Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Shirim’



French pop singer Melody Prochet, aka Melody’s Echo Chamber, is currently working on a follow-up to her sublime self-titled 2012 debut LP.

Where her debut album was made with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, the as-yet-untitled new album which will be out later this year, will be self-released and written and recorded by Prochet on her own. Ahead of the new album we’ve been treated to a new(ish) single in the shape of ‘Shirim’. Released late last year, ‘Shirim’ retains those hazy, psychedelic aesthetics of her debut while embracing a slightly more pop sound with some glittery textures mingling with fuzzy bass and funky riffs as Prochet’s light, inviting vocals are sublime as ever. With her debut LP Prochet struck a perfect balance between pop and the psychedelic, on the evidence of ‘Shirim’ at least, she would appear to be destined to repeat the trick once more.

There’s no date or title as yet for the second record but for now there’s ‘Shirim’. Stream it below.

Django Django – ‘First Light’

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News of the imminent return of Django Django is cause for jubilation in itself, add to it a new single and suggestions that a new album is in the wings and we got cause for gleeful celebration (like those that accompany a stoppage time winner!).

This might seem a tad over the top but Django Django’s 2012 self-titled debut is (in my opinion) one of the finest records of recent years. Now the band have awoken from a fairly protracted slumber which has ensued since, with new single, ‘First Light’. Effortlessly catchy and upbeat, this is understated indie bursting with a slinky electronic groove and psychedelic flavours at its heart. Anchored by alluring sunny harmonies and uniquely odd melodies, ‘First Light’ contains all the hallmarks that made their debut wholly irresistible and inspired. While we patiently await their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to their debut, suffice to say, ‘First Light’ does far more than whet ones appetite. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait to long on an announcement!

You can listen to ‘First Light’ below and is available now, digitally or as a limited 12″ from their website.



Ghostpoet – ‘Off Peak Dreams’


Ghostpoet has announced that he will release his brand new album Shedding Skin on March 2nd.

With news of Ghostpoet’s third full-length comes a first taste of what to expect from the album, in the shape of ‘Off Peak Dreams’, the LP’s opening track. Following on 2013’s Some Say I So I Say Light and 2011’s Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, the new LP is said to be one of change, manifesting new challenges and a new way of thinking, and ‘Off Peak Dreams’ shows that in spades. It’s a warm and intimate offering that sets the scene for his instantly identifiably poetic lyrical stride, musing and observations that have marked his work from day one. However his everyday chat of ‘mugs of tea’ and ‘bacon sarnies’ are mumbled to a backdrop of a classic guitar-bass-drums formula. It’s not exactly a drastic overhaul, rather an gentle evolution that ultimately brings out something different and invigorating.

March 2nd is still some while off but now’s time to acquaint oneself with the marvellous ‘Off Peak Dreams’.

The Go! Team – ‘The Scene Between’


It’s been four years since The Go! Team released their last album, the excellent Rolling Blackouts, and to be honest, it was believed this was to be their last as they were to go their separate ways.

Thankfully the latter has proved untrue as The Go! Team emerged from a sustained period of silence with news of new LP The Scene Between. The album is penned for release on March 24th through Memphis Industries, it is said it sees a return to their roots somewhat with band-leader Ian Parton writing, performing and producing all of the songs himself. While the other members were busy with their own projects, Parton found himself working much in the same way that he had in the project’s earliest days — crate digging, fooling around by himself, trying to nail a feeling. Along with the announcement, they have offered up the album title track as a wee taster. ‘The Scene Between’ is brightly cheery, sample-heavy and adorned with all the catchiness and pep we’ve come to expect from The Go! Team. It is a typically beautiful Go! Team jam, with a somewhat mellower vibe, a rolling mix of indie, pop, electronic and hip-hip with huge drums, sweet vocals, a sonic explosion of samples and sheer joy.

It’s rather nice to have them back isn’t it? The Scene Between is out on March 24th but for now you can try the title track out for size below.