February has come at us thick and fast with tons of good tunes hitting our various inboxes in the first week of the month. Windling it down to a select few was difficult, but here they are!
O Future talk about making music as a couple, future trends and how technology could save us all, for good or bad.
A few gigs worth checking out in Vienna this month
They just can’t help themselves, can they? Just when you think they can’t get any better they go and pull another piece of magic out of their deep hat of creative wonders. This time it is the wonderfully weird and colourful video to the equally eclectic and catchy new tune ‘LED go’ as the band explore what it would be like to play some weird, almost 1980s post-apocalyptic-style game of human pool.
Watch it above, preferably on repeat.
06.04.2019 – Posthalle, Würzburg
07.04.2019 – Beethovensaal, Stuttgart
08.04.2019 – Capitol, Offenbach
09.04.2019 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen
11.04.2019 – Haus Auensee, Leipzig
12.04.2019 – Capitol, Hannover
13.04.2019 – Palladium, Köln
14.04.2019 – Stadthalle, Kassel
16.04.2019 – Zenith, München
17.04.2019 – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg HOCHVERLEGT
18.04.2019 – Columbiahalle, Berlin SOLD OUT
19.04.2019 – Columbiahalle, Berlin Zusatzshow
24.04.2019 – Dogana, Innsbruck
25.04.2019 – Volkshaus, Basel
26.04.2019 – X-Tra, Zürich
24.05.2019 – Open Air Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien SOLD OUT
25.05.2019 – Open Air Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien Zusatzshow
13.07.2019 – Donaulände Open Air, Linz
24.08.2019 – Freiluftarena B, Messe Graz
21-23.06.2019 – Southside/Hurricane Festival
17-20.07.2019 – Gurtenfestival
19-21.07.2019 – Melt Festival
Six songs to soothe another Sunday
Fancy some silky smooth electro beats to sensuously sooth you into the weekend? Then look no further than bad tuner’s remix of Brooklyn alt-pop duo, CLAVVS’ Lay Back.
Albin from the band had this to say about the shoot:
”So first of all shooting this video was a fucking freeze man. It might look like New York in the fall type weather but it felt more like Serbian winter. Also the director wanted to end the video with us holding hands. Fortunately it didn’t make the cut. All in all it turned out pretty dreamy and psychedelic – just like the song itself. ”
The good music just keeps on getting better! Here’s part three of the best tracks by new artists that have been sent to us over the last few weeks.
Feeling a little tender today? In need of something soothing? Then listen to ‘Wait For You’ by London-based artist Dayo Bello and have your heartstrings pulled, big time.
Nilüfer Yanya is an upcoming star in the British music scene. Currently on the cover of Loud And Quiet magazine, and tipped as an Artist to Watch in 2019 by The Guardian, The Independent, i, Q, Dork and The 405. Those are impressive platforms to get a mention on.
With ‘In Your Head’, the foundations seem to be firmly laid for Nilüfer Yanya’s debut album Miss Universe, which will be released on 22 March via ATO Records/PIAS and her confirmation as a rare and utterly original British songwriting talent.
Nilüfer Yanya will be playing at CHELSEA VIENNA on 21 April as part of a huge tour that will see her play show across Europe and the US.
At 18, Nilüfer – who is of Turkish-Irish-Bajan heritage – uploaded a few demos to SoundCloud. Though she’s preternaturally shy, her music – which uniquely blends elements of soul and jazz into intimate pop songs with electronic flourishes and a newly expressed grungy guitar sound – isn’t. And it didn’t take long for it to catch people’s attention. She signed with independent New York label ATO, following three EPs on esteemed london indie label Blue Flowers, and earned a place on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist. She also supported the likes of The xx, Interpol, Broken Social Scene and Mitski on tour.
Now, Nilüfer is ready to release her debut album, Miss Universe. Though she recorded much of it in the same remote Cornwall studio she used to jam in as a much younger person, it is bigger and more ambitious than anything she has done before. ‘Angels’, with its muted, harmonic riffs, channels ideas “of paranoid thoughts and anxiety” – a theme that runs through the album, not least in its conceptual spoken word interludes which emanate from a fictional health management company WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH™. “You sign up, and you pay a fee,” explains Nilüfer of the automated messages, which are littered through the album and are narrated by the titular Miss Universe. “They sort out all of your dietary requirements, and then they move onto medication, and then maybe you can get a better organ or something… and then suddenly it starts to get a bit weird. You’re giving them more of you and to what end?”
6 February | 9:30 Club, Washington^
7 February | Union Transfer, Philadelphia^
8 February | Royale, Boston^
9 February | Beacon Theatre, New York City^
11 February | Danforth Music Hall, Toronto^
13 February | Majestic Theatre, Detroit^
14 February | Thalia Hall, Chicago^
15 February | Thalia Hall, Chicago^
16 February | Firsy Avenue, Minneapolis^
18 February | Gothic Theatre, Englewood^
19 February | Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City^
21 February | Crystal Ballroom, Portland^
22 February | The Imperial, Vancouver^
23 February | Neptune Theatre, Seattle^
26 February | The Filmore, San Francisco^
28 February | The Observatory North Park, San Diego^
1 March | The Theatre, LA^
28 March | Babylon, Istanbul
3 April | CCA, Glasgow
4 April | YES, Manchester
5 April | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
6 April | The Cluny, Newcastle
8 April | O2 Academy Leicester University, Leicester
9 April | Evolutionary Arts Hackney, London
11 April | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
12 April | Thekla, Bristol
13 April | O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
14 April | The Haunt, Brighton
16 April | Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
17 April | Nochtwache, Hamburg
18 April | Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
19 April | Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
21 April | Chelsea Club, Vienna
22 April | Ampere, Munich
24 April | Exil, Zurich
25 April | Blue Shell, Koln
26 April | Le Point Ephemere, Paris
29 April | Les Nuits Botanique Festival, Brussels
30 April | Merleyn, Nijmegen
1 May | ACU, Utrecht
1 June | Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
8-12 August | Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender
^with Sharon Van Etten
Looking for those weekend vibes? Then how about a funky electro track from US ‘bassist DJ’ Blu DeTiger!
Six songs to soothe your Sunday
Foals return with the first single off their upcoming release “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1″, and they’ve enlisted the help of the Bran Stark himself for the cinematic, 6-minute-long video to accompany it. Watch Isaac Hempstead Wright in the video above.
What do you think? An exciting return from Foals or were you expecting more?
Pre-order now: https://foals.me/enswbl1
Feel those weekend vibes with this classy, smooth remix of Two Another’s Aiming Up by Moods.
Wow, what a beautiful song, and what a video. This is what you get when two talented artists with wonderful voices team up. Watch the video to ‘Wound Wrapped in Song’ recorded live at UT Connewitz Leipzig above.
Jungstötter will be performing live at the Rote Bar in Vienna on 15th of March. Link here
Thank god we have good music to get us through January, right?
Certain bands and artists have a trademark sound that instantly make them identifiable, which is exactly what can be said about Palastic. After the infectious vibes of ‘Want it’ featuring Klei and ‘Talkin’ featuring Lea Santee, the duo have returned with another single that will make you long for the summer sun.
Watch the video to ‘Goldmine’ above and check out more of their music below.
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