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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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RAINDEAR – I’m The Ice

Raindear

Raindear

Swedish electro pop starlet, Raindear returns after a brief hiatus, with ‘I’m The Ice’.

‘I’m The Ice’ is a track about someone who is frozen, passive and unhappy in a situation.

It’s clear that Raindear was hard at work during her mini break, cooking up a hot storm of dark electro in the midsts of a cold and isolated Swedish winter.

Disclosure: I am RAINDEAR’s publicist at the time of writing.

‘I’m the Ice’ has been taken from her forthcoming album, ‘Embers’, which is out on 22nd April and available for pre-order on iTunes.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, WTNSS, Ballet School, Kate Boy, Lykke Li, Phantogram, Santigold, SBTRKT, CSS

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Anna of the North – The Dreamer

Anna Of The North

Anna Of The North

Anna of the North is back with ‘The Dreamer’.

The new single does exactly what it says on the tin. It takes the listener to a far off dreamscape full of lush music and seasonal fantasies.

Have a listen below.

‘The Dreamer’ has been released globally via Different Recordings / Honeymoon / Hub Recordings.

Sounds like: Shura, Grimes, Ballet School, Claire, MØ, Lykke Li, The Chain Gang of 1974, Chvrches

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Billy Who – Blue Black Water

Billy Who

Billy Who

Billy Who is a music duo from Stockholm in Sweden formed in 2014.

Their latest track is called Blue Black Water. It is a late-summer-song about the summer’s last night swim with a distinct 80’s pop vibe.

Sounds like: GEMS, Maala, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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KYIKI – Black Light

KYIKI

KYIKI

Following a summer writing and recording in Los Angeles and Stockholm with some of the most hyped producers, including Yung Gud (Sad Boys) and Alex Da Kid (Dr Dre, Eminem and Imagine Dragons), the Crystal Fighters‘s singer, KYIKI is back with the illuminating ‘Black Light’.

The track has been produced by Stint.

Sounds like: Dimond Saints, Lykke Li, Broods, Ballet School, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Tove Lo, ASTR, Blood Orange, The Knife

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Telepathe – Drown Around Me

Telepathe

Telepathe

Telepathe (aka multi-instrumentalists Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais) have quite a history.

The duo initially started recording music in 2006 by moving to a warehouse in Bushwick and recording their first EP ‘Farewell Forest’. This was followed in 2008 with their debut album ‘Dance Mother’, which they worked on with TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek.

They later quit their day jobs and relocated to Los Angeles to record the album in a few short and intense months. “Melissa and I decided to leave NY for a couple of months during the winter to write and record this new album,” Busy explains. “We rented an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. At the time we were reading a lot Science Fiction and researching California cults, which became themes that seeped into our music.”

Watch the effortlessly cool video for ‘Drown Around Me’ below:

The track has been taken from their long-awaited second album ‘Destroyer’. Co-produced with Lewis Pesacov and mixed by Matty Green, the girls have started their own label BZML to release their album on their own terms.

Sounds like: Ballet School, Monogem, Madonna, LCD Soundsystem, Tom Vek, Rilo Kiley

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Cosby – Overboard

Cosby

Cosby

After the success of the infectious and lauded ‘Heartracer‘, the Cosby boys are staying on trend and returning with 80’s synth tune ‘Overboard’.

The youthful track is short but sweet. Close your eyes and envisage listening to ‘Overboard’ in your dream sports car with the top down and wind in hair.

The track was released on  22 April and is taken from the ‘Summer Gold’ EP.

Sounds like: Futurepop!, Chain Gang of 1974, Future Islands, The Killers, M83, St. Lucia, Two Door Cinema Club, Passion Pit, Ballet School, The Smiths, Suzuki Method, KAVINSKY

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Kiera Lawlor – Gold

Kiera Lawlor

Kiera Lawlor

Underground artist, Kiera Lawlor has just released ‘Gold’.

Kiera has been under the radar of BBC Introducing for a little while now and the best way for us to describe her sound is as unique, Madchester electronica.

The video follows Kiera on her holiday in Thailand and is perfectly balanced between city and rural. If you weren’t thinking about summer before, you definitely are now.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, Ballet School, Phantogram, Santigold

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Kid Astray – Still Chasing Nothing

Kid Astray - Still Chasing Nothing

Kid Astray – Still Chasing Nothing

Norwegian indiepop six-piece Kid Astray has released brand new single ‘Still Chasing Nothing’.

The catchy track is energetic and the heavier guitar interlude is something that we have not seen from Kid Astray before. I guess that is one of the benefits of having so many influences in one band!

We love these guys!

The track comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album titled ‘Home Before the Dark’, which will see a 2015 release via Cosmos.

Buy the track on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Smallpools, Passion Pit, Pistol Shrimp, M83, Holy Ghost!, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato, Ballet School

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RAINDEAR – Veins

RAINDEAR

RAINDEAR

Not another Swedish synthpop songstress I hear you scream!

But there is something slightly different and magical about this one. RAINDEAR (aka Rebecca Bergcrantz) is more than another indie electro femme from Scandinavia .

Her new track ‘Veins’ frequently changes tempo and is highly disco in parts. Not your usual ethereal ballad.

She describes the track as being “about that kind of destructive love that you stick with ‘cause you love the rush, but you secretly know it’s bad for you. This is the addictive kind of love you can feel for a lover or for a friend or anything really and it’s of the kind that is almost warlike and comes from a very dark place.”

Have a listen to the WTNSS remix too:

Purchase ‘Veins’ on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, WTNSS, Ballet School, Kate Boy, Lykke Li, Phantogram, Santigold, SBTRKT, CSS

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