No. 19: Cubicolor – Brainsugar

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On ‘Brainsugar’ we hear an evolution in Cubicolor’s sound across a host of diverse and infectious tracks, combining beautiful songwriting with brilliantly cohesive clarity, echoing their influences; Radiohead, Massive Attack and Moderat to name a few. Tim’s lyrical depth and haunting vocal style shine throughout the album, which features 8 vocal tracks and 4 instrumentals.

Video: Joe Goddard – Lose Your Love

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Hot Chip and The 2 Bears member Joe Goddard returns with his new solo house single “Lose Your Love”. The video is directed by Fred Rowson. Out now on Greco-Roman; get it here.

John Talabot – Voices

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John Talabot returns to Permanent Vacation with his first solo release of the year, Voices, backed with a “Version Conga” remix from Gerd Janson. Out on December 2; get it here.

No. 20: Abstraxion – She Thought She Would Last Forever

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Full of reveries and hybrid explorations, Harold’s second full length ’She Thought She Would Last Forever’ evokes images of landscapes and forests. A stretching dark and dystopian atmosphere pervades the album, but he still manages to mesh the melancholy with an overarching and swelling euphoria. Contrasting themes of melancholia and exploring the tensions between expectation and reality.

Sarah P. – Who Am I LP

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During our particularly troubled times, some introspection is more than needed.

On May 12, 2017, Sarah P.’s solo debut full-length “Who Am I” will be released. A pop record that is different, an ode to the humanly deep need of security and love and a piece of art that reads pages from Sarah P.’s diaries. It’s an album about fears, hopes, memories, dreams – and love. Inspired by Berlin, her Greek roots & personal struggles, Sarah asks “Who Am I? Who are we?

“Our ethics, our cultures are shaping us, but what we become is completely our choice. I’ve been constantly asking myself “who am I”. Have you?”, asks Sarah in her latest article. Although the album is inspired by her struggles and personal fights, the humor and positivity are not missing – Sarah’s sarcasm is omnipresent, so is her passion for a better change that we all can bring once we decide to do so. It’s the realization that we have to start by asking ourselves who we are, who we want to be, and what we stand for.

On “Who Am I”, Sarah P. gets political, comments on our societies, serenades about true love, criticizes herself, and shares her fears and dreams. “There’s no right and there’s no wrong, but there’s hope,” says Sarah. “And while we’re feeling defeated, even during those dark hours, there’s hope we can do better. And we will.”

Following up her solo debut EP “Free” (2015), the full-length album “Who Am I” will be released on May 12, 2017, via Sarah P.’s own label EraseRestart. The album consists of ten songs that Sarah wrote in Berlin while thinking of her hometown Athens. “Who Am I” was produced together with George Prinotakis at Artracks Studios Athens, the surrounding she already knew before from her years as frontwoman of Keep Shelly in Athens. The album’s first single “Berlin During Winter” will be out on January 6th, 2017.

“Who Am I” is out on May 12, 2017, via EraseRestart. The first single “Berlin During Winter” will be released on January 6th, 2017. “Who Am I” was written in Berlin and produced at Artracks Studios, Athens.

Tracklist:
1. A Letter From Urban Street
2. ForgetRegret
3. Away From Me
4. Instead Of You
5. LoveStory
6. Summer Prince
7. Who Am I
8. Millennial Girl
9. To You
10. Berlin During Winter

Bio:
Sarah P.’s career in music started in 2010, during her final year at the drama school, as the lead singer of the successful indie group Keep Shelly in Athens. In 2014, Sarah left the band and moved to Berlin to focus on her solo career. After collaborations with artists like Mmoths, Sun Glitters, The New Division, The Bilinda Butchers, her solo debut record “Free” was released in December 2015 via her own label EraseRestart. Her full-length album “Who Am I” is out on May 12, 2017.

Menta – K.I.D. EP

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Athens, Greece based quartet ΜΕΝΤΑ just released a four track digital EP named “K.I.D.” After their 2015’s ground breaking album “Téléphérique”, the band releases 4 new instrumentals inspired by kids’ lives in war zones. Their sound becomes a bit darker than before and definitely more experimental.

“K.I.D.” stands for Killing Innocent Dreams while the track titles derive from kid quotes taken from war documentaries on Youtube.

“K.I.D.” is available for streaming and downloading on every music platform.

 

ΜΕΝΤΑ will perform at the Plissken Festival on December 2nd.

The Linedots – Indigo

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Following on from the dizzying sugar high of debut single “Small Talk” comes “Indigo”, the new single from London duo Linedots and an irresistible slice of midnight black pop with a sting in its tail.

Though drawing deep from the same well of off-kilter influences as its predecessor, “Indigo”, as its title suggests, is much darker in tone, moodier and more lachrymose. Over shimmering, heliotropic beats, vocalist Evangeline Ling’s world weary vocals spell out a tale of romantic disillusionment, her doomed yin to striking contrast to the upbeat instrumentation’s yang, and the resultant effect is utterly woozy and beguiling.

Video: The xx – On Hold

Watch the official music video for “On Hold,” from the forthcoming album ‘I See You,’ available January 13th 2017. Directed by: Alasdair McLellan

Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Live)

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Watch Moderat perform ‘Bad Kingdom’ live in Berlin. Taken from their new LIVE album. Listen / order here: https://moderat.lnk.to/Moderatlive

“Live” is Moderat’s first-ever live album. It was recorded mainly at Berlin’s Velodrom on June 5, 2016 during a hometown show that sold out in a matter of minutes. And now it’s here. From Berlin to your hands, with love.

Burial – Young Death / Nightmarket

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Available to buy on vinyl and digital here.