On the shelves now! #5
To celebrate spring as it should be, Kultur | lx presents you the playlist of the month!
May 13, 2022 : C’EST KARMA ‘Amuse-Bouche’ EP
Earlier this year, Multidisciplinary artist, passionate activist, and avid pasta maker, C’est Karma, shared new single, Bubblegum. It’s the first from her newly-announced EP Amuse-Bouche which is set to come out this May. A melting pot of identities, 20-year-old Karma Catena (C’est Karma) was raised in Luxembourg by a Portuguese mother and Italian father. The music she makes goes beyond traditional borders, combining the punk she loved in her mid-teens – NOFX and Jawbreaker – with the hyper-pop – Charlie XCX and SOPHIE – that influences her today.
C’est Karma was supported by Kultur | lx – promotion support
April 2022 : FRANCIS OF DELIRIUM ‘The Funhouse’ EP
Francis of Delirium is gearing up for the release of their third EP, this April via Dalliance Recordings, just as the band finishes their debut 30 date run in North America with The Districts. On the lead single, The Funhouse, she depicts the chaos of life in 2022 in a way unlike she’s ever done before, attributing it with a hallucinogenic and dystopian quality. Speaking about the single, she said: “The Funhouse is largely about how we are adapting to the chaos that is present in our everyday lives. The way it can feel that the world is crashing down around us and in order to protect ourselves, we become numb to the sheer terror of it all. Sort of like walking through a funhouse and attempting to remain unphased by the mayhem that surrounds you.”
The Funhouse has already picked up early press at a number of notable American / International media like Paste, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Dork, KEXP, and BBC1 (“Wolf Alice’s darker ego…absolute goosebumps”).
27.01.2022 : PTOLEMEA, “Wrong Tears”
Alternative rock band PTOLEMEA kicked off 2022 with the release of their new song and video, Wrong tears. Like a shaman on the path of awakening, Priscila Da Costa, singer and founder of the project, creates her future by focusing on the “here and now” and invites ou to join her. Wrong Tears was recorded by Yves Deville Ditsch at Gam Studios in Belgium, mixed and mastered by award-winning sound engineer Alan Douches at West Side Music Studio in New York, USA and written by Priscila Da Costa. The music video was shot at a place full of history in Luxembourg, the Bourscheid forest, and was filmed by Eric Dalele, photographer and videographer from Reunion Island. In a reassuringly obscure style, the video shows Priscila writing a letter to the universe in order to get rid of old patterns and manifest new ones.
Ptolemea was supported by Kultur | lx – promotion support
27.01.2022 : CHAiLD, “For Your Lovin”
On the back of CHAiLD’s dynamic performance at Future Echoes festival, the 22-year old electro-pop artists has released his latest single, For Your Lovin. CHAiLD’s unique, soothing, yet intense voice grabs you by the gut, only to let it go with a rush of exhilaration and a tear in your eye. Catchy hooks and ear-worm melodies ; that’s how CHAiLD has managed to establish himself as one of the most promising and undeniable young artists from the Grand Duchy’s musical landscape. His melancholic universe combines the Italian and Portuguese musical influences he grew up with alongside his own take on modern electro-pop. Think elements of Troye Sivan’s hooks and Woodkid’s cinematography with the attitude of a young Oscar and the Wolf.
27.01.2022 : Lata Gouveia, “Stay The Same” LP
Stay The Same is the third studio album from Lata Gouveia with his current band and it includes 10 original songs. The album is cheerier and more upbeat that Radio Nights and Healed & Gone, perhaps because it was written and produced shortly after Lata became a father. It was recorded at Holtz studios in Luxembourg, co-produced by Charles Stoltz, and includes a collection of musicians, including Jeff Herr on drums, Paul Porcelli on guitar, and Daniela Kruger on bass. Staying true to form, this third album invites the listener to dive into Lata’s American Pop-Rock world, with songs and sounds that are reminiscent of some of 80’s greats such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, JJ Cale, Billy Idol, and others.