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December 2017

The Weekly Roundup 17.12.17

There doesn’t seem to be much of a musical theme to this weeks’ picks other than that they are ten very good tracks. What they nearly all have in common though is some amazing vocal performances, be they provided by singers, samples or a mixture of the two. Electronica by its nature can be about harnessing technology, but in conjunction with the human voice, magical things can happen.

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NEW MUSIC: Hollywood Principle – Colors

San Diego based trio Hollywood Principle are on a roll right now, gaining loads of media attention on the back of their recently released Colors EP. The trio have filmed a video for the title track of the EP, which sees the band in fine musical form and features singer Kayla front and centre throughout.

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NEW MUSIC: SAGES – Heartache Is

Racquel Hardy is a singer / songwriter / producer from Canada who describes her sound as ‘emo dream pop’. Inviting comparison with artists like Molly Nilsson, her sound is personal and low key, as exemplified by her latest track Heartache Is, which now has a Sara May directed video.

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NEW MUSIC: Bloom Twins – Talk To Me

Bloom Twins are identical twins Sonia and Anna Kuprienko, who are originally from the Ukraine but are now based in London. Their brand of dramatic, downtempo-infused synth-pop has seen them gain increasing recognition, with them recently playing Budokan in Japan. They’re not averse to tacking serious subjects in their music, as the lyrics and Serge Vane directed video for their new track Talk To Me attests.

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NEW MUSIC: Tan – Barbara

Early this October we covered Copenhagen’s Tan, and their track Panorama which we described as ‘the soundtrack for an imagined future’. They’ve followed up that morsel of intense retro-futurist electro with another winner, in the form of a hymn to nothing, Barbara.

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