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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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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Ukrainian dance-pop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) have just shared brand new single “Тролль”. Released on October 5, this slow jam is a highly addictive 90s tinged tune, featuring a funky beat, bouncy bass line and synths galore.
The duo have garnered quite a reputation for their quirky videos (“Back2Leto”, “Имя 505”, “Песня 404”, “Навернопотомучто”) and “Тролль” is no exception. The video was directed by Maksim Shelkonikov and you can watch it below.
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UK-based duo Just Kiddin have been away from the spotlight for a while now but they are finally back with brand new single, “More to Life”, out now via The Magician owned label Potion Records.
This house-fuelled sun-drenched new tune encapsulates everything that’s great about summer hits: a solid dance beat, synths that make you want to jump around, sweet melodies and positive vocals! Stream it below and feel free to tap your feet and sing along…
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Originally from Byron Bay, but now based based in Berlin, Parcels are five passionate musicians whose interests cover innumerable genres ranging from folk pop to disco-funk and psych rock. Released last January, their highly anticipated debut EP, Hideout, showcased their unique brand of indie pop, featuring laid-back grooves, infectious choruses and psychedelic synths. Now Parcels are offering the perfect end-of-summer soundtrack by giving the EP a full makeover with completely reworked versions of their originals.
They invited the finest selection of producers to remix five of their tracks and, boy, are we in for a treat! From the psychedelic electro of Inagwa, a side project of Aussie band Tora, the mesmerizing rhythms of French producers L’Impératrice, the versatile electro of German duet Mouse on Mars, misty vibes brought by Helsinki-based Disco Despair, and an electronic ballad courtesy of Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak, the Hideout Remixed EP is an incredibly diverse collection, demonstrating the eclectic aesthetic of Parcels’ universe.
As their latest offering is being acclaimed as “rapturous retro-pop” (The Guardian), the young musicians best deliver their unbridled energy on stage. Following a European Tour supporting Two Door Cinema Club, Parcels embarked on a summer festival tour with shows at Le Printemps de Bourges, Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival, We Love Green, and more.
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