Vök+ KUDU BLUE + MATT MCCLAFFERTY

Icelandic electronic dream-pop trio Vök officially announce their sophomore full-length LP In The Dark slated for release on March 1st, 2019. They’ve already shared three album single and the new single, “Spend The Love ” frontwoman Margrét Rán comments: “Originally written to be a ‘gay’ anthem song, ‘Spend The Love’ is our new dance song which tackles the theme of anti-consumerism. There is a humour in it and a hypocrisy”.

“Spend The Love” follows the release of earlier album singles “Night & Day” and “Autopilot,” The trio are on the heels of a string of highly successful live dates, including their U.S. debut with several concerts in select cities as well as their live performances at this year’s Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík and support for Editors in Germany & Poland in November.

In The Dark is an eleven track collection written and recorded by Margrét Rán and Einar Stef in collaboration with UK producer James Earp. The LP sees Vök exploring their pop sound even further than before, creating their most immediate sounding and most accessible album yet. Recorded in Vök’s home studio in Reykjavík and in Notting Hill, London in early 2018, each song on In the Dark has its own definable character or theme, from “Night & Day’s” obsession to “Autopilot’s” crushing disappointment.

“Led by the supremely talented Margrét Rán…gentle melodic muscle” – The Line of Best Fit

“the hype around Margrét Rán and co …. in fact completely justified.” – Clash

Vök Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Night & Day’ below:


Kudu Blue are a Brighton-based 5 piece blending a range of nostalgia-tinged influences from 90’s trip hop and electronica through to 00’s garage.

Known for ambitious live setups and driven by the challenges which come with translating intricate electronic compositions to engaging and electrifying performances, Kudu Blue are constantly forced into testing their limits as musicians. The resulting sound is one heavily layered with textured instrumentation and vivid, memorable songwriting.

Kudu Blue Links: Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

 

 

Watch the official music video for ‘AURAS’ below:


Matt McClafferty is a singer/ songwriter currently studying at the University of Birmingham. His original songs blend an alternative style with pop influences.

Matt McClafferty Links: SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to ‘Kiss Me’ below: