And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in March, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). Check out some killer tracks from Christine and the Queens, Black Coast, Ben Khan, Young Wonder, Man Made and many more.
I’ve been in complete awe of the London duo Rainer for well over a year now. I’ve been feeding this passion with the little bits of art that they have been sharing with the public, but Rainer always left me wanting more and I grew restless over the lack of a full-length album. Well, the wait is almost over.
Rainer finally announced their debut album ‘Water’, which will see the light of day on May 18th, and the first single is as remarkable as I expected.
The track was originally written for Drake, but I can’t help being happy with the fact that they decided to interpret it themselves. ‘Nocturn’ keeps up with the dark and sexy mood set in previous tracks, with their penetrating bass lines, smooth synths and Rebekah Raa’s tender and voluptuous voice. If you haven’t hit play yet, please do – this track will take you to an imaginary place of somber beauty and love.
Rainer have done it again. These Londoners keep surprising and enticing me, this time with the incredible ‘Swallow’, a short film included in Random Acts at Channel 4. Rebekah Raa’s deeply touching performance in this video is beautifully framed by choir singers, creating an aura of confession and redemption that sent shivers up and down my spine.
Watch this video now and your day will be better.
As a Londoner, I feel extremely proud every time I discover local talents that deserve global attention, such as Rainer. This indie pop duo formed by the charismatic Rebekah Raa and Nic Nell (aka Casually Here) creates beautiful music that blends different influences and styles, resulting in a never-boring, dark and sexy sound. The new video for ‘Satin’, shot by Phil Sharp, is a great testament to those qualities – the strength and movement of the female body was already a feature in their previous video for ‘Girls’, but here reaches the level of what looks like a fashion production, with little twists.