NEW MUSIC: KØS – Light & Shadow

French electro act KØS comprises Juliette Bazenet (vocals / guitar / keyboards) and Johan Putet (vocals / keyboards /drum / machines), and between the two of them they fashion an enticing slice of moodily ethereal electronica on their new track Light & Shadow.

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NEW MUSIC: Sylvan Esso – PARAD(wm)E

Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, better known to us as Sylvan Esso are one of the most entertaining and innovative bands currently making electronic music. They’ve managed to score yet another eccentric and exciting hit with their latest track, the hard to pronounce but easy to like PARAD(w/m)E.

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The Weekly Roundup 14.01.18

Well, January is certainly under way, but music and musicians don’t work to a calendar! Instead they follow their own idiosyncratic beats and rhythms and the time is right when the music is right. The time was certainly right for our 10 hot picks this week – on with the first track of this week’s roundup.

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NEW MUSIC: Soleima – Low Life

2017 was quite the year for Danish artist Soleima, having won Talent of the Year at the Scandinavian P3 Guld awards, and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Danish Music Awards. Her idiosyncratic take on the Nordic sound has gained her millions of plays on Spotify – something sure to continue with new track, Low Life.

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NEW MUSIC: Delorentos – In Darkness We Feel Our Way

Dublin alternative quartet Delorentos are one of Ireland’s hidden gems, with the band’s loyal following – which spans from Moscow to Mexico City – seeing them through to what will be their fifth album. In Darkness We Feel Our Way is the first single to be released and the band have also dropped a rather special video to accompany the track.

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NEW MUSIC: MÂNĪ – Black Holes

With a background in jazz and rock, Iranian-German producer MÂNĪ brings different influences on the table when compared to most dance oriented acts, with his music having an emphasis on structure and complexity as much as melody. You can hear this on his latest track Black Holes, which also features vocalist Maha Taheri.

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NEW MUSIC: Patawawa – Patagonia

I have to admit, I struggled to think of bands or musicians from Matlock, drawing a blank other than Ben Ottewell of Gomez. That’s sure to change as the rarified electro funk of Patawawa is bound to raise the town’s musical profile, as the trio recently dropped a cracking new single called Patagonia.

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Introducing: SUMif

San Francisco based Steph Wells has been creating music since high school, taking an eclectic approach to genres, absorbing influences from bandmates as well as the cities she has lived in, and working them in to her own, wry but upbeat version of electropop. She’s been releasing music as SUMif for about two years now, with a series of singles culminating in Hurricane, which also features on Pretty Cage, her debut EP.  We decided to ask her about the track and more.

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