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Papertwin – Alkaline

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Brooklyn trio Papertwin have unveiled the video for their splendid track, ‘Alkaline’. Directed by Clare Wadsworth, and inspired by performance artist, Issa Israel, the video captures Issa’s transformation into his alter ego. The track is released prior to their first studio collaboration, ‘Vox Humana’, out June 17.

‘Alkaline’ recalls original electronic music production, reminding us of the analogue-driven production that soundtracked classic films of the 80s, such as Tangerine Dream, with a refreshing and modern take on their vocals and soaring melody.

Sounds like; Cut Copy, Pet Shop Boys, Neon Indian, Thomas Azier, Gold & Youth
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Beta Frontiers – So Cold

Beta Frontiers

Beta Frontiers are a duo from Toronto, Canada, whose latest track ‘So Cold’ is a slushy synth-pop gem, invoking feelings of the end of a brilliant night out, happy and nostalgic in a bustling and alive city. The fazed-out synths, not too dissimilar to the sound of fellow Canadians Trust and Gold & Youth, are tastefully restrained, devoid of overarching banging electro beats and slicing synths, instead making the listener sway slowly in awe, whilst the vocals of Carmen Elle roll over.

Beta Frontiers’ Michael Butler, is a bedroom producer who creates the sound of Beta Frontiers within this home studio. He recently backed the dancy Dionysians Phèdre on tour and has been remixing various artists too.

‘So Cold’ is available for download on via iTunes/Bandcamp now, and the video can be viewed below – beware as it’s NSFW!

Sounds like; Gold & Youth, Trust, Grimes, Austra, IamamIwhoamI
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Indietronica Interviews Gold & Youth, Troumaca, and Mt. Wolf

Indietronica has recently been following around some of their favourite up-and-coming artists with a camera and mic, asking them questions about themselves, their sounds, and their influences.

Gold & Youth


We met up with Canadians Gold & Youth in a beautiful rainy park in Oxford, ahead of their live performance at Gathering Festival at which they played to a mesmerised crowd enjoying the 80s-tinged synth pop with soaring melodies and ethereal vocals.

Gold & Youth have just released their album ‘Beyond Wilderness’ in the UK and Europe, available for purchase here, or stream here.

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Troumaca chatted to us in a corridor of the unique London venue Elektrowerkz just before their headline show there. They talked about their new single ‘The Grace’, how the video was made, as well as their total love for Prince.

The Birmingham lads release the storming tropical-infused indietronica single ‘The Grace’ on 11th November 2013, which is the title track of their new album, available to purchase here. Troumaca are signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label.

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Mt. Wolf


South Londoners Mt. Wolf also played Gathering Festival. We caught their epic live performance, which
filled a stunning church with huge, ethereal soundscapes, complimented by luscious vocals from front-woman Kate. The light was pouring through giant stained-glass windows during their early evening set, and we interviewed the foursome in the side passage of the church.

The band have just released single ‘Midnight Shallows’, with an accompanying beautiful science and nature themed video which you can watch on Youtube here, and purchase here.

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Indietronica at Gathering Festival

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Gathering Festival is held in the centre of Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’, inside hidden-away music venues ranging from tiny cafes to huge churches. Selling out in its second year of existence, on Saturday 19th October 2013, the festival brought an abundance of new indietronica music to Oxford, including London Grammar, Local Natives, Gold & Youth, Mt. Wolf, Troumaca, Jake Hart, Fyfe, Jaymes Young and Pawws.

LA headliners Local Natives‘ performance was about as folktronica as they come, kitted out with an array of synths and electric drum pads, all whilst passionately harmonising melodies to perfection.

Gold & Youth played the intimate venue The Bullingdon to a mesmerised crowd enjoying the 80s-tinged synth pop with soaring melodies and ethereal vocals. Indietronica had a chance to chat to Gold & Youth in the nearby park, the footage of which you can view below.

London Grammar played a set which blew away the packed-out at O2 Academy, and had the crowd nearly in tears when they announced they would be cutting the set short due to technical difficulties.

South Londoners Mt. Wolf filled a church with huge, ethereal soundscapes, complimented by luscious vocals from front-woman Kate. The light was pouring through giant stained-glass windows during their early evening set.

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Indietronica interviewed Mt. Wolf after their set, the footage of which can be viewed on Indietronica tomorrow.

Troumaca, from Birmingham were on late in the Bullingdon, playing synth-driven tropictronica to a well-receiving crowd in the middle of the night. Check back on Indietronica for an interview with these guys over the next few days.

Newcomer Jake Hart, who, along with his bandmates, was all-in-black, had his audience transfixed with his minimal free-pop, creating mesmerising experimental synth layers.


Fyfe is a UK solo artist, comparable to Miike Snow with a hint of James Blake. His soulful, minimal melodies filled the intimate Truck Store during his stripped back performance, a snipped of which can be viewed here.

Jaymes Young makes melodic rnb-tinged indietronica and is a formidable producer. He was performing at Gathering Festival during his current tour supporting London Grammar.

Pawws produces soprano-laden laptop pop; a beautiful addition to this all-round spectacular festival in the heart of Oxford featuring some storming new indietronica artists.

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