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Spray: It’s nice to release things that don’t involve people throwing things at you in disgust

Duo, Jenny McLaren (vocals, guitars) and Ricardo Autobahn (synthesizers) better known as Spray, those pop musicians that have terrorised the music charts (and Cliff Richard) in various guises since the late 1990s, produce their first works of 2020 with a new EP Offerings From The Algorithm out 22nd of May 2020. They spoke with The Fountain about the new record and their plans for the year.

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Mint: It’s just surreal to think people actually listen to us four idiots from Grimsby

Mint come from the dolorous landscape of West Marsh, Grimsby. Zak, Veggie, Lenny and Bambi all attended the same school, though the semantics of the word ‘attended’ is loosely applied here. They formed a close bond while locking horns over their different music tastes, and have released new single, Turbulence. The spoke with The Fountain about their fans’ reception to the new track as well as their plans for the rest of 2020.

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Treasure: The songs received some support from the Pit Ldn collective, and some Spotify editorial support

Treasure have dropped a long, nine-track EP from, entitled Suffocation & Air. The EP focuses on self-acceptance and love in all forms. Treasure has seen success with his previous releases garnering extensive playlisting from the likes of Spotify official playlists, COLORS, Apple Music and Starbucks. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new EP and what is to follow.

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Forever Honey: It’s a glimpse into the frivolous lives of 20-something year olds

Forever Honey is Liv Price (lead vocals, guitar), Aida Mekonnen (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Vannelli (drums), and Jack McLoughlin (bass). After collaborating in a range of projects that shared stages with Editors, Middle Kids, and Johnny Marr, the four decided to collaborate, making something of their own. The band talk Christian, EPs, Covid 19 with The Fountain, with the release of their new single and EP.

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Emile: The reception has been overwhelmingly positive

Emile is a UK born indie-pop artist, based between London, Berlin and Copenhagen. At the age of 18, he re-embraced his childhood love for pop music, and began working as an engineer at the renowned Kensaltown Studios in London, where he met his current writing and production collaborator Flo Reutter. Having cut his teeth for several years under the watchful eye of producer Martin Terefe, Emile soon found his own voice in songwriting and poetry, and has released new single Pale Imitation. Emile spoke with The Fountain about the single in more depth.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: You can expect big beats, lush melodies, a lot of vulnerability, grief and joy and some love songs

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the Oakland-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, is now debuting the new video for the track Phenom. Shot entirely via Zoom video conferencing software in the midst of California’s Stay At Home order, the video was filmed without any of the collaborators ever being in the same room together. The Fountain spoke with Thao about the single and plans for the coming year.

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