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.
Yes, theaudience were really pretty good, and she can do one hell of a Charleston, but there’s something a little different about these new songs from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They’re melancholy, sweepingly romantic, and a little wiser. The clip for her next single "Runaway Daydreamer" is another beautifully-composed and thoughtfully-styled work, which the song deserves. Wanderlust is out now.
"Carousel" sounds like holding hands with the one you’ve always loved, late at night on the boardwalk, shot in stop motion. It’s a joyous, clouded blur by Sydney’s Holiday Sidewinder, perfect for a moonlit evening that you don’t want to end. It doesn’t have to — just play it again…
"Sweet Ophelia" is the first official single from Pinetop, Arizona-raised and Los Angeles-based Zella Day. Compressed drums rumble and churn, big melodies climb, and clichés collapse. This is impressive, inclusive pop music that will win huge numbers of friends. The Sweet Ophelia b/w 1965 single will arrive both digitally and on limited-edition 7” clear vinyl on April 7th from B3SCI Records, and you can pre-order that 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.
Lykke Li has revealed a song and video from her forthcoming record called "Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone", and I love how reassuringly old-fashioned it sounds. It’s perfectly edited, powerful and enduring because of it. Growth takes a lot of forms. I Never Learn is the name of the album, due out on May 5th/6th.
Olivia Sebastianelli calls Croydon home, and her new single is called "Sunset", a quiet drama that places her velour voice at the center of a song that feels warm and familiar, and that you’ll want to hear again and get to know. Her Perfect Getaway EP is available now.
Paris Carney is a singer, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles, and her new single "It’s Always the Quiet Ones" is a private anthem, moving gracefully through the soduim-lit night. Her delivery is unruffled and cool, and she’s in total control. She’s speaks, quietly and confidently, for a lot of people. You can download this right now from her Soundcloud.
London-based Fabienne wowed us with “Smokescreen”, and now she’s shared a track from her new EP, the relentlessly tuneful, expertly soulful "City of Shadows". The production comes at you in waves, arranged with a light touch. But ultimately I love it because of the details in the story she’s telling — it rings with truth and life. Her City of Shadows EP will arrive on March 24th care of Super Recordings.
Alternating seamlessly between Surf Rock Noir and romantic, showstopping Continental Pop, "Casper" is the newest single from idiosyncratic and irresistible songwriter Lourdes Hernández, a.k.a. Russian Red, who calls Madrid home. It charms with wit, style to spare, and, importantly, dark humor. Agent Cooper is the name of her new, third album — such a great name — and it’s out now.