Balthazar – Then What

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Balthazar are an alternative pop band, with rock, electro and hiphop influences.

The band fronted by Maarten Devoldere is composed of Jinte Deprez, Patricia Vanneste, Simon Casier and Christophe Claeys. They were formed at the end of 2004 in Kortrijk-Belgium and anticipated their first album with gigs all over Europe and a tour in South Africa.

Their debut album Applause was released in Benelux, March 2010, and both the album as well as their live performances were received with much critical acclaim.

Then What is taken from their forthcoming album Thin Walls.

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The Weather – 1983

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The Weather began as Campfire Ok, the creation of songwriter Mychal Cohen who, in 2010, began recording what would become Campfire Ok’s debut album, Strange Like We Are (2011).

After a very fruitful album cycle for Strange, the band has signed to the Seattle-based Fugitive Recordings and released their sophomore album, When You Have Arrived, in September of 2013. In late 2013 the band experiences heavy line up changes which brought a new sound. The Weather was born.

The band has just completed recording it’s debut album as The Weather with producers Chad Copelin and Jarod Evans.

1983 is taken from their debut album Waters Electric, available in early 2015.


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Varick – We All Know The Rest

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Keith Varick has been composing and playing piano since the age of 6, eventually studying music theory and composition.

After moving to the NYC and finding his way, Varick teamed up with producer David Sisko, (remixer of Cut Copy, Goldfrapp, Roxy Music and others) to start recording the demos he had been building up.

His music is best described as the merging of 90’s introspective melancholia alternative with modern electronica, and ethereal melodies on top of heavy, edgy synths with pulsing beats.

We All Know The Rest is taken from his first EP titled Boundless, released in November last year.


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Django Django – First Light

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Although this psychedelic art pop quartet formed in London at the end of 2008, the bandmembers had met earlier in the decade at the Edinburgh College of Art. Vocalist and guitarist Vinny Neff and drummer Dave Maclean played their first impromptu East London live dates with Duncan Marquiss of Glasgow’s the Phantom Band on bass. Jimmy Dixon soon stepped in to replace him, however, and graphic designer Tommy Grace joined on keyboards to complete their core lineup.

Django Django released their self-titled debut album on 30 January 2012. The album featured already released singles Waveforms and Default.

First Light is taken from their forthcoming second album.

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Moon King – Roswell

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Moon King is the recording project of Toronto natives Daniel Woodhead and Maddie Wilde, longtime friends and musical collaborators. They weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion.

After two EPs of punchy, hard-hitting dream-rock, the duo are getting ready to release their debut full-length, Secret Life, on April 14.

Roswell is the first single taken from that album.

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