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The Wild Wild – When We Were Young

The Wild Wild

The Wild Wild

The Wild Wild (aka Benjamin Dunn) has released another astounding number called ‘When We Were Young’, taken from Ben’s debut EP, ‘Kids’ released on 25 March via Descendent Records.

About Kids, Dunn explains, “The ‘Kids’ EP is my ode to unabashed and unbridled youth…I started hitchhiking when I was 18, that’s when I left the Midwest…I made my way west ended up in Venice beach, for a year and a half or so I just slept on beaches.”

With its Ukulele-styled riffs, inviting and expansive vocals, and soft drums, ‘When We Were Young’ is the perfect summer anthem.

Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, M83, Bastille, Mew, Dive In, The Temper Trap, Landings, Kid Astray, Sekuoia, Kármán Line, XPLOR, Mackintosh Braun, FLOR, Friendly Fires, MGMT, Walk The Moon

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Flor – Unsaid (Instant Karma Remix)

Instant Karma

Instant Karma

Female DJ duo Instant Karma have reworked the gorgeous ‘Unsaid’ by Flor.

Both Instant Karma and Flor reside in Los Angeles, which may explain why it is such a match made in heaven. With Flor’s dream-like vocals and Instant Karma’s progressive flare, this is a remix worth writing about.

Head over to Instant Karma’s Soundcloud page for a free download of the remix.

Sounds like: Goldroom, RAC, Gryffin, Le Youth, Hotel Garuda, Owl City, Death Cab for Cutie, Still Corners, Chrvches, Hello Goodbye, Sleep Lust, Of Monsters and Men, Mew, For Esmé

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The Wild Wild – Caspian

The Wild Wild

The Wild Wild

Benjamin Dunn is better known as The Wild Wild.

The Wild Wild found a lot of inspiration from an array of opposing influences, whilst spending time on a California beach and his new album has the ability to make it feel you’re sat there right next to him. Benjamin worked tirelessly in the studio with close friends and producers who each helped to add extra levels of sentiment to the album.

The Wild Wild’s new song ‘Caspian’ showcases Benjamin’s powerful song writing, with its soaring vocals over a dazzling indie backdrop. It also takes influence from the Prince Caspian novel by C.S. Lewis.

‘Into The Sea, Into The Stars’ is available via a 2-disc CD album, vinyl and for download from the 11 December.

Sounds like: M83, Bastille, Mew, Dive In, The Temper Trap, Landings, Kid Astray, Sekuoia, Kármán Line, XPLOR, Mackintosh Braun, FLOR, Friendly Fires, MGMT, Walk The Moon

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SP¡ON – Sunset

SP¡ON

SP¡ON

It’s not all about Sweden. Norway also has some incredible music to offer.

One of our ones to watch for 2016 is SP¡ON; a newly formed and highly talented Norwegian electronic trio with all three of its members scattered across different cities throughout Europe.

The first member of SPiON is based in Bergen and has a background in animation; the second is a music producer and songwriter currently working out of London. Co-writes and credits to date include Aurora, Sinead Harnett, Pusha T, Max Marshall, and MNEK. The final member is based in Copenhagen developing sounds and music purposefully for video games.

Although the trio have been collaborating together musically since 2007, ‘Sunset’ is the first track to be revealed under the SPiON moniker. It features the vocals of Ina Sagstuen, an established jazz singer currently basing herself in Oslo, as well as an incredibly atmospheric vocal section from Sølvguttene, the Norwegian National Broadcastings (Norwegian equivalent of the BBC) official choir.

Sounds like: Imogen Heap, Violet Days, Mew, Broods, FLOR, Pink Floyd

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The Wild Wild – Sing

The Wild Wild

The Wild Wild

The Wild Wild is a one-man-band consisting of Benjamin Dunn.

Formerly a resident in Illinois, Benjamin left to find his dreams in California. The result is the melancholic synth pop and rock sound of The Wild Wild.

Listen to the gorgeous ‘Sing’ below, which is a well executed grandiosity of pounding pedals and soaring vocals shadowed by drizzling synths.

The Wild Wild’s debut LP is out on 22 January 2016.

Sounds like: Mew, Dive In, The Temper Trap, Kid Astray, Sekuoia, Kármán Line, XPLOR, Mackintosh Braun , FLOR, Friendly Fires, MGMT, Walk The Moon

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FLOR – Let Me In

FLOR by Jade Ehlers

FLOR by Jade Ehlers

Staying on track with straightforward indie pop, Los-Angeles based FLOR returns with another bubbly number, ‘Let Me In’.

Sounds like: Imogen Heap, Owl City, Death Cab for Cutie, Still Corners, Chrvches, Hello Goodbye, Sleep Lust, Of Monsters and Men, Mew, For Esmé

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Sabella – Made It Right

Sabella

Sabella

Following Sabella‘s hit ‘Loving Like This’, that was featured on our April playlist is new track ‘Made It Right’.

The 19 year old further oozes confidence with ‘Made It Right’; lyrically wise beyond her years and proving a knack for detailing the very core of emotion that make up her songs.

‘Made It Right’ has been taken from the ‘Home Truths’ EP, which is out via Best Fit Recordings on 4 September.

Sounds like: Shura, July Child, B.Miles, Lea Santee, Flor, Blooms

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Flor – Warm Blood

FLOR by Jade Ehlers

FLOR by Jade Ehlers

The beautiful FLOR is the musical brain child of several writer / producers, originally from Oregon but now residing in Los Angeles.

FLOR is also an aesthetic style, created by the band as an Instagram visual art project. Their Instagram page features 3D, quick-cut renderings of simple moving images, set to soundscapes from the band’s music.

‘Warm Blood’ is the second in a series on monthly singles, following ‘Unsaid’, which was released in May. We can’t wait for July’s single.

Sounds like: Imogen Heap, Owl City, Death Cab for Cutie, Still Corners, Chrvches, Hello Goodbye, Sleep Lust

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