Norwich, UK psych-indie-electronica-rock five-piece Floral Image have shared the video for their brand new single "Why I Leave".
The song, produced, mixed and engineered by Gavin Bowers (Never Never Man // Climbing Boys), will be out next Friday 20th November through Catch 21 Records.
"Why I Leave is a flower show exhibition of what the band are all about... a creamy mix of bright electronic and organic soundscapes, booty-moving rhythm bops for the summertime ceremonies, topped off with often introverted and melancholic lyrics for those long, lonesome nights. Light and dark. Yin and yang. Environmentalism and capitalism? Perhaps."
Combining Motown grooves, 70's synths straight out of some cult sci-fi motion picture and anthemic, singalongable vocal melodies, Why I Leave will have you toe tapping all the way to the brave new world.
Bristol indie pop four-piece Make Friends have unleashed their new single "Kung Fu".
The song is out today (November 13) via Funnel Music. Grab it here.
From the band: "The song is all about self-empowerment and shooting down people who try and tell you what you do or who you are isn’t good enough, which seems fitting in these times."
Kung-Fu translates to ‘hard / skilful work’ and ‘time spent’. Kung-Fu seems a fitting title for a time where most of those in creative industries, having trained for years to develop skills utilising their hands and feet, are now being told to retrain. It’s about the value in anything that takes your time and energy.
Manchester psych/post-punk band W. H. Lung have aired the Kid Machine Manctalo Rework of their song "Inspiration!".
The remix is taken from their upcoming release 'Incidental Music Remixed', a set of album remixes which were originally created as a bonus item CD for Piccadilly Records, who made W H Lung's debut 'Incidental Music' their no.1 release of the year in 2019.
Now, almost a year on, the remixes finally see the light of day digitally - featuring fresh takes on the tracks from the likes of Fujiya & Miyagi, Kid Machine, Kayla Painter, RUMA, Boredom and more. It will be out on December 11th via Melodic Records, pre-order here.
Los Angeles indie rock/pop band Foster The People have announced the release of their new EP 'In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing'.
The 6-track EP was recorded by the band during COVID-19 quarantine and will be out on December 11th, it marks the band’s first release as independent artists. Pre-order your copy here.
Mark Foster words: “The last few years have been the most introspective and personally healing years of my life. I found something that I have been searching for since I was a teenager -- love. As a songwriter, I have always looked outward toward culture and the state of the world for inspiration. But as I searched for what this next era of Foster The People was going to sound like, I felt it was important to look inward this time and try to articulate what my love feels like. Every song on this EP is a different facet of the many layers of my love. Tension mixed with tenderness. Vulnerability contrasted with hope for the future. Heartache and separation anxiety offset by the truth that unconditional love leaves no room for fear. In some ways, writing about these things was a form of defiance to the fractured world around me. It was important for me to put the beautiful things swirling in my heart on display for the listener, as a reminder that these quiet virtues are what connects us as humans, no matter how loud our political ideologies may be. It feels to me like the world has forgotten its sense of magic. It seems to have forgotten that beauty, kindness, mercy and respect are the fabrics that hold us together, despite our differences. With In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing, I wanted love to be on full display.”
Check the EP's tracklist and watch a visualizer for their new single "Under The Moon", below.
In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing tracklist: