Worship – Years & Years

credit: Years & Years

credit: Years & Years

Their debut album drops in June, but Years and Years just made ‘Worship’ available for download with pre-order. It’s step-up from ‘King’, landing on the more confessional side of electronic-heartbreak that we’ve come to expect since their their debut single, ‘Real’. You probably won’t hear many pop songs with ‘my kingdom for your graces’ in the chorus this year. My inner-Catholic bristled (in a good way) at that line.

Same Damn Time – Beat Connection

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If warm sun rays aren’t glossing your face right now, perhaps Beat Connection can help. A 3-piece electronic outfit from Seattle, WA, Beat Connection craft serious dream-laden melodies. ‘Same Damn Time’ is a heady slow dive into an ethereal summer; an airy, tricked out blend just as melodic as it is futuristic. Straddling that happy medium between chill and upbeat, it’s a refreshing departure from the mainstream electronica scene of pounding bass and abrasive beats. Save this next time you cruise back from the beach, while the sun creases into dusk. Let Beat Connection submerge you in atmospheric oblivion. Or, at least, change your mind about synth:

 

King – Years and Years (PACES Remix)

credit: Mike Massaro

credit: Mike Massaro

We’ve been talking about Years and Years for literally … well, only a year actually. But they’ve blown up lately and even if King doesn’t quite quite demand the same intensity of heart-break anthem Real, it’s a worthy single to push in their (record label’s) quest for chart dominance in 2015. The original song pulses along with one of the band’s trademark choruses but PACES really drives that home. I played King at an after party the other day and it was pretty fun but this remix may have made more people dance. All Years and Years is good Years and Years.

Revisiting Femtronica

Feeling blue

Feeling blue

Henry: Remember this? From 2013! Femtronica has come a long way. Any comment on how the genre has evolved since your last post? Has anyone blown up in a way you didn’t expect? Looking back some artists went in a sound-direction I didn’t love (Haim) but some have surprised me in a really great way (Grimes).

Michael: It’s actually amazing how big a sound this has become and I am totally, totally thrilled for it. Femtronica has gone mainstream (the music not the term unfortunately) and actually produced some pretty great results. I think the reality is that Femtronica is as much a part of me as Look See Proof are and I am pretty stoked about that.

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8 Best Clubbing Songs for the Summer

Going cray to Sub Focus

Going cray to Sub Focus

Michael: Good morning everyone and apologies for our absence from the blogging game for the last couple of weeks but we been busy yo! I’ve been sick and umm.. Henry?

Henry: I almost wish I could have kept what Michael had written here originally but I don’t want to be arrested.

M: Okay cool thanks for that mate. This post is a few days late as a result of me being bed bound from all the clubbing I’ve been doing (JK, it was the infection and tonsillitis).

H: This post has been a few days late because I am physically and emotionally drained from Summertime Sadness. And like, the thought of clubbing.

You can follow Henry’s Instagram here, and Michael’s here.

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#tbt Modern Tongues – Ghost Beach (EP Review)

Cool artwork, cool band.

By now, I sound stuck-on-repeat about Ghost Beach. But I remain staunchly unapologetic because this band is so damn good. They’ve released their debut EP, Modern Tongues this week which is as good a time as any to dive into their music. We’ve reviewed Been There Before, Miracle and Tear Us Apart extensively on the site before (here, here and here) so let’s see how the other two tracks match up. Hint: Well.

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A Special September: Some of This Month’s Best Tunes

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For most of us September means school. Which means work. Which means a lot less fun. We can however take comfort in the fact that this month could be one of the most fruitful months for music in recent memory. With The 1975 already having released their debut album and The Weeknd providing us with his sophomore effort, some people (like me) might actually have the problem that every music fan yearns for: too much to listen to.

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