Posts by James Aviaz

Canyons – When I See You Again

Australian duo Canyons are some kind of phenomenon. They could easily be pinned down as ‘electro’, but there’s a whole lot more to love than just banging four-to-the-floor. Although When I See You Again came out last year, we couldn’t resist featuring it (a little late) with thanks to the amazing new music video directed by [...]

Human Tetris – Insanity

Moscow-based 4-piece Human Tetris are at the forefront of Russia’s burgeoning indie scene. Sounding like the long-lost Soviet children of Ian Curtis, there’s a post-punk sensibility that draws instant comparisons to Interpol and Editors. Their stellar new record, Happy Way in the Maze of Rebirth, is available as a free download. Artist: Human Tetris Title: [...]

SLOWOLF – See U In My Dreams

Danish producer Andreas Asingh –  aka SLOWOLF – describes  his music as ‘the epic sound of downtempo dream pop, black metal & hip hop’. Within moments of hearing debut single See U In My Dreams, it’s easy to understand why. Sounding in the vein of buzzwonderkid The Weeknd, there’s a relentless passion driving through the breathy [...]

Gala Drop – Broda

Having toured the US with Panda Bear in 2010, Gala Drop returns to the US indiesphere with their latest EP Broda. In collaboration with Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance), the Lisbon-based 4-piece have crafted yet another experimental gem. Eponymous lead single Broda seamlessly infuses the hallmark Gala Drop sound with Chasny’s psychedelic guitar work. Artist: Gala [...]

YaoBobby – Memoire d’un Continent

Hailing from Togo, YaoBobby is one of West Africa’s most influential hip hop artists. Originally part of the Djanta Kan crew, YaoBobby now resides in Paris where he’s actively championing African music and culture. His most recent release Memoire d’un Continent also features Senegalese vocalist Noumoucounda Cissoko, a fellow Nomadic Wax artist. Artist: YaoBobby Title: Memoire d’un Continent Label: [...]

Ingrid Records Launch at Bowery Hotel

In one of those true ‘Only in New York’ moments, the Bowery Hotel played host Friday night to a live performance by Swedish superstars Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Lykke Li, and Peter, Bjorn and John. The night was in honor of new label Ingrid, which boasts these stars as founders. The packed rooftop space was [...]

The Dentals – Career For Beer

After featuring Cats On Fire, we were chuffed to receive email from Swiss band The Dentals professing their newfound love for the Finnish indie darlings. As it turns out, this 4-piece from Lucerne draw heavily on the Finns’ sound to create their own catchy indie pop/folk. Lead single Career For Beer from their debut LP Tennessee, [...]

Strawberry Whiplash – Now I Know It’s You

With three singles in the last 4 years, it’s high time Glaswegian 2-piece Strawberry Whiplash finally unleashed their debut LP Hits In The Car. Renowned for their jangly indie pop sound, Now I Know It’s You keeps strong their ’90s throwback vibe, beckoning influences like Mazzy Star and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Artist: Strawberry Whiplash Title: Now I [...]

Drunken Boat – Breathe

Unlike most normal human beings, WE FUCKING LOVE GETTING EMAILS. Having launched Records Abroad less than a month ago, we’re chuffed to already be receiving submissions from bands. One such group is the self-described ‘rocky, sloppy, folky, noisy’ Drunken Boat from Ireland. The boys are about to drop their fourth LP Tied In Knots, with lead [...]

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – a2

One of the most exciting Record Store Day releases comes from the mind-bending collaboration between Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. The Icelandic and German producers respectively, are both classically-trained musicians who bring a unique, orchestral perspective to the stunning electronic music they produce. Artist: Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm Track: a2 Label: Erased Tapes Country: Iceland [...]