Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SIVIK - High

Introducing Los Angeles-based songwriter turned solo artist SIVIK, an elusive pop-star-in-the-making whose vision is to create music without boundaries. Today, SIVIK has unleashed his impressive debut single entitled "High", which serves as the first taste of additional releases that SIVIK plans to release in the near future via label Songs of BLK Diamond. Although his real name and identity is yet unknown, we do know that as a songwriter, some of his previous work has appeared on the albums of artists such as Adam Lambert, Hot Chelle Rae and Downtown Fiction, just to name a few.

In regards to the track, SIVIK says: "'High' is about the beginning stages of attraction and lust when you first meet someone you're into."The following songs that will be released in this collection will describe what happens next." Listen to "High" below.

Premiere via Billboard.

KLOË - Feel

After having first impressed us along with other like-minded bloggers late last year with the release of her debut single, "Grip", 18-year-old Glasgow-based singer/songwriter KLOË makes a very welcome return today with the unveiling of her second single entitled "Feel", produced by Lewis Gardiner of Prides.

In regards to the track, KLOË explains: "'Feel' is a song that came about last summer and it’s sort of the prequel to 'Grip'. It was written after an experience I had watching the person I liked at the time perform, exploring the idea that a person can appear to be more attractive and desirable on stage. It's really easy to fall for someone when they're in a position of power and control and that's what I wanted to try and get across in 'Feel.'"

Stream both "Feel" and "Grip" below.

Premiere via Pigeons and Planes.


After having just supported Charli XCX on her recent North American tour, in addition to be labelled as "fashion's favorite new pop star" by Vogue Magazine, London-based singer/songwriter and producer Laura Bettinson, aka FEMME has just unveiled the music video for her new single, "S.O.S", directed by Andrew Morgan (Repeat Repeat Productions). The video features the pink-haired siren and her Bullet Girls running amok with some smoking flares while also showing off some rather impeccable cute girl group dance moves.

In regards to the video, FEMME tells Dazed, who premiered the video yesterday: "I wanted to shoot a video with an overarching sense of strength and power. I was channelling my inner 80s tomboy, and in fact, the jeans I'm wearing used to be my Dad's."

As with all of her tracks, "S.O.S" was written, recorded and produced by FEMME herself, with additional mixing by recent Grammy award winner Wez Clarke (Clean Bandit, Sam Smith). The single will be released on May 4th via Trevor Horn's legendary electronic label ZTT Records, home to the likes of Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood & Grace Jones.

Watch the video for "S.O.S" below.

Dive In - Eighteen

Glastonbury-based trio Dive In have today unveiled of their vibratious new single called "Eighteen", which also serves as the title track lifted from their forthcoming debut EP due out on May 25th via Vagrant Records.

In regards to the track, frontman Matthew Guttridge explains: "'Eighteen' was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence. It was inspired by another day of watching the village's festival fences go up. It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/aritsts that descend upon our village each year."

Motivated by a mutual appreciation of timeless and epic sounding pop from the likes of Genesis and the Police, the band hope release a first EP that will leave a lasting impression, and so far, they're off to a great start. Listen to "Eighteen" below.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Love At First Listen: 10 Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

1. Alia Rose - "Without You"

2. Blonde Maze - "Summer Rain"

3. Honor - "Never Off"

4. Marin - "Day 42"

5. Ruelle - "Everything Is Lost"

6. Sabella - "Loving Like This"

7. Sigrid Zeiner - "Overload"

8. SLO - "Fortune"

9. Sofi de la Torre - "Lovers Work Late"

10. Thandi - "Star-Crossed"