British lads Citizens! have released their much awaited sophomore album European Soul, out now via Kitsuné! Profoundly positive, the band’s new album is a slick pop record of modern romanticism that leans towards the future. But now enough with the reading, check out their irresistibly dancy single “Waiting For Your Lover”!
Pop music is more than ever at the heart of the band’s spirit. Very few hearts resisted the rallying cry of their addictive singles “True Romance” and “Reptile”, not to mention their highly praised debut album Here We Are with its heady keyboards and catchy melodies, and now the four Londoners are establishing themselves as an unstoppable dance machine with European Soul.
Last month saw the release of Sydney-based DJ, singer and producer Elizabeth Rose‘s new single, “Another Earth”, a smooth yet edgy electronic jam that elegantly bridges the gap retro R&B and avant-garde pop. Co-produced by Brooklyn’s Chrome Sparks, it features sparkly synths, rich background textures and an infectious bass line that will make this song bounce around in your head for days.
Having previously worked with Flight Facilities and The Aston Shuffle, Elizabeth Rose released her self-titled debut EP in 2014 and her new single marks yet another exciting chapter in her budding career. Available now via Inertia’s new imprint Midnight Feature, “Another Earth” serves as the first official single off Elizabeth’s forthcoming debut album (due out later this year).
Straight out of Brigthon, indie electro four piece Kanzi released their self-title debut EP last January via Paris-based label Animal Records (also home to Bloum and Backbone). Citing Radiohead as their first influence, the boys create almost meditative landscapes based on spacious synths, tropical electro beats and singer Peter Myson’s falsetto vocals set against a backdrop of drum machines.
Having already shared stage with the likes of Emancipator and Simian Ghost, the band recently announced they would be playing Brighton’s The Great Escape in May. Meanwhile, they are working on a bunch of new tunes, that they say are more mature and finely honed than their first tracks. Look out for new material before long!
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.
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!