Draper – I.O.U (Feat. KYKO)

Draper

Draper

Oh goodness, UK producer Draper is back with another killer number. This time, he’s enlisted one of our fav male vocalists, KYKO to join him.

Like many of its predecessors, ‘I.O.U’ is an addictive dance-led, indietronica tune (thanks Draper) with rocketing, yet earthy vocals (thanks KYKO).

‘I.O.U’ is taken from Draper’s ‘Luminous’ EP, out now via M:UK. Order on iTunes here.

Draper will be back at KOKO on Friday 3 February. Get tickets here.

Sounds like: Will Joseph Cook, Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, BOA, The New Coast

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LOYAL – Moving As One

LOYAL

LOYAL

UK collective, LOYAL are living for the moment with their new single, ‘Moving As One’.

It sounds more like a live jamming session than a recorded release, further highlighting the meaning behind the song.

We love how the band candidly meander around each other, taking it in turns to showcase luring vocals and faithful harmonies, all building to a climax in a classic house style.

Having recently signed to IAMSOUND, expect more great things from LOYAL.

Sounds like: Jungle, Nimmo, Boxed In, Gryffin, Fairchild, Retro Culture, Angus Dawson, Foals

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Amy Guess – Comatose

Amy Guess

Amy Guess

Calgary born, 80’s lover, Amy Guess, is back with the brooding ‘Comatose’.

Having been classically trained in voice from a young age, the range of Amy’s vocals is impressive. Combine this with the catchy pop elements of her music, and the adept electronic production, we give Amy top marks all round.

Amy’s debut EP ’10 Times Out of 10′ is set for release on 20 January.

Sounds like: Kelly Clarkson, Monogem, Kyla La Grange, Lights

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Aquilo – You Won’t Know Where You Stand (Silhouettes Trilogy : Part I)

Aquilo

Aquilo

UK production duo, Aquilo, kick off 2017 with a video for their new single ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’.

The video, directed by Eoin Glaister, forms part of Aquilo’s ‘Silhouettes’ video trilogy, taken from their debut album of the same name released on 27 January via Island Records.

You may recognise some of the actors in the video – it stars Perry Benson (This Is England, Sid & Nancy), Ruairi O’Connor (What Richard Did, Handsome Devil) and Emily Reid, and follows the inter-connected lives of three characters (an olympic skater, her dad and a young football coach), coming together to a poignant narrative whole.

Sounds like: SOHN, Great Good Fine Ok, Hurts, X&Y, Young Empires, Fenech Soler

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Geowulf – Don’t Talk About You

Geowulf

Geowulf

Geowulf are an Australian born dream pop duo comprised of Star Kendrick (vocals) and Toma Banjanin (guitar/production), who now reside in London/Berlin.

Following on from their summer hit, the amorous ‘Saltwater’, is the video for ‘Don’t Talk About You’. It was shot in Berlin and watches as the couple explore the city through a hazy filtered lens.

About the track, the duo explain,

“This song went through a geographical & creative metamorphosis over almost two years… We originally wrote it in Copenhagen, demo’ed it in Stockholm and then revisited it recently when Toma & I were both in London. I guess the song speaks for itself but ultimately it falls in the good ol’ “wanting-something-that-ain’t-good-for-you” vein …”

It’s out now on 37 Adventures.

Sounds like: Hazel English, Summer Heart, Rilo Kiley, Daywave, Kurt Vile, Warpaint

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Bridgit Mendler – Do You Miss Me at All (Pusher Remix)

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PUSHER by Saty + Pratha

We’re suckers for PUSHER, so couldn’t resist sharing their latest remix of Los Angeles-based Bridgit Mendler‘s ‘Do You Miss Me at All’.

Keeping up with a short but sweet mentality, the remix encapsulates Bridget’s luscious vocals with a breezy breakbeat.

Enjoy!

Sounds like: Chainsmokers, The Him, Honne, Anne-Marie, Rudimental

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N-A-I-V-E-S – Crystal Clear

N-A-I-V-E-S

N-A-I-V-E-S

Meet N-A-I-V-E-S, a London-based pop duo with an extravagant edge, as colourfully showcased in their flamboyant video for ‘Crystal Clear’.

A memorable, driving beat leads ‘Crystal Clear’, but it’s not without bassy twangs for fans of Tame Impala and spirited harmonies, reminiscent of some of our favourite Friendly Fires‘ tracks.

We’re excited to listen to their debut, self-titled album, which is out on 27 January.

Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Two Door Cinema Club, Friendly Fires, Metronomy,

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Bad Family – My Body Pines

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Sounds can be deceiving, especially when it comes to Bad Family.

A grungier Mystery Jets, the Brighton based band like to expose pretty music with raw lyrics about heartbreak, sex and addiction.

Don’t expect an electro pop manifesto to be found here.

Their EP is out now via Century City Records.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Blossoms, The Kooks, Ten Fé,

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Amber Run – Fickle Game

Amber Run

Amber Run

Nottingham based Amber Run are a four piece who like to whip up indie anthems.

As many bands will know, keeping this type of spontaneity can be tough, especially if you let the music industry exhaust you.

‘Fickle Game’ is about just that, and features on their upcoming album, ‘For A Moment I Was Lost’, which, you’ll be pleased to read, was written during an impromptu moment of creativity in Pembrokeshire.

February Headline Tour Dates

8th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
10th – Rock City, Nottingham
11th – The Institute, Birmingham
13th – Phoenix, Exeter
14th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17th – QMU, Glasgow
18th – Plug, Sheffield
19th – Welly, Hull
22nd – Stylus, Leeds
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – SWX, Bristol
25th – Forum, London

Pre-order the album on iTunes here. It’s out on 10 February.

Sounds like: Ten Fe, Young Kato, Two Door Cinema Club, Bastille, The 1975, Foals

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LUHA – Blue Whale

LUHA

LUHA

We all know the Swedes are the best when it comes to creating brooding music, so it’s no surprise that LUHA’s ‘Blue Whale’ ticks this box.

Not only that, but the impressive dark pop debut is a song dedicated to her fisherfolk ancestors and relatives who live in the Philippines.

Sounds like: Björk, iamamiwhoami, Fever Ray

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