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Issue 61 Introducing: Wolf Alice, King Dinosaur, Strange Hands

Here are some new bands we wrote about in Issue 61!


Strange Hands
The flag bearers for French music, apart from our FOB artist Madeon have been Kitsuné and Domino artists. But what about the underground? The oh-so contagious and unstoppable psychedelia trend has spread to the scene across the pond and exported Bordeaux natives Strange Hands to London. Their debut LP, Dead Flowers, is out now through the Italian label Shit Music For Shit People. Expect thick, heavy guitar riffs, organ-like keys, and fuzzy vocals. One of the members, Lucas Donaud, happens to be a multitalented chap, having designed the lusciously trippy artwork too. RAD!


Wolf Alice
If you’re craving any proper nineties indie then Wolf Alice may be for you. Incredible melodies and instrumentals, played by very pretty girl and boys. The only song on their Soundcloud at the moment is ‘Leaving You’, a more chill number; however, this is an indication of their suberb song writing. They’ve already supported hipster band of choice Peace, the lead singer is going out with that guy with the hair from Swim Deep. We saw Wolf Alice twice in the space of a week in November – that’s how much we love ‘em. With Radio One airplay under their belts, Wolf Alice are an alt band on the rise.


King Dinosaur
James Berkeley has been doing music things for a long time under a number of different guises – most of his life, in fact – and we couldn’t imagine him doing anything else. King Dinosaur is his first major project, and having been picked up by the electronic music tastemakers at Your Army, he’s already had his debut single appear on Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 show as well as DJ EZ’s slot on Kiss FM. The track in question, ‘The Night’, is a full-on glitchfest with his own almost satin-textured vocals on top. With big bass beats, a thick stew of synth samples and a smooth, airy melody, there’s something for everyone in this track. And King Dinosaur is definitely one to keep an eye on.


-Bronya Francis

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