As Elephants Are have announced their first UK headline tour for March: 11 dates leading to a final show at London’s Sebright Arms. This is to support the band’s upcoming debut EP ‘Hand Prints’ which will be released in the early days of spring.
View the dates below and keep your eyes pealed, more details will be revealed soon.
The looks and charms of Coastal Cities caught the eyes of the fashion editors at GQ China, who invited them to “look sharp and live smart” for a day. The shoot took place in East London – thus avoiding extensive travel expenses – but the crew’s enthusiasm make us dream of a Coastal Cities China Tour.
Look out for the feature in GQ Magazine China.
Dec and Sean from Coastal Cities recently took part in a shoot for Alexander McQueen, and the result is striking. Photographer Steven Klein gathered the boys together for this stunning shot, which is part of the brand new McQ Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.
View more photos on the McQ website.
The video was directed by Lucy Anne Watkins and “as good as the track is, the video may be better”, according to Nylon Mag who premiered the video last week. Read it here and watch the video below.
“Summer Reign” is out 18th November.
Not to be missed…
First five people at each show who can prove that they have N.O.M.O.N.E.Y. will get in for free.
Head here for tickets and preorder China Rats’ upcoming new EP “Don’t Play With Fire” over on iTunes.
A few months ago we took a rewarding glimpse at Iceland’s emerging music scene and discovered Àsgeir, now making waves worldwide with the English version of his album, “In The Silence”. Also from Reykjavic but working in a completely different field are Highlands, an electronic indie pop duo made up of Logi Pedro Stefánsson and Karin Sveinsdóttir, who met during a high school song contest. “Hearts” is probably the most center-field track from the band’s great debut EP “n°1″. Featuring sharp, biting drum patterns, the song is mellowed-out by Karin Sveinsdóttir’s beautiful vocals. Mellow on the surface, her voice is then distorted and layered underneath itself thanks to the intricate, bitter-sweet production. The result is a tormented yet dream-poppy sound, consistent across an EP which has the potential to elevate the duo to the next level.
Highlands-Hearts from Narvi on Vimeo.
Opening with clicky percussions and a gentle guitar melody, Lists‘ debut track evolves into a beautiful confession of the most intimate kind carried out by the newcomer’s stunning vocals; right on point from start to finish. What some would call a lullaby actually demonstrates Lists’ wider scope. Subtle percussions, confident falsettos and mixed feelings of warmth and nostalgia, hauled by the track’s harmonies, all contribute to build a strange universe where summer-end longing and cheerful head-nodding can co-exist. Needless to say we’re really excited to hear what the Edinburgh native will come up with in the next few months.
Our obsession for the young Seinabo Sey began 55 seconds into her debut track. Opening with a lingering organ and the 23 year-old’s incredible voice, “Younger” first appears as a beautiful piece of classic soul, until producer Magnus Lidehäll pulls out the songs’ main hook by looping and distorting the newcomer’s vocals.
A perfect balance emerges with Seinabo Sey’s passionate, soulful vocals on one side and the electronic-infused, captivating loops on the other. In many ways we feel like Jessie Ware’s stand-out track “110%” was made of same stuff –see where she is now.