Sea Girls – Violet

Sea Girls - Violet

A new breed of indie is raiding our airwaves of late. Annie Mac-championed indie band Sea Girls, share the visuals for ‘Violet’.

Directed by Michael Holyk, the video is shot in a haunting dis-used railway ticket station in Woolwich. Speaking of the video the band says, “We may have songs with darkness, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look to the light. ‘Violet’ is wildly optimistic and for the video we find ourselves in an abandoned building and this time we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves.”

Raucous and addictive, these guys know how to make an indie banger time and time again.

LIVE SHOWS

OCTOBER
Wed 2ND NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms (SOLD OUT)
Thu 3RD BRISTOL, The Fleece (SOLD OUT)
Fri 4TH SOUTHAMPTON, The Loft (SOLD OUT)
Thu 10TH LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town (LTD REMAINING TICKETS JUST RELEASED)
Fri 11TH LEICESTER, O2 Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Wed 16TH HULL, The Welly (SOLD OUT)
Thu 17TH MANCHESTER, Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Fri 18TH LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 19TH STOKE, The Sugarmill (SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER
Fri 6TH MA, BOSTON, Great Scott
Sat 7TH PA, PHILADELPHIA, Kung Fu Necktie
Mon 9TH WASHINGTON DC, DC9
Tues 10TH NEW YORK, The Mercury Lounge
Thurs 12TH CA, LOS ANGELES, Hotel Café

JANUARY 2020

Tues 21ST BELGIUM, ANTWERP, Twix
Wed 22ND GERMANY, COLOGNE, MTC
Fri 24TH THE NETHERLANDS, NIJMEGEN, Merleyn
Sat 25TH THE NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
Sun 26TH THE NETHERLANDS, ROTTERDAM, Rotown
Tues 28TH DENMARK, COPENHAGEN, Hotel Cecil
Thurs 30TH GERMANY, BERLIN, Privatclub
Fri 31ST GERMANY, MUNICH, Strom

FEBRUARY
Sun 2ND ITALY, MILAN, Circolo Magnolia
Tues 4TH GERMANY, FRANKFURT, Zoom
Wed 5TH FRANCE, PARIS, Point Ephemere

Sounds like: Marsicans, The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, Swimming Tapes, Slow Riot, Two Door Cinema Club, Sundara Karma

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HUMAN – Feel Some Bright Darkness

HUMAN

Two deeply-rooted Hamberg-based friends form the duo that is known as HUMAN.

Writing about unrequited love, human values, everyday struggles and all the inbetween, you can listen to their slightly off-kilter latest release ‘Feel Some Bright Darkness’.

Sounds like: Like Swimming, Benjamin Francis Leftwich

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The Ninth Wave – Imitation

The Ninth Wave

We’ve seen defiant Scottish duo, The Ninth Wave play a few times now, and it’s safe to say that Haydn Park-Patterson and Millie Kidd are going to be making waves in the coming months.

Their new single ‘Imitation’ arrives with the announcement of their biggest UK headline tour to date, taking place in November 2019.

Speaking about the track, Haydn says: “Imitation is what happens when I forget about my lonely disposition and get too caught up in everyone else’s lives. It’s about how easy it is to become something you hate and we hate simple songs, so we made this song really simple and straightforward. We recorded it in the summer of 2018 with Dan Austin and Phil Parsons. This song was the quickest one of all of the 12 songs we recorded to track, as we did the backbone of it live to capture the feeling we felt when we played it live in the months prior to the Infancy sessions.”

‘Infancy Pt. I’ is out now on Distiller Records, while ‘Infancy Pt. II’ will be released on 15 November. You can pre-order here.

Tour Dates [Tickets]

09/11 Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
11/11 Picture House Social, Sheffield
12/11 The Cookie, Leicester
13/11 Sound Basement, Liverpool
14/11 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
16/11 The Flapper, Birmingham
17/11 Green Door Store, Brighton
18/11 Portland Arms, Cambridge
19/11 Electrowerkz, London

Sounds like: Walt Disco, The Lapelles, LUCIA, The Snuts, White Lies, YONAKA

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Chandler Juliet – Take It or Leave it

Chandler Juliet

Los Angeles native singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chandler Juliet shares her catchy pop number, ‘Take It or Leave It’.

Co-written with fellow artist LeyeT, and co-written & produced by Aaron Blackmar, ‘Take It or Leave It’ showcases her powerhouse vocals.

As feisty as ever, the song comes with a huge slice of sass in the form of a groovy upbeat empowerment anthem.

Sounds like: Dagny, RALPH, Monogem, Katie Perry, LeyeT

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GINEVRA – Burning

GINEVRA

Italian artist GINEVRA shares her Francesco Fugazzaco-produced new single, ‘Burning’.

It’s gentle poetry of spoken word flowing amongst minimalistic and delicate melodies.

She says about the single, “‘Burning’ is the last sunset of the summer, running to catch the train just to see your lover and share that one last kiss, the feeling that – for one moment – everything is possible. It makes me feel light, like dancing under a pink sky, until the sun sinks into the sea. It’s a song I’m very proud of, just like I’m of the close team that works with me.”

Sounds like: Billie Eilish, HÂN

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Mike Dignam – Under The Influence

Mike Dignam - Under The Influence

Manchester-based artist Mike Dignam challenges himself by self-producing his first-ever single. Titled ‘Under the Influence,’ it contemplates the idea of heartbreak having control over you like an addiction.

Tt marks a soulful turn for the British songwriter, as well as his new role as producer.

Sounds like: Lewis Watson, JP Cooper, Gavin James, Zak Abel

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Midoca – Dry of the Rose

Midoca by Jennica Mae

Midoca by Jennica Mae

Crossing emo with dance can be a tricky one, but Midoca has no trouble in ticking this box in his latest single ‘Dry of the Rose’.

Described as “a visceral journey through complex sound”, the song is unique in it’s style – a deeply personal encounter with melodic and melancholic tendencies.

Sounds like: Vorsa, CloudNone, Jaron, Matt Van

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Lost Frequencies & Mokita – “Black & Blue”

Belgian DJ/Producer and EDM prodigy Lost Frequencies teams up with Nash-ville based Mokita the instrumentals start to release a modern music gem titled ‘Blue’.

The melodic composition is quite simple, yet the chorus is super catchy in a way that showcases the talent from the two up artists. ‘Black & Blue’ is definitely a gem that’ll hang out onto your personal playlists for a while!

Sounds like: EXES, Handsome Ghost, joan, FRND

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Demetrius – Keep Going

Berlin-based New Yorker Demetrius serves up a soulful, retro take on electronica that perfectly marries his past and present.

His new single ‘Keep Going’ is out now via Black Diamonds Records. It’s a beautiful fusion of the darker and brighter sides of electronic music.

Sounds like: Blood Orange, Suntalk

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Elise Hayes – New York City

Elise Hayes - NYC Press 1

Elise Hayes’ new single, ‘New York City’ is a dreamy, danceable mid-tempo that chronicles distance in a relationship, and the spontaneous choices that are made as a remedy.

Speaking on the track, she explains; “This song is a true story. In my own relationship, we are both touring constantly. I have a fierce desire to be independent, but missing someone makes you so vulnerable at the same time. Sometimes you’ll fly to New York City on a whim, or do something out of the blue just because you miss your person.”

Sounds like: Lennon Stella, Birdy, Maggie Rogers

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Aimée – Break Me (Acoustic)

The Dublin-based singer and songwriter Aimée hits us again with a beautiful acoustic piece untitled ‘Break Me’, featuring The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir who is one of Ireland’s most renowned gospel choirs.

Once again, her beautiful voice is backed by a great piano melody and spiritual vibrancy that sets her apart from other pop stars of her generation.

Sounds like: JoJo, Zara Larsson

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Playlist: Tep No

Tep No

Canadian producer, Tep No is one of our favs, and it’s been a minute since we last supported his music on the blog.

Exhilarating production of the highest order complemented by emotively tinged vocals from fellow music enthusiast, Joycelyn Alice, his new single ‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is another entry into the growing back catalogue of an exciting up and comer.

He’s put together an excellent playlist of his favourite tunes right now. Take a listen below.

Riah – Heartbreak Magic
Good engaging voice and nice 80’s production on it.

Grady – 500 Days of Summer
Interesting voice, high-end production on it.

Aalta, Lenachka – Closer Than Ever
Great immersive song, very dreamy

Elohim – TV
Very very distinct voice, really well carved out production and well thought out lyrics, everything gels so well. Lots of feeling in her voice and lyrics.

Toro Y Moi – Balance (Feat. Washed Out)
What can I say, 2 of my favorite artists ever, and what drove me for the longest time. Dreamy song, it makes you feel like everything will be fine. And the song is 4:20 minutes long I mean.

Liyv – In My Guccis
Relatable, I work hard in my Guccis I mean. What else is there to say.

Noirre – numb
The production is so wild on this, so well done.

Broods – Peach
Amazing song, I can relate to the lyrics, I’ve listened to this 1000 times. The pre-chorus is insanely good.

bülow – Get Stupid
Really quirky song from fellow Torontonian. Great voice, catchy lyrics and clean production.

Hazey Eyes Feat. Moli – Hungover You
I’m always feeling hungover these days so I can relate. Nice natural-sounding vocals mixed with 80s production.

‘Never Been Hurt Before’ is out now on Ultra Music.

Sounds like: Gryffin, Goldroom, Odesza, The Chainsmokers, Washed Out, Summer Heart, Bon Iver

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The Big Moon – Your Light

The Big Moon

Essex four-piece The Big Moon share their adorable video for ‘Your Light’.

Nostalgic in its structure, the song is about setting yourself free and enjoying those moments, even if it’s with the one person or thing in your life that lights up your darkness.

‘Walking Like We Do’ is released in 2020.

Sounds like: Karen O, Pulp, HAIM

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MONOGEM – Soy Lo Que Soy

Monogem

‘Soy Lo Que Soy’ is the type of song that gets stuck in your head from the first listen. The intro is significantly long, but MONOGEM‘s progression makes it worth the while as you’ll be met with a real Spanish melodic feel with heart touching vocals.

The song shows that the Los Angeles based artist isn’t afraid of speaking out of her heart through music and you’ll definitely feel that through her catchy rythme.  “Soy Lo Que Soy”, meaning “I am what I am” gives that Jazz / Soul feel mixed with modern electronic music elements, flavored with Jen Hirsh’s own Guadalajaran heritage.

This is a personal and career milestone for Hirsh—it marks the first time she was courageous enough to incorporate her Guadalajaran heritage in her music, all to follow through on a promise she made with her abuela never to lose it.

Soy Lo Que Soy is part of a forthcoming EP called ‘So Many Ways’.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Silk Cinema, ASTR, July Child, Lights, Evvy, Micky Blue

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Off Bloom – Are You Feeling It Too?

Off Bloom

Picking up their pop pace following support slots on Dua Lipa‘s European tour in 2017, Off Bloom‘s sound is a mixture of edgy 90’s with modern-day guitar-pop riffs.

Are you feeling it too? There are no guesses as to what the title of their new single implies.

This song shows that whilst they are making music and still having fun, underneath they pose a heavier question – are you feeling the pressure of modern society? The answer is probably “Yes, we all are”.

Sounds like: Soleima, Liss, Charlie Puth, Vera

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All Tvvins – Divine

All Tvvins - Divine

Irish duo All Tvvins (aka Conor Adams and Lar Kaye) shares their ‘Divine’ new single.

In a mild existential crisis, the delightful indie-pop banger is a real repeat treat and considers taking into account how others might view you.

They begin their Irish tour in October, with support from Somebody’s Child.

Sounds like: APRE, Foals, The Editors, White Lies, Jungle, Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective

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