Låpsley already won two prices this year: 1 for difficultnametowritewiththeå-award and 1 for bestsongof2014untilnow. Yes, we are talking about Station, the fantastic and hypnotising debut single of this 17 yo girl. Big buzzblogfest happened when it got released. Now there is a brand new track to add to our listenoverandoveragain-list: “Painter”. Ambient, minimalistic beats, sampled vocals and an overal warm vibe. Perfect stuff for cold winterdays!
The Belgian overal cool guys from Oscar & The Wolf return on our ipod from time to time with the great track “Orange Sky” and the Max Colombie x Vuurwerk collab “Slowburner“. Today we can add another magnificent tune to our playlist: “Princes”. Dark, minimalistic and sad sounding but with a cool pop twist! AB gig coming up, more info here!
Two of the most promising acts on Unday Records Hydrogen Sea & Imaginary Family made a song together!
The label Unday Records is about to release “Music For Undays”, a label compilation filled with new material by Trixie Whitley, I Will, I Swear, Yuko, Flying Horseman, Dans Dans… and this fantastic track. Fragile, honest and impressive are the three words that come to mind. Listen!
One of our favorite 2014 tracks/covers yet is “What is Love” by Tears & Marble: Icecold beats combined with a warm vocal/vibe. Made us sizzle.
Now there is “We Don’t Like You”, the first single/track T&M made themselves. Again they go for the slowmotion approach, so don’t aspect anything flashy or fast. They like it slow, minimalistic and sultry…
Fun indiepop band School Is Cool made a new album and just released it’s first single called “Black Dog Panting”. First we were gonna post about that surprising song. We loved it because it’s something totally different from this. Or this. And it’s exciting and very well made (perfect synth build-up).
But then we saw there is a VUURWERK remix coming with this single. And you know what that means: put your mofow headphones on and enjoy the thrilling ride. Basses bounce, rhythms change (sometimes there’s a bit of SOHN vibe, other times it sounds like a Woodkid collab), vocals get twisted and in some weird way you start to dance on this music. Oh and I didn’t even mention 2min07. #fireworks
Get the two track (original + remix) for free here:
Every track I Will, I Swear releases is even better and more beautiful than their previous release. And when you already know the magical tunes “Long Days” and “Sleep”, you know you’re in for a treat with their new one, “Mess”. It has that great melancholic feeling we loved in their other songs. Once again, “Mess” gives us goosebumps every time we listen to it. Great aka fantastic stuff!
Belgian rockers The Prospects have a first single coming up called “What is Tomorrow”. The song is built around one big riff and a classic drum beat. Combine that with a big rock ‘n roll touch and you got a great track. Debut LP out soon on Fons Records.
Tomas Barfod is a member of fun band WhoMadeWho (probably most known for it’s awesome live gigs and cool covers) and will release a solo EP later this year (18/2). The Ep will contain the wonderfull jam “Happy”; a soulful, emotional (lyrics!) and crispy housey track you’ll love at first listen. Check it out above!
New cool kid in the blogosphere is the 17 year old Låpsley. Totally DIY: she does everything herself, from producing a song to singing duets with herself. Single “Station” is a stunning piece of music: fragile vocals put on some cold and minimalistic beats, jamesblakestyle. Perfect tune for the winterdays.
One of the best Belgian bands around today is Balthazar. Two brilliant LPs, a lot of fantastic live shows and now a brand new (and great) single. “Leipzig” is a track they wrote on tour and contains all the elements that define Balthazar: beautiful harmonics, a weird twist, that dry bass and the somewhat indifferent vibe you hear in the vocals. Fantastic stuff!