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Exclusive: CHAPPO – EPISODE V: The Electric Interdimensional Origami Acid Trip

CHAPPO

CHAPPO

We don’t usually condone acid trips, but we had to give this one a go in an Indietronica exclusive. It’s ‘EPISODE V: The Electric Interdimensional Origami Acid Trip’ of CHAPPO‘s stop animation series called The Singularity, in which Rene Cogito journeys to the blackhole in a bid to save mankind. The whole series has been created by CHAPPO’s frontman, Alex Chappo.

In this episode the Commander tries to console Rene by telling him a story about a 2D creature who can only see “left” and “right” but has no concept of “up” or “down.”

If you don’t much about CHAPPO, they are a quirky indie band from NYC, and there is a great story behind the band’s releases, past and present, and all of which centre around the main character, Rene Cogito.

Like Rene, the band seems to have recently travelled back from a distant black hole, bringing with them a kaleidoscope of new and mesmerising sounds.

Their latest single release is ‘Mad Magic’, and it is written about a trip into the transparency of time as darkness surrounds Rene’s field of vision.

This is a psychedelic band, through and through.

Watch previous episodes and find out more about ‘The Singularity’ by heading over to CHAPPO’s awesome site.

‘Mad Magic’ is the second single released from their second album ‘Future Former Self’, which is due out now via Caroline International and available to purchase on iTunes or their digital store.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, Big Data, Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, The Rolling Stones

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CHAPPO – Hang On

CHAPPO

CHAPPO

We are not sure why, but it has taken NYC psychedelic, indie boys CHAPPO quite some time to get themselves over to the UK. Perhaps because they love touring so much.

Anyway, their latest single ‘Hang On’ was released in the US some time a go, and it’s due for release in the UK on 23 November via Caroline International.

We love frontman Alex Chappo’s deep vocals set against a subtly epic chorus. This is definitely a slow burner, but one that is worth listening to a few times to appreciate its validity as a cracking indie tune.

The video follows a crashed space traveller from another time (played by Alex Chappo) who spends his last hours wandering New York City among its millions of inhabitants. Stranded and mystified, he feels the magnitude of loneliness and awe as he searches for a place to expire.

It’s the first release from their forthcoming second album ‘Future Former Self’, which is due out on 22 January 2016, and will coincide with a UK tour.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, Big Data, Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, The Rolling Stones

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KYIKI – Black Light

KYIKI

KYIKI

Following a summer writing and recording in Los Angeles and Stockholm with some of the most hyped producers, including Yung Gud (Sad Boys) and Alex Da Kid (Dr Dre, Eminem and Imagine Dragons), the Crystal Fighters‘s singer, KYIKI is back with the illuminating ‘Black Light’.

The track has been produced by Stint.

Sounds like: Dimond Saints, Lykke Li, Broods, Ballet School, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Tove Lo, ASTR, Blood Orange, The Knife

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NONONO- Hungry Eyes

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Swedish trio NONONO have been swiftly getting noticed around the world, making melodic tuneful electro-pop, which has even been picked up by major TV adverts.

The latest release is ‘Hungry Eyes’, a track from their upcoming debut studio album, ‘We Are Only What We Feel’. ‘Hungry Eyes’ is a stark, marching progressive song, with a hint of sadness and yearning…

You may have come across NONONO before with their anthemic whistle-laden catchy jam ‘Pumpin Blood’.

Sounds like; Chvrches, Sleigh Bells, Imagine Dragons, Fenech-Soler
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