Category Archives: Electronica

ICARUS – HIDING (House/Electronica – UK)

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Hot on the heels of their recent single “They Are Not Like You”, Bristol-based production duo Icarus have released a brand new track ‘Hiding’, which sees brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths stripping their sound back to its dancefloor-orientated deep house essence.

“Hiding” kicks off with big drums and haunting looped vocals, which perfectly complement the hypnotic synth line that runs through the track from start to finish. The result is a forward-thinking slice of deep electronica with dark undertones and a very danceable beat.

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CLOCK OPERA – WHIPPOORWILL (Indie – UK)

Clock Opera

Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a debut album that earned them great reviews and. After a string of highly praised singles (“Changeling”, “In Memory”), they are returning with new track “Whippoorwill”, taken off their sophomore album Venn, to be released on February 10th via !K7 / League Of Imaginary Nations.

“Whippoorwill” is the third sample of the quartet’s long-delayed album and it comes with a beautiful video, made by the band’s own Andy West (bass/guitar), mostly by hand and extensive labour.

Check out CLock Opera’s official site or Facebook and listen to more songs on their SoundCloud. Buy the music on

SON LUX – ALTERNATE WORLD (Alt/Electronica – US)

Son Lux

Bones is the fourth studio album released by American musician Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott), who first came to public knowledge in 2008 with his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes, followed by We Are Rising in 2011. Released in October 2013 via Joyful Noise Recordings, Lott’s third album Lanterns has spawned a handful of very successful singles, including “Alternate World” (stream below).

The song features guest vocals from Ieva Berberian, Cameron Schenk, Aaron Strumpel and Shara Worden, which provide a counterpoint to Lott’s raspy vocals. Other guests include Chris Thile on the mandolin and Christopher Wray on pedal stell and bass.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

SOHN – SIGNAL (Alt/Electronica – UK)

SOHN

London-born and Vienna-based SOHN has been making big strides in recent years. 2014 saw the release of his debut album, Tremors, a subtle mix of soulful vocals and chopped up electronic beats, which earned him rave reviews across the board.

His single “Signal”, released in September on legendary independent label 4AD, is an understated mellow number, with mesmerising vocals and swells of perfectly sampled synths. The keyboards remain firmly in the background, while the drum machine beat gives the pace as the song builds up to a awesome finish.

The song comes with a video directed by and starring Milla Jovovich. For more info, go to Sohn’s website or Facebook. Buy on

ICARUS – THEY ARE NOT LIKE YOU (Electro/IDM – UK)

Icarus

After a busy summer performing at key festivals such as Bestival, Parklife and Lovebox, Bristol-based production duo Icarus return with new track “They Are Not Like You”. This emotionally charged cut sees the brothers further refining their skills, building on the sound they developed on recent tracks “October” and “Home”.

“They Are Not Like You” kicks off with a simple looped refrain and this hypnotic voiced slowly gives way to the main vocals. The lush production features a burbling distorted bassline and Icarus’s trademark syncopated live percussion. The result is one of their finest moments to date, further cementing their sound.

Icarus will be announcing a new autumn tour very soon. Follow them on Facebook for more info and check out their music on SoundCloud. Buy the new single on