Gibberish is the experimental-psych duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley. Formed in their spare bedroom in Arkansas before moving to Los Angeles (where they now reside), Gibberish started out with looping live drums through effects, with Lorie playing bass and keys and Derek rounding things out with a melody and guitar after looping some sort of distorted beat. They enjoy surrounding their songs in textured, spacey blankets, but having a core of rhythmic, lo-fi percussive sounds anchoring the wafty synths and sparkling guitars.
“The new album Kneehigh was written right after we moved from Arkansas to Los Angeles,” the duo explains. “It’s about being in a sort of survival mode that we also felt was mirrored in a lot of ways by society at large around this time.”
“Feet Wet” begins in a luxurious psych-pop haze, gently leading to mellow vocals just prior to the one-minute mark, after an exotic and shimmering introduction of fluttering acoustics and sweeping vocal harmonies. The next four minutes showcase a budding, gorgeous sound that breaks around 02:23, though just briefly until it unleashes cathedral-sized psych-pop bliss in the final minute. It’s an excellent, majestic effort that shows what Gibberish do well: developmental psych-pop with a magical feel.
Kayobe has just released his new single "Sun Don't Shine".
"My new single “Sun Don’t Shine” started as you can imagine: on a rainy day. I came back to my home studio after writing the day off otherwise and started messing around. Eventually, I came up with the beat, which was inspired by minimal dark electronic and hip-hop influences. After I came up with the beat I met and connected with Olive B. We went through a bunch of beats and ideas the first time we met up. “Sun Don’t Shine” really grabbed her attention so it was the first thing we decided to collaborate on. We wrote the lyrics on the track and her voice ended up being an incredible fit for the style of the song; her character really soared over the minimal nature of the beat.
After releasing their first single back in 2016, VEiiLA returns with, as dark as the title suggests, their brand new EP “Dive”. The track list includes 5 absolutely new records and a fresh reworked version of RDMV STR. About a year off since the previous release wasn’t spent in vain: besides studio work, VEiiLA played a handful of shows, sharing the stage with such acts like The Neighborhood, Sian Evans of Kosheen, Alex Clare, Above & Beyond and ATB, and released a number of videos, bringing their live sound to the new dimension.
“We are heroes. We are savages.” With the new EP VEiiLA rediscovers their so-called music for introverts in the new, darker and more intimate shape. Songs like Dive and Never Come Back are soaking with sadness yet remaining charged with energy. On the other hand Mantra, a hypnotic techno anthem, being the most “cheerful” in the album, as well as RDMV STR, bring darkness to the realm of rebel and a dead certain desire to make it their own way. The album’s title “Dive” reflects a state of solitude and edginess of a character behind those songs: whether your whole life is like cliff diving or you need to dive into the darkest depths of your soul to find yourself, these sounds will be with you.
Belau is one of the most promising chillwave newcomers: their first song, Island of Promise was chosen to the top hits of 2015 at Deezer Hungary and appears in HBO’s series, Aranyélet. In one and half years they had more than 100 live performances in 14 countries. The debut Belau full-length album, The Odyssey was released in 2016 featuring several outstanding guest vocalists, and won the Hungarian Grammy in best electronic music album category. After their long EU tour they are ready to release their brand new video.
“Take You to The Sea” – claims about their compositions. Belau originally started as a solo project, later it become a duo. In the world of Belau a constant buoyant mood and a sense of optimism meets innovative electronic beats. This genre of elegant and clean beats capturing the feeling of summer has been dubbed as sundowntempo.
Their first song, Island of Promise was chosen to the top hits of 2015 at Deezer Hungary, and the biggest Hungarian new portals. Now it counts nearly 500.000 views, appears in HBO’s series, Aranyélet, and also featuring in international commercials for Pepsi (33 countries). In one and half years they had more than 100 live performances in 14 countries across Europe, they played the biggest festivals of the region, like Eurosonic, Sziget, Reeperbahn, Untold.
The debut full-length album of the band, The Odyssey has been finally released in November 2016 with 12 new songs featuring several guest vocalists from the Hungarian underground scene. One of them is the greatest honor so far: winning the Hungarian Grammy’s, the Fonogram-awards for the best electronic album of the year. One of their song is also airplayed by BBC Radio 1. The long term goals of the ever-growing project include the creation of multiple concept LPs, each capturing the vibe of a different geographical region around the world.
The new Belau song, called Redefine brings back to us the summer vibes with a bit of Caribbean mood. One of the most interesting chillwave newcomers second album hopefully will be released around 2018 October, until they will continue their European tour.
"Previously operated under INDIANS and my given name Soren Juul. Both these names had outlived their artistic roles for me. I needed something new and different. TWIMM is more outgoing - a new beginning and a new chapter of where I see myself as an artist and songwriter now. There are no disguises. "Blame" is a song you sing to yourself but also wants and needs an audience. It’s about fighting for all the best intentions, a fight to make beauty appear, but a lost battle. You have to be ok letting go of all the good intentions and maintain a little respect for yourself."
GroundBurst is an instrumental rock trio whose sound strikes for the band’s kaleidoscopic approach and wide-open mindset. The band consists of Phil, Si, and Erik, respectively on guitars, bass & keys, and drums. These three talented musicians set out to create a lush, diverse and textural musical backdrop, borrowing from influences as diverse as electronic music, psychedelia, rock and even jazz with a minimalistic flair. Their recent release, “Triad” is an EP featuring 3 original compositions, as the title of the release might lead you to guess!
These Are Truly The Last Days is a musical project with a driven experimental twist. Their music blurs the lines between various genres, including ambient, electronica, glitch hop, and more. The project’s self-titled studio effort features 11 studio tracks.