Canada continues to showcase an extraordinary new school of electronic artists and Noble Oak is no exception. If he’s aiming for naïve beauty with ‘Hyperion’ then he has hit it consistently here. For something so minimal this is surprisingly lavish. Subtly melodic and gloriously compelling, this is a real headphones moment.
Bucharest singer-songwriter Helen has released the tantalising electro anthem ‘Tell Me’. Accompanied by a stunning video, there is more than enough pop fuel here to maintain Helen’s momentum for some time to come.
Vancouver’s Sean Wharton is the man behind nectarous outfit On Planets. Latest track ‘Brief Pause’ is a genre bender, packed with broken nostalgia which sounds completely organic given how computerised it is. This has a grace and delicacy that sets it apart from a lot of its peers.
Los Angeles producer WOMP! has collaborated with New Zealand native singer/songwriter Maya Payne on new release ‘Falling‘. The result is a deep, heady, delicious mix of electro. Payne’s vocals set this apart from other techno duds leaving you cranking up the volume and hitting repeat.
Stockholm-based quartet Melby have released beguiling single ‘Human’ and as an initial taster, it’s subtle arrangements illustrate a band comfortable in their own style.
I am still a sucker for euphoric 80s-influenced anthems and London-based duo Avec Sans have delivered another one in the shape of ‘Heartbreak Hi’. The first single from their forthcoming album is an exhilarating arrangement of electronic brilliance. Alice Fox‘s sentimental lyrics put a heartbeat at the centre of the automation and it’s very difficult…
Having already supported Poliça, Minneapolis duo Fraea have already set tongues wagging with their heady sounds.
Glasgow has this knack of catapulting a new, ridiculously well-produced artist every now and then. Today is the turn of Infinity Bell. ‘Without’ has emerged on SoundCloud and is by far one of the most confident and assured debuts from an artist. With an intelligent approach to production, it’s pop sensibilities still manage to melt…
London-based quintet ELKA have released meritorious new single ‘Burnt Out’ taken from their self-titled due out 9th March.
German-based producer CV BLANK has collaborated with Honoluluian Zekt on his latest track.