With a 1M stream Spotify single under their belt (“Do It Like You Do”) and several sold out London shows to their name UK duo KAWALA’s arrow is pointing decidedly up. New single “Funky”, which we are very pleased to premiere here at B3, combines a cool, measured tunefulness to cascading polyrhythms and runs of candy sweet guitar. “Funky” is out May 24 on Mahogany Records.
Drawing on influences from 90’s era hip-hop, the Swiss duo Conscious Presence has dropped a self-titled album produced entirely on a tape machine, meaning each track was recorded all in a single take. And wow, love and attention is paid to every moment. “Steadfast Stillness (Outrolude)” may be the closing track to the album, but it packs quite a punch of expertly crafted beat-making. What’s wrong with something simple and sweet?
Out today on B3SCI Records is “Third Eye High” the new EP from Molly Moore. The new four song EP showcases Moore’s soul and jazz-influenced blend of dreamy pop built on kaleidoscope synths and swirling brass textures. “Third Eye High” features singles “Tough Love”, “No Stress”, latest track “Catch and Release”, and “Lighten Up” and is available now digitally from B3SCI Records.
New from Leeds band Night Owls is the track and video for “Tragically Human”. The track is a surrealistic of swirl verb’d guitar and piano set to the turn of an experiential main lyric. About the song thematically, the band said “Tragically Human”, “reflects the upcoming EP as a whole. While at first glance the song may seem like an anti-smoking, at a deeper look we’re attempting to discuss everyday mistakes and our tendency towards self destructive behaviour as a species.”
The accompanying video for “Tragically Human” is set to scenes of the English sea and country sides and set to appear like hand-held film, the band continues “We filmed the video our selves using a mobile, with the intention of making it look like old home movies filmed by family members of the character in the song. But it kind of made it look like a memorial video, so decided to take the piss and make Will disappear half way through as if he had passed on to the next life. Kind of morbid, but also a bit tongue in cheek.”
Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Tragically Human” from Leeds’ Night Owls below.
Out today on B3SCI Records is “Blame” the brand new single from Brighton risers Thyla. Praised by everybody from NME to Stereogum , who premiered “Blame” yesterday (included with the premiere is an interview with the band), to Pitchfork who called Thyla’s sound a “direct descendant(s) of Cocteau Twins and The Cure”, the kinetic post-punk-styled “Blame” is available now digitally from B3SCI Records.
“Please Just Let Me Know” is the debut track online for Gold Coast, AU duo Arroyo. A minor-key mid-tempo stomper, “Please Just Let Me Know” is full up with great and creative hooks and a melody that sounds ready to be belted back by thousands in a stadium somewhere. A promising debut. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Please Just Let Me Know” by Australian twosome Arroyo below.
Last week, I had the pleasure of discovering Berhana at a free live-show and was more than impressed with his performance. The crowd really enjoyed his cover of “Whole Wide World,” as his beachy, laid-back vibe offered a new perspective on the track originally done by Cage The Elephant. Chill out and enjoy this track.