Like surging through a vein or falling from a cloud, "Down" is a new single from Montréal-based duo HAUTE that sounds cyclical, animated and renewable. It’s effervescent — catch a glimpse before it vanishes and listen again if you missed it. This is out now on Radio Nova’s NovaTunes 3.0 compilation, available via the above link. Via Les inRocks Lab.
Filmed for Australian website and label Pilerats, here Brisbane’s Olivia McCarthy, a singer, songwriter and producer also know as JOY., plays her single "Captured" live and beautifully. The grand piano lends a cavernous drama, and her singing is magnetic. The studio recording of the single is available now.
Filmed in the town of Longyearbyen and in the abandoned mining community and ghost town Pyramiden in Svalbard, Norway, director Rúnar Ingi has captured the spooky unpredictability of "Borderline", the new single from Umeå, Sweden’s star-to-be Tove Styrke. It looks and sounds exotic and familiar, and that’s what brings you back. You can buy the single on iTunes now.
The piano it begins with sets the drama, slowly giving way to twinkling synths and a darkly romantic melody. "Vultures" is the newest single from London trio Vaults, cinematic, heartbroken, dignified and bold. You can listen to their previous singles via Soundcloud as you await the release of their Vultures EP, its release forthcoming.
Wet, “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”. It’s such a gentle song, but the sentiment is heavy and heartbreaking. What’s stunning is how the visuals frame that tension by alternating between private moments and grand vistas. The song is taken from their self-titled EP, available from iTunes now, and they’ve promised that their full-length debut LP will be arriving next year.
It’s a furious storm, like one that tears trees out at the root, reminding you of the forces beyond your control. "CC" is a tempestuous track from III, the most-recent album from Bo Ningen, and which features the contribution of Savages’ Jehnny Beth. The album is out now on Stolen Recordings, who will also release, with Pop Noire, Words To The Blind, a one-song, 37-minute long track recorded by Bo Ningen and Savages. Look for that from November 17th.
The strings arrive on a theatrical breeze while the rhythms shuffle and crash on a wave of early-60s nostalgia. Meanwhile, Sheila Larsson’s video is detailed and beautifully crafted."My Flower" is the sweeping new single from Stockholm-based Dotter, as timeless as the changing seasons. Her debut EP will be called I Am Dotter, due out in November. Via The Line of Best Fit.
Kylie Minogue has joined forces with producer Fernando Garibay for a project they’re calling Kylie + Garibay, and together they’ve created Sleepwalker, a short film containing four new songs. "Glow" is one of them, experimental, strong, and the sounds of something new. You can download it and the three others for free now via her Soundcloud, and you can see the film exclusively on her Kiss Me Once Tour.
Tove Lo, “Talking Body”. Her songs explode — with life, with youth, with melody, and here she plays one from her brand-new debut album live, so you can hear it glimmer. The full-length is called Queen of the Clouds, and it’s out right now.
Greta Morgan’s Springtime Carnivore will soon release a self-titled debut album, one which was produced by Richard Swift and which will contain this, her new single "Name on a Matchbook". It sounds like the joy inside your most heavenly dreams. The album will be released on November 4th care of L.A.’s Autumn Tone Records.