Hospitality is an American Indie trio from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band released their first full-length album on Merge Records in January 2012 to very positive reviews.
“Going Out” is taken off the band’s sophomore album, Trouble, which features a darker sound than its predecessor. Hospitality’s trademark pop is still present but with a more stripped-down instrumentation, creating a space where undulating synths come alive and mysterious voices fill the void.
Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”
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Northern Territory multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Resin Moon, who also makes music under his own name Dave Crowe, has captured the attention of many over the past few months with his original productions inspired by desert landscapes and analogue machines. Influenced by artists such as Air, Son Lux and Gotye, his sound delves into unknown musical territories and shows a distinctive flair for subtle electronica with a pop twist.
Following Resin Moon’s big win at the NT Song of the Year Awards with the song “Salt”, his next single “Feels” got playlisted on Triple J radio. In “Feels”, Resin Moon delivers some beautiful vocals over a swelling bed of warm synths, with unexpected twists and turns.
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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.
For more info, tour dates and music, check out Novo Amor’s official site or Facebook. Buy “Anchor” on
London-born and Vienna-based SOHN has been making big strides in recent years. 2014 saw the release of his debut album, Tremors, a subtle mix of soulful vocals and chopped up electronic beats, which earned him rave reviews across the board.
His new single “Conrad”, released in November on legendary independent label 4AD, is taken off his forthcoming album Rennen, which will be released on 13th January 2017.
Sohn has also announced new tour dates in Europe and North America for 2017.For more info, go to his website or Facebook. Buy the music on
Formed in 2010 by Matthieu Hernandez (keys/vocals) and Pierre-Henri Izambert (on guitars, keys and bass), later joined by Denis Degioanni on drums, Mehari is an indie synth combo based out of Toulouse in Southern France.
Released by Champcaine Records, “Long Way Home” is a slow-moving, atmospheric piece featuring cosmic synths, funky guitars and evocative lyrics. Clocking in at 5 minutes 25 seconds this track is like a glimpse of summer in the dark winter days.
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