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Chela – Bad Habit

Chela - Bad Habit

Well this is an exciting day indeed. Australian indietronica songstress Chela is back for a new single!

Adorned in her signature orange, the glorious video for ‘Bad Habit’ sees Chela at her best, eyes right down to the camera and into your soul.

Welcome back lady!

Watch it below.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Ladyhawke, DENA, Tei Shi

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Sacre – The Call

Sacre

Parisian duo Sacre are back with ‘The Call’.

It’s a rousing love song for the dance floor, as the male/female vocals alternate amongst a backdrop of cosmic synths.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Miami Horror, Autograf, The Knocks, Cut Copy

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Charity – Metal Boy

Charity - Metal Boy

Charity – Metal Boy

That’s it. We’re saying it. Nashville is the new city of electro-pop.

Cue Charity, a singer and self-taught producer.

Taking inspiration from ‘Blade Runner’, her new release, ‘Metal Boy’, has lush, whispering vocals layered over some sweet analog synths. Listen below.

Sounds like: Monogem, Noosa, Evvy, CAPPA, Chela, Kimbra, Dominique

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Sacre – Gaia

Sacre

Sacre

Parisian duo Sacre share their debut single ‘Gaia’.

Echoes of Goldroom in it’s slow paced and disco-tinged electronica, with the addition of a falsetto-spiked chorus and an extremely catchy hook.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Miami Horror, Autograf, The Knocks, Cut Copy

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Magdalena Bay – Neon

Magdalena Bay - Neon

Magdalena Bay – Neon

Girl/boy duo Magdalena Bay create music for long lost loves to listen to on late night drives.

Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin became friends (and lovers) during their time in a prog rock band in high school. Entrance to different colleges led to a trial separation until they reunited and formed Magdalena Bay.

‘Neon’ is a slow wave disco track with breathy vocals. Listen below.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Fiora

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Goldroom – Lying To You

Goldroom

Goldroom

Goldroom is always at the forefront of Californian indietronica, effortlessly and always combing upbeat disco beats with graceful vocals (whether his own, or others).

So imagine our excitement when he announced the new video for ‘Lying To You’, directed by Tim Nackashi (OK Go, TV On The Radio).

Set on a boat, off the coast of Catalina Island, regular sailor, Goldroom makes us feel right at home in his “vintage thriller with a twist”.

‘Lying To You’ has been taken from Goldroom’s ‘West of The West’ album, out on 23 September via Downtown Records.

Sounds like: Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Autograf, Cut Copy

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Animal Feelings – Chemical Love (Feat. Nomi Ruiz)

Animal Feelings - Chemical Love

Animal Feelings – Chemical Love

Animal Feelings is the project of Oli Chang (High Highs).

He has just  shared his new single, ‘Chemical Love’, featuring the ambient vocals of Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6, Hercules, Love Affair).

Oli can hit those high notes, and mixing this up with the sensual rhythm of ‘Chemical Love’ creates an equally as euphoric feeling for the listener, as for the performer.

Animal Feelings’ self-titled debut is out now on NEVER LEAVE NEVER SLEEP.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Daft Punk, Chela, Cut Copy

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Ekkah – Small Talk

EKKAH

EKKAH

No remixes this time, just disco-based ‘Small Talk’ from Ekkah; an illuminating duo from Birmingham, comprising of Rebecca and Rebekah.

The single was produced by Tourist and is their first release since being signed to Sony/RCA.

The track is an emotive and neon-lit blend of arching melodies, colorful synths, reverberant handclaps and disco groove, with a video to match.

Sounds like: Goldroom, Shalamar, Chela, Shura, Jess Glynne, Ronika, Tourist

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Interview with Women For Hire & Time To Waste

WFH

WFH

Polish band, Women For Hire, approached us a while back about their new EP ‘Time To Waste’, and we’ve had it on repeat ever since.

We had a chat with WFH to find out more about them anf the Polish music scene.

Firstly, great band name. How did you meet and why did you start making music together?

Thanks! We thought that the name of our band has to be easy to remember and that’s why we stick with it. We are brothers – producers Mat and Chris Malart. We have been interested in music since childhood. As kids we were making together our first songs. We had been playing indie rock when we got more into electronic music. When we made a draft of Time To Waste we felt we need something special, a female vocalist to fulfill our vision of the music we wanted to make. Then we started seeking the right person whose vocal will match with Mat’s voice well. So finally, we met Zofia Wypychowska aka Sofii on the Internet, she was searching for people to make music together too. Her vocal was proper, we found out that she’s into new music too and she likes the idea of a band. Sofii stayed with us and now our music sounds complete.

You are from Poland. Tell us more about the Polish indietronica music scene.

This kind of music is gaining more and more popularity in Poland and now it is in the fast developing stage. We have well-known bands like Fair Weather Friends, Kamp or Rebeka and fresh like Pola Rise, Young Stadium Club who make really good music and they play shows abroad too. You should definitely check them out.

Your sound is really unique. Describe it to us in three words.

Rough, warm and dense.

Your ‘Time to Waste’ EP has been on repeat in the Indietronica office. Explain the process of writing and producing such a great debut EP.

We had an idea to make an indietronic music driving by male and female vocals. At the very beginning we started to write lyrics, then we made music. We talked it over and tried to find sounds that will be different and modern. Drafts had richer arrangements than final versions of songs – during the process of production we took away the needless components. That what stays is essential. We were focused on the melody of vocals and compact form of compositions. All the records were made by ourselves at our home studio, including mix and mastering.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We listen to different music. We like electronic sounds from Disclosure to Burial, Four Tet, and Gold Panda. We also like and respect Tycho for melodies, Bombay Bicycle Club for very good compositions, Blood Orange, Phoenix, Jungle, Lorde or Foals, AlunaGeorge, Glass Animal. So as you can see we have quite a wide range of music that we like and we are inspired by. Anyway, we try to find our own sound.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

Now we’re listening to Mura Masa, Movement, Shura, George Maple.

The lead track ‘Time To Waste’ really reminds us of the early Cut Copy singles. Think lush vocals over a simple bass line and delicate disco-merged synths.

Sounds like: Oh Wonder, Cut Copy, Fickle Friends, Peter Bjorn & John, Goldroom, Diverting Duo, Pink Feathers, Chela

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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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