Los Angeles based band Loud Forest is fronted by married couple Bernard and Rachel Chadwick. Equally matched as singers and performers, they craft an eclectic mix of songs that can both swirl and drive, minimal rock drums and melodic singing is supported by electric guitars and textures that create a sonic landscape while infusing classic folk and gospel elements.
Bernard and Rachel have very different styles of songwriting, Rachel is abstract and experimental while Bernard is more direct. It is in the studio collaborating with other talented musicians, Alex Strahle, Carlen Walth and Steve Wilmot, that the pieces come together.
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Half-Austrian/half-Russian Valerio Dittrich aka MOTSA returns with the spellbinding “Falling”, featuring the guest vocals of Leiik’s Amy Spencer. This is the first taste of his forthcoming debut album and sets a remarkable standard for the music to follow. With his signature glistening soundscapes and soulful choruses ever present, the track stands as one of his best to date.
“Falling” follows the success of the Petricolour EP released on MOTSA’s imprint of the same name in November 2016. As a treat, here is the song “Petrichor” featuring Sophie Lindinger.
Amassing over 5 million streams on Spotify, MOTSA is a testament to creating a successful DIY label that has caught the attention of not only press and tastemakers, but peers who have requested his stunning remix work such as Submotion Orchestra, SG Lewis, Flamingods, Denai Moore, The 2 Bears, to name a few.
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The Linedots are a multi-talented London duo made up Evangeline Ling and Kevin Emre, who released their first track “Waterfall” back in 2014. Following two years of silence, the pair shared the impressive and powerful “Small Talk”, featuring Ling’s velvety and somewhat nonchalant vocals combined with Emre’s hypnotic beats.
Their next single “Indigo” was released a few months later, in November 2016, and once again it showcased the duo’s knack for seriously entrancing melodies paired with pitch-perfect production.
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Tabrill is the solo project of Aussie newcomer Zach Alvos, a young electronic producer from Brisbane. With new single “Lossless”, he takes us on a little journey of self-discovery from within the mind his animated protagonist, Owun.
Drawing influence from the likes of Porter Robinson, Mr. Carmack and Flume, Zach has created a dynamic arrangement of electronic beats, sampled sounds and nostalgic vocals, courtesy of Emily.
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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.
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