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Dimond Saints – Stay Feat. Yaarrohs

Dimond Saints - Stay Feat. Yaarrohs

Dimond Saints – Stay Feat. Yaarrohs

We’ve been keeping our ears on Dimond Saints for a while.

The Oakland-based duo create atmospheric electronic tunes.

New release, ‘Stay’, features vocalist, Yaarrohs and is a future-thinking tune of a brooding and operatic nature.

Sounds like: BLSHS, The Chainsmokers, Little Dragon, Broods, Raindear

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Leitbur – I Need You

Leitbur

Leitbur

Musical couple, Leitbur (Pronounced ‘Light-brr’) (aka Jaron Widman and Samantha Krzyston), return with ‘I Need You’.

Combining his knowledge in film production and love of music, Widman constructs his songs like his short films; each filled with autobiographical scenes, characters, and the occasional flashback or dream sequence. Widman uses the mood and tone of the 1980’s like a cinematographer, framing each song with care, to tell stories that are in equal parts nostalgic, sweet, and filled with pathos.

Widman began collaborating with Krzyston, an aspiring psychotherapist and vocalist. Their romantic relationship caused Leitbur to become a film with two main characters. Soliloquies became conversations, and many of the warmest, and most painful, moments of their relationship were turned into their own scenes.

‘I Need You,’ the first single from their album, ‘Antique Travelers’.

Sounds like: Depeche Mode, BLSHS, Röyksopp, Tesla Boy, TDeL2, Graingerboy, Chvrches, NINA, Tears for Fears

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Liyv – You Should Know Better

Liyv - You Should Know Better

Liyv – You Should Know Better

Liyv is a dream pop duo from Seattle, comprising of Olivia Paige Holman and Joel Marchand.

They like to make songs for sad people who like bright colours, combining sky high synths with lush vocals.

Their debut ‘You Should Know Better’ is the first in a long line of monthly releases. We can’t wait for February’s track.

Head over to Liyv’s Soundcloud for a free download of ‘You Should Know Better’.

Sounds like: Evvy, Noosa, BLSHS, Leena Ojala, Kyla La Grange, Kimbra, Ellie Goulding, Ayer

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LGHTNNG – Sharks

LGHTNNG

LGHTNNG

When we started Indietronica, we wanted to use it as a platform for underground artists to expose their music.

LGHTNNG produces the exact synth sound that we want to present to our readers.

The trio is from from Groningen in the Netherlands and their video for ‘Sharks’ is a collection of old footage. It has a remiscient tone throughout.

‘Sharks’ has been taken from their upcoming EP, ‘Nights Change Days’.

Sounds like: College, BLSHS, Monogem, Aurora, Crozet, Pistol Shrimp, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Chromatics, Electric Youth, Annie

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Rive – Sleepless

Rive - Sleepless

Rive – Sleepless

Rive is an unsigned electro indie pop duo comprising of Ceri (electric guitar and vocals) and Natascha (keys, vocals and sample pad).

The girls met in London over a mutual love for songwriting and sangria, and instantly formed a sister-like bond. This bond has helped the girls create perfect harmonies in ‘Sleepless’, which also has a slight 80’s, Cyndi Lauper-vibe to it.

Rive gained the attention of the Roundhouse in 2014 through their 30/30 initiative, which pairs the best unsigned and emerging talent with established producers. Their debut single ‘Sleepless’ was co-produced by innovative electronic artist, Tim Exile, and the result has seen Rive invited to join Roundhouse’s exclusive Resident Artist roster.

They made the music video for ‘Sleepless’ with LA director Josh Harms, and it is released on 10 August, with the support of the Roundhouse and Dyne Road Recordings.

It is available for purchase on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Broods, Evvy, BLSHS, Daughter, Say Lou Lou, FKA Twigs

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Cannons – Down On Love

Cannons - Down on Love

Cannons – Down on Love

Loving this new track from Los Angeles-based trio, Cannons.

‘Down on Love’ is synth heavy, and lavished with guitars. It’s not making us down at all!

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Priest, Chela, Goldroom, RAC, BLSHS, Daft Punk, Roosevelt, Palmedo, Broods, Prinze George, Pistol Shrimp

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Allison Taylor – Bells

Allison Taylor - Bells

Allison Taylor – Bells

The video for ‘Bells’ is like a sequence out of a film. That’s probably because it is. The new ‘Entourage’ film to be exact.

Produced by Felix Snow, ‘Bells’ is the perfect introduction to a new pop star on the block.

Enjoy!

Sounds like: BLSHS, Banks, Evvy, Broods

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West Nile – Turnt 2 Cult

West Nile

West Nile

We love a bedroom band and West Nile is exactly that; a glistening synth pop girl/boy bedroom duo from London, Ontario.

Just starting out, they wish to remain anonymous, but it’s clear that they are determined to make it big.

Their latest single, ‘Turnt 2 Cult’, is a highly energised and 80’s driven gem with echoey vox.

The next single is due out in May, and the EP is set for release in September.

Sounds like: BLSHS, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Chvrches

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Priest – Broken

Priest - Broken

Priest – Broken

It’s been a while since we wrote about some synth pop, but it’s spring time, so why not!

Florida-based synth pop duo Priest (formerly X priest X) have released brand new track ‘Broken’.

It’s modern pop that glides subtly between 80s lo-fi pop and sharply syncopated rhythms that fit like a glove for a John Hughes film soundtrack.

It is second single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Priest’, which is to be released on 5 May via Swedish label Emotion.

Sounds like: BLSHS, The Human League, Crozet, Chvrches, Zola Jesus, Sky Ferreira, Grimes, College

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Leitbur – Counterpart

Leitbur

Leitbur

Want to know what perfect indietronica sounds like? Then, this is it. ‘Counterpart’ by Leitbur.

Pronounced ‘Light-brr’, the band is formed of Jaron Widman and Samantha Krzyston, who are engaged to each other.

Uplifting harmonies, sparkling synths and 80’s new wave sums up their LA sound.

The track is free to download for the rest of the year on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Sounds like: Depeche Mode, BLSHS, Röyksopp, Tesla Boy, TDeL2, Graingerboy, Chvrches, NINA, Tears for Fears

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