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High Violet – All I Want

High Violet

High Violet

Another band with ‘violet’ in their name, but it’s no surprise, the word is alluring.

Meet High Violet.

Focusing on 80’s synth pop, the foursome, vocally led by Emily Smart and Ricky Kradolfer, share ‘All I Want’, arguably their best track to date, showing how they have grown from strength to strength over the last year.

High Violet will be supporting British India on their Australian tour.

Head over to their SoundCloud page for a download of the track.

Sounds like: Monogem, The Levity, Alphabeat

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Favored Nations – I Can See You

Favored Nations by Cybele Malinowski

Favored Nations by Cybele Malinowski

Favored Nations is a disco-pop three piece band based in Australia and Los Angeles comprised of
singer Morgan Phalen (former vocalist of Diamond Nights and featured vocalist on Justice‘s ‘Audio, Video Disco’), DJ James Curd, and Surahn “Sid” Sidhu (touring guitarist for Empire of the Sun).

The quirky video for ‘I Can See You’ has been directed by Nima Nabili Rad from Young Black Youth.

The single is from Favored Nations’ debut album ‘The Great Unknown’ (out now on Antler Records and etcetc Music).

Sounds like: Phoenix, GUSH, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Chromeo

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Atlas Genius – Molecules

Atlas Genius by Frank Maddocks

Atlas Genius by Frank Maddocks

Australian indietronica. You can’t beat it!

Stirring up trouble this time is Atlas Genius, formed of brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery.

‘Molecules’ has been taken from their album, ‘Inanimate Objects’, which was recorded in Adelaide, Australia and Studio City, CA. It was mixed by Andrew Maury in Brooklyn and Manny Marroquin in Los Angeles. It was mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound in NYC.

Sounds like: Alkaline Trio, Chvrches, Kid Astray, Phoenix, Them Swoops, The Kooks, Joywave

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Sia – Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd and Diplo)

SIA

SIA

Australian singer/songwriter, Sia teams with The Weeknd and Diplo for ‘Elastic Heart’.

‘Elastic Heart’ is your usual catchy track from Sia with a bit of added soul from The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) and some neat production from Diplo.

The video is pretty querky and follows a Sia impersonator recovering from a breakup, and eventually climaxes with the ultimate f-you at the end.

‘Elastic Heart’ appears on the soundtrack for ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, due out on 19 November 2013.

Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Air, Zero 7, The Weeknd, Doll and the Kicks

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