London-based singer Lyves a/k/a Francesca Bergami will release new EP “Like Water” early next year. The Atu-produced neo-neo-R&B of “No Love” is the EP’s first stream and it is something like perfection. Wow.
“Maybe Baby” is the latest example in a string of poignant, visceral, dark pop songs from Southampton UK singer Laurel. Armed with a powerfully immediate voice and a to the point melodic calculus, Laurel’s potent pop sustains with “Maybe Baby” is impressive run against the grain of the current pop milieu. A++
New from Israel’s BLDG5 Records (Garden City Movement) is “Dirty Lover”, the latest from Tel Aviv band Less Acrobats. On “Dirty Lover” the band neatly blend the seemingly disparate tones of Voodoo-era D’Angelo grooves and the more psychedelic tinges of the chillwave sound with a hint of added-in noisy gaze-derived guitar. It’s a cool refreshing sound that we’re really digging. Give “Dirty Lover” a spin below.
Young Liverpudlian four-piece The Night Cafe follow up Radio 1-playlisted winner “Mixed Signals” with excellent crossover-ready new one “You Change With The Seasons”. TNC are touring throughout Britain in Decemnber beginning in Liverpool at the Arts Club on December 3.
December 3 | Arts Club, Liverpool
December 5 | The Bullingdon, Oxford
December 6 | Louisiana, Bristol
December 7 | Old Blue Last, London
December 8 | Bodega, Nottingham
December 9 | The Cookie, Leicester
December 10 | Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
“Life With Lobsters” the new 4-track EP from Josh Ocean-helmed L.A. collective NVDES is out now on our B3SCI Records. The EP features lauded first two singles (Zane Lowe, John Kennedy, etc) “8AM” and the Oliver Tree-featuring “My Mind Is” and brand new streams “I Want To Make Out At The Gay Club” and “I Give Up, I Need Your Love” (both featured below). NVDES are playing a trio of dates in Europe next month, December 4th at the Transmusicales Festival in Rennes, France, December 5th at Sugarfactory in Amsterdam and December 8th at The Finsbury in London. For further details on the “Life With Lobsters” EP, head to B3SCI Records.
Two of our favorite emerging artists out of Australia Kllo and Mall Grab link up for an after hours remake of “Walls To Build”, from Kllo’s “Well Worn” EP. Kllo will play North American dates with Rufus Du Sol later this month and into December including December 4th at Multiply in L.A.