Youth Sector - Mathilde Fernandez - Winona Oak - Junaco

Youth Sector have just released 'Renting Spaces In My World' a crisp post punk song where the vocals have plenty of eighties new wave influence, the music is rhythmic & vibrant and when you put it all together, the whole is hook fueled and potent.

Mathilde Fernandez has just shared her latest single 'Chanteuse De Guerre' along with a suitably matched and impressive video, whether you understand the lyrics, or not, this is just to hard to resist.

We have two versions of  'He Don't Love Me' the new 'Stripped' version, along with a live video piece. Winona Oak is of course the artist and both versions are gorgeous, intimate and full of feeling.

Finally today we have Junaco and a song titled 'In Between' a gentle, tender and melodic piece where the vocals shine and the acoustic backdrop is just right.

Youth Sector - Renting Spaces In My World.

Brighton’s latest post-punk exports Youth Sector explode onto the scene with swashbuckling new release Renting Spaces In My World, out now.

Offering up a unique blend of drawling vocal melodies sashaying above sharp, crooked guitars, the quintet incorporate the influences of Talking Heads, Devo and Preoccupations with howling ‘80s-esque synths and angry driving bass lines to create a thrilling indie anthem bursting with tenacity.

“Renting Spaces In My World is about someone struggling to get to grips with reality”, the band revealed. “The lyrics tell the story of someone who, in their own grandiose delusion believes they own the whole world and all other people are like paying customers, renting the opportunity to exist within it”.

With their early releases having received widespread tastemaker approval and spins across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music), not to mention an esteemed list of support slots alongside acts including Our Girl, King Nun and Goat Girl, the indie newcomers are primed for the spotlight and eager to take full advantage.

Youth Sector’s Renting Spaces In My World is released 21st June and will be available via all digital platforms. Youth Sector is Nick Tompkins (guitar, vocals), Josh Doyle (bass), Brad Moore (guitar), Harvey Dent (synth), Karl Tomlin (drums).

Live Dates:
26 June – The Old Blue Last, London
13 July – Patterns, Brighton (Hidden Herd Festival).


Mathilde Fernandez - Chanteuse De Guerre.

Los Angeles record company Bordel Records is proud to announce the latest single from Mathilde Fernandez, "Chanteuse de Guerre", from her upcoming EP 'Back In Las Vegas'.

“Chanteuse de Guerre”, was born from the desire to create a monster. In mixing lyrical poetry laced with sarcasm and the absurd, Fernandez portrays a political icon who seduces and reassures the masses to face the horrors of the world. At the same time, she feeds on drama and misery to enhance her rhetoric while giving the impression of endless commitment.

The accompanying music video was produced in the city of Nezahualcóyotl, one of the largest slums in the suburbs of Mexico. Fernandez collaborates with Los Cogelones, a musical quartet of brothers who mix traditional instruments, Aztec songs and English punk rock. They play as music teachers and coach the military band of primary school students. Throughout their teaching Los Cogelones with to instill upon the younger generation values of discipline and collective work worthy of the heritage of their Aztec ancestors. Fernandez integrates her young War Singer into all of this, feigning political speech in a choreographed and terrifying kind of child's play.

"Chanteuse de Guerre" is the lead single off Mathilde Fernandez's EP 'Back In Las Vegas', out everywhere on September 20th.

Mathilde Fernandez is a singer and performer whose world combines dramatic visual arts, both living and plastic, is supplemented with powerful electro stylings and wild lyrical influences in her voice. As she began her multi media universe journey, Mathilde Fernandez enhanced her baroque universe with such collaborations such as Perez, La Femme, Casual Gabberz or Christophe. She released her first EP in December 2015 entitled Live in Las Vegas and “Hyperstition” in the Fall of 2018. Mathilde lives and works between Brussels and Paris.


Winona Oak - He Don't Love Me (Stripped).

Swedish born, LA-based artist Winona Oak releases a stripped down version of her debut single “He Don’t Love Me” via Neon Gold Records / Atlantic Records. The single comes accompanied by a stunning and intimate, live performance video as well.

Winona Oak introduces her debut single “He Don’t Love Me” as follows: “We’re all capable of falling for people who don’t value us, grasping for a leaving hand. But we must understand that we’re just as capable of realizing that our worth does not lay in those heavy hands.”

Born and raised in the Nordic forests of Sweden on a small crop of land called Sollerön - known as the Island of the Sun - Winona Oak is every bit as enchanting as her origin story. With a childhood spent encountering more animals than people, she grew up a trained horse acrobat and pursued creative expression however she could, writing poetry and songs from a young age. Born into a musical family, Winona sang throughout her youth and began playing violin at 5 years old and piano at 9 years.

After moving to Stockholm to pursue her passion for music, a leap of faith to attend Neon Gold Records’ writing retreat in the Nicaraguan jungle in 2017 led her to Australian electronic maestro What So Not. She would go on to co-write his next two singles "Better" and "Stuck In Orbit", eventually stepping into the spotlight as both the writer and featured artist on his 2018 single "Beautiful".

Last year, Winona Oak covered “Don’t Save Me” from fellow Neon Gold Records signees HAIM for the label’s 10 year anniversary compilation: NGX: Ten Years of Neon Gold. The minimal production allows Winona Oak’s ethereal voice to shine through, slower than the original and drenched in ethereal melancholy. Now signed to Neon Gold / Atlantic Records and published by Warner-Chappell, she closed out 2018 collaborating with The Chainsmokers on their viral hit single “Hope”, co-written by Winona and featuring her stunning lead vocals, and currently boasting 250 million streams across all platforms globally.


Junaco - In Between.

Junaco is the foundation of Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa. Born in the unincorporated mountain town on the outskirts coastal Northern California, the duo found an escape from musical conventions. Fleeing the rituals of rushing through songs, away from the nonsense of worrying, a budding partnership was found based equally on half-parts progression and melody. Mellow bursts of epiphany and pleas of gentle seduction give way to driving grooves in Junaco’s music, leaving the immediate fan with a delicate, instantly familiar and completely unassailable batch of songs.

Jaffer, a natural talent whose limbs were too long to dance, met a counterpart in LaRosa, a guitarist and percussionist’s dream who from a young age had been told that “musician” wasn’t an achievable career. Though conventionally unlikely on the global scale that a Pakistani songstress would find her way into the creative adventures of a drummer from Indianapolis, they found in their partnership a desire to make music for music’s sake; to write honest songs that meant something true enough for themselves, that someone else might be able to take it and make it true for them, as well.

The forthcoming EP helmed by Omar Yakar (War on Drugs, Perfume Genius) from Boulevard Recording, whose engineering and production prowess brought this young and refreshing outfit’s mountainous incubations to life. The duo initially set out with the intention of nothing but creation and expression and resulted in a stunning collection of tracks detailing the emotions of freedom. Jaffer reveals, “The underlying theme is about coming to terms with experiences and hardships we have faced and finally putting them out there. It’s very healing”.

Junaco hope to create music that will leave listeners feeling a sense of connection and closeness to. With the aim to remind others of our innate human emotions, Junaco’s debut EP highlights just how similar we are at our cores.