LITTLE BOOTS – BUSINESS PLEASURE (SynthPop – UK)

After the success of sophomore album Nocturnes, English electro-pop singer Little Boots is back with the brand new Business Pleasure EP, which is now available in its entirety via her own label On Repeat Records. Title track “Business Pleasure” was produced by Com Truise but the EP also features collaborations with Simian Mobile Disco‘s Jas Shaw and Chris Carmouche (who has worked with Aluna George, Major Lazer and others).

Little Boots is currently hard at work on her new album, which should be ready for release in early 2015, so we can expect more icy synths and intergalactic beats in the new year. In the meantime, let’s revel in the delicious sounds of Manchester band MDNGHT’s fantastic remix of “Satellite”.

For more info, find Little Boots on Facebook or check out her official site. Download the music on

FLIGHT FACILITIES – DOWN TO EARTH (Electro/Disco – Australia)

Flight Facilities

Four years ago, Australian producer duo Flight Facilities took the world by storm with their timeless debut single “Crave You”, featuring Giselle’s effortlessly sultry vocals. Building on their first success, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell spent the next few years dropping hit single after hit single (“Foreign Language”, “With You”, “Clair de Lune”, “Two Bodies”) and touring around the world.

To say the duo’s debut album was highly anticipated would be a gross understatement and now that it’s finally here it doesn’t disappoint in the least. Down To Earth is a perfectly balanced mix of familiar favorites interlocked with brand new tracks and a few instrumental jams thrown in for good measure. Bridging the gap between electro and pop, the record feels like a smooth well-structured journey, from the breathy chill of “Two Bodies” and pulsing beats of “Heart Attack” to the funky vibe of “Sunshine” and the love-struck retro house of “Apollo”. Down To Earth features an all-star cast of talented female vocalists including Micky Green, Emma Louise, Christine Hoberg, Elizabeth Rose, Owl Eyes and Giselle Rosselli, as well as a few male voices: Reggie Watts, Stee Downes and teen US rapper Bishop Nehru.

 

 

More info and music on FF’s official site or Facebook. The album is available worldwide on

YELLE – COMPLETEMENT FOU (ElectroPop – France)

Yelle

French dance-pop purveyors Yelle have recently returned with their long awaited new single and album, Complètement Fou, released worlwide last month.

Fronted by sparky chanteuse Yelle, nee Julie Budet, with GrandMarnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) on production duties, Yelle first arrived amid a flurry of 80′s inspired pop and brightly colored electro. Complètement Fou retains pretty much everything fans have come to love in their two previous albums and with the added touch of LA-based producer Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Pink) and his team.

To get the party started here is an entrancing remix of “Complètement Fou” courtesy of former Yelle collaborator TEPR, who brings a slightly darker tone to the track. Enjoy!

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LAST LYNX – BROTHER (Pop/Indie – Sweden)

Last LynxHaving already released two stunning tracks in 2014 (“Lacuna” and “Curtains”), one of Stockholm’s finest bands, Last Lynx return with their new single “Brother”, taken from their forthcoming EP Rifts.

Talking about the EP’s focus on relationships and love stories, drummer Fredric Lindblom says; ‘All the songs that ended up on the EP were written in a short period of time that gave them a certain sense of connection and theme. I guess that the song writing just coincided with a period in our lives when we were going through very similar emotions and were looping the same thoughts.

Last Lynx first came into the online consciousness with introductory track “Killing Switch”, which shot to #1 on The Hype Machine only days after its release. This was followed up by the Ocean Reels EP, which saw them working with engineer and mixer Lasse Mårten (Lykke Li, Peter, Bjorn & John…). On the Rifts EP, Mårten is still on as sound engineer, with the band’s very own Robin Eveborn on production duties. Rifts will be released on November 7th on Universal’s imprint SoFo Records.

Connect with Last Lynx on Facebook. Stream their music on SoundCloud and buy the new single on Last Lynx

FREEDOM FRY – THE WILDER MILE (Indie – US)

Freedom Fry

Freedom Fry is the musical alter ego of French songstress Marie Seyrat and American multi instrumentalist Bruce Driscoll, who together make pulsing sun-soaked indie pop you just want to play on repeat on a breezy summer afternoon. Their latest offering “The Wilder Mile”, released on August 5th, is just that kind of song…

Featuring Seyrat and Driscoll’s perfectly entwined vocals, this new song is a playful indie pop gem with an undeniable retro vibe. Since their last releases, the pair have built their own home studio and have written and recorded an album’s worth of new music which they intend to release track by track over the next few months. So keep an ear out for more!

More info on Freedom Fry’s official site or Facebook. Buy their music on