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AObeats & Annabel Jones – Strangers

AObeats & Annabel Jones - Strangers

Two musicians team up to make a song. One from the UK and one from the US. But these guys are not strangers. We are of course talking about singer Annabel Jones (Crooked Paintings) and producer AObeats (Moving Castle), who previously worked together on ‘Magnetic’ and ‘IOU’.

The original, ironically called ‘Strangers’, exposes Annabel’s sugary vocals on loop, and AObeats vibin’ and grind-worthy production.

Sounds like: Lily Allen, Dominique

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FRND – Substitute

FRND - Substitute

FRND – Substitute

We still have FRND‘s ‘Friend’ looping around in our heads from five months ago, so we’re pretty happy to have a ‘Substitute’ track to get stuck in there instead.

FRND (pronounced Friend) is a self confessed video game enthused couch dweller by daytime and idiot-savant, sugar-fuelled extrovert by night. A split persona perhaps, but we’re not here to judge.

‘Substitute’ is a lush track with its emo-tinged vocals and smooth production, but don’t expect sympathy if there’s any form of BS involved,

“Substitute is about realizing you’re someone’s option while they are your priority. You know what you feel is real but they refuse to leave their comfort zone and commit to you. In other words, just break up with your bf already.”

The single will be out on Crooked Paintings.

Sounds like: Otis English

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Stalgia – BDY

Stalgia

Stalgia

Led by Lauren Day, Stalgia are a Los Angeles-based duo that create hypnotic R&B infused indietronica.

Using music as a tool to renounce school bullies, Lauren describes ‘BDY’ as “a trip down the bad side of a good mind.”

‘BDY’ is out now via Crooked Paintings.

Sounds like: Banks, IYES, SOHN, Liv Dawson, Lyves, Harper, LYROE

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Otis English – Trigger

Otis English

Otis English

With a colourful past, and enlightening music to boot, Otis English is a force to be reckoned with.

His new single, ‘Trigger’ maintains the bold and cinematic, yet honest persona, that we have come to know of Otis English’s music.

‘Trigger’ is taken from his debut EP, which will be released collaboration with indie label Crooked Paintings.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, XYLØ, Fours, Ásgeir

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Otis English – Young Kids, Old Love

Otis English

Otis English

Meet Otis English, an extraordinary and highly relatable Los Angeles-based musician who has a bit of a rollercoaster background (which includes accidentally burning down his family home when he was younger).

His debut is a well-crafted pop track called ‘Young Kids, Old Love’, that is endearing as much as it is unapologetically gritty.

We are expecting good things from Otis English.

His upcoming debut EP will be released shortly via Crooked Paintings. The single is available on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, XYLØ, Fours, Ásgeir

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Stalgia – In The Trees

Stalgia

Stalgia

Stalgia is the musical project of Lauren Day, who uses Stalgia as her connection to the outside world, and a safety net to protect her following a stint of being bullied whilst growing up.

‘In The Trees’ is a floaty, R&B number, that oozes passion.

Stalgia is the latest signing to Evan Bogart’s new label, Crooked Paintings (Annabel Jones).

Sounds like: Banks, IYES, SOHN, Liv Dawson, Lyves, Harper

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