Future-soul two-piece LUNIR have released their vibrant new single, Wadidi, out now. Wadidi is a crisp, captivating track about self-dependence. Combining elements of R&B, soul and electronica, the single is an undeniably slick slice of forward-thinking musicality that defies genre. Becky Sikasa’s smooth, sultry lead vocal soars effortlessly over woozy electronics to create a kaleidoscopic hybrid of colour and soul, sounding akin to the likes of Solange and Glass Animals.
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Static Future have released their brand new album Oh Master! via SF Recordings. Combining elements of the post-punk inspired attitude of Talking Heads and neatly merging this with the hypnotic sounds of post-disco era acts, Static Future have created a layered sound straddling the line between throwback and contemporary. Showcasing Static Future's ability to write memorable indie dance floor fillers, Oh Master! also illustrates the band’s nuanced songwriting, further enhanced by the stylish layered vocals of Gavin Marshall. New single Big Decisions, premiered on Vic Galloway's BBC Radio Scotland show, captures Static Future at their very best; a memorable cut complete with a rhythmic yet lo-fi approach bands such as The Dismemberment Plan would be proud of.
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Nearly 5 years since the release of his last album, Darling Darkness, Beerjacket returns with his most ambitious project to date as he gears up to release Silver Cords on 23rd November 2018 via Scottish Fiction Records. To announce the release Beerjacket has unveiled the alluring new single Nervous which premiered on The Skinny. Silver Cords is more than just a new Beerjacket album. Accompanying the 12 songs are a collection of 12 short stories; intertwined with the music, intended for consumption alongside it. Of the project Peter Kelly says, “At some point in the writing of Silver Cords, I decided the record would live in a book and that each song would be accompanied by a short story inspired by its lyrics.”. Stream Nervous and previous single Cord ahead of the official release on 23rd November.
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UK dance duo Majestic Minds release new single
Doing This My Own Way!
Emerging dance duo Majestic Minds are back with another vibrant new single, Doing This My Own Way, out now. This is the second single from new the collaborative project, featuring producer Haides and singer-songwriter Marlie. Haides’ slick electronic production is once again out in full force, combined with Marlie’s smooth, R&B-infused vocals to create something undeniably infectious, sounding akin to the likes of Bondax and SG Lewis. Talking about the track, the duo elaborate, "we really love this song because it embodies a positive message that is accompanied by an energetic track. Our goal was to make something that was uplifting and motivating whilst trying to keep our sound consistent with our first single. I think we achieved it!”
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To celebrate the release of his stunning new album To The Islands, out now via Hectic Eclectic Records, The Magic Lantern has now shared his beautifully cinematic video for album track Masks. The video is simple yet effective and features clown-extraordinaire Thom Monckton of The Kallo Collective(reprising his role from Holding Hands). Drawing on a wide range of influences from folk, jazz and contemporary music, The Magic Lantern is dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in us all. To The Islands was written following a tumultuous journey to Jamie’s childhood home in Australia, after nearly 10 years away, and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty.
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Birmingham-based multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez - aka MeMe Detroit – returns with edgy new single De Moe, taken from her new EP Life In The Now, out on 23rd November 2018 via SoulRock Central Records. De Moe is inspired by the negativity that seems to emanate from the human mindset due to the way society has moulded us. The EP itself covers themes of everyday life, whilst also giving a subtle nod to one of MeMe’s favourite books ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle.
Stream De Moe on Soundcloud now.