Oh Wonder – Landslide


What a special project Oh Wonder has turned into. In under a year, our favorite London duo has grown from a buzzing blog band to the cusp of something much bigger. ‘Landslide’ is their July release and it’s unequivocally another stunner, continuing a year long showcase of the duo’s ability to find that sweet spot between melancholy and euphoria that get evokes real emotion when listening. Their self-titled debut album will be released September 4th is now available for pre-order on all formats (CD, vinyl and digital). If that wasn’t enough, in addition to the previously announced shows in New York, LA and London there is now an extended UK tour later in the fall with a European tour to be announced by weeks end. You can check out all dates via their website.


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Jazz Purple – The Chronicles Of Jazz Purple


Jazz Purple released the follow up to his debut single ‘Do You‘ in the form of a progressive and pulsing new electro-rock tune titled ‘The Chronicles Of Jazz Purple’. The Manchester native and frequent Bipolar Sunshine collaborator steps outside the box on this one delivering a unique sounding tune that is completely different than anything else I’ve heard as of late. Stream below and / or cop a download via iTunes, here.

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The Heart Strings – Beautiful Abyss


Longtime readers of SOS should be familiar with the sounds of our old bud Paul Cook (& The Chronicles) who we have featured many a times over the past couple years. Today, I want to introduce fellow London musician Todd Roache who helped produce and write the tracks that made up Paul’s Night Fires EP and is now making music under his own project, The Heart Strings. ‘Beautiful Abyss’ is his new tune under said moniker, a sun-kissed alt-pop number that feels 60’s inspired and may remind some of Jagwar Ma. The single will see an official release on August 7th (via Grandpa Stan Records) but will be available for free download over the next few weeks, so get yourself a copy below.

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Wild Ones – Show Me Islands


Portland outfit (and a new personal favorite) Wild Ones return with ‘Show Me Islands‘, the follow up to’Dim The Lights‘ as the second single off their upcoming Heatwave EP, which will be out August 14th via Topshelf Records (pre-order here). The band is currently on a west coast tour with The Helio Sequence and just announced a big North American fall tour in support of Pure Bathing Culture, dates of which you can check out below.

9/22 – Fargo, ND – Studio 222

9/23 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

9/24 – Madison, WI – The Frequency

9/25 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

9/28 – Columbus, OH – The Basement

9/29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

10/1 – Toronto, ON – The Drake

10/2 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz

10/3 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

10/4 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

10/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

10/7 – Washington, DC – DC9

10/8 – Carborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room

10/9 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn

10/10 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight

10/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo

10/13 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

11/1 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo

11/4 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

11/7 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

11/8 – Norman, OK – The Opolis

11/9 – Omaha, NE – The Reverb Lounge

11/11 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

11/13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

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GALLANT – Weight In Gold


I was blessed with the good fortune of hearing this tune prior to its release today and couldn’t be happier that the world finally gets a chance to check out the genius that is ‘Weight In Gold’. Today, the single was handpicked by Zane Lowe for his new ‘Future Exclusive’ segment on the new Beats 1 radio show, as host’s choice for the next biggest thing in music. It’s a massive look that we couldn’t agree more with and for as good as this song is to listen to on speakers or headphones, it may be even better live (caught his packed set at The Westway in NYC a few weeks back and this was definitely a crowd favorite).

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Jack Garratt – Weathered


Premiered as The Hottest Record In The World on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show last Thursday, Jack Garratt has unveiled ‘Weathered’, the lead single off his upcoming debut album, which is set for release in early 2016. The tune was written, recorded and produced by Jack himself and is a prime example of why this guy has one of the brightest futures in the business. It’s an emotional and endearing experience listening to this one, as the progression goes from a simple guitar and vocals to a sound powerful enough to fill the biggest of theaters. Stream below and be on the look out for its official release July 6th. Also be sure to check Jack’s live dates, which include a headlining fall tour in the UK starting at the end of October

Fri         30-Oct                  Columns at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester   
Mon       02-Nov                 Trinity, Bristol
Tue        03-Nov                 The Library, Birmingham
Wed       04-Nov                 Shepherd’s Bush Empire,  London
Tue        10-Nov                 Melkweg Old Hall, Amsterdam                   
Thu        12-Nov                 Les Inrocks at La Cigale, Paris
Fri           13-Nov                Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg
Sat         14-Nov                 Botanique Orangerie, Brussels
Mon       16-Nov                 Luxor, Cologne  
Tue        17-Nov                 Gretchen, Berlin               
Wed       18-Nov                 Mojo Club, Hamburg 



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