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Evan Wize – Front Seat

Evan Wize

Meet Evan Wize, an electro pop artist from Philadelphia.

He likes to combine raw acoustic rock with soulful and synthetic sounds, resulting in atmospheric and well-produced music.

His latest release, the second off his self-titled, debut EP, is called ‘Front Seat’.

Sounds like: Alex Vargas

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Leo Stannard – In My Blood

Leo Stannard

Leo Stannard

Leo Stannard is a 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Leicester, UK.

Leo is making anthems with pulsing electronic production, moving slightly away from his previous, more acoustic material.

On his new track, Leo explains,

“’In My Blood’ is all about people who become such an integral part of your life, people who don’t necessarily share the same blood-line as you but become like family. It’s all about the human connection.”

‘In My Blood’ is out via Black Butter Records.

Leo is also currently working on his debut album with Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets, Alex Vargas) and Fred Bull (Rihanna, Madonna) due for release early next year.

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20 October Leeds, Headrow House
21 October Sheffield, The Rocking Chair
22 October Leicester, The Cookie
24 October Nottingham, Bodega
25 October Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
26 October London, Oslo

Sounds like: Tom Odell, The Temper Trap, Alex Clare, Sam Sure, Rudimental, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Nina Nesbitt, Rhodes

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SG Lewis – Holding Back (Feat. Gallant)

SG Lewis

SG Lewis

Well, this is a brilliant collaboration.

London based producer, SG Lewis shares ‘Holding Back’, featuring accomplished, Los Angeles vocalist, Gallant.

‘Holding Back’ is reminiscent of the upbeat tones of ‘All Night’, and both artists are feeling the outcome of working together.

SG said of the collab: “I’d been listening to Gallant for ages when I wrote the track, and sent it over to see if he’d be into it. He flipped the meaning of the song completely, which was so exciting.”

Gallant also commented: “I’m a huge fan of SG. I think he’s one of the most talented rising producers around right now. He’s making incredibly special music that’s unique and stylish.”

It’s released via Jasmine Music and available for purchase on iTunes.

Sounds like: MNEK, Alex Vargas, Jack Garratt, TENDER, Wølffe, Lucas Nord, Great Good Fine Ok, LANY

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Golden Vessel – Wave (ft. OKBADLANDS)

Golden Vessel - Wave (ft. OKBADLANDS)

Golden Vessel – Wave (ft. OKBADLANDS)

Australian producer, Golden Vessel (aka Max Byrne) returns with a new track called ‘Wave’, which features the gorgeous female harmonies of Brisbane duo, OKBADLANDS.

Like many of Golden Vessel’s tracks, ‘Wave’ started out as a simple beat he’d created on his laptop. He then added a piano melody throughout before asking Joe Thiang (of MTNS) to lay some drums over the outro of the song. Then it came to working on the vocals & lyrics, and the first people that came to mind were Sally and Kate from OKBADLANDS.

“I’d been working with Sally and Kate over the last few months producing tracks for their debut ep. I really loved working with them, and they are both immensely talented, so I decided to see whether they wanted to collaborate on this track. After a quick creative discussion over some burgers, I got stuck into finishing up the instrumental and OKB had the vocals finished within the week”

Golden Vessel will be releasing his debut ‘Before Sleep’ EP next week, but you can order ‘Wave’ on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Alex Vargas, TENDER, Kanyon

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Golden Vessel – Do You Think About Me? (Ft MTNS)

Golden Vessel

Golden Vessel

Golden Vessel is Australian producer, Max Byrne.

Max became a fan of MTNS in 2013 after coming across their single, ‘Lost Track of Time’, and was excited when Tom Eggert reached out to him two years later asking if he wanted to work with him on a song.

Following a get together in Tom’s wooden shack off his family’s property, the result is ‘Do You Think About Me?’; a pulsating, electronic, and synth-focused track with comforting vocals.

“This was an interesting song to work on because the track revolves around a synth hook, which at the time was a whole new process for me. This song is a lot of fun to perform as well, mostly because I get to play the synth hook on my homemade midi-controller” – Golden Vessel

“This song is about two people who are scared to say “I love you” – Tom Eggert

‘Do You Think About Me?’ is available now from iTunes and on Spotify, and for a limited time you get a free download via Golden Vessel‘s Soundcloud.

Sounds like: Alex Vargas, TENDER

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Gallant – Bourbon

Gallant

Gallant

Gallant is a rising Los Angeles-based star, who has already found fans in Elton John, ZHU and Sufjan Stevens, and now Indietronica. Not bad for a newcomer.

His latest release, ‘Bourbon’, is a smokey and robust track. It stirs with soulful vocals, all topped up with ice blocks of 80’s-inspired synths.

Recline back. ‘Bourbon’ is the perfect nightcap.

Gallant’s debut album, ‘Ology’ will be out on 4 April.

Sounds like: Alex Vargas, Jack Garratt, TENDER, Wølffe, Lucas Nord, Great Good Fine Ok, LANY

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XO – Night Time Solace

XO

XO

A new wave of indie R&B male vocalists from the UK continues. This time, it’s 20 year old Staffordshire born producer and songwriter XO (aka Sunil Heera).

His latest release continues to live up to the hype and sees XO play with just as many disparate influences as his first two EP’s — neo soul, funk, hip hop, the faint pulse of deep house – with an added abstract twist.

The A side, ‘Divive Disaster’, features the vocals of Sydney based newcomer James Chatburn, and was also influenced by the story of 2014 film ‘Gone Girl’ with Heera claiming the EP to be about how “our head and heart can sometimes be in two different places, in some cases we confront it and in others we learn to live with it”.

The B-side, ‘Night Time Solace’, favours woozy, blown-out sounds and sample-heavy electronica for a gorgeous slice of twisted soul.

‘Divine Disaster’ / ‘Night Time Solace’ is out now on his own label, He Loves You Not Recordings,

Sounds like: Jai Paul, Ben Khan, The Weeknd, SOHN, Jack Garratt, Alex Vargas, NAO

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Premiere: Alex Vargas – Wear Your Demons Out

Alex Vargas

Alex Vargas

He is one artist on many ‘One’s to Watch for 2016’ lists, and Indietronica is honoured to be premiering his next single.

It’s Alex Vargas with ‘Wear Your Demons Out’.

Alex has a knack of building passion from the get go. He does this by creating inventive and explorative layers of sounds that are perfectly captured by those ghostly vocals of his. It’s seriously spine tingling stuff. And effortless as well.

The guy is a musical genius, and no wonder he’s a one to watch for 2016.

The EP is released on 22 January via Copenhagen RecordsLocomotion Entertainment. Listen to some more tracks from the EP, below.

Sounds like: Gallant, Jack Garratt, TENDER, Wølffe, Lucas Nord, James Blake, Boxed In, Action Child, Rationale

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Alex Vargas – Shackled Up

Alex Vargas

Alex Vargas

Expect some great things from the new half British / half Danish electronic artist on the scene; Alex Vargas.

Having already supported Jack Garratt, it’s now Alex’s time to shine. His new single, ‘Shackled Up’ brings together slick, left-field production with jaw dropping vocals and unashamedly massive melodies, culminating in a suitably huge track that resonates effortlessly on so many levels.

It is the lead single from his new EP, ‘Giving Up The Ghost’, which is released 22 January via Copenhagen RecordsLocomotion Entertainment.

Sounds like: Gallant, Jack Garratt, TENDER, Wølffe, Lucas Nord

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