[taken from Jessie Ware's new record Tough Love, out October 6]
Here’s a fizzy, technicolor, “bilingual schoolyard dancehall” anthem from South London group Kero Kero Bonito, about how their leader Sarah Bonito will destroy you at video games, regardless of console. Part of the same vivid, alternate future pop landscape inhabited by their fellow Londoners SOPHIE, Felicita, A. G. Cook, etc., but more accessible, and with Kawaii-ness on 100 (check the next-level remix of “Sick Beat” by PC Music secret weapon Danny L Harle at the 1:34:00 mark of this SOPHIE mix). The new & improved version of KKB’s irresistible debut mixtape Intro Bonito is out August 25 on Double Denim:
Thanks to Yumi Zouma for the heads up this afternoon on their “new favourite band”, Paris’ Juniore, and their elegant, haunting ’60s French pop-noir vibes, which have been described as sounding like “…Françoise Hardy met le pied dans un western spaghetti…” Juniore’s limited La fin du monde 7″ is out now on Entreprise.
Here’s a swirling, shimmery new dance-pop gem that should grace your next poolside playlist, courtesy of Lemonade: the warmly glowing “Come Down Softly” is our current favorite track from the group’s excellent new record Minus Tide, and if there’s any jam that can soften the blow of this summer’s impending end, this is the one. Minus Tide is out September 9 via Cascine, with the first 150 orders coming on limited clear vinyl.
Fresh off the blissful and soothing surprise release Drown Me Up that dropped just last week, the impossibly prolific Recycle Culture unveils the sequel to his brilliant 2013 release In Transit (one of our favorite records of last year). Listen to the 4-part In Transit II below, and download it here: