Welcome to weekly round-up No. 22! This week we feature new singles by Sur Back, Slaughter Beach and Blood Sound. And we review debut releases by Glabs and Las Vagueness. Enjoy the music!
Glabs – Here I Go
“Here I go” is the debut EP by Frenchman Julien Glabs. He wrote and produced everything by himself, which is an amazing job. The title track is a beautiful piano ballad set to imaginative electronic music. With it’s romanticism and melancholy, the song sounds like a piece of music made for a dramatic movie scene. You will discover more details every time you listen. A promising new artist.
Las Vagueness – Plug Me In
Las Vagueness is a project by David Gauci from Sydney, Australia. Since July 2015 he has been performing and recording demos. “Plug Me In” is his official debut single. Although his voice sounds a little sad and melanchcholic, this song radiates sunshine. The touching lo-fi sound combined with dreamy shoegaze reminds us of Real Estate and Beach Fossils. We’re plugged in. You should too.
Sur Back – Trophy Daughter
Last year Sur Back surprised us with her exciting single “Jane Eyre“. And now she is back with the first single from her forthcoming debut EP. “Trophy Daughter” sounds like a multi-layered, kaleidoscopic combination of Portishead and St. Vincent. Or, as she herself describes it: ‘Breakbeat Baroque-pop meets New Wave chanson‘. And she knows best, because she does everything by herself, including making the video. Incredible!
Slaughter Beach – Glaze
The Danish trio Slaughter Beach returned with a new single “Glaze” this week. The dreampop band’s sound is still hazy and shoegazy with jangling guitars, but it is fresher, and sugarcoated with a poppy chillwave vibe. This could well be a future indie classic. It has that euphoric, carefree summer feeling of MGMT’s “Time To Pretend”. We love it!
Blood Sound – Decade Of Nothing
Yesss, the trio from Philadelphia, USA is back with their ‘dark prom pop‘, a sound based on 80s post punk, new wave, dreampop and even ambient. They stay true to their sound with “Decade Of Nothing”. The tight beats and sharp guitar hooks make this a perfect gem for the alternative clubs. We love the long instrumental break halfway the song, it’ll make you lose yourself on the dance floor.