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Ells – Fire It Up

Ells

Introducing Ells, the musical project of Swedish singer/songwriter Isabell Westerlund.

Powerful lyrics of urgency are surrounded by circles of slow driven synths, as Ells begs someone to close those half opened doors that should have been closed long ago.

Sounds like: Broods, Alpines, Kate Bush, Banks, Highasakite, Låpsley

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Nina Luna – String

Nina Luna - String

Los Angeles-based songstress, Nina Luna, has just shared ‘String’.

It’s about the anguish of a romantic connection that cannot be fulfilled. You know the type where you can’t sleep at night thinking about this person over and over again. You can really feel the torment through Nina and co-producer CATALINE‘s use of synths and orchesttral percussion.

Sounds like: Alpines, Broods, Lorde, Ladyhawke

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EMILIE – Never Enough

EMILIE

EMILIE

Is EMILIE Edinburgh’s finest indietronica export? We think so.

EMILIE’s upcoming single, ‘Never Enough’, is straight talking (it tackles themes of unnecessary greed that exist in today’s world), but has a soothing charm that keeps your attention.

It is out on 10 March via Depot Records.

Sounds like: BANKS, Låpsley, Broods, GEMS, MS MR, Alpines, Gabrielle Aplin

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Playlist: Maya Payne

Maya Payne

Maya Payne

New-Zealand singer, Maya Payne, has just released her debut EP, ‘The Lucky Ones’.

To mark the occasion, she has put together a playlist together for you lot.

Enjoy!

Ookay – Thief

I heard this song on a Spotify playlist and the chorus had me hooked.

PETIT BISCUIT – Sunset Lover

Perfect chill out/summer song.

Whethan – Midnight in Monaco

Love the sounds in the chorus.

Rüfüs – Innerbloom (What So Not remix)

The instrument they use in this is eargasmic.

Bearson – Pink Medicine

I love the summery feeling, good for road tripping these holidays.

Wheathin – Mssingno

Another from these guys just because i can’t get enough of them. Loove the chorus.

Camikaze – Shadows

This dudes from Melbourne and he’s super talented, this track has a trancy uplifting feel that I love.

Jaymes Young – Parachute (P-Williams Remix)

The vibes of this song are great, and the lyrics are better.

L D R U – Keeping Score

The vocals are awesome, and the chorus is super hooky and gets you in a dancing mood.

ROZES – Everything

This chick doesn’t get enough credit. She featured in The Chainsmokers song ‘Roses’. She’s incredible.

Sounds like: Flume, Lorde, Broods, Leena Ojala, Alpines, Years & Years, TDeL2

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Alpines – Completely

Alpines by Cyrus Mahboubian

Alpines by Cyrus Mahboubian

London electronic duo, Alpines, are back with the sultry video for ‘Completely’.

Continuing to bleed creativity, Alpines have managed to toe the delicate balance between commercial melodic sensibilities on the one hand (with big, bold and relatable vocals), and cerebral leftfield sounds on the other.

Watch below.

Sounds like: Jamie xx, Kiesza, Jessie Ware, Clare Maguire, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, London Grammar, Disclosure, ASTR, Ballet School, SOHN, Banks, Shura, The Maccabees

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Maya Payne – Breathe Again

Maya Payne

Maya Payne

New Zealander, Maya Payne, returns with ‘Breathe Again’, a dark electronic track about the pain of a failing relationship that needs reviving.

Maya has been singing since the tender age of 11, and her experience shows.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Flume, Lorde, Broods, Leena Ojala, Alpines, Years & Years, TDeL2

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Florence + the Machine – What Kind of Man

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine is back with the fierce new guitar-based track, ‘What Kind of Man’.

Florence’s acting skills are showcased in the intense video and, as always, it is hard to miss her notorious vocals.

Watch below:

The single is taken from their third album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, which is out on 2 June in the US via Republic and 1 June in the UK via Island.

Sounds like: Gems,Marina & The Diamonds, Sia, Lykke Li, Aaron, Letters to Fiesta, Alpines

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Maya Payne – If Only

Maya Payne - If Only

Maya Payne – If Only

Following hot on the footsteps of Lorde is 17 year old New Zealand singer songwriter Maya Payne, who has just released her bold second single ‘If Only’.

To record the track, Maya ventured out of the garage and into a studio for the first time, but you wouldn’t have guessed it was her debut studio recording experience with an electronic track as substantial as this.

Sounds like: Flume, Lorde, Broods, Alpines, Years & Years, TDeL2

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Alpines – Saviour

Alpines - Saviour

Alpines – Saviour

Alpines is a duo combination of vocalist (and now director) Catherine Pockson and Producer Bob Matthews from Kingston in the UK.

Directed by the groups’ singer Catherine Pockson, the new video for ‘Saviour’ represents Alpines’ most daring and visually stunning effort yet. Shot on the Gower in Wales, the visuals for ‘Saviour’ feature idyllic backdrops, where cascading hills meet restless coastlines to provide the perfect setting for the emotionally charged piece of music produced by the duo.

Speaking of the video, Alpines singer Pockson said, “For me this video came as an all encompassing experience, where it took all of my energy and creative strength to try and represent the track, which is a very important song to me…Saviour is about the strength of a bond that you have with somebody and that bond represents a lifeline and something that is within your blood and veins, which to me is so rich and strong.”

‘Saviour’ is taken from Alpines’ debut album ‘Oasis’ which is out now and available on iTunes.

Like what you hear? Then have a listen the weighty cover of ‘Take Shelter’ by Years & Years:

Sounds like: Kiesza, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, London Grammar, Disclosure, ASTR, Ballet School, SOHN, Banks, Shura, The Maccabees

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Alpines – Chances

Alpines

Alpines

Deep and sultry sums up Alpines; a duo combination of vocalist Catherine Pockson and Producer Bob Matthews from Kingston in the UK.

Aside from the popularity of the duo’s records, they’ve toured with Florence Welch, and were specially handpicked for All Saints’ very first TV campaign, proving theyre capable of taking all aspects of the music scene by storm.

The video, simply shot in black and white, is both pure and emotive.

Sounds like: Kiesza, London Grammar, Disclosure, ASTR, Ballet School, SOHN, Banks

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