Fait – ‘Surrender To’

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Perth solo artist Fait has posted her latest video ‘Surrender To’ ahead of her debut EP release ‘Atmosphere’ (out next month). It’s also a precursor to forthcoming live shows, the first time we’ve seen a full band setup. Fait (Elise Higgins) enlisted producer Darren Lawson for the recording, known for his work with Editors, My Bloody Valentine and White Lies. ‘Surrender To’ is a fantastic slow burner with a suspenseful “it’s going to get loud soon” opening and indeed it does! The wall of sonic mayhem is contrasted by a simple but groovy baseline. It’s a testament to Fait’s composition that the lack of vocals is a non issue. The industrial strobes of the video are a good fit, not far removed from the visual onslaught of classic Nine Inch Nails clips. It leaves little doubt that ‘Atmosphere’ will be a fantastic EP, given the strength of previous singles ‘Koto‘ and ‘Slow Glow‘.

 
Fait – ‘Surrender To’

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Gentlemen – ‘Duke Oddity’

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‘Duke Oddity’ is a great way to spend three minutes, it’s the latest instrumental piece from London’s Gentlemen. The five piece formed in 2012 with members from the UK, Italy and Australia. Influenced by the progressive sounds of the 70s, Gentlemen retreated to a country cottage to record the ‘Night Reels II’ EP, available from February 25 through Week Of Wonders.

 
Gentlemen – ‘Duke Oddity’ [VIDEO]

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Fait – ‘Slow Glow’

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Multi-instrumentalist Elise Higgins (aka Fait) is currently working on her debut EP with producer Darren Lawson (MBV, White Lies). The Perth-based solo artist gave us ‘Koto‘ last June and recently followed it up with ‘Slow Glow‘. A mixture of dream pop, shoegaze and experimental sounds, ‘Slow Glow’ is like three songs in one, and they’re all good!

 
Fait – ‘Slow Glow’

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Linea Aspera – ‘Bleached’

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Chicago-based solo artist Linea Aspera has posted a handful of hypnotic new tunes on Soundcloud. Regular readers may remember ‘How Light Works‘ from back in April? ‘Bleached’ (free download) is a sprawling dream pop instrumental with vocal-like effects. Explore more of these creations here.

 
Linea Aspera – ‘Bleached’

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Russian Circles – ‘Deficit’

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When it comes to post metal, I’m pretty clueless. But when it comes to Russian Circles, an exception must be made, ‘Deficit’ is just so damn awesome! The apocalyptic guitar tones work perfectly against one of the most impressive drum tracks I’ve heard this year – amazing work. Pick up Russian Circles new album ‘Memorial’ from October 29 through Sargent House.

 
Russian Circles – ‘Deficit’

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