Quickly becoming Norway’s hottest musical export, Aurora is back with a new single and EP announcement. ‘Running With The Wolves’ is the title track off her debut project, which will be released on May 4th in the U.S. via Glassnote Records. With this also comes news that the 17 year old will be coming back to America for a string of shows featuring two New York dates, as well as stopovers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Check the dates / stream below.
5/27/15 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
5/28/15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
6/2/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg
6/5/15 San Francisco, CA POPSCENE at Rickshaw Stop
Attention one and all, a debut release just arrived fresh from London that simply must be heard. The band providing such goods? Saltwater Sun, a quintet who already sound like seasoned vets with their very Strokes feeling, ‘Habit On My Mind’. A big chorus and kick-ass guitars make this tune perfect for that after work trek from your office to the bar; a musical pick me up for your soul, if you will. The single comes courtesy of Hand In Hive, the label behind equally promising upstarts Wyldest and Alma Este. See what you think and stream below.
I’ve been absolutely swamped with work these past couple days, so I’m spending what is currently Saturday night catching up on some really great submissions from last week. Brisbane singer-songwriter Banff was one of those submissions, catching my ear with an ethereal blend of dreamy pop on his new single, ‘The Great Unknown’. It follows the emotive ‘Stand In Line‘, his debut single that was embraced across national, community and international radio. The single was released by Melbourne label We Are Golden and is available for stream below.
Escaping somewhere this weekend? May I suggest allowing newcomer Rationale soundtrack your adventure. Described as music to travel to, the Londoner’s new single is called ‘Fast Lane’ and finds a chilled serving of electro pop swirling around unique vocals that seem just pefect for some reflective times on the open road.
Not much info on our next feature, but they go by Woolf and the Wondershow and released a quirky, upbeat pop tune (quirk-pop?) called ‘Cloaked’ that I would be listening to in some sort of outdoor setting, if it weren’t for my end of semester woes. Stream below and check out some mythical visuals, here.
Tenterhook is the moniker of London singer-songwriter Archie Faulks who has made my favorite song of the week with his new single, ‘What I Like’. Produced by Alt-J and Marika Hackman collaborator Charlie Andrew, I’ve gotten lost in the endearing and melodic sounds of this one at least 20 times over the past few days. Having sold out all is London dates thus far, Mr. Faulks has been confirmed as a rotating headliner on Communion’s New Faces tour and will also play The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and Live at Glasgow. ‘What I Like’ will see an official release June 8th via Cartoon Records, so take a listen below and see what all the buzz is about.