Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled drums with Hot Chip-ish falsetto spells.
Barbarossa – “Turbine” (Official Video)
New album Bloodlines is out on the Memphis Industries label this summer.
This five-year-old knows how to bust a move.
Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video)
“Platoon” is released via Chess Club Records on July 15.
More from London’s Jungle here.
Future-funked acid house all day.
Watch the accompanying video that resembles the 3D graph blueprints on the 4D desk of some 5D cosmic alien architect.
Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice” (Official Video)
More from the London electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco here.
More from the Belfast electronic music duo Bicep at their excellent, house history-reverent Feel My Bicep blog here.
West Midlands, UK producer Stephen Wilkinson bka Bibio returns with Silver Wilkinson, a new album of his lo-fi, 70s-soaked, indie electronic soul sound.
Lead single “À Tout à l’Heure” couldn’t be more organic even if it was covered in soil and heavily marked up in price at a farmer’s market; it was produced outdoors in Wilkinson’s garden using his 12-string guitar, MPC sampler, microphone, and cassette recorder, in addition to an assortment of random objects found in the garden used for percussion. I’m picturing him fashioning an arena rock drum-kit from several garden gnomes, stones, bird-feeders, and patio furniture.
Bibio – “À Tout à l’Heure” (Official Video)
Silver Wilkinson is out now on Warp Records.
If Bonobo was signed to Brainfeeder, he might sound a lot like south-east London producer Ben Hayes.
“Colours” is a slow, late-night, introspective excursion into lightly-dusted beats, burgundy upright bass, sparse piano flourishes, and the searching, soulful vocals of Naomi Banks.
Ben Hayes ft Naomi Banks – “Colours” (Free Download)
Download Ben’s new EP released via Quite Alright Records for free here.
Singer-songwriter Valerie June was raised in Jackson and Humboldt, Tennessee, one hour from Memphis and two hours from Nashville, which serves as an accurate musical GPS for her blues- and country-influenced sound, aptly described by Valerie as “organic moonshine roots music.”
Fairly sure that “Organic. Moonshine. Roots. Music.” is the entire four-word business plan for every Silverlake vegan cafe in existence.
Valerie June – “Workin’ Woman Blues” (Official Video)
“Workin’ Woman Blues” is the debut single to be taken from Valerie June‘s brand new album Pushin’ Against a Stone, out now on Rob da Bank’s dashingly dapper Sunday Best label in the UK and released August 13 in the US.