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LOYAL – Moving As One



UK collective, LOYAL are living for the moment with their new single, ‘Moving As One’.

It sounds more like a live jamming session than a recorded release, further highlighting the meaning behind the song.

We love how the band candidly meander around each other, taking it in turns to showcase luring vocals and faithful harmonies, all building to a climax in a classic house style.

Having recently signed to IAMSOUND, expect more great things from LOYAL.

Sounds like: Jungle, Nimmo, Boxed In, Gryffin, Fairchild, Retro Culture, Angus Dawson, Foals

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T.O.L.D – Return Forever

T.O.L.D by Hassan Rahim

T.O.L.D by Hassan Rahim

T.O.L.D stands for ‘The Order of Life and Death’ and is the project of the British-born, Dan Smith.

His new track ‘Return Forever’ is gospel synth pop. From timid beginnings, the track has a surprisingly uplifting chorus, reminiscent of his last hit ‘Lucifer’s Eyes’.

Written with Jas from Simian Mobile Disco, T.O.L.D say “we spend a day in his studio in London fucking around with synths & drum machines, three years later this song emerged from a studio in Echo Park. A kind of Nietzchean dance song.”

‘Return Forever’ is released on IAMSOUND Records.

Sounds like: Hurts

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KLOE – Touch

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

Glaswegian KLOE has been making waves in Scotland and beyond.

Her latest track ‘Touch’ has been produced by Lewis Gardiner of Scottish band Prides, and emulates modern youth, providing an honest insight into KLOE and the teenage generation of today. It features KLOE’s signature whispered vocals lined up over bass-laden synths.

KLOE said, “I’m so excited to finally be releasing new music. Touch is the last piece of the puzzle to my little trilogy – which began last December with Grip. The track is about a guy who introduced me to a lot of vice and made me grow up a lot. This song marks the end of an era – and also the beginning of what’s to come.”

Watch her teenage dream inspired video below.

‘Touch’ has been released through Columbia / IAMSOUND / National Anthem.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Evvy, CAPPA, Chelsea Lankes, Kyla La Grange, Indiana, Leena Ojala, St. Vincent, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber

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BANKS – Waiting Game



Straight talking L.A. based BANKS claims influences from the likes of Fiona Apple, Lauryn Hill and Tracy Chapman, to name a few.

She is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter and has been particularly open towards her fans, stating on her Facebook page: “Hello world! I like making connections outside of a computer screen. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have never really been my thing. So my manager is going to run the Social Media stuff. If you ever want to talk call me – (323) 362-2658 – BANKS”.

She has seriously underestimated how many calls she is going to be expecting over these next few months.

The official video for ‘Waiting Game’ was released today and is taken from her forthcoming EP ‘London’, which will be released on 10 September 2013 on IAMSOUND.

There is no denying that the video showcases BANKS’s aesthetic beauty, but this is soon outcasted by her dulcet tone as a drowsy bass line mimics a beating heart. The grayscale shots by Francesco Corrizini set the scene as BANKS wanders the night streets, with a lover on tow.

Despite BANKS’s voice not being particularly indietronica of nature, the track was produced by the enigmatically superb SOHN, and follows on from ‘Warm Water‘, which was produced by one of our favourites,Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (aka TEED).

We’ve found something beautiful and ‘Waiting Game’ is going to be a hit.

BANKS is the main support for the Weeknd on his September-October US tour dates.

Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Jessie Ware, Phlo Finister, Lana Del Rey, SZA, Weeknd, SOHN

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Kate Boy – In Your Eyes

Kate Boy

Kate Boy

Kate Boy is Australian-born Kate Akhurst, Swedish Hampus Nordgren Hemlin, Markus Dextegen, and Oskar Sikow Engström, but they’d like to be seen more as ‘this androgynous person, almost like a character’.

Synthy slow burner (but still luxurious in sound), ‘In Your Eyes’ is taken from Kate Boy’s ‘Northern Lights’ EP, which was out on 22 January 2013 via IAMSOUND (Salem, Banks, Charli XCX).

Watch the uber cool video below:

Or have a listen on Soundcloud:

Sounds like: Niki & The Dove, Death Rattle, I BREAK HORSES, MSMR, Soft as Snow, The Knife, Banks, Chvrches, Grimes, Say Lou Lou

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