Forester is an electronic-pop duo from Los Angeles, consisting of Xander Carlson and David Parris.
With tens of millions of streams already under their belt and a deal with Kygo’s Palm Tree Records, they’ve just returned with ‘The Flood’, a sun-kissed chill-pop jam full of summery vibes, tropical sounds and some irresistible indie textures.
Speaking about it, they said: “The Flood is about the importance of leaning on the people you trust in an overwhelming world.”
Hamburg based producer duo Moonbootica has just came back with their third offer of the year. A potent electro pop piece titled ‘Say The Word‘ which sees the presence of singer Andie Nora.
Her hypnotic vocals gently float above a cinematic production. It’s a very powerful song, made of big sounds, instant melodies and a massive dose of elegant textures.
Andie Nora says: “‘Say the Word’ is about holding back words, when you’re waiting for the other person to communicate how they feel. By the end of the song though, “say the word if you want nothing at all” is my way of saying: if you don’t appreciate my love- then let me go.”
While the two add about the accompanying official video: “Like everybody right now we are yearning to return to our normal & beloved lives, craving for loud music, clubs and dancing – but there is still no real sign of that happening anytime soon. At a certain point we decided to see the covid19 pandemic as a chance. A chance to focus on music that tells a slightly different story – not the club music narrative you might expect …’Say the Word’ tells a more differentiated story of life and love. As we are deeply connected with our home town of Hamburg, we want to show you a less common perspective of this city. Working with the “Hood of Saints” crew is a perfect match: they too stand 100% for Hamburg as it really is.”
Fresh on the London scene is alt-soul singer Chløë Black. Originally from Australia though raised in Los Angeles and Paris, she calls her style nostalgic dark pop as Goth ‘n’ Soul .
Seemingly emerging from nowhere, Chløë has found her debut single ’27 Club’ receive buzzing underground support from the online blogging community, after uploaded the track to SoundCloud. With vocal stylings not too dissimilar to Lana Del Rey, the solemn, poignant synth arrangement of Banks, and the cross-subcultural edginess of Amy Winehouse, Chløë is certainly gathering an eager following with her uber-cool audio-visual aesthetic, which takes a goth semblance.
The song itself is an ode to the musical greats who died at the age of 27; the members of the 27 Club – Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison.
Living Indie has launched a contest for unsigned and up-and-coming indie and electronica music acts from across the UK.
The contest will invite bands and singers to generate support for their entries on social media, with the six finalists playing a live-streamed show on 7 September at London’s world-famous 100 Club. The winners will then get to play two sets at Monkey Week, Spain’s No 1 music industry festival, held in October in the beautiful coastal town of Puerto de Santa Maria.
From today, UK-based singers or bands can submit their entries of original material via Living Indie’s portal here. The artists will then have two weeks to build up the most votes using the hashtags #Living[plus band name] and #LivingIndie. The voting for the ultimate winner will take place entirely online, using footage from the final.
The final will be streamed live on Indietronica.org from one of London’s most iconic live music venues, the finalists will gain invaluable exposure along with a free, high-definition recording of them playing live. The winners will be playing in front of music-industry figures from across Europe, amid some of Spain’s most picturesque coastal surroundings.
Dream-pop indietronica duo GEMS, from Washington, D.C. have made this new, emotive broodin track ‘Scars’, full of pulsating crunching synths, along with thick basslines and glorious, soaring vocal melodies.
A journey through love and hurt, ‘Scars’, is an addition to their MedusaEP which came out late last year on Never Age Records, available to buy here.
Sky Ferreira needs no introduction… her latest music video for new single ‘I Blame Myself’ has attracted a lot of attention with people claiming it’s controversial, but quite honestly, this is a really great pop song, full of the trademark raw emotion and angst from Sky.
Although not brand new, ‘Take Me’ is due to receive its official release with Columbia Records on April 14th. The tropical anthem from aussie indietronica artists RÜFÜS is an uplifting, feel-good tune, blending romantic electronic pop with Balearic-style house.
‘Take Me’ is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘ATLAS’, out April 28th. ‘Atlas’ is available to order here via Australia, where it has already been released and subsequently reached number 1. The video is a clever montage of model landscapes and tribal outfits.
Currently playing a bunch of shows at SXSW, RÜFÜS have now announced they will be supporting Cut Copy on a bunch of UK dates, and have also just released this gem – a cover of Foals ‘My Number’ and Booka Shade ‘Charlotte’, which is, quite simply, awesome.
Adoring dark clothing, you’d be fooled into thinking The Jezabels are an impure and gloomy band. They are not.
The Australian fourpiece may have taken more of an electronic approach with their second album, ‘The Brink’, but they still class themselves as ‘intensindie’.
‘Look of the Love’ is a heartfelt and emotional track, taken from the ‘Uptown Girl”s perspective. The track was recorded in London with producer Dan Grech-Marguerat.
Indietronica watched them perform last night and they were far from the cries of gothic urbania. With bright dressing room styled lights and a pink and blue lazered backdrop, it was as if the band had emerged straight from the boot of from Ryan Gosling’s car in Drive and landed on stage.
The Jacob Harper-directed video for ‘The Look of Love’ can be watched below: