Although the name Purple Ferdinand may not widely resonate with people from around the world, this wonderful young lady has been steady on the London live circuit for quite some time, quietly building her army of eclectically-cool followers. Of course we’ve loved her from time. But with the arrival of her new single it feels like the tide may be about to change for London’s most musical tattoo artist. Ukulele in hand and donning a pink (hopefully faux) fur jacket with body art exposed, Purple delicately performs her beautiful new single ‘Birds’ via her new portrait video.
Here we go again. Wonderkid MNEK storms through with yet another impeccably crafted new single titled ‘Wrote a Song About You Last Night’. Driven by an infectious house beat, the song puts real focus on MNEK’s genius for penning undeniable pop bangers. Not only that – he also happens to be out-singing every one of his contemporaries without really breaking a sweat. All this from a guy still in his teens – mind blowing.
Following the magnificence of his London EP, enigmatic singer OFEI is back with ‘Wow’, the first single from his second project. True to its name, the track wows as layer upon layer of rich percussive goodness is poured over those golden, silky vocals that we’ve been swooning over for so long.
Back in March, we introduced you to Junglepussy and her blazing single ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed‘. Today we’re graced with her debut album, also called Satisfaction Guaranteed. And just as we guessed - it’s pure fire! JP spits with confidence and ferocity over darkened beats penned by Shy Guy. This is life according to Junglepussy and we’re listening…
Swedish singer Mapei made an impression with her indie pop debut ‘Don’t Wait’ late last year and she’s back now with an anthemic new track called ‘Change’. Lifted off her forthcoming debut album Hey Hey, the track continues to impress us with its powerful instrumentation showcasing the songstress’ gorgeous voice.
FKA twigs has announced the release of her long-awaited debut album via Young Turks/XL Recordings. Entitled, LP1, the full length will be upon us August 11 and will feature 10 brand new tracks. Check out the striking album cover designed by Jesse Kanda (above) along with the full tracklisting after the jump. Get excited…
Here’s a treat, just in time for the weekend…
SBTRKT and Sampha join forces once again with ‘Temporary View’, the instrumental of which featured on the former’s Transitions EP as ‘Resolute’. As with everything these two come up with, it’s an absolute treat. Sampha’s heartwarming vocals rise with warmth over SBTRKT’s stream of glistening electronics. No word on whether this’ll feature on SBTRKT’s forthcoming album, either way, give it a spin below!
With the release of “What Is This Heart?” just around the corner, How To Dress Well has dropped yet another masterpiece in the form of ‘Face Again’. There’s almost a Hip Hop vibe to the song as Krell lays down his immaculate falsetto over echoey drums that’re lifted by a platter of majestic synths and eerie electronics. Listen up!
Our boy Darq E Freaker comes through with another monstrous single, titled ‘Minger’, that combines an epic fusion of trap extravagance, grime dystopia and a slew of undercover Timbo influences (do you hear that?). His new video, premiered on FACT and directed by rising London director Sally Sibbet, embodies Freaker’s horror-core ranking perfectly – it’s set in what appears to be Lucifer’s playpen, riddled with snake wielding demon strippers and disembodied hearts. A madness. Check it out.
Dutch singer Sevdaliza follows up the vibrant ‘Clear Air‘ with the mysterious and dark ‘Sirens of the Caspian’. Whilst the former burst with energy, this new one’s a slow burner, with an explosive bass gushing under the singer’s pitched down vocal. Whilst you’re at it, watch the rather frightening yet gorgeous music video too.