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X&Y – Rocket Science



X&Y is Ben (21, keyboard and vocals), Ash (22, guitar) and Rhys (21, drums) from London, Brighton and Wales (in no particular order).

The trio has been busy in the studio with music royalty; Toby Gad (Beyonce, John Legend, Madonna), Josh Record, Johnny Coffer (Emeli Sande, Gorgon City), Nexus (Lana Del Rey, Hurts), and Until The Ribbon Breaks.

New track ‘Rocket Science’ is a type of pop the radio stations and TV channels have been missing of late. Real, ballad-infused, indie pop.

Have a listen.

Sounds like: Temple Trap, Tove Lo, Cloud Fighter, Emeli Sande, Elle Eyre, Hurts, Until The Ribbon Breaks, John Legend, Josh Record, James Bay

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Glades – Falling Away

GLADES - Falling Away

GLADES – Falling Away

GLADES is an indiepop trio from Sydney comprising of Karina, Joseph, and Cam.

They describe their sound as a combination of organic electronica with a pop melodic sensibility.

Keep an eye out for these guys. They are bubbling at the surface of something big.

Sounds like: Oh Wonder, Evvy, Broods, Noosa, Astronomyy, IYES

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Day Wave – Nothing At All

Day Wave

Day Wave

Day Wave is the one-man recording project of 25-year-old Oakland based Jackson Phillips and one half of synth-pop duo Carousel.

The catchy indie pop debut track ‘Nothing At All’ is a confident undertaking from Phillips, who has yet to play a live show. Dreamy-lo-fi instrumentation and an upbeat arrangement decorated in contrasting self deprecating lyrics.

This will be first track taken from Phillips’s debut EP, set for release early next year.

Sounds like: Washed Out, Jagwar Ma, Night Drive, Carousel, Caribou, ROOSEVELT, Yellerkin

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Fickle Friends – For You

Fickle Friends - For You

Fickle Friends – For You

Now for another great pop band from Brighton.

The latest talent out of the city is Fickle Friends and their latest single ‘For You’; a sexy riff-driven indie pop track.

Signed to Ghost Beach‘s newly imprinted Crazy Heart Records, Fickle Friends joins the very best in electro-pop, including Brooklyn’s PROM.

The single was released yesterday and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Harts, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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Prinze George – Don’t Speak To Me

Prinze George - Don't Speak To Me

Prinze George – Don’t Speak To Me

The Brooklyn band is back. This time Prinze George treats us with one of their strongest tracks yet.

‘Don’t Speak To Me’ is a type of electronic acoustic we have not really heard much of before and we love the combination.

Sounds like: Kyla la Grange, Banks, MS MR, Indiana, X Priest X

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LANY – Made In Hollywood

Lany - Made in Hollywood

Lany – Made in Hollywood

LANY is a synth pop band from Nashville.

Following on from the release of the ‘Acronyms EP’ and the success of their last track, ‘ILYSB’ being number one on Hype Machine, is the just-as-catchy ‘Made in Hollywood’.

Similar to previous tracks, the lyrics for ‘Made in Hollywood’ are what dream-ridden 80’s American films are made of. This is hazy indie pop at its best.

‘Made in Hollywood’ was self released on 2 September 2014 and can be purchased on iTunes here.

We’ve also included the cheeky Ferdinand Weber remix of ‘ILYSB’ below.

Sounds like: Crozet, Pistol Shrimp, Brotherun, Goldroom, Scavenger Hunt, Still Corners, Paperwhite, Pawws, Sykes, Washed Out, New Navy, X Priest X, Roosevelt

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Sir Sly – You Haunt Me

Sir Sly - You Haunt Me

Sir Sly – You Haunt Me

From the first listen to ‘Ghost’, we have been obsessed with Los Angeles trio, Sir Sly.

We are super excited to announce that ‘You Haunt Me’ is the first single to be released from the upcoming debut album with the same title.

The video is crisp and simple, like the basis of the track which is about recovering from a lost love. Despite its poppy sound, the lyrics are understandably melancholic. A true indie love song.

The album will be released via Cherrytree / Interscope Records on 16 September. If you pre-order on iTunes now, you will instantly receive 5 free tracks.

Sounds like: Wolf Gang, Pistol Shrimp, All We Are, Brotherun, Gypsy & The Cat, Jagwar Ma, St. Lucia, The 1975

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Fantastic Fantastic – Never Enough

Fantastic Fantastic

Fantastic Fantastic

Fantastic Fantastic is UK duo Micke and Kris.

Going against the current, more upbeat grain is a globally tinged summer pop sound from a duo with the ability to glide seamlessly over decades and borders, song by song.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Olympics Ayres

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Sykes – Gold Dust



South London three-piece SYKES make alternative pop that blends upbeat guitar music with infectious pop melodies and soft female vocals.

The band was originally formed back in 2007 by Julia and Kristian. In 2010, SYKES was complete with Will on drums and Dre on keyboards.

‘Gold Dust’ is their newest track. Finished with soaring vocals and twinkling synths, this is indie pop at its best.

‘Gold Dust’ is available to pre-order from iTunes and is self-released on 14 July.

SYKES play the following live dates in 2014:
12-15 June: Isle Of White
10 July: The Bedford, London (Single Launch Show)
7-10 August: Boomtown Fair
23-24 August: Victorious Festival

Sounds like: Haim, Lights, Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Claire, Lorde, Fleetwood Mac

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New Navy – Heaven

New Navy

New Navy

Indietronica are big fans of Australian indie group New Navy.

They have finally released some new material and we are excited to share it with you now!

New track ‘Heaven’ was written at a lakeside cottage on the South Coast of New South Wales and showcases singer O’Loughlin’s smooth tones.

The track still has snippets of the band’s favourite tropical synths and dreamy riffs, but it is more than usually mellow.

The effortlessly romantic video follows a couple in a roller disco dream.

‘Heaven’ is the first single taken from the upcoming EP. Purchase the single on iTunes via themusicconnection.

Whilst we have your attention, you may as well listen to ‘Zimbabwe’ because its a killer track.

Sounds like: The Foals, The Whitest Boy Alive, Phoenix, Cold War Kids, The Klaxons, The Editors, I Know Leopard

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