Month: May 2012

Disclosure – Boiling ft. Sinead Harnett / New EP ‘The Face’

:: Sweetest deep house vibes. This is gonna be huge!


The Face EP is their second release of 2012 so far and introduces guest vocalists of newcomers Sinead Harnett and Ria Ritchie. The first track to be taken from the four track EP is ‘Boiling’ feat. Sinead Harnett


Cover Art:

Artist: Disclosure
Title Of EP: The Face
Release Date: June 04, 2012
Label: Greco-Roman

1 Boiling (feat. Sinead Harnett)
2 What’s In Your Head
3 Lividup
4 Control (feat. Ria Ritchie)

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More ‘Disclosure’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 14 − New Single: Tenderly / Flow

Debut Album: Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave (2012/05/28)

:: Awesome indeed!

‘An Awesome Wave’ is the debut album of ∆ (Alt-J), a young band from the UK. The four guys (Gwil, Joe, Gus and Thom) met in 2007 at Leeds University and started making music together. The band name stands for the Greek ‘delta’ sign, which is pronounced alt-J and represents change in mathematical equations. After releasing two singles in the past months, their debut album was released on May 28, 2012 in the UK and Europe via Infectious Music. US release follows on June 05.

Watch above the official video for ‘Breezeblocks’, the second single taken from the album. The video is directed by Ellis Bahl for Project Fathom.

So far, already quite a few highly enthusiastic reviews have been written about this debut, one comparing it to that one of The xx (Clash Music). The reviewers all try to name the influences on ‘An Awesome Wave’ or even to categorize it. The different terms thereby used clearly show what’s most interesting about this record: it fuses styles and influences together and creates something distinct and original. I guess that’s why it has been called ‘genre-defying’ (Any Decent Music?). Maybe one day, we’ll call it genre-defining

Full Album Stream:


Cover Art:

01. Intro
02. Interlude I
03. Tessellate
04. Breezeblocks
05. interlude II
06. Something Good
07. Dissolve Me
08. Matilda
09. Ms
10. Fitzpleasure
11. Interlude III
12. Bloodflood
13. Taro
14. Hand-Made

Upcoming European Tourdates:
Thu 31 May 2012 // London, UK // Corsica Studios
Fri 01 Jun 2012 // Bristol, UK // The Cooler
Mon 04 Jun 2012 // Newcastle, UK // The Cluny 2
Tue 05 Jun 2012 // Birmingham, UK // Hare and Hounds
Sat 09 Jun 2012 // Manchester, UK // Parklife Festival
Mon 11 Jun 2012 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
Mon 18 Jun 2012 // London, UK // The Borderline
Wed 20 Jun 2012 // Berlin, Germany // Festsaal Kreuzberg
>> more

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More ‘Alt-J’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 10 − New Single: Fitzpleasure

Turboweekend – On My Side / New Album ‘Fault Lines’

:: Thank you for having made us feel this anticipation.

First single “On My Side” from Turboweekends forthcoming album.

Photo by Emil Rønn Andersen

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Artist: Turboweekend
Title Of Album: Fault Lines
Release Date: June 25, 2012
Label: EMI Nordic

1 Fire of the Stampede
2 Neverending
3 Reflections on Chrome
4 On My Side
5 Boulevard
6 Good Morning, It’s Tomorrow
7 You’re the Cure
8 Rubicon
9 Drying Out In the Sun
10 Douglas
11  I Forgot
12 Fault Lines – Digital Booklet

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More on Music Pickings:
2011, Nov 25 – Silas Bjerregaard – You know me // Turboweekend – Trouble Is

Cold Specks – Blank Maps / Debut Album ‘I Predict A Graceful Expulsion’

:: Such a great record, sung by a truly amazing voice!


This beautiful song is featured on the debut album of Cold Specks. The record entitled ‘I Predict A Graceful Expulsion’ was released May 21, 2012 in the UK and Europe via Broken Hertz Records (exclusive license to Mute Artists Ltd.). US release followed on May 29.

Cold Specks is the band behind singer Al Spx from Toronto, Canada. She is now living in London and refuses to reveal a real-life name. Even though we might be a little curious, she’s probably right since her name doesn’t play a role in the brilliant and innovative music she is making with her band. Highly positive reviews on the debut indicate that Cold Specks might become an highly acclaimed artist. For upcoming tourdates, visit their homepage.


Cover Art:

01. The Mark
02. Heavy Hands
03. Winter Solstice
04. When the City Lights Dim
05. Hector
06. Holland
07. Elephant Head
08. Send Your Youth
09. Blank Maps
10. Steady
11. Lay Me Down
12. Reeling the Liars [Bonus Track]

This is an exclusive performance of ‘Winter Solstice’, filmed at Hoxton Hall in London. The video is filmed and directed Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

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Chromatics – These Streets Will Never Look The Same [Official Video]

:: Great tune. I could listen to this for hours!


Upcoming Tourdates:
May 30 – Copenhagen – Distortion Festival at Skuespilhuset
May 31 – Paris – La Gaite Lyrique
June 2 – Barcelona – Primavera Festival
June 4 – Dublin – Forbidden Fruit Festival
June 5 – London – Madame Jo Jo’s
June 6 – London – The Village Underground
June 7 – Rome- Circolo degli Artisti
June 8 – Milan – Salumeria della Musica
June 9 – Brussels – Brussels Film Festival at Flagey

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More ‘Chromatics’ on Music Picickings:
2012, March 15 –  Chromatics – Back From The Grave / New Album ‘Kill for Love’

New Album: The Walkmen – Heaven (2012/05/29)

:: This is possibly the best new album I have heard so far this year. Been listening to the stream the whole day now…


‘Heaven’ is the sixth studio album of The Walkmen,the five-piece indie-rock band from New York. The record is released today (May 29, 2012) in the United States via Fat Possum Records. UK and European release follows on June 04, 2012 via Bella Union. The record is streaming exclusively over at from May 21 till May 28.

Listen above to the title-track of the new album. ‘Heaven’ will be available as 7″ vinyl single which comes with the beautiful ballad b-side track ‘The House You Made’. Listen to it below.


Covert Art:

01. We Can’t Be Beat
02. Love Is Luck
03. Heartbreaker
04. The Witch
05. Southern Heart
06. Line By Line
07. Song For Leigh
08. Nightingales
09. Jerry Jr.’s Tune
10. The Love You Love
11. Heaven
12. No One Ever Sleeps
13. Dreamboar
14. Pestering Sins

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Summer Heart – I Wanna Go / New Album ‘About A Feeling’

:: Perfect track for the perfect day… Summer Heart!

“Fall into a blissful whirl of vision and harmony with Swede, David Alexander aka Summer Heart. He provides chill dream pop vibes with mellow vocals that still gives a scintillating increase of your heartbeat.” [via Biography]

Cover Art:

Artist: Summer Heart
Title Of Album: About A Feeling
Release Date: April 25, 2012

1. Rusty Scars 04:24
2. I Wanna Go 04:07
3. I Wanted You To Stay On The Other Side 04:06
4. A Million Times 03:03
5. Los Angeles Lies 03:49
6. Kiss Me 03:06
7. When Worlds Collide 05:02
8. Say Goodbye 03:03

Full 8-track album stream:


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