After meeting at one of London's longest-running music conservatories, vocalist/violinist/songwriter Georgia Ellery and electronic producer Taylor Skye formed Jockstrap. The band's intentionally crude name stood in stark contrast to their strange but sophisticated sounds, with Ellery's diaphanous songwriting and gentle vocals disrupted by Skye's harsh, unpredictable production. After releasing a handful of music independently, Jockstrap signed on with Warp for the release of their 2020 EP Wicked City. Ellery and Skye were both students at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late 2010s, eventually meeting up after attending some of the same concerts and events. In addition to the jazz violin program that took her to music school, Ellery was also writing songs on piano, and sent Skye some informal demos. From these demos, the two formed new project Jockstrap around 2018, recruiting some friends who played strings to flesh out their recordings and even assist the duo live. Their EP, Love Is the Key to the City, was released in 2018 and quickly drew attention from press, fans, and established artists all enamored with the duo's beguiling style. In November of 2018, they contributed to Dean Blunt's Soul on Fire EP alongside Mica Levi and A$AP Rocky. Buzz continued to grow around the duo and they signed on with experimental electronic label Warp in 2020. In advance of their second EP, Wicked City, Jockstrap released singles "Acid" and "The City." The EP was released in early June of that year.
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Debütalbum "Every Kingdom" wurde mit dreifachem Platin ausgezeichnet und seitdem hat Ben Howard sein musikalisches Genie auf weltweiten Arena-Shows und mit über 1 Milliarde Spotify-Streams unter Beweis gestellt. Nun kehrt er mit seiner Sommer Tour erneut nach Deutschland zurück.
Poised as a generational titan, anointed in an ethereal amalgamation of R&B and jazz, with traces of reggae, Pip Millett is every bit the artist of those who came before her, and demonstrated glimmers of her potential across singles such as “Drunk & Alone” and her formalised debut single “Make Me Cry” — the latter of which served as her inaugural, 2019 COLORS performance.
Charlotte Dos Santos exists in a lane all her own. As a fiercely independent producer, singer, composer and arranger, she takes full ownership over her art, imbuing it with feather-light vocals one moment and a rumbling piano line the next. Her warm, emotive and jazz-inflected songwriting weaves seamlessly between themes of identity, womanhood and human connection.
KEG are a seven piece. Albert (vocals), Joel (bass) & Will (synth) grew up together around the seaside Yorkshire town of Bridlington; and like many artists growing up in removed quarters of the country, they shared a yearning to leave. Spreading to different parts of the country after leaving school, they found their bandmates in their respective cities and found one another once again on the southern shores of Brighton.
Ryan Karazija is an artist-traveler. However, his journey through life and music is not just about himself. It is also for the listeners who find in Low Roar's music the path they want to follow, or a place that they have been looking for a long time.
On their earthy, jubilant new album, the Columbus, Ohio, band Caamp examine those in-between days that make up a life—not the best or most eventful days, certainly not the worst or most tragic, but those full of small pleasures and forgotten disappointments.
We are so excited to bring you into our Sacred Ground world again. To gather, to dance, to be in play, and in communion and deepening with one another. We have so much amazing music, workshops, gathering spaces, nature, and ourselves to explore.
Toro y Moi’s seventh studio album, MAHAL, is the boldest and most fascinating journey yet from musical mastermind Chaz Bear. The record spans genre and sound—encompassing the shaggy psychedelic rock of the 1960s and ‘70s, and the airy sounds of 1990s mod-post-rock—taking listeners on an auditory expedition, as if they’re riding in the back of Bear’s Filipino jeepney that adorns the album’s cover.
Kovacs is a multi-talented diamond in the rough. Starting her career in music predominantly, she’s extended her talents into art, fashion and culture.