Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a debut album that earned them great reviews and. After a string of highly praised singles (“Changeling”, “In Memory”), they are returning with new track “Whippoorwill”, taken off their sophomore album Venn, to be released on February 10th via !K7 / League Of Imaginary Nations.
“Whippoorwill” is the third sample of the quartet’s long-delayed album and it comes with a beautiful video, made by the band’s own Andy West (bass/guitar), mostly by hand and extensive labour.
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Bones is the fourth studio album released by American musician Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott), who first came to public knowledge in 2008 with his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes, followed by We Are Rising in 2011. Released in October 2013 via Joyful Noise Recordings, Lott’s third album Lanterns has spawned a handful of very successful singles, including “Alternate World” (stream below).
The song features guest vocals from Ieva Berberian, Cameron Schenk, Aaron Strumpel and Shara Worden, which provide a counterpoint to Lott’s raspy vocals. Other guests include Chris Thile on the mandolin and Christopher Wray on pedal stell and bass.
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Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known under the moniker Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. Lacey released early work in 2012, but rose to prominence after the release of his debut EP Woodgate, NY in March 2014. He has since released multiple singles as Novo Amor, as well as collaborative work with Ed Tullett.
“Anchor” comes with a gorgeous video directed by Josh Bennett.
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After completing a sold tour in their home country of Belgium and filling up Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Arena with 20,000 fans, Oscar & The Wolf returns with new single “The Game”, out now on Play It Again Sam. The song was co-produced by Noah Breakfast (Tunji Ige, Christine And The Queens) and it features the kind of looped synths and dramatic beat drops frontman Max Colombie explored in the band’s debut album Entity, only a shade darker this time around.
Speaking about “The Game”, Colombie explained: “The track does build on the spherical electro sound of Entity. However I feel like it’s evolved to a late night remix of that sound. It’s grittier, darker and sexier but still about relationships and doubt. Ultimately I’d describe it as tears on the dance floor in the dirty twerk remix.”
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Woodes is the moniker for 24-year-old Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter Elle Graham, whose quick ascension into the limelight has caused many a head to turn. After the success of her debut solo single “Daggers & Knives” (over 120,000 views on YouTube and solid airplay on Triple j unearthed and FBi Radio), Woodes recently shared new track “The Thaw” which was co-written and co-produced by fellow Melbournian artist LANKS.
“The Thaw” is another powerfully beautiful track, which combines Graham’s poetic lyrics with a clever mix of textured synths and subtle beats. She is currently collaborating with local and international artists including Kilter, Milwaukee Banks, Set Mo, Kintaro, FØRD and Golden Vessel on some new tunes and she has a remix EP just out for “The Thaw”.
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