Yeasayer – Henrietta
LABEL: Mute Artists
Following their album “Odd Blood” in 2010, the band haven’t released much until their cryptic tweet with just the letters “HNRTTA”, an updated website page announcing their tour dates for this Summer and the release of this single.
The track comes from the band’s third album due in August, and was recently played exclusively on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as well as being chosen as his “Hottest Record in the World”!
“It could change your life — and maybe your death, too.” – diffuser.fm
Principles of Geometry – Burn the Land and Boil the Oceans
GENRE: Dance – Electro
This is the third LP from the duo comprised of Guillaume Grosso and Jeremy Duval, often referred to as the French “Boards of Canada”.
“Even the very first vibes of this new record are announcing something great, something epic – every sound-surface is being savored with pleasure and is continuously molded…” – hhv.de
Check it out here:
We Were Evergreen – Baby Blue
LABEL: We Were Evergreen Records
GENRE: Pop – Folk
Born on the first day of 2008 (one of the few new year’s resolutions ever to stick), the trio (Michael Liot, Fabienne Debarre and William Serfass) embody a youthful energy; yet as playful and sweet as their music might be, the tracks are sophisticated, highly intelligent and years beyond their collective age.
A perfect example of the band’s excitable, playful attitudes, “Baby Blue”’s three piece harmonies intertwine with toy piano, a cheerful horn section and some glitchy electronics that say, in case you didn’t believe them already, “we mean business”.
You can catch them live next at LeeFest and Winterwell Festivals at the end of June – they will also be playing Nova Festival, Secret Garden Party, Deershed Festival and Camp Bestival in July.
“Wide-eyed trio We Were Evergreen possess such child-like wonderment and infectious joie de vivre that they could comfortably out-twee even the most gingham-clad, cupcake-making, floral dress-wearing, poetry-writing Belle and Sebastian fan you could possibly find on these shores… An utterly joyous live experience.” The Fly
Tazz – Adventures of Tazz Remixes
LABEL: Tsuba Records
GENRE: Dance – House – Deep
Following Tazz’s acclaimed debut album “Adventures of Tazz”, Tsuba Records presents killer remixes of album tracks “Worked It” from 6th Borough Project (Delusions Of Grandeur) and “Giovanni’s Keys” from Matthew Styles (Running Back). This release has already had support from DJs including Claude Von Stroke, Paul Woodford and Matt Tolfrey.
“For a first album, Adventures of Tazz stands apart from its influences despite their overt presence.” 4/5 – RA
“Riding high on the release of his debut album comes two amazing remixes” 8/10 – 5 Magazine
“A superb remix package from two names at the top of their game” – InTheDeepEnd
The Bamboos – Medicine Man
LABEL: Tru Thoughts
GENRE: R&B – Funk & Soul
The Bamboos drew influence from instrumental raw funk of the late 60’s and early 70s, and they were quickly named as one of the greatest funk and soul bands of our time. Their new album has already received radio support from BBC Radio 1 (Rob da Bank), Radio 6 (Don Letts, Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Craig Charles, Nemone), XFM (John Kennedy, Mary Anne Hobbs), and featured on this release are Aloe Blacc, Tim Rogers (You Am I), Megan Washington, Daniel Merriweather and Bobby Flynn as guest vocalists.
“Nothing prepared me for just how fresh and vibrant the music of The Bamboos is” – Notion Magazine (U.K)
“I absolutely LOVE it!” – Gary Crowley (BBC London/6Music)
“I really like this! in my Top 5 this week” – John Kennedy (XFM)