We’re balancing out our current onslaught of electronica with some slick, 00’s indie rock, alongside just a dabble of high quality r’n’b and one slight infiltration of electronica from a personal favourite.
Dos Floris – Starlight
Inspired by the documentary film on how Arthur Eddington proved Einstein’s general theory of relativity when watching starlight being bent by the sun during a total eclipse, Dos Floris’ inspirations are just as unique and exciting as her immersive electronica sound has always been. Taken from her upcoming LP, Dos Floris uses ‘Starlight’ to experiment with orchestral sounds, amplifying her use of sharp ambient cuts, with the power of an ever expanding immersive experience. Bring the full force of science with her, ‘Starlight’ is an excellent reminder of the prowess that Dos Floris has always delivered.
The Colonies – Do Nothing With Me
The perfect summer anthem for those of you who graduating this week, DC indie rock group The Colonies charm their way into our hearts with a track inspired by not wanting to grow up, asking us all ‘Do Nothing With Me’. Influenced by the garage/indie rock, style of early 00’s groups such as The Strokes, The Colonies deliver a smooth and cool performance of jangly guitar riffs and easy to sing along choruses, which will surely secure them fans from recent graduates to those who are full time parents.
TOBY – Take It ft. Daz Rinko
Currently based in Australia, UK artist TOBY broke a phase of indecisiveness, once a collaboration with fellow artist Daz Rinko helped his natural flow of process return, with the insatiable ‘Take It’. For those new to TOBY a creative block would seem unimaginable once ‘Take It’ begins to flow so effortlessly with suave contemporary hip hop and trap beats, allowing Daz Rinko to unleash a steady stream of unstoppable lyrics, executed with laser sharp precision. The energy that radiates from ‘Take It’ is enough to place it on repeat all day, so you can rap alongside Daz Rinko to this killer summer track.
Kyoto Lo-Fi – Flowering Boulder
The Dallas based group of Kyoto Lo-Fi, have been united through a shared love of Argentinian group Soda Stereo, and a tumultuous event of member cycling, before finally achieving their current sound on ‘Flowering Boulder’. The opening of a church organ welcomes in a new day for the group as their indie rock flare turns into an earlier form of Ezra Furman, with jittering guitars bouncing around in a style close to art rock that flirts with the idea of American, college rock.
Lune Rose – Can’t Be Sure
Having performed on keys in the band Night Talks, native Angeleno Lune Rose strikes out on her own, with the moody aesthetic of ‘Can’t Be Sure’. Focusing on modern day relationships, Rose looks into the complicated life of long distance relationships, and the reliance on tone due to the absence of body language to rely upon how the other half is truly feeling. ‘Can’t Be Sure’ layers itself slowly, adding distorted layer upon layer the further into the track you go, however, the accompanying video of a close, high angle shot, encapsulates Rose’s idea beautifully, capturing the rawness and desire for connection perfectly.