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Not another Swedish synthpop songstress I hear you scream!

But there is something slightly different and magical about this one. RAINDEAR (aka Rebecca Bergcrantz) is more than another indie electro femme from Scandinavia .

Her new track ‘Veins’ frequently changes tempo and is highly disco in parts. Not your usual ethereal ballad.

She describes the track as being “about that kind of destructive love that you stick with ‘cause you love the rush, but you secretly know it’s bad for you. This is the addictive kind of love you can feel for a lover or for a friend or anything really and it’s of the kind that is almost warlike and comes from a very dark place.”

Have a listen to the WTNSS remix too:

Purchase ‘Veins’ on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, WTNSS, Ballet School, Kate Boy, Lykke Li, Phantogram, Santigold, SBTRKT, CSS

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Wildhart – Stuck In A Second

Wildhart - Stuck In A Second

Wildhart – Stuck In A Second

Not another Swedish band! Well, we can’t help it because they are all so good and Wildhart is a new favourite of ours.

Following on from their Swedish counterparts, Little Dragon, Wildhart’s sound can only be described as energetic pulse beats through an electronic haze of synthesizers.

The single was recorded at Svenska Grammofon Studion by Györguy Barocksai and Henrik Alsér (who has cooperated with Robyn, Kleerup and Alicia Keys).

Sounds like: Little Dragon, Kid Astray, Depeche Mode, Phantogram, Santigold, SBTRKT, CSS, Sirena

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Little Dragon – Paris

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Swedish trio Little Dragon received critical with album ‘Ritual Union’ in 2011, and have been working hard on their next full length, having just released the synth-tastic ‘Paris’, as well as recent release ‘Klapp Klapp’, the video for which you can view below.

Little Dragon’s fourth album, ‘Nabuma Rubberband’ will be released on 14th May 2014, and is available to purchase here.

Sounds like; Phantogram, Santigold, SBTRKT, CSS
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Austra – Hurt Me Now

Austra Hurt Me Now

The Olympia album by Canadian alt electro-popper Austra was one of the best things to have come out of 2013. Including genius songs such as ‘Home’, and ‘Forgive Me’. The steady stream of official releases from the album have been accompanied with a variety of colourful, unique, and sometimes disturbing videos, with the latest being ‘Hurt Me Now.’

‘Hurt Me Now’ was directed by M Blash, who directed earlier Austra video ‘Lose It’. It is a creepy, strange video, with a variety of dancers acting bizarrely while the band plays, inside a big white warehouse. The dancers include a green-skinned, horrifying demon girl, who looks like the daughter of Medusa and Old Greg, a range of women in different shapes and sizes, and a hunky topless male motorcyclist riding around. Enjoy!

Sounds like; Poliça, Purity Ring, CSS
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CSS – Into The Sun


Brazilian band CSS have just released new video for ‘Into the Sun’, the latest release from recent album ‘Planta’. ‘Planta’ was released 17th June on SQE Music, available to purchase here.

‘Into the Sun’ is a shimmery, care-free and laidback groove, with a fast, pulsing synth bass, and delightful percussion, not to mention the trademark multiple soft female vocals.

The video is a pastiche of a B-movie tv thriller with the CSS members as characters trying to complete a mission, involving some odd outfits and some techni-coloured seeds, only to rebel against the one who had clearly set the mission, with middle fingers up!

Sounds like; NYPC, Yelle, Annie
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NYPC – Hard Knocks


New Young Pony Club have renamed themselves the shortened down ‘NYPC‘, as a mark of their rebirth as a creative duo with a refined and intelligent sound.

Recorded and self-produced in London, singer Tahita Bulmer and multi-instrumentalist Andy Spence claim “It feels like a new band in one way”,  talking about their decision to be a duo.

New single ‘Hard Knocks’, available for purchase here, is directed by Laurie Lynch, and will be followed by self-titled third album out 7th October 2013.  The video features two flirtatious teenagers at school; a cheeky, playful girl with an attempted suitor hot on her tail. The video is lighthearted and warming and incredibly fun to watch.

Sounds like; CSS, Santigold, Lorde
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