zaraArtist: Zara McFarlane 
Release: Open Heart
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Jazz 

The second single from Zara McFarlane’s highly acclaimed second album ‘If You Knew Her’, ‘Open heart’, is released digitally on the 28th April. In this track, that opens the album, Zara has crafted a beautiful and deeply personal track about love lost with lyrics that evoke both sadness and redemption. Accompanying Zara’s voice is the unique hang drum, played by virtuoso musician Manu Delago. ‘Open Heart’ instantly grabs the listener with its sparse arrangement and hypnotic chorus.

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chrome sparks epArtist: Chrome Sparks
Release: Goddess EP 
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance

Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Jeremy Malvin creates music under the name Chrome Sparks. Jeremy grew up in Pittsburgh, then went to music school at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jeremy currently resides in Brooklyn, where he spends his time working on music in his bedroom, often leaving it to play DJ sets. ‘Goddess’ EP, the follow up to Chrome Sparks’ debut EP, ‘Sparks’. The lead single from the EP is ‘The Meaning Of Love’, which will be accompanied with a video.
On the back of the EP, Chrome Sparks will tour extensively through the United states playing 20 dates made up of headline shows and festival spots including Coachella and The Forecastle Festival.

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Artist: The Emperor Machine
Release: RMI Is All I Want
Label: Southern Fried Records 
Genre: Dance 

Ahead of the release of his latest album, ‘Like A Machine’, The Emperor Machine serves up a stunning lead single in the shape of ‘RMI is All I Want’, complete with killer remixes from Erol Alkan and Dimitri Veimar.

‘RMI Is All I Want’ in original form is a stomping brew of gurgling, malfunctioning machine lines, bright dark disco synths and dirty rock licks that is funkier than a funky thing. Riddled with attitude and psychedelic charm it sits pretty right at the heart of the excellent forthcoming album.

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fairchildArtist:Fairchild
Release: Burning Feet
Label: Canvas Sound
Genre: Alternative

FAIRCHILD are an indie pop band hailing out of the Gold Coast, Australia.
On the live front, FAIRCHILD have toured Japan, Singapore (Music Matters), Hong Kong & China (Midi Festival – Shenzhen). They have also performed at The Big Day Out (AUS) and will be heading to USA/Canada for Canadian Music week and side shows across the country.
FAIRCHILD will digitally release their debut ‘Burning Feet’ EP worldwide on Friday April 25th through Canvas Sounds. Produced & mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Howling Bells, Wolf Alice), the EP will also feature a KNDR remix of ‘Dancer’. In anticipation of the release, the band have just put out a new music video for the title track ‘Burning Feet’ directed by their drummer James Haigh.

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