Label: Tidal Recordings
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
It’s been a whirlwind year so far for rising Bristol band Coasts, and one that doesn’t seem to be letting up with the band pleased to announce their new single ‘Stay’, through Tidal Recordings. Recorded once again with producer Duncan Mills (Vaccines, Peace) ‘Stay’ marks a change and step up from the Bristol band. With subtle melodies underlying a cohesion of tropical strings and ambitious choruses that fill this sun drenched laden anthem. Set to be part of a EP slated for a 2014 release, ‘Stay’ is the first track to be revealed, whilst in the middle of their extensive sold-out Autumn UK tour.
Artist: Alice Russell
Release: To Dust / I Loved You
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: R&B – Funk & Soul
Brand new remix EP on which upcoming house (broadly-speaking) talents lend their craft to Alice’s inimitable soul voice. This remix EP contains a special collection of remixes from her most recent album ‘To Dust’. Sam Sparro, of ‘Black & Gold’ fame takes on the titled track ‘To Dust’, transforming the tune into a sedated electronic cut, filled with calculated bleeps and atmospheric drums. Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings signee’s Anushka remixes one of the most popular songs on the album ‘I Loved You’, and Fabric night club regular Giom takes on ‘To Dust’.
Artist: Velcro Hooks
Release: Galaxy Police Club / Tickle Me Sick
Label: Howling Owl Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
Bristol’s tastemaker giant Howling Owl Records (Oliver Wilde) release Velcro Hooks’ new single; a double A-side featuring a stream of consciousness with freak-jam ‘Galaxy Police Club’ and hook-packed slacker rocker ‘Tickle Me Sick’. The band are already the buzz of their hometown Bristol and play November release shows in Bristol and London to support the single, before heading on the road with label mates Towns for more dates in December. Approvals from Clash, to BBC 6 Music, to Artrocker.
Artist: Camo & Krooked
Release: Loving You Is Easy
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass – Jungle
Austrian duo Camo & Krooked smashed back onto the scene this autumn with a bang, releasing their much anticipated second album ‘Zeitgeist’. Causing waves across the D&B scene, and wider dance music scenes with it’s unique disco-infused sound, ‘Zeitgeist’ has been heralded by many as one of the albums of the year. ‘Loving You Is Easy’ shows us even more soul and disco style from the boys, and has become a centrepiece of their DJ sets, as well as radio tracklistings across the airwaves. Alongside the original tempo version there are remixes from S.P.Y, Infuze and Pomrad.