“A textural, psychedelic, electronic take on folky pop” - Dummy
“‘Crescent Moon’ was a melancholic electro-pop moment” - Notion
“There's something uncanny, something otherworldly about the music Labyrinth Ear create.” – Clash
"Makers of melancholic electro-pop from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, brought together by mutual tastes" - i-D “The duo [is] darkening their mystical, undulate patterns' tones and taking a further step towards Purity Ring’s haunting magic.” - The 405
London electronic duo Labyrinth Ear have recently announced that their debut album 'The Orchid Room' will be released on 22nd September. They will also release a deluxe edition of the album in the UK on the same day with exclusive new tracks, including LA producer Kauf's euphoric remix of lead single 'Lorna'.
They have just revealed the new video for album highlight 'Marble Eyes', which teams mysteriously eerie, fairy-tale imagery with the band's hazy blend of electronic pop.
Check it out here
Pre-order it here.
Belgian singer and model Jamie-Lee Smit; best known for being the vocalist of Gothic Metal band Azylya, is preparing to unveil her debut solo album. Her album "Mon Amour Monique", which was written, composed and produced by Riccardo Daga, will be released via Wormholedeath / Titans Lab
The record will be released worldwide in cooperation with a very strong label that will be announced soon.
The track-list is as follow:
Bye Bye You
L'amour De Freddy
Comme Un Soldat
Sur La Piste Des Elephants
Histoire De Serpent
Waiting For My Ghost
"Mon Amour Monique" is developed through an emotional mix of Indie Rock and New Wave deeply rooted in dreamy landscapes and narrating an heartfelt concept massively enhanced by dramatic French lyrics.
Azylya have released a critically acclaimed album and performed at big festivals like Metal Female Voices Festival, PPM Festival, Damen Of Darkness Festival and many more.
Rational Youth (most famous for their best-selling 1982 album "Cold War Night Life") and Psyche ( fronted by Canadian Darrin Huss and now based in Germany have been releasing classic synthpop records for 30 years), have both teamed up to cover AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' and release it on limited 7" vinyl through Artoffact Records.
Rational Youth recently reunited for shows in Canada, Sweden, and Norway, as well as an upcoming tour in Germany and Poland.
Psyche has released 11 studio albums and many other live, remix, and rarities collections on labels such as Artoffact, SPV, Metropolis, and New Rose.
The two artists have collaborated in the past, most recently touring together in Sweden, where they played "Thunderstruck" as part of their encore. The artists decided to record the cover, and it will be released on November 25th on three different 7" vinyl colors. The vinyl colors are even named to reflect the lyrics of the AC/DC hit: Shot-glass clear, Can I come again please? white, and Texas cheeseburger cheese orange.
The record comes in a 3mm spined-sleeve and is a design replica of the original 1990 Australian-issue sleeve for AC/DC's own Thunderstruck 7" (released on Albert Productions). More release details can be found here.
BAND INFO (Rational Youth)
HOME BASE: Canada
MEMBERS: Tracy Howe, Kevin Komoda, Gaenor Howe
GENRE: Synthpop, Electronic
BAND INFO (Psyche)
HOME BASE: Germany
MEMBERS: Darrin Huss, Stefan Rabura
GENRE: Synthpop, Electronic
Brit rocker Hannah Lou Clark has released her debut single via Gravy Records / Quatre Femmes Records and can be heard here.
Stereogum call it: "A study in nervous energy and restraint"
‘Silent Type’ is the title track from Hannah’s debut EP, which will be released 24/11/14. The EP has been written and recorded whilst living above a Quaker meeting house, taking inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below. Fond of writers like Charles Bukowski and Billy Childish, Hannah’s lyrics - much like their soundtrack - can be confrontational, and raw, with occasional intent to cause discomfort.
“They’re twisted...” she confesses, pausing until the silence becomes awkward, “...pop songs.”
"The Tallest Peak" is an experiment in poly-rhythms, with two loops phasing in 5/8 against 3/4 over a steady pulse, the whole song is essentially phased variations of the same key idea, it develops steadily towards the end for one final refrain.
Having been completed in the shortest timescale to-date (around 4 days in total), and only 3 days before release; "The Tallest Peak" is a re-visit to some more melancholy themes presented in May's "Porcelain".
Lyrically it spans vocalist, Jon Sinfield's continued grieving process, coupled with the effects of holding down shift work while pushing towards an application to become a teacher this coming year.
Stream & Purchase the new single, The Tallest Peak here:
Or listen to it below!
Guitarist, Tom Ridley says:
“Since the album format was conceived, the way in which music is made, sold and consumed has completely changed. Businesses battle to stay in the public eye, but bands are committed to the peaks and troughs of awareness that come with the album cycle. The other problem with that system, is by the time the music is heard, it’s already out of date. By releasing music every month, we’re as relevant as we possibly can be – our audience is listening to what inspired us just a couple of weeks ago. That’s a really cool position to be in.”
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