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John Moods – It Ain’t Your Time

Apologies for the extended hiatus. Glastonbury happened, then it took me a week before I could really even start listening to music again, never mind write about it, but here we are: I’m back, and PROMISE to never abandon you again.

Anyway, TPW favourite John Moods put out a new single last week, and here it is in all its nostalgic glory, reminiscent of the gorgeous lofi aesthetic of the similarly brilliant Molly Nilsson. Heartbreaking melodies will aways be welcome round these parts.

https://www.instagram.com/johnmoods

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matt mcwaters – Morning Dew

The latest single from matt mcwaters – who collaborates with Ta-ku as the duo Please Wait – Morning Dew was written after mcwaters and his guitar player Ilan Karasik spent countless hours listening to D’Angelo’s Voodoo at their day jobs, then jamming together after work. mcwaters also cites artists like Brent Faiyaz and Jordan Rakei as key influences, but for me the largest presence here is Thundercat, both in the vocal performance and the languid bassline and general hazy atmosphere. Whatever else it sounds like though, the main takeaway is that it sound great: ideal soundtrack to a stupidly hot day in London – or wherever you happen to be.

https://soundcloud.com/mcwtrs

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LOU – Love Is A Lie

LOU is a Greek singer, songwriter and producer who’s latest single is a real hidden gem: dark, brooding bedroom pop with a terrifically haunting vocal and a creeping intensity that builds up beautifully as the track progresses. Also, the video includes burning candyfloss which is something I’ve never seen before. Come for the music, stay for the immolation of confectionary.

https://soundcloud.com/lou2019

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Sofie – Try To Reach Me

Sofie Fatouretchi was born in California to Austrian and Iranian parents, and spent time in Vienna studying at music conservatory in her teens. Over the last 6 months or so she’s been releasing a steady stream of very good bedroom pop, so hopefully there’s an album coming before too long. Try To Reach Me is restrained yet quietly insistent, and I especially love the twangy bass guitar that rolls in halfway through. Sofie was also one of the original Boiler Room US crew and has put together a number of excellent mixes over the years, including this one for XLR8R which is worth checking out.

EDIT: Just found out that the album is due this week – so really not long to wait at all.

https://www.instagram.com/sofieroyer/