Thursday, May 28, 2015

RUUMER - House Of Cards

Introducing pop duo RUUMER, comprised of sisters Melissa and Jessica Labbadia. Formerly known as L2, who are most likely best known for their two chart-topping Billboard singles, "Boys Or Girls" and "Insomnia", the two have just recently relaunched their music career under their new moniker with the unveiling of their infectious new power pop anthem titled "House Of Cards", produced by Rick Markowitz, aka SmarterChild and Michael Miller. Currently splitting their time between Los Angeles and New York City, we can only speculate right now that RUUMER have a lot more in store for us.

In regards to the track, the sisters tell Idolator, who premiered the single earlier this week:

"There's all this pressure from society to live up to the status quo - everyone’s chasing money or fame. We wanted to write a song that was sort of like a ‘fuck you’ to that. Be present, be who you are."

Listen to "House Of Cards" below.

Gia Koka - Feux Rouges

Originally born in Poland but now living in Amsterdam, emerging singer/songwriter and producer Gia Koka first caught our attention towards the end of 2014 with her debut single, "FCUKU" and again with her follow-up track, "Cold Shower". Unfortunately, since then those two tracks have either been removed or been hidden from her SoundCloud. However, luckily for us, today she has unveiled her latest offering called "Feux Rouges, which serves as the title track taken from her just announced 6-song debut EP due for release on June 25th. In addition, the first four tracks to be lifted from the EP will be offered as a free download leading up to its release. Stream/download the EP's first single, "Feux Rouges" below.

Anne-Marie - Karate

London-based artist Anne-Marie has just unveiled the sleek new video for her debut single, "Karate", directed by UK-based duo Scratch. The single also serves as the title track taken from her forthcoming 4-song debut EP scheduled for release on July 10th via Rudimental's recently launched record label, Major Toms. Watch the video for "Karate" below.

EP Tracklist:
1. "Karate"
2. "Gemini"
3. "Stole"
4. "Stole" (Chloe Martini Refix)

Pre-order link coming soon.

Eloise Keating - Working Late

Multi-talented 18-year-old Portsmouth-based singer/songwriter and producer Eloise Keating has today unveiled her rather sensational new single titled "Working Late", which serves as her first new piece of original material in over a year following her equally impressive power ballad, "Be My Ghost (The Green Light)", which was inspired by the story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. No word yet on when this track will be available to purchase or when we can possibly expect a debut EP from her but we're willing to bet this this track is just a glimpse of many more great things still to come this year from this obviously very promising new artist. Listen to "Working Late" below.

Premieres via Hillydilly (North America) and Crack In The Road (UK)

Blooms - Love

Ahead of her upcoming performance at this year's annual Forbidden Fruit Festival taking place this weekend, Irish-born, Hackney-based singer/songwriter Louise Cunnane, aka Blooms has today unveiled her absolutely mesmerizing new single entitled "Love", which was produced by Gil Lewis along with with renowned producer John P*NUT Harrison, whose previous credits include an array of artists such as Amy Winehouse, Eliza Doolittle, Chlöe Howl and Manou, just to name a very few. "Love" is the second track following "Fall" to be lifted from Bloom's forthcoming second EP, Still due out later this year via her own label, Skin On Skin Records. Louise is currently working with a number of talented artists so expect to hear some more new music from Blooms in the coming months.

Speaking on the track, Blooms says:

"'Love' is a reflection on my first EP; remembering all of the great parts - which is so easily done after the breakdown of anything - but then strongly reminding myself that I have come too far to come back. I have been locked in this weird little personal battle and I refuse to be defined by it."

Listen to "Love" below.

Premiere via The Fader.