Please delve into our pickings for July, you will find a delightful mix of eclectic treats. Please invest time in them, tell your friends about them and then immerse yourself in their worlds.
Lomelda: ‘Out there’
I think I am destined to write about everything that Lomelda releases. Following her glorious release, ‘Interstate Vision’, the Texan singer-songwriter returns with the follow-up, ‘Out There’. It’s like your heartstrings are attached to piano keys and she is dictating what song those 4 chambers are going to play. This is a transparent, beguiling treasure.
FYOHNA: ‘Ghost Heart’
LA-based Katarina Gleicher and producer Elliot Glasser have emerged with an indie-pop tour de force in ‘Ghost Heart‘. Hiking through dreamy landscapes, this is underpinned by melancholy and is evoked by an ever-deepening expansive electronic wave.
RAAVE TAPES: ‘k bye’
It might say they’re from Newcastle, but it isn’t the beerjacket north east English town, it’s the more glamorous Australian destination. A wildly intriguing trio, this is as if the Prodigy met DFA 1979 and partied with some MDMA. An ugly, ferocious and frankly fucking addictive track that will have you hitting play again as soon as it’s finished.
The Great Escape: ‘All You Got Is Gold’
Taken from the trio’s latest album Universe in Bloom, the LA outfit have achieved a split between quiet, thought-provoking melodic folk and a soaring orchestral production, both sides of the spectrum are fantastic.
MJ Cole feat. Bruno Major: ‘Shelter (Shadow Child’s Code 23 Remix)’
Having been part of my record collection for around 17 years now, MJ Cole never fails to disappoint and his signature sound is still as relevant today as it was back then. As a remix, Shadow Child is renowned for his on point production and this doesn’t disappoint. This is an inimitable journey around warped vocal samples, distempered synths and classic drum N bass beats.