Brighton duo IYES are the latest indietronica act on everyone’s radar at the moment. Expected to follow close suit behind British peers London Grammar and more recently, Banks, we can surely expect a similar swift rise from IYES as the zeitgeist becomes more and more focused on this kind of indie-infused, sophisticated pop.
Having seen them play the British-indie-music-industry’s favourite festival The Great Escape in their hometown Brighton earlier this year, it’s fair to say that IYES, aka Josh Christopher and Melisa Soyaslanova, deliver a mesmerising and haunting live show, not to be missed if you get the chance.
Having released two demos earlier for ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Glows’, their first official release is ‘Til Infinity’; an upbeat, wonderfully melodic jewel, featuring both male and female vocals, with a powerful and dynamic chorus. ‘Til Infinity’ is out now on Duly Noted Records, and is available to purchase here.
So you’re heading to the festival which was born and raised a rock festival but which seems to be getting more and more indie and pop headliners? That’s OK, cause turns out that there’s some pretty cool synth-driven indie acts playing, both bigwigs and new artists. And if you’re into that kinda thing and aren’t too sure about who to watch, don’t worry! Here’s our guide as to all the indietronica artists playing over the weekend. Hot tips are starred (*) and listen to the whole playlist below.
Phoenix – Indietronica heavyweights and french electro-indie at its finest, their recent album ‘Bankrupt!’ has been played many times at the Indietronica office. ‘Trying to be Cool’ is not only an awesome song, but it has an awesome video to go with it. Watch it here.
MS MR* – This US duo make fun quirky pop and videos about dysfunctional American traditions to accompany it. Read our review of ‘Hurricane’ here.