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About Shirley Said Shirley Said’s sophisticated, experimental take on alt.digitalism was born in the town of Latina, near Rome, and inspired by artists ranging from Bjork to Portishead, Talk Talk to Sonic Youth, as well as auteurs like David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman. Originally a four-piece, the band performed at a series of prestigious national festivals and live video-based events, which emphasised their dedication to the visual as well as the aural. Subsequently relocating to London, Shirley Said resized to a two-piece, comprising Giulia Scarantino (lead vocal, synth, piano, fx) and Simone Bozzato (backing vocal, guitars, programming, efx). Their sensual, minimalist techno has soundtracked French docu-dramas, Italian TV series and an exclusive fashion film for Vogue. Now entrancing audiences in the English capital and beyond, Shirley Said's original, abstract electronica has been mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Lamb, The xx, The Knife and Polica.
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'Repurposing shoegaze from the Baltic's eastern banks,' Pinkshinyultrablast are a St Petersburg band whose debut album, 'Everything Else Matters', is out on 12 January. You can read a full review of their 'colourful emissions of propulsive space-rock' by Lost in the Manor's Nick Mee in this month's London In Stereo, but the group's excellent single 'Umi', below, supplemented by an appropriately dreamlike promo, is the perfect taster.
Everything Else Matters is out on 12 January on Club AC30
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Justifiably massive in their homeland, where they have released two albums, soundtracked two films and won numerous awards, including Best Song, Album of the Year and Best Dance Song, Keymono’s unique fusion of digitalism, fluid percussiveness and pulsing rootsy horns is now set to take the UK by storm. The band’s instrumental arsenal encompasses keys, trumpet, flute, sax, bass and drums to colour the bytes and beats that drive their sound. Citing influences as diverse as Prince, Chaka Khan, Little Dragon, Pink Floyd and Beethoven, theirs is a truly original mash-up of nailed-on floor-fillers that synthesise man and machine into an irresistible tribal groove. Trust us, Keymono’s rapturous high-energy electronica is not a sound you will be able to, or will be willing to, forget.
In 2013 KEYMONO signed a publishing deal with EMC/SONY music and released an album combining their past creations from their first 2 albums.
"A perfect blueprint for anyone who dares to fuse futuristic electronic sounds with strings and brass. The lower bass rumble in the drops is definitely one for the sub. This is pop the way we deserve it." Scott McGerty, Amazing Radio
"Keymono’s performance and energy was absolutely amazing and their adventurous sound will delight anyone with an ear for good dance music" Dylan Statow, The Peoples Music Awards
"This band just get better and better. 'Run Boy' is a beautiful slice of pop magic: slick and crispy and, as always, Daiva kills it on the vocals. A real summer hit" =EVM128= DJ/Producer/Somethinksounds
The Peoples Music Awards (international) Bubble in a trouble best Dance track Online Music Awards (international) Everything best Dance track.
Past Festivals UK: Soundcrash Alldayer, Sheep Music Festival Lithuania: (Be2Gether, KaunasJazz, Vilnius MamaJazz, Karkle, Tamsta Music Festival, Galapagai, Satta festival) Latvia: (Positivus, Pestivals) Estonia: Tallinn Music Week Russia: Don Chento Jazz Festival Georgia: Black Sea International Jazz Festival France: Europavox.