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Weekly Gems 24

Weslee – Boy Like You

Weslee

Mysterious UK-based duo Weslee share their visuals for ‘Boy Like You’.

Another lip-smacking and dreamy song, the Alexandra Gavillet-directed video for ‘Boy Like You’ takes inspiration from Kanye West and centres on the infatuation of the lead male figure through a series of personal camcorder style shots filmed around a hazy American summer.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, Kacy Hill, Blood Orange, Wet, Off Bloom

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Scene Writers vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Real Life Baby

Scene Writers

Exciting Berlin-based duo Scene Writers (aka Christian Huerter and Sebastian Nouvortne) take inspiration from the art amidst the urban sprawl of Berlin.

They have produced a vibrant re-work of 3 Burners‘ ‘Real Life Baby’, which you can listen to below.

Sounds like: Becky Hill, Kungs, Draper

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joan – Tokyo

joan - Tokyo

We are still massively crushing on duo joan.

Continuing their knack for producing heartbreaking pop songs with a retro twist, ‘Tokyo’ is inspired by that moment of falling for someone but your time is running out. ​​​​​​​

Sounds like: Shura, Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The 1975

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Argonaut & Wasp – Radio Sound

Argonaut & Wasp

Boom! Argonaut & Wasp are back with a funky new number called ‘Radio Sound’.

It is part of a double single, and combines elements of alternative, pop, indie, and funk to provide a bright sound, inspired by the bustling streets of Brooklyn.

It is released on the band’s own Bang! Jango Records.

Sounds like: The Strokes, Bad Sounds, Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, Phoenix, Miami Horror, Bag Raiders

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ELD – Desire

ELD - Desire

Swedish trio ELD share their brilliant new single ‘Desire’.

Creating a big emotions and an anthemic sound reminiscent of Arcade Fire and The National, ‘Desire’ amalgamates electronica with post punk elements, and even enters the shoegaze realm in parts.

Listen below and prepare to be blown away.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, The National, Interpol, Ulrich Schnauss

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Amanda Mair – Empty Blockings

Amanda Mair

Rising Swedish teenager Amanda Mair shares ‘Empty Blockings’.

In the video, Amanda broaches the highly important topic of anxiety and depression,

“I wanted to show the feeling of the continuously searchers desperation. The every day hope for running away from anxiety and sorrow but the faith is to weak and puts you in a circle of running and running until you don’t know what you’re running away from.”

It’s out now via Despotz Records.

Sounds like: Susanne Sundfør, OH Land, Zola Jesus

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LEFTI – City Heart

LEFTI

LEFTI

Let us reintroduce you to a man who made a name for himself in Cobra Starship. His new project is called LEFTI.

With some decent remixes already under his belt, LEFTI has today released an original track called ‘City Heart’.

Looping disco-led synths and lush vocals are sure to set us up for a night out in the city.

It’s out today via YEBO.

Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Bag Raiders

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Blair – Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Blair - Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Blair – Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Meet Canada-born, Los Angeles-residing artist Blair.

He’s teamed up with New York act, Argonaut & Wasp, on galactic new single, ‘Planetary’.

It has a steady driving synth beat, with vintage vocals and bright harmonics. This is definitely one to help you get ready for the weekend!

Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Pnau, Miami Horror, St, Lucia, Capital Cities, Bag Raiders, Daft Punk

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Fenech-Soler – Kaleidoscope

Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler

Four-piece-turned-brother-two-piece, Fenech-Soler explode back into our lives with a video for the brilliant, ‘Kaleidoscope’, the lead track from their brand new EP.

The video follows a girl on a bedtime journey of multi-coloured proportions.

Still streamlining indie pop, Fenech-Soler once again share with their listeners, joyous and upbeat music, and the timing feels perfect.

Order the EP on iTunes here.

They play Oslo in Hackney on 27th October, so get yourself down there.

What else is to say? The Duffy brothers are back!

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires,The Whitest Boy Alive, Delphic, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Naked and Famous, H A R T E B E E S T, The Jezabels, The Knocks, NONONO, Duologue, Tourist, Bastille

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Gypsy & The Cat – Inside Your Mind

Gypsy & The Cat

Gypsy & The Cat

Gypsy & The Cat are back and they mean business. If their new release ‘Inside Your Mind’ doesn’t tell you that, then you quite frankly don’t deserve to listen to the Australian duo.

We have the usual punchy falsettos and dreamy synths that Gypsy & The Cat have thrown our way before, but their new material has the benefit of an acoustic guitar and cultural influence from their recent travels in Japan.

‘Inside Your Mind’ has also been mixed by mixed by the legend that is Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips).

Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Cut Copy, Pistol Shrimp, Ghost Beach, Sir Sly, Jagwar Ma, Day Wave, Miike Snow, Bag Raiders, Small Pools, Chromeo

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Exclusive: Them Swoops Playlist

Them Swoops - Into The Atmosphere

Them Swoops – Into The Atmosphere

Forming in 2012, and making a return in 2016, it’s Melbourne alt-indie band, Them Swoops.

They’ve made a lovely ‘Seasonal Conserves’ playlist for the readers of Indietronica, full of funky beats and summery vibes.

See the track list below:

1) Total Giovanni – Can’t Control My Love

Saw/heard about these guys for the first time at Meredith Music Festival, they promptly proceeded to blow everyone’s minds with their Stardust meets Talking Heads meets quasi-ironic Italian shtick.

2) Mini Mansions – Death Is A Girl

From one of our fav albums of last year. Pounding rhythm, floating lyrics, hooks flying everywhere. Saw them open for Tame Impala and was sold on the spot.

3) Ben Browning – Make It Easy

Local boy made good, BB plays bass in Cut Copy and in his spare time writes ridiculously catchy tunes such as this one.

4) Baptism Of Uzi – Stray Current

There’s something about this song that I’ll never be able to pinpoint what it is that makes it so awesome. Basically, I wish I wrote it. Simple elements, but when put together make something strange and beautiful.

5) Tom Vek – Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)

Takes a while to kick in but when that bassline hits, it’s relentless. Love the verses in this one. Detached, but delivered with attitude.

6) Nantes – Charlie

We played with Nantes a few years ago and while the majority of their sound is a lot darker than this, this shimmering, colourful pop song really stuck with me. It’s a feelgood track that makes it onto almost any playlist I put together.

7) Donny Benet – Sophisticated Lover

This track is best consumed with its video clip. It straddles the fine line of being pathetic, ridiculous and pure genius.

8) NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision

Excellent party vibes in this track from crazy Melbourne locals. These guys are old friends and it’s awesome to see them continually not give a damn.

9) Young Hysteria – This Is Not A Love Song

Super smooth and minimal, this track is sparse in places, lush in others, but beautiful throughout.

10) Jagwar Ma – The Throw

A good buddy of mine tried to get me along to one of Jagwar Ma’s early shows in Melbourne a few years ago. I didn’t make it and spent the next 2 years kicking myself as Howlin’ is one of my favourite records of the last 5 years. Saw them live at Meredith and lost my mind.

Listen to ‘Into The Atmosphere’ by Them Swoops below.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Holy Ghost!, Gypsy & The Cat, San Cisco, Classixx, Friendly Fires, The Kooks, Bag Raiders

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Gypsy & The Cat – Hearts A Gun

Gypsy & The Cat

Gypsy & The Cat

Surprise! Australian duo Gypsy & The Cat has dropped their cheeky new EP, ‘Hearts A Gun’. We’ve listened to it a fair few times already, and it’s top notch.

‘Hearts A Gun’, the lead track from the EP, tackles the issue of love head on. Perfect for summer days or winter nights, depending on your international location.

It is released on 25 September.

Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Cut Copy, Ghost Beach, Sir Sly, Jagwar Ma, Miike Snow, Bag Raiders, Small Pools, Chromeo

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Cleopold – Down In Flames

Cleopold - Down In Flames

Cleopold – Down In Flames

We gave some love to Miami Horror ‘s track ‘Love Like Mine’, which featured emerging Australian singer-songwriter and composer, Cleopold.

Cleopold makes a solo return with ‘Down In Flames’.

It is an unconventional love song with raw and honest lyrics, a funky bass line and subtle harmonies.

His debut EP was just snapped up by Detail Co., a boutique record label owned and curated by Chet Faker. We can’t wait to hear it.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, Chet Faker, Josef Salvat, James Blake, Ben Khan, Van She, Bag Raiders, Cassian

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Gypsy & The Cat + Client Liaison – Evolution

Gypsy & The Cat + Client Liaison - Evolution

Gypsy & The Cat + Client Liaison – Evolution

Gypsy & The Cat and Client Liaison have teamed up to create ‘Evolution’.

With the summer hooks of Gypsy & The Cat combined with the retro funky flair of Client Liaison, it’s great to see both bands on form with such a great track.

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Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Cut Copy, Ghost Beach, Sir Sly, Jagwar Ma, Miike Snow, Bag Raiders, Small Pools, Chromeo

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Miami Horror – Love Like Mine Feat. Cleopold

Miami Horror

Miami Horror

The Melbourne-based boys, Miami Horror, return with latest 15-track album ‘All Possible Futures’ and it is good.

The album was produced by Benjamin Plant. Plant describes the album, “We wanted to make something that lasts and grows the more you listen to it; we found a lot of fans overseas had been listening to our first album for years and that’s what made us realise the importance of making something permanent in this day and age.”

Watch the humorous video for ‘Love Like Mine’ featuring Cleopold, below:

Armed with some seriously cool tracks, anything is possible for Miami Horror.

‘All Possible Futures’ is out on Haven SoundsDine Alone Records. Purchase on iTunes.

Sounds like: Van She, Bag Raiders, Grafton Primary, Holy Ghost!, Friendly Fires, Talking Heads, New Order, INXS, Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson

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