Nilüfer Yanya is fascinatingly idiosyncratic on ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The Year’
November 14, 2018
2018 has been a big year for Nilüfer Yanya, with a nomination from BBC for the Sound of 2018 and an international tour as an opening act for Interpol and Sharon Van Etten. It’s no secret why her talent is being recognized; Yanya’s guitar-propelled narratives and unique, mixed timbre of “Plant Feed,” her debut EP, easily entrance any listener. “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year,” the artist’s newest single, is no exception to this vulnerability, but distinguishes itself through the use of her full vocal register, from the crooning ooh’s of the intro to the jagged vocal breaks of the chorus. Despite its prosaic title, the track is Yanya’s most complex to date, trading in the traditional verse-chorus-bridge-chorus structure for a simple refrain and outro. Accompanied by Mitski-like viscerality with breathy desperation and blunt one-liners like “Game over I’m/ Heartbroken, and/ I gave you up,” Yanya leaves no doubt as to why you need to watch her in 2019.
Jack White has revealed visuals for his single ‘Corporation’
White released his third studio album ‘Boarding House Ranch’ on March 23rd, ,’Corporation’ is one of the songs featured on the record. The video for this song was directed by Jodeb and is action-packed. Previously he released videos for his songs ‘Connected By Love’ and ‘Over and Over and Over’. Jack White is currently on tour in support of his album, he will be visiting an array of cities in North America and Europe throughout August and September. Check out all the dates here. Read our review of ‘Boarding House Ranch’ here.
Summerfest takes place every year at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. The festival was established in 1968 and to this day Summerfest continues to unite thousands of people every year for 11 days filled with music, food, and fun. Over the years the festival has experienced so much growth and today is recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”. With over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, and an attendance of 850,000 people yearly it is no doubt that it is the largest. The festival hosts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent, and local favorites making it an event that caters to everyone’s tastes.
On June 27th Imagine Dragons stopped by Summerfest to headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheatre. Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their 2017 album ‘Evolve’ however they recently released a track featuring Kygo titled ‘Born To Be Yours’. All tour dates can be found here.
Youth Gallery release clip for their song, ‘Off My Mind’
Cape Town garage rockers Youth Gallery recently released their debut EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. The video they have shared is for their song ‘Off My Mind’, that was released as a part of the EP. The band previously shared visuals for their song ‘Wait’, check it out here. Listen to the 4 track EP below and be sure to follow the band on Instagram for updates here.
Arcade Fire has just released a video for their song ‘Chemistry’ that was released as a part of their 2017 album ‘Everything Now’. The music video was directed by Ray Tintori but was animated by Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty). Their previous video was a short film titled ‘Money + Love’. Arcade Fire are booked for a few European dates this month, check them out here.
Youth Gallery released a new EP and a video for their song ‘Wait’
Youth Gallery are a Cape Town based indie duo you should most definitely be looking out for. They just recently shared their second EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. In support, the band has also shared visuals for ‘Wait’, one of the songs off the EP. ‘Tv Yellow’ features 4 new tracks, listen to them below and on all other streaming services here.
Sticky Fingers are officially back with new song ‘Kick On’
Sticky Fingers have returned from their 12-month hiatus and have announced a world tour, and shared a single titled ‘Kick On’. The world tour is set to take place in June and they will be visiting cities in North America, Oceania, and Asia. All the dates can be found here. The Aussies have been through a lot over the last few months, but this new single and tour seems to be a fresh start for the band. ‘Kick On’ is the bands first release since their 3rd studio album ‘Westway (The Glitter & the Slums)’ that was released in 2016. Sticky Fingers are “a melting pot of psych, rock, reggae, & bourbon”.
The Arctic Monkeys are back. It’s been 5 years since their landmark album AM, which was released in 2013. Now, the Sheffield group is back with a new album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, which comes out May 11th. It’s not clear what type of sound we’ll be getting from this album, but nevertheless, it will be exciting. The new album is available for pre-order here. Previously the Monkeys had also announced that they will be playing a bunch of festivals in Europe and North America. All the dates can be found here.
01. Star Treatment 02. One Point Perspective 03. American Sports 04. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 05. Golden Trunks 06. Four Out of Five 07. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip 08. Science Fiction 09. She Looks Like Fun 10. Batphone 11. The Ultracheese