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Prinze George – Freeze

Prinze George

Prinze George

Taking a year out to work on their creativity, tight-knit trio, Prinze George, are back with the brilliant ‘Freeze’.

Vocalist, Naomi Almquist, has taken a slight turn in the direction of Stevie Nicks on this one, but Kenny Grimm on production/instrumental, and Isabelle De Leon on drums, keep us reminded of the dazzling Prinze George sound that we love here at Indietronica.

It’s the first song taken from their upcoming album, ‘Illiterate Synth Pop’, recorded with Evan Bakke (Prince, Fraea, Soul Asylum).

Sounds like: Stevie Nicks, Birdy, Foxes, Kid Astray, MS MR, Indiana, X Priest X, Years & Years, Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Pistol Shrimp, Little Boots

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Paris Carney – Send A Prayer

Paris Carney

Paris Carney

Los Angeles-based Paris Carney is sending a prayer out to all of those suffering.

The track was written following her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis in early last year, as well Carney’s consideration of how fragile the state of the world currently is.

As with all of Carney’s music, ‘Send A Prayer’ conveys a notable passion through her use of heartfelt lyrics and vocal tone that continues to invite us to join Carney amongst her closest thoughts and feelings.

Proceeds from the single sale will be donated to the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Purchase on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Indiana, Banks, Say Lou Lou, Mausi, REMMI, Evvy

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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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P’ARIS – Focus

P'ARIS

P’ARIS

Emo-synth duo, P’ARIS releases their new track ‘Focus’.

It has Willa singing the lead, and features additional production from Ekali. ‘Focus’ is about two people experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, all the time trying to focus about making sure the relationship doesn’t suffer while each person is processing the loss in their own way.

Head over to the Soundcloud for a free download of ‘Focus’.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, Kyla La Grange, Prinze George, Kid Astray, MS MR, Indiana, X Priest X, Years & Years, Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Pistol Shrimp

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Kyla La Grange – So Sweet

Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange

The lovely Kyla La Grange is back, following the release of the enslaving ‘Cut Your Teeth‘, which was later remixed by tropical house DJ of the moment, Kygo.

Less of a goth princess this time, and more of an 80’s electro star, ‘So Sweet’ is a sugary pop treat. It has a backdrop of minimalistic synth beats, but it is Kyla’s vocals that really take the lead.

“I wrote So Sweet in my kitchen when I was feeling really happy and in love” explains Kyla, continuing “I started out with this arpeggiated jerky tuba type sound that I really liked but then wanted the choruses to feel a bit more cinematic with the dreamy guitars and harmonies, so there is kind of a weird contrast between the verses and the choruses, but I like it.”

If you’re wondering why the song feels different from Kyla’s previous material, she says “I guess 150bpm is pretty fast for a four to the floor track but I think it’s because I felt kind of buzzy when I was writing it. I never really wrote a love song before, at least not one that wasn’t sad.”

It is one of a collection of singles remixed by Jakwob.

Kyla will play Oval Space in London on 19 November; her biggest headline gig to date.

Sounds like: Little Boots, Robyn, Alison Moyet, Oh Land, MØ, Lana Del Ray, Grimes, Indiana, MS MR, Jakwob

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Interview with Emily Vaughn & Better Off

Emily Vaughn by Shannon Bray

Emily Vaughn by Shannon Bray

Riding the wave of young indietronica talent from the US is Emily Vaughn, an electro princess from Florida.

Her new track ‘Better Off’ is about finding new beginnings in broken down, past relationships. We caught up with Emily to find out a bit more about her and the new track.

How and why did you start making music?

Something that’s been consistent since before I can even remember, is the writing and singing of melodies. Music made sense to me before anything else did, so I took what I knew and ran with it. I grew up in an artistic family who encouraged every musical move I’ve ever made. This is just what I do. It’s been an incredible journey of growth-in my self, my image, and now with the music industry. I’m extremely grateful to be experiencing such positive feedback as I share my passion with the world.

Describe your sound in three words.

Colorful. Transparent. Edgy.

Your new track ‘Better Off’ is about being happier without a relationship full of negativity. Would you say that your time spent in Florida has made you look on the brighter side of things?

It’s possible that the constant Florida sunshine might deserve some recognition for my positivity. However, I don’t think it’s had any significant impact on the way I handle situations. I always try to find the light in everything. Which is why Better Off is less about the boo-hoo moment of an ending relationship, and more about what’s to come now that there’s freedom in and around yourself.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I can’t get enough of all of the strong female pop artists taking the music industry by storm such as Betty Who, Banks, Haim, Robyn, and Taylor Swift. I pull influence from their music, obviously, but almost more importantly, I highly respect and try to mirror the way they carry themselves and display their image/character.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

This is a bit of a tough question to answer considering that my music taste varies from top 40 pop, to 90’s R&B and everywhere in between. However, I’ve been so obsessed with newer R&B artists like “Gallant” and if I’m honest, I’ve been binging on The Weeknd on repeat for the past few weeks.

Listen to ‘Better Off’ below.

Sounds like: Robyn, Evvy, Noosa, Indiana, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Betty Who, Banks, Haim, Taylor Swift, July Child, Monogem

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Evvy – Tidal Wave

Evvy

Evvy

We’ve had our indietronica eyes on New York-based Evvy since the release of ‘Collide’, which was produced by Mickey Valen.

EVVY’s new single ‘Tidal Wave’ has met our expectations. The track still has Evvy’s distinctive vocals, but the production has taken a glimmering tropical turn, and it’s hella catchy.

We strongly believe this is the track that will sky rocket Evvy to pop stardom.

Sounds like: Foxes, Jax Jones, Noosa, Ayer, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Blonde

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Emily Vaughn – Hollow

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

It’s hard to believe Emily Vaughn only has 70 followers on Soundcloud, so we are here to bring the sound of the Florida electro princess to your ears.

Echoey harmonies with excellent production, listen to the stunning debut track ‘Hollow’ below:

Sounds like: Evvy, Noosa, Indiana, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange

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Prinze George – Upswing

Prinze George

Prinze George

Remember when we told you Years & Years were going to be huge? Well, this time around it’s Prinze George who we have our eager eyes on.

In the last 12 months, they have grown from strength to strength and now the trio returns with an new track called ‘Upswing’.

Despite running on a tropical beat and being full of synths, Naomi Almquist’s dark echoey vocals sing of disconsolation. It’s a seriously catchy number.

Prinze George’s five-track EP is set for release in March and they are set to play SXSW 2015.

Sounds like: Kid Astray, MS MR, Indiana, X Priest X, Years & Years, Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Pistol Shrimp

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Indiana – Only The Lonely

Indiana - Only The Lonely

Indiana – Only The Lonely

We love Indiana‘s music videos and the new one for ‘Only The Lonely’ is no exception.

Expanding on the water/pool theme of the artwork from her new album, the De La Muerte-directed video follows Indiana swimming around a pool covered in glitter.

‘Only The Lonely’ is the latest single from Indiana’s forthcoming debut album ‘No Romeo’ that is released on 26 January 2015 via Epic. The single has a release date of 19 January 2015.

Sounds like: Banks, Little Boots, Robyn, La Roux, Goldfrapp, Kyla La Grange

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