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Newcomer Kyan drops ‘Taking The City’

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RnB singer Kyan is quickly becoming an interns favourite. We were enamoured by his song, Shuttle, and now he’s just dropped a new track, Taking the City. Taking The City has been lifted from his forthcoming EP, Days In A Triangle, which is set to be released on 14 July. It sees Kyan further craft out his sonic identity with velvety, Frank Ocean-esque verses and beefed up chorus. All the while it tips its hat to iconic 80s rock ensuring the song screams into a mighty finish.

[soundcloud] https://soundcloud.com/kyanmusic/taking-the-city-2[/soundcloud]

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What We’re Listening To

Another week, another load of new songs to trawl through on the Internet. Luckily, theinterns performed that laborious job and have hand-picked the ripest of the bunch.

So sit back, plug in those headphones and have a listen. But only if you’re game.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/the-in-terns/sets/what-were-listening-to[/soundcloud]

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Four Tet Remixes Sia’s ‘Chandelier’

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It’s a hard job taking on one of the most euphoric pop songs of the year but British producer Four Tet has done a mighty job with Sia’s Chandelier. This time it seems Sia is not swinging from the Chandelier but being tossed into an alternate universe, one created by sparkling keys and a hip-hop inspired beat. Despite the song being turned on its head, Sia’s unbelievable chorus still sounds as huge as ever. Four Tet just adds some extra edge as if to take it from the hands of Commercial Radio and plop it in Triple J’s lap.

Listen to the world premiere at PagesDigital

Watch the video below featuring 11 year-old dancer, Maddie Ziegler.

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Seekae release ‘Test & Recognise’ off forthcoming album, The Worry

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Seekae have released a new song off their forthcoming album, The Worry. Test & Recognise is a crescendoing, experimental track that centres around vocals, something that previously the Australian group shied away from. The Worry is set to be released on 12 September through the Future Classic label and will feature this track and the dark, slow-burner from last year, Another. 

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/futureclassic/seekae-test-recognise-1[/soundcloud]

Here is the The Worry‘s track-listing:
1. Back Out
2. Another
3. Hands
4. Test & Recognise
5. Boys
6. The Worry
7. Further
8. Oxen Calm
9. The Stars Below
10. Monster
11. Still Moving
12. Tais

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La Roux releases second single, ‘Uptight Downtown’

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We may have waited five years for La Roux but now the new tracks are coming in thick and fast. Following in the demure, lovelorn, Let Me Down Gently, Elly Jackson has dropped Uptight Downtown, one for the dancefloor. The track kicks off with an instantly iconic guitar riff and a beat straight out of the ’70s before adding brassy  synths that ’80s Bowie would be proud of. It’s one that is likely to satisfy those who fell for Bulletproof and In For The Kill. While it doesn’t explicitly look like a bid for the charts, it’s almost impossible to see Uptight Downtown not repeating the same success as Bulletproof. And what a refreshing sound it would be to hear nestled in between some of the other fodder that radio is taking to presently. Do not click play on this if you’re not ready to go uptown, downtown and turn the beat around town. This is a masterclass in pop music.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/la-roux-official/la-roux-uptight-downtown/[/soundcloud]

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Stream London RnB singer, SLK’s ‘Form’ EP

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As far as cohesive projects go, you don’t get much better than this. SLK is a London-based RnB singer who is churning out quirky yet dark and brooding tunes with producer Embody. She has just made her new EP, Form, available for streaming and it’s a corker. The EP sees UK Producer, Embody, lay down a moody, heavy-hitting atmosphere below SLK’s gravelly, soul voice on each of the six tracks. It doesn’t waver in its output, instead presenting a consistent body of work, similar in sound. MTV likened the singer’s voice to Adele also calling her track, Call, “a weird and wonderfully textured production”. 

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/slk-music/intro-prod-by-embody?in=slk-music/sets/form-ep[/soundcloud]

The EP is available to buy on iTunes now.

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Hear Actress’ Remix of Kelis’ ‘Rumble’

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Kelis‘ latest album Food is a large shift in direction for the singer as she moves away from the contemporary RnB/dance sounds that have defined her for the last decade. So far, the album tracks have been remixed by the likes of Mount Kimbie, Machine Drum and Breach. That run of stellar remixes continues with a remix by the elusive producer, Actress. It’s a spacious and skittering rejig of the tune that allows Kelis’ iconic vocal to sit comfortably atop some industrial production.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/ninja-tune/kelis-rumble-actress-sixinium-bootleg-mix[/soundcloud]

 

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Angus & Julia Stone unleash Rick Rubin produced, ‘Heart Beats Slow’

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Before now there were very little comparisons you could make between Kanye West and Angus & Julia Stone. One is a self-named God, the others are a shy brother-sister duo from the Sydney beaches. That’s all changed. This morning, Angus & Julia Stone unveiled the first single, Heart Beats Slow, off their forthcoming third album, produced by the man who worked on Yeezus, Rick Rubin. It may sound like an odd combination on paper, but Rubin has brought out a more bluesy, confident sound from the pair. It’s the first we’ve heard from the two since their ARIA award winning album, Down The Way which featured the Hottest 100-topping, Big Jet Plane. They’ve got a tough job ahead of them to top that but this one may just do the trick.

The album is out in Australia on 1 August. Catch their first show back at Splendour in the Grass.

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Why your ears will enjoy June

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If we’re being truthful, June should be awful. It’s the month when Winter finally hits you as a reality and you take to hot chocolates, Cheds and love handles. But, with the Northern Hemisphere joyfully ushering in Summer, we find ourselves receiving their music. Their content, Summer-ready, Festival-eyeing music. To think of the Brits whipping their shirts off when the thermometer hits 18 degrees is a sickening thought but the plethora of great records coming our way should soothe the pain. Over the next month we’ll be treated to comebacks, debuts and a track called Fucked My Way To The Top (thanks Lana). It’s going to busy, the headphones will hurt our ears but we’ll forget Winter ever laid its frosty hands upon us. Here are ten of the most mouth-watering (ear-watering?) releases scheduled for June.


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13 June is the day when you will be able to set your ears upon the Klaxons’ third record. The Bassist of the band, Jamie Reynolds told NME, “We have arrived. On the first two albums, we were taking off and this one is us flying. We are there.” And it certainly seems so. The band lined-up an impressive array of people to work on this album including James Murphy, Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers, DJ/producer Erol Alkan and electro duo Gorgon City. The first tracks to surface off it, There Is No Other Time and Show Me A Miracle see the band embrace a more dance-orientated sound so you best get your best boogying shoes out.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/klaxons/show-me-a-miracle[/soundcloud]

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Fresh from being the headlining act at the Kimye wedding, Del Rey will release her second album on June 13. The ‘dark’ Ultraviolence features production from The Black Keys’ Dan Auberach and has been preceded by the singles, West Coast and Shades of Cool. We can confirm that the album cover is the actual cover and not a casual holiday snap. We can also confirm that the tracklist is far more exciting than the cover. Fucked My Way Up to the Top and Money Power Glory have us putting faith in this record.

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With their last album, Velociraptor, Kasabian went from quirky, alt-rock band to arena-fillers. They’re set to capitalise on that status with a headline set at Glastonbury and a new album. Oddly, it looks like 48:13 will step back from the arena-sound. It’s been described by the band as ‘stripped-back’, ‘bare’ and ‘direct’. The first single, Eez-eh is groovy and chaotic bound by a dictator-like vocal and travelling beat. It’ll be an interesting one, you can count on that. 13 June is when you can hear it, just in time for a mighty Glasto show.

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You may know Alexis Taylor from a little dance collective called Hot Chip. If so, then you’ll know his partner in crime, Joe Goddard, is constantly off producing and remixing everything under the sun, so Taylor has decided to pop out his second solo-album in the meantime. It’s set to be released on 13 June in Australia and features the two previously released tracks, Elvis Has Left The Building and Without A Crutch (2). If you pulled your boogy shoes out for Klaxons, put them back away for this one. It’ll be a demure but rewarding set.

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British band Glass Animals set hearts-a-flutter when they visited Australia in April. Many of the shows sold out off the back of the wildly successful, Gooey. They also cranked out a pretty special cover of Kanye West’s Love Lockdown for Triple J’s Like A Version with frontman Dave Bayley sending girls gaga with his oddball voice. Since then, they’ve released the tropical flavoured, Pools and are now readying the release of ZABA. It’s geared for release on 3 June.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/glassanimals/pools[/soundcloud]

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Mr. White has pulled out all the stops in the lead-up to the release of his second solo album. On Record Store Day he set the record for the world’s fastest recording when he delivered the title track in less than four hours. Then, last week, he called his former half of the White Stripes and ex-wife, Meg White, the “antithesis of a modern drummer” while he himself was called an “asshole” by The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney. Such is the life of a rockstar, I guess, and any bad press is good press in the lead-up to an album. If you know Jack White, you’ll no doubt already have guessed the sound of Lazaretto– howling vocals, raucous guitars and other bluesy instrumentation. We’ll be able to confirm that when it’s released on 6 June.


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Sweden’s not often the first place you look for Folk music with an Americana twang, but this duo is doing a damn fine job at it. Stay Gold is the third album from the pair, following on from their 2012 breakout The Lion’s Roar. The first two singles, My Silver Lining and Cedar Lane suggest that they won’t be changing up the sound too much, but it’s sure to be another beautifully harmonic and melodic record. The record is out on 6 June while they’ll be down under in July for Splendour in the Grass.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/firstaidkit/my-silver-lining[/soundcloud]

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After a balmy Summer, June is going to get cold. During those nights, you’ll need an album to accompany you. Look no further than Familiars. This is the Brooklyn band’s first release since 2011’s sprawling Burst Apart and it’s shaping up to be just as profound. If the first two singles, Palace and Hotel are anything to go by, it’s going to be an emotional one with tip-toeing keys, short jabs of brass and haunting melodies. Prepare to weep on 20 June.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/antirecords/the-antlers-hotel[/soundcloud]


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Poor ol’ Tom Krell looks sad on the album cover for What Is The Heart? And judging by the album title and first two singles, he probably is. Somewhat sadistically, it’s good news for us because the music he’s churning out is A+. Taking cues from late ’90s/early millenium RnB, Repeat Pleasure and Words I Don’t Remember are melancholic strokes of genius. It won’t be a barrel of laughs, but you’re not meant to be happy in Winter anyway, right? Get personal with Krell, 20 June.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/howtodresswell/repeat-pleasure[/soundcloud]

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Remi is the next big name of Australian hip-hop. His debut cut, Sangria, had Triple J audiences giddy, taking out Triple J Unearthed’s 2013 Award. It’s the feature album all this week on Triple J and from what we’ve heard so far it’s a raw yet politically and socially-charged listen, touching on everything from racism to drug-culture. Hear whether the Melbourne MC has delivered on the hype on 3 June.

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/remzilla/tyson-1[/soundcloud]

 

Also I’ll just gloss over the fact that Ed Sheeran, 50 Cent and 360 also have records coming out. These are very much avoidable. Please read, listen and buy the above. Your P.I.M.P days are far behind you.

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