Broods are a duo from New Zealand that have rightly left a lot of music lovers breathless, and they’ve released a cinematic, enigmatic and haunting video for "Never Gonna Change", the second single from their self-titled debut EP. Like the song, it’s still and stormy at once. You can find the Broods EP on iTunes now.
"Picture You" is another dynamic, layered and dizzying track from London’s Kaleida. It sounds like modern mysticism, suspended from time but visionary, and extraordinary because it follows its own ideas until they’re realized completely. You can download this gem now through the link above. Via The Line of Best Fit.
Elizabeth Bernholz is an adventuresome producer from Brighton who records as Gazelle Twin, and this is her new, supremely tense and excellent new single "Belly of the Beast". Menacing whispers rise from a trench-like low end, and it sounds like it’s been released from a dark soul. You can download this via the link above, and her UNFLESH LP is due out on March 3rd via Anti-Ghost Moon Ray.
"Feet in the Sand" is the title track to the recent EP from Melbourne’s Rose Wintergreen, and Áine Ní Chíobháin provides the fanciful art direction for its video. It’s densely-packed with flourishes of production, but feels weightless, like an agile ghost or perfectly-arranged flowers. The single is available now worldwide, and her second, fan-funded EP Chasing Shadows is due out very soon.
Petit Fantôme is the solo outlet for Bordeaux-based musician Pierre Loustaunau, also a member of François and the Atlas Mountains. Nowness has debuted the new video for "L", directed by Rosanna Webster and Charlie Sheppard, which combines bits of forgotten, copyright-free film footage to tell a unique and romantic story. He’ll be touring throughout France with Metronomy this April — what a night out that would be…
Woman’s Hour make music that sounds like glass. "Her Ghost" is their crystal-clear new single, deceptively durable and a wonderful vantage point from which to watch the radiant sunlight shimmer. They’ve recently signed to Secretly Canadian who have made this very single available digitally right now. You’ll have to wait until March 24th for a physical copy, but you can pre-order one now, and they’ll play a few shows with Anna Calvi very soon.
St. South is the musical project of Fremantle, Western Australia’s Olivia Gavranich, and "Get Good" is her subdued, sun-soaked and peaceful new single. It sounds like a literal and figurative breeze: effortless and pleasant, while her voice projects an easy charisma. The single is available on iTunes Australia now.
Låpsley, “Painter (valentine)”. Find some space in your afternoon to close your eyes, dream about some other distant place, and listen to this one by Liverpool’s young Ms. Holly Lapsley Fletcher. It’s also a great way to kick off Valentine’s Week…
Álauda is a mystery, and she’s carried a sense of secrecy into her new single "Honey Priest" with a wink you can hear. It’s a slinky track, and her playful smile is audible as she peeks out from behind the mists and trees, and taps you on the shoulder only to vanish. I wonder what’s next?
Dan Monick has directed the video for "Generation Blue", the deceptively lush and enticing new single from New York’s Niia. Styles swirl, the production ebbs and flows, and she’s at the center, in complete control. This single is available on iTunes now.