London based record label, Moshi Moshi have always been one of our favourites. Fluttering between Indie and Pop. Over the years their bands have released some of my music – from Bloc Party, Hot Chip to most recently Metronomy.

Darlings of the label, Summer Camp – a dynamic duo made up of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, provided a solid collection of synth grounded, fuzzy alt pop music that often dabbles in the darkest corner with their debut Welcome To Condale last year. Take ‘I Want You’ – full of 80’s style synth stabs and fractured jabs of prog drums creating an alternative ballad.

Fast track a year later and the pair are gearing up to release a EP.  The lead track ‘City’ is a slight departure from their usual sound, however Sankey’s piercing emotive voice works perfectly against the  hazy, pulsating pursuit of a beat. Enrolling the help of Odd Future affiliated Hal Williams laid back verse suits the grubby pop sound too. Great track. 

Always EP is due July 10th.

With the release of their brand new album Rispah this week, British band The Invisible have unveiled a new video in support of their single ‘Wings’. Now signed to cult label Ninja Tune, their progressive sound blends together different facets of music from Electronica to Soul, Funk and Indie. Fronted masterfully by producer/singer Dave Okumu (the man behind some of Jessie Ware’s latest material) – it’s near impossible not to love what they do.

Buy Rispah via iTunes now.

‘Gun Has No Trigger’ is the lead single taken off the Dirty Projectors forthcoming album album Swing Lo Megellan due out July 10th. Embedded underneath lead singer David Longstreth’s rough vocals is a discernible groove driven by it’s drum structure and bass patterns, which builds up to a satisfying crescendo.

Ruby Taylor otherwise known as Yumi And The Weather is the young lady from Brighton responsible for this piece of Electro-Funky-fried-Pop.

‘Not Again’, the first to released under her new moniker, is like good Tempura – it manages to be light and crispy yet coarse and chunky all at the same time – its delicious! Yes, I took it there.

Listen below. Download here.

Haim – the three sisters that I mentioned last month have been continuous in their waves making, taking their refreshing music around the world.

Fresh off the hype of their EP, the girls release a new video to my favourite track – ‘Forever’. The trio hold down their Michael Jackson inspired guitar riff with scenes of sunshining bicycle riding, laidback happenings and a nod to their love for Destiny’s Child. Cool girls.

We first featured The Seshen back in 2011, when they released this as their debut single. We followed up with a full stream of their self-titled debut album in March. The San Francisco based band have now unveiled the leading visuals for ‘Oblivion’, a track I am still enthralled by. The seemingly endless influences they’ve streamlined into this song and the rest of their music is what I find most appealing.

The most interesting music videos these days, are the ones with a twist, a turn and most likely a death. Devonte Haynes does not falter in giving us what we want in his latest release taken off an indie favourite of mine, Coastal Grooves.

Directed by ‘Peso’ creator Abteen Bagheri, the video is full of references of late 80’s kitsch noirs for the film buffs out there, we are talking the likes of Near Dark, The Coen Brothers first foray Blood Simple. There is also the flickers of American Ninja 4 whilst the tale unfolds…

 

Three  sisters from sunny LA have been creating a buzz the past few months, with their fresh sound. As children growing up around folk loving parents yet exposed to an influx of mid 90’s heart wrenching/independent women type R&B, the Haim sisters have acquired an appreciation of all sorts, mixing it up and producing a quality version for a 2012.

The EP starts off  with ‘Better off’, an alt- indie number and left at that it would be easy to write the trio off as a cool cross genre band and nothing more. On further listen, you hear the girls hold their own in the harmony stakes. The sisters voices slot into each others and Forever is a great example of how the girls influences have sinked into their music. Where the title track makes you dance with that addictive groove, ‘Go Slow’ makes you listen to the soar of their crystallizing harmonies and sums up that Haim are alot more than meets the eye. Grab the download below

We got that new new for you. Press play on this one if you want some LA sunshine hiphop, full of frolicsome tongue in cheek bravado.

Introducing to you, straight from the sunny creative capital, the duo with probably the best names I’ve heard this year – Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon – have been busying away in their lab to create free falling, experimental expressed, future fun.

Proving their motto, a discotheque’d buzz track ‘Take Me Tonight’ is gearing us up for their forthcoming EP whilst this playful remix with Ash Wilkes is definitely something we want more of. Unashamed cocksure female, sultry laidback flow, toasty synths and warm claps. All I need is some ‘shine and a drink.

King Jacks returns with his fully intact classic rock ‘n’ roll swagger that he left us with after blessing us with a Nextmen remix and track Heroes, from his e11even project. This new visual offering (directed by Keeley Malone) is a fantastic take at a traditional Bollywood film, recreated in North London. Keep it peeled, expect more material and live shows in the coming months from the London based solo artist.

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