Bristolian dream-pop duo Sun Spot share terrifying visions of life turned upside down in a new video for “n-Body” directed by Harry Steel.
Formed in 2018, the group returned this year with their latest foray into dark and experimental indietronica in the form of a new EP; Clipping, released via Rosecoloured Records on the 3rd of September.
Filmed in Bristol’s Upside Down House, the video is a stylish visualization of the new single thanks to director Harry Steel (Haunted Mattress, Muskets, Heriot) and long-time collaborator and A/V wizard Jack Sargent (Sargeshoots, Adoring).
When asked about the ‘n-Body’ video frontman Will said:“We had the best time making this happen! We love working with Harry Steel and we’ve been lucky enough to have him provide several visuals for ‘Clipping’ so it felt like he really understood what we and the record are all about. Himself and Sarge (Sargeshoots) were a literal dream team and that, with an actual upside-down house to run wild in made for a very good and very weird time. I don’t know what to tell you -everything’s upside down!”
New York-based four piece Momma have released new single “Medicine“, their first single of the year and first new music since debut album Two Of Me was released last year. The new single also comes alongside the announcement that the band have signed to Lucky Number (HMLTD, Dream Wife, Jay Som).
Combining the melancholy of 90’s grunge through the downbeat riff with elements of indie rock and dream-pop thanks to the doubled-up vocals of Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten. You become lost in the captivating, comforting and subtly alluring sound that the band create. You feel as though you are hooked onto every moment just like the medicine they sing of thanks to the subtle riff changes and melodic sways. Imagine soccer mommy and Nirvana blended into a pill of pure bliss.
Produced and mixed by bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch, it also marks Momma’s first song demoed and written in New York as a 4-piece of singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, bassist Kobayashi Ritch, and drummer Zach CapittiFenton. The band explained: “The two guitar riffs were written by Etta and Allegra about a year before we actually brought it to the full band. When we wrote the first verse, we realised it was one of the first times we couldn’t write about heartbreak – we were both in very loving relationships. We wanted to write about that feeling of just being addicted to someone, and how someone else’s company can really feel like a drug.”
Amsterdam-based Mazey Haze, the musical moniker of Nadine Appeldoorn has announced her debut EP Always Dancing out October 22nd via LUSTRE, alongside new single “Headspin”. Pre-order here. This follows on from “Sad Lonely Groove“, released earlier in the year which will also feature on the new EP.
Bringing dream-pop sensibilites, Appeldoorn infuses the mystifying vocal stylings of Beach House’s Victoria Legrand with a pop-fuelled groove that will leave you basking in its glowing rays. The juxtaposition of the upbeat melodies and the lyrics of heartbreak only make the sound more devastating. “I was the one who broke your heart / I’m selfish ‘cause I still look for comfort in your arms” she sings over a sea of jangling guitars and searing synthesisers. It’s hard not to lose yourself in this tracks radiant aura.
Speaking on the release of the new single, she said:
“I wrote “Headspin” in the same period of my life as ‘Sad Lonely Groove’. The song for me was an outlet of my doubts and fears at that time. I broke up with my first ever partner in life and wasn’t sure if I’d done the right thing, because I didn’t know how to take care of myself. I didn’t know who I was on my own. It was very scary and I felt very lonely. The only person I really had was him. I felt a lot of frustration. Some moments I did think it was the right thing because I felt that I couldn’t be there for him, I didn’t feel the same anymore. All these different thoughts were making me tired. It was the first time I let go of someone I cared about a lot. But I couldn’t still fully let him go.”
Listen to the new single below!
1. Sad Lonely Groove 2. Headspin 3. Don’t Care 4. Start Off Alone 5. Always Dancing
Wings Of Desire have today announced their latest EP Amun-Ra, set to be released on August 13th via WMD Recordings. The announcement also comes along with new single “Choose Life”, following on from “Better Late Than Never” which will also feature on the new EP.
Soaring soundscapes and sailing guitars soundtrack the band’s satirical spoken word life-goal checklist. Imagine Arcade Fire wrote the soundtrack to Trainspotting with Wolf Alice on production duties.
Speaking on the new single the band said:
“Choose A Life is about our automated programming which convinced us that once we get ‘there’ we will be happy. That once we’ve acquired the material check list we will be fulfilled, but this is never the case. The song explores finding joy in the smaller moments of the everyday, the mundane, those micro expressions that we take for granted. And realising that you don’t have to bend the world to make your mark. That it’s better to just enjoy it.“
Juan Wauters has shared new single “Unity” with Cola Boyy from upcoming album Real Life Situations, set to be released on April 30th via Captured Tracks. This follows on from “Real” which Wauters released with Mac DeMarco and “Presentation” with Nick Hakim and Benamin.
The new single is an ode to 90’s hip-hop and is both a testament to the pairs longtime friendship as well as the time it was made in. Driven by a Fresh Prince Of Bell Air style laid back beat, the pair go back and forth with Wauters auto-tuned vocals delivering sweet melodies that perfectly swirl around Cola Boyy’s sharp delivery. It’s jazzy, it’s funky and most of all it reminds us all of those sweet friendships we’re missing at the moment.