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Bruno Major – Easily

“Easily” is the latest from North London new favorite Bruno Major. The ease melodically with which Major operates through a comparatively difficult narrative of a relationship evolving beyond its earliest phases; creates a particularly potent juxtaposition we dig.

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12-01-16

Laurel – Maybe Baby

“Maybe Baby” is the latest example in a string of poignant, visceral, dark pop songs from Southampton UK singer Laurel. Armed with a powerfully immediate voice and a to the point melodic calculus, Laurel’s potent pop sustains with “Maybe Baby” is impressive run against the grain of the current pop milieu. A++

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11-22-16

Molly Burch – Try

Molly Burch announces signing to the great Captured Tracks and details of debut LP Please Be Mine with stream of first track “Try”.

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11-18-16

[B3SCI Records] Zella Day – Man On The Moon / Hunnie Pie

Out today on B3SCI is “Man On The Moon / Hunnie Pie” the new 7″ single from Zella Day. The direct follow-up to Zella’s Kicker LP, the new limited 7″ comes printed on white sparkle vinyl with a full color jacket and dust sleeve. For further details on the “Man On The Moon” single, check out B3SCI Records.

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11-18-16

Angharad Drake – Baby

Brisbane AU 24-year old Angharad Drake impresses on sullenly beautiful new one “Baby”. Gifted with an evocative vocal with a unique affecting timbre, Ms. Drake effectively communicates a narrative of some of love’s more isolating passages on “Baby”.

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11-08-16

Bruno Major – The First Thing You See

The impressive “The First Thing You See” is the third entry in Northampton UK native Bruno Major’s 12 month release project. Fresh from a supporting stint for Lianne La Havas, the quickly rising Major draws from a creative palette of James Blake/Jamie Woon-styled electronic-aided eclecticism crossed with a deep internalization (very clear melodically on “The First Thing You See”) of melodic prime movers like Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. We love “The First Thing You See” and we love Bruno Major. Listen.

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11-04-16

Rodes Rollins – Young & Thriving

A sublime and magnetic vocal, an evocative and transportive tranche of a production choices and instrumentation, and a run of melodies and tunefulness that is just wrecking to one’s central viscera (enough hyperbole for you?), Rodes Rollins’ “Young & Thriving” is some very very good dark pop. One of the best debut tracks of the year.

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11-04-16

COTE – Golden Hour

The slow emotive burn of “Golden Hour” is the latest from BK-based COTE. Fixed on a detached central whirl of quiet drums and heart-wringing harmonies “Golden Hour” shows of a further thoughtful and accomplished layer of COTE’s writing/artistry. Get interested in “Golden Hour” above and check out “London” from earlier this year which we loved too.

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11-04-16

Henry Green – Closer

“Closer” is the lead track from UK artist Henry Green’s forthcoming “Real” EP for Akira Records. The plaintive acoustic guitar-driven “Closer” earns it’s dough on a stunning set of moving melodies and it’s unexpected turns of subtle electronic production. The resulting effect is pretty extraordinary and transportive. Listen to “Closer” below.

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10-26-16