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Stream: Exhale - Ecstasy

Exhale is the title track from London five-piece Ecstasy's debut EP, due for release on 9 December through National Anthem. 

This kind of sounds like a noisy sound clash between the empowered female harmonies of Haim meets the aggression of the excellent CHVRCHES... Which makes sense given that label National Anthem is also home to both of those artists. There's a slight otherworldly feel to this - dream pop and candy all at once. Keep an eye out for the EP next month. 

Video: Who Needs You - The Orwells

Slouch-garage-rock from Chicago Illinois band The Orwells here on this video for 'Who Needs You'. The track is lifted from the forthcoming National Anthem / East End Records release, due 9 September.

David Sitek produces this lead track and it's a surprisingly rough & ready sound for him, though not too far from his early (and more recent) Yeah Yeah Yeahs production work. 

You can catch the band on tour next month:

  • 9th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • 10th September – White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo’s, London
  • 11th September – Sebright Arms, London
  • 12th September – The Green Door Store, Brighton
  • 13th September – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester