Song of The Week #10

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Song of The Week #10

This week I've got a real treat for you if you like trip-hop and bands like Massive Attack & Portishead.

Hælos just released their first studio album on Friday called Full Circle.
The 2nd track on the album (the 1st being an intro to this one) "Pray" is my personal favourite. It's a perfect start to the album and shows you what this young band from London is about. The band describes their music as "dark euphoria" which is a perfect label to slap on "Pray". The synth beat and melody set the mood for what becomes something like a ritual journey throughout space, which the album cover surely is a reference to. The band consists of the trio: Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout. They're currently touring the U.S. and will be playing at Coachella which is a pretty big deal for a young band like this.

I'd also like to mention that this post will be the last Song of The Week as the ten week-long assignment has come to an end. You can follow more of my projects on InstagramTwitter & Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Song of The Week #9

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Song of The Week #9

The good weather has finally made an appearance in Belgium and it brought along this track from last year!

Miami Horror released their album All Possible Futures last April and it featured this sunny, 80's inspired track called "Love Like Mine".
The electro-pop band from Melbourne worked together with fellow Australian singer-songwriter, Cleopold, to capture the essence of summer in this funky musical milkshake. So load up this track on your iPod and get some festival season vibes going!

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Song of The Week #8

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Song of The Week #8

British electronica musician XO dropped this bubbling, genre mixed track last month ahead of his Double A-Side which released on the 26th of February.

'Divine Disaster' showcases this young talent's wide taste in music as he blends jazz, R&B and deep house together in a pot of steamy electronic sounds with the help of James Chatburn's soulful voice. XO has been releasing tracks for a couple of years now but it's with his latest works that he's really started to get the attention of American & Australian media as well as increase in popularity in the UK.

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Song of The Week #7

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Song of The Week #7

'Take It To The Top' by the New Zealand band Leisure is one, hella groovy, dance track to spice up your week.

It has it all: an infectious beat, slinky bass and tasty vocals. This killer track is meant to be danced to and that's just what you'll do every time you hear it. The band from Auckland has only released 4 tracks up until now but all 4 of them have been incredibly high quality, creative, pieces of music that you'll definitely want on your playlist.

The band's currently on tour and have stated on their facebook page they'll be releasing more new music soon.

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Song of The Week #6

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Song of The Week #6

This week we've got a track by the chillwave band from Australia's Byron Bay: Tora.
Sugar Snap is straight-out just a fun, groovy track that makes your head bop with its contagious rhythm. Once it gets to the chorus you'll find yourself humming along with the playful melody next time it comes around. Tobias' vocals blend perfectly with the band's unique sound which is a mixture of loops, synth sounds and traditional instruments.

Tora will be touring Australia & New Zealand in April/May alongside RÜFÜS & Bob Moses.
Be sure to give their other tracks a listen too as they've got some real good ones on their Eat The Sun EP. Enjoy!

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Song of The Week #5

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Song of The Week #5

Jack Garratt continues to give you all the more reasons to get your hands on his debut album ‘Phase’ when it hits the shelves on the 19th of February.

The electro-pop artist, who's steadily becoming a regular to radio waves all around the globe, released the track Fire’ a few days ago. It’s all you expect from Garratt’s multi-instrumental talents, and more.
Starting off pretty stripped back with a little synth, vocals and a booming bass, the track quickly fires up to a great electro-pop track that makes you want to rewind back to start just to experience the build-up again.
Throughout the song he shows off his talent to transition into anything he wants seamlessly.

Garrett commented on the creation of this track:
“Fire is supposed to show every insecurity and fear I’ve seen in myself and other people through noise.”

This fire-bearded Englishman has been absolutely smashing it and will probably continue to do so as his album releases within the next week.

PS: As a St. Valentine's bonus I included a "live" stripped back performance of this track for you to watch below.

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Song of The Week #4

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Song of The Week #4

Breathless by Aussie indie-rock band Fairchild sure has had some plays this weekend and definitely deserves to be Song of The Week.
The band originates from Gold Coast, Australia where they produced the single: Breathless, but have since moved to Manchester, UK.

Giving off some dark 80’s vibes, this slow-burning track has some nice layering with its smooth & groovy bass, funky guitar and Adam Lyons’ rich vocals, this song oozes with emotion.
Breathless is taken from their upcoming EP which is expected to release at the end of this month.


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Song of The Week #3

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Song of The Week #3

Moving away from the previous weeks' electronic tracks, to some Americana folk-rock sounds.
Twenty-nine Pines by singer-songwriter Carter Tanton features some really nice guitar licks along with Tanton's reposeful voice. At around the 1:25 mark, the drums come in and build up to the moment we hear the ever so soothing voice of Sharon Van Etten, which pairs fantastically with that of Tanton's.
This track will make you want to get into a car and drive aimlessly through the countryside.
His debut LP Jettison The Valley is set to release on March 4th through Western Vinyl.

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Song of The Week #2

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Song of The Week #2

SoTW #2 is this groovy new track by London-based Duo: HONNE

Right from the start this song hits the right buttons (or notes for that matter) to get your head bopping along with its funky bassline. With their previous tracks such as 'All in The Value' & Gone Are The Days; HONNE have definitely proven to be a band to keep your eye on as they continue to release warm, sensual, & groovy vibes along with well written, sentimental lyrics.

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Song of The Week #1

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Song of The Week #1

Welcome to the first ever Song of The Week!

SoTW #1 is Flume's very tasty, brand new track he dropped today from his upcoming album "skin".
It has the iconic Flume sound that we love but shows off some refreshing new tones and textures that is paired excellently with Kai's very pleasant, candy-like voice.
This track has definitely got me excited for the new album!

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