As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West and most recently on Frank Ocean’s Endless release.
Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story. Following the release of acclaimed single ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ earlier this year, he today announces his brand new single ‘Blood On Me’ via Young Turks. Produced by Sampha himself (with co-production from Rodaidh McDonald), ‘Blood On Me’ is set to feature on Process – Sampha’s highly-anticipated debut album.
Meanwhile, Sampha will make his debut solo TV appearance performing live on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.
Sampha – ‘Blood On Me’ is available digitally via Young Turks / Remote Control Records.
SOHN has returned with a new single, ‘Signal’, released today via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
‘Signal’ is SOHN’s first release since his celebrated debut album Tremors in 2014. Written and recorded in Vienna, London and Los Angeles, ‘Signal’ heralds a new chapter for SOHN, whilst still retaining those signature sonic flourishes that have made him such an in-demand songwriter and producer.
SOHN – ‘Signal’ is available digitally via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
Total Giovanni, the Melbourne-based quintet — comprised of Spike Punch, Vincent D (aka Frankie Topaz), Shidi Amin (aka Sideboard Ford), Cavallo Nero (aka Hornelle Equinox) and Shattered Guru (aka Jingle Bello) — have built a reputation on whipping small music venues into wild bacchanalian frenzies. And now they seek to bring their poly-rhythmic jams, strange clothing and liberated masculinity in to your living room with the release of their first singles, “Human Animal” and “Can’t Control My Love”.
The clip for “Can’t Control My Love”, directed by Sherwin Akbarzadeh, opens with a stunning shot of a television being destroyed in slow motion, just before we meet our lead character — a small boy who begins to question the antics of his “friends.” With the help of Total Giovanni, the boy is able to stand up (and dance) for what’s right.
“The whole ethos of the band is about being a lover, expressing yourself free of fear, and dancing like a maniac. I think these are often things that boys and men in our society are scared of doing. Total Giovanni are essentially dance-lover Jedi from another dimension and they’re here to help you through that.” – Total Giovanni
With a host of festival and club shows on the horizon this Australian summer, Total Giovanni are sure to be making the walls sweat somewhere near you. Free yourself… Debut Release on Two Bright Lakes + Remote Control Records coming soon.
Introducing Klo — an electronic duo from Melbourne comprised of cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul.
As one-third of the three-piece I’lls, Lam isn’t exactly a stranger to the scene, yet Klo has him exploring new musical terrain and experimenting with a lush yet minimalistic sound reminiscent of James Blake or Shlohmo. Then there’s Kaul, a newcomer to the scene completely, whose gorgeous, charismatic vocals have earned apt comparisons to FKA Twigs, Sylvan Esso, and Banks.
Klo released their debut single “Make Me Wonder” just recently in March, and it’s just been announced that they will be showcasing at BIGSOUND 2014 in Brisbane. “False Calls,” released online today, is the second single to premiere from Klo’s as-yet-unnamed debut EP that will be released later this year on Remote Control Records.
According to the band, the main idea behind “False Calls” is loss of identity, which came about after witnessing a drunken fool: “This track was an icebreaker for us cousins, as we weren’t close before this project and hadn’t seen each other in years. It was our mums’ collective decision for us to collaborate and strengthen family ties… Being the first track we put together, it’s a bit special to us.” Klo’s debut EP release date will be announced shortly.