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Demolition Day – our regular roundup of new music – went out live last Friday on the Killing Moon Facebook page. This week we were joined by KM royalty Draper, who is poised to release something uncharacteristically chilled in the near future… or, when it’s finished. Whichever comes first.

As ever, our choices can be found in the Killing Moon Demolition Day Spotify playlist, updated weekly.

Adrian Underhill – Weather

We kicked off with Weather, the new single from off of Underhill’s forthcoming album CU Again (out February next year). Jarred drums and sparse toy piano bubble beneath etherial stacked vocals.

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Holy Motors – Honeymooning

Once again my cutting-edge track choices aligned with those of Olivia, who covered this very track on Killing Moon earlier this week. No wonder – it’s a solid effort from the Estonian shoegazers, with warm delay-drenched vocals and guitar keeping us from succumbing to the offensively cold weather we’ve had this week. Debut album Slow Sundown lands February 2018.

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Saint Clair – Human Touch

Now for something moody. Londoner Emma Topolski emerged under the Saint Clair moniker earlier this year, with a string of tracks across single Train and EP D1. We spun new track Human Touch from upcoming EP D2, due early 2018; tastefully sparse production underpins mourning vocals and class pop songwriting.

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Videocean – Fruitless Fever

Peckham-based Videocean mesh psych sounds with soul songwriting; the band’s refrain of “I’m not the only one…” could sit well on a Donnie Hathaway record, if not for the sci-fi keyboards reaching for a euphoric peak (and boy, does it come).

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Juanita Stein – Black Winds

Every week I get over-excited and compare something to Ennio Morricone, though this is perhaps the closest we’ve gotten here on Demolition Day. Black Winds comes from Stein’s recently-released album America; writhing guitars dance sultry under aggressively whispered vocals. Turn it up and let it wash over you.

Tune in this Friday at 2pm for the next instalment of Demolition Day. And, if you’ve got something ripe we should hear, fire us an email at Ace.

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