Category Archives: Pop

DU TONC – ANIMALS (Disco – US/Australia)

Du Tonc

Du Tonc is the hotly tipped act consisting of Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) and producer Mighty Mouse. They exploded onto the scene with their 2013 debut “Darkness” and set the blogosphere alight once again last January with new single “Every Song”.

Now their follow-up, “Animals”, is just as catchy and it promises another future classic using their consistent formula of potent vocals, delicate licks of 80′s synths and effortless guitar melodies. The band also points out they have “achieved a lifelong ambition of putting animal noises in a song and nothing will ever beat that feeling.”

Having already clocked up over a million plays on SoundCloud with their recent releases, Du Tonc are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album for 2015 and will be announcing a string shows in the next months.

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Glass Animals

British indie four piece Glass Animals recently announced a massive world tour, which just kicked off a couple of weeks ago in their home town of Oxford. Over the next three months, the boys will be performing all over the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Canada, the US, and then some.

To celebrate the start of their mega tour, the band have just shared a brand new video for the song “Black Mambo”, taken off their debut album Zaba, released last year. Directed by David Helman, this psychedelic video comes complete with snakes, an opium den, mexican men in the jungle, and an iguana. Enjoy!

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JUPITER – DO IT (SynthPop/Disco – France)


Paris-based electro duo Jupiter are back with a new song, “Do It”, taken of their upcoming sophomore album, Bandana Republic, which will be released next May via Persephone/Grand Blanc. Lead single “Do It” is a bouncy tune covered in disco dust and just as retro-futuristic as anything off their debut album.

Recorded in Paris and Los Angeles and produced by the band, Bandana Republic follows on from Jupiter’s acclaimed 2012 debut album, Juicy Lucy, which spawned underground hits such as “Starlighter”“Saké” and “One-O-Six”. The new LP was inspired by long drives out into the Californian desert soundtracked by classic rock radio,  and the result is a refreshing mix of sounds of the ‘70s, filtered through a very French love of synth-led pop.

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OH LAND – EARTH SICK (ElectroPop – Denmark)

Oh Land

Led by the anthemic electro pop of single “Head Up High”, Danish singer songwriter Oh Land released her new album Earth Sick in late 2014 on her own label Tusk or Tooth. Recorded primarily at home, in her Brooklyn apartment, this record is a hybrid of symphonic and electronic sounds, layers of lush vocals and pulsating beats.

To celebrate the physical release of the album in the UK, Oh Land is now sharing the Head Up High Remix EP.  The song was methodically deconstructed and completely reworked by big names such as  Penguin Prison, MS MR, Lauren Flax, CSS and Mercury.

“Head Up High” really takes on a life of its own, oscillating between the stripped down 90s house production of Lauren Flax, the cheery interpretation of MS MR or the party vibes of Penguin Prison.

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Satellite Stories

Since their indie breakthrough with the release of their 2012 debut album Phrases To Break The Ice,  Scandinavian four piece Satellite Stories have been churning out catchy pop songs and bringing their live show to fans across the continent. This week they reveal the third song and title track from their upcoming album, Vagabonds, to be released on March 6th via XYZ Berlin Music.

Recorded last year in the UK in the Kentish countryside, Satellite Stories’ new album was prodcued by Simon “Barny” Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club). The first tune taken off the album, “The Trap”, saw the lads streaming numbers accumulate into the millions with the single hitting over 100k within 5 days of its release and receiving accolades across the board.

Lead guitarist Marko Heikkinen explains that over the past few years of touring and writing songs in hotel rooms and airports, the band ”became vagabonds going from pillar to post with no real fixed address”. This is what inspired them to make this collection of songs with no strict genre or style, just great tunes!

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