FOXES – BODY TALK
Louisa Rose Allen, known as Foxes, has risen to fame in the past three years since she debuted her EP WARRIOR. The Grammy-winning artist is back with a disco-esque dance number ‘Body Talk’, the first track off her highly anticipated second album.
Following her successful debut album GLORIOUS, (which featured smash hits ‘Let Go For Tonight’, ‘Holding Onto Heaven’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Clarity’), ‘Body Talk’ was inspired by moving on from the past and taking control.
“I knew exactly what I wanted with this album, and I had the experience to be able to fully realize it this time,” says the Southampton native Foxes.
This summer Foxes will play at numerous UK festivals including the Isle of Wight festival and British Summer Time with Kylie Minogue at Hyde Park.
With the support of Radio 1 B-List and KISS FM in the UK ‘Body Talk’ is a sure pop-anthem and will get people moving their body everywhere.
‘Body Talk’ is available to purchase now.
CALVIN HARRIS – HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
DJ superstar Calvin Harris collaborates with electronic trio Disciples with the new single ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. With the production genius that is Harris and the vocals of Disciples ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ is a sure-fire dance anthem for this year.
Calvin Harris has made a name for himself in the music industry as one of the most successful artists of all time in modern dance music. While dominating the international sector Harris has collaborated on tracks with artists such as Ellie Goulding (‘Outside’ ARIA #7, 2xPlatinum), HAIM (‘Pray To God’ ARIA #10, Platinum), John Newman (‘Blame’ ARIA #9, Platinum), and many more on some of the biggest dance tracks of all time. His collaboration with Disciples will be a track that is sure to keep his success going.
Calvin is also brand ambassador and resident DJ for both Hakkasan and Omnia superclubs in Las Vegas. He has spent the summer playing headline slots on sold out festivals around the world and has recently been named the highest earning DJ in the world by Forbes.
‘How Deep Is Your Love’, in true Calvin Harris form, is a track that has the making of everything to get the blood pumping and the body moving. The electronic sound of Disciple adds to the dance track with catchy hooks and impressive vocal layering.
‘How Deep Is Your Love’ is available to purchase now.
MS MR – HOW DOES IT FEEL
Critically acclaimed music duo Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow, better known as MS MR, are back with the new album HOW DOES IT FEEL. The highly anticipated album features the lead single ‘Painted’ an explosive track with whirling melodies and layered hooks to create a full-sounding pop track that was the most played track on Triple J earlier this month is currently sitting in the top 10. The music video for ‘Painted’ can be seen here.
HOW DOES IT FEEL features 12 new high-octane songs that finds MS MR returning to the visceral, bare-bones intimacy that launched the band just three years ago. For the first time, the duo teamed up with fellow musicians to co-write new songs — Tove Lo for the album’s ‘Pieces’ and MNDR for ‘Tripolar’. MS MR’s drummer Zach Nicita also co-wrote and co-produced a handful of new tracks. The band once again collaborated with multi-Grammy award winner Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, Beck) to mix the album at Electric Lady Studios.
The haunting vocals of Plapinger give HOW DOES IT FEEL an edge to the bands sound that was described by Billboard as “pulse-pounding”. The track ‘Cruel’ is a perfect example of the layering vocals and word painting that give lyrics such as “I can’t hide behind words, are you just being cruel” depth and meaning that make MS MR so unique. Other tracks such as ‘Reckless’ take the album in a new direction with a more up-beat sound for more of a fun dance-track.
HOW DOES IT FEEL is out now via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
CATCH MS MR IN AUSTRALIA THIS YEAR
MS MR AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
22nd July – Melbourne, Australia – Russell
24th July – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass Festival
25th July – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
Krept & Konan – Freak Of The Week feat. Jeremih, Beenie Man & Popcaan
South Lonodn duo Krept & Konan are back with the new single ‘Freak Of The Week’. The MOBO Award winning duo released the single which features R&B star Jeremih who is known for the songs ‘Birthday Sex’, ‘Don’t Tell Em’ and was featured on Natalie La Rose’s ‘Somebody’.
Their breakout grime hit ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ received Krept & Konan the BET award for Best International Act: UK. ‘Freak Of The Week’ is sure to keep K&K in the spotlight with it’s catchy chorus and pumping beats alongside the talented rap of Dance Hall legends Beenie man & Popcaan in the remix.
‘Freak Of The Week’ is featured on their Krept & Konan’s new album ‘The Long Way Home’ which sees them collaborate with other notable artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé to name a few.
The EMI Music Australia track is available for purchase now.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – BORN IN THE ECHOES
The Chemical Brothers return with their of brain-altering, transcendent electronics in the new album ‘Born In The Echoes’. ‘Born In The Echoes’ is the eighth studio album from The Chemical Brothers, their first since the successful 2010 album ‘Further’. The Manchester-native electronic dance music duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons recently won the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection. The award recognized the duo’s position as one of the most influential acts in global electronic music.
‘Born In The Echoes’ is an eleven-track album that is in true Chemical Brothers form with a collection of futuristic beats and ambient distortion to create mind-blowing music that is some of the best creation of their career to date. The album was released at the same time as the band gets ready to headline festivals such as Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival. The pumping beats and use of electronic and synthesized sounds creates tracks that will ensure the continued success of The Chemical Brothers.
‘Born In The Echoes’ features a stellar cast of collaborators including previous guests Q-Tip (‘Go‘) and Ali Love (‘EML Ritual‘) as well as first time visitors to the studio – St. Vincent (‘Under Neon Lights‘), Cate Le Bon (‘Born In The Echoes‘) and Grammy-winner Beck (‘Wide‘). Each collaborator’s vocals are integrated into the tracks to give the unmistakable mark of The Chemical Brothers sound. ‘Under Neon Lights‘ sees St. Vincent’s memorable voice manipulated into layers to build the song along with the metallic percussion, electronic synthesizer, and faint woodwind distorted into the background.
The Chemical Brother’s ‘Born In The Echoes’ is sure to be a hit at their upcoming gigs this summer and with their dedicated fans around the world.
‘Born In The Echoes’ is available for purchase now.
Reviews with Holly Licuanan