RAINE – My Dreams

RAINE

RAINE

Nature lover, RAINE, shares ‘My Dreams’.

‘My Dreams’ reminds us a little of 90’s pop with its soft guitar riffs and eloquent piano keys.

Of the track, RAINE explains,

“My Dreams is about a dream I had of a woman who came to me and told me exactly who I was going to be. It was the most beautiful feeling – like meeting your ideal self and knowing what life would be like without doubt or fear for the future.”

“I believe dreams come from our subconscious, so it’s almost like I can’t take credit for writing this one. I just tried to capture the incredible feeling of hope this dream gave me.”

Sounds like: Rae Morris, VÉRITÉ, Laurel, Evvy, Noosa

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Sibling – Rearview

Sibling

Sibling

Los Angeles-based duo, Sibling, share ‘Rearview’.

It’s a well tested format and winning equation; a female lead with cracking vocals doubled up with well crafted production.

Listen to ‘Rearview’ below.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga, Monogem

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King Deco – Read My Lips

King Deco

King Deco

Following the pop path, Brooklyn babe, King Deco, is back with ‘Read My Lips’.

If this wasn’t proof enough of how talented King Deco is, then perhaps you should be paying more attention…”‘Read My Lips’ is basically saying and re-saying the same thing a million different ways in hopes the person will finally get the message: ‘If you’re a little uncertain, I’ma give you that 151 proof.'”

Sounds like: MØ, Grimes, Sizzy Rocket, Harper

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Lulu James – Falling

Lulu James

Lulu James

Tanzanian-born, London-based, singer, Lulu James, has just returned from touring as vocalist for Gorgon City, only to release her incredible own material.

Produced by DJ Simbad, ‘Falling’ is Lulu James’s lead track from her EP and is a modern take on power, something that Lulu James exudes quite freely in ‘Falling’.

Sounds like: MUNA, Rationale, Seinabo Sey

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Airplane Man – Take Me All The Way Home

Airplane Man

Airplane Man

Although the illusive Airplane Man creates indietronica (think Miike Snow, MGMT…), you’d be surprised to hear that Pink Floyd and The Beatles are also of huge influence.

So how do you go about incorporating modern indie dance with 70’s psychedelia? By combining conscious-raising visuals with catchy, soulful vocals and upbeat melodies, of course!

Sounds like: Fenech-Soler, Goldroom, Honne, Jason Gaffner, Savoir Adore, MGMT, Miike Snow

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Cocoa Futures – The Blue

Cocoa Futures by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

Cocoa Futures by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

It’s the weekend, so time for some fun!

Meet Scottish born, Cocoa Futures, who create deliciously erratic pop.

Led by frontman Greg, and produced alongside Marc Withasee (Micachu & the Shapes), Cocoa Futures’ latest track, ‘The Blue’, was born from a mutual love of messing things up (in this case, gleeful and gloomy feelings) to create a passionate sound.

‘The Blue’ is out now on Lost In The Manor Records, and ‘The Blue’ EP launch will be held on Saturday 3 December at the Sebright Arms.

Sounds like: Talking Heads, Metronomy, Prince

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Gone In The Sun – Coming Alive

Gone In The Sun

Gone In The Sun

Student friends, Max and Pontus, form Swedish indie pop band, Gone In The Sun.

‘Coming Alive’ is their current release and features husky vocals, layered over modern electronic production.

We can’t wait to hear more.

‘Coming Alive’ is out now via Sony Sweden.

Sounds like: One Republic, Four Authors, Maroon 5, INDIIA

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Black Pulp – Vapour

Black Pulp - Vapour

Black Pulp – Vapour

There is very little we know about Liverpool-based band, Black Pulp, apart from the fact they create illuminating indie pop that reminds us of a “rough around the edges” Foals, or a nodding Bombay Bicycle Club.

Their second ever release, ‘Vapour’, gives us a lesson about the effect girls have on boys.

Sounds like: Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club, Bad Sounds, The 1975

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Fenech-Soler – Kaleidoscope

Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler

Four-piece-turned-brother-two-piece, Fenech-Soler explode back into our lives with a video for the brilliant, ‘Kaleidoscope’, the lead track from their brand new EP.

The video follows a girl on a bedtime journey of multi-coloured proportions.

Still streamlining indie pop, Fenech-Soler once again share with their listeners, joyous and upbeat music, and the timing feels perfect.

Order the EP on iTunes here.

They play Oslo in Hackney on 27th October, so get yourself down there.

What else is to say? The Duffy brothers are back!

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires,The Whitest Boy Alive, Delphic, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Naked and Famous, H A R T E B E E S T, The Jezabels, The Knocks, NONONO, Duologue, Tourist, Bastille

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Playlist: Jason Gaffner

Jason Gaffner

Jason Gaffner

Los Angeles-based resident, Jason Gaffner, creates danceable, disco-funk tunes with highly emotional content.

His latest release is called ‘Feel Something’, and it’s written about how just one person can make you drop your barriers and learn to love again.

In a bid to get to grips with how Jason manages to balance vulnerability in his music with upbeat vibes, we asked him to put together a playlist for us comprised of his current, favourite songs.

Drona & Nanok – Horizons
I love this song because it really hooked me almost instantly with the vocal production and bass tones.

TV Noise – Think feat Jessame
Just has so much going on that I like. Great vocal production and really cool samples. Fun & funky gets me every time! haha : )

Sam Padrul – Hold On Me feat Mammals
I might me a little biased because I played all the sweet funky guitars on this track, but I think it came together wonderfully. Very good for wrapping up summer.

Jazz Morley – Take Me Down (New Immunity Remix)
Kind of has that looking off into the sunset driving down the coast vibe to it.

THANKS – Dizzy
Like Justice meets Daft Punk— what’s not to like? Will be doing some music with these guys in the future as well! : )

Ark Patrol – Trouble feat. Josh Rubin
Like when you’re wandering aimlessly through a quiet neighborhood on a summer night.

Farleon – Tell Me feat. Jason Gaffner
Yes. Shameless self promotion. But really I think this is a song that will be around for summers to come. I envision this in some sort of 2017 Ray Bans commercial with lots of beautiful beach shots.

Iman Omari – Take Away feat. Good Joon
Love that guitar line. Seriously so dope. We were in the studio trying to figure out if that was a real guitar or a synth for like 3 hrs the other day haha

Lenno – All Eyes On Us
I really don’t understand how this has only 13k plays on soundcloud. I’m perturbed by this fact haha. Anyways LOVE this track. Lenno and I are also working on some music together!

SOHN – Signal
Really this song is just fucking awesome on so many levels. Vibessss : )

Sounds like: RAC, Flight Facilities, Goldroom, NVDES, Raeko, Chromeo

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