Liss release new track ‘Miles Apart’ Taken from their First EP released today via XL Recordings
Danish quartet Liss manage to capture lust and heartache in the most upbeat manner possible on new single ‘Miles Apart’.
The video, directed by Hector Dockrill, sets its focus on the best remedy for said heartache: joking, drinking, laughing and being at ease with yourself and your close friends.
Inspired in equal parts by D’Angelo and Pharrell Williams, ‘Miles Apart’ is the second track taken from their debut EP released today via XL Recordings. In the band’s own words:
“‘Miles Apart’ is one of the first songs we ever wrote, we have played it live since our very first gig. It’s about the space between people emotionally. The final version of the song was recorded in Villads’ grandma’s summer house and was produced by us with our friend Vera, who plays MPC with us live.”
Previous single Sorry was featured on Radio 1’s ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlist for over four weeks, and made The FADER comment “there’s really nothing to be sorry for when your band sounds this good.”
The four members of Liss – singer Søren Holm, bassist Villads Tyrrestrup, guitarist Vilhelm Strange and drummer Tobias Hansen – are all aged between 19 and 21 and hail from Aarhus, Denmark’s second city.
D.D. DUMBO SHARES HIS FIRST NEW MUSIC IN OVER TWO YEARS
D.D Dumbo, the musical alias of Oliver Hugh Perry, today shares the song and accompanying video for ‘Satan’, his first new music in over two years.
Wildly imaginative and skillfully executed, ‘Satan is an arresting track that is perfectly complemented by director Jim Elson’s compelling video.
The visuals for ‘Satan’ were shot mainly in and around D.D Dumbo’s hometown of Castlemaine, Australia, as well as on the salt plains of northern Victoria and a derelict swimming pool in a tiny town near the Grampians ranges. Jim Elson says, “we were looking for locations that were iconically Australian but that also had a strong otherworldly quality. I think it’s easy to take these environments for granted when you grow up there, so it was an exciting process to ‘discover’ them again in a different way.”
After releasing his home-recorded debut EP Tropical Oceans in 2014, word about the young solo artist from Castlemaine spread slowly but surely around the world. His highly original music incorporates indistinct elements of traditional music from across the continents, and is united by potent lyrics and an impressive voice.
Pantha Du Prince Shares “In An Open Space” Video
When Pantha Du Prince’s Hendrik Weber set about to make his new album The Triad he deliberately aimed to “open the structure to more human ways of interacting.” The human voice figures heavily on the album, moreso than ever before, and in his new video for “In An Open Space,” that power of connectivity is explored even more explicitly.
The trio that appears throughout the record, Weber, Scott Mou (Queens), and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg (Bell Laboratory), appears in the “In An Open Space” video both with the ghostly masks that made their first appearance in the video for “The Winter Hymn” as well as unmasked, revealing not only the humanity that lies just underneath but the unique personalities that shine through throughout the album and the song. The song begins with analog synth creaks and groans that grow into one of the most joyful melodies that Weber has ever put to record. Here we see two sides of The Triad – the ritualistic and symbolic as well as the playful and deeply human.
Mou explained the making of the video: “It was important for us this time to show more of how we interact with each other. The cameraman (Cedric Retzmann) did a great job of shooting the planned scenes as well as capturing us candidly when we weren’t looking/’acting.’ He showed us as we are with each other: basically that we know and like each other! We wanted to interact with each other and the space in a more natural way an hey did a great job of making that happen.”
The Triad is out May 20th, and The Winter Hymn EP is out now on Rough Trade. It is the first Pantha Du Prince solo album since 2010’s breakout Black Noise.
Pantha Du Prince has announced a performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3rd, and will be playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe in May, including Primavera Sound Festival. North American tour dates are scheduled for October and will be announced soon.
PIXX RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
‘Baboo’ is a paean to Hannah’s best friend, Alice, who she says “has shown me so much about the world and whose friendship I cherish more than anything else.” That close bond can be seen in the accompanying video, directed by James Slater, capturing Pixx and her Baboo in a dream-like world of their own.
Pixx hails from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London, England, where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside. Born to a music-loving family, her creative talents were recognised early on, earning her a place at The BRIT School, the renowned performing arts college located near her home. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin and adopting her grandmother’s nickname, the 20 year-old is striking it out alone.
SOREN JUUL RELEASES VIDEO FOR HEART-RENDING NEW TRACK ‘PUSHING ME AWAY’
Søren Juul premieres his video for ‘Pushing Me Away’ today. The heart-rending track is matched by an intimate video filled with cinematic landscapes projected onto Juul and his piano.
‘Pushing Me Away’ is off Juul’s forthcoming album This Moment, out June 17th on 4AD. This is Juul’s first album under his own name, having previously recorded under the moniker Indians. It’s a deeply personal account of Juul’s life over a tumultuous three-year period.
As Indians, Juul scored the stunning song ‘Oblivion’ for the major motion picture The Fault In Our Stars, composed works for the Copenhagen Philharmonic and was nominated in 4 categories for the prestigious Danish music awards, Gaffa Prisen. Juul has toured the world with Julia Holter, Beirut and Perfume Genius.
This Moment tracklist:
2. Dear Child
4. Don’t Want To Fool You
5. Epic Moon
6. Manly Beach
8. Pushing Me Away
10. This Moment