‘The Wheel’ is the fun and futuristic new single from duo TSHEGUE. TSHEGUE are a French-Congolese Afropunk band featuring lead singer Faty Sy Savenet and French-Cuban producer Nicolas Dacunha. After gaining fans like Mura Musa and Vice from their debut EP as well as a MTV UK VMA nomination, TSHEGUE are a band on the rise, with “The Wheel” being top evidence of it.
The song from the get go is a massive banger with the opening notes of bass of drums hitting hard. The sparse rhythmic vocals from lead vocalist Faty Sy Savanet kick in along a syncopated glitchy electro beat, creating what is a truly infectious song from the unique and progressive duo. To learn more on TSHEGUE and stream “The Wheel” then look no further than below…
Melbourne garage band and psych-rockers, Money For Rope have released an artsy video for their new single ‘Actually’. The track is lifted from their upcoming album ‘Picture Us’ which is due out on March 8th, is in full black and white, fast paced and created in one night by one of the the bands two drummers (yes, I said the band has two drummers), Eric Serba. It features a series of sequential photos taken at the bands rehearsal space.
Speaking about the process, Scerba says; “The photos were very much on the fly although I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like. It was pretty much impossible to know the timing of everything, but there’s a part in the song where the crash hits with a shot of me hitting the crash and it just worked.Sometimes that shit happens. There’s a kinda psychedelic aspect to it all which I liked –using the images to do different things like capture some of us in two places at once. The black and white makes it more nightmarish. We wanted to have all the shots happen at once so it had a constant flow of momentum.The hardest part was editing,as 25 frames a second doesn’t match the song’s bpm.”
View the fun and unique clip for ‘Actually’ below and to learn more aboutthe band ‘Money For Rope’ as well as pre-order ‘Picture Us’…
Today I bring you ‘Child Grows Old’ a fun and wistful electro-pop ditty by Sydney-based Electronic-Shoegaze duo, Micra. The duo is comprised of Producer/Guitarist Robbie Cain from Australia and Bulgarian Singer Ivana Kay.
Singer Ivana Kay’s atmospheric, breathy yet luscious vocals bounce along the synth and guitar drove track. Providing a unique contrast along with the beachy vibes, 90s shoegaze rhythm, and melodies that also feature prominently throughout the track.
Member Robbie Cain said he drew inspiration from such artists as Zero 7, Deerhunter, and Beach House looking to add his own contemporary take on it. It’s something which he and his bandmate Ivana have successfully done on this single. The song also succeeds well in its lyric ability, easily stoking the listeners sense of nostalgia without coming across dated. This was something supremely important to the band considering what the song is about according to Robbie Cain. A song about moving forward and not staying stagnant, and the struggles that could bring.
“The song explores a time in life which felt like nothing had changed for too long. Waiting around for something to happen without knowing where to begin. It’s an internal conversation about forcing yourself to jump into the next phase of life and facing the obstacles that come out of that.”
– Robbie Cain
Check out the beautiful and tender new single ‘Child Grows Old’ by MICRA and be sure to learn more about them on their socials and official website all of which are listed below!
Today I bring you, Blinky Bill, he’s a Kenyan Rapper and Producer hailing from Nairobi. The rapper, whose real name is Bill Ochieng Sellanga got his moniker from a childhood nickname that just stuck. His new track ‘Showdown’ from his self-produced debut album (out October 19 on the French label The Garden) ‘Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales’ is a must listen! This Electronic tinged jam is a genre-bending number that features elements of 90s Rap, 70s Funk, African Drums (a huge nod to the Rappers’ heritage). Along with a super heavy futuristic bass line, that’s reminiscent of Industrial rock from late 80s and early 90s.
“Blinky says of the track; “I was experimenting with bass sounds in the studio. I love how Busta and Missy made songs that referenced African percussion and I wanted to make something in the same spirit but with my own vibe, that bridges African drum and bass that I’ve heard in the countryside and how that links to electronic music. Plus I had been making a lot of music thatis heavy and political lately and I wanted for this beat, to make a song to make girls/women feel good about themselves.”
The lyrics within the raps in this song are quite clear and concise. Yet they keep a great rhythmical and melodic quality to them. The song also has a fun message to it instead of a heavy one which makes ‘Showdown’ a perfect addition to any party playlists, or really to just to vibe to. It’s definitely a big mood. So hit play on this track now.
The guys of ‘Sunset Sons’ are back with a new one!
Hey, guys, I wanted to talk to you about another song from the band ‘Sunset Sons’ and that is ‘Love Lights’. Both tracks are from their upcoming EP, ‘The River’ which you should definitely check out when it’s released (all the info is below). But today I wanted to focus on the aforementioned song ‘Love Lights’. Yes, this is a band I’ve just gotten into after hearing the track ‘Running Man’ A song which had elements of surf rock and early Kings Of Leon. I thought I had their sound. But no, Sunset Sons has managed to do a complete 360° on ‘Love Lights’, creating a fun gem of an Alterna-Pop song. Featuring lots of bouncy rhythms, chanting choruses, even a few R&B nods here and there, plus a lot more electronic influences. But the growling tones in the singers’ vocals is one of the things that stays strong and evident throughout the song. Driving home the songs central theme, Love. It’s distinct and evident. It’s something that makes Sunset Sons not only relatable but stand out and most notably in this song.
Hey, guys this will be a quick one! But I just wanted to talk to you about new song I’m digging and just playlisted, It’s by Sunset Sons and it’s called“Running Man”. It’s the first track off their upcoming EP “River” which is due out July 6. The EP will be produced by Catherine Marks (The Big Moon, Foals).
The song starts out with a quite jovial rymthm with jangly guitars, tambourines and earthy drums until the lead singers vocals kick in. The band, consisting of Rory Williams (Lead Vocals, Keys), Jed Laidlaw (Drums) and Pete Harper (Bass) all hail from the U.K. and Australia are described as a surf indie rock group. But in this track I can hear faint echoes of Mumford and Sons, Kings Of Leon and Of Monsters and Men just as much as artists like The Beach Boys. The lyrics are pleading, freeing and quite beautiful. All take on a frenzied place as the track progresses in a fun almost stomp along rollicking manner. My favorite part is the refrain “How long will I be a running man?”