COPYCATs beware, Billie Eilish is coming at ya

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ATMOSPHERE: It’s a cold winter’s night in LA. No cars on the road, you are walking with a purpose. You are carrying a bat for protection. You walk past empty cars, empty buildings and empty streets. Your chains and bangles are the only sound you hear walking through the night. You don’t care where everyone is, you only care for one thing. Him. And he’s going to rue the day he messed with you.

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I know I’ve written about Billie recently, but she’s been releasing hit after hit. This one is no different. It’s cool, confident and a little bit sinister. Production is minimal, but the sound is large.

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Watch out for this one: Billie Eilish

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re sitting on top of an abandon city rooftop. Watching him down there, having a cigarette on his balcony. You have your phone in your hand “Call him” says your heart. “Don’t you dare” says your head. This battle in your head goes on for hours, until you are so highly strung you THROW your phone and you hear a small smash on the ground. You wish you could do the same to your body, but you just get up, and walk away.

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Cannot stop listening to this pop gem. Billie Eilish brings out the feels with this breathtaking track. The song’s moving lyrics are beautifully expressed sung Billie’s sweet but striking voice. It feels like a summer heartbreak with a hint of comfort.

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Exploring Forces with Japanese Wallpaper

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ATMOSPHERE: You hold the letter in your hand. It’s a letter from ‘him’. You haven’t met him. You have never seen him, but he writes words so beautiful that it brings you to tears. The letter isn’t addressed to anyone, but it lands in your letter box from time to time. This is the 10th letter you’ve received. You carefully open the pristine envelope. This time it isn’t beautiful words on paper, but it’s a disc. You walk inside, put it in your CD player and press ‘play’… this song starts. 

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This song feels like a love letter. Japanese Wallpaper has created a piece that has emotional and musical depth beyond his years. This beautiful yet powerful piece weaves the stunning vocals of Airling into tender electronic and illustrious sounds, delivering a gorgeously euphoric track. It’s melodic, light and almost mystical; this signature sound is what this Melbourne producer is becoming well known for.

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Know your Good Fortune with Mavis Staples

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re in the deep south, hunting in the forest. You hope no one gets in the way of you and your animal prey. Your catch will feed your family for a week, so you pray for two. It starts to rain and you feel a little disheartened, but you carry on. The sky gets darker, as you get a little less hopeful that you will find anything. You start to shiver because your are soaked to the bone, you are finding it harder to walk through the mud squishing beneath your boots. The rain gets heavier. All of a sudden you don’t recognise where you are. You are lost in the forest, in the rain, freezing cold and you have no way home. You look up and pray for a miracle. 

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“Your Good Fortune” by Mavis Staples from the ‘Your Good Fortune’ EP released on 21st April 2015

Mavis Staples has a voice like no other. This 60 year old songstress has been making records since 1969. You’ll hear classic gospel, soul and RnB from this music veteran. “Your Good Fortune” takes the best elements of these classic genres and delivers them to the 2010s. Everything from the soulful vocals, woeful lyrics, gospel choir backing, blues-y guitar, prominent bass notes, will send chills up your spine. Beautiful stuff.

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Set Mo dressing up for new single

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ATMOSPHERE: You wake up and you see you’re in your car, the sun shining on your face. You see your love next to you, smiling and driving down this stretch of road. You wind down the window, glance at the ocean. You take off the flowers in your hair and throw them over your shoulder. You pluck off your earrings, take off your white gloves, and free yourself from your white strappy high heels. You are happy, you take your lover’s hand and fiddle with the ring on his finger. 

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“White Dress” feat. Deutsch Duke released 10th April 2015

“White Dress” by Set Mo is a song for lovers. Lovers of people and lovers of music. These house beats, melodic words and smooth sounds is a recipe for a good time (in your ears and in life). Many will propel into a daydream, while others can dance the night away – this song is versatile for multiple occasions. Whether you’re on a car trip, at home on a Sunday afternoon or at the club, this song will touch many hearts.

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SOAK yourself with Sea Creatures

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ATMOSPHERE: The sun shines on your face. You wake and you’re in your bed. You stretch and find yourself on the beach, in your bed. You look left, you look right, then look straight ahead and see the calming waves crashing on the shore. No one else is on the beach, it’s just you. How did you get here? You throw the blankets off your legs, swing your legs to the ground and feel the sand between your toes. You start walking towards the water, the water touches your toes gently and the water is warm. You stare into the horizon, waiting for the tide to change. 

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At just 18 years of age, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter SOAK releases a song well beyond her years. The gentle guitars, soulful lyrics and warm vocals combine to deliver a nostalgic piece, sending the listener into a dreamy haze. The embellishments of “Sea Creatures” – the tinkering xylophones and piano, the crashing wave sounds, soft harmonies – is what makes the piece great. The touching story along with the simplicity of the arrangement falls nothing short of superb.

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Free Cake for Every Creature drops advice

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ATMOSPHERE: Driving through the forest you hear this track on the radio. You’re 23, you feel that you haven’t achieved anything. Your peers are already in jobs they love, they’re in stable relationships and have fancy degrees to decorate their walls. You have $6 in your bank account, your car is about to die (probably leaving you stranded), and your significant other is non existent (though you tell your friends about him). Your heart flutters when you hear a song on the radio… 

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“All You Gotta Be When You’re 23” comes from album ‘Moving Songs’ released March 31, 2015.

The song is this. Excerpts from Reality Bites creates the theme of the song. The clean guitar, American-accented femme vocals leads the discussion. The execution is effortless, simple at it’s core but clear in it’s message. New York outfit Free Cake For Every Creature’s album will be released later this month, can’t wait!

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Change Your Mind and listen to Wesley

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ATMOSPHERE: Melbourne town. You leave your little house to get a coffee from your favourite coffee place. You’re happily walking and minding your own business when you hear your an alert, you reach into your pocket and your phone is buzzing with a new message. You open it. “I want to see you”. It’s from her; she’s persistent. This is the 5th time you’ve broken up. Your mood changes, you’re no longer in the mood for coffee. You turn around and head home. You go into your house, you open a window, and you start throwing her things out, as confused spectators gather out the front. 

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Love the drums and synth combo in this track “Change Your Mind” by Melbourne muso Wesley Fuller. It’s full of surprises, including the breakdown with distorted guitar wails, the buzz of the keys, and the melodic chorus. Fuller creates a dynamic in mood, from static to electric and back again, always keeping listeners on their toes. Electro-glam-rock is in Melbourne and kickin’, let Wesley Fuller take you there.

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A delicate piece by et aliae

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ATMOSPHERE: It’s Sunday, you’re alone in your apartment tiding your old things. You come across a box you haven’t seen for years. It was at the back of your wardrobe. You open it and a big lump rises to your throat. Inside the box are old letters and photos of a love you once knew – someone who was once everything to you and you tried to keep them buried in your mind. You look through your photos – one of the two of you at the beach, another one in bed, one of you making stupid faces, one of you two kissing. You shift through the letters, there’s plenty. There are words you remember like “forever”, “always”, “regret”… You are not this person anymore, your heart was brutally ripped out of your chest and stomped on. You wish things were different, but they’re not. This box will only keep you from loving again. You walk outside to the bin, and you toss it in the pile of garbage. You dust your hands, you smile, and you walk away.

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“Only U” is a beautiful, simple, emotive track by London-based producer et aliae. This instrumental piece uses elegant electronic sounds to create beautiful imagery that evokes sad and fragile memories to surface. This track is perfect for a quiet Sunday afternoon with yourself, mindfully taking in the world around you.

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Lupa J’s haunting track will leave you waiting for more…

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re walking alone in the dark. Quickly walking away from the shadows you see on the buildings; are they following you? You find a crossroads… one direction you see a similar path (with buildings and lights), the other direction you see darkness and a speck of indistinguishable light right at the end (you can’t tell how far it is)? Do you risk everything to see what it is at the end of the path or do you stick to what is familiar? You don’t know; you’re trembling; which way to go? You can’t decide, so you stay, and wait for something or someone to come by… 

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It’s hard to believe this artist is only 17-years-old. Lupa J from Sydney has created a moody, but beautiful piece of work with “Waiting For Her”. The opening sequence is what hooked me in. The electronic jabs create an uneasy atmosphere, but is then softened by a beautiful voice. The arrangement of the track takes a minimalist approach, and isn’t cluttered by multiple layers of sounds. The echo-y backing vocals add another layer of depth to the song’s haunting vibe. You will find yourself sinking into a hypnotic state listening to this beautiful tune.

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