April 9th
7:02 PM

Brussels based four-piece BRNS create mystical, moody and adventurous indie pop and are generally compared to acts such as WU LYF. Last year, BRNS released their acclaimed debut LP Wounded, which brought them to various places in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Switzerland and so on. A couple of weeks ago, the quartet unveiled their new single "Void”, a definite post-rocker with a hefty tone in the first minutes, eventually unfolding into an infectiously captivating song. You can watch the intriguing visuals for the song above. — Johan Baeten

April 2nd
6:59 PM

Just this Monday The Antlers dropped a music video for "Palace", the first single from their forthcoming record, Familiars.

"Palace" features just about everything you’d hope for in a new Antlers track, gorgeous arrangements that create a colorful and beautifully textured track, a sort of free flowing structure, as well as Peter Silberman’s beautiful vocals effortless floating over it all. This new single honestly sounds like it could fit right in between The Antlers’ last two releases, 2011’s Burst Apart and 2012’s Undersea. Needless to say, we’re very excited for this new record.

Familiars is out June 16th in the UK (via Transgressive) and June 17th in the US (via Anti-). Preorder the record here. — Rafael G.

March 28th
6:38 PM

Philly based Olive Drab dropped their debut album, The Big Sleep, just this past Tuesday on Birdtapes. Along with the new album comes a music video for the record’s closing track, "Lightning".

There isn’t really much to say about the video considering it’s simple execution but oddly enough it manages to capture the essence of the track pretty well. The hazy visuals match the distorted and slow guitar strums found on "Lightning" and compliment the vocal harmonies as well. Just hit play and zone out.

You can grab The Big Sleep on cassette over at Birdtapes or download it through Olive Drab’s bandcamp right here. — Rafael G.

March 19th
8:08 PM

Austrian electronic duo Wælder recently started offering their EP Firn on Bandcamp. Available not just as a download, but also pressed on high-quality 10” vinyl, the four songs on Firn are a great mixture of intense vocals, lush, but at the same time destructive beats, and pure synthesizer sounds.

Visual artist Giana Virginia shot the minimalist, disturbing video for the EP’s eponymous single "Firn". Visually exploring the intense expression of emotions and sufferings by the human skin, the three-minute trip is a very unique, worthwhile visual experience and a captivating reason to support the artists by buying a copy of their EP. — Lukas Hermann

2:02 PM

It’s been a while since we last heard wavering drums and trashing guitars on this very site - but today we’re back with noise thanks to the London via Brighton duo playlounge. On “waves and waves and waves”, the second revealed track lifted from the band’s upcoming debut album pilot, playlounge divides the song in two different stellar atmospheres and feelings. There’s the strong part in which loud vocals and breathless drums and guitars alternate, while other parts in the song suggest a quieter sphere, in which the vocals become intimate and soft with echoing guitars in the background.

You can watch the wobbly visuals for “waves and waves and waves" above. pilot is out on April 14th via Dog Knights Productions. — Johan Baeten

March 17th
11:26 PM

In the midst of these busy weeks at school and work, we definitely didn’t want you to miss Yohuna's first ever music video. The visuals kick off with Yohuna putting on dark purple lipstick before heading into town (convinced yet?), something that creates some kind of spooky atmosphere. The song, “Creep Date”, is a dark and experimental trip in which gloomy synth tones and distorted guitars match surprisingly well. 

Creep Date" is taken from Crash Symbols' Clubhouse Split, out now. — Johan Baeten

March 12th
5:24 PM

Belgian four-piece Midnight Swim describe themselves as “the lo-fi synthpop soundtrack to a tropical island in the South Pacific”, and in fact, there’s only truth in that sentence, as their debut single “Sun Sun" was inspired by this very picture, shot by an Australian photographer named Nathalie Nguyen.

Sun Sun" quickly recalls us of synthpop outfits like Cut Copy, yet Midnight Sun manage to create a specific atmosphere with their echoing, bright guitar chords and their solid and clever percussions. Overall, "Sun Sun" truly is a stellar and sunny pop song. 

You might want to sing along to Midnight Swim while watching the visuals for “Sun Sun" above. Don’t worry, the band’s made sure you can. — Johan Baeten

March 5th
9:24 PM

Videos: Yumi Zouma: “A Long Walk Home for Parted Lovers” and “The Brae”

New Zealand disco pop outfit Yumi Zouma released their eponomous debut EP last month on Cascine. If you wouldn’t be familiar with Yumi Zouma’s debut record, you might want to read this fitting description that’s on Cascine’s site: “Their debut EP for Cascine is a work of organic beauty, pulsing with simple melodies and whispered intimacies.”

Today, the three-piece revealed not one but two videos, one for “A Long Walk Home for Parted Lovers”, and the second one soundtracking “The Brae”. Both videos feature three characters - whose story you can find out by watching the visuals below.