You should probably indulge in FourPlay more than once a fortnight…but sometimes you just have to go along with what you can get. Here’s another pre-weekend selection of newbies:
KAT VINTER – Islands
Slow, stylish simplicity with buzzing synths, cinematic vocals and Matmos-like percussion. It’s an instant hit whatever frame of mind you are in. “Islands” is the title track from Kat Vinter‘s EP and the third to be released. There’s also a remix EP available.
SCHONWALD – Lux
Here’s a dark atmospheric Italian duo for you. Schonwald conjure up a dark, dreamy, reverb laden noise reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine and The KVB. The video is full of the expected poise and poses in all the right shades of black. It’s a taster from forthcoming album Between Parallel Lights, out November.
SOPHIE LOWE – “Understand”
Initially sounding like Kate Bush over 1979 Numan-esque synths, this song transcends into something more contemporary like Banks or Lapsley but maintaining a commercial originality. Fresh and addictive….this is Sophie Lowe.
MOANA – “Elephant Bones”
Described as “psychedelic acid-art, jungle rock”, Perth group Moana deliver a single that is equal parts mystical, compelling, dark and dramatic (despite the flute solo). Lucky for you that it is released today.