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GIUNGLA – Sand

GIUNGLA

GIUNGLA

Meet Giungla; an Italian-born singer-songwriter based in Bologna. Her name means ‘jungle’ in Italian.

Expansive guitar riffs and earthy vocals, her current release, ‘Sand’, evokes a sun-drenched audioscape that sounds wistful at times. The song starts out soft and almost hesitant as it slowly builds into a crescendo of echoing “never real” over and over again, fondly reminiscent of days gone by.

Sounds like: Wolf Alice, Be Forest, All Saints, Lilies on Mars

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Hidden Hind – Nymphs

Hidden Hind

Hidden Hind

Meet dreamy alt-pop five-piece, Hidden Hind from Brescia, Italy.

They make music that typically fits into the “shoegaze” category, but Hidden Hind have a little bit of an edge courtesy of lead female vocalist, Alessandra Testoni.

Have a listen below.

Their EP is out now via Sherpa Records and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: Be Forest, 4AD, HAERTS, Day Wave, Warpaint, Garbage

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Diverting Duo – Here & Elsewhere

Diverting Duo

Diverting Duo

Diverting Duo is an ethereal wave/dream pop twosome from Sardinia.

Influenced by the 80’s and 90’s dark wave/shoe gaze bands, but also by the new synth pop and minimal electronic music scene, Diverting Duo’s music is warm and gentle.

The video for their new single, ‘Here & Elsewhere’ has been directed by Diverting Duo/Tiny Speaker.

It is taken from their ‘Desire’ album, which is out now via Etch Wear (Norway) and DeAmbula Records (Italy).

Sounds like: Lilies on Mars, Haerts

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NIAGARA – VanillaCola

NIAGARA

NIAGARA

Niagara is the collaborative project of Turin-based artists/producers David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino.

The experimental duo is always one step ahead with their shifting electronic sounds, and always maintain a concept behind their music.

Their quirky track ‘VanillaCola’ considers how technology can work in harmony with nature.

‘VanillaCola’ will be released by Monotreme Records on 31 July.

Sounds like: Foals, Evvol, Phoenix, Jagwar Ma, The Chemical Brothers

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Francesca Belmonte – Are You

Francesca Belmonte

Francesca Belmonte

You may recognise the vocals of Francesca Belmonte, who has appeared on Tricky‘s ‘False Idols’ and ‘Adrian Thaws’ albums and is subsequently signed to his own False Idols imprint.

The British/Italian has released the video for ‘Are You’. It is freakish R&B with a trip-hop beat, soulful vocals, and a video to match.

Pre-order the album on iTunes here.

Sounds like: James Blake, Salt Ashes, CHLØË BLACK, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN

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Lyves – Shelter

Lyves - Shelter

Lyves – Shelter

Lyves is the project of North London based singer / songwriter / producer Francesca Bergami; a young artist of Italian and Australian heritage, who grew up in Portugal, before moving to London to study Psychology.

Following on from last year’s well-received ‘Visions’ is the atmospheric ‘Shelter’. The track is so emotive and powerful that it should be listened to in the pouring rain. If you were in doubt of the talent of Bergami’s vocals, then don’t be any longer, as ‘Shelter’ is a stroke of soulful genius.

Lyves will release her debut EP in the Spring, which will be accompanied by her first ever headline show in London.

Sounds like: Years & Years, London Grammar, James Blake, SOHN, The Weeknd, Banks, Jamie XX, Jesse Ware, Shura, Seal, Boards of Canada

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Be Forest – Colours

Be Forest

Be Forest

Be Forest are a band from Pescaro, Italy. Originally starting as a trio, Be Forest consists of guitarist Nicola Lampredi, Erica Terenzi on drums and vocals, and Costanza Delle Rose on bass and vocals.

The band released their debut album ‘Cold’ in 2011 and instantly created an energetic and new musical stir, namely the ‘Pescaro-scene’.

As the band describe; “Pesaro is not a city for young people, there are less and less venues to play at, especially during the winter. Perhaps this lack is exactly what motivates kids to embrace music so passionately”.

Fast forward 2 years, add fourth member Lorenzo Badioli on electronic duties and listen to the track ‘Colours’. The track takes you through a hypnotic ethereal journey with a deep and steady beat, and tremolo guitar riffs.

‘Colours’ has been taken from Be Forest’s more uplifting sophomore album, ‘Earthbeat’, which will be released on 4 February 2014 on WE WERE NEVER BEiNG BORING. The album can be pre-ordered here.

Sounds like: Mike Snow, 4AD, HAERTS, The xx

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