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MIDLAKE

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.

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BALLET SCHOOL

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.

 

NADINE SHAH

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

British born by way of Norwegian and Pakistani parentage, NADINE SHAH is a vocalist/pianist from a small town called Whitburn. She signed with R&S imprint Apollo Records and is out with  her  amazing  album ‘ Love  Your Dum and Mad ‘. Listen the single Dreary Town on Soundcloud

 

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BLOOD ORANGE

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Devonté Hynes has produced a lot of music , some for others and some for himself under the name of  BLOOD ORANGE . “Cupid Deluxe” is the new album by Blood Orange and it’s out now on Domino Records. Follow on TUMBLR and listen on SOUNDCLOUD.

MONEY

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The last British next big thing comes from Manchester and made ​​his debut with the intense “The Shadow Of Heaven” by the influential London label Bella Union (Beach House, Department Of Eagles, Fleet Foxes, John Grant, Midlake). MONEY arrive for the first time  live in Italy  with their dark and epic sounds halfway between Wu Lyf and Fleet Foxes. Check tour dates and follow on LONELY SEXY DEATH.

BROODS

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The brand New Zealand talent BROODS with only one song out have done speak about them. Listen ‘ Bridges ‘ on Soundcloud

GLASSER

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Echoes of Bjork on the new amazing album ‘ INTERIORS’ of Cameron Mesirow aka GLASSER  on True Panther Sounds. Out Now !

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DREAM KOALA

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Dream Koala doesn’t suddenly emerge on your music shelf. He doesn’t hustle our ways either ; this is a portrait that some chroniclers without inspiration may decide to make of him. No thanks. Dream Koala is one of these friends that announces himself, he is here at home, he settles and takes his eases. As if you always had his beats ringing in your ears, he’s a friend who whispers alleviating and promising marvelous notes.

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BASECAMP

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Nashville-based producers Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon and Jordan Reyes have teamed up to form  Basecamp, a silky smooth R&B/electro outfit that operates in a minimally dark style . Their debut single “Emmanuel” is a perfect marriage of chopped percussion, slow-moving rumbling bass and articulated vocals.  Basecamp are set to release a four track EP soon: in the  meanwhile follow and listen to them on Soundcloud.

FRANKIE ROSE

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Frankie Rose is an American vocalist, songwriter, and musician living in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She was an original member of the garage rock acts Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls. Now she is out with her new personal album ‘ Herein Wild’  via Fat Possum Records. Follow and listen her at  Miss Frankie Rose

 

CUUSHE

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Kyoto native dream pop artist Cuushe  (who recently toured with Grouper in Japan), using her mesmerizing airy vocals as the main instrument, Cuushe composes pop-infused electronic music that is lovable and yet uniquely different from any other song-based pop sounds out there. Together with the delicate lyrics penned by her, the multi-talented cuushe beautifully projects a subtle musical world that is carefully wrapped with sensitive emotion and fragile memories. Her first  ep ‘Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream’ was featured Julia Holter, artwork by Rachel Evans (Motion Sickness Of Time Travel) and mastered by Miles Whitaker (Demdike Stare/Pendle Coven). Cuushe now is out with her  first album name ‘ Butterfly Case’ on Flau Records and  you  can listen it on stream  via Soundcloud

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CLARA ENGEL

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Clara Engel is an independent, multi-faceted artist and musician based in Toronto, Canada. She has independently recorded and released eight albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from all the world. Clara Engel recently wrote and recorded a soundtrack for the short film “We Are Not Here” directed by Aaron Mirkin, due out in early 2013, and is currently mixing a new album “Ashes and Tangerines,” due for release in 2013 through Talking Skull, a Montreal-based label.

Follow  and listen her on Clara Engel / Bandcamp

CHELSEA WOLFE

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Chelsea Wolfe is a L.A based songwriter and also one of my favorite current artist. She is out with her 4th  amazing album  ‘Pain is Beauty’ on Sargent House Records. Chelsea Wolfe will be touring Europe in October .Check dates , follow and listen on CW.

 

JESSY LANZA

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The Canadian Jessy Lanza has a background as a singer and skilled piano scholar, and the duo share a mutual love of collecting the old hardware synths and drum machines that grace this collection of songs.  Jessy Lanza’s debut album , ‘ Pull My Hair Back ‘,  co-written with Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys ia a 2013 flagship for what electronic pop could sound like, stripped of bloated , behaviourist impulses that treat listeners like lab rats. Follow Jessy Lanza on Twitter.

 

 

 

VANDANA JAIN

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Raised in India and educated in London, Vandana Jain has collected an eclectic tapestry of both musical and aesthetic influences over the years, all of which find a place in the music. Everything from Portishead to Pink Floyd, the rave scene in London and Indian pop music lend to her layered style of glitchy beats, electronic swells and heavy psych rock flares that lay beneath Jain’s emotive front and center vocal play.Although the project is primarily a solo effort, live Vandana teams up with Yusuke Yamamoto, a New York based artist and musician. Together they re-worked the set with live vocals over thick club beats and spontaneous loops for her monthly residency spot at East Village club NUBLU, as well as Brooklyn side mainstays like 285 Kent, Cameo Gallery and The Rock Shop.Brooklyn-based graphic designer turned performance artist Vandana Jain shares her seductive new single “Mask” , the second offering from her forthcoming full-length debut ANTI VENUS due out 10/1: The multi-tiered track follows not only movements through glitchy soundscapes and textured beats, it also shifts through sprawling emotional conflict; Jain says the new single covers “angst, irritation, ghosts, masked attitudes, self scrutiny and finally, there is hope”.Follow Vandana Jain 

AGNES OBEL

Posted on July 18, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel is a singer, songwriter and danish musician. Watch the little teaser of her next album ‘ Aventine’ on YOU TUBE out the 30.09.2013. Agnes Obel is on Tour in Italy in these days, save the dates and follow her at AGNES OBEL.

STILL CORNERS

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Still Corners  is the musical project of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. The London-based duo signed with record label Sub Pop  is out now after  their first full-length debut ‘Creatures of  an hour’ with their second album ‘Strange Pleasures’ a mixture of melancholic, dreamy and electronic music.

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ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF

Posted on July 3, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Anna Von Hausswolff  is a swedish singer, pianist and songwriter. She supported many artists on tour like Tindersticks, Taken by Trees and Lykke Li. Anna Von Hausswolff  is famous for her expressive voice, her live performances and often is compared to Kate Bush.

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WATER

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

WATER  – British Indian Territory – is an enigmatic new artist. He deliver us a new amazing EP -LUNE feat. STONE FOX  on its website for a free download. At the moment, simply the best music in circulation! Download Here

IAMAMIWHOAMI

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

IAMAMIWHOAMI is an electronic music and multimedia project by Swedish singer- songwriter Jonna Lee . The project was conceived together with Lee’ s long time producer, Claes Bjorklund.  Critically well- received,  music and visuals contain elements of electronic music  sub-genres such as ambient, synthpop, dream pop and trip hop. Last concept album ‘ BOUNTY ‘ is out on TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Records and two new remixes by Moby and Joe Goddard are online to be heard at Soundcloud.

NOMI RUIZ

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Forget the Hercules and Jessica6 now Nomi Ruiz goes solo with her new ‘ Borough Gypsy Mixtape’ to discover the roots of soul and hip-hop. Nomi Ruiz, born in New York city in 1986,  is on tour in Europe (Italy included) w/ COCOROSIE, check dates here.

Listen ‘ Borough Gypsy Mixtape’ on Soundcloud

THUMPERS

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

THUMPERS are comprised of long friend Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. -their colourful, exuberant alt- pop celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories.

‘Underkinder’ (A Tougher Love) was recorded in their Warwickshire hometown where the London -based duo decamp to write and produce all of their music. The single features additional vocals from Marcus’ sisters – true to the band’s tight knitted collaborative vision – alongside astral synths and lush melodies to create their headly blend of modern pop:

Their EP ‘ Unkinder’ is out now on Transgressive Records

GEORGE MAPLE

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, GEORGE MAPLE  is out now with her follow up single “Fixed” to last years incredibly buzzy debut track UPHILL which will be released via TULUUM RECORDS. Having already received recognition from her collaborations with close friends FLIGHT FACILITIES, playing shows around Europe and the States, and more recently from her input on the globally hyped FLUME LP with her vocal on the co- written BRING YOU DOWN; she has received support from the likes of The Guardian, who have hailed her the new queen of reined- electro-soul.
George Maple is recording new material in London and working on her live show.

Follow GEORGE MAPLE on  Soundcloud

VALENTINA

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Valentina is a London based singer- songwriter  -it ‘s all in her voice – a quite spectacular treasure  which creates an almost chest-tightening intensity in the audience when she performs live. Valentina is out on May with a new ep “Wolves” on Greco-Roman Records.

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WOMAN ‘ S HOUR

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Woman’s Hour are four piece band based in London, formed in 2001. The band consists of siblings Fiona Jane (vocals) and William (guitar), along with Nick (bass) and Josh (keyboards). Their stripped back music plays with dense sounds and dead space, held together by patient grooves and an upfront honest delivery.

Woman’s Hour on Soundcloud

SHE AND HIM, VOLUME 3

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

With fourteen songs – 11 Deschanel and 3 covers – Volume 3 is an effortlessy, effervescent, bleached-out -in -the -sun  pop record. The album features some of the most dynamic, complex songs.  The ‘ New Girl ‘ Zooey Deschanel has ever written, allowing for tempo shifts, disco grooves, string arrangements on multiple tracks, and horn flourishes that perfectly suit the She & Him sound .Produced by M. Ward, and recorded in Los Angeles, Portland and New York City, Volume 3 features guest contributions from NRBQ’ s Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Pierre de Reeder from Rilo Kiley and Tom Hagerman from Devotchka.

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BANKS

Posted on April 30, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Banks is a Los Angeles native and self – taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. She will soon release her debut album on IASOUND records in early summer 2013. Prepare for the new bomb-Indie girl.

Banks on TMBLR

 

SOHN

Posted on April 24, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Sohn is a Vienna- based British artist who makes vocal -led, sumptuously produced pop songs for the soul. Just signed for the 4AD records  is out now with the first single ‘Bloodflows’.  Listen it on Soundcloud

ALICE RUSSELL

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Alice Russell is a natural, pure natural talent of the ‘nu soul’. She released her 5th solo album, ‘To Dust’ where sees  exploring every letter of the soul lexicon and beyond to create her dynamic sound. This is the first solo album from her since 2008′ s acclaimed ‘ Pot Of Gold ‘ , marking the next step forward in a remarkable career which has seen this diminutive Brit universally acknowledge as one of the best soul voices of our time.

Listen her music on Soundcloud

oOoOO

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

 oOoOO aka the electronic musician Chris Dexter, after a series of EPS on Tri Angle records will release the brand new debut album on June ‘ Without Your Love’ via his own Nihjgt imprint. Listen the new track ‘ Stay here’ and many more on his Soundcloud.

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RHYE, WOMAN

Posted on April 3, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

RHYE are composed by the Canadian Mike Milosh and the Danish Robin Hannibal. They released singles “Open” and “The Fall” online without much detail that led to speculation about the band. “Woman’ ,the debut album, confirm the L.A.  based dream pop duo as one of the best indie bands actually on the scene. ‘Woman’ is made of lush ballads arranged for piano, violin and synths with Sade -inspired vocals. Intimate and cozy, it sounds as if lead singer Mike Milosh is whispering in your ear.

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THE SISTER CRYSTALS, NEW SINGLE “FOR SO LONG”

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Sister Crystals are  boyfriend/girlfriend dream-pop duo once known as The Magic City. ‘Little Bits ‘ EP is out on Feeltrip Records. ‘For So Long’ is the first single from their debut album that will be out late Spring 2013. Check them out!

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WOODKID, THE GOLDEN AGE

Posted on March 20, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The French Yoann Lemoine is a music video director, graphic designer, and musician born in 1983.  Over the past three years, Lemoine has directed videos for Moby, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Yelle. After releasing many award-winning videos, such as his animation work for “Aides Graffiti,” he released his first EP this past March 2012 and now he is back ,under  the moniker WOODKID, with his first album ‘ The Golden Age’. 

http://www.woodkid.com/

NUDE, THE IRREPRESSIBLES

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

“Performance Orchestra: Iconoclasts. Post – Modern Art Pop colliders. Real emotions no lies. Music for your ears and visions for your eyes. Thoughts about life and hope for tomorrow. The  new selection of the leader Jamie McDermott  is out now with the album “Nude” .Follow and listen The Irrepressibles Here

HK119

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

HK119  aka Heidi Kilpelainen is a multimedia artist who incorporates performance, dance, art, fashion, stage design, video and music into her work.

The single  ‘Snowblind ‘ is out now on One Little Indian Records .Follow and listen  the new songs from the upcoming  ‘IMAGINATURE ‘ album on UK119

 

 

INC.

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

No world” by INC .  The Debut Album Out Now via 4AD.

“One of the best albums of 2013.” – Notion – Album Of The Month

“Inc. liberate R&B in impressive style.” – MOJO (4/5)

“A sound that’s familiar, but contagious.” – NME (8/10)

“The heartfelt, complex sound is completely cutting edge.” – LA Times

“No world is a fully-formed, splendidly fluid soundtrack to seduction… These gifted siblings have come of age.” – BBC

Inc. is refreshing, but not because it’s ordinary. Its fusion of smoky, high-pitched vocals and soulful, tricked out sounds is heady, sensual music, the type that both unsettles you with its cryptic shrieks and soothes you with its familiar rhythms.” – Fader

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DAUGHTER

Posted on February 19, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

 

Daughter are Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli & Remi Aguilella from London. Daughter’s debut album ‘If You Leave’ is released on the 18th March in UK & Europe (via 4AD) & 30th April in North America (via Glassnote).
Follow Daughter Here .

WOMAN E AND THE PERFECT POP SONG

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

When asked how to sum up their music they normally respond with some sort of juxtaposition: “decadence and decay” or “melancholy disco”, but ultimately they say, if you strip away all the smug adjectives, it’s really just pop.
London duo Woman E, who are confusingly made up of London born Ria Berlin and Berlin born OoverMatic, decided 3 years ago to put something back into pop music that seemed to have gone missing over the years: a point of view. “We thought it was dull how pop music rarely dealt with anything but lyrical clichés and that it was missing out on the opportunity to be subversive. Subversion is not the prerogative of guys with guitars or people who shout a lot” And so they stumbled into their first juxtaposition: subversive pop. OoverMatic, who had cut his teeth as musical director of fashion uber-icon Comme des Garçon, says he learned there how friction is the strongest creative fuel. “It’s easy to put two things of a kind together, but when you can make something coherent out of opposites then you have created something amazing.” Continue Reading →

WIDOWSPEAK

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Widowspeak is an American rock & roll band.The new album “Almanac” is out now worldwide on Captured Tracks. Watch the last video ‘Locusts’ on You Tube  or follow them Here.

TORO Y MOI

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Toro Y Moi is out on January 22 with his new amazing album ‘Anything In Return via Carpark Records. Follow him now on tour in Europe and watch the last video singles of ‘ So Many Details’ and ‘ Say That’ by clicking here.