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CLUBFEET – LAST WORDS (Electro/SynthPop – Australia)

Clubfeet

Melbourne five-piece Clubfeet “create music for the night time, which can also be enjoyed in the day time”. It is dreamy, melancholic indie-pop, that sounds just as inspiring on a club floor on a Saturday night as it does on a lazy Sunday by the sea side, something you could file next Junior Boys, Hot Chip, Fujiya & Miyagi and M83.

Clubfeet‘s Last Words EP came out about a month ago, featuring stellar remixes from French House legend Dimitri From Paris, Andrew Maury of RAC and London’s nu-disco duo The C90s. It is also backed by a gorgeous video directed by fashion videographer Alex Goddard. Watch it here!

Clubfeet - Last Words     

Clubfeet - Last Words (RAC Maury Mix)     

Find out more on Clubfeet via their Facebook page or their official site. Listen to more music on SoundCloud and buy it on

340ML – FAIRY TALES (Dub/Afro/Jazz – Mozambique)

340ml

All four members of 340ml (pronounced: three forty mil) grew up in Maputo, Mozambique, but moved to Johannesburg in the mid 1990s in order to pursue academic careers. During their studies, the foursome always managed to keep producing music, more akin to rock and ska at first and then evolving into their distinctive blend of chilled out Afro-jazz.

The band, that as been dubbed by some as being “Jozambican”, incorporates many different elements into their music including Dub, Ska, Jazz and Reggae. 340ml’s debut album Moving, co-produced by the Jazzworx production team, was released in 2004 to rave reviews. Four years later, 340ml released a second album entitled Sorry for the Delay, the title of which is probably an ironic nod to the protracted process of recording the album.

340ml - Fairy Tales     

Sorry For The Delay is a celebration of the band’s multifaceted sound. Their distinctive dub grooves are threaded with Tiago Correia Paulo’s spare guitars, Paulo Chibanga’s angular drum fills and pulsing beats, Rui Soeiro’s smooth bass-lines and Pedro da Silva Pinto’s smoothly delivered vocals. The mood is chilled and the beat feels right. It’s like a summer day in the sun.

For more info, check out 340ml’s official website and MySpace.