We’ve covered Vancouver Sleep Clinic in the past, and suffice to say our love for them ain’t waning in the slightest. Sure, Tim Bettinson’s stage name might sound like a haven for insomniacs, but the music is far too arresting to drift off – Flaws takes the best of Bon Iver, mixes it with the aching wails of How to Dress Well, and turns out something stunning. Tick.
Ah, we love the fruits of a good transatlantic crossover. US producer Moon Boots has tied up with our very own Ellie Fletcher – aka Kyiki – to create one of the finest electronic pop collaborations we’ve ever heard. Use this to herald in your spring, and start a campaign for a whole EP out of these two.
Not to be confused with dismal club chain Oceana, Manchester-based youngling Oceaán is a far more exciting prospect. Turned Away is another example of the singer-producer’s talent for atmospheric electronic R&B, though unlike his peers there’s definitely a healthier focus on the electronic part. Wise move, because this is great.
We’ll keep this brief because everyone’s already been banging on about how great Tove Lo is – “I’m not on drugs/ I’m just in love” is going to be our standard dance refrain for the near future. That is all.