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Track/EP: Heligoland – Coriallo

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Heligoland began life in Melbourne before adventurously packing up and moving to Paris, where they have produced a series of stunning albums and EPs with the production skills of Cocteau Twins luminary Robyn Guthrie adding a certain lustre. Their new album, ‘This Quiet Fire’, has all the hallmarks of classic dream pop music that bears …

The arctic guitars and sonorous vocals of French trio Versari‘s new single ‘Plus de Tristesse’ are compelling and chilling: creating a dark and threatening tone that is delightfully sombre and architectural in the spaces it creates. On a bedrock of delicious squawling feedback, the track is gloriously imperious and statuesque, drawing in a Serge Gainsbourg …

Nazamba, the gravely voiced Jamaican dub poet has teamed up with France’s O.B.F. Sound System for the single “Hot Beer.” In 2019, the Clarendon, Jamaica toaster Nazamba released his very fine self-titled LP on Dub Quake Records. With a kind of hybrid style, somewhere between Linton Kwesi Johnson and U-Roy, Nazamba’s ground-shaking record, with its …

French band Juniore, fresh from being the first French speaking band to be A-Listed on 6Music twice, and capturing the hearts of the likes of David Holmes and lead Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, have today released a new video for recent single Bizarre taken from their forthcoming album Un Deux Trois, out on 28th February …

French Singer-Songwriter Rougge is on the cusp of the release of his new album ‘Cordes’, out tomorrow via The Gum Club, and ahead of it’s release, we’re delighted to host an exclusive album stream. The work harks back to his two previous solo albums, 2007’s Fragments and its follow up, Monochrome (2016), but he’s re-imagined …

Heligoland‘s new EP, “Coriallo” is a gorgeous, atmospheric landscape of sound, evocative, maybe, of the windswept north-western coast of Normandy where it was written and recorded. The input of Robyn Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) as producer and mixer gives you that thrill of anticipation before you even begin to listen to this delicate and beautiful release. …

99 Trees new video for ‘Broken’ is a transcendental, tropical treat. Albeit a smoother and more psychedelic sound, 99 Trees ‘vibe’ shares a familiarity with the summer soundtracks made of hits by Moloko, Bextor and Winehouse. The singers, not a firm of solicitors! 99 Trees Danish born vocalist Pia Blixen reveals that “the track is …

French producer, composer and arranger Studio Montaigne aka Martin Helleu is about to drop his latest EP, Believe – and from it we are delighted to premiere the Tëro remix of the track. Influenced by the likes of Daft Punk to Michael Jackson, Armand Van Helden to Visage, Helleu has made what is essentially a …

Every so often I like to take a breather from the dark distortion-filled basement of fuzz that I tend to occupy. I consider it to be good for my mental health to get some sonic fresh air now and again. This tends to happen when something comes to me out of the blue (happy sun-soaked …

Rounding up some new sounds for you, first we have The Hics, a band manufactured in one of my old stomping grounds – the music factory that is… Pimlico, south London. This six-piece met taking the classical/jazz course at the quirkily-shaped Pimlico School and they release their first EP, “Tangle”, today on SQE. Mellifluous instrumentation …