Artist: Public Service Broadcasting
Label: Test Card Recordings
Dutch language single in conjunction with The Explore the North festival in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. In April 2013 PSB were approached by the organisers of the Explore the North festival. They were asked if they could use some footage of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour), the world’s biggest ice skating race, and write some songs around it. So they did. Watch both the videos here: Part One & Part Two. Visit The Explore the North Festival website here.
Artist: Honey Wild
Release: Garden / Magnifique Innocent
Label: Shorewave Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
New York’s most exciting new band Honey Wild release their debut single ‘Garden / Magnifique Innocent’ on AA-side 7″ through Shorewave Records with a release show at Mercury Lounge, NY. Honey Wild is a rock’n roll band from Brooklyn. Named after a favorite Beach Boys record, 1967’s Wild Honey, they draw influence from melodic 60’s rock, as well as the frenetic Afro-pop of fellow New Yorkers Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend. The band recently performed as part of POP Montreal, as well as New York’s CMJ.
Label: Green United Music
Genre: Dance – Electro
Make no mistake listening to their tracks, Rocky is a band, a band who celebrates the heyday of the house and garage, from Larry Heard to Art Department. A band who plays, sings and works hard to make you dance, because that’s DANCE we are talking about. Deeply affected by the music of Talking Heads or LCD Soundsystem, Rocky are a real groove machine in New York, and cannot choose between pop and dance music, between the club and the stage, but seem to be as happy in one as in the other. Noisey worldwide video exclusive.
Artist: Rebel Sketchy
Release: Goodbye Gravity
Label: Ground Level
Rebel Sketchy album with support from Drumattic Twins, Jay Cunning, Black & Blunt, Fisso & Spark. With Goodbye Gravity Rebel Sketchy breaks free of the constraints of the breakbeat sound, taps into his classical training and challenges his skills as a producer and musician. In doing so he has made an album in the truest sense; telling a story with sound and pushing himself to create something greater than the sum of its parts, or as he puts it himself “a proper record, like the dance-music albums I grew up listening to, not just a collection of DJ singles.”