Is Elsewhere”, in the US. To celebrate the releases, the trio have recorded a stripped back, intimate video of “Woman Woman” performed in a tunnel for a lone jogger.
New single, “W – O – E” is out in the UK on July 8, with both “Woman Woman” & “W – O – E” featuring on Little Comets’ “Life Is Elsewhere” album which is set to be released in the US in the late summer.
Based around an infectious rhythm that balances a seriously funky, head-nodding groove with sleek synthesis, Jungle’s debut single, “Platoon”, is an immersive introduction to the London based collective. Set for a July 15 release on Chess Club records, the video matches the restrained groove of the single with an amped up and uninhibited B-Girl routine by the coolest six year old in town. Check it out above.
Jessie Ware is finally set to release her sublime 2012 debut album Devotion in the US on April 16th via Cherrytree Records. Building on the eleven track UK release, the US edition contains an additional four songs, including a reworked “Wildest Moments” feat. A$AP Rocky and new Julio Bashmore produced “Imagine it Was Us”; a sultry, house-inspired track that sees the London-based songstress stepping up the tempo.
Alela Diane follows up her 2011 album Alela Diane & Wild Divine with promise of a new LP, titled About Farewell, which is set hit record shelves at some point later this year.
The first single from the album, “The Way We Fall”, is a melancholic introduction to Alela’s forthcoming LP that sees the Portland based folk singer lamenting about lost love over haunting guitar swells. As the song fades to a gentle close, the emotional turbulence of the first half of “The Way We Fall” slips into a delicate outro, as if realizing that despite the heartache, it’s better to have loved and lost than not loved at all …
Having already stopped off in Lisbon and New York, Brolin continues his worldwide track-list tour with Reykjavik. Turning to the Icelandic capital for the lead track of his upcoming “Cundo” EP, “Reykjavik” is the most upbeat track we’ve heard from the London based producer and vocalist to date, yet still retains the bruised textures laced through the rest of the EP.
As Elephants Are continue to impress with their new “Youth Blood” single. As with their debut “War Cry” release, the young British band manage to conjure a real sense of drama into their brooding indie that bubbles with a fierce intensity before erupting into an arena-sized chorus.
In advance of the single’s March 18th release As Elephants Are have offered up a free download of the B Side, “Lucifer”. Enjoy.