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Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer

Joe Goddard by Marc Sethi

Joe Goddard by Marc Sethi

Continuing to pave the way for UK producers, Joe Goddard of Hot Chip/The 2 Bears shares ‘Music Is The Answer’, featuring the vocal talents of Jess Mills.

The video for the song is directed by Shynola creative collective. Director Richard Kenworthy says,

“The message of this track really resonated with us coming off the back of what for most people was a dispiriting year. We’d recently been reading about the AWOL Hitomi satellite, and also the incredible Pinchas Gutter hologram and that lead to imagine a story about a satellite lost in the vastness of space, broadcasting a recorded message of hope.”

‘Music Is The Answer’ is taken from ‘Electric Lines’, Joe’s debut solo album out 21 April via Greco-Roman/Domino Records. Pre order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Roosevelt, Hot Chip, The xx, Four Tet, Caribou, Jamie XX

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ELKKA – Try

ELKKA

ELKKA

Big up upcoming producer/singer/songwriter/DJ, ELKKA and her new video for ‘Try’.

Combining elements of pop, garage, and electronica with what sounds like samples of the Street Fighter game, the video is equally as complex. It has been directed by Adrian Ardelean and is the first in a trilogy where each EP will be accompanied by an intimate video.

‘Try’, co-produced with Pop Morrison, has been taken from ELKKA’s debut EP, ‘Her’, out now.

“This series of EPs are a lyrical documentary about a pivotal moment in my life. The series follows my experiences of meeting the first girl I ever dated. HER. It was completely intoxicating and for a brief moment it felt like it could have been more than just lust but of course, the drama and chaos she brought came later which you will hear all about in second and third part of the series – THEM and US.’’

Sounds like: Clean Bandit, The xx, Hot Chip, Crystal Fighters, Jamie xx

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MOTSA – Petrichor feat. Sophie Lindinger

MOTSA

MOTSA

Time for some left field electronica from MOTSA, with fresh new track ‘Petrichor’.

It features some seriously splendid piano chords and the ethereal vocals of Sophie Lindinger.

Watch the cinematic visual accompaniment below, which accurately captures the meaning behind the word, ‘Petrichor’. It has been directed by Martyna Trepczyk and Nicola von Leffern.

Sounds like: Moderat, Four Tet, Caribou, Jamie XX, Maribou State, Bonobo

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Jack Garratt – Far Cry (Feat. Little Simz)

Jack Garratt & Little Simz

Jack Garratt & Little Simz

The effortless Jack Garratt returns to our stereos with the fresh new track, ‘Far Cry’, featuring Little Simz.

It’s taken from the incredible ‘Phase’ album, available now via Island Records, on iTunes now.

Now based in Chicago, Garratt will be back in the UK in November.

Tour Dates

5th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
11th November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12th November – Guild of Students, Liverpool
13th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield
15th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
16th November – Rock City, Nottingham
18th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln
19th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
20th November – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd November – Eventim Apollo, London
24th November – Eventim Apollo, London
26th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
27th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28th November – The Dome, Brighton

Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young

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HONNE – Good Together

Honne

Honne

Sweet electronic duo, HONNE, return with the gospel tinged ‘Good Together’.

Another song about true feelings and desires, ‘Good Together’ is about that honeymoon-period in a new relationship.

Let’s hope the relationship with HONNE continues for many, many years more.

‘Good Together’ is taken from their forthcoming, much-anticipated debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, released 22 July via Atlantic Records.

Tour Dates

July 14 | Dour | Dour Festival
July 15 | Southwold | Latitude Festival
July 17 | London | Citadel Frstival
July 23 | Amsterdam | 22fest
July 30 | Los Angeles | El Rey Theatre
July 31 | San Diego | The Casbah
August 2 | Denver | Larimer Lounge
August 4 | Kansas | The Riot Room
August 5 | Minneapolis | Triple Rock Social Club
August 8 | Chicago | Lincoln Hall
August 9 | Columbus | The Basement
August 10 | Toronto | Mod Club Theatre
August 11 | Montreal | La Sala Rossa
August 13 | Philadelphia | Union Transfer
August 14 | Washington | 9:30 Club
August 15 | New York | Webster Hall
August 18 | Austria | FM4 Frequency Festival
August 19 | Hamburg | MS Dockville Festival
August 20 | Lichterfeld | Artlake Festival
September 2 | Poland | Soundrive Festival
September 29 | Dortmund | 3. Way Back When Festival
October 1 | Austin TX | Austin City Limits
October 3 | Atlanta | aisle 5
October 4 | Carborro | Cat’s Cradle (back room)
October 5 | Brooklyn | Warsaw
October 7 | Boston | Paradise
October 14 | Los Angeles | Fonda Theatre
October 15 | San Francisco | Treasure Island
October 17 | Seattle | The Crocodile
October 18 | Vancouver | Biltmore Cabaret
October 19 | Portland | Wonder Ballroom
October 23 | Bristol | Trinity Centre
October 25 | Glasgow | King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
October 26 | Manchester | Manchester Gorilla
October 27 | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club
October 28 | London | Roundhouse
October 30 | Brighton | The Haunt
October 31 | Nottingham | Rescue Rooms
November 1 | Birmingham | 02 Institute Birmingham.

Sounds like: Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Maccabees,, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Alpines – Completely

Alpines by Cyrus Mahboubian

Alpines by Cyrus Mahboubian

London electronic duo, Alpines, are back with the sultry video for ‘Completely’.

Continuing to bleed creativity, Alpines have managed to toe the delicate balance between commercial melodic sensibilities on the one hand (with big, bold and relatable vocals), and cerebral leftfield sounds on the other.

Watch below.

Sounds like: Jamie xx, Kiesza, Jessie Ware, Clare Maguire, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, London Grammar, Disclosure, ASTR, Ballet School, SOHN, Banks, Shura, The Maccabees

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Honne & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You

Izzy Bizu

Izzy Bizu

Gentlemen duo, HONNE, have teamed up with fellow UK artist, 22 year old, Izzy Bizu.

They met over Twitter, and decided to write ‘Someone That Loves You’, a simmering cut of electro soul.

Izzy says of the song, “it’s a song all about how we want what we can’t have and how the grass is always greener”. Driven by the rich, affecting mix of male/female vocals, ‘Someone That Loves You’ is likewise described by HONNE as a song “fundamentally about forbidden love, but from both sides of the story.”

Izzy Bizu’s debut album ‘A Moment of Madness’ is now set for release on 22 July.

Catch Izzy headlining

Wednesday 25 May Bi Nuu Berlin
Tuesday 14 June Bitterzoet Amsterdam
Wednesday 15 June Cafe De La Dance Paris
Thursday 16 June Koko London

Or at a Festivals

Friday 20 May The Great Escape Festival Brighton, UK
Thursday 26 May Women Of The World Festival London, UK
Saturday 11 June Parklife Festival Manchester, UK
Sunday 6 June Wildlife Festival West Sussex, UK
Saturday 25 June Glastonbury Festival Somerset, UK
Friday 15 July Lovebox Festival London, UK
Saturday 16 July Longitude Festival Dublin, Ireland
Saturday 9 September Bestival Isle Of Wight, UK

Sounds like: Carmody, Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Macabees, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Lyves – Darkest Hour

Lyves - Darkest Hour

Lyves – Darkest Hour

After a brief hiatus of nearly a year, the enigmatic Londoner, Lyves (aka Francesca Bergami), returns with her latest release, ‘Darkest Hour’.

Francesca left her job in mental health, and retreated herself to an attic in her family’s hometown in Italy to focus on her writing and the development of her production.

The result is an impending track, ‘Darkest Hour’, which was co-produced with Crada.

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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Honne – Gone Are The Days

Honne

Honne

London-based duo HONNE have unveiled new single ‘Gone Are The Days’.

Upbeat and sweet electronica, new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ was designed for those who can do better; encouraging someone “to move on and find someone who will appreciate you.”

This will form part of an extended EP (originally planned for a Japanese-only release) and available on 22 January 2016 via Tatemae Recordings / Atlantic Records. Pre-order the EP on iTunes now.

Tickets for their show at Electric Brixton on 3 March 2016 are on sale now!

Sounds like: Boxed In, MOTHXR, Harts, The Maccabees,, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Tradiio Exclusive: Interview with Amethysts

Amethysts

Amethysts

Amethysts are a female/male duo from Suffolk, UK. We had a little chat with them about music, living in the countryside and BBC Introducing.

Why did you start making music?

Simon: I had very musical parents, they’ve been playing all their life, so I think if I didn’t get into music they’d both be pretty demoralised. I started gigging when I was 11/12 in a few pubs (I didn’t get served unfortunately) and have been in bands ever since.

I remember the first time I heard Clarice sing when we were still at school and being blown away. Since then we’ve performed in a few bands together but Amethysts is the first project where we’ve written together and performed as a duo.

You live in Suffolk, the home of Latitude Festival. Has the Suffolk countryside been a great source of inspiration for you?

Clarice: Latitude is one of our favourite festivals, we’ve been every year for the last 4 years, and we’ve previously played there, hopefully we’ll be able to play there as Amethysts soon!

Living in the countryside is a very peaceful so I think it has influenced the mood of our songs, gives our songs a chilled feel… either that or we’re making noise to rebel against the lack of hubbub outside.

Simon: I have a little home studio where we produce all our songs ourselves. My house is so countryside that our neighbour has sheep in her garden. If you listen carefully to some of the vocal takes you can hear sheep…

Describe your sound in three words.

Harmonies, guitar, synth.

We discovered you on Tradiio. Do you think free platforms, such as Tradiio, are making it easier for artists to expose their sound to the general public?

Simon: Definitely. Social media and online promotion is huge for bands at the moment.

For us things music blogs have been great. All of the reviews that we’ve had and the blogs that have shared our music have really helped us to get things moving. Tradiio is great for new bands, there’s tons of opportunities to get noticed and to reach more people and blogs, such as yourselves!

Your debut track ‘Alone’ was featured on BBC Introducing. How did that come about?

Clarice: It’s as simple as: We sent them Alone earlier this year and it got played on BBC Suffolk and BBC Essex the next day and the next thing we know we got invited into Radio 1 for an interview! It all happened really quick, as you can imagine, we were pretty uncontrollably excited. Alone is actually being played on Radio 1 again this Monday night on Huw Stephens’ show. [correct at time of writing. Alone was played on 23 November]

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We have tonnes of fav’s – Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, London Grammar, Radiohead, James Blake, FKA Twigs, we could go on..

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

We’re absolutely in love with Aquilo at the moment and we’re loving Rhodes’s new album. I’ve also had Jamie XX’s album in my car for the last few weeks. Foals new album has got some bangers on it, and we’re both eagerly awaiting new James Blake and new Radiohead. We’re both poised like a cat ready to pounce on some tickets for when Bon Iver and Radiohead start touring again as well.

We’ve invested in Amethysts. Have you? Listen to more of their songs and support them at tradiio.com/amethysts.

Sounds like: OH Wonder, Paperwhite, IYES, Fickle Friends

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