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Lowell – I Love You Money

Lowell  Photo Credit: by Norman Wong

Lowell
Photo Credit: by Norman Wong

A classically trained musician, Toronto-based singer Lowell suffers from a rare neurological condition known as synaesthesia which causes her to process sound as colours thus having a huge influence on her music and visions.

Despite the fun and chaotic video for ‘I Love You Money’, Lowell writes to empower herself as much as her listeners. Lyrics openly tackle sexual abuse, rape, abortion, and women’s rights. She stridently addresses the lack of LGBT rights in our society as well the ignorance about (and simultaneous obsession with) homosexuality.

Lowell releases her debut album ‘We Loved Her Dearly’ in the UK on 9 March through Arts & Crafts.

Sounds like: M.I.A, Dena, Ji Nilsson, Santigold, Mark Ronson, Icona Pop

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Trust – Rescue Mister & Capitol

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Darkwave electro-pop meister Trust, has recently released two tracks off his imminent second LP Joyland; ‘Rescue Mister’ a few days ago, and now, ‘Capitol’.

Toronto-based Robert Alfons aka Trust, received glowing praise for the 2012 Juno-nominated debut album ‘TRST’, and the follow up album ‘Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014. It is available to pre-order here.

‘Capitol’ reveals a beating heart pulsing beneath the beats, with a space-laser percussion intro leading into layered synths and the distinctive wide-ranging vocals from Alfons. ‘Rescue Mister’ is a jerky, glitchy stomper however, with slicing high pitched synths cutting into the verse, and child-like vocal accompaniments in the chorus.

As well as the above, have a listen to a thudding dance remix of “Rescue, Mister,” by Tarantula X here.

Trust will be embarking on a massive tour, the London leg of which us indietronica lot will be attending and are rather excited about.

Sounds like; Grimes, Crystal Castles, Salem, Kap Bambino
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