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New Music: Amason - Went To War

Some more new music from Tastebuds users – watch out for these new acts posted by our Tastebuds Tastemakers over September. Users with bragging rights for being first to post them below each video.

1. Amason

Amason are Stockholm-based collective…or….”supergroup”, Gustav Ejstes (Dungen), Amanda Hollingby Matsson (Idiot Wind), Nils Törnqvist, Petter Winnberg (Little Majorette) and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow). Listening to it, you’d expect a windingly beautiful drive through the countryside – and that’s exactly what you get in the official video for “Went To War”:

BRAGGING RIGHTS: @dharam66

2. Hayden James

If you like your R&B electro-tinged this is one for you. Sydney-bred Hayden James’ EP, released on Aussie indie label Future Classic features production along the lines of BANKS and Hoodlem with pulsating bass and smooth vocals. This is “Embrace”:

BRAGGING RIGHTS: @dtbs

3. We Are Twin

The video for this single premiered on Rolling Stone yesterday – We Are Twin are singer Gabi Christine and producer Nicolas Balachandran and their debut EP was released on A&M/Octone Records. Pop with an bluesy-indie tinge – here’s “The Way We Touch”:

BRAGGING RIGHTS: @Julicity

4. The Julie Ruin

Not so much new as a new incarnation – the latest project from Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of nineties punk band, Bikini Kill and, later, Le Tigre, plus she’s currently the focus of a documentary that’s screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival, The Punk Singer. From The Julie Ruin, “Oh Come On”:

BRAGGING RIGHTS: @disregardedstars

5. Skarra Mucci

For the final act, possibly prompted by the Major Lazer association, from Kingston, Jamaica, dancehall act Skarra Mucci, just to mix it up a little. We haven’t gone for the Major Lazer remix though – instead we have for you an 8-bit inspired Reggae track, “Greater Than Great”:

BRAGGING RIGHTS: @jordicc

So we also have to give a special mention to the most added artist from Tastebuds users this month. We’ve purposely left them off the above list because this song has 103m YouTube views, and is so bad…well, we’ll let you decide whether it’s good or bad. Yes, it’s Ylvis asking “What does the Fox say?”:

We’re up to 9 songs on the playlist (We Are Twin not on Spotify yet):

Tastebuds Tastemakers New Music Spotify

Discoveries from October coming up!