Lovefoxxx has the perfect sultry voice for 80s sounding electronic beauties (cfr. Nightcall). So why not do something like that again? This time Gang Gang Dance-member bEEdEEgEE asked her to do the lead vocals for his single “Flowers”. As you can expect from his musical history: the song is somewhat experimental, but at its core it’s a beautiful pop jam you just want to listen to all day long. Check out the video above.
bEEdEEgEE – Flowers (ft. Lovefoxxx).
You Raskal You – The Bucket and the rag.
Belgian band YOU RASKAL YOU caught our attention in 2011 with the fantastic single “Peace of Mind“, which had some airplay on Radio 1.
In 2014 YRY will be back with a new album. To kill time untill that moment, we can present you their first single “The Bucket and The Rag”. Really digging the jazzy vibes the gents from YRY put in this track. Reminds me a bit of the older Absynthe Minded. Warm, cousy and wonderful winter music: just what we needed!
Shun Club -Quest.
Belgian band Shun Club is slowly getting some attention and that’s probably because they have some great songs in their (small) back catalogue. For example “Quest”, a Strokey song that’s oh so damn catchy. Indie rock with a big fun factor which is made for dancing and making luv. Check it:
Haeffenter – Carolina.
New cool Belgian band alert! Let us introduce to you Haeffenter, the Belgian answer to anything Foals-related. But they aren’t just a Foals copy, it’s a new band from mo’fokkin’ Molenbeersel with their own lionface and sound. They just released their first demo’s onto the world wide webzz, which you can stream below. Especially the track “Carolina” is worth mentioning: a jumpy and fun track with a chorus you just have to sing along with. Check it out and download!
Astronaute – Myriad EP.
Another Belgian talent that’s been on our radar for a while and has finally released her debut EP “Myriad” (through Zealdigital aka Zeal Records) is Astronaute. The solo project of Myrthe Luyten, a girl with a unique voice who is capable of seducing us with just her voice and guitar.
The name Zeal should convince you that Astronaute is all about quality, but Oh My: this EP is filled with beautiful and soft folky pop beyond our expectations. Some namedropping? Something between Isbells, Sufjan and Ben Howard perhaps?
Anyway, just listen to one of her songs below or download her full EP for free here and be surprised.
Jhené Aiko – Stay Ready.
Jhené Aiko amazed us several times befor with the perfect R&B-tracks “Mirrors” and “Burning Man“. So we are very pleased to let you know about a new track she made in collab with the rap-star Kendrick Lamar. Laidback and intelligent R&B, just the way we like it. Check it out:
Metronomy – I’m Aquarius.
You know where to find the constellation Aquarius? Yes? Then you should download this app and you will be able to listen to a new Metronomy song called “I’m Aquarius”. If you don’t own a fancy phone our you’re dumb and don’t know how to find this constellation, you can listen to this new song below.
It’s a traditional Metronomy track: catchy as hell, a chorus that gets stuck in your head for ages and in some weird way danceable. After their masterpiece ‘The English Riviera’, we can’t wait until March 10 when their next album “Love Letters” will drop. Until they get hypnotised by this song.
Alauda – Falling Star.
Little is known about Álauda: only one artistic photo (above) and that this artist has a very good/fantastic debut single out. “Falling Star” is a very nice surprise: melancholic and somehow a bit psychedellic; pop like Glasser with a hint of HAIM. Enjoy this one:
Hydrogen Sea – End Up.
Unday Records must be the best record label in Belgium with releases by Yuko, Flying Horseman, Trixie Whitley, Imaginary Family, Maya’s Moving Castle, Dans Dans… All of them rustyblog-favorites with very beautiful and impressive releases!
Today we can add another impressive new name to that list: Hydrogen Sea. This boy-girl duo (multi-instrumentalist PJ Seaux and singer Birsen Uçar) makes fragile music where the soft piano strokes are combined with beautiful lyrics and soft, clattering background sounds. You can all hear this in their first single “End Up”. What a beautiful song.
You get addicted to it at first listen and will probably replay it for the rest of the day (like me).
Cut Copy – We are explorers.
Next week it’s Cut Copy Time! Their forth album “Free Your Mind” will finally be released. Be already had a few tastes from this album (like this song or this one) and really liked them. Today we can add the song “We Are Explorers” to that very enjoyable list. Very danceable and sunny popmusic, love it! Cut Copy’s new album will be out November 1st, they play a live show in Brussels on nov 29th. See you there!