Monday, 21 August 2017

Playlist: Remy's Best of International Playlist - Issue #014

Public Service Broadcasting They Gave Me A Lamp
Public Service Broadcasting - play The Academy, Dublin, on the 24th January


Info: On our latest International Playlist we find ourselves in an unusually narrow space geographically, with an almost 33% equal split between our neighbours in the U.K., Scandinavia and the United States. We open with a remix via Plaid of London duo Public Service Broadcasting's single 'They Gave Me A Lamp' from their latest album Every Valley, an homage and historical recognition of the Welsh mining community from days gone by. 

We're off to the Northern Hemisphere next and Ólafur Arnalds' collaboration with Janus Rasmussen on the duo's track 'Blurred' under the moniker of Kiasmos. In addition there are amazing tracks courtesy of Sunni Colón's 'Little Things' produced by Kaytranada, Rome's London-based duo Malihini give us the immensely enjoyable 'Drums Rock and Roll' and The Anatomy of Frank from Virginia, USA provide a joyous and care-free number via their new single 'The Sunken Coast'.

PSB - They Gave Me A Lamp (Album Version)

Much intrigue and joyously bending guitar effects are to be found on Argentinian-based-in-London Malena Zavala's 'Should I Try', it's so nonchalant you may as well be laying on a bed of cotton as it washes over you. Oakland-based indie and dream-pop act Madeline Kenney who has featured her previously in the past, releases hazy new single 'Big One' from forthcoming album Night Night At The First Landing which is out on 1st of September, and we can't wait to dip all of our toes in it.

A track that drew me in straight away with it's lush retro 80's aesthetic was the new single from Finnish ambient electro-indie band Typeface 'Someone Else', it is in fact glorious and probably my favourite international electro-pop release this year. Gothenburg's Holy Family shared new single 'Empty Gestures' not so long ago, and another single is coming this week, but I'm really digging their anthemic and visual sound, with tiny strands of their compatriots Kent, Holy Family create a most uplifting and exhilarating experience for the listener. 

Finally someone whose sound and overall package has me very curious and desiring more, from Mississippi and currently located in L.A. we introduce your ears to Dent May and his new single 'Picture On A Screen'. It has a silent movie comedy feel, you can imagine Charlie Chaplin goofing to this song with little vexation. May is probably going to be everywhere at some point in 2018.

Listen to Issue #13 of our best of independent International Playlist right here http://thebestofmusicandfilm.blogspot.ie/2017/08/playlist-remys-best-of-international.html

1. Public Service Broadcasting - They Gave Me A Lamp (Plaid Remix) - London
2. Kiasmos - Blurred - Ólafur Arnalds - Reykjavík (Iceland)
3. Sunni Colón - Little Things - Los Angeles (USA)
4. Malihini - Drums Rock and Roll - Rome (based in London- UK)
5. The Anatomy of Frank - The Sunken Coast - Virginia (USA)
6. Malena Zavala - Should I Try - (Argentina - London-based)
7. Madeline Kenney - Big One - Oakland, CA (USA)
8. Typeface - Someone Else - Jyväskylä (Finland)
9. Holy Family - Empty Gestures - Gothenburg (Sweden)

10. Dent May - Picture On A Screen - (Mississippi - Los Angeles-based) (USA)

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