They’re back! After dropping a slew of impressive tracks last year, Montreal based Cannonhead return with “Thought I Told You” in support of their upcoming sophomore release. The track samples a live performance clip of “Told You So” by fellow Montreal based artist Akua Carson and is one of those gems bound to stay in your head for a while. I had a chance to preview some of the album, and it’s safe to say these guys might be sitting on one of the best rap albums to come out of Canada in a while.
Adult Jazz are quickly becoming my favourite band, and hopefully yours too? The four-piece from Leeds are perhaps the most exciting group out there (apart from alt-J) and their stunning debut album Gist Is, will show you why. The record takes you on an etheral, spiritual journey, from the lush, intricate melodies of opener ‘Hum’, to the fluttery and unconventionally funky ‘Idiot Mantra’, to the hauntingly captivating ‘Spook’and closer ‘Bonedigger’, the album well and truly sparkles. If the introspective soundscapes won’t get you, the warm, mellow vocals of frontman Harry Surgess most definitely will. Do yourself a favour and stream the entire album above, before it’s out August 4.
This Sivu cover of Frank Sinatra’s classic ‘Strangers In The Night' is so good, it deserves to be shared and embraced by all. The guitar laden track is taken from his recently released Miracle (Human Error) EP and beautifully echoes Sivu’s magnificent voice.
BANKS is as dark and moody as ever in her new music video for ‘Beggin For Thread’, the latest cut from Goddess, the forthcoming album. It’s only been a week, but the visual is the perfect accompaniment as it showcases the track’s brute intensity really well.
Okay, so Azealia Banks has had a pretty rough ride over the past few years. Be it label issues or general beef, but you can’t deny her talent. From time to time, she’s dropped some gems, but it’s all overshadowed by her forever-delayed album. Things have changed now. She’f left Universal, and has started afresh with ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective' which has that '212' vibe we all loved. Whilst Broke With Expensive Taste might still be months (years?) away, this is promising.
This is astronomyy, a Worcestershire based producer/singer who’s been turning quite a few heads over the past year. Today, he’s dropped his debut EP, titled There For U, the title-track of which is up top, and if you hadn’t guessed, it’s pretty darn good. You can stream the entire EP over at his trippy website, enjoy!
Having recently revealed the stunning title-track to her highly anticipated sophomore album Tough Love, Jessie Ware has shared yet another gem. ‘Share It All’, a delicate R&B ballad, was co-written by Romy from The xx and will feature on the deluxe edition of the new album. Ware’s vocals really blossom with absolute clarity and control over the mellow-y goodness in that Julio Bashmore beat. Tuck into the track below…
Introducing five-piece band Osca and ‘Blood’, their debut single. The London outfit bring together a slew of gorgeously crafted harmonies amongst twinkling melodies and honest lyricism. This is really promising, look forward to more!
SBTRKT has finally shared details on his forthcoming sophomore album which is called Wonder Where We Land. Dropping September 23 via Young Turks, the LP’s lead single ‘New Dorp. New York' features vocals from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koening (above). There are also contributions from the likes of Sampha, Jessie Ware, Raury and more in the star-studded line up. Peak the striking cover art above and the full track listing here.
It’s only been a week, but Palmistry has just shared the music video to his recently released single, ‘Protector SE5’. The track’s bouncy electronics is juxtaposed in the visual’s slo-mo vibe as motorcycles and smoke billowing from a bag make an appearance in ambient lighting.