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Jon Hopkins – “Opalescent” reissued

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   Jon Hopkins‘ debut album, Opalescent, was reissued and remastered for the first time last week in celebration of the 15th anniversary of its release in a special edition 2 LP gatefold with liner notes. , and now there is a new video to accompany album track ‘Cold Out There’.

 

Flying Saucer Attack – “Instrumental no 7”

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The amazing Bristol, England-based ambient/folk/noise band Flying Saucer Attack haven’t released an album since 2000’s Mirror, but today they’ve appeared as if out of nowhere, with the announcement of a new LP, Instrumentals 2015, and a new song, “Instrumental no 7.”

New bands to watch for in this 2015

New Bands You Have to Hear

2015 is already here, and there are some good recommended bands or artists you should listen to:

 1.You The Living deals  in a brilliant wash of Darkwave, Post-Punk, No Wave, Electronic music with their captivating demos:

2. Super Besse are two skinny teenagers who have dug deep into music history to take inspiration from Factory Records. Post punk of the early eighties and translate it through their own uncertain world of the modern times:

3. Beaty Heart sounds like Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend or Clock Opera. New album ‘Mixed Blessings’ was released on June 2nd:

4. Faerground Accidents is a four piece band from Sheffield, it’s a kind of Brett Anderson who wears his lipstick that’ll make Robert Smith of the Cure wince with jealousy…and the tunes kind of Smiths, Libertines and late ’80s Wedding Present flavours…

5. Bete Noire  is a Londoner five piece band who described itself as being spiky, edgy, sultry and downright infectious. For Interpol, Bloc Party or Placebo listeners, check them out:

6. Blossoms supporters of Inspiral Carpets in their tour, these Stockport five-piece Blossoms have opted to invent their very own sub-genre: Ethereal Nostalgic Sonance. Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors. Blossoms’ brand new track, “Blow” was released on October 20th via The Coral’s James Skelly’s label.

7. Lola in Slacks come from Glasgow.The group is fronted by spell-binding femme fatale, Lou Reid, whose voice fuses Eartha Kitt and Marianne Faithfull. They produce a sexy garage swagger of The Velvet Underground with a confidence kind of Tim Buckley. A new single is expected early 2015, hopefully a new album:

8. Good Grief is the wonderful wonderful debut album by Grawl!x, the solo project of ex-My Psychoanalyst singer and guitarist James Machin. He’s publishing a varied record that starts out with simple piano and a string quartet arrangement, a gentle opening that acts as a sort of ‘reset’ button on your world, readying you for the 9 tracks that follow. Due Feb 2015.

9. Deers create a scratchy indue cranked with fuzz furnace live. They come from Madrid:

10. Johnny Sly are a band from Manchester making music they love for the sake of making music they love. Some great twitchy indie tracks with big band glow on their Lost Thoughts EP.

Ólafur Arnalds – The Invisible Front EP

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In 2012 Ólafur wrote the music for “The Invisible Front”, a historical film about the armed resistance against the Soviet occupation in Lithuania. The film was only just released in 2014 and to celebrate that he has created this FREE EP with music from the film. Enjoy!

 

A Winged Victory for the Sullen – “Atomos” on streaming

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“Music conceived to make listeners feel eerily, gloriously lost.” Stream “Atomos” here now: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=350636690&m=351167594

Kiasmos – “Bent”

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 Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have banded together as Kiasmos. Today, they share “Bent”, a new track from their upcoming debut LP due 27th Oct via Erased Tapes.

Tracklist:

1. Lit
2. Held
3. Looped
4. Swayed
5. Thrown
6.Dragged
7. Bent
8. Burnt

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – ‘Gone Girl (Motion Picture Soundtrack)’

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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and producer Atticus Ross have just teased the soundtrack for the movie, Gone Girl. The film is out 3rd October. Listen on streaming now: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/25/350948108/first-listen-trent-reznor-atticus-ross-gone-girl-motion-picture-soundtrack#playlist

 

Jon Hopkins – “Asleep Versions” EP

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Jon Hopkins has announced a new EP coming on Domino this autumn, titled Asleep Versions. The EP includes a semi-acoustic re-interpretation of ‘Form By Firelight’ featuring additional vocals from Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist Raphaelle Standell.Check out the trailer for the release below: