LA ROUX’S RELEASED A NEW INTERACTIVE MUSIC VIDEO

After several years out of the spotlight, the coiffed 80s-influenced pop singer is back on the scene

And, in this video for Kiss and Not Tell, she’s channelling some serious 80s chatline vibes. The number’s real (we tried it). Call it, if you dare.

WE’RE STREAMING KAREN O’S SOLO ALBUM BEFORE ITS RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman releases her first solo record on Monday 8 September (UK) and Tuesday 9 September (US) next week, and it’s a collection of lo-fi lovesick musings.
We’ve already posted Rapt, its first single, and you can hear the rest of Crush Songs on our music blog now. Warning: if you’re fresh out of a breakup or something, have tissues at the ready.

WE’RE STREAMING KAREN O’S SOLO ALBUM BEFORE ITS RELEASE NEXT WEEK

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman releases her first solo record on Monday 8 September (UK) and Tuesday 9 September (US) next week, and it’s a collection of lo-fi lovesick musings.

We’ve already posted Rapt, its first single, and you can hear the rest of Crush Songs on our music blog now. Warning: if you’re fresh out of a breakup or something, have tissues at the ready.

KINDNESS SOUNDS AS GREAT AS EVER ON THIS NEW SINGLE

London singer-producer-music obsessive Adam Bainbridge, known to most of us as Kindness, is back. He’s worked with the likes of glacial R&B singer Kelela, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange (ex-Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles) and Robyn on upcoming album, Otherness.

Until we all get to hear the record in October, here’s song This Is Not About Us. BBC Radio1 DJ Zane Lowe named the tune his “hottest record” on his show last night, if that means anything to you, too.

Find the album’s tracklist on Kindness’s site now.

WE’RE DOING A LIVE Q&A WITH FLYING LOTUS ON THE SITE: COME SAY HELLO

Or, you know, ask the hugely talented electronic music producer a question in the comments section. He’ll be answering as many as possible for the next 30 minutes or so, before he jets off.

We’ve already posted about his upcoming album, but here’s new tune Never Catch Me, with rapper Kendrick Lamar. 

HERE’S A NEW TV ON THE RADIO LYRIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE, HAPPY IDIOT

As ever, TV On the Radio band member Dave Sitek has produced this little nugget of tongue-in-cheek cynicism, jingle-jangle guitars and singer Tunde Adebimpe’s signature languid delivery.

The New Yorkers are due to release album Seeds on 17 November (UK), via Capitol’s Harvest Records imprint (also home to LA’s Banks). Find out more about their North American tour dates and other bits and bobs here.

NEW JESSIE WARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE, WANT YOUR FEELING

Jessie Ware’s forthcoming album, Tough Love, is out next month (6 October 6 in the UK, and 21 October in the US – shout out to the continuing global release date debacle). 

She’s been teasing tracks from the more bombastically poppy and less electronic-sounding record for a couple of months now, and Want Your Feeling is the newest addition. Watch this live video, shot in London’s rather wonderful Barbican venue, and click away to pre-order her album.

PEAKING LIGHTS REMIXED MUCH-HYPED DUO CASH+DAVID

And the sun just came out in North London, so it feels as good a time to celebrate this little gem of syncopated animal-skin drums over a house-inspired beat. 

Click here to hear the original too, and have yourself a little shimmy whether you’ve got sunshine in your area or not.

STREAM TRICKY’S NEW ALBUM ON OUR SITE

Bristol’s trip-hop genre-bender Tricky is due to release his 11th album next Monday (8 September), on his False Idols label.

Entitled Adrian Thaws, after his rather awesome given name, the record features the likes of Mykki Blanco, Nneka and Oh Land. Head here for our exclusive stream (well, exclusive until someone else copies the source code, I suppose).

"You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck, when she doesn’t expect" – the Purple One

Fair enough, Prince. Fair enough. The sex-funk (let’s roll with that as a genre, and not an odour) aficionado is due to release two albums in September: one with all-female band 3rd Eye Girl, and the other as a solo effort.

This track, Clouds, features singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas (who hosted Prince’s unorthodox press conference when he passed through the UK for a series of surprise gigs earlier this year) and is basically smooth as hell.

Find out more about both albums on Prince’s site.

GRIMES DIRECTED HER NEW VIDEO FOR GO, FEAT. BLOOD DIAMONDS

And, to be honest, that’s the only real reason we’re posting this poor man’s Skrillex-remixing-Nero track. Claire Boucher and her brother Mac made this thing look good – plus, it’s always refreshing to see a female artist in charge of her artistic direction, styling and direction.

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