Australian synth-pop powerhouse Cut Copy is back with a their fifth studio album, Haiku From Zero. First single “Airborne” was released in July as a teaser for the new record, closely followed by the mesmerising “Standing in the Middle Of The Field” and more danceable “Black Rainbows”, which you can stream below.
Released via Cut Copy’s own imprint Cutters Records (licensed to Astralwerks in the US), Haiku From Zero is the band’s first full-length release since 2013’s Free Your Mind. Less immediately danceable than some of their previous work, this new release still features the kind of 80s-throwback vibes that have come to define Cut Copy, with electronic grooves and psychedelic synths featuring prominently from start to finish.
More info and music on Cut Copy’s official site or Facebook. Buy Haiku from Zero now on
Belgian indie electronic duo Soldout is back with a refreshingly eclectic new record, Forever, released last March via Flatcat Recordings. Their 5th studio album includes collaborations with artists like Goose, Maya Postepski (Austra), Victor LeMasne (Housse de Racket), it is mixed by Marta Salogni (FKA Twigs, Dave Gahan, MIA, Frank Ocean), and Bart Demey (The Magician, Hercules and Love Affair).
Their music is a collision between the cold and abrupt universe of electro and the softness of pop melodies. With a resolute contemporary vibe, they bring together the sounds of the 80’s and give them a new twist.
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After the success of his recent debut single “Hey Ho”, Brisbane artist Oscar Oscar returns with his next release “See Myself” (Majestic Casual Records), which is a brooding daydream-like experience of melodic electronica.
This track is about introspection and reflecting on the things that really matter in your life. Let yourself be captivated by the music as the synths circle smoothly and drown you in a hypnotic soundscape.
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Multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, has been making music out of his home studio in Georgia for close to 10 years. His album Mister Mellow was released a few months ago on Stones Throw Records, accompanied by a visual album on DVD.
Conceived over the course of 2 years, Mister Mellow is intensely personal (Greene’s only collaborator was mix engineer Cole MGN) – but the ideas and observations found within the album speak to a much larger shared experience that is affecting an entire generation. The album was influenced by old classics as well as the experimental collage techniques of musique concrète. Styles as diverse as free jazz, house, hip-hop and psych are combined together to create a busy, chaotic mix.
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Sydney-based singer/songwriter Hayden James returns with his new single ‘Numb’, featuring GRAACE, out now on Future Classic. Hayden’s previous singles “Permission to Love”, “Something About You” and “Just a Lover” garnered worldwide love and attention – reaching top spots on Hype Machine, getting hotlisted on indie radio Triple J, and earning millions of streams on SoundCloud and Spotify.
Hayden James is set to kick off a massive 11-date US tour next week in Chicago. Check out his official site or Facebook for more info. Now, why don’t you do yourself a favour and download his new single now on