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Weekly Gems 18

FOXTRAX – Everything’s Changing

FOXTRAX

Born in New York, now residing in Los Angeles, FOXTRAX are an alternative rock trio with an electronic edge.

A third release in their “moving to L.A.” trilogy, ‘Everything’s Changing’ is about taking time to appreciate when good things happen.

Their EP – expected for release in early 2018 – is produced by British production duo Alexander Wolfe and Ben Roulston (Wolf Alice, Florence + the Machine) plus Jim Kaufman (Atlas Genius, Night Riots).

Sounds like: Cage The Elephant, Atlas Genius

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Nightshifts – Karma

Nightshifts

Nighshifts is the cosmic pop project of Toronto-based Andrew Oliver.

His new single ‘Karma’ is about not overthinking the future and sitting back to enjoy the ride, as expressed in the track’s nonchalant off-kilter vocal melody and breezy beats.

Sounds like: Chappo, Steely Dan, Young Empires

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Shenna – Magenta

Shenna - Magnenta

Wow Shenna‘s new single ‘Magenta’ is a sassy pop number, one that will straight-up encourage you to declare your desires to your number one crush.

Full of crimson synths and retro vibes beaming throughout, turn this one up loud!

Her next show is 18 November in New York as part of The National Sawdust’s ‘The Revolution’ series. Tickets can be purchased here.

Sounds like: Le Youth, ALMA, CAPPA

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Argonaut & Wasp – Prove It To You

Argonaut & Wasp

We are big fans of Argonaut & Wasp‘s indie-dance tunes, so we are psyched they have a new single called ‘Prove It To You’.

Once again testifying their ability to produce something catchy, we just can’t get enough of the track’s slurry vocals and groovy sensibilities.

Sounds like: The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, Phoenix

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Glassio – Daydream featuring NAKAYA

Glassio

Electronic duo Glassio are going from strength to strength with each release.

The latest addition to their catalogue, ‘Daydream’, is an ode to their love of early 2000s LA-based Hip/Hop & R&B, and features the delicate vocals of NAKAYA.

The guys says they “were imagining Dre and AIR making a record together”, although we think the vocal loops are more reminiscent of Gorillz‘ ‘Stylo’.

Sounds like: Gorillz, Hot Chip, Metronomy, Foals, Jagwar Ma, Rüfüs, Flume, Odesza, Bob Moses, Glass Animals, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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Henry Green – Stay Here

Henry Green

Bristol-based rising star Henry Green shares his dark but ethereal new single ‘Stay Here’.

A lot of greatness comes from dark places, much like this single, which Henry wrote at the site of Berlin’s 1950’s broadcast facility, Köpenicker Chaussee, during a moment of frustration and loss of direction.

It’s out now via Akira Records.

Sounds like: Jon Hopkins, Erased Tapes, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm

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Iris Lune – Lost In Chatter

Iris Lune

Brooklyn-based art pop quartet Iris Lune share ‘Lost In Chatter’.

Clever percussion throughout depicts chatter overlaid by synth-led harmonies and more of a dance-inspired melody, lyrically inspired by the final chapter of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, Deerhoof, Björk, Σtella

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Au/Ra – Outsiders

Au/Ra

Growing up in the middle of nowhere has been the source of songwriting influence for Au/Ra‘s new single, ‘Outsiders’, not only because of her location growing up in Antigua, but also because of her introverted nature.

But this song is a call to arms for all misfits, giving them a chance to escape to a fantasy world.

She plays The Waiting Room in London on 13 November.

Sounds like: Florence + The Machine, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, The Magnettes

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PATHS – Right Beside You

PATHS

PATHS

Talented songwriter, PATHS, returns with an A/B release of ‘Right Beside You’ and ‘Last One Standing’.

The two tracks follow on from ‘Neoprene‘. They were written and produced in close succession, and although different in sound – varying from serene to engaging synth pop with multi-cultural samples – all three are a lyrical reflection of relationship challenges.

Speaking of ‘Right Beside You’, PATHS explains,

“‘Right Beside You’ is about how you can be with someone 24/7 but it’s as if they don’t truly see you anymore and inside you’re screaming ‘I’m right beside you’.”

Sounds like: Σtella, Kate Nash, Lily Allen, HOLYCHILD

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S.W.I.M – Stop & Remember

S.W.I.M by Yiota Siapera

S.W.I.M by Yiota Siapera

We love supporting music from all around the world, so we are excited to receive some new stuff from Athens-based music project, S.W.I.M (Someone Who Isn’t Me).

‘Stop & Remember’ is a swirling assortment of analogue sounds, off-beat rhythms and transcending vocals, courtesy of Σtella.

Their first official release on Inner Ear is a 7″ vinyl single including ‘Stop & Remember’ (A Side) and ‘Leap Of Faith’ (B Side), featuring Σtella and Coti.

The girls will also be representing Greece at this year’s SXSW.

Sounds like: Nimmo

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Σtella – Picking Words

Σtella

Σtella

There maybe a financial crisis in Greece at the moment, but there certainly isn’t one with their musical offerings.

Athenian electro-pop singer Σtella (pronounced Stella) is making waves.

Her latest track, ‘Picking Words’, is simple yet effective. It has a new wave vibe and a predominant bass line throughout.

Watch the video below and fall in love with Σtella like we have.

Her album, ‘Σtella’, is out on yellow vinyl, cd and digital album from Inner Ear.

Sounds like: Kaleida, Annie Lennox, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Cash+David

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