PlaylistNew music playlist 2015//08

NeilBy | posted on 26th February 2015

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New music playlist 2015//08 sees the return of Sufjan Stevens, Public Service Broadcasting out on the floor, Beach Baby introduce themselves in magnificent style, Damn Vandals getting angry, Absofacto dissolving, Attic Fowler in the sunshine, The Hanging Stars repurposing Alan Lomax, and Hinemoa being generally wonderful.

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New music RAINDEAR - Veins Enjoy the storming 2014 electrop single Veins, together with a remix from WTNSS, and make a mental note to watch out for future releases from yet another high quality Swedish export. >>
New music Sufjan Stevens - No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross marks a welcome return for his understated folk. Who knows what the rest of Carrie & Lowell will bring, but judging by this first taste, it won't be bringing disappointment. >>
New music Attic Fowler - Bradford Beach Bradford Beach is the sound of a hazy, psychedelia-tinged dream, with a wobbly piano break and jangling guitar that hands over to a surprisingly meaty solo. >>
New music Allies For Everyone - Bunker Bunker will make you want to be out on the floor, yet somehow drifting into relaxed reverie at the same time. >>
Remix That's Nice - Holiday (Keljet Remix) A couple of weeks ago That's Nice released a horn-laden feast of summer sounds in the shape of Holiday, featuring Josh Moriarty of Aussie indietronicalists on vocals. Now Keljet has provided the remix that takes it out onto the floor and into the sunshine >>
New music Absofacto - Dissolve Dissolve, released last week by Absofacto, is a tale of the joy and sorrow, the pleasure and pain of love. It's the truth and the cliché, the knowledge that to win a heart you have to risk losing your own, and the intense desire to go through with it anyway. >>
New music Our Man in Berlin - Molière In Molière, guitars bubble, the beat shuffles, and it all builds into a chaotic clashing whirl that's a shock in contrast to the track's cool beginnings. >>
New music Keto - Change / Otherside Change / Otherside is a double a-side and the first release from Keto, a four-piece Nottingham band fronted by Leah Sinead. Both tracks are atmospheric slow-burners that reveal new depths with each listen. >>
New music Panda Knights - Sunrise I'm a bit of a sucker for a nu-disco beat, a vaguely balearic vibe or a lyric that in any way whatsoever references summer and good weather. Sunrise wins on all counts. >>
New music Damn Vandals - Mad as Hell I've been electropopified: it took me a couple of listens to get attuned to the ferocious Mad as Hell, the new single from Damn Vandals, and its equally raging b-side This Music Blows My Tiny Mind. >>
New music Beach Baby - Ladybird I can't remember the last time I felt the musical high that kicked in the first time Ladybird's sweet chords played. >>
Remix Public Service Broadcasting - Gagarin (Psychemagik Remix) Psychemagik takes the funked up horns of Gagarin and fashions them into disco dance-floor wedges >>
New music Heyrocco - Elsewhere The greatest aspect of the video for Elsewhere is how it works with the music and never once makes you feel even slightly guilty for still loving the 90s. >>
New music LA84 - So So Happy There's an exuberance running right through So So Happy, the first release from new alt-duo LA84. >>
New music Phantom Runners - Laserbeam Laserbeam is their first release of the year from Phantom Runners, bring you a summer's day in mid-February with its laid-back rhythms, guitar bursts and soft meadow-breeze harmonies. >>
New music Monogem - Silhouette Less "laid back dance-floor shuffle", more "intense strut" than Glow, Silhouette is another good reason to keep Monogem on your radar through 2015. >>
New music Nic Nassuet - Immured Immured is "a haunting duet inspired by the ghost of an Eastern European bride who was entombed inside of stone walls while her mother looked on". >>
New music Unnveig Aas - How Long Must a Woman Mourn How Long Must a Woman Mourn is an epic storm of folk pain that you need to know about. >>
New music Hinemoa - Running Amongst The Stars Running Amongst The Stars is an acoustic-folk dream that flits effortlessly between two time signatures, capturing at the intersections the near-silence of the distant night sky. >>
New music The Hanging Stars - Golden Vanity The lyrics to Golden Vanity were found by The Hanging Stars in an Alan Lomax anthology; the warm, harmony-filled melody is all their own. >>