Meet UK trio R I T U A L and their incredibly atmospheric debut offering ‘The Fall’. Driven by what’s essentially a hip-hop beat, the track is given extra live through the subtle soulful undertones and smooth electronics whilst the deep songwriting keeps you in check. The equally dark, and haunting music video is just as good; with it’s exquisitely shot clips of the sky, trees and crashing waves. Watch above, and enjoy!
Kelela x Le1f x P Morris - OICU
L.A. songstress Kelela teams up with rapper Le1f on ‘OICU’, a breezy affair which sees Hip Hop and R&B bound together in perfect harmony. The P.Morris produced record opens up with a hazy, auto-tuned verse from Le1f before our girl adds her own chilling voice to brighten up the pretty spooky soundscape. Put this on rotation asap!
Haim have just come out with one of the best music videos of the year (so far). It’s for their latest single ‘My Song 5' which featured on last year's debut Days Are Gone and also sees a guest verse from A$AP Ferg. With cameo appearances from Ezra Koenig, Ke$ha, Big Sean, Grimes and even their parents, the visual sees the sisters take over a fictional day-time talk show hosted by SNL’s Vanessa Bayer called Dallas Murphy. In two words? Ridiculously hilarious. Enjoy!
Artist Sarah Rosado creates these cool portraits of artists using Corn Flakes. Everyone from Drake, Micheal Jackson to John Lennon…check out her page for more
Every Other Freckle
Okay,so only alt-J are can have a line like ‘I wanna turn you inside out and lick you like a crisp packet' in their songs and make it sound so so good. Yes, the song in question is 'Every Other Freckle’, the latest to surface from the trio’s forthcoming This Is All Yours LP out next month. It’s no surprise that we’re thrown into a whirlwind of eclectic rhythms and snazzy vocal melodies; simply irresistible.
London songwriter Kwabs follows up his incredible Wrong or Right and Pray For Love EPs with ‘Walk’, a stand-alone single out next month. The track isn’t the same as what we’ve heard before, instead of the gushes of brooding R&Band soul inflections, we’re presented with Kwabs’ rich tones smothering a heavy, military-like marching drum, which is pretty refreshing. Listen up!
Lana del Rey’s Ultraviolence has been one of the highlights of the year so far; and there’s no stopping her. Earlier this week, Noisey premièred the music video for the title-track, and it sees the New York songstress dressed as a bride, as she walks and sings the song with all kinds of nonchalance in a floral setting. It’s simple, but executed well…
FKA twigs shared ‘Pendulum’, the follow up to the absolutely stunning ‘Two Weeks’, also lifted off her forthcoming debut album, LP1, out August 11/12(UK/US) via Young Turks. Twigs’ floaty vocals lift the jittery electronics we’ve come accustomed to and love to perfection. Damn that falsetto is fire!
Strangers In The Night
This Sivu cover of Frank Sinatra’s classic ‘Strangers In The Night' is so good, it deserves to be shared and embraced by all. The guitar laden track is taken from his recently released Miracle (Human Error) EP and beautifully echoes Sivu’s magnificent voice.
This. This is so beautiful. Ink that reacts and changes colour upon contact with air. And then, they go ahead and create the most incredible wearable piece with the textile. It’s unreal.