Moon Tapes – ‘A Little Bit Of Paris / Sleepy’

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Moon Tapes released their first official singles today, ‘A Little Bit Of Paris’ and ‘Sleepy’ (download). It follows the brilliant demo ‘Back In Love’, which I gushed about last November. The Amsterdam four piece craft new wave pop gems with a reverb-heavy, lo-fi charm. ‘A Little Bit Of Paris’ should sit well with fans of The Smiths, there’s also a dash of Alex Turner to the vocals. Bright days ahead!

 
Moon Tapes – ‘A Little Bit Of Paris / Sleepy’

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Thud – ‘Venture’

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Hong Kong foursome Thud return with ‘Venture‘, a fresh dream pop meets new wave tune! It follows last year’s debut single ‘Lime’ which was picked up by Drowned In Sound, NME and Amazing Radio. This led to support spots with Slow Club and (the soon to come) show with Yuck. ‘Venture’ is arguably the stronger and more polished track of the two. Great to hear these swoony sounds from China!

 
Thud – ‘Venture’

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J Francis – ‘To Adore’

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J. Francis returns with the lead single from his forthcoming third album ‘To Adore‘ (out early 2015). The Brisbane-based solo artist (and brother of Kigo) recently re-released his debut LP ‘Almost’ via Doomcat. However ‘To Adore’ points in a new, more mature direction. It’s a beautiful new wave tune and personally, I think it’s his best yet. Another addition to the long list of anticipated albums next year.

 
J Francis – ‘To Adore’

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Moon Tapes – ‘Back In Love’ (Demo)

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Moon Tapes are a new band to put on your musical radar! The Amsterdam four piece have posted a handful of demo songs, the latest being ‘Back In Love’. It’s a beautiful tune with a lo-fi, dream pop feel. The vocals steal the show, with a new wave/crooner charm that sucks you in. Check out more via Soundcloud.

 
Moon Tapes – ‘Back In Love (Demo)’

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Mode Moderne – ‘Strangle The Shadows’

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Stellar single ‘Strangle The Shadows’ from Mode Moderne‘s forthcoming record ‘Occult Delight’ (out via Light Organ Records on January 21). Their latest is a melodic gem that crosses jangle pop and 80s new wave (pre-order).

 
Mode Moderne – ‘Strangle The Shadows’

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Solo – ‘Sympathy’

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Solo (aka Solo Major) is a London-based dream pop project built around layering guitars over catchy vocal parts. With ‘Sympathy’ Solo has achieved this goal, it’s a new wave influenced tune (free download) for fans of Craft Spells, Real Estate, Wild Nothing or Beach House.

 
Solo – ‘Sympathy’

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