The talented twosome Opia are back with a new EP entitled “Faded” and we’re really digging the coolly-arranged and stylistically-varied title track.
Hi, we’ve pleased to introduce some new B3-curated playlists on Spotify (with more to come). B3 on Spotify’s new offerings include; Top 10 Songs of the Week (this week’s edition includes new tracks from Billie Eilish, Skott, and Goldwash), three genre-specific playlists (updated weekly) featuring favorites in pop, rock, and r&b and hip-hop, and a playlist featuring the best of the B3SCI Records discography. To get up on our new playlists visit us on Spotify here.
LUNAR follows on from the excellent “Glad You Stayed” from last month with equally strong latest “Pretty Face”. The track spins an especially intimate quality, as if being beam directly from the recording board/laptop straight to your headphones, that makes “Pretty Face” all that more magnetic.
Belgian quartet Felix Pallas turn in stylistically varied new one “Similarities”. Mixing elements of newer waves in dark pop and R&B, the four-piece cooly navigate a sound on “Similarities” both immediately very listenable and potentially quite accessible too. “Similarities” is out now on Disco Naivete Records.
The DC-origin duo GEMS continue their Every Full Moon series with a new entry marking the July 9 full moon in Capricorn. “You In My Dream” puts the twosome’s knack for melodic writing at the fore, the track’s tuneful sweep adeptly suited together to spare drums and guitar. Stream “You In My Dream” below.
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Now living in England, 21-year old PARKER spent her formative years in Australia. For PARKER, new track “Runs & Rides” is thematically a re-animation of that time in her life,
“Runs and Rides as a phrase, conjures up ideas of escapism for me. As a child it was riding my bike around these bumpy small town backstreets and then as a teenager, it was speeding around in cars with the music turned up loud, driving nowhere in particular…we’d sneak out on the weekends and drive around, go to parties, drink on the beach, fall in love. I just really romanticise those years in my head, so I wanted to capture them…it all feels so much more exciting the first time around.”
The track is a sleek turn of chunky inventive rhythm structures, a cool percussive vocal melody, and a sheen on top of reverbed guitar jabs and synth menace. We’re very pleased to B3 premiere “Runs & Rides” new from PARKER for Killing Moon Records.
French band Fellini Felin construct from on new one “Come To The Fore” what is a very unique palette of sounds. Without losing track of any listen-ability or melodic quality, FF manage a sound that (at least in our estimation) no other band quite sounds like right now. The mix of reverb-y guitar and deep in the PA vocals with “Come to the Fore’s” claps-driven rhythm track is a very cool twist. Listen to “Come To The Fore” below.