This week’s round up of the new and independent music out today.
Last year’s album Gin was a real treat. And more new music is on the way from the delightful collaboration between Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures.
This new single Wakefield is taken from the indie dream team’s new album My Ass, which is out later this year. It’s very, very good.
AOTOA’s sound is a fusion of lo-fi electronica and dancefloor rhythms. On this single AOTOA throws in some fantastically booming bass. Worth turning up your headphones or speakers for.
Supporting tracks Alone Now and Altogether aren’t there just to make up numbers either, bringing their own very finely tuned beats to the party.
Halo Effect is the first single from Leo Abrahams’ forthcoming album for Lo Recordings. We get some great guitar work backed up by some electro that is robotic and emotional in equal measure.
Abrahams has previously played with Pulp, Brian Eno and Roxy Music and has produced artists such as Wild Beasts, Brett Anderson (Suede) and Karl Hyde (Underworld). His 5th album is out in the Autumn.
Is it house, is it funk or is it disco? Trick question – it’s all three at the same time. For Way Back Home, K&S’s live band singer Ivar supplies the appropriately bittersweet vocals.
B-sides Seb’s Party and the Fouk remix of Way Back Home keep things moving right the way through.
5. Wrap It Up – MALKA, on Tantrum Recordings (Single)
MALKA’s latest single, from her pop gem of an album Marching to Another Beat, has all the fizzing energy we’ve come to expect from her. Fun!
6. Helsinki – Twisted Puppies, 3am Recordings (Single)
3am Recordings bring us yet more brilliant underground dance. This time it’s a moody deep house release from the Finnish duo Twisted Puppies. Two new tracks complemented by two cracking remixes from Al Bradley and Carlo Gambino.
7. Jalapeno House Vol. 4 – Various Artists, on Jalapeno Records
Volume 4 of their regular compilation series brings together Jalapeno’s finest recent house releases and lots of exciting exclusives. A 20 track epic to remind us all that as well as the funk, soul and disco, Jalapeno do a mean line in 4/4 house.
The album features Rayko, Quasamodo, Bo Geste, Kraak & Smaak, Hot Toddy, NSFW and many more.
Remember you can stay up to speed with our latest releases by following our New and Independent Spotify playlist.