Today’s Record Roundup brings you Lateral-thinking Scandinavian EDM with lounge and club music influences from Cashmere Cat, diagonal synths and tom tom-backed harmonies sung in London accents from the UK’s Thumpers, and album news from punky urchins Little Bastard.
Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells EP
Norway-bred producer/DJ/turntablist Cashmere Cat has made good on the acclaim he amassed for his 2012 debut EP, Mirror Maru, his remix of Miguel‘s Do You, and his talked-about international DJ appearances with the release of his new Wedding Bells EP via Future Classic.
The first track to be lifted from the EP, With Me, was premiered on BBC Radio 1, offering fans a chance to hear what they can expect from this new four-track release, which sources inspiration from R&B, French electro, and the low-end of 00’s-era club hip-hop.
Watch: Cashmere Cat – With Me
Thumpers – Galore
Colourful London alt-pop pair Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr, better known to fans as Thumpers, have announced the release of their debut album, Galore, for Friday, 21st March on HUB The Label, home to such local names as Glass Towers and Dappled Cities, via Inertia.
Galore will see simultaneous US release on legendary indie house Sub Pop (Nirvana), who have welcomed the duo as their latest signees. Readers can check out the clip for Thumpers’ vibrant, positively variegated new single, Sound of Screams, below.
Watch: Thumpers – Sound of Screams
Little Bastard Announce Debut Album
With the buzz generated by their showcase at last year’s BIGSOUND in Brisbane still resonating, Sydney seven-piece Little Bastard have announced that they have signed to ABC Music imprint FOUR | FOUR, joining a roster that includes Tim Rogers and The Snowdroppers.
The band, who trade in a punky mesh of guitars, bass, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin, have also announced that they have concluded recording sessions at Sydney’s Jungle Studios with The Jezabels producer Lachlan Mitchell for a debut album due out in May.
Watch: Little Bastard – Tram Jam