Alexandria Maillot – Someone To Keep You Warm

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Hailing from Vancouver Island, the genre-blending “swoon rock” artist and hopeless romantic, Alexandria Maillot shares ‘Someone To Leep You Warm’, taken from her sophomore album ‘Benevolence’, out now.

Quirky storytelling and intricate percussion, Maillot is creating music that is truly unique.

Themed around the joy she gained after seeing her ex struggle to find a lover, the singer had this to say about the schadenfreudian number; “It’s a song about watching a former partner struggle to find companionship and getting enjoyment out of it.”

Sounds like: Kelsey Lu, Tei Shi, Georgia, Banks, Feist, Stevie Nicks

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Apidae – Still Life

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UK-based producer and multi-instrumentalist, Apidae (aka Greg Hummell) releases his introspective single, ‘Still Life’.

Featuring lead vocals from Mazlyn (who also co-wrote the track), ‘Still Life’ is about feeling trapped and hopeless. The continuous musical switch between electronic and acoustic instrumentation represent this ongoing search for contentment.

Expect his ‘Everything Is Alright’ EP to be released in February 2020.

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Monday 9th December 2019 – Supporting Pick a Piper
Friday 7th February 2020 – Headline / EP launch at the Waiting Room

Sounds like: Daughter, Thom Yorke, Rhye

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Ben Böhmer Feat. Jonah – Hunting

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Berlin-based producer and live artist, Ben Böhmer teams up with neo-folk artist Jonah for the beautiful new single, ‘Hunting’.

Piano chords and synthesisers collide to create a dreamlike arrangement, perfectly depicting the prolific yet deep, “Böhmer sound”.

The track is out now on Anjunadeep and you can pre-order Ben Böhmer’s debut album ‘Breathing’ here.

North American Tour Dates

2/14 – Grasshopper – Detroit, MI
2/15 – Spybar – Chicago, IL
2/16 – REV – Minneapolis, MN
2/21 – Soundcheck – Washington, DC
2/22 – Analog – Brooklyn, NY
2/28 – Coda – Toronto, ON
2/29 – Fairmount Theatre – Montreal, QC
3/6 – Cedar Street Courtyard – Austin, TX
3/7 – Moroccan Room – Houston, TX
4/3 – Audio – San Francisco, CA
4/9 – Q – Seattle, WA
4/10 – Celebs Underground – Vancouver, BC
4/11 – Club Vinyl – Denver, CO

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Sounds like: Lane 8, Solomon Grey, Aquilo, Macious, Joris Voorn

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Tamzene – You’re With Somebody Now

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Meet Tamzene, a young singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist from the coastal town of Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands.

Tamzene has already played a number of festivals, including Latitude, The Great Escape, Kendall Calling, and Reeperbahn Festival, after being spotted busking on the streets of Inverness by bookers from Scotland’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Her new single ‘You’re With Somebody Now’ is full of heartbreak, nostalgia and regret, and you can watch the Archie Short-directed visuals below.

Sounds like: Hannah Slavin, Grace Carter, Keir Gibson, Tallsaint

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Jenny Kern – Satellite

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We’ve been blown away by Jenny Kern‘s beautiful voice in her new single, ‘Satellite’.

The Canadian-born, New York-based film and TV producer turned singer-songwriter draws on her own experiences as her songs unfold through a confessional-style delivery revealing the strength that can only come through vulnerability.

The new single is produced by Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Chelsea Cutler). Speaking of the track, Kern explains,

“It’s almost cathartic, sharing emotion. Being open is not an easy feat for anyone. I want people to know that these songs come from an honest place. We all struggle to find comfort in ourselves while being open to the unexpected.”

Sounds like: Chelsea Cutler, Edward + Jane

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Fun Balloon Animals – It’s Alive!

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Watford based, horror synth-pop, psychedelic oddities Fun Balloon Animals releases their latest track “It’s Alive” as part of their debut LP Frankenstein.

A Post Modern Prometheus, layers musical landscapes underneath a vocal narrative taken  straight from Shelly’s Gothic tale.

Sounds Like: Gang of Four, Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Delena – I Need You Tonight

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‘I Need You Tonight’ is the latest in what’s been a prolific year of electro-pop anthems from the fast-rising European pop artist, Delena.

Lyrically suggestive, it’s an ode to the initial, exciting stages of a relationship. Set to the foundation of contemporary pop production, it’s another gem going above and beyond the high expectations set by Delena.

Sounds Like:  Dua Lipa, Halsey, Call Me Loop, Charlie XCX

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Marie Lang – Don’t Wanna Go Back

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Trying her hand at a more pop-oriented track, ‘Don’t Wanna Go Back’ by Marie Lang is another stunner, with lyrical candour, creating a constructive narrative about Marie’s romantic life and tales of love, connection, and everything in between.

A classic friends-with-benefits situation, Marie once again takes a personal story and turns it into a vibrant piece of R&B and pop.

Sounds Like: Mickey Valen, Noé, Mafalda

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daste – What If?

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The dreamy ‘What If?’ introduces us to the smooth vocals and rhymes of three-piece, daste.

With neat production elements with a touch of nostalgia, the track considers the thought of what could have been.

Sounds Like: Men I Trust, Tora, Parcels, Toro Y Moi

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ELME – Kids

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Melbourne-based ELME draws musical inspiration from a diverse selection of sources, musical and otherwise.

With a vocal character rooted in singer-songwriter origins, his sound has evolved to blend elements of electronica and pop with his love of acoustic guitar and piano.

Listen to the fearless ‘Kids’ below.


Sounds Like: Tiny Ruins, Tamas Wells

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Abraham Tilbury – So R

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Another Australian gem, this time from Abraham Tilbury, who is looking back over the last few years living in Melbourne in his latest single, ‘So Right’.

Now living in Brisbane, the solo artist is determined to focus on writing music under his own name instead of ghost-producing. The result is a fine piece of electro-pop.

Sounds Like: Jackson Dyer, JVLY, Friends in Paris, Georgia Mae

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Grant Knoche – Sorry for the Honesty

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At just 17 years old Grant Knoche self-produces, writes, records, arranges and plays all his own music.

With seven years already under his belt, this youngster perfectly balances pure pop tendencies with a modern take on R&B.

Sounds Like: Troye Sivan, Noll, Nikless, Kenzie, In Real Life, XXXTentacion

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Maude Latour – Lovesick

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Maude Latour‘s new single is an exploration of the anguish and physical wear and tear related to heartache.

Latour’s self-assured vocals, lyricism inspired by ancient Greek poetry, and her elegant yet unconventional structure make ‘Lovesick’ her boldest effort to date.

Sounds Like: Zella Day, Léon, Empress Off, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek

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TONI&MASH – I Want It

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German / British duo TONI&MASH teases us up with the first track from their debut EP ‘I Want It’. Going full on acid and synths, the track will take you through their world and warm you up for the full EP.

With a wide range of influences that includes everything from Abra to Patti Smith, and Grace Jones to The Sugababes, TONI&MASH have developed a DIY aesthetic with a riot girl attitude that borrows just as heavily from their retro inspirations, as much as more contemporary ones.

Sounds Like: Icona Pop, LCMDF

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Saavan – Young Minds

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French duo Saavan is comprised of Lucas Mokrani and Claire Lengaigne.

Their contemplative single ‘Young Minds’ sits alongside their current collection of brooding electronica, as an observation of “how the masses are dealing with a higher power, and how the rulers know how to handle them: without fighting back but misleading everyone.”

Thw track is taken from the forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Observatory’, out on 29 November.

Sounds like: Møme, Petit Biscuit, Foals, Fakear, Bonobo, Alt-J, Odesza

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Cape Lion – Deceiving

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Stockholm-based producer Cape Lion shares his new single, ‘Deceiving’.

A groovy masterpiece that expands outside of the current electronic sound space, the track is a sonic journey for the listener from start to finish.

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Amason, Peter Björn and John, Tame Impala, Empire of The Sun, MGMT

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Louskylar – Stop, Go (feat. Kavi)

After launching Damaged Goods with local Melbourne act KAVI and eager to start working with feature artists, the duo decided to bring KAVI onboard for Stop, Go. Co-writer and producer Nathan Batham, keen to work with the emerging talent says “He’s such a genuine, humble artist with an amazing songwriting technique and we just knew right from the outset, we should collab. Stop, Go was the perfect opportunity and we love the flavour he brought to the track with his soulful lyrics and unique tone.”

The track kicks in right on point with KAVI’s beautiful voice building up to a harmonic and bassy drop. The production is minimal, yet the vocal chops did an amazing job keeping it melodic.

From the schismatic vocal samples to sharing their platform with peers, LouSkylar are proving that they’re approach to pop music and community matures with every advancement in their repertoire. Stop, Go ft. KAVI shines in the revealing light of their progression.

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Sounds Like: PLS&TY, Running Lights, Effie