Downtempo

Spectoral – Sweet Deprivation

Spectoral is the artist name of Andrew Bitto — an independent, solo singer-songwriter and producer of downtempo beats with reflective and emotional lyrics. His music, while loosely grounded in downbeat electronica, is often soulful, with an alt-pop feel, laden with relatable, lyrical honesty. Bitto is based in Melbourne, Australia....

Fyfe – In Colour

Fyfe has today unveiled ‘In Colour’, taken from the ‘Stronger’ EP: his first taste of new material since last year’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Control’. Having surpassed 10 million plays on Spotify, sold out a European tour – including the likes of London’s Oslo and Paris’s La Maroquinerie – and...

Searls – Demons

The ‘Follow’ EP is a collaboration between singer/ songwriter SEARLS and electronic producer LJ LOOPER. It is set for release on June 17th. SEARLS, originally from Ireland, is a musician who takes older influences from the likes of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and blends contemporary acts such as James Blake,...

LECAUDÉ – Powder Blue

London based electronically fused pop artist Lecaudé (pron. ‘Le-co-day’) is set to reveal his second single of 2016. ‘Powder Blue’ is the brand new offering from the Circles EP (due for release 3.6.16). This follows on from the highly successful release of the eponymous lead single in February, which...

Lyon Apprentice – Alice

Australian duo Lyon Apprentice have returned with their exhilarating new track, ‘Alice’ – a minimalist, dream-pop tribute to a longtime friend and the husband she lost. The single was recorded in the brothers’ new home studio in Manchester and mixed/produced by singer/guitarist Adam Lyons. ‘Alice’ sees Lyon Apprentice shuffling...

Morly – The Choir

Morly embodies the idea that one person can do it all. The Minnesota-born singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer emerged onto the music scene a year ago with a single on Ryan Hemsworth’s widely respected Secret Songs platform. She quickly caught the attention of NY label Cascine who released her mostly instrumental, debut EP, In Defense of My Muse, in August...

Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

Long-lost childhood friends Josh Smith (vocals, guitar, electronics, production) and Josh Freed (beats, electronics, production) reconnected in 2014 and not long after released their debut single ‘Waves’. Recording in disused city spaces and mixing in the backseats of cars, the Window EP followed in May 2015, a six song collection ricocheting effortlessly between hip hop,...

JATA – Ebony

The Bells EP 2 marks the second release from Berlin artist and producer, JATA. The EP’s lead track Ebony is another prime example of the confident and infectious songwriting employed by JATA, a melting-pot of soulful beat-lead pop that draws on the breadth of his time spent suiting studying...

Lontalius – All I Wanna Say

Lontalius (New Zealand’s Eddie Johnston) has shared his new single and video for ‘All I Wanna Say‘. Lontalius has also announced his signing to Partisan Records in the US and Pod / Inertia Music in Australia & New Zealand. His debut full-length will be released in early 2016.  Described by i-D as “beautiful, delicate, tender”, the...

Magical Cloudz – Are You Alone?

Last month, Majical Cloudz announced the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 release, Impersonator, with the song ‘Silver Car Crash’ off the upcoming sophomore album Are You Alone? They now share album title track, an upbeat take on modern hopeless romanticism. The song is described by frontman Devon...

Tower – Can’t Vibe

TOWER recently made their introduction with ‘Teenage Miracle’, to be released October 2 via ears to the ground boutique label B3SCI Records (responsible for introducing Jungle, Aquilo and Oceaán among others).  The track was premiered via Zane Lowe on Beats1, and was also featured on Spotify’s prestigious New Music Playlist. The LA duo now unveil single...

Aquilo – Good Girl

Following a summer of festivals around Europe, Aquilo are excited to announced their new single, ‘Good Girl’ – due for release on Island Records on November 6th. Following the release of the ‘Calling Me’ EP earlier in the year, ‘Good Girl’ sees Aquilo take a yet another confident step...

New Pharaohs – Empire

The intriguing New Pharaohs have unveiled their gorgeous debut single ‘Empire’, due for release on October 2nd. The song premiered at The Line Of Best Fit who said, “Tinged with a sense of the melancholy, ‘Empire’ is a bittersweet venture across soaring tapestries of sound. Maya Marie’s heartfelt vocals...

Fine Print – Really

Fine Print release their self-titled debut EP on August 28th via B3SCI Records. Following three accalimed singles ‘About You’, ‘Can’t Lie’, and ‘Tell Me’, the duo shares the final track ‘Really’ “for those days when you look in the mirror and have a stern word with yourself”. All four tracks...

Låpsley – Hurt Me

Southport-raised, London-based singer, songwriter and producer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher has today revealed her brand new song ‘Hurt Me’, taken from her forthcoming XL Recordings single ‘Hurt Me / Burn’. Premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on Radio 1 last night, ‘Hurt Me’ was recorded this summer at...

Elderbrook – Good Enough

Elderbrook, aka prodigious 21-year-old London songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Alexander Kotz is pleased to unveil a new track from his forthcoming EP Travel Slow, due August 21st on Black Butter.  Showcasing his songwriting and production chops in all their idiosyncratic prowess, ‘Good Enough‘ makes nuanced use of dynamics to evoke The xx or...

Jamie Woon – Sharpness

It’s been four years since Jamie Woon released his debut album Mirrorwriting. We can now reveal the first single taken from a soon to be announced new album due for release later in 2015 on new label home, PMR Records. It was Pharrell who introduced Sharpness to the world on his Beats...

Fine Print – Tell Me

Following two acclaimed singles ’About You’ and ‘Can’t Lie’, East London’s Fine Print is excited to share a new track ‘Tell Me’. It is the perfect example of the duo’s ability for pop songwriting, showcasing Fine Print’s falsetto with a simple piano accompaniment. Fine Print is set to release their self-titled...

PILLARS – You Got This

Fresh off the back of her second single’s whirlwind success, London-based newcomer PILLARS has now unveiled a new, brooding number in the form of ‘You Got This’. The track perfectly slots into her growing collection of ambient electronica and adds another piece to the puzzle as we gradually reveal...

Elderbrook – Be There Soon

Elderbrook returns with new EP for Black Butter. The prodigious 21-year-old London songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer (real name Alexander Kotz) will release Travel Slow on August 21st. Travel Slow delves further into Elderbrooke’s unique work and mind across three inventive tracks. First single ‘Be There Soon’ layers a...

Fine Print – Can’t Lie

Previously released as a demo, Fine Print shares a fresh edition of their track ‘Can’t Lie‘ mixed by Dan Carey (Tame Impala, Hot Chip) today. “Before we started on ‘Can’t Lie’ we had been having quite long conversations about the hip hop we loved,” says the duo. “Especially the dusty sounding productions from people...

MIAMIGO – Irreversible

Brand new Brighton based duo MIAMIGO last Friday announced their debut London shows alongside a captivating mixtape of sultry inspirations that delve a little further into the minds of the band. Today MIAMIGO premiere the stunning new visual to ‘Irreversible’, a track taken from their critically acclaimed debut EP...

Alex Burey – Family Stone

Inspired by the production work of Charles Stepney and the magic of intimacy that you find in the work of Terry Callier, Scott Walker & Devendra Banhart, the ’Family Stone EP’ was written & produced by Alex in his tiny home studio in South London. The four tracks are mixed by Neil Comber...

Shady Midnight Orchestra – Ice Soldiers

Carving her niche in the young Swiss jazz scene, Marena Whitcher from Zurich is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Her excursions into every imaginable and inconceivable vocal dimension are eccentric and theatrical. Yet in spite of all her marvellous excesses, twenty four year old Marena’s attention is equally devoted...

Retiree – This Place

Marking it’s release this week on London’s Rhythm Section International and Sydney’s Plastic World, Retiree share the final instalment of the three part video series accompanying their new EP This Place. Filmed in London, the video was directed by Viola Black and sees ritualistic dance routines and vampiric lounging taking place in a...

Klyne – Paralyzed

Amidst the dreary short days and long dark nights of January, a duo going by the rather misleading one-man’s name of Nick Klein made a new track available online in form of ‘Paralyzed’. A shining light of infectious, soulful warmth that washed away the shadows of winter and ushered...

SG Lewis – No Less ft Louis Mattrs

SG Lewis announces his new EP along with opening single ‘No Less’. Entrancing and measured, SG’s meticulous production is partnered with newcomer Louis Mattrs contributing vocals, taking the track even further into the soulful territory and exemplifying the young producer’s ability to create arresting electronic music. With support coming...

Ill’s – Let Me Have Just One

Melding the ambient soundscapes and fractured electronica of late 90’s garage with warmly spellbinding melodic incantations and an air of post-millennial unease, I’lls (pronounced ‘Isles’) have been quietly winning over a growing league of fans, fellow musicians and tastemakers. Fresh from announcing their new EP ‘Can I Go With...

Bob Moses – Talk

Today, the NYC-by-way-of-Canada duo known as Bob Moses premiered their brand new track titled ‘Talk’ on Noisey.com. The sultry summer smash is now available on iTunes and Spotify and serves as an exciting taste of what’s to come from the talented producer/DJ duo. Last year the duo signed to...

Retiree – Heard You’re Doing Well

London’s Rhythm Section International and Sydney’s Plastic World team up to present This Place EP by Retiree. Following its announcement with EP opener ‘Gundagai’, next up is second track ‘Heard You’re Doing Well‘. Building from soft pads and a reclining drum machine bossa nova, it moves elegantly into a...

Charlotte OC – On & On

Charlotte OC has released a video to accompany the release of upcoming single ‘On & On’. Directed by Vicky Lawton (Creative Director of Hunger), the video captures Charlotte’s essence as a dark, powerful and emotive performer. ‘On & On’, produced by Rich Cooper, is taken from Charlotte’s ‘Burning’ EP which...

Dornik – Drive

Slow forward to summer 2015 and Dornik is about to fulfil that potential with the release of his first proper single ‘Drive’ and, later in the year, release his stunning self-written, self-produced, self-titled debut album ‘Dornik’ via PMR Records. And in case you are wondering… his mother’s name is Dorothy...

José González – Open Book

‘Open Book‘ is the next single lifted from the new José González album ‘Vestiges & Claws‘. The video – directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson – is the second part in a two-part series. The first part was a video from Calexico, for their single ‘Falling From The Sky’. Of the video, director Karlsson said: “The ideas for...

Malinchak – ‘Dragonfly’

‘Dragonfly‘ marks the next chapter in Chris Malinchak’s story, one that also signifies a name change that will see him simply go by ‘Malinchak’. The stripping back of his name exemplifies the same ethos employed in his approach to producing and as with new track Dragonfly, Malinchak’s calculated subtleties...

Alex Burey – Come Over

‘Come Over’ is the lead track from the new ‘Family Stone’ EP from 19-year-old South London producer/multi-instrumentalist, Alex Burey. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Devendra Banhart & Scott Walker, ‘Come Over’ is streaming now on Soundcloud. The ‘Family Stone’ EP is released on the 13th June 2015. It will follow...

Rhodes – Close Your Eyes

Rhodes releases his eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Wishes’ September 4th on Rhodes Music / Ministry of Sound. Several of the brooding, slow-build songs that featured on Rhodes’ early EPs appear on the new album. Including the brilliant ‘Breathe’, the yearning ‘Raise Your Love’, and the upbeat ‘Turning Back Around’....

Tourist – ‘Holding On’

Tourist is pleased to announce details of a brand new single ‘Holding On’ – due on Polydor on May 24th and available to pre-order on iTunes. It premiered last night as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World. ‘Holding On’ looks set to take a strident step forward for...

Fort Romeau – All I Want

Fort Romeau releases his new album ‘Insides‘ via Ghostly on March 30th. The long-player takes Fort’s theme of “slow listening” to its core with only one track clocking below the six minute mark. Inspired by his time spent DJing in clubs such as Plastic People, Robert Johnson and Berghain, new...

Demo Taped – I Luv U

It seems as though Jai Paul has become the Disclosure of downtempo/electronic musical analogies. Demo Taped has released an almost carbon-copy of Paul’s, what is now, seminal tune: ‘Jasmine‘. Thing is, though, who actually cares? Until the sound gets rinsed to aggravating levels of ubiquity, anyone who seems to mimic...

Rhodes – Turning Back Around

Rhodes is back with his best single to date. Fulfilling the potential shown on his first three EP’s ‘Raise Your Love’, ‘Morning’ and ‘Home’, the first single ‘Turning Back Around’, cut from his eagerly anticipated debut album, is released on Ministry of Sound April 5th. ‘Turning Back Around’ sees...

DREWXHILL – Bullets

The delicacy of ‘Bullets’ by DREWXHILL is something to behold. The vocals are wrapped in a sense of solitude which transcends into a glossy bedroom aesthetic that the artist seems to have absolutely nailed. ‘Bullets’ is a penchant for escapism and the rather beatless terrain upon which the vocalists upper...