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Weekly Gems 61

Low Hum – Strange Love

Low Hum

Los Angeles-based Low Hum shares his new single, ‘Strange Love’.

A low hum, this is not – ‘Strange Love’ is a circulating brawl of guitar riffs and retro-tinted vocals that tell a story of epic proportions.

Sounds like: Jagwar Ma, Liily

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Preston Lovinggood – Everything Will Be Okay

Preston Lovinggood

We don’t normally feature songs that are reasonably old, but we had to make an exception for Preston Lovinggood and his dreamy take on folk.

You can listen to his song, ‘Everything Will Be Okay’ below.

Sounds like: Ten Fé

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Ro – do you think it’s fine?

Ro - do you think it's fine?

British newcomer Ro shares her self-produced debut, electro-pop tune, ‘do you think it’s fine?’

Looking up to female artists such as Grimes and Robyn, Ro is striving to reach their great heights of artistic control in a modern electronic landscape. Expect an EP later in the year.

Sounds like: Melis, VÉRITÉ, Linney

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Dan Crossley – Heal

Dan Crossley

UK artist and vocal heavyweight, Dan Crossley shares his addictive new single, ‘Heal’.

It has everything that makes a perfect pop banger – sensual vocals, lucious synths loops and romantic guitars riffs.

Sounds like: The 1975, Cat Burns, Years & Years

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2CRE8 – Cheater

2CRE8

Dutch production and DJ duo, 2CRE8 returns with a cheeky number called ‘Cheater’.

Giving a wink to misbehaving and making the most of the summer, in a similar vain to the likes of The Him, you’ll be forgiven for having this track on repeat, even when the sun isn’t shining.

Sounds like: The Him, Jonas Blue

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Victoria’s Flight – Paradise

Victoria's Flight

Victoria’s Flight is a Glasgow-based band of childhood friends Matt Robertson and Craig Harkness.

Their new single ‘Paradise’ is the first of three singles that tells the story of summer love and loss, with a combined energy of tropical guitar riffs and contemplative vocals.

Sounds like: SKIES, The Island Club, Blossoms

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Dancing on Tables – Black

Dancing on Tables

Hot off supporting Cassia on a UK tour, old school friends and bandmates, Dancing On Tables share their new ballad, ‘Black’.

Using their youthful energy and determination to fuel the fire within their music, Dancing on Tables highlight the importance of their roots, as well as raising awareness about the musical talent in the North of the UK.

Sounds like: Sea Girls, Biffy Clyro, Circa Waves, The 1975, Rat Boy, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Blossoms, Wild Nothing, Cassia

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Mating Ritual – Drunk

Mating Ritual

The 90’s was a messy time, and Mating Ritual are channelling such vibes with their new track ‘Drunk’, which lasts a sturdy six minutes 21 seconds. But this track is more about lovemaking than drinking, as the Los Angeles-based band contemplates the dissolution of a relationship following the honeymoon period.

The album, ‘How You Gonna Stop It?’ will be out on 9 June via Smooth Jaws.

Sounds like: M83, The Cranberries, Sir Sly, Huntar, Pacific Air, Ten Fé, Blossoms

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Mating Ritual – Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

Mating Ritual - Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

Mating Ritual – Night Lies (Feat. Lizzy Land)

The last time we wrote about Mating Ritual, it was on RAEKO‘s ‘Need 2 Know’. This time around, Mating Ritual have produced a stand out track called ‘Night Lies’, featuring Lizzy Land.

‘Night Lies’ is at the forefront of modern day electronic music, with robust vocals and nostalgic drums that ring of a faraway musical utopia.

The track is the second to be released from the band’s debut album ‘How You Gonna Stop It?’, which will be released as two six-track volumes – Volume 1 on 24 January, and Volume 2 in April.

Sounds like: KYKO, Sir Sly, Goldroom, Huntar, Pacific Air, Ten Fé, Blossoms, VÉRITÉ

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Bad Family – My Body Pines

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Sounds can be deceiving, especially when it comes to Bad Family.

A grungier Mystery Jets, the Brighton based band like to expose pretty music with raw lyrics about heartbreak, sex and addiction.

Don’t expect an electro pop manifesto to be found here.

Their EP is out now via Century City Records.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Blossoms, The Kooks, Ten Fé,

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KYTES – As We Row

KYTES

KYTES

Searching for something better, Germany-based, KYTES return with the video for ‘As We Row’.

It follows the band exploring unknown territories, as their quest to share positive and catchy music continues.

‘As We Row’ is taken from their debut album, ‘Heads And Tales’, out on 16 September via Filter Music Group. You can pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Blossoms, High Tyde, Travis, Them Swoops, Native People, Strange Talk

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HUNNY – Colder Parts

HUNNY

HUNNY

South Californian band, HUNNY, have shared ‘Colder Parts’; the six-piece’s follow up track to ‘Vowels‘.

It’s another slice of late 80’s rock pie, and offers up some serious gleaming synths with Robert Smith-esque vocals.

Tour Dates with The Frights and Gymshorts

8/20/16 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
8/21/16 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
8/23/16 – San Francisco – The Rickshaw Shop

Sounds like: The Cure, Temper Trap, The Wild Wild, Blossoms, Young Empires, The Smiths, Twin Wave, The Island Club, The 1975

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Funeral Suits – Tree Of Life

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits share the dark video for ‘Tree Of Life’, featuring a lot of men in suits.

…But the video is more than that. It’s actually a portrayal of the seven deadly sins within the context of current global financial issues.

Jochen Schmalbach (Rammstein) helped record the track, while the production and mix work has been done by the father-and-son team of Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83), and Jolyon Thomas (Slaves).

Sounds like: Marble Sounds, Satellite Stories, Blossoms, Coasts, The Jungle Giants

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KYTES – I Got Something

Kytes

Kytes

German natives, Kytes produce positive and catchy music.

They’ve grown from strength to strength over the last year, and their new single ‘I Got Something’ is no exception.

The track “creates a positive feeling, telling us to look ahead in life, to take the leap and try something new.”

Sounds like: Blossoms, High Tyde, Travis, Them Swoops, Native People, Strange Talk

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Hudson Scott – Gone

Hudson Scott

Hudson Scott

South London via Oxford, carpenter-turned-musician, Hudson Scott has aired ‘Gone’, the third and final euphoric funk/pop track taken from his debut EP ‘Clay’.

He’s been long time practising for his solo career, performing brass with the likes of Foals, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Petite Noir.

Written in his bedroom, produced by friend and fellow musician Duncan Tootill – with additional production and mixing from Blossoms‘ collaborator Rich Turvey – the ‘Clay’ EP is, at its core, a collection of perfumed love songs and woozy disco-ready jams.

Listen to ‘Gone’ below.

UK Tour Dates

May 18 | The Purple Turtle, Reading
May 27 | Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester – TICKETS
May 28 | Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol – TICKETS
May 29 | Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham – TICKETS
May 31 | The Waiting Room, London – TICKETS
June 4 | The Cellar, Oxford

Sounds like: The Maccabees, Foals, Morrissey, Prince, Simply Red, Simple Minds, Miles Davis, Chet Baker

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