Gurr – ‘Walnuts’
Forget about Riot Grrrl, it’s time for Riot GURR! German lo-fi rock two-piece Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee is here to give you an instant hit that’s going to stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Fun fact: they also released Walnut in their native language (where it goes by the name Walnuss). No matter which version you’ll pick but the song remains high quality post-punk bliss that definitely gets us excited regarding all things GURR might have planned for the future. The first sing might be their new LP In My Head, out on October 14 via Duchess Box Records.
Robbing Millions – ‘In The No Air’
Psych-pop two-piece ROBBING MILLIONS hasn’t been on our radar so far but we’re happy to change that thanks to their addictive new single In The No Air. Fans of pre-Currents TAME IMPALA and TEN FÉ should keep an eye on Lucian Fraipont and his childhood friend Gaspard Ryelandt. The two gentlemen will release their self-titled debut LP on November 25 via Play It Again Sam.
The Wharves – ‘The Strike’
All female lo-fi rock three-piece THE WHARVES isn’t entirely a new discovery on NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION. We reported about their 2014 debut At Bay before and are now happy to welcome their mixture of minimal psyche-rock with fuzzed out folk back to our cosmos. The Strike is the first single of their second full-length which goes by the name Electa and arrives via Gringo Records on November the 4th. So, it’s time to get your fuzz on again, girls and boys.
Urban Homes – ‘Tropical Jam’
Although we don’t want to give too much away at this point of time it’s hard not to indicate that Jams, the new URBAN HOMES record to be released November 18, is a fantastic work of art. Tropical Jam, its second single ahead, perfectly echoes the brilliance of Jams. It might seem a bit repetitive first, but that’s just part of the concept as it turns out to be highly addictive at the same time. The more often you listen, small and clever details come to light that make the sound (and ultimately the song) evolve. On this record, URBAN HOMES are all about rhythm, sound patterns, and creating atmosphere. The bouncing bass, minimalist synth sounds, and that haunting voice of Tropical Jam will most definitely sweeten the end of your working day as much as Jams as a whole will warm us in the cold winter nights to come.
ROCH – ‘Vienna’
Okay, the video for Vienna by 21-year old London-based newcomer ROCH was already released two months ago but since there’s no such thing like ‘new’ when it comes to discoveries we’re quite happy to introduce you to the sound and vision of the dream pop songwriter who happens to also be a sculpture student at Central Saint Martins. A certain interdisciplinary approach is clearly sensible in her sound and vision and the fact that ROCH combines it with such a tender voice makes this one even more worth to be discovered by all of you.
Julian Azar – ‘Givinchy Ghosts’
JULIAN AZAR is Stockholm musician Patric Julian, who has previously spent time in bands like ADVENTURE OF. ‘Givinchy Ghosts’, written with Jimmy Loefgren and Dennis ’Tkacuk’ Lundqvist. is a piece of high-octane, electro-infused indie-pop, as Azar ruminates on that place in the broken relationship trail where reality and memory start to blur. It’s out now on waves, and a full album is due in February 2017.
Many Voices Speak – ‘Video Child’
Matilda Mård, aka MANY VOICES SPEAK, made her official music debut a few months ago on GRAPELL‘s Some Places single. Now she’s about to release an EP of her own, Away For All Time, which drops on Strangers Candy on October 28th. Ahead of that we have the single Video Child. Video Child is wistful, slowdream pop. It’s got an old-school warmth and glow about it, as sparse guitar lines slowly wind their way around Mård’s vocal. Check it out below.
SUIIX – ‘Pacific Dreamer’
SUIIX is a Sydney-based group led by Sarah Jullienne, who’ve been dropping singles sporadically for a while now, including the kinetic electronic pop of last year’s Alright. Their new effort, Pacific Dreamer, takes things in a different direction. Darker, trippier and weirder than Alright, Jullienne’s voice floats over thudding, jarring beats to create a piece of murky dance music.
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