Fresh off her debut EP ‘Brave,’ Fran Lobo has enlisted fellow experimentalist and IDM producer Loraine James for a remix of the title track. The track is the first in a series of remixes for a forthcoming remix EP out at the end of the year. Loraine James released her debut album ‘You and I’ last year to critical acclaim. The Quietus named it the best album of the year, along with RA and Pitchfork, who featured her recently praising her ‘Fearlessly queer take on the sound of South London’.
East London based five-piece Roscoe Roscoe are the newest iteration of psychedelic music to emerge from the prolific capital, first noticed by many for their BBC televised performance at Glastonbury last year despite having no released music. Despite clear nods to a shared love of 60s counterculture, their take is not sheerly revivalist but circulates a fresh pulse of blood through the veins of the chameleonic genre. The reference to a host of older and more recent sonic influences, including avant-pop bands such as Stereolab and Broadcast, alongside psychedelics Wand and Tame Impala indicate that their approach to making music is that of a generation who have been able to take non-specific and widely drawn sources via the infinite bank of the internet. Like their contemporaries, the Mercury award-nominated Black Midi, the teenagers met whilst studying Music performance and Technology at The Brit School. Their band name came out of a random online generator, a testament to the lack of pretension that some might think their education and talent would suggest. Made up of frontman Charlie Read Clarke, Guitarist Jacob Muna, Synth player Milanka Caballero, Bassist Charlie Brown and Drummer Ben Limmer, the group have at once an incredibly fresh energy and a laid-back attitude that spills into their music. Their unique sound brims with glowing guitar tones and melodic, shimmering synths, self described perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek as ‘a warm, floating dream’, as they are often on the edge of veering to something far heavier. “Brain Retrieve” certainly sets them out with a bang, and the track sounds massive right from the opening guitar riff.
‘Bodies Of Water’ is the latest offering from Saint Jude following on from his widely praised single ‘Keep The Light Inside The House’, released on Slow Dance Records in March 2020. Forest Hill based bedroom producer Jude Woodhead first assumed his pseudonym in 2019 with the release of his debut eponymous EP. The track was one of the first Woodhead wrote that had lyrics, and he speaks of the rawness that inspired it. “I think I was maybe wallowing a bit too hard at the time that I wrote it, but I didn't want to replace it with something that might smother the emotion. It's a really interesting thing to produce a song that you wrote a long time ago, you can either try and recreate the feeling that you had when you wrote it, to try and most truthfully capture what you were feeling at the time, or you can approach the song with the benefit of hindsight, and try and put things right in a way that you couldn't at the time. I tried to support the lyrics as if I still believed them, even if I don't, which was an interesting exercise.” Although lyrically the track is reflective, Woodhead’s sonic brilliance drives the track with a fast-paced, percussion-led energy. Saint Jude has an appeal that reaches between alternative and indie scenes, electronic and club scenes and also remains accessible, and danceable, as a piece of pop music. This track is the first to have a US campaign that will bring Saint Jude to a new American audience With ‘Keep The Light Inside The House’ drawing attention from publications such as Hypebeast and Line of Best Fit and finding solid support from radio presenters Pete Tong and Lauren Laverne, Woodhead’s next release is eagerly anticipated. God Is In The TV Zine named Saint Jude one of their Ones To Watch 2020, alongside other up and coming alternative artists like Sorry and Porridge Radio. It was added to a multitude of tastemaker playlists like Domino Soundsystem, Rough Trade Recommends, Dazed Magazine, Hypebeast, RÜFÜS and Tiësto.
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