INTERPOL HAVE A NEW SINGLE AND IT SOUNDS EFFING LUSH
The eternally suited-up and morose New Yorkers have an album out early next month, and dropped the audio for new single Ancient Ways today.
Paul Banks and co are due to head out on a North American and European tour over the next few months, so head here for more on that. And click here for a video in which we sat guitarist Daniel Kessler down backstage at Glastonbury and fired three questions his way.
FEEL LIKE THROWING UP? LET FLYING LOTUS’ ALBUM TEASER HELP YOU
Leftfield electronic music producer Flying Lotus has a new record coming out in October, on Warp, and took it upon himself to release this slightly nausea-inducing teaser video for it.
Maybe he called the album You’re Dead! to tap into how most of us will view after watching this thing? Whatever the case may be, a new FlyLo album generally always inspires excitement. On this one, he’s pulled in the likes of jazz legend Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.
Let’s hope the album itself makes us feel some type of way, but not violently ill.
When we were told, sometime last month, that FIona Burgess of alt-pop four-piece Woman’s Hour was set to direct their next video in a secondary school, we didn’t really know what to think. But this is great on so many levels.
In Stillness We Remain was shot at Queen Katherine School in Kendal, which Fiona and bandmates Will Burgess and Nicholas Graves all attended. The awkward teen dancing is both cringe-worthy and endearing, and it’s got a nice sleek and simplistic aesthetic that seems nothing whatsoever like our memories of secondary school.
KWABS PREMIERED A SINGLE ON BBC RADIO 1XTRA LAST NIGHT
And we can all listen to it here, now. The singer, who our own Paul Lester likened to a cross between Stevie Wonder and the Human League, has two EPs out to date and an upcoming UK tour in October.
So, Kwabs he’s flitted between elements of gospel, soul, R&B and slick electronica. Regardless, his voice is all kinds of lovely – it’ll be exciting to see where he goes, genre-wise, on a full-length album next year.
*goes back to enjoying his Later with Jools Holland performance from earlier this year*
Hey, I don’t know about you lot but I didn’t expect to end the day desk-bopping to a super-poppy, PC Music-esque track, half sung in a language I can’t speak. But here we are.
South London trio Kero Kero Bonito premiered this tune on the Gorilla vs Bear blog, and it’s got elements of early MIA mixed in with the sort of incessant synth jabs that made people love/hate TEETH. Go forth and soak in its Marmite appeal.
WE’VE GOT A NICK DRAKE x JOHN PEEL SESSION EXCLUSIVE
Hey, remember how amazing Nick Drake was? Remember how ace DJ John Peel was? Good. Because over on the Guardian music site we’ve got an exclusive audio track from one of Drake’s long-lost Peel sessions.
It’s one of five previously unreleased cuts of well-known tracks, due out in the deluxe edition of a book chronicling Drake’s musical evolution. Head here to listen to the version of Cello Song that comes with the book, as signed off by Drake’s family and estate.