Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hype: Don't You Know

In a post-Beyoncé at Glastonbury summer, it's time to break out the sunscreen and put away the umbrellas, to coax the sun out of hiding and tell the clouds that we don't want them anymore. It's time for We Humans.

The Shropshire four-piece have now emerged from months spent hidden away in studios and practice rooms fully formed, armed with an arsenal of pop tunes and a string of live dates. The first of which will be The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on 9th July, with further dates in Birmingham, Manchester and London yet to be announced.

Check out the baggy-flavoured One In A Million and head over to their Facebook here, where you can hear two even larger slices of pop music.

We Humans - One In A Million

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Plug: Undiscovered Treasure

In yet more Kwes related news, he's unearthed another gem for the second release on his Bokkle label.

This time around it's Brixton via Moscow's diamond in the rough Bella Wilde with her debut single - the double sided Note / Without You.

It's the first glimpse of a number of ethereal and intensly personal tracks that Bella and Kwes (production / co-writing) have worked on together, which came about through a mutual friend and a mutual love of naturalism in sound, and you can jump on that now via iTunes here or preview Without You right here...

Bella Wilde - Without You

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

In Motion: We're Stuck With We

Elan Tamara - Don't Know Why (dir. Megan Sharp)

Here's the box fresh video for Don't Know Why, the lead track from long time IT favourite Elan Tamara's third EP, Organ.

Organ comes across as a far more intimate collection of tracks compared to her two previous EP's, as if there's a more grounded focus to them. It also seems to carry far more emotional weight in both the songwriting and scale of the instrumentation, which brings out even more depth in her unique vocal.

As ever, it's produced by the one and only Kwes and is out now on Big Dada. You can hear it in all its grace (and also purchase it) via Amazon here.

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