Shlohmo feat. How To Dress Well - 'Don't Say No' [Track of the Day]
Whilst Shlohmo has the ability to sound incredible on huge speakers, his latest track invites you to head into 'headphone territory' to truly appreciate the vast nature of his production, and Tom Krell's (aka How To Dress Well) soaring vocals.
Starting relatively basic in terms of orchestration, the track's foundation is firmly set with a simple, yet incredibly effective beat. Once you hit the one minute mark though, things start to open up quite considerably, with hi-hats cutting through dense, layered vocals.
Londoner Benjamin Garrett aka Fryars has recently emerged from a 5 year hiatus and judging from his recent release 'In My Arms', we should be thankful he has. In My Arms is a smorgasbord of electronic-pop influences and sounds, resulting in an atmospheric and uplifting backdrop to Garrett's idiosyncratic voice [read more]
Coming up with dream combinations of bands is fun and Heart-Ships are the nearest I've ever got to what I imagine this concoction might sound like. Combining the intensity and lush instrumentation of Arcade Fire with the dark-pop sensibilities of The National, the Leeds 6-piece have returned with their massive new song 'Pinhole of Light'. [read more]
Montreal art-pop diva Mozart's Sister somehow manages to combine the dark synth-pop of Grimes and the infectious pop melodies of Cyndi Lauper. Not only is that an impressive feat but it's also an irresistible one. Mozart's Sister (band and song) proves that the soil of Montreal is as fertile as ever. [read more]