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Sara Diamond – Unsure

Sara Diamond - Unsure

Meet our new favourite newcomer, Sara Diamond.

The Montreal-based pop artist shares ‘Unsure’, the latest addition to a collection of songs by Sara that looks at the ups and downs of love.

Diamond explains that ‘Unsure’ is “all about all about that mini-freakout you have when you realize things are moving super fast. Sometimes you want to let yourself get caught up in the excitement- you want to act impulsively and do what feels good… But then you remember that if you don’t take a step back and slow down a little, things might just flame out before they get a chance to grow.”

Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, MUNA

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Alayna – Falling Autumn

Alayna

Alayna

Introducing New Zealand born Alayna.

Alayna now resides in Brooklyn, where she has been working with Astronomyy on her new track, ‘Falling Autumn’.

Reminiscent of a 90’s R&B chart topper (note key change at 2:15), but offering something modern at the same time, ‘Falling Autumn’ is about “finding the stillness and comfort in someone else…It’s about connecting with someone on a deeper level and being confident in what you want, crave and feel.”

It’s out now via 20XX.

Sounds like: MUNA, IDER, Shura, Chinah, Ji Nilsson, Delaire

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B.Miles – Running

B.Miles

B.Miles

B.Miles is back with ‘Running’.

A funky and humble track, ‘Running’ is bang on the pop trend for 2017.

It’s the first offering from B.Miles’ self-titled EP, out 17 March. The EP was written in the same storage-unit-turned-studio where ‘Twenty Fifteen’ was recorded, alongside co-songwriter Eric Nizgretsky and Brooklyn-based production duo Noise Club. Producer Matias Quarleri was also added to the mix this time around.

Sounds like: Rhye, Years & Years, Jess Nolan, London Grammar, Banks, Ji Nilsson, Lyves, Broods, SOHN, The Weeknd, Jesse Ware, Shura, Noosa, James Blake, July Child, The xx, Jai Paul, Rationale, Austra

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Petite Meller – Milk Bath

Petite Meller

Petite Meller

Introducing our little French beauty, Petite Meller.

Born and raised in Paris, Petite writes obscure, visceral pop, that celebrates the surreal and the absurd, in the everyday. “I only make music for the reason that I didn’t have anyone to dance with,” she says.

The song was recorded between Brixton in London, and Johannesburg in South Africa, where much of the instrumentation was performed by musicians from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Petite is sharing another unorthodox video for ‘Milk Bath’, and as with all her releases, Petite developed the video treatment with long-time collaborator Asaf T Mann. It sees her travelling to Germany, and Senegal, where they shot scenes at a naturally pink lake. To find the locations, Petite and her team reached out to scientists from Cornell University, who became involved in the project, helping with locations and access, and asking Petite to take a sample from the lake.

Sounds like: Grimes, MØ, Ji Nilsson, Allie X

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Saturday, Monday – Pilgrim (Ft. Brolin)

Saturday, Monday

Saturday, Monday

Swedish producer Saturday, Monday has once more teamed up with London producer, Brolin.

The video for ‘Pilgrim’ tackles the heartbreaking and difficult subject of immigration through the lens of a 17 year old boy travelling to Sweden alone. Altering between close-ups of the protagonist and the stereotypical beautiful countryside of Sweden that refugees dream about when they begin their extremely dangerous escape from war zones, there is another conflict at work: the perception of refugees from the general public.

Saturday, Monday’s ‘SUPERSET’ EP is out now on Playground Music. Buy here.

Sounds like: Rainer, H A R T E B E E S T, Kaleida, Ji Nilsson

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Chelsea Lankes – Paralyzed

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

In February, Chelsea Lankes shared with us a pretty cool playlist. We didn’t think she could get much cooler, until we were ‘Paralyzed’ by her new single.

It’s a dreamy number with alluring vocals and misty synths.

‘Paralyzed’ is taken from Chelsea’s self-titled EP, available now in a limited edition 10″ Pink Vinyl via B3SCI Recordshere.

Chelsea will also be playing The Satellite with Transviolet on 18th April.

Sounds like: MUNA, Wet, Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko, Remmi, Cappa

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Exclusive: Chelsea Lankes Playlist

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

Los Angeles-based Chelsea Lankes returns with a hooky new number called ‘Bullet’.

We caught up with Chelsea, who kindly put together a ‘Modern Romance’ themed playlist for Indietronica.

Enjoy!

Majid Jordan – Something About You

It’s a coffee in the morning or last call kind of jam.

The 1975 – The Sound

I’m super excited for their new album and have ultimate respect for a band that is willing to take risks and be pop.

School of Seven Bells – Open Your Eyes 

Something unique and beautiful about this song. it’s enchanting to me

Allie X – Never Enough

She’s such a rad artist and this song is super retro and vulnerable which I love.

ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
– because he’s sexy. need i say more?

Lewis Del Mar – Malt Liquor

Feels like Alt-J but I love his voice… it’s a good combo for me.

Gang of Youths – Magnolia

It’s rebellious and charming and exciting in all the right ways.

St. Lucia – Closer Than This

I will forever smile and dance to this.

Erik Hassle – Smaller

He’s an incredible talent and can do no wrong in my eyes.

Best Coast – Feeling OK

It’s effortlessly cool and honest. like, not feeling great… i’m feeling OK. Which is most of us most days.

Listen to ‘Bullet’ below.

Pre-order Chelsea’s limited edition 10″ Pink Vinyl via B3SCI Recordshere.

Sounds like: Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko

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Exclusive: ROOM8 Playlist

ROOM8

ROOM8

ROOM8 is a Los Angeles based duo composed of Ezra Reich and Nic Johns. They produce ice cold synth pop for late summer nights.

They kindly put together a playlist for us, and we are pleased to say it includes most of the artists already covered on Indietronica at some point!

Giorgio Moroder – From Here to Eternity

The one old classic included on this playlist. The godfather of synth/dance/pop/disco.

Noonie Bao – Pyramids

Much of the modern music we listen to is Scandinavian. Great track from Noonie who writes with Charlie XCX but we like the Kate Bush meets Bjork quirkiness of her voice and vibe.

ROOM8 (Feat. King Deco) – No Hard Feelings

Our single from summer 2015. An ice cold breakup song over a sunny beat.

Ji Nilsson – Nothing

Ji is one of our favorite Swedish singers. Heartbreak Free is one of her best, but Nothing, off her latest EP, is a heart wrenching honest and gorgeous song which always cuts us to the core.

Erik Hassle – Talk About It

One of our favourite modern male vocalists. Minimal and perfect jam.

Kate Boy – Self Control

Kate and Markus are friends of ours and fantastic musicians. This one is one of our favorites they have done. Peter Gabriel beat with Knife-esque vox. Perfect.

Elliphant – Step Down

The latest from our homegirl Elli. This one should be massive. Perfect piece of Caribbean electro pop. “You’re hot, I’m cold thats why I thought we could make a cloud but you can’t get no higher, fuck it, your not my type at all”.

Electric Youth and ROOM8 – Without You

The song we co-wrote and produced with Electric Youth for their debut album Innerworld. About imminent loss.

Niki & The Dove – So Much it Hurts

The new jam from them. Perfect synths, echoes of Fleetwood Mac.

Foxes – Body Talk

A song that didn’t get nearly enough love in 2015. Any music with the words “Body” and “Talk” in it is amazing whether it’s Robyn, Tove Lo, Kix, Ratt, The Deele or, in this case, Foxes.

Whilst we have you, have a listen to ROOM8’s new track with Christina (aka Little Boots).

Sounds like: St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, RAC

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Billy Who – Blue Black Water

Billy Who

Billy Who

Billy Who is a music duo from Stockholm in Sweden formed in 2014.

Their latest track is called Blue Black Water. It is a late-summer-song about the summer’s last night swim with a distinct 80’s pop vibe.

Sounds like: GEMS, Maala, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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Say Lou Lou – Nothing But A Heartbeat

Say Lou Lou

Say Lou Lou

To celebrate the release of Say Lou Lou‘s debut album, ‘Lucid Dreaming’, the sisters have revealed a short film encapsulating the essence of the album in its entirety.

The film, set to the band’s single ‘Nothing But A Heartbeat’, was devised by the band and directed by Joanna Nordahl (Lune, Ji Nilsson). Alongside the album body of work, inspiration has been sought from Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’, Hans Zimmer and ‘On Being Ill’ by Virginia Woolf while drawing parallels to religious ideology and exploration of mental sanity. The band appear in a dream-like state, surrealistic and boundless with abstract thoughts running free.

The band explain the idea; ”Dreams are a way for human minds to digest their memories, and this film is sort of a digestion of our experiences of these past years as Say Lou Lou.”

Watch the stunning short film below:

Lucid Dreaming is available now via À Deux/Cosmos Music and can be purchased on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, Kyla la Grange, Tove Lo, Foxes, Paris Carney, Florence + the Machine, Banks

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