New EP: Kwes – Ilpix. (2014/09/15) [Full Album Stream]

17 Sep

:: Tune!


Stream the EP in full via, Dazed Magazine.

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Artist: Kwes
Title of EP: Ilpix.
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Label: Warp Records

01. Purplehands (Joe Goddard’s Walk In The Park Mix)
02. Rollerblades (Tom Vek’s 8-On-The-Floor Remix)
03. Hives II feat. Jeremiah Jae
04. Purplehands (patten Remix)

Follow ‘Kwes’ on:
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More ‘Kwes’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Nov 29 – Debut Album: Ilp / Track ‘Cablecar’
2013, Jan 24 – Bashful + New Single ‘Rollerblades’ (2013/01/21)


Debut EP: Pale – The Comeback (2014/09/08) [Full EP Stream + Free Download]

17 Sep

:: Really not getting enough of these four tracks. Download & enjoy!

I couldn’t find out much about Pale, except that the electropop duo is hailing from London and they’re giving away their music for free. Only thing they ask in return is to support them by sharing their music and visiting their shows. A fair deal, if you ask me. Ten months ago, Pale released their latest track Rundown, which is now followed-up by The Comeback, a new four-track EP.

The Comeback EP was self-released digitally on September 08, 2014. Listen to the entire EP above. You can download all four tracks from Pale’s Soundcloud, only thing you have to do is downloading them separately.

Pale are playing London’s Shacklewell Arms on October 08.

Cover Art:
Pale - The Comeback EP (2014)

01. Comeback
02. Two Wrongs
03. New Man
04. Silence

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Read more:
Stereofox – Album Review: Pale – The Comeback EP

New Album: These Ghosts – Still The Waves [Full Album Stream]

16 Sep

:: Back for number two … amazing!


Full album stream over at The Line Of Best Fit.

The linup: Calum Duncan, Nick Yager and Harry Hall

Cover Art:
These Ghosts - Still The Waves

Artist: These Ghosts
Title of Album: Still The Waves
Release Date: September 14, 2014
Label: NX Records

1. Young Blood
2 Broken Earth
3 Gold Heart Green Skin
4 Coat of Feathers
5 The Great Unknown
6 Where Two Lines Meet
7 Sleepless
8 Lament
9 Safe
10 This Town Will Snow You In

Follow ‘These Ghosts’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


Debut Album: Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (2014/09/15) / New Single ‘First Time’ [Official Video]

16 Sep

:: Great debut album by an incredibly talented young man. Catch him live, it’s so worth it!


God Loves You When You’re Dancing, last year’s debut EP of Melbourne-based singer/songwriter James Keogh better known by his stage name Vance Joy, gets me smiling now matter what mood I’m in, and ever since I saw Vance Joy playing a fantastic (but very short) live set earlier this year, I’m a big fan of his music. So naturally it gets me really excited that his debut album Dream Your Life Away, announced about two months ago, is finally available now.

Dream Your Life Away was released in Australia/New Zealand on September 05, 2014 via Atlantic Recording Co./WEA International. North America saw release on September 09, UK/Europe on September 15. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Dream Your Life Away from Amazon.

The thirteen album tracks are entirely written and composed by Vance Joy. Dream Your Life Away was recorded in the United States with Foo Fighters and Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock.

First Time is the second single off of Vance Joy’s debut. The song comes with an official video directed by Sing J. Lee for Chief Productions, watch/listen above. Mess Is Mine was the first single taken from Dream Your Life Away. The song comes with a wonderful music video written & directed by Luci Schroder and produced by Emma Haarburger. Vance Joy is currently touring Europe (September/October) and he will be playing an extensive string of North American shows in October/November. 9 Australian shows are scheduled for March 2015, check out the upcoming dates below.

Cover Art:
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (2014)

01. Winds of Change
02. Mess Is Mine
03. Wasted Time
04. Riptide
05. Who Am I
06. From Afar
07. We All Die Trying To Get It Right
08. Georgia
09. Red Eye
10. First Time
11. All I Ever Wanted
12. Best That I Can
13. My Kind of Man


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 21 Sep 2014 // Belfast, UK // Limelight 2
Mon 22 Sep 2014 // Dublin, Ireland // The Academy
Wed 24 Sep 2014 // Glasgow, UK // Oran Mor
Thu 25 Sep 2014 // Manchester, UK // Academy 2
Fri 26 Sep 2014 // Leeds, UK // Stylus
Sun 28 Sep 2014 // Birmingham, UK // Library
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Vance Joy’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube


More ‘Vance Joy’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Aug 18 − Debut EP: God Loves You When You’re Dancing (2013/03/22) [Full Stream] / Single ‘Riptide’ [Official Video]

Listen: Rüfüs – Desert Night / Album ‘Atlas’

15 Sep

:: Absolutely spot on.


The lineup: Tyrone Lindqvist (guitarist), Jon George (keyboardist) and James Hunt (drummer).

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Artist: Rüfüs
Title of Album: Atlas
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Label: Columbia

1 Sundream
2 Take Me
3 Tonight
4 Modest Life
5 Rendezvous
6 Desert Night
7 Simplicity Is Bliss
8 Sarah
9 Unforgiven
10 Two Clocks
11 Imaginary Air


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New Single: Zola Blood – Meridian (2014/08/22) / Applescal Remix [Free Download]

15 Sep

:: Absolutely wonderful.


Zola Blood are Matt [vocals/guitar], Ed [synth], Sam [drums] and Rob [guitar] from Hackney, London. With their first song Grace, the synth-pop foursome quickly climbed high up the Hype Machine charts. Watch the official video for the song here if you wanna find out why.

Their fabulous new single Meridian was unveiled via Soundcloud on August 22, 2014,  listen to it above.

In a recent exclusive interview with The Music Ninja, Zola Blood talked their band history and influences: “Zola Blood was born in October last year, after a few months sharing dodgy iPhone recordings between the four of us. We found a little box studio out in Hackney Wick and have been writing, recording and procrastinating out there ever since.” Read the entire feature here.

Berlin-based producer Applescal did a really great remix of Meridian which you can download for free from Soundcloud.

Cover Art:

Zola Blood - Meridian (2014)


Follow ‘Zola Blood’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Read more:
The Music Ninja – TMN Unveils the Mystery Behind Zola Blood

Cessyl Orchestra – Did It Ever Cross Your Mind (Demo Version) / Soundtrack ‘Begin Again’

14 Sep

:: Great movie & great soundtrack!


From the Album ‘Begin Again – Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture’.

Cover Art:
Begin Again

Artist: Cessyl Orchestra
Title of Track: Did It Ever Cross Your Mind
Release Date: July 01, 2014
Label: Interscope Records



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