Brighton-based Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) makes a convincing play for cult status in the fringe vein of MF Doom, PJ Harvey and Fever Ray with her second release Unflesh. Her haunting brand of noir-ish electronica is both menacing and gorgeous, revealing an artist who isn’t afraid to take risks. Ignoring the dreamy vibes on her previous debut EP, Berholz refocuses her lens on the more gothic side of her sound, broaching the subject matter of science and medicine with unwavering attention to detail. Crafted in her home studio using vintage keyboards like the Moog Modular, the Linn-1, Formant Synth and the CS80, Unflesh is a experimental ride that doesn’t disappoint.
After AlunaGeorge stole our hearts with their debut album Body Music last year, it was clear they were here to stay with their catchy pop tunes. It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new material from these darlings but the time has yet again arrived and let’s just say, it’s something to be very excited about. Their new track “Supernatural” gives that familiar AlunaGeorge sparkle but also manages to show that this duo is simply growing. It’s addictive and hey it’s somewhat fitting to the month of October with its supernatural vibes. Listen to the tune below.
“Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.”
― Mr. Miyagi
September just flew by, and the Sunset Crew is here with our top tracks of the past month. The playlist starts off with straight hip-hop vibes, then transitions to more indie / indie-pop, and ends with some funky bangers. Hope yall enjoy the dope tracks.
P.S – Halloween is on a Friday this year >:)
Devan DuBois – D L M G L
Sister Speak are returning from a string of dates across the West Coast of the US and Canada, promoting the release of their first studio album Rise Up For Love. The girls latest single, “Mirror (1)”, excels with its organ drenched melody and warm, Mazzy Star-like atmosphere. Producer Alan Sanderson lets the luscious vocal power of singer Sherri-Anne shine with analog reverb, guided by well-worn acoustic drums and guitar. Direct and soulful, Sister Speak deliver refreshingly nuanced folk rock with mass appeal while painting a hopeful picture with the transformative power of love.
Dirty Radio sure knows what they’re doing. “Is It Cool” is a bootleg vocal remix which takes Kaytranada’s beat “246″ and turns it into the perfect combination of music magic. It’s catchy, fun, and will be sure to get everyone moving their bones. It hooks you in within seconds with its pure coolness (really). R&B fused vocals and a Disclosure-esque beat, there’s really no going wrong here. Listen to the goodie below.