A short while ago we featured the mysterious duo The Kokoro as they teased with an intro video featuring apocalyptic shots from their upcoming productions. The duo followed this up with their outlandish debut video for “Broken“. The track lulls you into a false sense of security before hitting you over the head repeatedly with THAT drop.
Having just released their new album ‘The Violent Language of Portraits‘ , award winning experimental orchestra Tonic Fold put on an spectacular show at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden last week.
With their multi-vocalist line-up including West End stars Andrew Derbyshire, Tom Parsons and Verity Quade, the 20 piece orchestra gave a truly dramatic performance, indulged by the imposing backdrop of St Paul’s Church.
The Kokoro surfaced with this mysterious intro video said to be a taste of what’s to come. We’ve been waiting to hear more from the mysterious duo and they finally announced the launch of their new video “Broken“. We’ll be featuring that vid real soon as well because it deserves to be seen
A friend recently turned me on to Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza. Her one take video shot in NYC for the single “Hideaway” is a joy to watch . I’ve had it on loop trying to pick up on everything that is going on behind her.
The early 90′s tinged electro-pop acts as the perfect platform for her vocals to soar. Looking forward to more from this talent!
“Hideaway” drops in March via Lokal Legend.
Adi Ulmansky‘s videos are always something to look forward to; this week she unveiled more proof that she may not actually be from earth. The video for “Work It” , created by Danna Windsor, sees the manga princess ready to conquer another planet and on her current form she is on her way to conquer our own very soon.
This is just one of the standout tracks on this summer’s excellent ‘Hurricane Girl‘ EP which saw our heroine propel herself to new heights.
It has been a phenomenal year for Kiwi teen sensation Lorde. Her debut album ‘Pure Heroine‘ shot to the top of the charts upon release with her particular brand of electropop containing more longevity (and crucially more heart) than Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and the likes. People are definitely taking notice as evidenced by the fact that the Vevo website crashed when Lorde dropped her video for “Team” earlier this week. This is a welcomed return for teenage pop with a little bit of weight. TRACKS:
I think it’s fair to say I can count my favorite Jewish rappers on one hand (with three of those digits taken up by the Beastie Boys). Kosha Dillz may force me to rethink that list or begin counting on my other hand.
Having dropped his brilliantly titled ‘Awkward In A Good Way‘ album last month the New Jersey born MC has kept up his impressive work ethic remaining fiercely independent while bagging several big gigs over on both coasts. The guy seemingly never takes a night off and at the time of writing he announced a set of December dates in support of Matisyahu with whom he had toured Israel earlier in the year.
While Kosha Dillz is evidently proud of his heritage (it’s in the name!) I’m starting to feel like that billing him as “The Jewish Rapper” is a little restrictive. “The Hardest Working Man In Hip Hop” is much more fitting.
In Roo Panes‘ aptly titled music video “Open Road”, some of his close friends decided to take a tuk tuk around the world. Throughout the perma-sunshine which only exists when you are constantly chasing the horizon, the joyous faces they see on their travels compliment the wonderful anthemic, optimistic soundtrack.
This video was released seven months ago yet the intrepid explorers continued their travels much further to the extent where just last week they passed the world record for ‘the longest journey around the world in a tuk tuk’ albeit having to push their motorised vehicle for 70 km through Peru to achieve the record. The grand mission of their goal, which has taken them through 37 countries and over 23000 miles, is to raise money for children in poverty and to promote development through education. To be officially awarded the record they must make it to Rio de Janeiro.
Closer to their original home, Roo Panes will be releasing his new EP ‘Land of the Living’ on December the 2nd which is one that Cougar are certainly looking forward to.
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