#NewMusic from London, England
Park Hotel are a post-electronic dance band based in London. Centred on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Roca, they explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting.
The combo of Abbey and Marcos-Roca’s vocal on their new single ‘Going West’ balances beautifully over the fun and full band sound that keeps the track bouncing forward (or west maybe).
Park Hotel ‘Going West’ is out now.
#NewMusic from Dublin, Ireland x New York, USA
“I dropped my headphones in the harbour, so I hummed your song the whole way home” coos Sorcha Richardson to open her latest pensive, introspective cut ‘4AM’. Musing on her current love prospects, ‘4AM’ is about not blaming yourself anymore when things go wrong, admitting, “I could have tried a little harder, I don’t know, I just like it here alone”.
A finely balanced blend of organic piano sounds and reflective vocals with a synth that edges in the direction of Lil Silva’s ‘V1‘ but manages to restrain itself just enough. We’re big fans.
Sorcha Richardson ‘4AM’ is out now.
#NewVideo This one whet our appetite for their upcoming tour
We’ve been really digging alt-pop trio Polo and their ‘Alice’ EP over the past few months. To support their upcoming tour-lette they’ve released a POV tour style video for one of the tracks ‘Gold Horizons’.
Check Polo on tour and get your hands on their EP ‘Alice’ now.
16 June – Newcastle, Think Tank
21 June – York, The Crescent
23 June – Liverpool, The Magnet
30 June – Leeds, Headrow House (supporting Krrum)
#NewMusic from Liverpool, England
It’s not often you get a Liverpudlian and a Mancunian seeing eye to eye, especially when it comes to music. Thankfully Katy Bryson and Reece Cairns, who together make up HALEM, do get along and together they produce pretty awesome electro-pop.
On new single ‘Do You Miss Me Now’ Bryson’s vocals soar with effortless power over Cairns’ equally gutsy slow beat, bass swells and oriental sounding hook. It’s damn catchy this one.
HALEM ‘Do You Miss Me Now’ is out now.
#NewMusic from Bristol, England
Bristol producer and label boss at PaperCranes Hi5ghost has delivered a classic with ‘Fracture’. Slowly spinning synth swells interrupted by choice pockets of bass, hyper-speed drum rolls and peppered with computer game effects in various states of sonic alteration.
Check out more of Hi5ghost‘s tracks on his SoundCloud.
Shouts to master illustrator David J Plant for the tip on this one over the Primavera Sound weekend.