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Weekly Gems 29

Hansaa & Soso – Nights Feat Emma Sameth

Hansaa & soso

Australian outfit Hansaa & Soso shares the new video for ‘Nights’ featuring the delicate vocal tones of Los Angeles-based Emma Sameth.

The visuals, directed by Julian Pircher, watch a young man follow his desires for a lady as she is laid out right in front of him.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Kuru Blue, Banks

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Sunan – Faster

Sunan

Introducing Sunan, the vibrant new project from Pete Robertson.

Despite taking himself away from the music scene after departing The Vaccines, Sunan has had a “controlled explosion” of ideas from “minimalist string quartets to maximalist 80s-style prog pop.”

One of these results is ‘Faster’,  which covers a kaleidoscope of unshackled themes and variations.

Sounds like: LCD Soundsystem, Everything Everything, Alt-J, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads

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MATTIS – The Chain

MATTIS

We absolutely love Copenhagen-based viking soul MATTIS.

His new single ‘The Chain’ is written about the demise of a failed relationship (we’ve all been there). Ultimately life is tough but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sounds like: Rationale, Ben Pearce, James Blake, Sampha, Thomas Azier

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Xie – Habits

Xie - Habits

We’ve all got ‘Habits’ but none are as positive as Los Angeles-based producer and singer Xie.

Taking a fresh perspective on pop music, Xie is paving the way for female producers with her new song!

‘Habits’ is out now via Seeking Blue Records.

Sounds like: Sofi Tukker, Crystal Fighters, The Knocks, Charli XCX, CHLØË BLACK

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Kuzo – Luna

Kuzo

This laid-back duo have big dreams in their heads. Meet Kuzo.

The video for ‘Luna’ explores nature during the day, epitomising a dream-like state, waiting for the moon to come out.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Noosa

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Shadowlark – See Each Other Right

Shadowlark

British trio Shadowlark single ‘See Each Other Right’ blends sounds similar to that of Goldfrapp and Fleetwood Mac.

It’s another hypnotic song to add to their synth-tinged roster, further showcasing front woman Ellen Smith’s mysterious vocals.

Sounds like: Bat For Lashes, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, Fleetwood Mac

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More Giraffes – Basement

More Giraffes

Futuristic pop duo More Giraffes (aka Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford) are pinned to grab your attention with their short and snappy production techniques, colourful vocal loops and fresh melodies.

Listen to their debut single, ‘Basement’ below.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Manila Killa

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Josh Jacobson – Sideline Feat. Gigamesh

Josh Jacobson

Josh Jacobson is effortlessly combining modern R&B with dance-pop in his new single ‘Sideline’ featuring co-production from Gigamesh.

On the subject of the song, he explains,

“Sideline is a song about growth and building in new directions, learning to let go when it’s necessary to move forward. It’s about those inner voices at times of transition that are at once exciting but so challenging emotionally. I think these lyrics will resonate with a lot of people in different ways, so I’m excited to hear how people relate to the song.”

Sounds like: Le Youth, Drake, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd

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HAUS – Blinded

Haus.

Haus.

Haus are a band from North London, who enjoy hosting DIY shows and hanging out at the skatepark.

Produced by Everything Everything’s Alexander Robertshaw and mixed by Cenzo Towndsend, their new single, ‘Blinded’, showcases frontman Ashley Mulimba’s infectious vocal delivery and the band’s knack of dispensing pop hooks on tap, and serves as a quick reminder that Haus will be busy filling venues, airwaves and playlists for a little while yet.

Sounds like: Nine Inch Nails, Jungle, Screaming Peaches, Everything Everything, Oslo Parks

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TONGUES – Religion

Tongues

Tongues

Tongues is the budding electronic artist out of Glasgow, Scotland.

On first listen of his new track, ‘Religion’, it sounds quite isolated, but after the second listen, it’s clear that Tongues has well layered and executed storming synthetic pop, full of driving rhythm and modulated vocals.

The track is a taste of his fantastic debut EP, due September.

Sounds like: alt-J, Ben Khan, David Bowie, Hozier, Brolin, Everything Everything, Kavinsky

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Dutch Uncles – Decided Knowledge

Dutch Uncles by Adrian Lambert

Dutch Uncles by Adrian Lambert

Manchester pop group Dutch Uncles has shared the music video for ‘Decided Knowledge’, directed by Sam Alder and Nicholas Wood and produced by Manchester production studio Plastic Zoo.

Shot in a small beach town in Wales, the video features a puppet version of the group’s frontman, Duncan Wallis.

‘Decided Knowledge’ is comprised of intriguing lyrics, skittish vocals, a funky bass line, and colourful harmonies.

It has been taken from their topical new album ‘O Shudder’, which was out on 24 February on Memphis Industries. Purchase on iTunes here.

They will also be playing The Great Escape Festival in May.

Sounds like: The Levity, Everything Everything, Metronomy, Duran Duran, LCD Soundsystem, Tom Vek, Peter Gabriel

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H A R T E B E E S T – Drums

H A R T E B E E S T

H A R T E B E E S T

Don’t be fooled into thinking H A R T E B E E S T are an African species of grassland antelope. They are in fact an electronic duo from Guernsey who are so hot that they should be from Australia.

Their second ever track, ‘Drums’, starts off slow and slightly melancholy until you are hit with the wistful and falsetto vocals repeating the line “we have the night of our lives”. As the melody drops and the starry synths kick in, you really start believing that you might be having the night of your life just listening to the track.

Sounds like: Fenech-Soler, CHVRCHES, Everything Everything, Cut Copy

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Duologue – Talk Shop

Duologue

London-based quintet Duologue have just unveiled the video to ‘Talk Shop’ which is taken from their debut ‘Song & Dance’ which was released earlier this year on Killing Moon, and available to purchase here.

The long, alluring male vocals add urgency, to a plethora of layers including guitars, synths, vocals and percussion. Scratching guitars, fuzzy electronic basslines, glockenspiel chimes and choral chanting do not go amiss in this song, and all add to this perfectly crafted, finely tuned, and uniquely produced masterpiece.

Despite the song’s traditionally solemn chord sequence, and emotive The song, written by lead singer Tim Digby-Bell, the subject is of a man who goes to a mexican themed restaurant and has the best night out ever, while just on his own. He consumes a vast amount of tasty dishes and cocktails, then dances the night away, with the actual members of Duologue posing as a Mariachi band performing on said night, while the main character busts out some dance moves which an embarrassing dad would be jealous of.

It’s a fun and unusual video, and a wonderful song, so a big thumbs up from Indietronica!

The band are certainly putting some thought into their unique music videos, with the video for Duologue’s previous single ‘Machine Stop‘ filmed using hacked XBox Kinect cameras to create an interactive montage of the outline of a professional dancer.

Duologue are on tour with Fenech-Soler and NYPC currently, the dates of which are on their website here.


Sounds like; Breton, Bastille, The Shoes, Everything Everything, Foals
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