INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR - LIME CORDIALE
Directly from down-under, the Australian indie-pop duo Lime Cordiale releases their new single “Inappropriate Behavior” to herald their first European tour. There are sunny guitars, slippery bass groove, and bright piano playing - all in a mix where everything sits just right. And that's before the horns, strings, and mellifluous vocal harmonies come through.
DEAD LEAVES - SLOWTHAI
The young rapper Tyron Frampton, better known as Slowthai, has just released his debut album. The young Englishman from Northampton uses dirty grime beats, ominous guitar playing and furious lyrics in 'Dead Leaves' to advocate for unity in a country increasingly mired in fear and insularity.
MOVES - HOT SHADE, MIKE PERRY, MIKA ZIBANEJAD
Swedish top DJ / producer Mike Perry released a new collaboration with newcomers Hot Shade and Mika Zibanejad (who is also a professional ice hockey player at the New York Rangers). The song is a summer hit in the making with a driven four to the floor beat and a cheerful saxophone that fills the hook and gives the song a summery touch.
CUCUMBA - OLIVER HELDENS, MOGUAI
Cucumba is the brainchild of DJ superstars Oliver Heldens and Moguai. After both of them were spotted a lot together at recent festivals and parties, it was no surprise that the two would team up for some music. The song is carried by an uplifting beat with layers of bouncy synthesizers, energetic percussion, and a bassline that will make you want to groove immediately.
DONNA - THE LUMINEERS
In preparation for their upcoming studio album, the indie-folk band from Denver, Colorado has released a trilogy of songs entitled 'Donna', 'Life In The City' and 'Gloria'. The song, 'Donna,' opens with a melancholic piano part and the faint echo of choir bells until Wes Schultz’s voice enters with a soft sketch of a woman named Donna that swells into the hook: “They sang it like hallelujah.”