Artist: Bipolar Sunshine
Label: The Aesthetic Recording
Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project of the Manchester-based Adio Marchant (ex Kid British). 1 year in the making, he is self-releasing his debut EP ‘Aesthetics’, featuring tracks ‘Fire’ and ‘Rivers’ which have both topped the Hype Machine charts. Adio first drew the world’s attention when he dropped ‘Fire’ earlier this year. It’s atmospherics and lush harmonies have captured fans the world over, amassing over 120,000 plays on Soundcloud in the process. Zane Lowe and The Fader wasted no time in premiering the EP’s lead track ‘Rivers’ which has also topped the 100k play mark in less than a month.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Southern Fried & Tested, Vol. 4
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – House
Following in the footsteps of Mighty Dub Katz, Cagedbaby and The 2 Bears, DJ and producer Doorly has compiled the fourth instalment of ‘Southern Fried & Tested’, Southern Fried Records’ compilation series in which selected artists mix up tracks from the label’s vast back catalogue. The compilation features plenty of exclusive tracks as well as some forgotten gems and stone cold classics. ‘Fried & Tested 4’ is an expert overview of both this label and the modern electronic music scene by one of the most talented in the game.
Artist: The Skints
Release: Part & Parcel
Label: Bomber Music
Extended version of the successful ‘Part & Parcel’ offering from The Skints. Includes dub re-workings of key tracks as well as brand new single ‘Out My Mind’ – premiered exclusively on Clash online – and the bands popular version of Katy B’s ‘On A Mission’. Currently out on their biggest headlining tour. The band have already had radio success, with key supporters such as Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2/6 Music), Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1) and Mike Davies (BBC Radio 1), all playing their offerings.
Artist: Whales in Cubicles
Genre: Rock – Alternative
Leading the grunge-pop revival Whales In Cubicles recall the bands that made 90s distorted rock brilliant with huge riffs on this apathetic anthem of a new single – the first taken from their hotly anticipated debut album. ‘Disappear’ is a statement of intent from Whales In Cubicles. The song is about the fragility and fleeting nature of identity. Set against a riotous backdrop of Smashing Pumpkins-esque guitars and driving drums.