We catch up with Zulu WInter as they release of their highly anticipated debut album Language, out now through Play It Again Sam.
“Working on the final touches of a record is when I usually lose my mind” : Best Fit meets Savoir Adore
“I think writing and experimenting is all about making yourself more uncomfortable”. The Line of Best Fit speaks to Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore ahead of the release of their latest record, Dreamers EP.
A star in her native country and former backing singer to Madrugada, Ingrid Olava offers up her debut UK release of the Please Welcome E.P. This comes in the form of one studio and three live tracks that feature on her album The Guest which reached No. 2 in the Norwegian charts.
Excellent, ethereal and a joy to listen to, it is a distant memory of summers gone by. This idea of an untouchable perfection and an unreachable idyll sets the tone of the EP; a melancholic heart beats throughout each of the songs – a vague oblivion of unsettling energy.
The collision of two electro-nerds who explore electronics and dance music in two *very* different ways. This reworking comes as a great example of how brilliant the outcome can be when the two come together. A TLOBF premier.
‘Step In Shadows’ is SBTRKT’s most defined set of tracks yet, clearly founded from a solid love of UK garage and 2-step, venturing beyond his own tag of ‘future garage’ and into something far more accessible without losing the intricacy in his layering of beats.
In the hot downstairs bar of The Social, Alex Winston pitched her place to perform her UK debut of soulful pop melodies with full throttle Detroit sass and powerful, unwavering vocals. Hosted by the mighty Chess Club Records, it is clear that this is most definitely the start of some wonderful international relations.
Upon listening to ‘Calrissian’ it’s hard not to let yourself be transported to a glowing, blissful idyll whilst sat at your laptop in a scarf and scrooge-gloves. Officially released digitally on Old Flame Records in early January 2011 it is for now at least, a gentle way to slip into the season like a warm pair of slippers.
Today we’ve got a massive treat for you in the shape of the beautiful and ethereal vocal stylings of Pat Grossi or ‘Active Child’ who conjures up another side to the ever evolving L.A scene with a darkly haunting sound.
Bubbling with spikey funk basslines, pepperings of percussion and lead by the Erlend Øye-esque vocals, the song rolls in and out of a plastic fantastic indie dream.
Far beyond this mere mortal world, the record offers devilishly ethereal soundscapes on a near cinematic scale. Alison King reviews the triumphant return of the Southend based quartet.
In the sad yet commonplace ‘one listen’ culture we’ve found ourselves living in, the depth hidden amongst Teen Dream will have many people missing out; returning to this record garners it a strength as you uncover the layers of shimmering nuances and secret delights you have missed the first time round. Highly recommended.
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