Ålesund-born, Oslo-based alt rock outfit Cashmere Factory is a unique and ever-evolving combo of different influences, styles and ideas. They create original soundscapes that embrace the band members’ widely different musical backgrounds and combine them in the most interesting and unpredictable ways. Some songs boast with solid rhythms and playful guitars, while others float through a roller coaster of crescendos, subtle synths and soaring vocals.
Originally from Byron Bay, but now based based in Berlin, Parcels are five passionate musicians whose interests cover innumerable genres ranging from folk pop to disco-funk and psych rock. Released last January, their highly anticipated debut EP, Hideout, showcased their unique brand of indie pop, featuring laid-back grooves, infectious choruses and psychedelic synths. Now Parcels are offering the perfect end-of-summer soundtrack by giving the EP a full makeover with completely reworked versions of their originals.
They invited the finest selection of producers to remix five of their tracks and, boy, are we in for a treat! From the psychedelic electro of Inagwa, a side project of Aussie band Tora, the mesmerizing rhythms of French producers L’Impératrice, the versatile electro of German duet Mouse on Mars, misty vibes brought by Helsinki-based Disco Despair, and an electronic ballad courtesy of Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak, the Hideout Remixed EP is an incredibly diverse collection, demonstrating the eclectic aesthetic of Parcels’ universe.
As their latest offering is being acclaimed as “rapturous retro-pop” (The Guardian), the young musicians best deliver their unbridled energy on stage. Following a European Tour supporting Two Door Cinema Club, Parcels embarked on a summer festival tour with shows at Le Printemps de Bourges, Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival, We Love Green, and more.
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.
Produced by Jeroen de Pessemier, “So Real” is a sweltering pop gem which will no doubt make waves at summer festivals around Europe as Oscar and the Wolf embark next month on a massive tour that will see the band play at Down the Rabbit Hole, Rock Werchter, Lollapalooza Paris, Tomorrowland and Lokerse Feesten amongst others.
French duo gone five-piece Isaac Delusion have a new line-up, a new label, a new album but one thing hasn’t changed, they are still passionate artists dedicated to continually exploring new musical landscapes. Out on April 7th via Parisian boutique label Microqlima, the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album was three long years in the making but the result is simply breathtaking.
Rust & Gold features twelve slices of hybrid pop that stand out for their rare simplicity and honesty. In a genre-bending tour de force Isaac Delusion deliver stories of love and longing, life and spirituality, cut for daydreaming and road tripping across the continents.