Ascensión, is the latest EP from South London’s Palmistry, which continues to see the producer/vocalist branch out in his artistry. Throughout the record, Palmistry keeps things to a minimum; the simplicity of the rhythms and melodies works very well here. Whether it’s a recurring synth-line or some soft electronics, there’s always to keep you on edge. It just goes to show that filling a song with layer upon layer of unceassary sounds isn’t always the answer. Less, is more…
Get to know, Jones, a singer from London whose elegant voice is at the forefront of ‘You’, the follow up to her debut single ‘Deep’. Those gorgeous vocals are backed by A.K. Paul’s icy soundscape, comprising of clattery electronics and a light piano chord to give the track a minimal yet captivating feel.
A couple of weeks ago, South London’s TÁLÁ shared her latest single ‘Alchemy‘, and we loved it. Today, the singer/producer gives us a visual glimpse into her Middle Eastern roots in the track’s accompanying music video directed by Kate Moross. Amongst shots of sand dunes, snakes and other insects are clips of breathtaking landscapes with the odd snap of TÁLÁ herself.
Having mesmerised with their fantastic self-titled EP back in April, Silverdale duo Aquilo return with ‘I Gave It All’ another upstanding ballad. Filling the soundscape with soft piano chords which swell and grow throughout the track, the boys’ perfectly layered vocals come together to create an absolutely heart-rendering experience.
London via New York newcomer Oyinda follows up the bass heavy ‘What Still Remains‘, with her latest single, ‘The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me’. This new one continues to showcase the singer’s gorgeous tones as percussive clanks and sharp keys give the track its dark and moody aesthetic. Listen to the song below; it’s brilliant!
Acquaint yourself with Marian Hill, a duo from Philadelphia who’s about to blow your mind with new single ‘Got It’. If you’re not impressed by the near-Neptunian electronics and production, that honeyed falsetto fluttering across the soundscape sure will catch your ear. “Got It” vocalsist Samantha Gongol intones in the chorus, courting and seducing you as the sparse beats cushion that absolutely magical voice of hers. Take a listen below, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re down and out with this miserable autumn gloom, get loose to Shan Vincent de Paul’s debut single ‘Some Girls’. The Canadian artist/rapper/producer intertwines his provoking rap verses into shimmering electronics that give off a dance-y vibe. ‘Some Girls’ finds the perfect balance between Hip Hop and Pop as SVDP keeps things spicy with those fiery lines.
R&B crooner JMR returns with ‘Shivers’, the follow up ‘Doesn’t Feel Human‘. Unlike its predecessor, this new one sees the singer take a more traditional route, stripping back the electronics to let the simple piano lines and guitar-laden melodies to shine. As the listener, this really allows you to appreciate that exquisite falsetto of his; so so smooth!
Following the announcement of his highly anticipated debut album Xen, Venezuelan producer Arca, has shared the music video to ‘Thievery’, the album’s lead single. Teaming up with long-time collaborator Jesse Kanda, the NSFW visual features a CGI-enhanced-woman skankin’ in tandem to the songs demented flow. “Captivating” is the word here. Kim K can’t do that.
Oh yeah, and if you didn’t already know – Arca co-produced the new Bjork album. (!!!!!!)
Having already lent her vocals to SBTRKT‘s Wonder Where We Land cut ‘The Light‘, rising songstress Denai Moore preps the release of her brand new, I Swore EP by sharing its emotional title-track. Produced by XL’s Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Sampha), the song allows the singer’s chilling voice to rise above the echoing piano lines and grand instrumentation. Listen to the record below and look out for the four-track EP (which sees a feature with James Vincent McMorrow) when it drops November 24th.