Things went real quick for Belgian duo Float Fall , know to their friends as Ruben and Rozan - one day they unveil their debut single, next thing you know they're booking flights to New York to play some live shows . All based on one song, the faux-romantic Someday . They close of their Summer with some dates in Belgium, including one at Ghent's own DOK on August 29, a show we're proud to co-present with Democrazy . Tickets are available now at the Democrazy website . We are giving away [...]
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Born in Boston but raised in London, Kenzie May 's debut single Hide & Seek starts off as a jolly pop tune but as soon as she invites you to come and play the game, things get somewhat heated and the track gets a more NSFW-direction. She was discovered via some demos on her Soundcloud , which are her singing on more home-made productions showcasing the sense for rhythm and lyrics of this 19 year old. Heartbeat is easy but lovely pop, while Stay High reminds us of bad girls like M.I.A. and [...]
Discovered at an open mic night in London a couple of months ago, Izzy Bizu is the name soon to be on everyone's lips. 18 years of age, drawing influences from both classic (Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright and James Brown) and more modern (Amy Winehouse, Adele) established acts, with a sound that is as much classic as it is pop. Production-wise Izzy isn't over-pushing herself: her voice is backed by just a piano, guitar or keyboard on every song, but it's just that aspect what makes us like her even more. It's needless to say she [...]
"You said I was a loser / said I was a boozer" has got to be one of the best opening lyrics of the year so far, good thing it's matched with an equally great song. Wild Child is the EP opener of Baby Alpaca 's forthcoming debut EP, an EP of which we premiered the jaw-dropping Sea of Dreams a while back. Wild Child is, as the song suggest, a bit more adventurous but never a distant cry from the soft pop-rock we know from Baby Alpaca.
Artist: Baby Alpaca Title: Wild Child File Name: SoundCloud
HAERTS follow up their much buzzed debut single Wings with All The Days , a song that feels like both pop and band at the same time. It has a very classic feeling to it and by the time you've reached the bridge you're already floating to a different world, a truly beautiful place where you get to hear songs this good all the time.
Artist: HAERTS Title: All The Days File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Young Hunting are one of the bands we've kept our eyes on since the early days of DN that are yet to release a proper album. Three years in the making, the LA quintet have finished it ("it" is titled Hazel ), and as the saying goes: it was worth the wait. You'll have to wait a little longer to hear it in full (perks of being a blogger), but combine these two new songs Baby's First Steps and Wrecking Ball with all of this and you've basically heard the album (kind of). Soothing, [...]
Artist: Young Hunting [LA] Title: Baby's First Steps File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Dream Pop
Artist: Young Hunting [LA] Title: Wrecking Ball File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Dream Pop
Clare Maguire is taking a step back from her big-sounding, bombastic pop on Light After Dark (honestly one of the most underestimated pop records of the past few years) on this new demo Changing Faces . Her powerful voice did stay the same (perhaps even better in this minimalistic setting), both in emotion and range, a thing we're thankful for as she's got quite the voice. Combine this with the cover of Joni Mitchell's The Last Time I Saw Richard she put up a few weeks back and you'll be sobbing before you know [...]
Artist: ❤ClareMaguire❤ Title: Changing Faces (Demo) File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: ❤ClareMaguire❤ Title: The Last Time I Saw Richard (Cover) File Name: SoundCloud
"Is this the end of our love?" asks Freddie Dickson in The End - no dear Freddie, this is just the beginning. He made us fall in love with him grace to Shut Us Down , his Lana Del Rey-reminding stunning debut single. His 4-track debut EP Shut Us Down counts more of the flat beat'ed, mystified love songs we crave for. We'd be shocked if this guy didn't go places. Shut Us Down is out now via Heart Throb and streaming in full below.
Artist: Freddie Dickson Title: Shut Us Down EP File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Doom Pop
Enigmatic outfit Kids of the Apocalypse have been tucked away in the studio, figuring out a way how to end the world and remixing DN darlings London Grammar . Wasting My Young Years becomes somewhat of an anti-thesis to the song itself in this buzzing (literally) remix, with singer Hannah sounding like she's about to get wasted instead of wasting. KOTA bring chaos and to the delicate piano tune: doomsday has never sounded this much fun.
Artist: London Grammar Title: Wasting My Young Years (Kids of the Apocalypse Remix) File Name: SoundCloud
MOVEMENT are three boys from Sydney, who have been hard at work these past few years and recently signed to Modular (hard work always pays off). Feel Real is the first single of the three-piece, which reminds us of The xx, but rather a version of that three-piece without Romy and with Jamie going crazy on the steel drums (you could also exchange Oliver for Sampha, actually). You could dance to it, but you could also just jam to it in your bedroom - balearic yet romantic, meet your new favorite band.
Artist: MOVEMENT, Title: FEEL REAL File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Night Time
MØ still blowing everyone else out of the water with her badass mix of pop and hip-hop, new single Waste of Time being everything but that. The basic beat in this new song is clean but sick and with MØ's vocals as a topping, you know it's going to be a lovely mess. Waste of Time is also the first single of her forthcoming debut full-length, which is set for a release on RCA Victor/Chess Club "when it's done." Hear the song below, which comes with a little video in true MØ style.
Artist: Moko Title: Hand On Heart File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Soul
The Slow Revolt making good use of the guitar + electronics combo once more , yet with a more present guitar this time around. Doldrums is taken of the second part of the rising star's This Dark Matter EP, yet attracts you more into his wonderful world. It's all in the details, with the backing vocals, the twitches of the guitar during the chorus and so much more. This is a song to explore and love more with every play.
Artist: Doldrums Title: The Slow Revolt File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic
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