Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

March 8, 2018

We’re no expert when it comes to the fine tuning of label contracts and the bureaucracy that’s probably involved in the process, but we are glad that Austalian pop phenom Betty Who seems very content with her new return to independent status, and her first single as an indie artist is easily one of our favorite tracks from her in awhile. While Ignore Me has been picking up a lot of acclaim (check out our feature, here), it seems this new arrangement has also afforded the songbird a chance to make a sweet cameo on Dutch producer Don Diablo’s latest soaring dance anthem. Higher takes us on a swift serotonin ascent with its high energy, luscious pumping house, plus its music video is a barrage of amazing animal footage, including some adorable felines. Aside from music, animals and nature are probably my biggest passions. Combined with Don Diablo’s lifting opus and Betty Who’s sonorous vocals, this audio-visual package is pure sensory heaven. So why the critters and creatures? Higher is the title song for a wildlife feature film named Wild Amsterdam, playing in cinemas across Holland right now. Learn more about the film, here. Higher is taken from Don Diablo’s album, FUTURE, released last month and available, here.

December 21, 2017

Celebrated future bass pioneer and influential chill trap trailblazer Harley Streten, better known as Australian production luminary Flume, has teamed up with Greenpeace to reveal some unreleased music. He provides a brilliant instrumental soundtrack to Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s stunning underwater visuals, giving us a glimpse at the horrible effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Flume’s percussive resplendence and pivoting synths embellishes this signaturely compelling piece, whilst Greenpeace’s video is both wondrously beautiful and devastatingly sad. You can sign a petition, here, in support of protecting the reef. 

May 17, 2017
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Animals is an understated, sparse beauty of a tune. Despite its mellow cadence and gentle touch, it’s jam packed with stirring emotion. The unique indietronica track, permeated with bits of woozy psych pop and plenty of acoustic folk, comes from a Bristol based project named Tamu Massif, and it’s but one of five exquisite tracks off of the singer songwriter’s new Bala EP. A stripped down Lewis Del Mar aesthetic meets the hushed tenderness of Daniel Woolhouse, particularly when he went by the name of Deptford Goth. Animals is also peppered with some of Alt-J’s intricate whimsicality. You can stream Tamu Massif’s sophomore EP in full on Soundcloud. He’s currently on tour with The Japanese House in the UK. 

September 1, 2016
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London’s Ben Hobbs continues to prove himself a spectacular singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with his latest heart string tugging, expansive sweeping ballad, Animals. He delivers the song with a voice that nearly cracks under the weight of emotion yet stays immaculately pure. Those vocals are joined with grand crackling percussion and tender keys, which come together to make this atmospheric majestic, sentimental effusive ballad a dominating and compelling force. Animals will be out as a single on September 2nd. 

February 24, 2016
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A friend tipped me off that new Coast Modern would be coming this week, so I’ve duly paid close attention, making sure not to miss the big reveal. After all, the Los Angeles based indie pop duo gave me one of my favorite debuts of 2015 when they released sparkling first single, Hollow. Coast Modern follows up on that treat with new song Animals, a sun drenched delight that defies the confines of pop. Hints of psychedelia swirl lazily over the song’s synth resplendence as a tropical radiance blankets the song’s infectious melody and groovy cadence, leaving me swaying like a carefree palm tree in a gentle breeze. That’s two out of two, Coast Modern, and my anticipation builds for what’s next! Animals will be available on February 26th. Pre-order, here.

December 8, 2015
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Gourmet brings along plenty of whimsical playfulness on the Cape Town based Finnish artist’s single, Animals. The horn blaring, percussion jagged synthpop and experimental electronic track is colorful and honeyed, a spectacularly intricate and wonderfully artsy first single from the enigmatic act’s forthcoming debut album, Cashmere, out December 29th. Animals has the earthy sashay of Beirut, the sunny beach cadence of Al Bairre, and the glossy synth-scape of LA Priest. Gourmet labels the song “spaghetti pop”. It’s certainly a unique enough song to be called such a peculiar name. Download Animals for free, here.

September 19, 2015
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Wolfskind returns with one of his gorgeous remixes in the form of a bright and glowing remix of British singer songwriter KYKO’s debut from earlier this year, Animals. The German producer takes Animals’ alt pop hooks and infectious melody, which reminded me of Coasts and Bastille, and creates a wildly infectious and vividly vibrant indie dance jam. The summery vibe on the tune is perfect for the heat wave we’re getting yet again here in San Francisco this weekend. 

March 18, 2015
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The moment I hear the name “Du Tonc”, the Australian synthpop duo’s killer tune Darkness automatically starts playing in my head. Sure, the song is a few years old now, but that’s how much I love it. Well, Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie certainly vie for the title of best Du Tonc song with their new offering, sexy and slick Animals. The summery disco and synthpop jam was crafted somewhere in between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and I’m much proud of the California influence on Du Tonc’s music. Du Tonc is finishing up the final touches on a debut album for later this year.

February 28, 2015
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This explosive and bright debut put a huge grin on my face earlier today. It’s one of those tunes that speaks volumes about a new artist’s potent ability to reach the hearts of many. KYKO is an 18 year old singer songwriter from London. His debut song Animals is a hooking alt pop gem with a driving beat and an incredibly infectious melody. If you love COASTS and Bastille, KYKO will lure you right in with his sound that carries some of the same qualities as those two acts’ music. Animals is an amazing debut that may very well be one of 2015’s break out hits.

January 8, 2015
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It’s been a few months since In-Flight Safety dropped their new album Conversationalists, and the Nova Scotia indie rockers have revealed a new video for album single Animals. I’m still very fond of the uptempo, shimmering guitar rock tune with its catchy chorus and radiant charm. Watch the new video below. In-Flight Saftey will be announcing new tour dates soon for later this year.