Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh has release her sophomore studio album Nocturnes May 7 via her new On Repeat Records imprint through Kobalt Label Services. Nocturnes was produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, with other key contributions from Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler and super producer James Ford. A pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet, the sparkling intergalactic beats of Cosmic Kids’ remix of album single “Broken Record” was built to make you move.
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A.M.A. is the first single from the new Maps album Vicissitude.
Pre-order Vicissitude now and receive a digital copy of ‘I Heard Them Say’ immediately and receive 9 bonus MP3s & audio parts upon release to create your own Maps remixes.
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A1. The Things That Last Forever
A2. Heaven Felt Like Night
B1. The Favourite Game
B2. Private Enemy
B3. The Invisible
C1. Uncertain Change
C3. Dangers Of The Mouth
D1. The Fear Of Numbers
D2. The Nightingale
D3. Keys To The Sky
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Every journey has its beginning, and as the opening chords of ‘The Things That Last Forever’ give way to a hypnotic bassline, you know you’re on your way. Basslines form a key part of the Footprintz sound, acting as an anchor from which vocal melodies, synth lines and warm chords weave around in an often psychedelic style. Debut single, ‘Utopia’, exemplifies this ethic with its synth flirtations and optimistic vocal musings adding layers upon a solid core.
As Clarian and Addy say, “We wanted to work around a concept of escaping the confused years of growing up. 16-25, those are the years where you’re figuring yourself out, going through the motions of meeting different people and finding new things”.Tracks like ‘Uncertain Change’ and recent single ‘Dangers of The Mouth’ tackle this subject head on, focusing on the insecurities that arise from growing up. ‘Zanzibar’ takes a lighter approach, touching on the innocence of youth that brings with it, its own simple pleasures.
What becomes apparent throughout ‘Escape Yourself’ is a real craftsmanship toFootprintz’s songwriting. Each track reveals a little more on each listen, aided by the slick production work, done predominantly by the guys themselves in their Montreal bunker studio full of analogue equipment, odd instruments and a fridge laden with ‘special brownies’; which goes some way to explain a noirish-haze that permeates through the album.
Having met at an afterparty aged 15, Clarian North & Adam Hunter have experienced most of their adult life together. ‘Escape Yourself’ distills their experiences, wraps them in a warm analogue fuzz and shares them with the listener. You join them on their journey, and deep down they hope it helps you shape your own.
George La Font and Brice”Brith” Therill are both the driving force of this, crunchy, symphonic, brute and captivated soundscapes, with rhythms that fly apart. Thickened with ruff vocals Public Different has signed a winner here.
For the debut album”aka” it’s definitely a striking start. The Single”Addiction” have proven to make even the most portentous get up and dance.
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