Aug 25 2014

Weekend Videos: Dorine Levy – “Lenyrose”

It’s very hard to describe Dorine Levy in terms of genre. Words like ethereal and celestial are too generalising, and comparing the sound to Bjork or Sigur Ros would be lazy. Sure, there are effected guitars and filmic ambience but what I’m trying to say is there is something entirely unique about Levy’s vocals and the creations she inhabits.

Lenyrose“, a single taken from Levy’s excellent debut LP is as beautiful as Elizabeth Fraser fronting the aforementioned Sigur Ros. It’s hypnotic rhythms and twinkling melodies are both captivating and beguiling in equal measure.

Levy’s artistic and brilliant take on indie pop saw her debut single at 16 years old sell over 50,000 units worldwide and since then has seen her 2008 EP picked up by fashion brands H&M, Zara and River Island and been selected as a ‘top 5 international acts’ in Australia.

The video to accompany “Lenyrose” is mesmerising. A curious tale of psychological caging and self-discovery, an office worker lives with her eyes closed until she opens the box in which her potential lies. The cinematography is gorgeous and mirrors the song perfectly.

Dorine Levy debut LP ‘Underwater’ is out now.
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Aug 17 2014

Weekend Videos: The Flight – The Idol And The Idle


The musical partnership between Joe Henson and Alexis Smith aka The Flight have produced something impressive dating back to their coming together in 2005. Since then, their creative production hub in East London has worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Lana Del Rey, Bjork and Elbow.

Their latest EP ‘The Sinner Inside‘ sees talented American singer/songwriter Alana Stewart, an artist we have been following for some time, taking on vocal duties may just be their most wondrous and exciting project to date.

The Idol and the Idle‘, the 2nd track from the EP is everything British music should be proud of. Understated is a word that is thrown around in this post-XX time, but moody, patient production cooks at the bottom of a pot of brooding vocal sass and beautiful analogue synths. The fact that the song is immediately so iconic without an obvious chorus only strengthens their case.

The lyric “God gets muddy in the glass” is the stuff of Twain, and conjures up a revelation of a world stuck between false promises, filling our voids with frivolous and carnal passions. This is combined with a stark and gritty video accompaniment that asks whether it is better to drink, dance and lay my way into middle age, or to actually think outside the box. Or look up from the box. Or remove my face from someone’s box. Either way I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

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Jun 10 2014

Weekend Videos: Kosha Dillz – “What’s Going On Upstairs”

Last time we featured Kosha Dillz we said he was the hardest working man in hip hop and that claim still stands. . When he isn’t freestyling with the likes of A$AP Rocky and Macklemore (the awesome results of which you can see at the bottom of this post)the New Jersey emcee drops some awesome and slightly bonkers videos.

His latest offering “What’s Going On Upstairs” sees Kosha getting himself in all sorts of awkward situations to show some of the crazy shit your neighbours may or may not be getting up to behind closed doors.

This is the 4th single from his excellent 2013 ‘Awkward In A Good Way‘ album, make sure you check it out!

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Feb 22 2014

Weekend Videos: Kiesza – “Hideaway”

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.

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Dec 22 2013

Weekend Videos: Adi Ulmansky – “Work It”

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.

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Dec 12 2013

Weekend Videos: Lorde – “Team”

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: doublecougar Weekend Videos: Lorde   Team


Dec 8 2013

Weekend Videos: Roo Panes – Home From Home

Last week we featured the video “Open Road by the poetic dreamer Roo Panes, this week we will be going to see his EP launch in Bush Hall, London. Cougar Microbes have been eagerly awaiting more of the guitar work tightly bound around much-thought-over lyrics and we got a glimpse of his new work when he release the video for “Home From Home” which is included in the new ‘Land of the Living’ EP.

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Dec 1 2013

Weekend Videos: Kosha Dillz – “Where My Homies Be” (Feat. Gangsta Boo and Murs)

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.

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