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YELLE – Interpassion

YELLE

YELLE write fun music, and we can’t get enough of their quirky new lyric video for ‘Interpassion’.

The song was written following YELLE’s “Complètement Fou” tour, as a love letter to their fans, about the sincerity felt in each venue. A massive contrast to the global issues seen daily in our media.

Sounds like: Jean-Michel Jarre, Madeon, Is Tropical

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Kyiki – One

Kyiki

Kyiki

Eleanor Fletcher is a vocalist with Crystal Fighters. She is now releasing material under her new solo side project, KYIKI, whilst the Fighters commence recording of their third album.

The name was inspired from Fletcher’s love of things Hawaiian and represents the exoticism and lush, verdant nature of her sound.

In her track ‘One’, KYIKI combines haunting vocals with self-produced dark synths and expansive basslines.

Watch the video below or click on KYIKI’s soundcloud for a free download of ‘One’.

This is a world away from her Crystal Fighters material, but we love it!

Sounds like: Lykke Li, Broods, Ballet School, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Tove Lo, Is Tropical, Blood Orange, The Knife

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Crystal Fighters – Love Alight

Crystal Fighters

Crystal Fighters

Time for some more summery and tropical tunes! This time from Crystal Fighters.

Having premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World, the upbeat ‘Love Alight’ has the Crystal Fighters Spanish-inspired stamp all over it.

As with all Crystal Fighers’ tracks, it’s a shame it has to end.

‘Love Alight’ is released on 4 August via Zirkulo/PIAS and can be ordered on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Is Tropical, The Foals, Crystal Castles, Rudimental, The Naked and Famous

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Reading & Leeds Festival Our Guide – Indietronica Artists

So you’re heading to the festival which was born and raised a rock festival but which seems to be getting more and more indie and pop headliners? That’s OK, cause turns out that there’s some pretty cool synth-driven indie acts playing, both bigwigs and new artists. And if you’re into that kinda thing and aren’t too sure about who to watch, don’t worry! Here’s our guide as to all the indietronica artists playing over the weekend. Hot tips are starred (*) and listen to the whole playlist below.

Phoenix – Indietronica heavyweights and french electro-indie at its finest, their recent album ‘Bankrupt!’ has been played many times at the Indietronica office. ‘Trying to be Cool’ is not only an awesome song, but it has an awesome video to go with it. Watch it here.

MS MR* – This US duo make fun quirky pop and videos about dysfunctional American traditions to accompany it. Read our review of ‘Hurricane’ here.

Thumpers* – These London newbies make cool alt-pop indie and ‘Unkinder (A Tougher Love)’  is an absolute tune.

Foals – Oxford five-piece play one of the best live sets of any current artist, persistently selling out, so if you get a chance to go see them, do. They’ve just had an album out; ‘Holy Fire’

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