Cubicolour is a duo composed of Amsterdam-based producers Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek, and British singer-songwriter Tim Digby-Bell.
The second single ‘Wake Me Up’ – taken from their second attempt of a sophomore album, ‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’, via Anjunadeep – explores the transient sense of identity in an uncertain, yet alluring manner.
Despite a period of losses – friends, loves, health, an album and each other – Cubicolor battled through and the result is an album that is undeniably true to themselves as a band.
The exciting Berlin-based duo combines dramatic electro-pop with an array of synth variations and visual art in an innovative manner. Their catchy single ‘Made By Desire’ is the title track from their upcoming album, released on Valentine’s Day via Humming Records.
30.01. Rüsselheim – Theater
26.02. Ludwigshafen – Das Haus
27.02. CH-Baden – Royal
28.02. CH-St.Gallen – OYA Bar
29.02. CH-Biel – Le Singe
01.03. Esslingen – Cosmic Playgrounds / Dieselstrasse
06.03. Dresden – Objekt Klein A
07.03. Wuppertal – Loch
08.03. Köln – Jaki
11.03. Berlin – Lido
12.03. Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich / Turmzimmer
13.03. Nürnberg – Club Stereo
14.03. Jena – Kassablanca
18.03. AT-Wien – Fluc
19.03. AT-Salzburg – Rockhouse Bar
20.03. München – Milla
03.04. Lörrach – Between The Beats
16.04. Osnabrück – Popsalon / Haus der Jugend
16.04. Dresden – Beatpol
We’re very excited to share ‘Stay Fantasties’ by wife and husband duo, Hollie and Keith Kenniff aka Mint Julep, an expertly manicured electric-pop venture that stands in stark contrast to the nebulous and experimental Helios and Goldmund outputs for which the latter member is known.
The vulnerable track shimmers underneath an amalgamation of textures and is out now on Western Vinyl.
Sounds like: Beauty Sleep, Tame Impala, Electric Youth, The Naked And Famous, Cocteau Twins, Helios
From one lonely artist to another…introducing transatlantic duo FARR (by way of Los Angeles and London) vocalist Roméo and producer Linden Jay (who has also produced for Rejjie Snow, LION SNOW, RITUAL and more).
Born from London loneliness, the soulful new track, ‘Heal Me’, was written with Carl Barat and Olly Burden and is full of heartfelt longing for missed loved ones.
Sounds like: RKCB, Jadu Heart, Dan D’Lion, James Vickery
German-based duo ÄTNA is raising pulses in their new video for ‘Come To Me’.
Retro and futuristically avant-garde at once, ÄTNA is creating their own work of art in a musical world, frequently pushing boundaries and playing with gender roles.
The visuals for ‘Come To Me’ feature a notable number of transport methods, as Demian attempts to reach confident singer Inéz in his last attempt to make an effort in their relationship before disappearing once and for all.
You can pre-order the album, ‘Made By Desire’ here.
Salt Cathedral asks for the simple pleasures in ‘CAVIAR’.
An impassioned rejection of materialism in relationships and a celebration of the liberation that comes with it, the track combines warm rhythms with icy vocal undertones.
Salt Cathedral is the duo of Nico and Juli, genre-defying artists who effortlessly draw from the vanguard of electronic music, a scope of Caribbean rhythms, and Colombian dance culture to create an infectious sound that transcends borders. Expect their debut album to be released in 2020 on Ultra.
West London-based Asha Gold sticks to her guns against the sceptics in her beat-led new single, ‘Too Good’.
After battling with the pressures and opinions of those close to her, who, at the time, were persuading her to persue more “practical” endeavours than music, Asha took to her bedroom where she recorded a voice note of the pre-chorus and chorus for ‘Too Good’. The next day, Asha finished up the song in around ten minutes on the piano; this being all the reassurance she needed to stay on track with her music career.
Helsinki born and bred Lake Jons reflects the darkest waters of the woods in delicate folktronica-tinged dream-pop.
In their sophomore album ‘The Coast’, Lake Jons continues to evolve both personally, and as a musical outlet. Reconnecting with their roots by leaving the city, they endeavour to dismantle life, space and time and gain emotional perspective.
We caught up with Jooel Jons and Mikko Pennanen to find out more…
1. Describe your sound in three words.
2. How did the name Lake Jons come about?
Well, it’s a twisted version of my name. Let’s leave it at that. :)))
3. Your new album ‘The Coast’ is inspired by nature. What is it about nature that attracts you the most?
Its purity and stillness. It’s crazy how I’m just calmed any time I’m in the forest. Even if the place isn’t untouched, natural areas still have the ability to give me the spiritual feeling of unity.
4. Any exciting plans for 2020?
Well, of course, new music will keep on pouring, but there will also be some tour plans for Europe, enjoying life, and hanging in the woods as much as possible.
5. We love listening to new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Awesome. Lately I’ve been listening to Sharon Van Etten maybe more than others. It’s like a warm wave making the day seem a little more bright. Also, I got this old Spanish guitar album, compilation from different classical composers. That’s a perfect way to start a day.
Sounds like: Paul Simon, Ásgeir, Band Of Horses, Bon Iver, Nick Mulvey, Yumi Zouma, Bon Iver, Crooked Colours
Effervescent pop maker la lune releases the delectable ‘holding onto u’.
The 20 year-old, London-born singer-songwriter and producer has been releasing music with a DIY ethos since she was 18. Masked beneath her pseudonym and subtle social media presence, la lune is using obscurity to ‘protest’ against the over-sexualisation of women in music, stating that her music should be listened to and judged at ‘face value’.
Sounds like: Shallou, Fickle Friends, The Japanese House
The Millennial Club is SoCal melancholic-synth pop band comprised of friends and jazz musicians, singer/guitarist Andres Owens, bassist/keyboardist Jared Ortiz, guitarist/saxophonist Jake Stevenson, and drummer Tyler Kamei.
Their lovelorn new single ‘Coffee In The Morning’ displays Owen’s wisdom beyond his 23 years of life through his powerfully intimate lyricism which puts listeners directly into the relationship at stake. It features guest vocals from newcomer Tori Romo.
Austrian-born, neo-soul artist Marie Lang shares her debut EP ‘Body’; a beautiful collection of vulnerable pieces that vividly portray the cycles of lust, love, and sadness that come from interpersonal relationships.
Taking cues from soul songstresses such as Jessie Ware and Noé, the EP contains beautiful melodies blended with electronic instrumentals and heartfelt vocals.
Speaking about the EP, Lang explains,
“I lived in 3 different cities, went through multiple break-ups, reconnected with family and old friends, lost myself, found myself, thought I lost myself again and made my first EP.”