Electronic / Nu-Disco / Progressive House
Exam period, can’t talk but gotta share my current study jam.
Just ’cause any self-respecting electronic fan should be aware and head bobbing to this.
Electronic/ Alternative Pop
Swedish four piece Little Dragon have been a long time favourite of mine. With tracks like Little Man still receiving well-deserved rotation on a daily basis, their upcoming album Nabuma Rubberband is exciting news. The band’s been around for just about two decades now, and has pretty much established its reputation as a benchmark in alternative pop. Yukimi Nagano the lead vocalist a figurehead in indie female crushes (don’t you dare tell me I’m alone on this!). Despite having done pretty well for themselves so far, the new album is definitely taking on a new direction with a more electronic, synth-fused and aggressive approach. With the two released tracks Paris and Klapp Klapp, I gotta say I’m rather impartial so far. However with the ever-changing nature of music, it’s not good enough to simply stick to a recipe for success and the band sure is taking a creative approach to changing up their music.
Tell us what you think, personally, I’m pretty damn keen for the album release on May 13.
A Capella / Indie Pop / Soul / Covers
It’s barely been a week since Austin based quartet SPEAK first released their amazing single Peaks and they’re already back at it. And this time it’s a whole EP of covers. As the title Girlsongs suggests, they’ve covered songs exclusively originally done by female vocalists. And if that’s not enough, it’s all done A Capella. The EP’s got a pretty decent and daring selection ranging from Little Dragon’s (Yukimi Nagano) Little Man (my personal favorite) to a brave yet impressive take on Alica Key’s prominently overdone, yes you guessed it, If I Ain’t Got You. Despite taking on the music of some vastly renowned female vocalists, I’ve got to the say that they’ve managed to spray a coat of metaphorical fresh paint on these tracks, easily succeeding in the stunning display of their proficiency in vocals and arrangements.
Hit them up at their soundcloud here for free downloads of the entire EP !