Emma McGrath continues to make waves in the pop world with the release of ‘Butterfly’ taken from her ‘Silent Minds’ EP, out on 13 April.
The song shows a more feisty and upfront side of Emma than her last release ‘Love You Better’, inspired about getting rid of fake people in your life and doing what is morally right instead of following the crowd, even though it may be detrimental to your own situation.
Disclosure: I am Emma’s publicist at the time of writing.
Sounds like: Soak, Florence + The Machine, London Grammar, Birdy, FOXES, Ed Sheeran
Despite the deliciously boozy bass-lines and woozy vocals in ‘High’ that conjure up feelings of warm stoner summers, the song was written and recorded during the coldest and darkest part of the year, which is only a testament to Florda Well for their positive outlook.
Introducing Los Angeles-based duo LAYNE (aka lead-singer/guitarist Layne Putnam and drummer Alex Rosca).
Their new song ‘The Fog’ follows on from the viral success of their previous two singles, ‘Good’ and ‘Somebody’, and has everything you’d want from a decent electro pop track – lush vocals, bright lyrics, and catchy hooks sculptured around modern production.
Moscow based Boneage share curious new track ‘G.N.P.M’ which stands for ‘Good Nights – Pale Mornings’. It follows on from the spiritual single, ‘Crystal Rainbows’.
Speaking to the duo, we were told ‘G.N.P.M’ is about MDMA (also the name of their EP – ‘My Dreams Mean All’, out now) – that feeling you have when you are high, followed by the downward spiral of reality the following morning.
Dublin musician, Miles Graham, isn’t one that you would usually associate with electronic music, but his recent collaborations with L’Tric and Don Diablo suggest otherwise, but we are not here to discuss his electronic endeavours, but rather his new track ‘Let It Shine’.
The visuals for ‘Let It Shine’ are by Peter J Cooney, and follows the theme of the track – a beautifully down to earth narrative following the pain, anguish and ultimately, elation that we all experience in day to day life, perfectly demonstrated by Mile’s apt lyrics laden over very radio friendly gospel melodies.
Sounds like: James Morrison, Jack Savoretti, Ben Howard, Foy Vance, Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison, Alex Clare
The effortless Jack Garratt returns to our stereos with the fresh new track, ‘Far Cry’, featuring Little Simz.
It’s taken from the incredible ‘Phase’ album, available now via Island Records, on iTunes now.
Now based in Chicago, Garratt will be back in the UK in November.
5th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
11th November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12th November – Guild of Students, Liverpool
13th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield
15th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
16th November – Rock City, Nottingham
18th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln
19th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
20th November – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd November – Eventim Apollo, London
24th November – Eventim Apollo, London
26th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
27th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28th November – The Dome, Brighton
Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young
Four Authors are making a bit of an impact in the UK music scene, having already been described as “pop rock at it’s finest” by BBC Introducing.
With that in mind, the boys have put together a wicked playlist for Indietronica. Listen below.
Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
One of their earliest songs and one of their best, although they do keep consistently writing phenomenal music.
Twenty One Pilots – Heavy dirty soul
We love this band for their unique way to blend so many genres of music together including two of our favourites, Rock and Rap.
Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark
We’ve grown up being a huge fan of this band right back from their early punk beginnings. One of our favourite things about this band is their ever evolving sound. We could have chosen any number of songs by FOB but this one best represents their modern pop rock anthems they have had a habit of writing over the past two albums.
One Republic – Counting Stars
Lead single from an album we found while traveling, this song is a pop rock masterpiece and the soundtrack to an amazing time in our lives.
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
He’s one of the greatest musical talents of the last few years. We’ve been listening to him way before he made it massive and he’s still writing brilliant songs. We love how I See Fire sounds so HUGE with so little actually on it.
Ward Thomas – Carry You Home
Reminds us of American country rock and being in Nashville. Big Chorus!
Taylor Swift – I Know Places
Every one of Taylor’s songs are so musically different, probably down to the different producers and writers she collaborates with. We chose this because of the fantastic melodies she uses in the vocals.
One Republic – Wherever I Go
Pretty much every song Ryan Tedder writes is a lesson on how to write a hit track.
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed out
They’re putting out music that is different and mix different styles in their tracks really well.
Their album is out now via ALYA RECORDS.
Sounds like: Fun, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Temper Trap