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POWERS – HEAVY (Synth/NuDisco – US)

Powers
L.A.-based alternative duo Powers recently premiered “Heavy”, a new track taken off their upcoming debut album, Alpha, which is due out later this year on Republic Records. With its late 70’s New York bass line and deliciously retro string arrangements, “Heavy” is a bittersweet number about the struggle of relationships and how toxic they can sometimes be. It’s a “battle between logic and desire” says vocalist Crista Ru, who co-founded Powers with co-vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mike Del Rio back in 2014.

For Powers, bringing songs to life means tapping into their own eclectic backgrounds from playing in underground punk bands in New York City to co-writing for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Selena Gomez. Citing the cut-and-paste art of Robert Rauschenberg and Terry Gilliam among their longtime influences, they’ve taken a collage-like approach to constructing crystalline pop.

For more info, music and your dates, check out their official site or Facebook. Buy the music on

FENECH SOLER – ZILLA (SynthPop – UK)

Fenech Soler

Fenech-Soler released their new album ZILLA on February 3rd on So Recordings. Three years in the making, the band’s third studio album is chock full of bold, shimmering pop gems, which herald a thrilling new chapter for brothers Ben and Ross Duffy.

Loaded with personality and pockets of experimentation, ZILLA is inspired by disco, old soul vocal harmony groups and an unwavering love of pop music. While previous albums have seen the duo collaborate with the likes of Tim Goldsworthy and Starsmith, ‘this album is much more organic, with most of it self-produced.

Fenech-Soler have been touring for the past couple of months, bringing their new tunes to fans across Europe the US. More dates have just been announced in April in May, check out their official site or Facebook for more info. Buy the new album now on

MEHARI – LONG WAY HOME (Alt/Indie – France)

Mehari

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.

Find them on Facebook or SoundCloud. Buy the music on

DISCLOSURE FT. LORDE – MAGNETS (Electro – UK)

Disclosure

British duo Disclosure enjoyed worldwide success with their chart-topping debut album Settle back in 2013. Slightly less successful, the band’s follow up full length Caracal was released in late 2015 and featured guests such as The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Miguel or Kwabs.

Third single “Magnets”, featuring vocals by New Zealand singer Lorde, garnered very positive reviews from critics and became Disclosure’s most successful hit in Australia and New Zealand

For more info and music check out Disclosure’s official site or Facebook. Buy the single on

FLUME – SAY IT (Electro – Australia)

Flume

Hot on the heels of previous hit singles “Smoke and Retribution” and “Never Be like You”, Aussie beatmaker Flume has released the new official single from his forthcoming album Skin. “Say It” features Swedish songstress Tove Lo, best known for dark pop, yet highly addictive, track “Habbits (Stay High)”.

Flume’s album Skin will be out May 27 via Future Classic and will include collaborations with Kučka, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge and MNDR amongst others. You can pre-order it now via iTunes and get four tracks as instant downloads!

For more info, go to Flume’s Facebook or sample more tunes on SoundCloud. Order his new album Skin on