HAERTS are female-fronted band of four guys and one girl, who hail from Brooklyn, New York. Their first single is a beautifully tender piece of lo-fi pop, set to a montage of home video-style clips. I’ve looked for other stuff by them, but this song is the only one I can find. I’m guessing that as it’s on Vevo, they are already on the brink of mainstream success. Judging by ‘Wings’, they sound pretty great and I hope the rest of their songs live up to expectations. Lead singer Nini Fabi’s vocals are sweet, but powerful – like a mixture of Gwen Stefani and Stevie Nicks.
This song is sort of what I was hoping for when I first listened to HAIM. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed.
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‘The Throw’ is the latest single from Australian band, Jagwar Ma. It’s so euphoric and makes me excited for summer. The video is pretty cool, too – just what you’d expect from this upbeat psych-pop track. I only heard it today and I’ve already listened to it five times!
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This single is beautifully melancholic, and Melody Prochet’s sweet voice perfectly complements the hazy music. As with most feminine shoegaze songs, the video is suitably ethereal – a strange and gorgeous mix of colour and underwater movement that becomes almost abstract.
I can’t wait to listen to the eponymous album, which is out now on Fat Possum Records.
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Continuing with the patriotism of Team GB, here is a musical map of great British bands by Pello. It certainly makes me very proud to hail from the North West and live in London – we have definitely got the lion’s share of great UK music!
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