new music roundup: november 1
Here’s what we’re listening to (and watching!) at Lip this week!
Talk In Technicolour – Convaire
Convaire are a four-piece from Sydney and they ‘hope to make you dance’. With immediately apparent Phoenix and Friendly Fires nods, Talk in Technicolour is their latest single, and it’s bright and catchy, with a definite disco vibe. Tighter and more defined than their previous offerings, Talk in Technicolour showcases brilliant 80-esque vocals and mature pop sensibilities. The visuals that go along with this one are a treat, too!
Lock Up – BC Kingdom
This track is the second release from the Solange Knowles curated compilation Saint Heron. The mission behind Saint Heron is to ‘celebrate and continue to cultivate the community for genre-defying R&B artists’, and on that note, Lock Up fits the bill. Dark and heady, this track mingles classic pop and R&B elements with futuristic electronica. There’s a lot of excitement and passion behind this project, which will be released November 12 under Saint Records, and we can’t wait to hear the next single!
Just OK – Sinah
With all the melody, pacing and breathless vocals of The XX, this track by London’s Sinah needs to be at the top of your ‘must listen’ list. Taking cues from hip hop and dreamy internet pop, Just OK takes electronic music to fresher ground, with lo-fi pop coupled with haunting vocal work. The black and white clip to go with the song only serves to further her sophisticated, captivating sound.
All I Could Do – Oscar Key Sung
Equally atmospheric and sparse, All I Could Do is R&B at it’s most interesting. A layered, airy beat provides a canvas for a lush, smooth vocal performance. Oscar Key Sung has joined the crop of rising Australian producers, and he’s making beautifully crafted gems to prove he deserves a place.
I Like You – Katy B
I Like You is for dancefloors and Friday nights, but is interesting enough to warrant a listen any other time. Tinged with house and with a pulsing beat, I Like You takes full advantage of Katy’s sultry vocal and subtle flirtatiousness and is a must have for your next party playlist!
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