Shout out to Be With Records for the heads up on this infectious new jam from London's Lou Hayter, the former keyboardist from New Young Pony Club (who were an absolutely sick band, and maybe a little ahead of their time). "Cherry on Top" just dropped today, and it's a glittery, summer-daydream-y jam, perfect for convertibles, pool parties, and roller-discos. Listen:
Super psyched to share this stellar new video from Oslo's Ellie Linden and her band Das Body for their undeniable neon-pop jam "Graceland", starring Ellie and an absurdly jacked bodybuilder. Shout out to the Fader for the premiere, in which they astutely call the surreal, glowing, Lykke Hagen-directed visuals "a chic neo-noir dance party for one", also noting the strong Twin Peaks vibe. Watch below + pick up Das Body's debut EP here.
We're psyched to premiere the visuals for "Connector", the darkly mesmeric new single from Penelope Trappes' forthcoming album Penelope Two, due next week on Fabric's Houndstooth label. In tandem, the song and its striking accompanying visuals -- which were directed by Penelope with Agnes Haus, and are intended to be an "isolating and direct personification of Penelope's search to bring light into the dark and emotional period of her own life" -- elicit a hauntingly spectral Under the Skin vibe, with harrowing but hopeful themes of rebirth/renewal, beautifully blurring the lines between eerie conjuring and meditative lullaby...
New Zealand's Hollie Fullbrook, aka Tiny Ruins, shares the second resplendent single from her forthcoming LP Olympic Girls, coming in early 2019. Fullbrook says of the "Olympic Girls" visuals, which were directed + edited by Charlotte Evans, "I wanted the video to contrast with the one for 'How Much.' Where that was glamorous, shadowy and elusive, I wanted this to be exposed, in plain view - in the light of day". Watch below:
Kadhja Bonet follows up her timeless and enchanting psych-pop odyssey Childqueen, released this summer, with a 3-song EP of outtakes recorded during the album's sessions. The Childqueen Outtakes EP is officially out this Friday via Fat Possum + Anderson.Paak's OBE; listen to the first single "The Watch" below: