2012’s the year of emotive indie R&B – maybe spurred by the success of the Weeknd and Frank Ocean, plenty of songwriters are delivering late-night, brooding, bluesy electronic cuts that are melting our hearts. Here’s a new cut from Chad Valley, aka Jonquil’s Hugo Manuel, whose “Fall 4 U” comes beamed from the same kind of ’80s-y, Balearic Ibiza maximalism the Rapture channelled on In the Grace of Your Love, and features Glasser mastermind Cameron Mesirow - she trades off moody, lovestruck vocals with Manuel over a woozy, slow-burning beat of ethereal synths and clattering drum machine. Young Hunger is Chad Valley’s debut record; it also features vocal help from the likes of Twin Shadow and El Perro Del Mar; it drops October 30.
Check Out: Chad Valley + Glasser – “Fall 4 U”
Charlotte Aitchison’s second LP is a warhead, a sonic sour bomb that conceals sneering attitude and caustic kiss-offs beneath an initially shimmering pop sheen.
From his still-unannounced new album, featuring Thundercat, Bilal and production from Astronote.
With help from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and an amazing piano.
These guys would probably get along if they ever met.
Another track from Future Brown’s upcoming self-titled record.