Today I bring to you a feel-good track from Tim Derricourt’s (of Dappled Cities) solo project. The track itself, titled “Easy High”, is a summery, but mellow, representation of all Swimwear Yeah‘s music, which Derricourt describes as “wild, camp dance music”. While the EP is a little more quick in tempo, “Easy High” is an easy highlight of the release. Stream below:
Dynamic duo Wildlife Control have the combination of old influences and a fresh sound down to a T on their latest EP, ‘Spin’, and the title track is no exception. With infectious guitar riffs and choruses, this song has great potential and will doubtless be soundtracking every memorable moment of the coming summer. Check out the great video for ‘Analog Or Digital’, another highlight from ‘Spin’. The EP is available on Bandcamp now.
Everyone’s favourite Icelandic folk band have dropped ‘Ekki Múkk’, the first cut from their forthcoming record, ‘Valtari’. Featuring shimmering synths and Jónsi’s haunting falsetto, ‘Ekki Múkk’ is almost an epic eight minutes, but never feels a second too long. Perfectly-crafted and deeply emotive, Sigur Rós once again make themselves an essential band for music-lovers everywhere. ‘Valtari’ is released on May 28.
Much-loved Southern Cali duo Best Coast are back with the title track from their forthcoming sophomore record, ‘The Only Place’, and it’s very much a triumph. Bethany Consentino and Bobb Bruno show off their ability to create a catchy yet mature sound on ‘The Only Place’, which shows Consentino grappling with responsibility and insecurity. Perhaps the most anticipated comeback of the year, Best Coast’s return does not disappoint and will draw in even more fans. Don’t miss their album release on May 14, or you can pre-order here.
London dubstep producer Coki has been building up a name with his collaborations and remixes, and this reworking of retro singer Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’ is a sure-fire hit. Taking Riperton’s clear and sweet vocals and adding a chill beat, Coki has updated this classic track perfectly. Look out for this reworking everywhere this summer.
Modular Records put up this version of Architecture In Helsinki’s hit ‘Desert Island’, which is a remix by Haima. A gorgeously blissful reworking, this track is described as “wrap-up” of their ‘Moments Bend’ album, and the anthemic synths and vocals make it a suitably epic send-off. ‘Desert Island’ demands repeated listens, and will be an unstoppable earworm for anyone who hears it.
Everyone’s favourite electro girl Ladyhawke is back with a cracking new single in the shape of ‘Black White & Blue’. The New Zealander’s latest. Track seems to be heading in a slightly darker direction whilst maintaining the punchy disco vibe we know and love her for. Guaranteed to get your feet tapping within seconds, check out ‘Black White & Blue’ below.