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BANDS: CHVRCHES – Run

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The very excellent CHVRCHES have dropped the third track to be taken from their super hyped upcoming debut album. Run is perhaps poppier and synth heavy than previous offerings The Mother We Share, Lies and Recover, but equally awesome. It’s been a while since we have heard a band have come out of nowhere with such strong singles, so it’s we’re going to go ahead and stamp CHVRCHES with the official BXB ‘Next Big Thing’ stamp.

Remind yourself of previous singles LiesThe Mother We Share and the mighty Recover.

And their remix of MS MR’s Hurricane:

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BANDS: The Mispers – You Hold

Having only played 4 shows together as a full band, London-based The Mispers have aroused the Capital with their infectious brand of folk pop. Trembling male vocals soar over soothing strings and pounding drums, reminiscent of a youthful Foals or very early Mumford & Sons. A sure fire band to watch for 2013, check out the track ‘You Hold’ filmed at the beautiful Lightship 95, and try not to fall in love with these new kids on the block.

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BANDS: MS MR – Hurricane

Hurricane is taken from the eagerly anticipated debut album Second Hand Rapture, set for release on May 14 via Columbia Records. Follow MS MR on Tumblr HERE

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BANDS: Empire Of The Sun – Alive

Australian duo Empire Of The Sun are back! They dropped ‘Alive’ yesterday, the first track to be taken from their second album ‘Ice On The Dune’ (out June 14th, the follow up)and it’s gooooood.

It seems the band have lost none of that trademark big synth pop sound that sold over a million copies of their 2008 debut album ‘Walking On The Sun’. One of the best things about Empire Of The Sun was their mysterious aesthetic, and it looks like this album is going to be no different – check their teaser trailer below.

 

 

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BANDS: NONONO – Like The Wind

We do love a slice of Swedish electro pop here at BandsxBass, and our latest obsession are Stockholm-based three piece NONONO. Signed to Best Fit Recordings, the threesome (two of which have already worked with Icona Pop and Beatrice Sli) are currently writing their debut abum. The lead track ‘Pumpin Blood’ has alot of whistling all over the place and makes you feel a little bit like you’re in ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, but our favourite of the band’s tracks so far is the shrill call and response number, ‘Like The Wind’. Stina Wäppling’s vocal lies somewhere between Lykke Li and Frankie Rose, mixing soft breathy notes with sharp feline cries against the pounding beat. Check out ‘Like The Wind’ below, and the official video for ‘Pumpin Blood’ where a couple argue over a bunny and the band dance in the sand wearing impressive knitwear.

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BASS: DEVolution – Good Love (Mistajam Live Session at Maida Vale)

Original here.

Alesso remix here.

Here’s a slamming version of Devolution’s recent single ‘Good Love’ live on BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam show at the famous Maida Vale stuidios in London.

Many talk about what Dubstep actually is these days. It has certainly come a long way from it’s roots in grimy South London raves. In some ways it has become the new pop beat du jour, just as drum and bass did for a time in the 2000s. Pop? Dubstep? Who cares… this track rules and this version is great. It’s certainly better than the insanely cheesy eurodance official video for the track.

Here’s a great video from the Red Bull Music Academy Hashtags project on the subject of dubstep/post-dubstep/whatever.

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