Charlie XCX teams up with Brooke Candy for her new video ‘Cloud Aura’. Set to a backdrop of tears from reality TV footage, paintings and film, the track opens with enticing melodies and straight-talking vocals. Strutting down the street, the pair assert the contrasts between them, all the while singing about lost love.
Created as an hour long tribute to David Bowie, ‘DAVE’ is the new hour-long film from the Soulwax brothers launching today. The new film is the 23rd out of 24 instalments to Soulwax/2ManyDJs’ epic audio-visual project, Radio Soulwax.
A ten-minute tribute to discovering true liberation on the open road.
“I once had dreams of becoming a beautiful poet. But upon a series of unfortunate events I saw those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky. I didn’t really mind because I knew it takes getting everything you ever wanted and losing it to know what true freedom is.”
“Wrath of God” is another canny refinement of their sound: crest-and-fall dynamics, hard-charging kick drums, strobing synthesizers and Alice Glass’ sharp, ghostly vocals that have me misreading the title as “Wraith of God”. All familiar, yet entirely attributable to Crystal Castles. Nothing new, but unquestionably “now.”
One of our favorite discoveries this year has been Petite Noir, he is back again with a new video “Disappear”
This is the follow-up to last month’s stellar single & video, “Till We Ghosts “Disappear” is equally as New Wave-influenced as its predecessor, but this time leans in a more dance-influenced direction than “Ghosts”‘ minimalist afro-rock skeletons - both of them making for a very interesting solo catalogue of a young artist still in its earliest stages.