New music today from Kate Boy, the Stockholm based trio (Kate Akhurst, Hampus Nordgren and Markus Dextegen) who are set to release their debut album Sept. 8th. Here’s the lead single “Self Control”, packed with a dance-fuelled tribal beat, whirling synths and Akhurst’s signature anthemic chant. Take a spin.
Here’s a video of Vancouver, BC’s Bear Mountain performing the Tears For Fears song “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” for a Scion Session. The band talk about their inspiration for the video:
“We were sitting in our studio one day when we were approached by an extraterrestrial space being who said he was from a far away star called Alcyone in the constellation of Taurus. He said he was there in peace to teach us this sacred dance that would help us see our true path on planet earth. We had no choice but to learn the dance, and with Scion Session’s help, film this video!”
I’m scrambling today to get a few posts up before I head out on a roadtrip to Virginia for a friends wedding. First up, I’m running a contest for a show next week at the Drake Hotel featuring LA’s Wildcat! Wildcat!. Last week, I became a fan of the band after featuring their track “Holloway (Hey Love)” in my Aux.tv’s “Trending Playlist”. Since then, the song has been on high rotation here.
The band are set to release their debut full-length No Moon At All August 5 on Downtown Records. The ten-track album was co-produced by White Sea (M83’s Morgan Kibby), and follows the band’s well-received 2013 self-titled EP, which received praise from NPR, Pitchfork, Time, Stereogum, Nylon and more.
Want to see them play? Enter via the widget below. I’ll pick two winners (to receive a pair of tickets each) next week.
On her second single Shura sings, “Have you ever been lost/We could get lost/I wanna get lost” and if, as the press release for “Just Once” rings true, and it is indeed the prequel to her first single “Touch” – we get the full weight of both songs instantly, in tone and temperament. You’ll want to get lost with her in this song and in her world, straight away. She’s apparently unsigned, which – hell – judging from both singles won’t last very long. In the meantime, I have a sneaky suspicion we’re going to listen to this more than ‘just once’…
“Pull The Trigger” by APES. “Shot in a school hall in the small Victorian town of Bacchus Marsh, and directed by long time friend Steven Tandy, the video perfectly embodies the band’s energetic live delivery, and does so without the help of any clever visual embellishments, but with the help of a few interesting sideways glances from the school’s janitor”.