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March 2018

NEW MUSIC: Essie Holt – Magnetise

Australian Essie Holt cites fellow female artists like Lykke Li, Bat for Lashes, Cat Power, Banks, St. Vincent as influences and inspirations. It’s a fine list and with tracks like her new single Magnetise  she shows that she shares with them a singular musical vision and real sense of musical individuality.

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NEW MUSIC: Taken by Trees – Once

Victoria Bergsman first came to the attention of many as a founding member of Swedish indie-pop act The Concretes. Since leaving them in 2006 she has forged her own solo career under the name Taken by Trees, achieving massive success with 2009’s East of Eden and Other Worlds in 2012. But in the here and now she has released a new single called Once which you can hear below.

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NEW MUSIC: Null State – The Clock Has Crashed

Washington state musician Null State is a bit of a mystery to us, with no real bio to speak of, though he has been playing gigs in his home state recently, with more to come. Previously recording under the name Lost Integrity, he’s been in his new guise since 2015 and is warming up for a new album by releasing The Clock Has Crashed.

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NEW MUSIC: Plike – Never Always

Plike is the brainchild of American electronic music producer/composer Mad Madam Em, who hails from Champaign, Illinois. Along with vocalists Veela, Holly Drummond, and Zara Taylor she says she uses her music to explore the darkest elements of the human psyche. As part of this process she has teamed up with director Natalie Bible’ on the visually and musically stunning Never Always. The video contains violent imagery and the storyline may be upsetting to some, but is well worth watching.

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NEW MUSIC: vaarwell – Stay

Portugal’s vaarwell have followed up the release of recent single Stay with a new video for the song. Bright with soft colours, alternating with deep hues in keeping with the songs changing tones, it works as a fitting visual statement to for a beautiful track.

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