Tag Archives: Electro-pop

Premiere: Techniques – Heinous Love

Techniques - Heinous Love

Techniques – Heinous Love

Techniques is the project of Manchester-based multi-instrumentalist, James Mulholland.

Like with all good electronic producers, James started creating and recording music in his bedroom, laying down drums, bass lines, guitars, synths and vocals all using one microphone and ‘whatever else was lying around’.

He has since released music on Kitsuné Music and electronic rumors.

Techniques is now set to share a fine slice of electro-pop, just in time for the summer.

‘Heinous Love’ is a juxtaposing slur of bittersweet vocals against floor-filling and driving synths. It has been produced by Mark Ralph (Hot Chip, Digitalism, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Hot Natured, Foxes).

Techniques is also crowdfunding a vinyl release. Click here for more info and to support.

The track is out tomorrow.

Sounds like: Hot Chip, Digitalism, Hot Natured, Holy Ghost!, Miami Horror, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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Maudlin Strangers – Gingerale

Maudlin Strangers

Maudlin Strangers

Meet dark-disco electro-pop advocate, Maudlin Strangers (aka Jake Hays).

The bedroom songwriter and multi-instrumentalist produces his music in his Agoura Hills bedroom, but despite this, his music would easily resonate in a decent sized venue.

When asked what influenced the first new batch of Maudlin Strangers music since the Overdose EP, Hays cited that it was created by being constantly immersed in a world of his own songs, growing and developing the sound based on the progression of the demos and coined this new phase of Maudlin Strangers as “dark disco”.

Tour Dates

10/18/15 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH #
10/19/15 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, Canada *
10/20/15 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada *
10/23/15 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT *
10/24/15 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
10/25/15 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC *
10/27/15 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA #
10/28/15 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA *
10/29/15 – House of Blues – Boston, MA *
11/4/15 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC #
11/5/15 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA #
11/10/15 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX #
11/11/15 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX #
11/12/15 – Dada – Dallas, TX #
11/15/15 – Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ # With Strange Names #

Supporting Cold War Kids *

Sounds like: Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks, Ghost Beach, Phoenix, Bad Suns, Cold War Kids, Arctic Monkeys

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Mackintosh Braun – Interview and We Ran Faster Then

Mackintosh Braun

Mackintosh Braun

Portland dreamy electro-duo, Mackintosh Braun releases ‘We Ran Faster Then’; a stunning electro track with dreamy vocals. The perfect end to a hectic bank holiday weekend.

We caught up with Ben…

How and why did you start making music?

We both started at a young age. Ian was a member of his family band growing up and was interested in song writing and production very early on, writing and producing his own music.

I (Ben) grew up around music my whole life. My dad played drums for Hall & Oates for over 20 years which spurred my interest in musicianship and songwriting. I’ve been producing and writing music since I got my first drum machine at 11.

We both love what writing brings out of us, and are very connected creatively on that front.

Describe your sound in three words.

nostalgic-future-pop.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We both grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Bowie. Some more current and constant inspirations include Holy Ghost!, Midnight Juggernauts and Phantogram.

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

Some current favs are Tame Impala, Mew and Beach House. The music scene is vast and inspiring, so much to listen to these days.

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

Yes we are planning a tour and are exciting to get our new album Arcadia out to the world and play new songs for everyone. It’s going to a fun ride.

Listen below to ‘We Ran Faster Then’:

Sounds like: The Colourist, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Your Vegas, Holy Ghost!, Mew, Phantogram, Hey Champ, Washed Out, Summer Heart, M83

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Bad Wave – Look Out

Bad Wave - Look Out

Bad Wave – Look Out

Bad Wave is an electro-pop duo from Los Angeles/Miami comprising of Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart.

Their first single, ‘Look Out’, caught the ear of Ghost Beach, and found its way onto their new label Crazy Heart Records.

It is a sway-inducing track; perfect for a chilled summer’s day.

Sounds like: Phoenix, GUSH, Hot Chip, The Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Ghost Beach

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Great Good Fine Ok – Too Much To Handle

Great Good Fine Ok - Too Much to Handle

Great Good Fine Ok – Too Much to Handle

It only seemed like yesterday that electropop boys Great Good Fine Ok released their ‘Body Diamond EP’.

They’ve only gone and released another corker called ‘Too Much To Handle’.

The Aman Singh-directed video follows the lead character as he struggles to deal with reality and the constraints of work, money, fear, life and love, but tries to improve his life with a state of the art pixel projector.

The track is taken from their second EP ‘2M2H’, which is due for release on 16 March via Sony Music and Epic Records.

Also have a listen to the Penguin Prison remix:

Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Ghost Beach, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Pistol Shrimp, Penguin Prison, Futurecop!, The Chain Gang of 1974

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Fickle Friends – For You

Fickle Friends - For You

Fickle Friends – For You

Now for another great pop band from Brighton.

The latest talent out of the city is Fickle Friends and their latest single ‘For You’; a sexy riff-driven indie pop track.

Signed to Ghost Beach‘s newly imprinted Crazy Heart Records, Fickle Friends joins the very best in electro-pop, including Brooklyn’s PROM.

The single was released yesterday and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Harts, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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NONONO- Hungry Eyes

Nonono

Swedish trio NONONO have been swiftly getting noticed around the world, making melodic tuneful electro-pop, which has even been picked up by major TV adverts.

The latest release is ‘Hungry Eyes’, a track from their upcoming debut studio album, ‘We Are Only What We Feel’. ‘Hungry Eyes’ is a stark, marching progressive song, with a hint of sadness and yearning…

You may have come across NONONO before with their anthemic whistle-laden catchy jam ‘Pumpin Blood’.

Sounds like; Chvrches, Sleigh Bells, Imagine Dragons, Fenech-Soler
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