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Weekly Gems 169

DejaVilla – Castle with a View


DejaVilla is a Jamaica-raised duo made up of David Marston and Sarah Couch. The pair distill the sounds of riddim-tinged electronica with future R&B and worldly aromas. Ahead of their forthcoming studio album ‘Castle With a View,’ DejaVilla unveil the title track to the LP ‘Castle With A View’ due for release Friday, July 16 via Ultra Music.

Sounds like: Katy B, Lily Allen, Jorja Smith

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Mogli – ECHO

Musician and impressive creative force Mogli returns with new single ‘Echo’ . Accompanied by a brilliant dystopian film, created and scored by Mogli, the project bookends a difficult time for Mogli as a musician and as a person.

“I broke out of a toxic relationship and moved to Berlin. Consequently, I was completely on my own trying to find out who I was while battling depression. I passionately dove into touring and working which inevitably led to burn-out. Writing this album became my catharsis, I was able to face my fears. Being brave enough to make yourself vulnerable heals you and brings you happiness.” – Mogli

Sounds like: Phoebe Bridgers. Ex:Re, IDER

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N.O.A.H – Echoes Of The Night

N.O.A.H. is the Irish three-piece behind single ‘Hands Up’. Following huge support from their homeland, N.O.A.H say, “We wanted to try to represent this transitional year for us, in the same way the story of Noah effortlessly separates the old from the new. We feel that EOTN symbolises this change and is a foundation for what is to come from the band”.


Sounds like: Coldplay, U2, The Killers

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Airmow – ROUGE

‘ROUGE’ is atmospheric, groovy and spooky – all at the same time. It’s a cinematic new single from Cloudkid signing Airmow. The background boasts sounds associated with film = high-speedy chase noises and beats that sound like whispers.

Sounds like: Coldplay, U2, The Killers

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tstewart  – buena

With photography from Bonobo and his years as Machinedrum, the new Mercury KX signing knows exactly what to do with his new project, tstewart. Using the project as an intentional alter-ego, ‘buena’ is the first single ahead of a wider album that’s inspired by this calmer, restful facet that contrasts to Machinedrum’s heavier beats.

Sounds like: Machinedrum


Johnny Kulo – Wrong

This is funky, warped, delicious music. The Berlin-based, Indian artist and producer, Johnny Kulo bridges old-school soul and modern R&B with new single ‘Wrong’. His intensely laid-back grooves brim with luscious harmonies and catchy melodies.

Sounds like: Jordan Rakei

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Curse of Lono – Think I’m Alright Now

Taken from Curse Of Lono‘s third album, ‘Think I’m Alright Now’ is an addictive psychedelic rock song that talks of hope. Finding his way in a near-impossible year, in which Felix Bechtolsheimer lost his father, his uncle and his ex-partner, this song was born.

Sounds like: Steve Earle, Chuck Prophet and David Ramirez

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Astral Swans – Astral Swans

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Following on from his comeback singles, ‘Flood’ and ‘Spiral’, the enigmatic singer and songwriter Matthew Swann (aka Astral Swans) now drops his new self-titled album. Channeling bold, technicolour flavours, each song of Swann’s latest full-length operates as an absurdist short story filled with his wry observations of the sad beauty of mundane moments.

Sounds like: Rosali


LEAP – Energies

‘Energies’ by LEAP (aka Jacky Balfour Scott) is an honest song written to explore his experience being sectioned in a psychiatric ward. It’s a classic alternative rock dive into the current day with hard-hitting themes explored through fiery vocals.

Sounds like: Nothing But Thieves, Yungblud, Sam Fender


LYR – Cascade Theory

Comprised of a set of talented musicians and Simon Armitage’s (the current poet laureate) spoken word, LYR have delivered another intellectually stimulating release. ‘Cascade Theory’ looks into the social phenomenon of observation and exposure.

Sounds like: Erland Cooper

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Mel Blue – Yesterday

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Anyone who reads Indietronica on the regular knows we are suckers for French disco. That’s why we couldn’t refuse to support Mel Blue‘s ‘Yesterday’.

Whilst the six-piece might be based across the other side of the world, in Sydney, the track is a sweet and summery breath of electronica that pays homage to Daft Punk, Zimmer, and Phoenix.

Sounds like: Daft Punk, Zimmer, Phoenix, L’lmpératrice, Stardust, Hot Chip, CAPYAC

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Weekly Gems 34

Sam Frankl – Patina

Sam Frankl

Brixton-based Sam Frankl is making waves with his groovy new number ‘Patina’.

Also a thin layer that forms on various metals due to oxidisation, ‘Patina’ is a song about a girl inconspicuously enquiring about her ex-boyfriend’s new relationship, scraping away at the surface to discover the boy’s true emotional state.

Sounds like: Alt-J, ISLAND

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Bit Funk – Getting Worse Feat. Oktavian

Bit Funk - Getting Worse Feat. Oktavian

We’ve all been there, minding our own business listening to a hot new nu-disco track, then suddenly bam! It happens. We fall. Hard.

Well, that’s what happened to us when we first played ‘Getting Worse’ by Bit Funk featuring Oktavian. Listen below!

Sounds like: The Him, Le Youth, Pat Lok, Goldroom, Penguin Prison

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Brett Castro – Much About Sadness

Brett Castro

Wow, does this 21 year old have natural soul or what!

Brett Castro fuses folk music and timeless R&B to tell stories about growing up in a small town. His new single ‘Much About Sadness’ is written to a girl in his hometown who was diagnosed with depression, letting her know she is never alone.

Sounds like: Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Bon Iver, Prince

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Mountain Bird – The Wolf

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Swedish project Mountain Bird (aka Adam Öhman) shares his interpretation of speaking to a lover suffering with mental illness.

Taking a very different musical approach to Brett Castro, Mountain Bird draws on Scandinavian melancholy with synth heavy melodies.

Sounds like: Dead Ceremony, The Kite String Tangle

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LANNDS – Legends

LANNDS - Legends

Time to listen to the soothing vocals of LANNDS on their new single ‘Legends’.

Proving to be legends themselves, Memphis-born artist Rania Woodard and producer/songwriter Brian Squillace have racked up over 2 million streams to date under the project.

“We’re all legends in this town, we don’t sleep through the night,” Woodard slurs over a serene, buoyant synth bed, before teasing, “oh we’ll burn this city down, make room for the fire.”

Sounds like: Björk, Vök, Låpsley, The Japanese House, Daughter, TENDER

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Pizzagirl – Coffee Shop


Bedroom pop producer Pizzagirl (aka Liam Brown from Liverpool) shares his floozy track ‘Coffee Shop’, ahead of the release of his debut EP, titled ‘An Extended Play’, set for release on 13 April.

Ironically, Liam doesn’t have any affiliations with pizza, but this pizzaboy likes it that way – quirky, introspective electronica with a DIY atttitude.

Oh and his best mate shoots his videos and his mum takes his press shots.

Sounds like: Roosevelt, Summer Heart

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CAPYAC x MOONZz – Afterhours


A lot of exciting things happen ‘Afterhours’ and that includes the creation of quirky musical project, CAPYAC, featuring P. Sugz and Potion.

Their new single is a story of unrequited love bouncing around an array of pulsating electronics and percussion rhythms, and features the soulful vocals of MOONZz.

Sounds like: Kudu Blue, Jorja Smith, Flume, Hotel Garuda

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