Alfie Templeman – Mellow Moon
“The Mellow Moon is my comfort place” says Alfie Templeman as he welcomes us into his safe space with his latest album. Across 14 tracks, Alfie closes his eyes and imagines another world, one where he’s at ease and not distracted by life’s many challenges. This is an album that feels like something of a miracle, landing somewhere between an otherworldly trip and a joy-filled ode to life back on earth. In need of an escape? Let’s all take a trip to Mellow Moon. Catch Alfie Templeman live this Summer for the full experience!
mxmtoon – rising
Mxmtoon is known for her authenticity and relatability, and rising is her latest work of art that unveils more of who she is as she journeys through young adulthood. The songs are like instruction manuals for surviving – but in a fun way! They’re written for young people looking for themselves, but coded as magnetic pop. And just like her previous projects dawn and dusk, this album is as ingenious, honest, and unguarded musically as she has always been lyrically. The main message: growth is never done. Rising is just one of many restarts and beginnings to come for mxmtoon, and we’re here for it!
THEY. – “Blü Moon”
LA-based alt R&B duo THEY. return from a 2-year hiatus with their sensational new single “Blü Moon” and its captivating companion video. It’s a silky smooth track that showcases their undeniable ability to thrill with insatiable records that are both soul-baring and deeply unbound. Somewhere between reality and fantasy a la film noir, the visual captures a chilling journey of seduction. Directed by Priya Minhas, it serves as the first installment of a striking visual series that chronicles the duo’s rebirth. Much more to come from the duo, but in the meantime check out the “Blü Moon” music video here!
Jungle – “GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ”
Prolific doesn’t quite cut it! Jungle are back with another summer smash “GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ”, marking the next chapter in their creative journey. The double A-side single, which comes on the heels of a global tour for their highly acclaimed album Loving In Stereo, “has an infectious quality, beautiful harmony in the choruses and punchy punky verse” says Josh of Jungle. Watch the official video, featuring Amsterdam’s leading dance crew the Ghetto Funk Collective, and you’ll instantly get a dose of incredible, feel-good energy.
Ethel Cain – Preacher’s Daughter
As The New York Times put it, Ethel Cain is The Most Famous Girl at the Waffle House. The singer-songwriter has the vision of becoming a different kind of popstar – and she’s doing it from rural Alabama. Her debut album Preacher’s Daughter is the age old tale of an American family who refuses to learn from history and is therefore doomed to repeat it. Following the prodigal daughter who will never return home, the album captures Ethel Cain’s pilgrimage across a broken all-American backdrop as she grapples with each female archetype forced upon her, along with the realization that violence truly only begets violence. Tap in and listen to her story!