South London crew Bamily have shared their fantastic new single ‘Together Whatever’.
A group of kids cramped in a tiny Brixton flat, Bamily’s stereo resounds with a hectic brew of party-starting sounds.
Fusing disco, pop, hip-hop and more into one delicious bundle, they recall everyone from Jungle to Easy Life.
Hosting regular events in East London, Bamily’s new single ‘Together Whatever’ captures their live presence.
There’s a kind of baggy sway in the rhythm, like a refreshed Happy Mondays delivering illicit thrills for 2k20.
The songwriting has a breezy edge, with Bamily pushing their troubles to one side in order to focus on unity.
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STRFKR are back with a new song and it shows off a new sound for the long-running electro-indie band. In the place of electronic beats and drums are intimate acoustic guitars and a more indie-rock sound for the band, who are releasing the single on Polyvinyl Records.
In addition to the new song, STRFKR have a plethora of live dates planned in the spring. They’ll kick off the tour in Alaska before heading down the East Coast. Later they play throughout the Midwest before hitting a run of dates along the West Coast. They’ll be playing with The Undercover Dream Lovers.
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Porches, a.k.a. Aaron Maine, is back with a new album, Ricky Music. With contributions from Mitski, Zsela, and Dev Hynes, and with co-production by Jacob Portrait, Ricky Music expands on the Porches discography (The House, 2018; Pool, 2016; Slow Dance In The Cosmos, 2013) by delivering 11 emotionally open, cracked-glass pop songs.
About the album, Maine says: “My new album, Ricky Music, was written and recorded between Dec 2017 and the spring of 2019. Mostly in New York at my apartment, but some of it in Chicago, Los Angeles, and various cities while touring around Europe. This record is an account of the beauty, confusion, anger, joy and sadness I experienced during that time. I think I was as lost as I was madly in love. In these songs I hear myself sometimes desperate for clarity, and other times, having enough perspective to laugh at myself in some of my darkest moments. That’s sort of what this album is about, I hope you enjoy it.”
With the album announcement comes a new song – “Do U Wanna” – and a video for the song directed by prior Porches collaborator Nick Harwood. ““Do U Wanna” is a song about looking at yourself and realizing the disparity between how you’d like to act and how you actually act. The fun you vs. the isolated you. I feel like with the refrain I’m almost taunting myself to get up and do something.”
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Leave it to Jarvis Cocker — the man who became famous for writing a song based on a trip to the grocery store with a Greek heiress — to rhyme “claustrophobia” and “disrobe ya,” as he does on his new single, “House Music All Night Long.” Cocker, the cheeky exhibitionist frontman of Brit-pop powerhouse Pulp, announced this week that he’s back with his first new album in 11 years, titled Beyond the Pale, out May 1st. Cocker is releasing the record under Jarv Is, his aptly titled band that, after dropping 2006’s Jarvis, shows the singer is clearly into himself (but, to be fair, so are his legions of fans).
“House Music All Night Long” isn’t quite as self-deprecating as “Must I Evolve?,” the first single that’s a call-and-response reaction to modern rhetoric. Instead, “House Music” is a dreamy dance track that imagines the club genre as a background for domestic routine. His lyrics are just as snarky and innuendo-laden as they were in Pulp, but at 56 years old, he’s “fully grown,” and now he’s creating house music for his fellow Gen X’ers, who might prefer to listen to it in their plush living rooms than out at a rave.
Beyond the Pale came together unusually, writing songs in “collaboration” with the audience, like a comedian might try out jokes at comedy clubs before recording their Netflix special. After forming to play Sigur Ros’ Iceland festival in 2017, they recorded a set at Desert Daze in California and followed that up with plenty of studio overdubs — creating what 40 years ago would have been called a live album. In typical Cocker fashion, he lets his sound evolve while staying true to his cocky self.
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