The Day That Was: Wednesday 5th Feb, 2014: Kelela, St. Vincent, Bleeding Rainbow, Years & Years, Phantogram


1: Kelela took the day by storm with The High

I remember listening to a pretty good mixtape last year that brought me to Kelela’s profile but, if I’m honest, I had completely forgotten about that until now. A very mellow but outstanding song, and an amazing voice.

The High
Sources: Abeano, Brooklyn Vegan, My Old Kentucky Blog, Stereogum, Nialler9, Consequence of Sound, Pretty Much Amazing

2: St. Vincent releases another track from her upcoming album

In ongoing hype building, of which I’m not going to complain, here’s another track from St. Vincent’s eponymous album (I love using that word), due out on the 25th Feb. She’s also playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 20th! I’ve not got tickets, but having caught the last tour and her show with David Byrne, I’m confident it’ll be amazing.

Sources: Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Pretty Much Amazing

3: Bleeding Rainbow bring us back to earth with Images.

With an album also out 25th Feb, Bleeding Rainbow drag us back to hard hitting reality with this great song. I’ll keep this as short but not nearly as impactful as the song itself.

Sources: Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound

4: Years & Years have released this video for “Real”.

A great video albeit more surreal than the name might suggest, Years & Years have been able to recruit some recognisable faces to act out a dreamesque dance-off.

Sources: La.Ga.Sta, Golden Scissors, The Music Ninja

5: Phantogram is practically inviting collaboration with this subtle name drop.

Well, when you name a song after Bill Murray, what do you expect to happen?

Sources: Stereogum, Pretty Much Amazing, Potholes in my Blog

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