Author Archives: Cletus Philips

[Video] Jungle – Platoon

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.


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Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us

Jessie Ware
Imagine It Was Us (Annie Mac Audio Rip)

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.

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[Folk] Alela Diane – The Way We Fall

Alela Diane
The Way We Fall

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 …

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[Video] Brolin – Reykjavik

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.

’Brolin – Lisboa (Demo)’
’Brolin – NYC’

Brolin’s debut “Cundo” EP is out on March 25 through Double Denim.

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[Indie] As Elephants Are – Youth Blood

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.

’As Elephants Are – Youth Blood’
’As Elephants Are – Lucifer’
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[Folk] Charley Bickers – Our Frail Hearts

Our Frail Hearts feels like a deeply personal journey through Charley Bicker’s delicate acoustic songwriting. Narrated by the melancholic weight of his lyrics, Charley’s debut album is a tender introduction to the Brighton based artist and is available on Bandcamp to download now, once you’ve listened to the title track below.

’07 Our Frail Hearts’

With a gift for crafting affecting acoustic ballads and a host of special guests, including members of Goldfrapp, The Guillemotts and The Verve, lined up for his next album, Charley is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

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[Video] The Knife – Full Of Fire

The Knife’s long-awaited return has been as thrilling and utterly bonkers as we could ever have hoped for. Following some dodgy audio streams floating around the web last week, the Swedish duo have revealed the suitably unhinged visuals for their “Full Of Fire” single. Sound tracking the nine-minute techno-inspired assault with scenes of bondage, cross dressing and public urination, it’s certainly an interesting and slightly NSFW way to start the week …

’Full of Fire’
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