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Bipolar Sunshine – Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine - Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine – Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester raised alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant.

This time in collaboration with SBTRKT and with production by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Lily Allen, Sam Smith), new single ‘Daydreamer’ transmits to your ears an upbeat and catchy pop sound with intelligent lyrics. 

The Tomek Ducki-directed video for the track is a kaleidoscopic vision of a daydreamer’s wild mind, and definitely conjures up the romance of escapism.

‘Daydreamer’ is released on 25 January 2015 followed by a UK headline tour in March and April. Pre order on iTunes here.

Live dates below:

26 Mar Dublin Whelans
27 Mar Belfast Limelight
28 Mar Edinburgh Electric Circus
29 Mar Glasgow Oran Mor
31 Mar Newcastle Think Tank at Riverside
1 Apr Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
2 Apr Liverpool Kazimier
3 Apr Nottingham Rescue Rooms
7 Apr Leicester The Scholar
8 Apr Birmingham The Library at The Institute
9 Apr Oxford O2 Academy 2
10 Apr Cambridge The Junction
12 Apr Bristol Thekla
13 Apr Brighton The Haunt
14 Apr Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
16 Apr London Heaven
17 Apr Manchester The Ritz

Like your tunes jazzed up? Then have a listen to the excellent and tropical Gryffin remix of ‘Daydreamer’ below:

Sounds like: SBTRKT, Lane 8, Crystal Fighers, Goldroom, Viceroy, The Foals, Metronomy, Blood Orange, Lily Allen, Sam Smith

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Kyiki – One



Eleanor Fletcher is a vocalist with Crystal Fighters. She is now releasing material under her new solo side project, KYIKI, whilst the Fighters commence recording of their third album.

The name was inspired from Fletcher’s love of things Hawaiian and represents the exoticism and lush, verdant nature of her sound.

In her track ‘One’, KYIKI combines haunting vocals with self-produced dark synths and expansive basslines.

Watch the video below or click on KYIKI’s soundcloud for a free download of ‘One’.

This is a world away from her Crystal Fighters material, but we love it!

Sounds like: Lykke Li, Broods, Ballet School, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Tove Lo, Is Tropical, Blood Orange, The Knife

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Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)

Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine

Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine

German/San Fran Lane 8 has joined forces with Manchester vocalist Bipolar Sunshine (aka Adio Marchant).

Lane 8 hasn’t given us a remix this time, but a rework of his original disco-inspired track, ‘Every Night’.

It’s hard to understand how this collab occured, as both talents are heading in separate directions, but we are not complaining. Lane 8 has developed ‘I Got What You Need (Every Night)’ into a track that is a bit more meaty than it was before. The customary house bass line remains, but the mellifluous vocals from Bipolar Sunshine step it up a notch or two.

Time for a sunset, a beach and a mojito…

Sounds like: Bipolar Sunshine, Crystal Fighers, Goldroom, Viceroy, The Foals, Metronomy

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Imperial Mammoth – The Last One To Leave The Party

Imperial Mammoth

Imperial Mammoth

Imperial Mammoth is a L.A.-based band formed by Leonard Jackson and Laura Jane Scott.

They claim to make the ground move and we like big claims at Indietronica.

‘The Last One To Leave The Party’ is full of softly spoken words of slight melancholy with a sexy pop punk vibe. It’s hard to believe they only have 180 followers on Soundcloud.

The impressive eleven track album, ‘Gold Confetti’, was released on 24 June 2014 via Bleed 101. Purchase it here.

UK Tour Dates 2014
23 August 2014  VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL – Portsmouth, UK
30 August 2014  LODESTAR FESTIVAL – Cambridge, UK

Sounds like: Passion Pit, Smallpools, Hello Goodbye, Holy Ghost!, Pistol Shrimp, Crystal Fighters, Noosa, Ghost Beach, Viceroy

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Crystal Fighters – Love Alight

Crystal Fighters

Crystal Fighters

Time for some more summery and tropical tunes! This time from Crystal Fighters.

Having premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World, the upbeat ‘Love Alight’ has the Crystal Fighters Spanish-inspired stamp all over it.

As with all Crystal Fighers’ tracks, it’s a shame it has to end.

‘Love Alight’ is released on 4 August via Zirkulo/PIAS and can be ordered on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Is Tropical, The Foals, Crystal Castles, Rudimental, The Naked and Famous

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