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LCAW – Staring at the Sun

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LCAW (aka 22 year old Leon Weber) is sharing an interesting message in his new track ‘Staring at the Sun’, which features the lush vocal tones of New York City-based singer/songwriter, Sophie Hintze.

LCAW says,

“‘Staring At The Sun’ has a clear message – If you feel trapped in a place or a situation you need to break free, pack up your things and just go. The Sun is quite symbolic in this picture, on the one hand it stands for hope, a better future, adventure; and on the other hand it is a burden. Staring directly at the sun for too long blinds you, leaving you on a path without navigation. The lyrics embrace a loss of direction. Hypnotised by yellow lines, moving faster than the speed of light, renegades without a plan. In the end it’ll be worth it.”

It’s out now via Ultra Records / Columbia Records.

Sounds like: Claire Ridgley, Lorde

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Magdalena Bay – Move Slow

Magdalena Bay - Move Slow

Magdalena Bay is a duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (Singer/Songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (Songwriter/Producer).

Kylie-esq pop melodies combine with modern disco-infused guitar riffs create a song that will make you up your game on the dance floor.

Sounds like: Kylie, Robyn, Tame Impala, Miami Horror

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Cassia – Sink

Cassia by Niall Lea

Manchester indie band Cassia share the uplifting ‘Sink’.

Despite shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the trio’s agenda is to make their fans dance and not mosh, and it’s quite understandable that this would happen with their calypso-infused offerings.

The new song will form part of the band’s debut EP ‘Movers & Shapers’ which is due out later this year.

Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg

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Derrival – Ice Cream

Derrival

Vancouver-based five-piece Derrival share new track ‘Ice Cream’.

Despite the two year hiatus, the band are very much up to facing the challenges thrown at them from the music industry.

Sounds like: Youngr, Young the Giant

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Temptress – What I Want

Temptress - What I Want

South London duo Temptress have just dropped the awesome ‘What I Want’, which has been produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Holy Ghost!)

It very much has a nu-disco vibe throughout, which works well with Jess’ soulful vocals and the retro basslines.

Sounds like: Pat Lok, Goldroom, Jessie Ware

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Wet – All The Ways

Wet - Don't You

Wet – Don’t You

Following the success of ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’ and the most recent ‘It’s All In Vain’, Wet return with the equally as emotionally charged, ‘All The Ways’.

The trio is comprised of the enigmatic Zutrau and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, who met through mutual friends as college students in NYC in 2007.

The highly anticipated album ‘Don’t You’ is out on 29 January via Columbia Records. There is also a limited edition signed 12×12 litho and vinyl available here.

Wet Headline UK & EU Tour

Fri 11 March Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam
Sat 12 March Studio 672, Stadtgarten, Cologne
Mon 14 March Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
Wed 16 March Le Pop-Up du Label, Paris
Fri 18 March Patterns, Brighton
Sat 19 March Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Mon 21 March Broadcast, Glasgo
Tue 22 March The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wed 23 March Scala, London

Sounds like: Lany, Shy Girls, Låpsley, July Child, Brandy, Banks, AURORA, Carousel, Tourist, Broods, Gallant, NONONO, Shura

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Nimmo – UnYoung

NIMMO by Fiona Garden

NIMMO by Fiona Garden

Nimmo are a unique electronic five-piece who can be traced back to the decade-long friendship of co-vocalists (and football-obsessives) Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett.

Citing 80’s and 90’s pop influences from the likes of Tears for Fears, New Order, and Everything But The Girl, as well as jungle, and drum n bass, Nimmo have immersed themselves not only with the sounds of the club culture, but also located the moods of aggression, energy and heartache within that which would add depth to their songwriting.

Having already collaborated with Tim Goldsworthy (DFA) and Maya Jane Coles, they have now teamed up with Boxed In (aka Oli Bayston) for more of an infectious pop track with ‘UnYoung’.

Lyrically, the band describe ‘UnYoung’ as “a song about the fear of our parents or loved ones in general dying, and only being remembered in photographs on a mantelpiece. As the instrumentation progressed, ‘UnYoung’ became a celebration of your family and just being alive.”

Nimmo have been shortlisted for MTV Brand New 2016. The annual showcase for MTV Brand New 2016 will be at the Electric Ballroom, London on 27 January.

‘UnYoung’ is out early 2016 via Columbia Records.

Sounds like: Boxed In, Years & Years, Everything But The Girl, Lucas Nord, Honne, Sivu, Jata

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KLOE – Touch

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

Glaswegian KLOE has been making waves in Scotland and beyond.

Her latest track ‘Touch’ has been produced by Lewis Gardiner of Scottish band Prides, and emulates modern youth, providing an honest insight into KLOE and the teenage generation of today. It features KLOE’s signature whispered vocals lined up over bass-laden synths.

KLOE said, “I’m so excited to finally be releasing new music. Touch is the last piece of the puzzle to my little trilogy – which began last December with Grip. The track is about a guy who introduced me to a lot of vice and made me grow up a lot. This song marks the end of an era – and also the beginning of what’s to come.”

Watch her teenage dream inspired video below.

‘Touch’ has been released through Columbia / IAMSOUND / National Anthem.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Evvy, CAPPA, Chelsea Lankes, Kyla La Grange, Indiana, Leena Ojala, St. Vincent, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber

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Hurts – Wings

Hurts

Hurts

Following on from the brilliant video for ‘Lights‘ is another dramatic performance from Hurts in their new video for ‘Wings’.

It was directed by renowned music video director, Dawn Shadforth (Björk, Florence + the Machine, Goldfrapp).

It has been taken from the ‘Surrender’ album, out on 11 December through Columbia Records.

Pre-sale tickets for upcoming European tour available here.

Sounds like: Depeche Mode, Brandon Flowers, X&Y, Young Empires, Polyna, Kylie Minogue, Florence + the Machine

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RÜFÜS – You Were Right

RÜFÜS - You Were Right

RÜFÜS – You Were Right

Back in Sydney from a writing trip away in Berlin, and radio-ready, RÜFÜS offer up new single, ‘You Were Right’.

It’s a track about unrequited longing for someone (we’ve all been there!).

Vocalist Tyrone explains: “We got home after being away for 5 months, we’d spent the last part of that locked up in this special little apartment in Friedrichshain that we turned into our studio. But, it was so cold that we were rarely leaving the apartment….so coming home to summer in Sydney, being surrounded by the familiarity of everything that being home entails, we were suddenly approaching song writing in a different way, both technically and emotionally. We were able to unlock a different side to our writing.”

The track is out on 17 August on Columbia Records

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Foals, Booka Shade, Holy Ghost!, Midnight Juggernauts, Goldroom

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MS MR – Painted

MS MR - Painted

MS MR – Painted

MS MR returns with the colourful video for ‘Painted’.

It’s a dynamic track complete with a 90’s piano and quick time beats.

Watch below:

‘Painted’ has been taken from the album ‘How Does It Feel’, which is out via Columbia Records on 17 July and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here. Order now and get ‘Painted’ and ‘Wrong Victory’ straight away.

Sounds like: Florence + The Machine, Metric, Of Verona, Crystal Fighters

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Lucy Rose – Our Eyes

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

Acoustic singer Lucy Rose is back with ‘Your Eyes’.

The track showcases a development in Rose’s vocals from previous work. Her voice has matured, being more bold and textural than before. This works perfectly with the introduction of a soaring electronic backdrop.

‘Your Eyes’ has been taken from ‘Work It Out’, which was produced by Rich Cooper (Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat). It is released on the 6 July through Columbia Records.

Tour dates below:

31st May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
13th June – Bushstock, London
20th June – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
21st June – Smoked and Uncut Festival, Swanage
10th July – T In The Park, Perthshire
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
24th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
1st August – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th August – Reading Festival
30th August – Leeds Festival

Sounds like: Rae Morris, Bombay Bicycle Club, EVVY, Noosa, Monogem, Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat, Daughter

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RÜFÜS – Sundream

RUFUS

RUFUS

Australian trio RÜFÜS are back with their new single ‘Sundream’. The summery track is the third single from their album ‘Atlas’ which also includes remixes from Hayden James, Claptone, Wordlife, Classixx, Casino Gold and TACHES and can be purchased in Australia here.

The hypnotic and psychedelic video for ‘Sundream’ can be watched below.

‘Sundream’ is out on 8 September on Columbia Records and coincides with their tour dates below:

22 August – Reading Festival BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

23 August – Leeds Festival BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

31 August – Lodestar Festival, Cambridge

26 September – Glasgow King Tuts

27 September – Manchester Night & Day

30 September – Bristol Start the Bus

1 October – London Scala

2 October – Birmingham Temple

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Foals, Booka Shade, Holy Ghost!, Midnight Juggernauts, Goldroom

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Say Lou Lou – Peppermints

Say Lou Lou

Swedish-Australian twins Say Lou Lou have been on the Indietronica.org radar for a while now, and we are pleased to present the video to their new single ‘Everything We Touch’ which is out on Columbia Records on June 2nd 2014.

‘Everything We Touch’ will appear on their imminent self-written album, and is a melodic, luscious piece which does full justice to the girls’ vocal ability and musicianship.

The duo have recently toured in support of London Grammar, as well as a recent performance supporting Foster the People in London.

Sounds like; Banks, Kyla la Grange, Tove Lo, Foxes, Paris Carney
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