Track Of The Day: Sandunes – ‘Eleven Eleven’ feat. Landslands

A unique musicality informed by jazz, spirituality, experimental folk and electronic music; Sandunes has shared her new single ‘Eleven Eleven’ featuring Landslands. The track is taken from her new EP of the same name, which is set for release on 6th September via !K7.

Sandunes (aka Sanaya Aredeshir) recorded her 11:11 EP whilst travelling between between Mumbai, London and Berlin. She blends these three different cultures seamlessly in to one seductive, electronic listening experience. Her respect for the works of Philip Glass, Andrew Ashong, Anoushka Shankarthe, and the experimental music of Sudan Archives have merged in to a homage to what she calls the “diverse spiritualists” that surround her.

As well as creating her own music, Sandunes actively encourages other musicians in Mumbai where she’s based. She is a member of DASTA – a community collective of six beatmakers at the forefront of India’s electronic music scene, and runs courses for young producers and artists committed to exposing, promoting and exporting the music. In 2017, Sandunes also worked with the Barbican as part of their “Different Trains 1947 project”, a collaborative response by artists including Actress and Darkstar, responding to the 70th anniversary of the declaration of India’s independence.

Sandunes will be returning to the UK to headline The Pickle Factory in East London on the 12th September, to coincide with the release of her new EP. Listen to her mesmerising new single below, and follow Sandunes on Facebook for more updates.

 

Get tickets for Sandunes gig at The Pickle Factory on 12th September here.

Photo credit: Jishnu Chakraborty

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: Nadia Tehran – ‘Down’

Iranian-Swedish artist and producer Nadia Tehran has shared her new single ‘Down’, and it’s an atmospheric, sharply produced piece of songwriting. Taken from her upcoming debut album which is set for release later this year, Nadia’s vocals rise and fall over glitchy beats and enthralling melodies.

‘Down’ features production from Nadia herself, as well as Fabian “DJ Haydn” Berglund & Patrick Alvarsson, and was mixed by Lexxx (Björk, Fatima Al Qadiri, Jamie Woon). The artist is set to perform at the YEAR0001 Official SXSW showcase on March 14th 2019 alongside Merely, Bladee, Nadia Tehran, Thaiboy Digital, V**gra Boys and Yung Lean too.

Growing up in a Muslim Iranian family in a small Christian town in the middle of Sweden, Nadia Tehran is no stranger to the exploration of cultures and boundaries, and her music is reflective of her ability to mesh these existing worlds together to create something entirely new. Listen to ‘Down’ below and follow Nadia on Facebook for more updates.

Credit: Joakim Eklof

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

PREMIERE: Host – ‘b4me’

“Cut your hair but not your ties” advises Irish artist Host on her new track ‘b4me’, which we’re premiering exclusively on Get In Her Ears today. The song is an infectious slice of electro-pop that navigates the tricky territory between being in love with the idea of being loved, and not being able to reciprocate that desire.

Following on from her debut single ‘Goodbye’, Host has spent most of her year writing, recording and producing music alone. ‘b4me’ is another sharply produced offering from the newcomer, who had this to say about her new track: “Usually, like many other artists, I write my songs based off an exaggerated version of the truth; but ‘b4me’ is far from fiction. I produced the song fully before adding a lyrical element to the music and for me, that alone spoke volumes, but sometimes you just have to speak your thoughts aloud to make them fully register”.

Fact or Fiction: we’re happy to dance along to Host’s upbeat tunes. Listen to ‘b4me’ below, and follow her on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Esther Joy – ‘Day 4 (Landing)’

Unusual artist Esther Joy has released the second track from her upcoming record The Acid Caves Vol 1 (released April 27th), and it’s a warped ear-worm which continues to document the story of the character at the centre of the concept record: young alien Silipur.

The London-based producer’s electronic manipulations on new single ‘Day 4 (Landing)’ are mind-bendingly catchy, and Esther has accompanied them with the following explanation:

“This song is the second in the Acid Caves story, following a young alien ‘Silipur’ in a world where all intelligent lifeforms are able to see in a new dimension called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos gives the ability to see, understand and manipulate emotional energy which is fuelling the universe. Humans are the only beings that lack this ability as a fixation on ego stunted their natural evolution.

‘Day 4 (Landing)’ is based on Silipur’s first day on Earth. She is overwhelmed by the psychological state of the planet and the emotional toxicity of it’s atmosphere. Humans cannot understand ‘The Chaos’ and have therefore left their planet to emotional ruin. I wanted this song to feel violent and intrusive, as if you are experiencing the extremity and destruction of earth for the very first time.”

We’re enthralled by Esther’s narratives and are highly anticipating the next slice. Listen to “Day 4 (Landing)” below, and follow Esther Joy’s alien tales on Facebook.