Speaking of time flying. It was last September when we introduced you to ML (Mickey Lightfoot) and he's been busy creating what sounds like some super fresh sounding songs. His latest release, "L.O.S.T", is going to feature on his EP To Kill A Flockin Bird which will drop via ML's very own Peckish imprint on the 7th of October. The track has some chopping and changing verses set across a big sounding backdrop and then the chorus hits and steps it up into another gear. The production from Darq E Freaker is on point and this song should be getting some major attention in no time. The video also makes a step forward and nicely uses gifs to create an equally jaunting clip. Check it out below.
Jagwar Ma have been riding the psych-powered wave they've road over from Australia on for a while now. While at it, they're sounding like they've somehow managed to travel back in time to the 90's, and quite frankly it's bloody marvelous. Their new single, "Come Save Me", is set to be released on October 14th via Marathon Records and it's been given a fitting visual accompaniment full of colour and psychedelic trips. The band are on tour right now and will return to the UK for some newly announced dates in 2014. All of their current shows can be found over here. Can someone please slow the rate at which the earth is spinning 'cause this year has flown by?! Be sure to check them out live if you can after having your mind warped a little by the video below.
The wait is over to wrap your ears around the entire new album, Old, from Detroit's Danny Brown. He's offered up a fair quantity of previews from the album which officially drops next week on October 8th, but now you can check out the whole thing featuring guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Freddie Gibbs, Charli-XCX, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. Definitely a fun listen with all the trademarks we've come to expect from Danny. If you're anything like me, you're looking for an excuse to look busy right now. Screw that, pop your headphones in and give this a try.
Following up their huge sounding track "Stunner", Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip return with some added help from Flux Pavilion. "Gold Teeth" sees Scroob laying down his signature style of tongue twisting lyricism while Flux and Dan set a back drop to a big glitchy beat that chops and changes. All the while, repeating the hook "Rappers wear bling 'cause they wanna look pretty". I never thought of it like that, but it's kind of funny to imagine Kanye and co stood in their dressing rooms asking the mirror who's the fairest of them all. Perfectly arranging their jewellery boxes full of diamond encrusted rings. Kind of ridiculous really. Check out the video above.
"Gold Teeth" is set to appear on the duo's follow up to 2010's The Logic of Chance, Repent Replenish Repeat. If these first two tracks anything to go by, it's going to be a highlight of the year. Why not celebrate that by going to see them live in the new year? Treat yourself.
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip 2014 tour dates:
19 Jan: Manchester, Academy 2
20 Jan: Edinburgh, Liquid Room
21 Jan: Glasgow, Arches
22 Jan: Newcastle, Academy 2
23 Jan: Sheffield, Plug
24 Jan: Leeds, Stylus
25 Jan: Birmingham, Institute
27 Jan: Cardiff, Solus 2
28 Jan: Exeter, Lemongrove
30 Jan: Oxford, Academy
1 Feb: Norwich, Water Front
2 Feb: Hull, University
4 Feb: London, Koko
5 Feb: Cambridge, Junction
6 Feb: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
7 Feb: Bristol, Anson Rooms
8 Feb: Bedford, Corn Exchange
13 Feb: Derry, The Nerve
14 Feb: Belfast, Limelight
15 Feb: Dublin, Vicar Street
Cancer Bats return with a video for 2012's Dead Set On Living opener, "R.A.T.S." which was recorded on their recent European tour in Bulgaria and follows the tale of one man's spiral after losing his job. From the initial depression of unemployment, to the all out throwing of shapes in the pit at the band's show. It's an entertaining watch and it also does a pretty decent job of capturing the live energy from their shows. Check it out below and if you like what you see/hear, pick up their album.
Friday is upon us, rejoice. What could possibly make a Friday better than it already is, apart from copious amounts of alcohol after work; New music of course. Check out "Things Like You" from New Young Pony Club, a song that after just one single listen you'll find ringing around your head for the rest of the day. The simplistic repetitive little tinkle on the piano/synth had me playing air keyboard, which is something I can honestly say I've never done before. The chorus harmony is delightful too. Check it out below. The track is set to appear on their new album NYPC which is set for release on October 7th.
Last week The 1975's self-titled debut went straight in at number 1 in the UK's album chart. Now it's had some time to settle in, there are 16 tracks to digest so it's quite a package, the band are offerieat yourselfk dance in the office with this 90's sounding re-work. Personally I think it's done really well, the vocals are worked nicely in around the dominating framework of the beat. It fits like a glove. Definitely one to add to the late night parties in the coming weeks.
If you've not already, you can pick up The 1975's debut album over here.
It's been a while since I was truly moved by a music video. The last time I remember feeling like I felt after watching Louis M^tters' clip for "War With Heaven" was via the brilliant "Once And For All" from Clock Opera. The track is a jaunt of a journey and it makes the perfect disjointed backing to the video. It was directed by Josh Cole, winner of 'Best New Director' Cannes Film Festival, who you may know from Rudimental's "Not Giving In" visual. I'm not going to say much else about this one except for take 10 minutes out of your day and check it out. Love one another, guys.