Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lilly Wolf - Pop Dream

Having recently relocated to New York City from the San Francisco Bay Area, up-and-coming electronic pop duo Lilly Wolf is comprised of singer/songwriter Lilly Wolfson and producer Alex Neuhausen (aka Dr. Nu). Described as pop music for pop music snobs, the pair create a catchy blend of electronic music infused with a perfect dose of melody, hard-hitting beats, and insightful lyrics. Today the duo have unveiled the music video for their soothing new single titled "Pop Dream", which premiered earlier today via The Deli Magazine and was directed by the band themselves along with fashion photographer Mike Dote.

Discussing the single with TILT magazine, Wolfson says, "The beat is a kind of mean sound with a powerful kick and big claps, and the bass is a pretty dubby low end sound. The kind of stuff you'd hear on a hip hop track, except over the top we have these dreamy piano lines and that reverse swell sound. The vocals also switch up, going from the lo-­fi, up­front verse to the really reverb-y interlude and then to the big sound in the chorus with the doubled lead. It's like 50's jazz to chilly indie to Top 40."

"Pop Dream" is available now on iTunes.

Also be sure to check out their more recently released single "Burn For You" (below) as well as many more great tunes from Lilly Wolf via their Soundcloud.

Lupa J - The Seed (EP)

Just like Noella Nix (who we previously posted about), another one of our favorite new Australian artist to come across this year is multi-talented 16-year-old Sydney-based singer/songwriter, producer and classically trained violinist Imogen Jones, otherwise known as Lupa J, who has just self-released her long-awaited debut EP The Seed. The undeniably impressive 5-song collection includes her previously released songs "Eyes Unclouded" and "Statues" as well as her brand new single "Virus". Stream the EP in full below.

The Seed EP is available on iTunes.

Noella Nix - Sad Girl

We simply just can't get enough exciting newcomer Noella Nix, who hails from Gold Coast, Australia. Noella Nix first caught our attention with the release of her rather smooth and sultry debut single "Only One" and again with her early Motown-esque second single "Bed Rock", released a few short weeks ago. And now today, Noella makes a very welcomed return with her emotionally powerful new song entitled "Sad Girl" which once again sees her teaming up with New York producer Pharaoh Phrontier (who also produced "Only One"). The single also comes backed with an accompanying music video, directed and edited by Noella herself and filmed by JP Chavez. Watched the video for "Sad Girl" below and be sure to follow Noella Nix on Facebook and Twitter to be among one of the first to be notified on the release of her forthcoming debut EP Future Goddess due out later this year.

"Sad Girl" is available now on Bandcamp (name your price).

Hugh - One Of These Days

After having thoroughly impressed us with their brilliant debut EP I Can't Figure You Out released back in late July of this year, South London-based four-piece Hugh, who blend elements of R&B, deep house and 80's synth-pop to create their eclectic and distinct sound and whose members consist of poet, songwriter and vocalist Joshua Idehen, producer Andy Highmore, guitarist Martin ‘Tino’ Kolarides and singer Izzy Brooks have just uncovered the first glimpse into the band's forthcoming second EP with the excellent title track, "One Of These Days".

Premiere via DIY Magazine.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Beau Motives - Let It All Go

Described as having the creative song writing of Kate Bush, the soaring vocals of the Cocteau Twins and the stadium attitude of Muse, Irish three-piece indie rock band The Beau Motives, who formed in 2012 and are comprised of powerhouse vocalist Shaz Condon (who also used to be a former member of the five-piece girl band Wonderland) alongside Stuart Gray (on guitars, bass and keys) and Jay Oglesby (on drums and synthesizers) have just unveiled the music video for their massively impressive debut single entitled "Let It All Go", which will appear of the band's forthcoming debut studio album Beneath This Sun.

"Let It All Go" is scheduled for release on October 13th.