Belgian pop export Oscar and the Wolf returns with the latest single lifted from his brand new album Infinity, out now via PIAS. Produced by Belgian techno wizard One Track Brain, “Runaway” is a grittier, late-night club take on O&TW’s signature indie pop sound, combining seductive vocals and icy-cold minimal beats.
In the past couple of years Oscar & The Wolf, helmed by multimedia artist Max Colombie, have released a string of chart-toppers in Belgium (“So Real”, “Breathing”, “Strange Entity”), rapidly transitioning from undergound blog favourite to household name. After headlining Pukkelpop and being the first live band to play Tomorrowland, they are embarking on a sold out tour which includes two back-to-back dates at Antwerp’s 23,000-capactiy Sportpaleis.
Infinity features 12 tracks oscillating between dark electro and poetic indie pop, most of them written by Colombie at home in Brussels. The new set fuses exquisitely delivered vocals with layers of synths and thumping beats, matching a cinematic quality to an emotive flair. Colombie explains: “I’ve never made such an eclectic collection of songs, and it’s turned out that way because I’ve had kind of a dramatic year. But actually I think drama can be a good thing. […] That’s where the music comes from.”
For more info and music go to the band’s official site or Facebook. Stream / download Infinity on Bandcamp or
Australian multi-platinum selling sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone recently shared the exquisite video for new single “Chateau”. This stunning and hypnotic new tune is taken from the duo’s forthcoming album Snow, which is will be released on September 15th via [PIAS].
The video stars leading Australian actors Courtney Eaton (Mad Max Fury Road) and Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers, Stranger Things Season 2). Set in the magical surrounds of Mexico City, it finds its two young protagonists embarking on a surreal and colourful adventure – stealing Angus & Julia’s car, crashing a decadent wedding and leading the guests to an underground disco.
For more info and music check out Angus & Julia Stone’s official site or Facebook. Pre-order the new album now on
Norwegian electro duo The Familiar captures the haunting icy rhythms of the Arctic Circle in magical and lush soundscapes that redefine genre boundaries. Norwegian-American vocalist Ruth Mirsky and Tromsø-based multi instrumentalist Mads Martinsen conjure up the uncanny darkness of winters with no sun and the unyielding light of summers with no night.
Taken off their 2016 EP Seconds, single “Patience” is a modern, yet intimate slice of gloomy synthpop, weaving together Mirsky’s poignant plea for patience and Martinsen’s pulsating, synth-driven beat. This irresistible tune definitely hits all the right buttons, confirming The Familiar’s position in the Scandi alt-electro scene.
Listen to The Familiar’s EPs on SoundCloud and follow therm on Facebook for more info. Buy the music on
Based in San Diego, 18-year-old singer songwriter Briana Solorzano, who goes by the artist name RIA, has just shared her first official single “Broke Baby”. The song is a laid-back pop number with a bouncy guitar loop and very minimal beats that slowly build up around Ria’s vocals.
The young artist explains that the song is about the “deeper meaning of solitude” for “a naive young girl going through the first lessons of life as a young adult”. It’s a song about the reality of growing up, broken dreams, friends moving on and time going on and on.
To follow RIA’s present and future endeavours, go to SoundCloud.
After announcing the release date for their debut EP Visions IV (due August 25), Aussie indie-electro act Nocturnal Tapes offer up another taste of their new record with the single ‘Wake Up’ – recorded and produced by the duo themselves at their home studio and mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Cosmos Midnight, Kučka).
New cut ‘Wake Up’ is an intricate slice of house-infused electronica which glides along effortlessly blending organic and electronic instrumentation, and culimnates with the soaring vocals of front man, Harry Suttor.
Since their 2016 inception, Nocturnal Tapes have released a slew of tracks strongly embraced by the likes of triple j, ABC’s Rage, community radio and worldwide blogs; which resulted in a top twenty position on the esteemed Hype Machine charts.
Find out more about Nocturnal Tapes on their Facebook and listen to more tunes on SoundCloud. Buy the music on