Wilsen – Magnolia [New York, US]

Dream Pop / Folk /Downtempo

Definitely not the first time I’ve had these guys on our blog. Check out what we had to say about them in a previous post. New York based folk/dream pop group Wilsen are back almost more than a year of absence and boy are we glad. Magnolia being the title track of a brand new four-track EP (following their mini-album Sirensis to be released on the 18th of May. Exciting times. This track here’s definitely a track to fall indefinitely to, like off a really really tall building. Not trying to encourage any daredevils to challenge gravity here but that’s what quality dream pop does for you. Fans of Youth Lagoon and Beach House are gonna melt.

These guys are new, but if you’ve been paying any attention at all. They’re good.
Show them some love at facebook. soundcloud. twitter. Go, you know you want to (:

If you’re in the UK check them out in person at any of these chain of debut shows they’ll be playing at.
Having previously supported Daughter, London Grammar and many more on tour.
You know it’s time to jump on that bandwagon.

21st April – Cardiff, The Globe*
22nd April – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds*
24th April – Glasgow, Broadcast*
25th April – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s*
26th April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen*
28th April – Nottingham, Bodega*
30th April – London, Dingwalls*
1st May – Bristol, The Fleece*
6th May – London, Slaughtered Lamb (headline show)
Tickets: www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/events/…htered-lamb/
8th May – Unification Church, Brighton (Great Escape)
9th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton (Great Escape)
*supporting Matthew & The Atlas.

 

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Daughter – Love Lost (Ta-Ku Edit) [Perth, AU]

Indie / Electronic / Downtempo / Trap

What’s there not to love about an Australian collab of DJ Ta-Ku taking one of Daughter’s tracks under his own wing? The result, as expected is nothing short of exceptional. Despite Daughter tracks being quite popular prey to remixes. (I use the word “prey” alluding to numerous disappointing precedents.) This one is definitely something different. The original melody of the track is not overpowered but runs alongside with the trap elements. The hard hitting beats and ethereal vocals penetrate with ease creating a bone-chilling (read: goosebumps) effect.

In a nutshell, this edit really exemplifies simplicity at its best.

Grab the track for free at his soundcloud here and don’t forget to show him some love!

Of Rust & Bone – Next To You [London, UK]

Acoustic / Indie 

With about 20 likes on facebook and 3 followers on soundcloud, Of Rust & Bone is definitely a newcomer and one that’s keeping very well below the radar too. But if anything it only makes them/him more intriguing. Having only one track to go on, it’s hard to say. But with immaculate vocals like that, this guy’s on to big things. I can’t help but notice that he sounds almost like a male version of Daughter, which believe me is a massive compliment on my part. I’d have to say he’s a lot more intense and much more emotive though. All in all, I can’t wait to hear more.

Show the newcomer some support at the soundcloud page here and wait around for news of his debut EP.

Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover) [London, UK]

Downtempo / Acoustic / Folktronica

Anybody else sick of all that hoo-ha over Daft Punk and RAM and specifically Get Lucky yet? Well it’s hard not to be, with rumours, leaks, and edits of their tunes gushing all over the place. I’d hardly be exaggerating to say that the search for music has been pretty much plastered with the helmet-clad duo’s footsteps lingering at every corner. But nevertheless, their talent and their music is undeniable, and the hype; unavoidable. So keeping that in mind, my favorite London based indie folk trio Daughter has taken it in their stride to give us a palette cleanser. Performed on BBC Radio’s live lounge, the trio has taken the funky and uplifting track and smothered it with a forbidding shade of downtempo minimalistic folktronica. I wouldn’t say this is one of their best tracks or covers by a long shot, but it’s definitely a refreshing break from all the pent-up hype. Haven’t heard anything much like this since Chet Faker’s chilled-out take on Black Street’s No Diggity.

You’ll definitely find more Daughter on this blog soon enough but if you’re adventurous enough, check them out at their soundcloud here.