Category Archives: Soul

VÖK – FIGURE (Alt/Electro – Iceland)

Vök

Following two critically acclaimed EPs Tension (2013) and Circles (2015), Icelandic alternative electro band Vök will release their highly anticipated debut album Figure on April 28 via Nettwerk Records. Mostly written in their home studio and recorded with producer and Jack Garratt collaborator Brett Cox, the album sees the Reykjavík-based band taking their sound to new heights.

With influences ranging from from The Weeknd’s intimist RnB to Little Dragon‘s quirky electronica, Figure spans a whole spectrum of emotions and sounds, full of distorted pulses, near-whispered melodies, echoing guitars and dreamy hooks.

Vök took their time to deliver this first album but they are now ready to share it with their fans and the four-piece will be touring extensively throughout 2017 to bring it clubs and concert halls across Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, UK and more).

Listen to more music on SoundCloud and follow them on Facebook. Buy the album on

HOODLEM – DEBUT EP (Soul/Electro – Australia)

Hoodlem

Melbourne-based experimental pop purveyors Hoodlem unveiled their self-titled EP a few months earning accolades from music blogs at home and abroad. Their unique blend of glitchy beats, wonky bass lines and provocative vocals is at its best on the following tracks off the EP: “Kintsungi”, “4 Real” and personal favourite “Old Friend”.

As a bonus, listen below to a brand new track which sees Hoodlem teaming up with Nashville natives BASECAMP to create an infectious mashup of Amerie’s ‘1 Thing’ and Shaggy’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’.

Show your support on their Facebook. Buy the music on Bandcamp or

LANKS – BITTER LEAF (Alt/Pop – Australia)

LANKS

LANKS is the enigmatic solo electronic project of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist, Will Cuming. A classically trained jazz guitarist, he is also influenced by electronic, pop and folk music. His brand new single “Bitter Leaf” is a hybrid of a pop song featuring intricate, layered guitar work, and Cuming’s elegant signature falsetto.

LANKS - Bitter Leaf     

“Bitter Leaf” is Cuming’s second release this year, following February’s hugely successful single “Golden Age” which was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Oscar Key Sung, Chet Faker) and clocked over 750K Spotify streams.

For more info,  go to LANKS’ official website or Facebook. Buy the music on Bandcamp or

ESMO – FADE AWAY (ChillTrap – France)

Esmo

French singer songwriter ESMO has emerged with her classy and decidedly modern debut single “Fade Away”. This new song is a fluid chill trap tune with hints of R&B. Soft synths and undulating beats set the mood while the young starlet’s smoky vocals oscillate between sultry grittiness and bold sexiness.

There is a real sing-along potential in the track’s super catchy chorus and the whole track is a lusciously produced affair that will have you begging for more. Check it out on SoundCloud and be prepared to get hooked and play this on repeat!

Find out more on ESMO’s Facebook or SoundCloud.

CHARLES MURDOCH – FROGS (Electro/Soul – Australia)

Charles Murdoch

Brisbane producer Charles Murdoch recently released new single “Frogs”, a masterful recording which features the collaborative efforts of Ta-ku (his first ever feature vocal), Australian songstress Wafia and NYC-based MC Hak. The single is the second sample from Charles’ eagerly awaited debut LP to be released on December 11.

“Frogs” is a mesmerising listen from start to finish with swelling synth textures and smooth vocals, both sublimely accompanied by atmospheric melodies and sophisticated beats.

Charles Murdoch first caught the attention of the blogosphere as part of Brisbane-based indie dance 4-piece Mitzi, and in 2013 his rework of “Sleepless” by Flume took things to a whole new level. His debut solo track “No Lungs” pricked up industry ears, and so did his Weathered Straight EP and subsequent remixes for the likes of Bodhi, Jagwar Ma and Elizabeth Rose. If his new tracks are anything to go by, it’s safe to say the LP should be a monumental and beautifully crafted collection of cerebral electro nuggets with a soulful twist.

Connect with Charles Murdoch on Facebook or check out his SoundCloud for more music. Buy “Frogs” on