BLOUM – FAITH EP (Electro/Psychedelic/Funk – France)

Bloum

Paris-based combo Bloum was born in 2013 and teamed with fellow Parisian 5-piece Backbone to set up their own label Animal Records a year later. After an unpretentious yet quite impressive introductory EP released in May 2014, Bloum unleashed the highly addictive “Faith” just in time for summer.

Self-released via Animal Records and self-produced, the Faith EP includes the title track, a subtle mix of finely-tuned electro, solid hip hop beats and strong vocals, as well as a collection of four glorious remixes by Worakls, Vendredi, Nhar and Eggo. Check out a couple of them just below!

Check out the band’s official site or Facebook for more info. Buy the EP on Bandcamp or

CHVRCHES – THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE (SynthPop/Electro – UK)

CHVRCHES

Chvrches are a Scottish synth pop band, formed in 2011. Featuring Lauren Mayberry on lead vocals and samplers, Iain Cook on synths, guitar, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty on synths, samplers and vocals, Chvrches released their first single “Lies” in 2012 and a year later they managed to come fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent.

The band released their debut studio album The Bones of What You Believe in September 2013 via Virgin Records to overwhelmingly positive reviews. At the moment Mayberry, Cook and Doherty are busy recording new tunes for their sophomore album out of their basement studio in Glasgow.

Visit Chvrches’ official site or Facebook for more info and buy all their music on

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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