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NEW MUSIC | May 2024

Welcome to our monthly roundup, where we bring you a curated selection of the hottest releases, featuring both rising talents and established artists. Get ready to explore, discover, and immerse yourself in the melodies that define the month. Weekly updated.



Beverly Kills - Hymn To You

Beverly Kills, one of Sweden's most exciting alternative music acts, continues to captivate audiences with their latest single "Hymn To You". Known for their unique mix of Gothenburg indie and melodic post-punk, the band blends reverb-soaked synths and emotional melodies, creating a sound that's both melancholic and euphoric.




Lud Roes - Waiting For B

Formerly known as Avery and Ella, the band has rebranded as Lud Roes, reflecting their evolution. Alongside the release of their latest album "Dear IV", they drop a striking music video for "Waiting for B", directed by Mitchel Worley. Shot during a séance on a cold winter night, the video embodies the band's embrace of change and collaboration, celebrating growth within the music industry's underground scene.



Toucan - Don't Understand Why

Toucan, the moniker of pop, funk, and soul artist Conor Clancy from Tramore, Ireland, crafts laid-back, soulful tunes with an infectious feel-good vibe. His EP is out now, coinciding with the conclusion of his UK & Ireland tour at Whelan's on May 18th.



Bang & K $tone - On The Run

Bang, a South Asian-American independent recording artist, songwriter, and producer, hails from Michigan. With a musical upbringing steeped in classic Bollywood tunes from his parents and early exposure to hip hop and pop in the 2000s through his older brother and cousins, Bang has crafted a unique sound blending his diverse influences with modern electronic and alternative styles.



Sofi Tukker - Throw Some Ass

SOFI TUKKER have been on a relentless streak with releases and touring. They've announced their third album, "Bread," set for release on August 23, led by the single “Throw Some Ass,” inspired by Sophie Hawley-Weld's journey to alleviate chronic back pain. Despite its provocative title, the song delves into the power of mental affirmation. The track's Brazilian funk-inspired beats are influenced by their experience at Carnaval in Brazil.



Lico - We'll See

"We'll See" by Lico is a modern take on old-school R&B, blending glistening synths and moody basslines with airy vocals from frontmen Fin and Declan. According to frontman Declan Bodger, the track explores the conflicting emotions of moving on and mourning after a breakup. It delves into the struggle of grappling with a bruised ego and a broken heart, coming to terms with the reality that what was once loved no longer exists.



Nolo Grace - Mother

In the cinematic indie-pop track "Mother," Nolo Grace explores the complexities of familial relationships and the journey towards personal healing. Produced by Martin Wave, the song features a lush blend of synth, guitar, bass, and drums, crafting a sonic tapestry of authenticity and vulnerability. Inspired by Grace's own upbringing with an abusive, mentally ill mother, "Mother" extends a lifeline of empathy and understanding to those who have faced similar challenges.



Camens - WORK/LIFE/BALANCE

Camens, the alternative indie band from Stoke-on-Trent, have released their highly anticipated debut album, WORK/LIFE/BALANCE. Known for their relatable lyrics and energetic live shows, the band channeled their daily struggles into this new record.



Tess Clare - Never Be A Boy

"Never Be A Boy" is a deeply personal track for Tess Clare, reflecting her journey of self-discovery and acceptance of her queerness. It explores her complex feelings towards a childhood friend, blending innocence with deeper desires.



Faded Shades - What I'm On About

London trio Faded Shades makes a bold start to the year with their latest single, "What I'm on About," a dynamic indie anthem inspired by a night in Amsterdam. Blending distorted bass, thrashing drums, and powerful vocals, the track captures the essence of navigating a foreign city. Known for genre fluidity, Faded Shades infuses alt-rock, pop, and indie vibes into their music. With a reputation for heartfelt and foot-tapping tracks, they're set to make waves in 2024 and beyond.



Font - Hey Kekulé

Austin quintet Font announces their debut album "Strange Burden," due July 12th via Acrophase Records, unveiling the lead single "Hey Kekulé." The track showcases their unique blend of dance beats and sampled stabs, drawing inspiration from Thom Waddill's dreamlike lyrics and Cormac McCarthy's essay "The Kekulé Problem." With a music video co-directed by Font and Blake Nelson, the band explores themes of vulnerability and mystery, reflecting their journey from live performances to studio experimentation. Additionally, Font will support Yard Act on their US tour later this year.



kahlla - give in

In "give in" kahlla blends her classical roots with ethereal soundscapes and mesmerizing vocals. The result? A captivating fusion of introspective pop that transcends boundaries and captivates the soul.



802 - 1986

Danish alternative hybrid 802 unleashes their latest single "1986," offering a nostalgic yet vibrant homage to the iconic year. 802 crafts a sonic fusion of heavy metal, shoegaze, and synth-pop, delivering irresistibly catchy melodies. The music video for "1986" transports viewers back in time, witnessing the band's quest for their signature sound amidst a backdrop of musical anarchy. And they will hit the stages at COPENHELL and the renowned Roskilde Festival this year!



Clean Out Louis - Foreigner

Clean Out Louis, a Copenhagen-based indie supergroup, has unveiled their debut single "Foreigner" on May 10th. The track seamlessly blends catchy Britpop vibes with a funky reggae feel, marking their entry into the vibrant Nordic music scene. The song reflects on themes of identity and alienation, inspired by Sylvester Zabello's experience of discovering his hidden first name, Louis. Together with Mingus Runge, they form Clean Out Louis, infusing their music with wobbly synths and energetic vocals. Despite their youth, both members bring experience from previous musical endeavors, promising a fresh and dynamic sound to listeners.


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