Her name is Lea Lea and we’re excited to introduce you to ‘Die Pretty, Volume I’ the anticipated follow up to her self titled album.
“Die Pretty Volume 1” is an intersection of where Led Zeppelin meets Kelis, where Janis Joplin meets Santogold. Inspired by Lea Lea’s electrifying and critically acclaimed performances she wanted to mix things up for this EP; take things back to basics, get her band in a studio, crack open some tequila and record everything live. Produced again by the mighty Jack Baker (Bonobo, Alice Russell), they set out to create a raw sounding Psychedelic Rock Pop EP. Embellished with thunderous beats and bold vocals that climax into a Robert Palmer like wail and explosive rifts.
‘Chapter One’ is singer-songwriter Vanessa White’s debut solo EP. Out on February 19th, The EP features Vanessa’s latest track ‘Nostalgia’ – which premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and Julie Adenuga’s Beats 1 show – alongside the equally captivating Relationship Goals’ and ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover’ and the previously unheard ‘Lipstick Kisses’ featuring Wretch 32.
With half a million streams for her solo tracks and visuals since the end of last year and support from the likes of The 405, Wonderland and Clash, Vanessa has created a wave of serious momentum which looks set to continue with the release of the ‘Chapter One’ EP, throughout 2016 and beyond.
Staring out from the cover with (non-artificially) blackened eye, paranoid android Dan Sartain goes back to the future for Century Plaza a new album of darkly nuanced electro-pop, released via One Little Indian on 19th February.
While Suicide and Alan Vega have long been acknowledged influences (a cover of Wipeout Beat features) Century Plaza finds Sartain trolling the British synth-pop wave of 80-84 particularly Depeche Mode – for inspiration, opening the record with a funereal remake of Walk Among the Cobras.
In May 2015 Kevin Devine played three sold out shows at London’s beautiful St Pancras Old Church. Covering material from his extensive back catalogue, including old bands and side projects such as Bad Books (his band with members of Manchester Orchestra) and cult emo heroes Miracle Of 86, the shows at the 1500 year old church were incredible in sight and sound, with every moment thankfully recorded and now committed to vinyl.