Close-knit duo Magdalena Bay share the dreamy new single ‘Waking Up’.
Ultimately a love song, ‘Waking Up’ is laden in driving synths and fresh perspectives.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Fiora
Troye Sivan – My My My!
My My My! Troye Sivan is getting us hot under the collar with his new video.
The video commences by following a peaceful and sweaty Troye dancing in an abandoned warehouse veiled in black and white, before flipping to an equally as sweaty but colourful night in said warehouse.
Sounds like: Years & Years, One Republic
ADAL – Synthesize feat Alexanderson
Rising pop artist ADAL shares his new single ‘Synthesize’, featuring the vocals of Alexanderson of XY&O.
It oozes nostalgia combine with forward-thinking pop sensibilities, and there are even more exciting times ahead for ADAL – he is currently writing a debut album, with an array of featuring vocalists which include FREJA, Indiana, Farida and NINA.
Sounds like: XY&O
Kid Cupid – Easy
New London-based Kid Cupid shares the video for ‘Easy’.
Despite it’s overall blissed-out sound, it’s a song that deeply delves into self-destruction, including the harsh realities of addiction, through pulsating beats and gritty beats.
Sounds like: Kudu Blue
Paige – Everywhere Feat. Jojee
Meet US-based DJ/producer Paige. He has teamed up with rising pop singer and fashionista Jojee on new single ‘Everywhere’.
The uplifting song transports you to a distant land where all is good with the world and you can freely open your arms to the sky and spin around.
Sounds like: The Him, Gryffin, July Child
Atella – Alive
Galactic Norwegian producer duo Atella share the dreamy single ‘Alive’.
It is sway-inducing, unadulterated atmospheric cosmic disco with vocals that simply melt into your deeper being. Lovely.
It’s out now on Eskimo Recordings.
Sounds like: Röyksopp, Goldroom, RAC, Joe Goddard, Lindstrøm
New Shack – Ways and Means
New Shack is the synth-wave project from Cat Leavy and Eric Robertson.
They’ve supported Glass Animals, and you can see why due to their quirky attitude to making music. ‘Ways And Means’ has vintage synth notes and retro percussions throughout.
‘Ways And Mean’s is out now via Little Assembly.
Sounds like: Chela, Goldroom, Niki & The Dove
STITCH – Goodbye Highline
UK trio STITCH are giving London Grammar a run for their money with ‘Goodbye Highline’.
The mid-tempo track is about that tricky middle moment where you look back nostalgically on a love lost, but also welcome the bright future ahead. It contains 150 layers of strings, all of which were recorded by band member Kye in their shared living room.
Expect their ‘Welcome To The Dream’ EP in March.
Sounds like: London Grammar, Jessie Ware, Nimmo, Kudu Blue
Georgi Kay – Guilty Pleasures
Singer Georgi Kay is warning us about guilty pleasures in her new single.
Quintessentially indietronica-based, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ is a song about falling in love with someone who, despite the deep emotional connection being mutual, is romantically tied down by another.
Sounds like: Fjer, Alpines
Satin Jackets – Mirage
The story goes something like “when we’re good, we’re good. And when we’re low, we’re low”. Sound familiar?
Satin Jackets is tapping into our relationship insecurities with a strangely upbeat melody in ‘Mirage’. I guess that’s kind of the definition of a mirage!
It’s out now via Eskimo Recordings.
Sounds like: Goldroom, RAC, Le Youth, Pink Feathers
Slenderbodies – Amnesia
Exciting new Californian-based duo Slenderbodies share their new single, ‘Amnesia’.
Their music shares intricate guitar melodies and breathy vocal work that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking at the same time.
This is definitely one act you won’t forget in a long time.
Sounds like: Glass Animals, Alt-J
LANNDS – Words
LANNDS is Memphis-born artist Rania Woodard and she shares her exciting slow-burner called ‘Words’.
There is nothing brash about this type of music, it’s soothing in its intent as well as thought-provoking.
‘Words’ is the second song off her forthcoming EP, ‘LEGENDS’ (expected March 2018), released on Kobalt/Kitsuné.
Sounds like: Björk, Vök, Låpsley, The Japanese House, Daughter, TENDER
Von Sell – Hell No
We have been huge fans of Brooklyn-based artist Von Sell for a long time, and we are extremely happy he is back well and singing again after a six month break due to vocal chord issues.
Von Sell takes more of a funky attitude in the production techniques of ‘Hell No’ but we dig it – we’re gonna call it his come-back track!
Sounds like: Summer Heart, Hazel English, Teen Daze
Jayce Cantor – Done For Now
Singer/songwriter/producer Jayce Cantor shares his radio-ready single ‘Done For Now’.
The song has elements of catchy R&B blended with modern indietronica-influenced production that works brilliantly with Jayce’s soulful vocals as he sings about love and heartbreak.
Sounds like: Craig David, Le Youth
Bliss Nova – Now
…And finally, it’s time for some blissed-out music from Toledo-based duo, Bliss Nova.
Their second single called ‘Now’ hits you instantly with its chilled pop sensibilites and dreamy vocal harmonies.
Some exciting times ahead for these guys.
Sounds like: Summer Heart, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Porches, Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Caribou, Wild Nothing, Phoenix, Tame Impala, Tuska
Katherine Evans – Take It Slow
Meet 22 year old Katherine Evans. It says on her SoundCloud page that she likes to sing and sleep. We are not sure about her knack of sleeping, but she sings a damn good song!
With plenty of awards under her belt, she is far from taking it slow, unlike her new single, which is about capturing a fleeting and reckless moment.
It’s out now via Afromartian, an indie record label based in Italy.
Sounds like: Dominique, Billie Eilish
Jarami – Hear This
Dynamic Swedish production duo Jarami share the cool new video for ‘Hear This’.
It features a children’s choir singing and dancing alongside a perfect slice of percussive, psychedelic funk with bass heavy tones.
Sounds like: Day Fly, Amber Mark, Everything is Recorded, Love Ssega, Frank Ocean
Teflon Sega – NEØN
Enigmatic singer Teflon Sega is right on point in the modern music scene having wracked up high numbers of streams on Spotify with his previous releases, and we are sure ‘NEØN’ will do just as well.
The track perfectly highlights Teflon Sega’s magnificent range of sultry lows and stirring highs. Listen below.
It’s out now via Majestic Casual.
Sounds like: The Weeknd
Louis Futon – Restless Sea Feat. Opia
Louis Futon is bringing the funk with new single, ‘Restless Sea’, featuring rising duo Opia.
Quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with, Louis Futon flies high on the track with his buzzy production methods and soft melodic touches.
Sounds like: Ben Khan, Gallant, ODESZA, Louis The Child
Vera – Nobody Else
Standing firmly on his own two feet is the young Copenhagen-based Vera (aka William Asingh).
His latest single, ‘Nobody Else’, was a collaborative effort with Off Bloom, and is influenced by the Caribbean novel ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys, which is about a landowner’s Jamaican wife who is locked up in an attic for allegedly being mad.
The ‘Good Job – No Conversation’ EP is released on 8 December through Ultra Records/Ministry of Sound.
Sounds like: Banks, Off Bloom, Soleima, MØ, Liss
FKL – 1-800
FKL is an experimental London/Seattle-based duo comprised of Joe Gillick and Sage Redman.
We’ve not heard anything like this in a long time, and can’t quite pinpoint their sound, which we think is a great thing!
So…pick up the phone, dial ‘1-800’ and order some sweet, trippy beats blended with highly seductive vocals.
Sounds like: The xx
Sacre – Stereo Feat. Dopize
Sacre are hitting some serious Drake vibes with their new single ‘Stereo’.
It’s not the usual sound we hear from the French duo, but we kind of like it. The contrast between the classic electro vocals works well with the addition of rising French artist, rapper Dopize.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Chela, Miami Horror, Autograf, The Knocks, Cut Copy
Year of the Brother – Slow One
Finally, we have the brilliant new indie-pop trio from Portland called Year of the Brother.
We are particularly excited about these guys as they seem to have something special about them. Perhaps it’s the soaring, yet delicate production? Perhaps it’s the on-point falsettos? Or perhaps it’s the enticing lyrics? You decide.
The ‘Filling Empty Pools’ EP is out now.
Sounds like: Kyko, Will Joseph Cook, Owl City
Mafalda – Goodbyes
We are loving the husky vocal tones of London-native Mafalda and brisk piano keys in her current single ‘Goodbyes’.
The beautifully constructed ballad is easily something you’d hear in the charts, possibly as a result of Mafalda’s recent work with UK and US based producers.
Sounds like: FOXES, Birdy, Emma McGrath
Alexx Mack -Your Car Feat. EXES
After a brief hiatus, Alexx Mack returns to our stereos with her latest release ‘Your Car’, featuring EXES.
Alexx took the year long break to rediscover herself and her music, and the break has done her good. The reformed sound is ruminating and lustrous, everything a modern, dark synth-pop song should be.
Sounds like: Julia Michaels, Halsey, Kate Boy, The 1975, The Magnettes
Wooshay – Alone Feat. Deanna
It will feel like summer is still here if you take a listen to Wooshay‘s new single ‘Alone’.
A stripped-back and easy house melody bounces throughout the song, as the Californian duo blend Middle Eastern production with the warm and commercial vocals of Deanna.
Sounds like: The Him, Shift K3y, Karen Harding, Le Youth
Matt Wills – Lights Out
Matt Wills has backing from all walks of musical life, so who are we to disagree?
Although Matt seeks collaborations from those in electronic music and grime scenes, ‘Lights Out’ is right up Indietronica’s street.
The video has been directed by Chris Parton and firmly showcases Matt’s knack for putting together an incredibly hook with romantic vocals and on point production.
Sounds like: Ed Sheeran, Aquilo, Bastille, The Kooks
Low Island – The Lines
Oxford quartet Low Island share the cleverly choreographed and colourful video for ‘The Lines’, which has a distinct 90’s vibe to it.
It features young dancer Olly Bell and focuses “on the current states of anger, protectionism, division and paranoia that have become so prevalent in today’s society.”
Sounds like: Four Tet, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Shy Luv, Hot Chip, Caribou, Aquilo
Florda Well – High Love
Meet Canada-based psych-pop band Florda Well.
Despite the deliciously boozy bass-lines and woozy vocals in ‘High’ that conjure up feelings of warm stoner summers, the song was written and recorded during the coldest and darkest part of the year, which is only a testament to Florda Well for their positive outlook.
Sounds like: Tame Impala, MGMT, Goldroom
Billie Eilish – bitches broken hearts
Good ol’ Billie Eilish really does love her fans, so to say thank you, she has uploaded a surprise new track called ‘bitches broken hearts’.
It’s a stripped back, minimalist number that lets Billie’s delicate vocals shine.
Sounds like: Dua Lipa, Astronomyy, Ella Vos, Tempers, Charlotte Cardin
IDA – 1111
We are expecting great things from Sydney-based artist IDA based on the sound of her latest single ‘1111’.
Also the vocalist in Little Deed, IDA is well practised in recording and performing. ‘1111’ offers a great second solo single – delicate synths slow-burning beats and yearning vocals.
Expect her debut EP, ‘i’ to be out before the end of the year.
Sounds like: Kaleida, Kllo, Kudu Blue
Saavan – Slow
Alt-dream pop duo Saavan share their heavenly new single ‘Slow’, taken from their new EP.
‘Slow’ sounds more like a poem with its spiritual lyrics that Saavan wrote during a coming of age road trip. Listen below.
Sounds like: Mome, Petit Biscuit
Kinship – It’s You
Kinship is the project of North London twosome Tom Butler and Dave Crawford.
Seeking inspiration from past and present electronic spheres, their debut release has a dance energy that works in contrast with its chilled out, minimalist production.
Sounds like: Elderbrook, Caribou, Odesza, Ry X, Kllo, Four Tet, Maribou State
Kazy Lambist – Be Yourself
French newcomer Kazy Lambist shares the video to his motivational track ‘Be Yourself’.
The chic video follows Lambist in two worlds, where blissed out fantasies crash into an intergalactic land full of luxury and excess.
Sounds like: RÜFÜS, Joe Goddard, RAC, Ghost Beach, Goldroom, Zimmer, Jape, Penguin Prison, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Calvin Harris
SUMif – Drifting
Time to drift away from the dark and wintery nights onto a sun kissed sandy beach in Calfironia.
SUMif‘s goal with this track is to make you dance, regardless of whether you are at a desk or live show. She’s certainly done that – we can’t stop spinning around on our seats!
Sounds like: REMMI, Cappa, Monogem, Evvy, Noosa, Sizzy Rocket
Icarus – Machine Heart
Icarus is Swedish producer whose futuristic sound reaches to us from the universe where he originates from.
The dark synth-wave track, ‘Machine Heart’, may well resemble Daft Punk and Lady Gaga but is firmly set out of this world.
Sounds like: Daft Punk, Lady Gaga
Rising Los Angeles DJ/producer duo Hotel Garuda take a slightly more commercial direction with their nu-disco led single, ‘Dancing On The Moon’ featuring Oslo-bred electro-pop duo Lemaitre.
The single has surprisingly been two years in the making with all parties being heavily involved in the process – Hotel Garuda adding their classic dance flair stamp, and Lemaitre providing the funk.
It’s out on Mom+Pop.
Sounds like: Gryffin, Goldroom, Le Youth, Jai Wolf
Nikö Blank – Do U
Meet Nikö Blank.
A Korean native, the rising DJ and producer has shared remixes of the likes of Flume, Disclosure, Portugal. The Man, LAUV, Klangstoff and MOONZz.
His single ‘Do U’ features the polished vocals of Jacob Luttrell and channels some serious soultronica vibes.
Expect ‘The Frame’ EP to be out in November.
Sounds like: Flume, Usher, Medasin, Jacob Banks
filous – Already Gone ft. Emily Warren
Austrian producer filous has also been an inquisitive soul, and a fast learner, perfecting a number of instruments at the tender age of 10. Fast forward 10 years, and filous finds himself nestled amongst the likes of Flume and ODESZA with his electronic music.
‘Already Gone’ features the delicate vocals of top songwriter Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers, FRENSHIP) and is out now via Ultra Music.
Sounds like: Gabrielle Aplin, Sigrid, Fenne Lily, Flume, ODESZA, Klei
Blonde Maze – Thunder
We get a real sense of nostalgia listening to ‘Thunder’ by NYC songstress, Blonde Maze.
Touching piano keys and ethereal vocals express the beauty of maturity required to grow old and feel comfortable with someone.
Sounds like: Le Youth, Goldroom, Maggie Rogers
Ella Blixt – WINNERS
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ella Blixt shares her debuts single, ‘Winners’.
It’s ultimately a wise pop song which takes each part of the musical puzzle to write successes.
‘Winners’ is out now on Teto Records in Japan and Squeeze Day Recordings in Europe.
Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Sóley
MRY – Walking On Fire
Not happy with the corporate grind, MRY decided to sack his job in engineering and head for the bright lights of the Pacific Coast.
The result is ‘Walking On Fire’, a feel-good indie dance track that easily reminds you of the summer just gone by.
It’s out now via YouTooCanWoo.
Sounds like: The Levity, Cub Sport, Island Club, Lanes
Lyves – Cover Me
Lyves shares ‘Cover Me’, which has been co-produced with Will Night.
It’s another honest and passionate song from the London artist, and is about the push and pulls of a relationship.
Sounds like: Kllo, London Grammar, James Blake, SOHN, The Weeknd, Banks, Jamie XX, Jesse Ware, Shura, Seal, Boards of Canada
Introducing Zhao, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist as pure as they come. Also the producer and vocalist of his solo project, Zhao’s new EP ‘Ride’ takes you on a journey blissful collection of upbeat love songs tinged with regret and doubt, effortlessly combining classical with modern electronic pop.
The first single release from the EP is called ‘Lifetime’ and is probably the most enchanting of the four tracks.
His EP ‘Ride’ is out on 27 October. Pre-order here.
Sounds like: Roosevelt, Summer Heart, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Honne, Thomas Azier, Hurts, Josef Salvat, Goldroom
Indie dance producer Gryffin releases new single, ‘Nobody Compares To You’.
The longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist has a knack for creating radio-ready and dance-worthy songs and ‘Nobody Compares To You’ doesn’t disappoint.
The single is out now via Darkroom/Geffen Records.
Gryffin has also kicked off his North American tour. Dates and tickets can be found here.
Sounds like: Thomas Jack, Goldroom, Bipolar Sunshine, The Him, Autograf