LISTEN UP: Tame Impala Has A New Song

Drawing us in with soft electronic guitar strums alongside lead singer Kevin Parker‘s vocals, is a delicious composition from the latest offering by Tame Impala. The new single titled ‘Let it happen’ , is 7:50 minutes of pure bliss! Channelling The Beatles circa Magical Mystery tour combined with bubbling piano keys and Daft-Punkesque vocals,  it’s the fix that we’ve all been waiting for!

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Passion Pit Caught In Heartstrings


Before we could say jack Robinson,  less than 24 hours after the first release of their new single Lifted Up (1985), Passion Pit released a new music video.
With the dance vibe turned down, Michael Angelakos’ voice is full steam ahead with a catchier more laid back synth hit-to-be track titled ‘where the sky hangs’.

Judging by how quick the singles are being released, the album is bound to satisfy fans and critics.

Passion Pit: The Kindred Spirit

After all the teasing we’ve had to endure over the last month, Passion Pit finally decided (yesterday) to release the first single of the new album; titled “Kindred”.

The single also comes a week after Madeon  released his latest single featuring Passion Pit titled “Pay No Mind”.

Kindred is the first LP since the bands synth-pop infused 2012 LP Gossamer. The 10 track album is available on April 21st, with pre-orders going live today.

With Michael Angelakos voice blaring through the dance track, with a lyrical vibe heading “1985 was a good year/The sky broke apart then you appeared/Lifted off the ground / I took your hands and pulled down.”

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“Lifted Up (1985)”  tickles our earbuds two months after Angelakos had posted a decent batch of new music to his personal SoundCloud – sadly none made the cut, except for a track titled “Five Foot Ten”.

Florence + The Machine : The Beating Drums

The Queen of dark indie pop is back!

Lead singer Florence Welch had confirmed in early Jan that fans of FATM can expect a new album come 2015. After this announcement and after four years of waiting, fans were treated to the first release of the new album.

The teaser (which you can watch below) for the new album titled “How big… how blue… how beautiful” engaged us with a two and a half-minute build-up of horns marked with Welch’s haunting voice. The video for this release was directed by Tabitha Denholm Vincent Haycock, and portrayed a battle of Florence versus Florence.

Soon after that came the release of the first single of the album; “What Kind Of Man” …. yes, Florence is back! The cinematic music video which was directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington; sees the storyline centred around a storm and lover – this also includes the nudity featured in video.

We see Florence engaging in dialogue with her mystery man flipped through to passionate bedroom scenes. Further enhancing the strong lyrical meaning with scenes of her dancing with a group of men.

With an air of vulnerability given to the song, sees the singer bare back on her bed and lover on the floor – with passion and fixation of love comes despair and hurt. There also seems to be the recurring image  of having to prove yourself in love – to declare your love and prove your worth to the other half in order to be accepted (reality of today perhaps?)

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In a press release the singer stated; “I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death, but the new album became about trying learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.”

The album is set for release on June 1st 2015.

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Cannons Find Their Evening Star

Source: Official Facebook page

Source: Official Facebook page

Remember that band from Cali, Cannons? If you don’t remember and need to refresh your memory or you haven’t heard of them before, then you ought to Fire The Cannons (in other words click on that link to listen to some of their amazing tracks and learn a bit more about the band).

The new song titled ‘Evening Star‘ features lead singer Michelle’s’ raw and sultry voice caving into a more up tempo electronic beat concocted by Paul and Ryan. With a sense of vulnerability echoing through the song, the track doesn’t lose its future boogie essence that we’ve become familiar with.

This latest offering from the band has certainly secured their place in my music library as not only being one of my favourites, but Stars on the rise!

Listen to their track on SoundCloud or purchase their track via Bandcamp


Undress Your Soul With The DuBarrys

Before you continue reading I need you to first press play and let your soul reawaken in all forms of vulnerability and beauty…

Okay now that that’s done… how amazing is the song so far? If you think the song is great, the band is better and I can state that I’ve finally found the missing link to my music collection.

Find out all about the lovely gents of The Dubarrys

Source: Official Facebook Page

Source: Official Facebook Page

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