FourPLAY September…Billie Marten, Leaone, Few Bits, BOYS

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September sees a range of high-profile releases from established artists such as Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen as well as newer acts looking to maintain the standards of their debuts on forthcoming sophomore releases (Banks and Bastille)

As ever at Fourculture we go deeper than the obvious and present four releases this month which are just as deserving of your attention:


Bille Marten

“Lionhearted” is taken from her forthcoming album Writing of Blues and Yellows and it’s the perfect autumnal soundtrack with an accompanying video of appropriately amber tones.  Spiralling vocal and guitar are in abundance in this controlled yet dramatic folk number.  Out 23 September, this 17 year old talent is one to watch.  Billie Marten on Facebook


Leaone – Goldtooth

The drama of this new single hits you with its cinematic intro yet it is the vocal of this young artist that captivates most.  Citing Johnny Cash and Elliott Smith as influences, it’s a refreshingly vulnerable (and therefore REAL) tone that sits on top of moody, haunting instrumentation.  Goldtooth is available on 16 September.  Leaone on Facebook


Few Bits – Big Sparks 

Sophomore album from this Belgian act promises to usher in the autumn with a classic dreamy rock vibe in the vein of Beach House.  Lead track “Sweet Warrior” captures their intent and the oxymoronic title mirrors the delicate but determined tone of the song.  Big Sparks is released 30 September.  Few Bits on Facebook


BOYS – “Off to New York”

London dreampop quartet BOYS, reveal their second cut from their forthcoming debut EP. Capturing a range of retro indie sounds from jingle jangle to baggy it drifts along nicely while maintaining a modern feel.  Imagine Stone Roses crossed with Two Door Cinema Club and you’re halfway there.  With its slight summery feel it’ll have you nostalgic in many ways.  “Off to New York” is released 2 September.  BOYS on Facebook

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As a lover of music, cats and chocolate it was inevitable that Paul would end up writing for us. A tireless singer/songwriter from the UK with a tiresome number of music projects, his worrying knowledge of the 80s and the evolution of crisps and confectionery (or chips and candy for our US readers) has seen him both gain jobs and lose friends.

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