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Elderbrook – Woman

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Young UK producer Elderbrook (aka Alexander Kotz) shares his new neo-soul single, ‘Woman’.

A self-reflective, but laid back piece of work, it is the first single from his seven track ‘Talking’ EP and explores the use of Kotz’s vocals as another instrument in it’s own right.

‘Talking’ is released on 1 September via Kobalt

Sounds like: Fyfe, Jamie Woon, Hayden James, Bob Moses, Kaasi

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Fyfe – Belong (Feat. Kimbra)

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Fyfe is the musical project of Paul Dixon, and he returns with a seriously strong new track called ‘Belong’, featuring Kimbra.

It is the first single taken off Fyfe’s second album ‘The Space Between’, which is released on 9 June. The concept behind the album is it begins in a hospital ward and ends at a funeral home.

‘Belong’ was written following Paul’s experience with the separate and sudden deaths of two young friends, then his grandmother passing away, and very quickly a family friend, but also him becoming an uncle three times.

Fyfe describes ‘Belong’ as,

“the desire to find purpose in a transient life. A relationship can be helpful or a hinderance in terms of understanding who you are and ‘Belong’ is documenting someone starting to pose those questions, rather than providing the answers…Kimbra is a real creative force. Our voices are presenting the same narrative rather than a conversation between two members of a relationship.”

Fyfe will be playing a headline show at London’s Omeara on 4 May.

Sounds like: RALPH, Miike Snow, Boxed In, James Blake, Childish Gambino, SOHN, The XX, Ellie Goulding, Bombay Bicycle Club, Death Cab For Cutie, London Grammar, Foals

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Playlist: Dominique

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Dominique

NYC-based songstress and producer, Dominique is back on our radar with a new track called ‘Good Girl’.

Proving just this, Dominique has put together a playlist for Indietronica. Watch out, this one is exploding with synths!

Treez Lowkey x Take a Daytrip – “Listen”

I love this new one from two of my favorite producers, and Treez’s hook in the chorus is infectious.

Terror Jr – “Trippin”

I really look up to Felix Snow’s production and I think his signature sound is going to majorly influence the music world. He is the master of creating hooks out of chopped up vocals and placing them in this addicting, ambient atmosphere.

Abra – “Crybaby”

I saw Abra when she opened up for Empress Of in NYC last year. This new one from her reminds me a bit of Jesse Lanza. I love her voice and could watch her videos for days.

Mat Zo – “Sinful (feat. I See MONSTAS)”

Mat Zo is another producer I really look up to. I find his technical genius really inspiring. This is one of my favorite songs off his new album.

Wolkoff – “The Rules You Know”

I’m such a fan of Wolkoff’s style, lyrics, and hooks. It’s paired perfectly with productions from Icarus Moth. This is such a feel-good song to me.

Miike Snow – “My Trigger”

I have to give a shout out to my all-time favorites. I think the new direction they took with their recent LP is fantastic, and this song is one of my favorites from them.

Sofi De La Torre – “Sit Down”

I seriously love everything this girl puts out. It really is–as she puts it–pop done right. I wish more people knew about her.

Ofelia K – “Cinco”

I freaked out when I first heard this song. It’s so inventive and catchy, and the engineering is really good too. It’s crystal clear and the string instruments sound incredible.

Allie X – “Too Much To Dream”

Allie X is seriously such a genius when it comes to lyrical/topical content in her music. Not to mention her incomparable songwriting, vocal, and performance abilities. She’s the total package.

Kiiara – “Tennessee”

This is a throwback, but this is hands down my favorite track from Kiiara. I can’t wait to hear new music and see how far she goes this year.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Goldroom, Monogem, VÉRITÉ, Broods, Mr Little Jeans, Kate Boy, Lorde, Lykke Li

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Fyfe – Stronger

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Fyfe

Fyfe (aka Paul Dixon) returns with new track ‘Stronger’, the title track from his first EP of new material since last year’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Control’.

Pleasant and very matter of fact, don’t be deceived by ‘Stronger’, because it is no-less-intricate than his previous material.

Lyrically, ‘Stronger’ is based on the idea of sticking to your guns but also being (says Fyfe) “your own worst enemy. ‘Stronger’ is about engaging in that struggle to pick yourself up and keep going regardless of what is, or you may feel, is going on around you.”

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Boxed In, James Blake, Childish Gambino, SOHN, The XX, Ellie Goulding, Bombay Bicycle Club, Death Cab For Cutie, London Grammar, Foals

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Elderbrook – Be There Soon

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Elderbrook

Elderbrook is 21 year old London talent, Alex Kotz, who is starting to stack up a big following.

He has invited us to follow him on his pretty chilled musical journey with the video for ‘Be There Soon’. The video sees Elderbrook rejoin visual artist and director Lauren Gregory (who also directed the video for his first single ‘Could’), this time using pastel based animation set to a backdrop of 3D set pieces.

The track has been released via Black Butter Records and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Nick Mulvey, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie Woon

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Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

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Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

Los Angeles-based R&B singer Cal Zafiro has released the beautiful ‘Chlorine’.

The minimalistic track has been produced by mood wave advocate Midoca and has wildly deep R&B tones.

Sounds like: MAALA, Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Le Youth, MNEK

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Belgrave – Dancing In The Silence

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Belgrave

Belgrave is 24-year-old Londoner, Laurie Belgrave.

Having played in various indie bands around South East London from the age of 16, Laurie became frustrated at having to shout over noisy guitars and decided on a change in direction. From the retreat of a seaside cabin in Cornwall, Laurie began writing and producing on his own. These honest recordings captured the raw emotion of a young man finding his voice.

Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lana Del Rey) shared Laurie’s vision and has been a collaborator on the stripped-back project ever since, culminating in him producing the three tracks that make up his debut EP, ‘Echoes’.

‘Dancing in the Silence’ is the first track from the EP:

The ‘Echoes EP’ is out on 17 July.

Sounds like: Alex Clare, James Blake, Yeasayer, Depeche Mode, Fyfe, Ben Khan, Shura

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MAALA – Touch

MAALA

MAALA

With no bio and only 100 followers on Soundcloud, little is known about New Zealander native, MAALA.

His debut track, ‘Touch’, is synth-heavy with grind-worthy vocals.

Definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Bastille, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Billy Who

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Fyfe – Solace

Fyfe - Solace

Fyfe – Solace

Fyfe (aka Paul Dixon) has just uploaded his new video for ‘Solace’.

You may recognise the track as it was originally self-released by Dixon, but it’s great to see it back with a bit of oomph in the form of a visually stunning video.

‘Solace’ is the lead single running into the release of his much-anticipated album debut ‘Control’ which is out in March.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Miike Snow, James Blake, Childish Gambino, SOHN, The XX

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Fyfe – Holding On

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Fyfe

We previously described the 25-year old UK solo artist, Fyfe (aka Paul Dixon), as being comparable to Miike Snow with a hint of James Blake, which is why we are pleased to hear that he has released a moody video for new tune ‘Holding On’ as well as announcing the release of his long-awaited debut album, ‘Control’.

Still slightly following the recognisable disconsolate theme, ‘Holding On’ is more about a journey of self-discovery for the producer than any of his former tracks.

His 2015 UK Tour dates are below:

24 March | Green Door Store | Brighton http://www.seetickets.com/Event/fyfe/the-green-door-store/828204
25 March | Electrowerks | London http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/events/25-mar-15-fyfe-electrowerkz
27 March | Louisiana | Bristol http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/fyfe/the-louisiana/2015-03-27-19-30/55952
28 March | The Sunflower Lounge | Birmingham http://birminghampromoters.com/Events/fyfe/
29 March | Bodega | Nottingham http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/fyfe/the-bodega/2015-03-29-19-00/43962
31 March | Castle | Manchester http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/fyfe/the-castle-hotel/2015-03-27-19-30
1 April | Nice N Sleazys | Glasgow www.gigsinscotland.com
2 April  | Brudenell Games Room | Leeds https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event_page.php?eventID=3177

‘Control’ will be released on 9 March 2015 via Believe Recordings.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Miike Snow, James Blake, Childish Gambino, SOHN, The XX

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