A Mix on Repeat #1
From time to time it’s about playing catch-up on the blog. Here’s some tracks we’ve been listening to that haven’t had time to blog about that we think you should have a little listen to.
If you’re after a totally chill-out for the weekend that builds/grows nicely then say thanks to Keep Shelly In Athens. They’re a band we recognise to be one of the most consistent for quite a while and they don’t disappoint with Fractals.
Next out of the ever talented Brooklyn NYC pool is RÉN, who has immediately won us over with her woozy electro-pop. Debut track Time is just what we needed today, all sultry vocals and MGMT-esque production from a name we are seeing more and more in Luca Buccellati who’s one of the brains behind Yellerkin, one of our big tips for the year. This has been in our heads since hearing it last week, so needless to say we’re excited to see what comes from this lady next.
IYES have been a favourite on Repeat Button for quite a while. It was probably a few years back to when we first heard the demo to Glow which has resurfaced online without the demo tag on it. The changes must be minor as it’s as glorious as we remember it. There’s also a shiny new video from them too HERE. All is looking upwards for them.
Keeping close to the IYES family with DEATHS who’s releasing music on their label, Love By Mistake. This new offering is the sex. It all sounds very fragile & moving. Possibly a shout on top tips for ’15 for many blogs. Eyes & ears peeled.
Another electronic female vocalist project in the shape of London’s Folly Rae. It’s a all very new but worth keeping tabs on. Run For Cover has those very trendy Lana-meets-Lorde vocals which isn’t a bad thing, along with well executed simplistic production packed with the popular handclaps & lyrically it works. Essentially it’s not breaking boundaries but they know the formula – We’re excited to hear what’s next.
We, like millions of others, love CHVRCHES. We think today’s new music crowd owe a little something to the Glasgow trio. They’ve certainly stood out amongst against anything else the synth pop genre has managed to churn out this decade. Well them & maybe Passion Pit. There Hunger Games soundtrack Dead Air is all killer. It’s right up their with their biggest tracks Recover, The Mother We Share & Gun.