Posted on December 9, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
The Tokyo duo Jesse Ruins move from lush synth-pop to aggressive with their new album ‘Heartless ‘ out now on Desire Records. One of the best records of the year .
Posted on November 13, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Adam Bainbridge is a British Musician who perform under the name Kindness and talking about himself he says : “I’m not a skinny white guy,” “And I don’t belong in an indie band, thank you very much.” Kindness is out with a great new album ‘ Otherness’
Posted on September 3, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Hailing from Los Angeles, Wildcat ! Wildcat ! is the uplifting indie electro-pop project of vocalist/bassist Jesse Taylor, vocalist/keyboardist Michael Wilson, and vocalist/drummer Jesse Carmichael. Their music has reminiscences of that of MGMT . The debut album ‘ No Moon At All” is out now on Downtown Records.
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Bulgarian-born and Berlin-based wunderkind Denitza Todorova, better known as DENA, wields her signature blend of coy, clever rap hip-pop like a pro on her debut album, Flash. It’s a polished, sanguine record, celebrating the richness of hip hop while acknowledging its more ridiculous facets on tracks such as ‘Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools’, with its thick, thumping pulse and clichéd aspirations.
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander aka JJ is a band who realeses music through the Gotheburg – based indipendent label Sincerely Yours. The Swedish pop duo has unveiled “All White Everything”, the latest track from its upcoming album, ‘ V’ due out August 19th via Secretly Canadian.
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Australian born L.A.- based singer Tiaan and her sound can only be described as sexy. Blame her intimate, intense and hypnotic music or perhaps it’s the slow, sparse R&B beats, the deep, deep bass or the subject matter of some of her songs: passion-fueled affairs and the all-encompassing emotion they evoke. Mostly though, the steamy atmosphere derives from the Sydney-born singer’s sensuous vocals, infused with longing and delivering lyrics like secrets being shared.
Listen her amazing debut EP on Soundcloud.
Posted on July 2, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
The London based artist Tahliah Barnett aka know as FKA TWIGS is ‘ the next big thing’ on the music scene. After the past impressive extended plays Ep1 and Ep2 , FKA Twigs’ debut album , LP1, will be released on Young Turks On August 12.
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Posted on June 25, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
The English Band Fear Of Men arrives with his indie-pop dreamy and ethereal at the first official LP “Loom”, released by Kanine Records. The album has the water and the sea as a recurring theme and the influences of Young Marble Giants and Camera Obscura are always a point of reference for the guys from Brighton, two of which will accompany the stage in the new formation Kip Berman of The Pains live of Being Pure At Heart.
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Posted on June 18, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
The name of the band of Brooklyn is based on 1991 book written by Charles Augustus III. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are out with the third and mature album ‘Days Of Abandon ‘ with echoes of The Smiths and searching for the perfect indie pop song .
Posted on June 4, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Sebastien Tellier has released the new album ‘ L’ Aventura after most recent ”Confection ‘ on May 26th on French label Record Markers. The album was recorded in Rio De Janeiro and Paris . It features collaborations with two celebrated French artists—Jean-Michel Jarre and Philippe Zdar—as well as Brazilian musician Arthur Verocai, a respected figure in the country’s carioca music scene.
Posted on May 28, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Forget Mariah and Beyoncè , the new promise of the r&b from the West Coast is Efuro Chilombo aka Jhene Aiko with her mellow voice to get involved and her upcoming full-lenght debut ‘ Souled Out’ , due this summer.
Download her Sail Out EP on i-Tunes
Posted on May 21, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Sharon Van Etten is an American singer – songwriter from Brooklyn . Following on from her breakthrough LP ‘ Tramp ‘ back in 2102 , Sharon Van Etten will release a new record out next week on 26th May. ‘Are We There’ will be fully online streaming on line in advance .
Posted on May 14, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Wilsen is the creation of 24-year-old London native Tamsin Wilson. Alongside bandmates Johnny Simon Jr and Drew Arndt – both songwriters & producers in their own right – Tamsin Wilson’s passion is for the detail; each Wilsen song is tirelessly sculpted over time, building an atmosphere, a mood, a state of mind. Simon Jr’s minimalist guitar melodies and Arndt’s rhythmic basslines create a platform for the gossamer vocals of Tamsin Wilson, by turns ethereal and earthy, and the rich driving force behind Wilsen’s gentle rise. A self-recorded – over a week in rural Ontario – and self-released mini debut album ‘Sirens’ coincided with the trio’s decision to relocate to New York in the spring of 2012. The album showcased the warmth of Tamsin’s voice and a songwriting palette that moved between post-rock crescendos (‘Anahita’) and gentle folk intimacy (‘Dusk’).
The new ‘Magnolia’ EP will be released on the 19th of May .
Posted on May 7, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Douglas Dare is a London-based singer-songwriter, originally from the coastal town of Bridport, South West England.
The son of a piano teacher, Douglas began composing instrumental music from a young age but it was not until studying popular music at University in Liverpool in 2008 that he began songwriting. Douglas’ rich and haunting vocals are combined with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose, a writing style that gives his intimate songs wisdom far beyond his 23 years.
After supporting Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm on their recent tours, May 12th 2014 will see the release of his debut album ‘Whelm’.
Listen ‘Whelm’ on Erased Tapes
Posted on April 30, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Slow Club is Sheffield boy-girl duo Charles Watson (guitar, vocals, piano) and Rebecca Taylor (drums, vocals, guitar). The band formed in 2005 when they were both still teenagers and spent the next two years touring relentlessly around the North of England.
Now in 2014 we find Charles and Rebecca emerging from the studio again with what promises to be their career-defining album ‘ Complete Surrender’. Recorded with producer Colin Elliot, who previously helped create an equally widescreen sound on albums by Richard Hawley, ‘Complete Surrender’ touches on everything from Motown and the output of Memphis’ Stax Records to the immaculately produced pop of the 1970s, via Frankie Valli and David Bowie. The songs are certainly bigger and the pair have grown from a charmingly ramshackle teenage duo bursting with potential into a fully-formed, self-confident and impressively talented band.
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Posted on April 23, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Pawws, aka Lucy Taylor, is a singer/songwriter from North London. Classically trained on the flute and piano, she started PAWWS after playing and touring with numerous artists including Kele Okereke & MGMT . The First home demos were posted on Soundcloud late 2012 and received an incredible response overnight.
Listen to the new amazing single ‘ Sugar ‘ on her Soundcloud
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Waterfalls of cathedral reverb.
Raw intimacy with the endless haze of sultry summer synth.
Melodies rife with the delicacy of raw, unadulterated romance.
Lyrics emanating a requiem for often unrequited love.
Technicolor production with microscopic details.
The sad ending sensual.
A lot with very little.
Stacey is a singer and songwriter from Toronto and we love her.
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Posted on April 2, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Marika Hackman is a 22- year old South Devoner’s songwriter. Her style is often described as English Folk but with infusing traditionally of winding melodies , left-field production and a subtly accented vocal. ‘ The Deaf Heat ‘ new EP is released on 14 April via Dirty Hit Records. Listen also to “I Follow Rivers” (Lykke Li’s cover) on Soundcloud
Posted on March 26, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
A glistening slice of sun-drenched alternative /r&b. The impeccably crafted track – written, produced, arranged and mixed by the man himself – acts as the perfect introduction to this very special Southampton based artist. Listen to “Fresh Man Lemonade”, amazing song.
Posted on March 19, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Wilhelm Bearnhardt is a Brisbane-based Australian producer/designer who’s real name is Daniel J Skinner. Son of Brass player, WB grew up immersed into classical music and later discovered Electronic Music & Computer-based Production techniques. Technology was fundamental for him to experiment his orchestration and compositional ideas. His music, that captures specific aesthetics and values of past golden eras through a modern palette, is distributed via Bandcamp.
” My inspiration comes from many things. The way in which Mark Rothko’s large emotionally intense slabs of colour feather and melt into one another. Richard Wagner for his intensity and boldness, and his progressive storytelling. Alexander McQueen, who I feel shares a common aesthetic for combining golden era themes re-imagined for a vision of the future”
Posted on March 12, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Elephant are Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck and they represent a conclusion that songwriting and documentation should only be accomplished by the turn of night, and should never leave comfort and safety of the bedroom. Pre-order their debut album ‘ Sky Swimming’ out 28 April 2014 on Elephant ‘s website.
Posted on March 6, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
The Anchoress is a new music project of Catherine Anne Davis aka Catherine A.D. and Paul Draper, is best know as the erstwhile frontman of Mansun.
The first single ‘What Goes Around’ is set for release on 5th May 2014 as a limited edition heavyweight vinyl via the amazing Too Pure label (PJ Harvey, Stereolab, Hookworms).
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Yumi Zouma are a bunch of friends from New Zealand now living between New York and Paris. Their music is stylish, effortless and intuitive. Simple guitar notes sit atop programmed drums to create a subtle backdrop for lush and exploring female vocals. The four tracks on Yumi Zouma’s debut EP are timeless and instantly likable. Listen here on Soundcloud or buy it on I-tunes.
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Dmitry Kusmin aka Nuage from St.Petersburg (Russia) is a musical experiment that combines the atmosphere and groove of deep electronic. There are different thoughts inspired from deep house or garage to modern electronica mixed with a special touch.
Listen on Soundcloud last forthcoming ‘ Paris Calling ‘ EP
Posted on February 5, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Marissa Nadler is an american songwriter .Her new full length album ‘ July ‘ came ‘ out February 4th on Sacred Bones in North America and will be relasead February 10th on Bella Union for Europe. This record was produced by Randall Dunn (Wolves In The Throne Room, Earth, Sunn O)))) in Seattle, WA.
A mature dream – folk album with dark influences that you can listen some tracks on her Soundcloud
Posted on January 22, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
In a world of 24 hour party girls, Owlle is a rare creature of the night who finds her bliss in solitude. Her shadowy electropop tunes, like breakout singles “Ticky Ticky” and “Disorder,” reverberate with the tremors of midnight, and the eerie afterglow of dance floors long abandoned. They feel both futuristic and ancient — as does everything Owlle creates. Owlle’s background in fine art allows her to create a distinct world around her. From her art direction and cinematography to costuming choices, Owlle’s mesmerizing imagery is just as important as the music itself. The Owlle experience defies being contained to one form: the sound, style, and visuals must be taken as one convergent reality — a reality of a young artist’s own creation. Owlle is out now with the debut album ‘ France ‘ on I-tunes.
Posted on January 8, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe
Navvi is the experimental electro-pop project formed by Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger. The Seattle duo blends pop melodies with darker, looming beats and production. Equal parts UK-Dub with mainstream accessibility.
Listen on Soundcloud
Posted on December 11, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe
Brooklyn electronic duo CREEP ( Lauren Dillard and Lauren Flax ) are talented producers and Djs. They’ve worked with an amazing roster of artists from The XX to Nina Sky and Tricky. Now they are out with new album ‘ Echoes’ which is full of talented collaborations. Via Inertia Records.
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe
The lo-fi rock quintet MIDLAKE were formed in Denton, Texas, in 2000 by a group of musicians who had attended the North Texas School of Music. They issued their own EP, Milkmaid Grand Army, in 2001, and sold 1,000 copies at their Texas gigs. They attracted the attention of Simon Raymonde who signed them to his Bella Union label in the U.K., leading to European concerts and the recording of their first full-length album. After ten years of success the 4th studio LP ‘Antiphon’ is now out. One of the best 2013 albums, for sure.
Posted on November 27, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe
BALLET SCHOOL are a Berlin-based three-piece group consisting of vocalist Rosie Blair, guitarist Michel Collet and Louis McGuire on drums. The band have been playing together since December 2012. The amalgam of diverse influences of the three members briefly summed up is 80′s pop, shoegaze and RnB and the result is a vibrant and colourful new sound, created to be experienced live. Ballet School are out with the new amazing EP ‘Boys Again ‘ via Bella Union Records . Listen on Soundcloud.