Mama Kokomo – ‘Valley of Heat’

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‘Valley of Heat’ is the second single from Los Angeles-based outfit Mama Kokomo.

It follows their gorgeous, hazy debut ‘Primavera Feel’ and we find the dream pop trio – Krista Michaela, Hank Smith, and Dorvin Borman – continuing to embrace their penchant for slumbering atmospherics and psychedelic soundscapes. ‘Valley of Heat’ saunters along a steady, click-clacking beat as guitars shimmer, synth twinkle amid the atmospheric, hazy mist as Michaela’s mellow, breathy vocal adds a final slumbering layer of dreaminess. It is a beautifully dreamy dose of mellow, ethereal and mildly psychedelic tranquility.

Listen to ‘Valley of Heat’ below – in all its splendor.

Henry Nowhere – ‘Good Thing’

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Through his project Henry Nowhere, Henry Moser has turned our with a steady set of solid dreamy singles in the past year, including a selection set to appear on his new EP Not Going Back.

‘Good Thing’ is the latest to be lifted from the forthcoming record and is apparently Moser’s favorite song from the EP. It is a woozy cut of whimsical dream-pop. Dripping with an irresistible melody, a piano plinks and plonks lightly amid a sea of shimmering haze as a gentle guitar strum warms the heart and Moser’s hushed lilting vocals hover above the lush and harmonically rich tones. ‘Good Thing’ is exactly as its handle states. Comforting, comfortable and delightfully dreamy; like a warm bed on a cold morning.

That new EP, Not Going Back, will be out September 14 via Sleep Well Records. For now, get to know ‘Good Thing’ below:

Many Voices Speak – ‘Chances’

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Sweden’s Many Voices Speak – aka Matilda Mård – has a very real gift in the way of slumbery whispers of lush dream pop; something plainly obvious when she opened her 2018 account with single ‘Necessaries’.

Mård has repeated the trick with new single, ‘Chances’ the latest lifted from Many Voices Speak’s forthcoming debut album, Tank Town due on August 31. ‘Chances’ is indicative of Mård’s tender skill for dreamy, wistful heart-strung indie-pop songs with a real knack for wry, emphatic storytelling, ‘Chances’ moves slowly, smoldering as it goes amid a shifting mist of atmospheric delight, all capped off by rich harmonies and Mård’s soft, breathy voice that drifts with a weightlessness. Delicate, dreamy and truly captivating, ‘Chances’ will have you in a land of relaxation among the clouds.

Tune in below and remember Many Voices Speak’s debut album, Tank Town is due out on August 31.

Cosmic Strip – ‘Heavenly’

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Cosmic Strip is a London-based outfit revolving around frontwoman Camella Agabalyan, who, with her her ‘cosmic friends’ – Alice (guitar), Jack (bass), Omar (drums), and Jay (synth) – carefully weave a sound self-described as “music to move the stars”.

Following an eight-month gap from darkly alluring previous single ‘Echo Chamber’, Cosmic Strip have returned with ‘Heavenly'; a heady brew of beautifully hewn shoegaze with flourish of psych. ‘Heavenly’ is a beautiful return, all about mood and atmosphere, it thrives within the layers upon layers of shimmering guitars and spacey atmospherics. From this cloud of melodic mist, humming bass and reverb ascend to new levels of sound as dreamy guitars wrap around each note and Agabalyan’s sweeping honeyed tones float atop as ‘Heavenly’ rushes past in an intoxicating haze, as it pushes higher and higher.

A lush, addictive and colourful single, you can check it out below.

Whyte Horses – ‘Never Took the Time’

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Manchester psych-pop outfit Whyte Horses whisk us off to a land of blissful, dreamy psychedelia that sounds both familiar yet fresh.

Whyte Horses released their wonderfully uplifting and timeless second album Empty Words back in March and it sounds simultaneously like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard. ‘Never Took the Time’ is the latest single lifted from the record and it displays all the best of what Whyte Horses and their album has to offer you in under four-minutes. Filled with shimmery, wistful, ’60s pop hues, ‘Never Took The Time’ takes us on a swirling, kaleidoscopic journey through all lush psychedelic, hazy, dreamy melodies, eastern guitar twangs and sweeping grandiose orchestral pop. A final and crowning touch of enigmatic beauty is provided by the dual vocals of Leonore Wheatley (The Soundcarriers) and Mélanie Pain (formerly of Nouvelle Vague) – absolutely magical!

‘Never Took The Time’ and its video comes just a mere few weeks before members of The Go! Team will join The Whyte Horses Experience (alongside La Roux, Badly Drawn Boy, Melanie Pain and St Barts Choir) at their huge multi-media, special guest-laden headline show at Royal Festival Hall on September 13th.

As previously mentioned, ‘Never Took The Time’ comes with colourful video directed by James Slater, which you can also stream below. If it is to your liking, you can listen to the latest album here too. Enjoy!