Looking for a new playlist? Check out Indie Music Filter’s “Best Of March 2016” playlists below.
March is statistically such a great time for new music, as you can tell by the size of this months’ group. I had to trim a few from the list, but what’s left, is the cream of the crop from the blogs last month. Tons of new discoveries including Romes, WILDES, Rostam, Teleman plus new tracks from IMF faves Anna Of The North, M83, Oyster Kids, Still Parade and Great Good Fine OK.
London band Ten Fé are back with some new music this week with the brooding and meditative song “Elodie”. The duo of Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan hope they’ll get the same reaction to this one, as with their December release of “In The Air“, which went to no. 2 in the Hype Machine chart,
“Elodie” is a modern love song, with a groove evokes influences of The Cure and The War On Drugs. It showcases Ten Fe’s song-writing abilities, with Ben and Leo’s vocal styles playing off one another’s throughout the track. As on “In The Air”, Ben is on lead vocal once more, narrating in a rich Springsteen baritone a conversation between two lovers.
“Elodie” is released on London label Bad Life (Petite Noir, Mai Kino, Attaque, Whitey) and is track #3 that gives us a hint of what’s in store from the band’s forthcoming full-length album, which they have been working on in Berlin with producer Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture).
If you’re looking to catch the band live, UK and European fans can track them down at The Pickle Factory, London, on 5 May as well as The Great Escape 2016 and the Lost Village festival. The band will play several UK and European festivals including Trafalgar Festival, Spain in July with Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Damien Jurado and Crystal Fighters and many more to be announced.
Take a spin of “Elodie”.
I spent a lot of time last year playing this track “In The Air” from London band Ten Fé, so when I got a press release about their video mid December, I wanted to put up the video, it just hit me at the worst time. December is always a gong show, and I was in year end mode. Now I’m catching up.
The video features bandmates Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan performing along with their live band members Rob Shipley and Luca Romano. It was directed and produced by filmmaker duo Silent Tapes, the film’s aesthetic was designed to resound the driving, meditative, bright and heartening forces of the song.
It’s a bit sad to think that this might be the last month I post a monthly playlist on Rdio, as the service has announced its closing. Of the multiple online platforms I use, Rdio was my favourite and will be missed here at Indie Music Filter. Good thing I’m making these playlists on Soundcloud and Spotify as well. Maybe I’ll bring back Youtube too.
This month’s playlist is an eclectic mix featuring some gems (from bands Wild Ones, St. Lucia, Beach House), collaborations (Ra Ra Riot and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, j.viewz and Milosh, RAC and Filous) and covers (Great Good Fine OK and Panama Wedding doing “Easy Lover”).