Tokyo Taboo want you to get ‘Naked’. So you should; it’ll be worth your while (within the comfort of your own home, at least). This London band are a riveting oddity; when May 30th comes around and their Naked EP is out, it’ll be a good use of your time to acquire it.
This is Farao, the Norwegian songstress whose single ‘Skin’ is to be officially released May 27th. The video itself functions and little else, but you’ll walk away from it with the song stuck in your head, which is ultimately what counts.
Axwell has produced a wonderful thing. The Swedish DJ has worked his magic on Scottish indie group Discopolis‘ track ‘Falling (Committed To Sparkle Motion)’, and the result is something special.
Stepping into a production role, Axwell with Axtone Records have taken Discopolis to an extent under their wing, at a time when the group’s just starting to get some career-making recognition. Radio 1 are all over them; the track’s already cropped up on Zane Lowe’s show.
When the EP – featuring this, the original track ‘Committed To Sparkle Motion’, along with the Dubvision remixes – is launched this month, there should be enough weight behind it to propel Discopolis further forward towards the spotlight.
The video itself is a treat: inspired by Donnie Darko, it’s got a grandiose feel to it, right from the opening shots.
Pet Shop Boys are returning, with a new album no less. Electric‘s being released July 15th on their own label – a first for the group – which will coincide nicely with a huge multi-month tour, but for those who don’t like waiting, the group’s released ‘Axis’, track one from the new album.
The accompanying video is all strobe lights, provocative imagery flashing on screen, lots of things moving fast and other dance anthem video-appropriate things. The track itself is a good’un, setting things up nicely for the full album release.
This video is fantastically disturbing. It’s for Middle Class Rut‘s next single ‘Aunt Betty’ – which in itself is quite excellent – and is something primed to hit the right notes for the wrong reasons with the internet-frequenting populous.
The group’s second album (the aptly named Pick Up Your Head) is due in June, on the 24th. MC Rut will be playing shows at Dot To Dot Festival’s trio of locations towards the end of May though, with a quick trip to The Borderline in London on the 28th.
Can’t guarantee the live show will be quite so ‘outrageous’, but this track promises much for the album, which will surely feature in parts during the group’s upcoming shows.
Once again, Kodaline produce a winning video to accompany another standout track. There’s no Liam Cunningham present this time sadly, but fear not: the four guys that make up the group all appear themselves instead.
‘Love Like This’ is taken from their upcoming debut album In A Perfect World, out June 10th.
A ‘”mindbender” space rock sound’? Sounds good in writing.
If San-Fran’s Lumerians have intended to sound even remotely like this description (which is pretty apt, by the way), they’ve earned the plaudits they receive, be it for their live shows or for anything released.
Latest release ‘Laser Barn’ is in essence a preview of what you may come to expect from their live show, a quick burst view of the group in action as you’d expect to find them on stage. There’s a new album on the way, just so you know: Lumerians drop The High Frontier on us on the 10th of June.