LPX – Tightrope

After stepping into the spotlight with her tour de force solo debut “Tightrope” earlier this year, Lizzy Plapinger (aka LPX) unveils a surrealistic and arresting music video for the song. The video was directed by longtime collaborator Mafalda Millies and shot in New York, featuring choreography by the inimitable Karole Armitage (Madonna’s “Vogue”, Michael Jackson’s “In The Closet”, et al). “Tightrope” was released to critical acclaim in late January, shortly after it was announced that Plapinger’s band MS MR would be taking a hiatus.

“This song is about wrestling with the dizzying highs and lows of throwing oneself wholly with heart, body and mind, towards a risk,” says Plapinger. “For the video I wanted to explore translating that internal battle into a physical one while highlighting the intensity and frenetic energy of the song.”

“Tightrope” is Plapinger’s first offering as LPX, with more music to be released in the months to come.

LPX – Tightrope


Elusive Day

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Old Smile has just released his debut LP, Elusive Day. We’ve been following Tom Herman (the lo-fi psych-rocker behind Old Smile) since 2014 when he released his first EP on cassette tape back in 2014 and I have to admit that I’ve been patiently waiting for this debut album with excitement. He produces an authentic flavour of rock that is hard to find. It’s chilled out and dreamy with a nod to 70s psychedelic music. He’s on the list of my favourite new artists and I think you should familiarize yourself with his sound.

Listen to the first single “Empty Lines” now or pre-order the full album (out in April) from the Two Syllable Records website.

Old Smile – Empty Lines


YOKE LORE – World Wings

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Yoke Lore is back again with a brand new single called “World Wings.” The Brooklyn-based singer/producer continues to weave a web of mythology with this track saying the song is about starting to whip the wings you have to shake things up around you. “If you sit still, you’ll be left behind; get up and don’t let anyone tell you to sit down. When things are hopeless, just keep moving.”

Have a listen to World Wings below and keep an eye out for Yoke Lore’s forthcoming EP, out this year.

YOKE LORE – World Wings


Sean Gadd – Radar Sounds

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Sean Gadd has broken off from his band Grouplove to embark on a new solo project. The first single off of his debut album is beautifully alt-rock folk song called “Radar Sounds.”

“I believe the places we go and people we meet don’t just happen by chance,” says Gadd, describing his thoughts behind the track. “There was always a force pulling us there.’Radar Sounds’ bring us together.”

Sean Gadd – Radar Sounds


Chillwave Wednesday CXXIX

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

Chillwave Wednesday is also available on Spotify. See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday 2017 each week on Spotify here: http://play.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

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Elisa Imperilee & Srigala – No more

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Elisa Imperilee and Srigala team up to bring us an electronic interpretation of soul music on their new EP, 1 o’clock club. The fist single off the EP is called “No More” and you can get a sample of it below.

Elisa Imperilee & Srigala – No more


James Blake: My Willing Heart (Starring Natalie Portman)

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James Blake has added “My Willing Heart” to his small archive of visual-accompanied songs. The Londoner, who’s never been one to over saturate YouTube with music videos, broke his 3 year long music-video-hiatus in style. His latest attempt stars none other than Natalie Portman, who was pregnant during production. The director, Anna Rose Holmer, forces viewers to share the intimacy of child birth with Portman by depicting her in a slow-paced, grey-scale setting.

“My Willing Heart” is an excerpt from James Blake’s latest album The Colour In Anything which was released last summer. Watch it here:


Polaroid Season

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California-based dream-pop outfit, Inspired & The Sleep, have just released their 3rd avocado (ehem, I mean single). It’s called “Polaroid Season” and it’s an organ drenched walk-along song. Pop this on your phone with your headphones plugged in, and you won’t be able to help but to put a pep in your step.

Inspired & the Sleep – Polaroid Season