We absolutely love a positive message, especially when conveyed through music, and it appears that ‘Spread Love’ by Goldroom does just that.
Goldroom has decided to release the live favourite as a single (featuring vocals by Rooty) and although it edges towards pop more than his former releases, it still offers that signature feel-good dance sound that Goldroom is renowned for.
Goldroom said of the release: “My goal for this song was to try and capture the kind of simple earnestness that a lot of early French House had, which was a major inspiration for me. Playing it on the road the last few months, the vibe in the room would just light up as audiences reacted to the energy of the song. It felt like it was the right time to release the song to the world.”
We are super excited that Kid Astray are back, and their defiant new track does not disappoint.
An collective of musical instruments and instantly memorable vocal hooks, ‘Fall To My Knees’ is about why Kid Astray are sharing their music;
“Fall to My Knees” is about a gig we played in Berlin in the spring of 2015. We were having a really tough time, battling some undue negativity in the media and in the people around us. We just wanted to quit, go to sleep, and not play this showcase at a club. But that show just blew up and made us remember why in the world we’re so determined to keep on doing this. It’s pretty big for a couple of 20 year olds to able to play a sold-out show in the hipster capitol of Europe. And this song is a reminder of that.”
It’s out now via Sony Music.
Sounds like: Smallpools, Passion Pit, Pistol Shrimp, M83, Holy Ghost!, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato, Ballet School
Noisy New York electronic dance duo and remix gurus, The Knocks, have shared their summery track ‘Trouble’, featuring Absofacto.
Of the track, The Knocks say,
“We originally wrote “Trouble” with Abso in NYC at our studio as a slow, piano ballad, at 90 bpm. The idea was to write something that felt melancholy and classic. After we laid down the original idea, he left and we started experimenting with it – treating it like a sample – totally chopping it up and flipping it. This is the same way we approach some of our earlier songs like “Dancing With The DJ” and “Make it Better” so it was cool to go back to that formula while making a sound that was new and fresh.”
‘Trouble’ is out on BigBeat/NeonGold and is the first single from their forthcoming EP ‘TESTIFY’, released on 3 February.
Expansive guitar sounds from Abroad, an Australian-born duo comprised of Will Cruger and Jack Dawson.
As their name suggests, the duo are currently based living away from home, in London, and their first EP, written and produced in the UK, documents this time away from the accustomed warm beaches of Australia.
Abroad have been releasing one track on the first day of each month until the end of 2016 to document their travels, each written with a heavy sense of reminiscence.
Smiley electronic duo, SunCity, share the ever so sunny track, ‘Wake Up.
For those of us stuck in the winter months, ‘Wake Up’ will do exactly what it says on the tin; “lifting you right back up to where you belong.” For those entering their summer months, well, keep on dancing!
Head to their SoundCloud page for a free download.
Sydney-based band, RÜFÜS, are back with a new video and a cool remix of ‘Be With You’
Considering RÜFÜS tour non stop, we were pretty lucky to tie them down for an interview. Unfortunately, we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the name difference in North America and the rest of the world…
Hi RÜFÜS, we are huge fans! For those of you who don’t know you yet, tell us a bit more about yourself and how you all got into music.
Calling the band RÜFÜS was a decision we made because we liked the way it sounded foreign to us, and also because it was quite symmetrical on paper, which we liked also. However, we didn’t think that most people would assume RÜFÜS is the name of the singer in the band. We’ve been trying to get people to realise we are a 3 piece live act for the past few years. They don’t get it even when they come to a show.
Why do you call yourselves RÜFÜS du Sol in North America, but RÜFÜS in the rest of the world?
Our attorney has advised that legal reasons is the appropriate answer.
Describe your sound in three words.
Never ending touring.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
So many places. They are different for each of us. We listen to a lot of contemporary music to get inspired. Recently, we’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead, Moderat, HAELOS, BobMoses, LeonVynehall etc. In the past it was Booka Shade in a massive way. They are the godfathers.
Friend Within has just released a remix of your track, ‘Be With You’. How did that come about?
We’ve wanted him to work on a remix for a while.
You are playing your biggest show to date in London in October. Tell UK fans why this will this be such a great show!
We’ve heard the venue is special. The first night sold out so we’ve announced another show, so we’re always in a very good mood when we get to do 2 shows back to back without driving, flying somewhere in between. It’s a real treat for us so we’ll make sure we are good to those who made it possible 😉
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Answered this one above. But, Anderson Paak and Blood Orange have really nailed it this year.
Don’t be fooled into thinking Deep Dark Blue come from anywhere other than Los Angeles.
This Californian duo create hypnotic electronica, and although their new track ‘Been Here Once Before’ is not a trigger-happy, dance floor filler, it has a familiarity that will appease both those who enjoy a chilled Sunday afternoon in the park, as well as the nighttime clubbers amongst us.
Building around a percussive (and slightly tropical) backbeat and methodically adding lush sonic textures, ‘Been Here Once Before’ gently unfolds into a euphoric track with soothing bass lines and heavenly guitar interludes, making us question whether we really have been here once before.
Sounds like: Hot Chip, Goldroom, The 2 Bears, Caribou, Holy Ghost!, Tame Impala, Miike Snow, Simian Mobile Disco, M83
Techniques is the project of Manchester-based multi-instrumentalist, James Mulholland.
Like with all good electronic producers, James started creating and recording music in his bedroom, laying down drums, bass lines, guitars, synths and vocals all using one microphone and ‘whatever else was lying around’.
He has since released music on Kitsuné Musicand electronic rumors.
Techniques is now set to share a fine slice of electro-pop, just in time for the summer.
‘Heinous Love’ is a juxtaposing slur of bittersweet vocals against floor-filling and driving synths. It has been produced by Mark Ralph (HotChip, Digitalism, Years& Years, Clean Bandit, HotNatured, Foxes).
Techniques is also crowdfunding a vinyl release. Click here for more info and to support.
The track is out tomorrow.
Sounds like: Hot Chip, Digitalism, Hot Natured, Holy Ghost!, Miami Horror, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs