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Listen to Kitsuné’s 100th Hot Stream track ‘XXX’ by Yves

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Consistently pushing the creative boundaries, Parisian-based label Kitsuné launched their own streaming service Hot Stream last year to satisfy their community of over 500,000+ music lovers.

To celebrate their 100th track going online, they have released ‘XXX’ by emerging Korean band Yves. You can listen to it in the player above.

Hosted on YouTube and other platforms like Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify, Kitsuné Hot Stream combines music and a selection of other forms of art, showcasing a new generation of emerging talents such as Tennyson, Bishop and Dornik.

Every week, Kitsuné Hot Stream offers fresh musical discoveries highlighted by the works of a visual artist (illustration, photography, graphic design, painting).

The original work will be on display at the Café Kitsuné, Boulevard Filles du Calvaire in Paris to create a complete environment from the virtual gallery to a real time exhibition.

​Guest artists include Mrzyk & Moriceau, Moonassi, Jean Jullien​ Jean-Philippe Denholm ​and​ Oscar Gronner.

The Hot Stream platform is an outlet for Kitsuné’s existing passion of combining fashion, art and music worlds together to launch new ideas. Check out the original trailer below:

​Kitsuné is a youthful record label and fashion brand founded by Gildas Loaëc (previously Art Director for Daft Punk) and Masaya Kuroki (architecture student).

As well as signing the hottest new musical talent (they were responsible for breaking Two Door Cinema Club) and releasing their signature compilations, the brand now boasts Maison Kitsuné Fashion stores in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, global clubnights and several Café Kitsuné coffee shops across Paris and Tokyo.

They are without a doubt the coolest label on planet earth right now.

Stream Delorean’s new album ‘Muzik’ in full

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Barcelona’s Delorean will release their album ‘Muzik’ this week, and to kick things off they have kindly let us stream it in full. You can listen to it in the player above.

Delorean have long walked the line between pop and electronic music, writing dance tracks like they were pop songs and producing pop albums like they were dance records.

Although Muzik does feature a bit of production help from Madrid-based producer and Pional (who assisted on the title track), the album was essentially recorded by the band themselves.

Much of the LP was laid down at Montreal Studios with sound engineer Hans Krüger, and the record was mixed by old friend Chris Coady at Sunset Studios.

The album’s cover art comes courtesy of French studio 5fruits.

Muzik will be released via Delorean’s own label, PHLEX, on 22nd June 2016.

Lanks’ – ‘Bitter Leaf’

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Currently supporting future-soul queen Ngaiire on her national album tour, producer and multi-instrumentalist Lanks has delivered a new single titled ‘Bitter Leaf’. You can listen to it in the player above.

The track follows single and video ‘Golden Age’, which hit 11th place in the HypeMachine charts, accumulated close to one million Spotify streams and received reworks from rising electronic talents Wayfarer//, Godwolf and Ghost tone.

Lanks’ latest offering also follows his successful east coast single tour earlier this year, which included a sold-out Melbourne hometown date.

Initially capturing the attention onlinewith his EPs ‘Thousand Piece Puzzle’ and ‘Banquet’, which spurred the single ‘Hold Me Closer’, Lanks has shared the stage with electronic elite such as High Highs, Airling, Broods, SAFIA and The Acid.

If you’re lucky enough to be on that side of the pond, then check out Lanks alongside Australia’s soul songstress Ngaiire in on a string of dates this month.

Listen to Tiergarten’s ‘Magnificent Desolation’ EP in full

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Tiergarten have released their debut EP ‘Magnificent Desolation’ in full via Thrd Coast. You can listen to it in the player above.

The EP takes its name from a Buzz Aldrin quote “beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation.”, and the themes of space and isolation run deep in the ‘Magnificent Desolation’ sound, with layers of distortion and pounding drums that recall The Smashing Pumpkins fused with the soundtrack to the film ‘Moon’.

The band’s (Jay Marcovitz, von Klemperer and Mitchell Talaver) influences range from the angst of ’90s-era, plaid-clad alternative musicians, early 2000s space age pop, and resurgent punk rock but Tiergarten’s debut pushes forward into a chaotic future.

Tiergarten was named for an inner-city park in Berlin, evoking a city known as a mecca of art and culture that still sounds impeccably German.

The name alludes to von Klemperer’s mixed parentage too, a sly nod toward his Japanese-German parentage.

This mixed background has seen von Klemperer embrace cultural pluralism on a grand scale, living at times in very distinct parts of the world and exposing himself to the most far-flung reaches of film, art, and music.

‘Magnificent Desolation’ is due out 17th June 2016.

Her release ‘Union’ music video

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Her have unveiled a new music video for their track ‘Union’. You can watch it in the player above.

This comes fresh from releasing a live version of their debut mixtape entitled ‘Her Live Tape #1’ as a digital release.

The mixtape features live versions of the band’s breakout tracks ‘Union’ and ‘Quite Like’. 

Their original mixtape won accolades from Apple’s Beats 1 and Radio 1’s Annie Mac for its hypnotic and subtle sound.

Lead singers of Her, Victor and Simon envisage to represent all the women who inspired them, but also the incarnation of a duality: “We’re trying to achieve 1+1=3, that third person being Her”.

Victor was born in Germany spending his childhood in Kraftwerk and Can, and Simon’s his high school years were spent in the United States, from where he imprinted the roots of music of black culture.

These various influences shape their songs, immersed into the tormented world current affairs in which they find their sources for lyrics.

Citing the combination of Frank Ocean, Shuggie Otis, Child of Lov and Aaron Neville as a musical references.

The old school blues influences, slow pace and modern charm give Her a beautiful ode to the female race.

July Talk unveil video for ‘Push + Pull’

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July Talk have released a new music video for their sinister track ‘Push + Pull’ taken from their new album ‘Touch’.

The video, directed by Nadia Tan can be found in the player above. Produced by lead singer Peter Dreimanis and choreographed by co-vocalist Leah Fay, it premiered on Billboard last Friday.

Known for their provocative and prolific videos, the video for ‘Push + Pull’ precisely aligns with the band’s longstanding aesthetic of black and white imagery, whilst the album deals with the universally relatable themes of human connection.

Director Nadia Tan has this to say about the video: “I had a long phone conversation with Pete about the meaning of the song. He told me it was about Western excess, about our never-ending appetite, about the types of people who consume and consume and don’t know when to stop, more food, more mind-altering substances, more sex, more ‘likes’, more money, more things, I thought it would be interesting to try to capture these themes in the video showing various groups of people partaking in excess in different ways across North America over the course of one night.”

This summer, July Talk will be heading out on a European headline tour in September including shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London.

The follow-up to their self-titled debut, ‘Touch’ will be released on 9th September 2016 via Polypro Records.

Lil Silva reworks Tourist’s track ‘Run’

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Following the recent release of his acclaimed debut album ‘U’, with sold out shows in London and Manchester and more coming up in Australia, London-based Grammy Award winning writer-producer Tourist aka William Phillips shares Lil Silva’s rolling remix of his effervescent BBC Radio 1 playlisted single ‘Run’.

“Run is a song about falling in love,” Tourist has said, and the fast rising UK producer Lil Silva only adds to the raw emotion of the original, stripping it right back and adding disembodied vocals and undulating synths into the mix.

Tourist will play the following live UK shows:
Aug 5-7 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival
Sept 08-12 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
Nov 29 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Nov 30 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
Dec 01 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
Dec 02 – London, UK @ Oval Space

Tourist’s album ‘U’ is available now.

Listen to The Avalanches new track ‘Colours’

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The Avalanches have released another new track from their much-awaited new album ‘Wildflower’. You can listen to the new track ‘Colours’ in the player above.

Danny Brown and Doom, plus Father John Misty, Biz Markie, Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrera, Ariel Pink and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis all appear on the album.

This is hopefully the first of many new regular album releases from the Auzzie-group.

The Avalanches brand new album ‘Wildflower’ featuring their first single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ is set for release on 8th July 2016, and is available for pre-order now.

Beartooth announce December UK tour

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Following their performance on the main stage at this year’s Download Festival, Ohio hardcore mob Beartooth have announced a run of UK shows this December.

Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of their new album ‘Aggressive’ on their new run of live dates.

They will be joined by Vanna and Fit For A King for the following live shows in December:

8th London, Shepherds Bush Empire
9th Leeds, Beckett
10th Glasgow, Garage
11th Birmingham, O2 Institute
12th Manchester, O2 Ritz
13th Southampton, Engine Rooms
14th Cardiff, Tramshed
16th Dublin, The Academy
17th Belfast, Limelight

Their new album ‘Aggressive’ is out now.

Crown The Empire released video for ‘Zero’

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Crown The Empire have unveiled a new music video for ‘Zero’. You can watch it in the player above.

The track is taken from their brand new album ‘Retrograde’ which is scheduled for release on 22nd July 2016 via Rise Records.

Vocalist Andy Leo said: “We wrote this song specifically for our longtime fans.

“We feel that the song’s explosive energy coupled with the psychedelic production and video really puts our best foot forward to give the listener an idea of what they can expect to hear from the album overall.

“We hope you enjoy ‘Zero,’ your first taste of our album ‘Retrograde’.

“We are very excited for its release on 22nd July.”

‘Zero’ is Crown The Empire’s first new song since the release of their breakout album ‘The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways’, which was released in 2014.

The video for the track was directed by Sam Shapiro and Sam Halleen and was shot in downtown Los Angeles.

It takes viewers on a psychedelic journey through the perspective of each member’s eyes and what they may have encountered while writing and recording the record.

Crown The Empire will embark on the Vans Warped Tour later this month where you can catch them live if you’re lucky enough to be over in the US!