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Playlist: Du Tonc

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

The Du Tonc disco boys have finally put together a playlist for us!

Du Tonc are still one of our favourites, which is handy as their new single, ‘Wonderland’ (which also features on the playlist), is one of their favourites too.

V – La Nouvelle Epoque
It’s pretty apparent we love the 80’s, can’t get enough of this gem. Modern 80’s vibes (if that makes sense).

Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
If there is one track we’ve love to get the parts for and re work, it’s this.

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – White Cow (Erol Allan Rework)
We’re big Wizard and Erol fans. This is stunning.

Charlie – Spacer Woman (Vocal)
More 80’s spaced out funkiness.

The Cure – A Forest
Think this tracks still get’s better overtime you listen to it.

Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
The only cover we’ve done and possibly our our favourite track.

Tears For Fears – Head Over Heals
Tears for Fears are a big inspiration to us, this track is genius (also featured in a rather awesome film).

Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Love the Depeche Mode version, but this is just filthy.

Du Tonc – Wonderland
Our favourite song we’ve written.

Midland – Final Credits
Effortless perfect dance floor record.

Sisterhood – Tunnels (Bicep Remix)
Still cane this, get’s better with each listen.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million, Neon Indian, Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Blood Orange

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Du Tonc – Keep Movin’

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

We are big fans of Du Tonc, so had to check out their new B-side, ‘Keep Movin”.

It’s a romantic, disco number with a sexy bass line, that takes us back to retro times and leads us all the way to the dance floor.

It’s counterpart, ‘Wonderland’ drops on 28 November and is the perfect way for Du Tonc to finalise 2016.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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Playlist: Violet Days

Violet Days

Violet Days

Stockholm artist, Violet Days (aka Lina Hansson) has been busy collaborating of late (Hotel Garuda, The Chainsmokers, Fraser T Smith), so we thought it was only fair to catch up with her.

The result is a playlist of Violet Days’ current favourites for inducing feels.

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Perfect key change, and perfect cheese.

Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows In Paradise
This is my evergreen. Always.

Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Latest obsession.. Love the soundscape

Kavinsky – Nightcall
Genius song from a genius movie.

Troy Sivan – FOOLS
Love the whole idea of Blue neighborhood, it’s beautiful and honest.

The Ronettes – Be My Baby
I’m never getting over this song, it had me ever since Dirty Dancing.

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Well, Brian Wilson…

Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)
The melodies and lyrics are so playful and instantly has my interest.

Moby – When It’s Cold I’d Like To Die
Melancholy perfection.

Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
This track has all the pieces for all types of modes.

Brandi Carlile – The Story
Her storytelling is stunning.

Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
Nothing feels like that verse.

Bon Iver – 8 (Circle)
HOW GOOD?!

Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Monogem, Lorde, Chrvches, Evvy, Tove Lo, VÉRITÉ, Imogen Heap

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Du Tonc – Slow Down

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

The Du Tonc boys are back, but with more of a slowed down, dark electronic release than their usual, more upbeat offerings.

The “anti-pop” track, called ‘Slow Down’, features additional backing vocals from Jenny McCullagh of I Know Leopard.

Despite the slight change in direction, Du Tonc are exactly where they want to be, saying;

“We didn’t grow up making music together, we never had that luxury. This is the first song we’ve made where we both feel like everything in it is exactly what we want it to be, this feels like the beginning and it feels amazing.”

“When you gonna slow down?”. It’s a question we should all be asking ourselves.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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NINA – Beyond Memory

NINA

NINA

Germany-born NINA returns with the video for ‘Beyond Memory’.

The release follows her recent work with esteemed producer, Richard X (Goldfrapp, Erasure, New Order, Lana del Rey, Kylie Minogue).

NINA began singing at the age of six and moved on to classical training during her teens. She then developed a talent for synth-based music. NINA has already supported Erasure, and will be touring with DE/VISION this Autumn.

The EP is out on 27th May via Aztec Records and available for pre-order on iTunes here.

Tour Dates

2nd September, 2016 – Orebro, Sweden Live at Heart
8th October, 2016 – Hamburg, Germany Markthalle (DE/VISION support)
14th October, 2016 – Erfurt, Germany HSD (DE/VISION support)
15th October, 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany Das Bett (DE/VISION support)
28th October, 2016 – Oberhausen, Germany Kulttempel (DE/VISION support)
29th October, 2016 – Munich, Germany Backstage (DE/VISION support)
26th November, 2016 – Dresden, Germany Kleinvieh (DE/VISION support)
2nd December, 2016 – Hannover, Germany Musikzentrum (DE/VISION support)

Sounds like: Aaron, Chelsea Lankes, Christa Vi, Leitbur, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Com Truise, Kavinsky

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Interview with Cape Lion

Cape Lion

Cape Lion

Stockholm electronic pop duo Cape Lion features vocalist/producers Carl-Johan “Oa” Sevedag and Martin Wiklund.

Some parts memorable dream pop and some parts modern deep electronica, the twosome intrigued us, so we decided to find out more…

How did you meet and why did you start making music together?

We met some years ago when we were both working as producers at this place in Stockholm. After a while we decided to sit down to write some music and we really liked what came out of it. This collaboration eventually turned into a duo called Cape Lion.

You’ve been compared to the likes of St. Lucia, Passion Pit and MGMT. How does it feel to be placed with such great company?

Those are some names we really like so it’s always great to hear our sound being compared to them! They all have that timeless yet somehow nostalgic sound that were really into.

Describe your sound in three words.

Dreamy synth party.

The video for ‘Oh Girl’ is awesome. Tell us more about the concept behind the video.

Thanks! It was filmed early morning on an outdoor rave that we went to in the woods. We tend to bring cameras with us everywhere so it was a pretty spontaneous project but the cool thing is how the tempo of ‘Oh Girl’ matched how fast people were dancing. It became kind of trippy in a way and we tried to bring out even more of that in the final version of the video.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

You get influenced by everything around you. It could be from a great song or production that you just heard or something you’ve been listening to forever. Also, the people you hang out with will always influence you in one way or another. We feel our sound is still developing but some bands we always come back to include Empire of the Sun, MGMT and The Beach Boys.

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

Currently we’re really enjoying our friend Duvchi‘s recent album release With the World, be sure to check it out!

Their 6 track ‘Corinth’ EP, including hit single ‘Called You Mine’ is available on iTunes now.

Sounds like: M83, Passion Pit, MGMT, St. Lucia, Tears for Fears, Beach Boys, Sophie B. Hawkins, Mirror Talk, Justice, Kavinsky

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Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian - Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

This is cool.

Coinciding with his release of the acclaimed new album ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, Neon Indian has shared an epic short film ‘Slumlord Rising’. Opening with a stunning continuous four minute tracking shot,the film delves into the seedy, and sometimes blood-soaked, Los Angeles nightlife world. Co-directed by Palomo and Tim Nackashi, the film is presented as part of a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, arriving in conjunction with a complete oral history of ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, featuring the voices of 15 of the album’s contributors.

The new video arrives alongside a relaunch of Neon Indian’s hotline number, which was originally introduced in August to give fans a taste of the new material. Fans who call +1-512-643-VEGA will hear a special greeting from the man himself, and be sent a preview gif of the video.

Sounds like: Justice, Ghost Beach, Miami Horror, Fenech Soler, Kavinsky, Tokyo Police Club, Daft Punk, Thompson Twins, WAVVES, Wild Nothing, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi

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TONGUES – Religion

Tongues

Tongues

Tongues is the budding electronic artist out of Glasgow, Scotland.

On first listen of his new track, ‘Religion’, it sounds quite isolated, but after the second listen, it’s clear that Tongues has well layered and executed storming synthetic pop, full of driving rhythm and modulated vocals.

The track is a taste of his fantastic debut EP, due September.

Sounds like: alt-J, Ben Khan, David Bowie, Hozier, Brolin, Everything Everything, Kavinsky

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Cosby – Overboard

Cosby

Cosby

After the success of the infectious and lauded ‘Heartracer‘, the Cosby boys are staying on trend and returning with 80’s synth tune ‘Overboard’.

The youthful track is short but sweet. Close your eyes and envisage listening to ‘Overboard’ in your dream sports car with the top down and wind in hair.

The track was released on  22 April and is taken from the ‘Summer Gold’ EP.

Sounds like: Futurepop!, Chain Gang of 1974, Future Islands, The Killers, M83, St. Lucia, Two Door Cinema Club, Passion Pit, Ballet School, The Smiths, Suzuki Method, KAVINSKY

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Salt Ashes -Raided

Salt Ashes - Raided

Salt Ashes – Raided

Following on from ‘If You Let Me Go’ is ‘Raided’, by emerging Brighton-based singer, Salt Ashes.

Salt Ashes continues to build upon her unique blend of synth-pop, but taking her sound in a slightly darker direction.

The video for ‘Raided’ was directed by Debbie Scanlan and Liz Adams of De La Muerte Films, who also worked with Salt Ashes for her video for ‘If You Let Me Go’.

The new single was released on 10 March via Radikal Records

Sounds like: I BREAK HORSES, Kate Boy, Madonna, Daft Punk, Le Youth, M.I.A, Kavinsky, Kate Bush, Ghost Beach, Ronika, Kylie, Depeche Mode, Tove Lo, Kitten

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