Listen to Love Stories below.
‘Days and Weeks and Hours’ Tracklist:
2. Morning Comes
3. Baby Low
4. Song for F
6. Seagull Stars
7. To see and to Discover
New Portals have today released the video for their new song ‘Sober’, taken from their highly acclaimed new EP, Golden Hour.
The video features New Portals’ Ruth Aicken dancing among a kaleidoscopic wave of visuals. The song celebrates the very real option of enjoying sobriety, which finds Ruth singing, “I like to party when we’re sober” in her hypnotic hushed coo. The song is awash with beautiful acoustic guitar intertwined with slow-jam electronics.
Regarding the new single New Portals say, “‘Sober’ is about your ‘desert island friend’, the friend where you would be perfectly entertained if you were stuck on a desert island with them. No need for external help to have fun, ‘Sober’ is a celebration of this type of bond that we all need.”
‘Sober’ is taken from the recently released Golden Hour EP, which received great support from the likes of Vogue, Clash, Line Of Best Fit and many more. The EP also features the moving ballad ‘Chasing Shade’, the lush lounging indie of ‘Do It Right’ and the mellow R&B tinged ‘Locked Down’.
The Golden Hour EP follows the band’s debut EP Stereo released earlier this year to more great praise from the likes of the Metro, The Guardian, Dork Magazine, Missguided, Pretty 52, 1883, Galore, Pop Dust and many more.
New Portals have also received strong support from BBC Radio 1, with Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens particularly big champions of the band at the station. They’ve been featured in a host of high profile Spotify playlists and receive regular in-store rotation at a number of leading UK high street brands too. The band have also been developing increasing transatlantic appeal, having completed their first US tour last year and playing a number of shows at SXSW 2017.
As 2018 fast approaches, New Portals are continuing to prove they are formidable new force on the electronic indie pop landscape.
Brought to you from idyllic Vienna, Hunger are an electronic pop/rock band with a moody but melodic blend of alt-rock and synth-pop. They released their new EP Amused in early December and have delighted critics and fans alike with what has been described by Red Bull Music as “dark electronic pop/rock at its finest.”
Hunger have shared stages with some big names – Alt-J, Phoenix, Feist, Sohn, Milky Chance, and The Strumbellas, and they have piqued the interest of of a string of tastemaker publications. Their Youtube videos have racked up over five hundred thousand views and they also featured as the soundtrack to Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why.’
Daniel Rumpel and Johannes Herbst and Lucas Fendrich are the men behind the music, and alongside producer Dan Weller, they worked on bringing a vast cinematic sound to Amused. The album digs deep into the undercurrents of alt-rock and synth-pop, and is a pleasantly accessible offering. Right from the start with title track and opener ‘Amused,’ Hunger bring you in and captivate you for the entirety of Amused EP.
New York’s newest alt-rock outfit The Nectars have released their debut single ‘Heaven’, a gritty, punk-inspired belter coated with rock ‘n’ roll sass.
Breaking out of the suburbs of New Jersey, the four-piece consisting of members Jon Paul (bass / vocals), Mike Montalbano (drums / vocals), Michael Baron (guitar / vocals) and lead vocalist Jessica Kenny, have created a style that’s edgy, energetic and full of attitude.
Their punk-inflamed guitars, inventive harmonic motion, trashy beats and raw vocals lay a foundation that’s as influenced by EDM and funk as it is by their scorching live performance. Their approach harks back to the New York punk / pop scene of the late 70’s, but brings a modernity of sound that these new millennial tech-savvy creatives can lay claim to.
Despite rising label interest the band, who formed in late 2016, like to do things their own way and after scouting studios for free recording time and self-creating videos, these cult fashionistas are forging a free spirited DIY approach to their first releases.
Live, the band excite fans with turbulent and electrifying performances and with lots of new music, visuals and shows in the pipeline, The Nectars are one band not to be missed for 2018!
Listen to ‘Heaven’ below.
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Thomas excels in the sort of wandering, hypnotic codas that instantly recall a feeling of aloneness, a feeling of sequestering oneself to a closet-sized bedroom even as the city keeps moving around you. The stories he tells are full of intimate moments and observations: a walk home from a lover’s apartment, a long night drive back upstate, a quiet Wednesday morning existential crisis. The sense of discovery that comes with being young in a city with a new person, and the sense of loss when that novelty is gone. Another Age is indoor music at its most expansive, rock and roll held at arm’s