Unknown Pleasures #86 ft. Natten, IAN SWEET, Slaughter Beach

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IAN SWEET (Photo: Eleanor Petry)

Swedish ‘psykonautdisko’, scatty Brooklyn rock ‘n’ roll and delectable Danish dream-pop are all featured in the latest edition of our regular new music round-up from Getintothis’ Patrick Clarke.

That golden space between gloom and groove is a glorious place to be, and its exactly where we find Stockholm collective Natten on their new record Dolce Vita, a genre they self-proclaim as psykonautdisko.

Though they find plenty of opaque space to recline into drifts of unnerving ambience, it’s when the group hit a trench of throbbing, dub-hinting bass that they hit a supreme stride. Flying with effortless momentum, drifts of whacked-out sax and twisted vocals complete a kaleidoscopic cauldron of dance, psych, kraut and dub.

For hundreds more undiscovered delights, be sure to delve into the Unknown Pleasures archive here

Brooklyn trio IAN SWEET, finally, release their debut LP Shapeshifter in September, their first since expanding singer Jilian Medford‘s solo project IAN to a full-fledged band. Slime Time Live, taken from the recordis a delectably scatty introduction, leaping from spiky, lurching verse to sweeping, sumptuous chorus with ease,and descending into a perfect storm of jabbing guitars for its final third.

Danish dream-pop trio Slaughter Beach, finally, find a sturdiness often left lacking in the genre on new single Glaze,a Cocteau Twins drift with a colossal chorus lent a wicked rhythmic spine for a final product to be adored.

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