Catnapp is Argentinian-born, Berlin-based singer and producer Amparo Battaglia. Her single Mantis was a former #SOTD (1 May 2018). One year later and Catnapp is set to release her debut full length record ‘Break’ on Monkeytown Records. This track features the renowned Modeselektor (fellow Monkeytown Records signing and German electronic music duo consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). The album in available to pre-order on Bandcamp.
I have been giving the French InFiné label a lot of attention later. Here is another amazing artist, Tunisian producer and DJ Deena Abdelwahed. Deena starts her music career as vocalist for the jazz band So Soulful, and later moved behind the decks in deejay collective World Full of Bass. Back in November, Deena released her first solo album ‘Khonnar’ (Pronounced “Ronnar“), which is worth listening to on Spotify. And now we can also enjoy a follow-up remix album! The ‘Khonnar Remixes’ are avaialble as a 12″ Record/Vinyl and Digital Album at Bandcamp. This remix by Ital Tek (aka Alan Myson), an English electronic musician from Brighton (who despite having six albums on Planet Mu, I have somehow missed from #SOTD so far!).
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Former bassist for Artic Monkeys, Andy Nicholson is a producer/musician from Sheffield (UK). Having also founded the hip hop and indie-rock hybrid Mongrel, and being one half of Sticky Blood, the new GOLDTEETH project sees Nicholson finding and defining his own unique sound. From his forthcoming self-titled EP, ‘Doin Better’ features vocal from multi-talented and multi-faceted singer-songwriter Hannah Yadi.
Lead by guitarist C Joynes, this new project features members of experimental folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra, the electroacoustic composer Cam Deas, and fellow guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Nick Jonah Davis. Their first album together Borametz Tree is named after a semi-mythological plant described in 16th century travellers’ tales. Available now on Bandcamp, being released on Manchester (UK) based Thread Recordings.
Khruangbin (which literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai) is an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, featuring Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray “DJ” Johnson Jr. on drums. Their second album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ was one of my favourite albums of 2018! You can listen to previous #SOTD Maria También (29 Jan 2018); #SOTD Evan Finds The Third Room (4 Oct 2018); and full album on Spotify. And I also featured Khruangbin as the #ChristmasDaySOTD. Now the band are set to release a glorious dub version ‘Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo in dub)’. Available to pre-order was Record/Vinyl, CD and Digital Album from Bandcamp. Out on Night Time Stories.
Tool are an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, who were dominate in the alternative metal movement following the release of their second studio album Ænima (1996). Be sure to search for a translation of the lyrics when you get a chance! Originally released on Zoo Entertainment.
Brijean Murphy was one of indie’s most in-demand pop percussionists in 2018, performing for Poolside, Toro Y Moi, and U.S. Girls. Now Brijean collaborates with producer Doug Stuart to record her first album Walkie Talkie, upcoming on their own label Brijean and Dougie Stu Music. Available to pre-order as Digital Album on Bandcamp, as well as a pledge fund for a vinyl/record release.