Bearson – ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’


With latest single ‘It’s Not This’ 24-year-old Norway native Bearson (Jakob Bjørn Hansen) is bringing all the deliciously catchy, colourful and chilled pop vibes.

Teaming up with Lemaitre and Josh Pan, Bearson’s latest is a gentle and dreamy piece of pristine pop. Playful piano chords and synth melodies dance over a bouncy hip-hop indebted beat as ‘It’s Not This’ slithers along a smooth slinking groove as Josh Pan muses in a relaxed contemplative daydream manner with crisp, soulful vocals. Fusing bright pop hooks with an irresistible groove and hip hop beats, Bearson and company serve up an unbelievably catchy three minutes of electronic pop heaven.

Tune into ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’ below and judge for yourself:

Ducks! – ‘Pinprick In’


Formed in 2014, Ducks! are the Berlin-based Australian pairing of Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan who employ all manner of wizardry to bring about their spacey synth-disco.

Their latest single ‘Pinprick In’ is the third song released from Ducks!’ forthcoming album, the duo’s third LP and expected in early 2019. A slick, slinky groover, crisp, neon beats and reverberating bass blast a path through the glittering phasing synth, sizzling percussion and heavenly vocals as ‘Pinprick In’ oscillates onto the dancefloor and beyond. A tantalizingly marvel, ‘Pinprick In’ is a slinky, hazy and hedonistic indie disco adventure so strap in, Ducks!’ sizzling, spacey synth-disco is one hell of a ride!

Check out the beautifully crafted interstellar disco sounds of ‘Pinprick In’ below:

Accü – ‘Crash To Kill’


Cardiff-based artist Accü aka Angharad Van Rijswijk will be releasing her long awaited and much anticipated debut album Echo The Red at the end of October.

With Accü’s debut on the horizon, she has shared ‘Crash To Kill’, the third single lifted from the record, out October 19. It is a gentle whirl of beautiful imaginative ideas and colourful, kaleidoscopic sounds bound together in hypnotic majesty. It’s an eccentric Technicolor pop adventure of playfully experimental arrangements and sounds. Waltzing along a steady beat and playful synth, an off-kilter, peculiar ambiance is joined by an undercurrent of mildly ominous tones. Van Rijswijk’s haunting voice slinks its way through ‘Crash To Kill’, which fizzes and flickers with light as a peppering of frayed, frazzled electronics emerge from the swirling atmospherics. ‘Crash To Kill’ is supreme electronic pop, and one that manages to display a fun, playful side while at the same time captivating your attention completely.

Listen to ‘Crash To Kill’ below – and keep an eye out for debut album Echo The Red at the end of October.

The Family Knife – ‘Don’t Wanna Give Up’


The Family Knife are an indie/electronica outfit from Dublin and these siblings are the purveyors of hopeful tunes, tinged with sadness – an aesthetic set out rather beautifully on their self-titled debut LP.

The album is a collection of 12 organic and electronic driven tracks, influenced by everyone from Deerhunter and Yo La Tengo, to Stereolab and The Beta Band, and its lead single is album closer, ‘Don’t Wanna Give Up’. Slowly building from mellow origins, it introduces itself with a breezy jangle, deftly plucked strings and soft, semi-hushed vocals before the drums make a splash, joined in turn by a whispers of vocal samples and a full on synth-driven finish. A beautifully mournful and melancholic tune, like a November sun breaking through a dreary dusky sky.

You can listen to ‘Don’t Wanna Give Up’ below – and if that is floating your boat, the album is available to stream here.

Oli Hannaford – ‘Clarity’


Oli Hannaford is an East-London based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, who appears to have a real knack in the way of captivating, soulful, electronic alt-pop.

Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘Clarity’ sets out this stall in remarkable fashion. A smooth and polished piano led stroll through slick, textured production, flickering synths and flecks of electronics. Amid the undeniably infectious groove and otherwise pristine and sparkling production however, a sense that all is not right bubbles away as an uneasy, melancholy atmosphere is created Hannaford’s unsettled lyrics and mournful vocals. The juxtaposition of light and dark moods is one that works a treat, remarkably well in fact. A compelling listen that is both smooth and emotionally complex.

Listen to ‘Clarity’ below: