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Fait – ‘Reverie’ [‘Sonder’ EP]

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Amazing surprise from Fait this week; she’s released her new single ‘Reverie’ and a four track EP called ‘Sonder’! The Aussie solo artist (Elise Higgins) was joined in the studio by bassist Rob Stephens and her long-time producer Darren Lawson (My Bloody Valentine, White Lies). ‘Reverie’ is a lush instrumental track with hypnotic bells and strings set over a breakbeat. It’s another stunner, but certainly different from previous efforts. It leads into the dissonant ‘Siren Song’, a progressive ambient piece with loads of pitch bending goodness. It’s a little less dark than her 2014 debut ‘Atmosphere’, but has the same cinematic scope. ‘Sonder’ is a brilliant listen, Fait is all class once again! Australian fans can catch her live on the east coast next month (dates below). ‘Sonder’ is available now through Inertia.

 
Fait – ‘Reverie’ [‘Sonder’ EP Stream]

Fait Australian Tour Dates:

September 8 | BIGSOUND, Brisbane (New Globe Theatre, 8:50pm)
September 9 | Workers Club, Geelong (with Katy Steele)
September 10 | Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne (with Katy Steele)
September 15 | Plan B Small Club, Sydney (headline show, supports TBC)

Visit Fait @ WEB @ Facebook.

Half / Wozniak – ‘Mute Swan’

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Last week two UK acts; Half and Wozniak teamed up for the split single ‘Mute Swan’. It’s a slow burning cinematic soundscape that pairs nicely with the 2016 mix of Half’s stunning ‘Mind Maps’. Best of all, proceeds go towards the much-loved DKFM! The Fresno shoegaze broadcaster has hit hard times thanks to fees mounting from the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). Download now and feel warm n’ fuzzy!

 
Half / Wozniak – ‘Mute Swan’

Download ‘Mute Swan’ by Half / Wozniak @ Bandcamp.

Southpaw – ‘Amour Fou’

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Southpaw is the moniker of Californian multi-instrumentalist Nathan Guzman. Last month he unveiled ‘Gin’, the first song from his upcoming 4 track EP ‘Amour Fou’ (expected late this year/or early next). The hypnotic ‘Gin’ video was streamed more than 10,000 times in just a few weeks. Not bad for a reverb swamped instrumental! And this week, he unveiled the stunning title track; another blissful instrumental masterpiece. I believe this is an early version, and may be changed up. Still, Southpaw is one to watch.

 
Southpaw – ‘Amour Fou’

Visit Southpaw @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Ummagma recently posted a hypnotic new video for ‘Galacticon’, taken from their latest EP ‘Frequency’ out through Moon Sounds Records (available here). Filmed in Ukraine, the video features icy visuals and some brilliant aerial shots (as premiered by Exclaim). The Ontario-based duo collaborated with a number of guest artists for the EP, including Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Lights That Change. Ummagma have also been busy working with A.R. Kane on new material. A.R. Kane recently announced their live return with a spot at Primavera Sound in June, and a headline show in Manchester next month (their first in 20 years)!

Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

Visit Ummagma @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Half – ‘Mind Maps’

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‘Mind Maps’ is absolutely stunning! It’s the work of UK producer Half who is a master of ambient guitar instrumentals, influenced by Boards of Canada, M83 and Brian Eno (among others). Half’s new full length ‘Here Lies’ is out on April 29 via Border Series and it’s sounding amazing.

 
Half – ‘Mind Maps’

Visit Half @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]

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Elise Higgins (aka Fait) has enlisted the help of Matsu to shoot her latest video ‘Chasing Youth’. The stunning clip features Elise’s very own “nieces & nephew”. Since delivering her last single ‘Solace’, the Perth native has signed to Inertia, relocated to Sydney, played a spot at Laneway Fest and now finds herself in London, hard at work on her next EP. Not to mention the 1 million Spotify plays she’s accumulated since 2014’s ‘Atmosphere’! The new EP can’t come quicker.

 
Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]

Visit Fait @ Inertia @ Web @ Facebook.