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Aaron – Interview

Aaron - Letters to Jonny

Aaron – Letters to Jonny

Dreampop princess Aaron has released her ‘Letters to Jonny’ EP.

We featured track two from the EP, ‘Strong‘, a while back and caught up with Aaron to find out some more about life and music…

How and why did you start making music?

I started songwriting at 15, not taking it seriously at all. My grandfather is an incredible jazz musician and inspired me to start creating my own music. After leaving school being an artist was the only thing that seemed engaging to me and so I decided to do it.

Describe your sound in three words.

Awesome alternative pop.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

All over, I grew up on Alt rock and jazz music, artists like TV on the Radio and Miles Davis. My mother was obsessed with early 80s Madonna and Kate Bush and I think that definitely shows in my own work.

There is a lot of other female electronic artists out there. How do you differentiate yourself?

I’m glad you asked that because as an artist I don’t believe I am bound by genre, it’s my writing style that defines me. My next project is far less electronic than ‘Letters to Jonny’.

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

Alabama Shakes‘s new album ‘Sound & Colour’ I absolutely love! Shura is incredible too, I can’t wait for her album. Also a bit late to the party but I’ve had Mac DeMarco‘s ‘Salad Days’ on repeat like crazy.

What is next for you? Are you planning a tour?

I’m straight back in the studio working on my next project, which will be coming out towards the end of summer ’15. I’ll be touring after that for sure.

Have a listen to the EP in full below:

Sounds like: Nina, Paperwhite, Broods, Monogem, M83, VÉRITÉ, Evvy, Pawws, College, Noosa

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LANY – Someone Else

LANY - Someone Else

LANY – Someone Else

We love how different each LANY track sounds. Every one unveils a new layer of dreampop that tastes sweeter and sweeter upon each listen.

Single ‘Someone Else’ does exactly that. It is an electronic love song that would make any notable boy band jealous.

They support Tove Styrke in May and Maudlin Strangers in June/July.

Sounds like: Crozet, Pistol Shrimp, Brotherun, Goldroom, Scavenger Hunt, Still Corners, Paperwhite, Pawws, Sykes, Washed Out, New Navy, X Priest X, Roosevelt, Great Good Fine Ok, Lostboycrow

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Fine Animal – Old Dollar

Fine Animal by Josh Smith Photography

Fine Animal by Josh Smith Photography

Fine Animal is a Columbus-based dreampop trio comprising of KC Wilder, Lucy Oaks, and Kelan Gilbert. They formed in 2013.

Describing themselves as “indie electro, dream pop, glo-fi, chill wave music for ice skating”, we would agree. Although new track ‘Old Dollar’ was a creation based on a traditional work song ‘Old Dollar Mamie’ (which was recorded in 1947 at Lambert Camp at the Mississippi State Penitentiary), it is deep electro full of futuristic beats and halo vocals.

Sounds like: One Bit, Phantogram, Will Heard, Broods, Alex Clare, AGYO, Keep Shelly in Athens, Ballet School

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Anna Of The North – Oslo

Anna Of The North

Anna Of The North

Norweigen export, Anna Of The North can be described as Scandinavian dreampop.

In a homage to her hometown, ‘Oslo’ is a vocally delicate track with swirling synths.

On Anna’s Facebook page, she wrote:

“Thank you so much to everyone for all your support this year. Here’s a little free download we made for you all while we work on our next release.

LOVE AOTN x”

Sounds like: Shura, Grimes, Ballet School, Claire, MØ, Lykke Li, The Chain Gang of 1974

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Purity Ring – Push Pull

Purity Ring - Push Pull

Purity Ring – Push Pull

Purity Ring is a Canadian electronic duo who formed in 2010. The band consists of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals).

Along with such musicians as Grimes and Nicholas Jaar, Purity Ring is falling into a new category of music, under the guise of ‘witch house’ and ‘dream pop’.

After a two year break, the duo is back with ‘Push Pull’. As displayed in the video, ‘Push Pull’ is gentle and quixotic.

Sounds like: Chvrches, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Wildhart, Grimes, Nicholas Jaar

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Aaron – Strong

Aaron

Aaron

Meet Aaron. Her music is pure dreampop.

Aaron has been working with the likes of Corey Chorus (Rihanna) and TIEKS (Florence & The Machine, Duke Dumont) on her debut ‘Letters To Jonny EP’, which was released in Autumn 2014.

She has a naivety to her voice, despite her determined lyrics.

Listen to the sparkling gem ‘Strong’.

Sounds like: Nina, Paperwhite, Broods, Monogem, M83, VÉRITÉ, Evvy, Pawws, College, Noosa

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