Although she’s too young to remember when alternative rock came into its own in the early 1990s, 21 year-old singer songwriter Hope Vista absolutely nails that sound on her new EP Prevail, which comes out tomorrow. With its hard-edged sound and emphasis on pop hooks (which is often reminiscent of the Matrix in their prime) it’s ironic that a sound so rooted in the past can sound like a breath of fresh air in 2015.
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Having ghostwritten for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Adam Levine, Avicii, Madonna, and Charli XCX, Sterling Fox has set out on his own and re;eased his new single “Angry Sons” last month, featuring UK DJ/singer Samantha Ronson on vocals. He’s now put out a video for the track, and as you can see below, it’s a brilliant mash-up of motorcycle movies, with Marianne Faithfull’s The Girl on a Motorcycle and David Lynch’s Lost Highway featuring prominently.
An amusingly cryptic narrative of Dadaist assemblage, Turkey’s hip-hop supergroup, 90BPM, presents the video clip for their second single from their premiere album, Kötülük Bizim Işimiz, a collection of alternative hip-hop that explores everything from Turkish funk to Prince Paul-styled turntablism.