Playlist: Hudson Scott

Hudson Scott

Hudson Scott

We wrote about London based, multi-instrumentalist, Hudson Scott, a few months back.

Since then, Hudson’s been in the studio with Rodaidh McDonald (Låpsley, King Krule, The xx).

Lucky for us, Hudson has taken a little bit of time out of his busy schedule to put together one hell of a playlist for Indietronica.

Talking Heads – Born Under Punches

This is one of my favourite opening tracks of any record for sure- the perfect blend of groove, adventure and hooks.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – First World Problem

I’m an album listener, I like a body of work to sink my teeth into, but its sometimes nice when a band you love throws you a loose bone as good as this.

Chris Cohen – In A Fable

This song is so good. I love how warm and meandering it is and how the form has hardly any repetition but every melody is beautiful.

Shuggie Otis – Special

Shuggie has been a proper hero of mine for a while now but this one is pretty new to me. Its real bouncy.

Arthur Russell – You And Me Both

Another of my hero’s. This song is another meanderer, loads of breathing room. Arthur Russel has this amazing ability to balance romance and groove without it ever being cheesy and I think I’ll listen to him for my whole life.

Orange Juice – Rip It Up

Two things I wanted to get on this list was some 80’s tunes and some synth nerdery so I ticked both boxes with this song. Amazing song and inspired use of what I’m pretty sure is a Roland TB-303 (the synth that birthed acid house) for the bass- you hardly hear that synth in this pop context and it works so well.

Blood Orange – Desiree

Definitely his best record so far- I love it right now and this track is a standout.

Little Cub – Intent

These guys are my best pals an they’re gonna do big things in the next few years. Huge beat at the end.

David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes

Needs no introduction.

Gwen Guthrie – Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)

I’m telling you to never doubt the triangle as an instrument- you’ve got to be pretty confident to have it pretty much on its own for almost 30 seconds though! This song’s chorus kills it.

UK Tour Dates

September 4 | We Are Your Friends, The Bullingdon, Oxford
September 15 | The Victoria, London
October 14 | What Became Of Us Festival, The Cookie, Leicester
October 15 | What Became Of Us Festival, The Bullingdon, Oxford
October 28 | Beacons Metro Festival, Headrow House, Leeds

Sounds like: The Maccabees, Foals, Morrissey, Prince, Simply Red, Simple Minds, Miles Davis, Chet Baker

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Daniel Wilson – Give You Away

Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson

Big, bold, and beautiful is the best way to describe the music of ‘Sinner of the Week’, Daniel Wilson.

Vocal tones similar to the likes of Rationale and Tracy Chapman, Daniel Wilson exerts a kind of electric energy that cannot be ignored.

Listen to ‘Give You Away’ below.

His EP, ‘Sinner Of The Week’ is out now.

Sounds like: Rationale, Tracy Chapman

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Frost – Better Off Lonely

FROST - Better Off Lonely

FROST – Better Off Lonely

Meet FROST. He’s just dropped his single, ‘Better Off Lonely’.

The track has addictively, recurrent beats which are brightened by its captivating vocals, courtesy of Brett Hite (Frenship)

‘Better Off Lonely’ is taken from his debut EP, out now.

Sounds like: ZHU, Disclosure, Hayden James

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courtship. – Stop For Nothing

courtship.

courtship.

courtship. is a Los Angeles-based duo comprised of indie rocker, Eli Hirsch (DREAMERS, Ethan Burns), and jazz pianist, Micah Gordon (Tobias Jesso Jr.).

Debuting ‘Stop For Nothing’, the engaging twosome have created a buoyant, synth track that instantly makes you want to start belting out lyrics left, right, and centre.

It’s out now via 20XXent and available on iTunes.

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Jagwar Ma, Two Door Cinema Club, MGMT, Passion Pit

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Anna Of The North – Us

Anna Of The North

Anna Of The North

Oslo’s finest, Anna Of The North, shares her synth-fulled pop track, ‘Us’.

We’ve all been there before; met someone who we felt a real connection with, but the timing wasn’t right. This song is for us.

Sounds like: Shura, Grimes, Ballet School, Claire, MØ, Lykke Li, The Chain Gang of 1974, Chvrches, I Am Karate

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Axl & Arth – Forever

Axl & Arth

Axl & Arth

Swedish DJ duo, Axl & Arth, have just dropped their charged-up track, ‘Forever’.

In ‘Forever’, Axl & Arth perfectly blend up smooth electronica within a driving, commercial bass line.

This is definitely one to keep you in the weekend.

Sounds like: Rihana, The Him, Hotel Garuda

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KYTES – As We Row

KYTES

KYTES

Searching for something better, Germany-based, KYTES return with the video for ‘As We Row’.

It follows the band exploring unknown territories, as their quest to share positive and catchy music continues.

‘As We Row’ is taken from their debut album, ‘Heads And Tales’, out on 16 September via Filter Music Group. You can pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Blossoms, High Tyde, Travis, Them Swoops, Native People, Strange Talk

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Raine – Age Of Innocence

RAINE

RAINE

It’s not surprising that RAINE (aka Jaqui Rae Stewart) creates strong and powerful music, considering that her name has been taken form the word, ‘moraine’, which describes the deposits of rock and soil that are left behind by a glacier as it shifts across the land over time.

Growing up on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, Jaqui surrounds herself with nature; a heavy influence in her new EP, ‘My Dreams’.

Taken from her EP, is ‘Age Of Innocence’, a track that gives out a positive and compelling message.

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

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TEIP – Fingertips

TEIP - Fingertips

TEIP – Fingertips

We are sharing ‘Fingertips’; a charming new track from a four-piece, Anglo-Norwegian producer collective based in Oslo called TEIP.

Merging music in the genres of indie electronica, pop, chillwave and elements of alternative R&B, TEIP have been making music for a few years now.

‘Fingertips’ is more of a minimalistic offering than their previous releases, but we can’t get enough of the fragments of synths and eloquent female vocals that we’ve not seen from them before.

‘Fingertips’ is out now on DaWorks.

Sounds like: Flume, Chet Faker

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SHAED – Thunder

SHAED

SHAED

Meet SHAED, Washington’s newest indietronica export.

SHAED is a trio comprised of multi-instrumentalist twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and vocalist Chelsea Lee.

New single, ‘Thunder’, is a supreme track full of belting harmonies and blistering synths.

It’s out now via Photo Finish Records (MisterWives,  Mowgli’s, Marian Hill).

Tour Dates

9/09 – Providence, RI @ The Met Cafe (tickets)
9/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (tickets)
9/11 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater (tickets)
9/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (tickets)
9/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Social (tickets)
9/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (tickets)
9/17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (tickets)
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ Club DADA (tickets)
9/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Cresent Ballroom (tickets)
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater (tickets)
9/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (tickets)
9/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (tickets)
9/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theater (tickets)
9/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (tickets)
10/01 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (tickets)
10/02 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (tickets)
10/04 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room (tickets)
10/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom (tickets)
10/06 – Minneapolis, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom (tickets)
10/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic (tickets)
10/09 – Columbus, OH @ The A+R Music Bar (tickets)
10/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston (tickets)
10/12 – New York, NY @ Webster (tickets)
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (tickets)

Sounds like: Rae Morris, Sia, Marian Hill, VÉRITÉ, Laura Welsh, Laurel

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