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Weekly SubmitHub Gems 1

We receive a huge amount of submissions via SubmitHub, and unfortunately cannot review all of the tracks, so we have decided to compile those tracks into a weekly segment of gems we’ve particularly enjoyed.

Dream Lake – Midnight Sun

Dream Lake

Swedish electro-pop duo Dream Lake share the dreamy ‘Midnight Sun’.

This song perfectly encapsulates the airy, long days of light during the summer in Sweden, with dreamy vocals and romantic keys.

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Beach House, M83

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Vanguards – Rosie & The Blackheart

Vanguards

Vanguards are a indie pop focused four-piece from Brighton.

‘Rosie & The Blackheart’ is a bittersweet love song that echoes 80’s guitar legends. The track was recorded live and produced by Steve Harris (Kodaline, Dave Matthews, Kaiser Chiefs).

Sounds like: INXS, Kings Of Leon, The 1975, Kodaline

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Tigers and Thieves – Change Your Mind

Tigers and Thieves

US-based Tigers and Thieves share ‘Change Your Mind’, an indie rock track that has all the markings of a hit, despite being recorded in their garage studio. It’s been mixed by Brian McTear (The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives).

Sounds like: Local Natives, Foster the People, The Neighbourhood, alt-J, Surfer Blood, The Temper Trap, Nick Mulvey

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Gold Fir – Night Walk

Gold Fir - Night Walk

Despite what the name suggests, London duo Gold Fir (aka James and Mabel) play funky tracks for our immediate pleasure, day or night.

Their music is full of sass n soul, and is definitely bold.

Sounds like: Madonna, Little Dragon, Goldfrapp

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Someone – Say Something

Someone

Songstress, Someone is shaking off her cutesy appeal with a more earthy sound on ‘Say Something’.

Jangling beats sway nicely alongside upbeat guitar riffs and catchy vocal leads.

Sounds like: Few Bits, Bryde

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ALKE – Without You

ALKE

Los Angeles-based pop duo ALKE release ‘Without You’.

There is no denying the obvious chemistry shown between Jameson Flood (production, guitar, keys) and AK Karrasch (vocals) on the track as it explores love versus independence.

Sounds like: Monogem, Phantogram, Shura

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Vox Eagle – Sweet Temptations

Vox Eagle

Australian/US duo Vox Eagle share the glistening ‘Sweet Temptations’.

It’s a song about late nights out on the town and those sweet temptations that you may (or may not) encounter.

Expect their EP to arrive next week.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Joe Goddard, Roosevelt, Goldroom, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem

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DVWEZ – Giving Into Us

DVWEZ

DVWEZ (pronounced “Dames”) is making a stand for independence, all the while giving into strong desires.

Lush R&B melodies breathe over unique alt-electro soundscapes in ‘Giving Into Us’.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, Aaliyah

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Saro – Eyelids

Saro

Newcomer Saro continues to produce dark pop music.

His new track ‘Eyelids’ is delicately produced with its brooding falsetto vocals and a soft touch of melancholy.

Sounds like: Aquilo, Jack Garratt, Draper, Clean Bandit, Years & Years

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B O K E H – Don’t Leave The Fire

B O K E H

B O K E H

Taking us for a ride is B O K E H, the artistic alter-ego of New Zealand-raised, Berlin-based actress/musician, Chloë Lewer.

It’s hard to believe that Chloë grew up being too shy to sing in front of anyone. Instead, she opted for acting. However, this was to later change after an encounter with a filmmaker who persuaded her to start a ukulele busking adventure with him in Berlin. This developed into a touring band called Charity Children.

Chloë was to later team up with Dutch writer/producer, Wouter Rentema (the drummer of Charity Children), and the pair spent the summer of 2016 locked inside various studios about the German capital and recording synths in a disused chapel in The Netherlands under the alias of B O K E H.

The video for B O K E H’s second single, ‘Don’t Leave The Fire’, showcases her sweet harmonies and fuzzy synths, all under a disco-lit backdrop of stolen hearts and go-karts.

‘Don’t Leave The Fire’ is the lead single from her EP, out now.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Ekkah, Goldfrapp

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Röyksopp – Never Ever (Feat. Susanne Sundfør)

Röyksopp

Röyksopp

Norweigian artists, Röyksopp and Susanne Sundfør are no strangers to working together, having collaborated on ‘Running To The Sea’ and ‘Save Me’.

New number, ‘Never Ever’, is a highly danceable, electronic track, seeing Röyksopp return in full force.

“The track has its own cosmos and its own place.” says Svein Berge. “The whole idea of us going away from the whole album concept was that we do have many musical expressions that we want to do,” says Torbjørn. “One of them might be a club track, but we don’t necessarily want to do an album of it. It’s that way with ‘Never Ever’ – we love it, but we don’t need 12 tracks like it.”

Sounds like: Robyn, Digitalism, Fever Ray, Little Boots, Goldfrapp

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Novelties – Intro From The Other Side

Novelties

Novelties

Los Angeles electro pop duo, Novelties have just released their debut track ‘Intro From The Other Side’.

It’s a deeply synth number that conjures up images of red-lipped vampires driving a Corvette through Los Angeles, late at night.

Sounds like: Prinze George, Lucius, Goldfrapp, Dominique

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Playlist: Calypso

Calypso

Calypso

Tasmanian musician, Calypso, has just dropped her self-titled, debut EP.

Of the EP, Calypso says,

“I suppose the main themes behind the EP would be growth and change…whether that’s within a relationship or within oneself. I think it’s a reflection on how life is constantly moving, and you have to adapt to your surroundings and learn how to survive through the changes.

The EP is also about the push & pull of love, how we can connect with other people and how we can move apart from one another as well. I hope the EP can take the listener on a bit of a journey, as they connect and relate to the words and the music through their own personal experiences.”

Each track has been influenced by old and new music, and we’re pretty sure would include the following tracks in Calypso’s’ ‘Winter in Tassie’ playlist.

Elderbrook – Be There Soon
This is the type of song I can listen to over and over again and not get sick of, chilled relaxed vibes.

Mansionair – Hold Me Down
Just a nice song to listen to when I’m in a nice song kind of mood.

Cub Sport – Only Friend
This song makes me feel happy and sad at the same time.

Pavel Dovgal – Faust
I really like the strings in this song and the intensity of the music.

Les Loups – White Clips
I like the rise and falls and the chorus is catchy and easy to listen to.

Yacht – Psychic City
This songs puts me in a good mood when I’m cold and stuck in a Tassie winter.

Dream Koala – Odyssey
I love this guys voice and the way the song builds up at the end. Its just an all round beautiful song.

Bea – Filthy Believer
Good memories from this track, long tassie nights with music to keep us company.

Elderbrook x andhim – how many times
I put Elderbrook in here twice because I’ve only just discovered him and I think his music cool.

Ngaiire – Once
I saw Ngaiire playing the other night as part of the Festival of Voices and she was absolutely incredible.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Lucius, LKA, REMMI

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NINA – Beyond Memory

NINA

NINA

Germany-born NINA returns with the video for ‘Beyond Memory’.

The release follows her recent work with esteemed producer, Richard X (Goldfrapp, Erasure, New Order, Lana del Rey, Kylie Minogue).

NINA began singing at the age of six and moved on to classical training during her teens. She then developed a talent for synth-based music. NINA has already supported Erasure, and will be touring with DE/VISION this Autumn.

The EP is out on 27th May via Aztec Records and available for pre-order on iTunes here.

Tour Dates

2nd September, 2016 – Orebro, Sweden Live at Heart
8th October, 2016 – Hamburg, Germany Markthalle (DE/VISION support)
14th October, 2016 – Erfurt, Germany HSD (DE/VISION support)
15th October, 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany Das Bett (DE/VISION support)
28th October, 2016 – Oberhausen, Germany Kulttempel (DE/VISION support)
29th October, 2016 – Munich, Germany Backstage (DE/VISION support)
26th November, 2016 – Dresden, Germany Kleinvieh (DE/VISION support)
2nd December, 2016 – Hannover, Germany Musikzentrum (DE/VISION support)

Sounds like: Aaron, Chelsea Lankes, Christa Vi, Leitbur, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Com Truise, Kavinsky

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Premiere: EMYLE – Drunk On You

EMYLE

EMYLE

Introducing Los Angeles-based electropop songstress, EMYLE.

Like an intense lover, ‘Drunk On You’ jumps straight in at the deep end. Layers of sweet, evangelical vocals cast over brooding woven layers of 80’s-inspired synths.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Bronski Beat, Blondie, Goldfrapp, Little Boots

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Calypso – Numbered

Calypso

Calypso

This is a serious impressive debut from a female singer/producer from Tasmania called Calypso.

Of ‘Numbered’, Calypso says;

“The story behind ‘Numbered’ is quite obvious through the lyrics in the song; it’s about the struggle between two people as their love for each other is coming to an end – the painful experience of wanting to keep somebody close, but knowing that you will eventually have to let go.”

For a limited time you can also get a free download through Calypso’s Soundcloud.

Sounds like: Justice, London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Lucius, LKA

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r00ms – Bittersweet Company

r00ms by Cara Robbins

r00ms by Cara Robbins

r00ms is a project born from a hidden romance. Two musicians who spent years in another band keeping both their relationship and music a secret in an effort to preserve group dynamics. However, no longer in the dark, r00ms is finally releasing the collection of work written during that period of privacy.

‘Bittersweet Company’ is a smooth and seductive number about the raw romance going on between the r00ms.

Head over to their Soundcloud for a free download of the track.

Sounds like: Lucius, Goldfrapp, Carpenters, Amason

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Pumarosa – Cecile

Pumarosa

Pumarosa

It’s nearly the end of weekend, so time for some lush indie pop for your ears, courtesy of London five-piece, Pumarosa.

Pumarosa originally started as a duo when drummer Nick was to only musician to turn up to a new project rehearsal in London. After moving to a warehouse in Manor House, they met Henry, Tomoya and Neville and began a period of intensely hot rehearsal in a 10′ x 10′ chipboard room. In the summer of 2015, the band was offered a residency in the cavernous disused cinema of an Italian surrealist, situated within the cliffs of Calabria. Scraping together a van and driving non-stop to Italy, the band worked on new material, and it was in Italy that they settled on the name Pumarosa: in part reflecting Isabel’s Chilean roots, but also the jungle fruit of the same name.

Their new single is a psychedelic disco number called ‘Cecile’, produced by Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes, Toy).

‘Cecile’ is out via Chess Club/Mom + Pop.

Sounds like: The Editors, Lucius, Goldfrapp, Karen O, Bat For Lashes, Talking Heads

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