Luna

You’ve heard ‘Carry Me’, now hear ‘Luna’, the latest offering from Bombay Bicycle Club’s upcoming fourth album So Long, See You Tomorrow out February 3rd. Whilst ‘Carry Me’ showcased the outfit’s darker, more daring persona, ‘Luna’ takes a sweet route, with its delectable melodies and outright beautiful soundscape. That, and the glorious backing vocals courtesy of Rae Morris are the perfect addition to frontman Jack Steadman’s distinct musings. Check out the track above, and the delightful video here!

With two promising EP’s under his belt and supporting the Haim sisters on their UK leg last month, 18 year-old singer/songwriter Callum Burrows aka Saint Raymond, is beginning to turn a few heads with his vibrant melodies and passionate lyrics. Earlier today, the Nottingham lad unveiled the music video to his latest single, the energetic and ambitious ‘Young Blood’, taken from his forthcoming EP (with the same name) out later this month. Check out the video above, along with the rest of his discography over here, you won’t be disappointed!

Introducing a new outfit from Leeds called Adult Jazz [who seemingly have very little to do with actual jazz] and their debut single ‘Springful’, which most definitely deserves a spin (or two). The skittering track jumps from beat to beat in an awkwardly coherent manner as splendid guitar riffs, intricate pop melodies and some fittingly raw, rustic vocals create the perfect pop/rock vibe. Press play and give the record a listen, you never know,  it may be your new favourite jam.

Lana Del Rey revealed her 27 minute long epic short-film Tropico last night and it may be one of the most trippiest and strangely beautiful things you’ll see all year. The Anthony Mandler directed visual sees Del Ray accompanied by model Shaun Ross in a paradisiacal garden of Eden with the likes of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Jesus. The clip also depicts a darker, more sinister side of “L.A.”. Littered throughout the entire experience are clips of typical Lana Del Ray montages of Americana-tinted sunsets, clouds and blooming flowers. It’s feels like a perfectly respectable way to conclude Lana’s Born to Die chapter/saga and move into her next which begins with the release of her sophomore effort, Ultraviolence – due our early next year.

Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, follows his beautifully crafted 2011 album Coastal Grooves with another masterfully produced long player Cupid Deluxe. Having spent the past year penning silky anthems for the likes of Solange, MKS and Sky Ferrerira, he returns as a solo artiste with a wonderful bag of fabulously crafted pop gems. Hynes doesn’t falter, Cupid Deluxe proves that. Stream the entire album up top.

James Drake. Man, that was a fun moment for stans. But this, this is better than any of that bootleg gold. Pioneering British singer/producer James Blake flips Drake’s ‘Come Thru’ into his own hyphy-warped imaginings – and it’s wonderful. Take a listen through deep cans or heavy duty speakers, this deserves every part of your aural attention. Cha.

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London based eclectic songstress come producer reveals her new track with a monochrome visual to match. Hotly tipped and often mentioned in the same breath as Grimes, the Berlin bred artist is not letting the pressure get to her just yet. Content with her own blend of quirky electronica beats, lined up alongside Sinah’s whispy half spoken, half sung innocent vocals, the track definitely has mainstream appeal. For some “Just Ok” may take a couple of listens before realising Sinah has created a perfect union between lo fi and pop, but for those that have caught on, official release is coming 11th November on Noise Praise. 

Attu

New band alert. On first listen, North London quartet leave you feeling warm and well erm.. toasty inside with their first foray into the music world. The efforts of Don’t Sleep’ are well appreciated, as are the bubbling synths that rise by just the right amount throughout. Pleasingly everything snuggles into tight knitted guitars and quirky vocals, all of which lends to the songs general breezy’ness. Starting off as just a side project for Stefan Antoinette and quickly developing into a concrete four piece, this could be an interesting outfit to watch out for when their EP arrives in 2014.

Being a sucker for a shoegaze guitar and an emosh song, multi instrumentalist Marc Zito who flies under the musical radar as Fractures, had my ear at ‘Cadence.’

Lusting after the Melbourne producer’s provocative chords, you find yourself lured in, settled, then fittingly soaked into Fractures pain. Fractures calls each shot, with well placed full bodied harmonies, rich in tone and a heart being laid bare by compelling repetition of “I’ve got you stuck on mind, and it’s driving me crazy.” All the components of a modern day pop tune by default, yet soulful in essence, we can expect more when he releases his debut EP early 2014.

Flicker (Bedroom Demo)

It’s been well over a year since Shivum Sharma’s florid vocals and intricate melodies entranced our ears with the fluttery debut single, ‘Steady As We Go‘. The South Londoner graces us with a tender track in ‘Flicker’. Another beautiful slice of his nonchalant atmospheric pop. Elevated by the singer’s soaring vocals and harmonised to perfection. A soft piano takes charge and leads the way as the track glides seamlessly into flight.

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