New York based production duo CREEP have finally announced the release of their first full-length album echoes. Scheduled to be released on August 13th their debut album will feature 10 songs including the previously released singles ‘You’, ‘Animals’, ‘Call Her’ & ‘Days’. Each song on the LP will feature a guest vocalist – expect collaborations from Sia, Romy Madley Croft (The xx), Alpines and Planningtorock who features on their awesome new single ‘Introduction’. The new track demonstrates everything there is to love about CREEP – it’s dramatic and bold, yet still manages to be delicate and emotive – listen below.
The tracklist for echoes can be found after the jump.
South London based duo Alpines are quickly establishing themselves as adventurous purveyors of new wave Electro-Pop. Their style combines the theatrical vocals of lead singer Catherine Pockson with high-charged, dramatic production of Bob Matthews. They both seem to approach songs in different ways, but still manage to meet each other at the same place. Expect their debut album Early Hours in October.
Electro-Pop power-balladry is what Alpines seem to do best; fitting then that their new single ‘Chances’ is a full-on drama, boasting a wonderfully produced soundscape from Bob Matthews and heart pouring, sorceress-like performance from lead single Catherine Pockson.
‘Chances’ will feature on the duo’s upcoming Early Hours EP.
As climatic as the audio, the Alpines release the visual for their forthcoming single.Confidently producing a magical realm of dramatic close ups, stunning outfits and a striking setting, the Alpines are pushing the boundaries of credible avant garde pop with this one.
After a string of collaborations with noteworthy producers, Alpines have announced the release of their new single ‘Empire’ on June 11th. Continuing their synth-Pop theatrics, the new single is expansive and dramatic – featuring ethereal vocals and powerful percussion. Listen below…
We have certainly given you a fair dosage of La Havas since we introduced her to your playlists last year and we have showcased an abundance of quality remixes too.
Quickly becoming the go to palette for remixes à la Lana Del Rey , Maya Jane Coles, one to watch this year provides the garage grooved remix below. We highlighted Coles previously when she featured on a Alpines track last year. Since then, Coles has readying herself steadily and picked up on A&R and blogger’s ears alike. Cemented firmly in every corner of the electronic world, from gritty basslines, to dirty techno house, she is striving to become a name to remember. What do you think?
Taken off their upcoming Black Rainbows EP, ‘Totem’ is the new single from Tom Edwards, Matt Benyayer and Carlo Anderson collectively known as Dark Sky. Incorporating their trademark shadowed sound but with high energy post-rave optimism – this bass heavy, percussive track serves as an appropriate night-bus-riddim. A merry one.
Returning to Bristol based label Black Acre after a two year departure, the groups new EP is due out on March 26th – pre-order here.
Another silky Electro-Pop offering from Alpines, this time featuring highly promising team Craze & Hoax (who you may remember producing Javeon McCarthy’s recent cracker ‘Lost Time’).
‘Gold’ is the third single taken off their collaborations project which sees the South London duo working with “cutting edge” (real talk) names in Electronic music. This track combines the sounds of producer Bob Matthew, with vocals from Catherine Pockson. It’s wonderful how the ethereal elements collide with the 808s forming some theatrical, rustic R&B offshoot (particularly the breakdown).
Back in November we posted a cover of Carly Simon’s classic ‘Why’ by Aplines & Maya Jane Coles – it was dope. The duo have returned now with the second single off their Collaborations series, this time teaming up with Dark Sky. ‘Tremors’ is another strong offering from the band – a moody Pop number with a respectable room-shaking bassline and tropical accents. Not as favoured as their first single, but good track nonetheless.
Emo synth pop – always a good thing for your Tuesday.
South London duo Alpines cover Carly Simon’s ‘Why’ as part of their on-going collaboration series which sees them working with various producers such as Dark Sky, Craze + Hoax (Emeli Sande ‘Heaven’) and now Maya Jane Cole. Catherine’s lead vocals carry a cold, emotionless tone in parts (a good thing, in this instance) giving ‘Why’ that essential contemporary edge. I really like that subtle groove, too.