The Playlist, March 5th 2014
This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.
Indiana / Solo DancingLABEL: Sony / CONTACT: Annabel Crowhurst: email@example.com
Described as "blending dark disco beats and Italo synths with hypnotic lyrics" by Digital Spy, this track from the Nottingham singer/songwriter is out on April 20. An eight-date UK tour will start in Southampton on March 27 with Bipolar Sunshine.
Dornik / ReboundLABEL: PMR / CONTACT: Kim Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before debuting his first solo track Something About You online last year, Dornik was known only as Jessie Ware’s drummer. He’s since received comparisons to the likes of Prince and Michael Jackson. His second single Rebound is out on March 10.
Roman Remains / AnimalsLABEL: H.O.T. Records / CONTACT: Rachel Hendry: email@example.com
This next single from The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss and Toby Butler's new project is out on March 4. Taken from upcoming album Zeal (out the same day) the duo have secured a label deal with the son of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Dhani Harrison’s H.O.T. Records.
Band Of Skulls / NightmaresLABEL: Electric Blues Recordings / CONTACT: James Windle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Already boasting a four star (out of five) review for their upcoming third album Himalayan, the second single to be released from the LP is out on March 31. The album (“loud, raucous and massive amounts of fun” says DIY magazine) will be released on the same day.
Broken Records / Toska EPLABEL: J Sharp / CONTACT: Jenna Jones: email@example.com
Following on from their second album Let Me Come Home, March 24 marks the return of the Scottish band with the release of their new EP and a short run of UK live dates in April. They’ll visit Glasgow, Leeds and London. Listen to Toska, produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian), here.
Justin Nozuka / Right By YouLABEL: Glassnote / CONTACT: Rowan Wilkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian-America singer/songwriter is set to release his third album Ulysees on April 1. This first single Right By You is out on March 31.
Annie Eve / SouthernLABEL: Young & Lost Club / CONTACT: Andy Neilson: email@example.com
22-year-old London based singer-songwriter Eve’s sound has been described as “Daughter/Cat Power-esque vocals with an acoustic twang”. Her self-penned and second EP Feversome is out on March 31. This lead single will be released on March 17.
Petra Mor / I Can (Make It Better)LABEL: Petra Records / CONTACT: Mark Loverush: firstname.lastname@example.org
A singer, songwriter, performer and model, Mor is influenced by her gospel choir past together with electronic and afrobeat music. The London based artist’s latest single is out now.
Amatorski / HudsonLABEL: Crammed Discs / CONTACT: Aoife Kitt: email@example.com
Amatorski are Belgian multi-instrumentalists Inne Eysermans and Sebastiaan van den Branden. This track, described as a “downcast slice of fidgety post-rock buffeted by big swathes of ominous synths” by the Guardian, is taken from their upcoming album From Clay To Figures – out on April 24. Hudson is out now.
Sunset Sons / Le Surfing EPLABEL: Unsigned / CONTACT: Steve Milbourne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in a surf community in Hossegor in South West France, this UK/Australian band hit No.6 on the UK iTunes Rock Chart. Despite no marketing or PR, they managed to reach the charts through building a core fan base in the surf and snowboarding community. They’ve since been booked for UK festivals this summer and will announce tour dates soon. Le Surfing EP is out now, check out the rest of the tracks here.