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Kill J – Gravity

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Danish experimental pop artist, Kill J returns with new stunner, ‘Gravity’.

Once again working with talented producer Nector, Kill J’s icy, falsetto vocals melt with lush strings and leftfield synths.

Sounds like: Grimes, Purity Ring, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kacy Hill, Tei Shi, FKA Twigs

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FJER – Better

FJER

FJER

Making us feel a lot ‘Better’ about the beginning of winter, is New York based, Danish artist, FJER (aka Maja Barløse).

We’ve become a fan of FJER’s ability to switch her vocals between celestial falsettos and brooding, R&B flecked tones.

‘Better’ has been produced by Nector.

Expert her debut album to be released in 2017 via QUINTIC.

Sounds like: Banks, Sia, VÉRITÉ, Dominique, Kill J, Kacy Hill, July Child

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Sekuoia – Lamp In The Dark (Feat. Kill J)

Sekuoia

Sekuoia

Sekuoia teams up with fellow Dane, Kill J for ‘Lamp In The Dark’; a deep-beating electronic track in which Kill J’s falsetto vocals glide in perfectly.

As Sekuoia puts it himself, “the process was one of the most creative things I’ve done. KIll J had some really good input regarding the production, and I had a bit of input towards some vocal aspects. For me, she was the ideal collab”.

It’s out now via Nowadays Records.

Sounds like: Active Child, Grimes, Purity Ring, Keep Shelly in Athens, Monogem, Washed Out, MØ, Tomas Barfod, War on Drugs, Maps, WhoMadeWho, Flume, Lomovolokno, Chet Faker

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Exclusive: King Deco Playlist

King Deco

King Deco

King Deco is a newcomer who writes bubbly indie pop music with heartfelt lyrics.

“A lot of my music has to do with the idea of breaking free and growing the courage to go against the grain when you need to,” Deco says. “It also explores what it’s like to be a woman in number of different situations. I rarely write straight up love songs but when I do I like to approach it in a very fun, comedic, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.”

With that in mind, King Deco created a playlist for us!

Lostboy Crow – Love Won’t Sleep
I love it when a song starts and you think it’s going to be one thing but it seamlessly opens up into something totally different.

Tame Impala – Yes I’m Changing
Feels like candles are lit and incense is burning

Kill J – Trickle Trickle
My go to song when I’m getting ready to go out

Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
Obsessed with these lyrics

Great Good Fine Ok – Already Love
Perfect song to start your day

Jeremih – Planez
The opening reminds me of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” and in the first 3 seconds of the song I never know which one is gonna start playing.

The Knocks – Kiss The Sky
Makes you feel good. Every. single. time.

Imad Royal – Down For Whatever
It’s one of those songs you can play anywhere. Car, club, bedroom, studio.

The Weeknd – As You Are
The little details in the production, like that fluttery synth floating in between the lines of the second verse.

Christine and The Queens – Saint Claude 
Always yes to french vocals.

Sounds like: MØ, Grimes, Sizzy Rocket

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Mint Trip – Virga

Mint Trip

Mint Trip

Mint Trip is a foursome from Miami’s Frost School of Music, who are all about the musical feels.

Comprising of Amy (vocals), Anthony (guitar, synth, drum pads, backup vocals), Brian (bass, mixing), and Max (guitar, synth, drum pads, production), they formed in January 2015 over a love of electronic and non-electronic music, and a mutual interest in pushing the boundaries of pop music.

Their second single, ‘Virga’, is about Amy’s brother, a meteorology major who had to leave Miami after two years and go back to Maryland. He was interested in clouds, and Virga is the type of cloud that forms in vertical streaks under a larger cloud in a rainstorm.

Have a listen below:

‘Virga’ has been taken from their first EP, which is due out this year.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Keep Shelly In Athens, Kill J, Chrvches, Wildhart

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Acre Tarn – Flex

Acre Tarn

Acre Tarn

Acre Tarn is the electronic music project from Anna-Louisa Etherington, a singer/producer originally from the Lake District.

Acre Tarn has a passion for disjointed industrial beats cut into powerful, yet ghostly landscapes and the new track ‘Flex’ is no exception. Combine this with Anna-Louisa’s autumnal and echoey vocals, and you are onto a winner.

It is the first track taken from the forthcoming second EP.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Chvrches, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Wildhart, Grimes, Mons Montis, Kate Bush, Little Dragon, ASTR, Cocteau-Twins, Saycet, St Lo

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Acre Tarn – Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn - Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn – Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn is the electronic music project from Anna-Louisa Etherington, a singer/producer originally from the Lake District.

The debut ‘Clasp and Shake EP’ came with a number of video collaborations from Manchester-based video-jam projects that projected colourful and haunting visuals upon the music. Staying true to her roots, Anna’s new track Dawn Faces’ features a children’s choir and a number of samples recorded in a cave not far from the lake from which Acre Tarn takes its name.

As the name suggests, ‘Dawn Faces’ is a multifaceted and haunting affair with astounding impact. The listener is lead on a mountainous journey full of ethereal synths, beats that drive with industrial clatter, and a syrupy bass line into the spaces around a huge attention-grabbing chorus.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Chvrches, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Wildhart, Grimes, Mons Montis, Kate Bush, Little Dragon, ASTR

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Lilt – Don’t Tell Me

Lilt - Don't Tell Me

Lilt – Don’t Tell Me

We were contacted with a track by Matt Mclean of Australian indietronica duo, Lilt, and we are so glad he did!

‘Don’t Tell Me’ is full of gorgeous sky-high vocals (courtesy of Louise Penman) layered over crisp synth production (with the odd bit of dub thrown in for extra measure!).

Click on Lilt’s Soundcloud for a free download of ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and other tracks.

Sounds like: Grimes, Chvrches, Banks, Broods, Purity Ring, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Maya Payne, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Austra

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Sea Change – Squares

Sea Change

Sea Change

Sea Change (aka Ellen. A. W. Sundes) is back with ‘Squares’.

Reminiscing the echoey tones of Daughter‘s Elena Tonra, Sundes’s vox are pure and crisp, yet commanding as they flow over the track’s icy and minimal beats.

Sea Change states “When I wrote Squares I had a strong urge to run away from everything and everyone, and never look back”.

Have a listen below:

‘Squares’ is taken from the album ‘Breakage’ which is out on 23 February.

Live Dates Below:

6 Feb – Ment Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Feb – The Sebright Arms, London, UK
12 Mar – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sounds like: Daughter, Vaults, Vallis Alps, Austra, Fever Ray, iamamiwhoami, Lykke Li, Kill J, Dominique

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Sea Change – Above

Sea Change

Sea Change

Sea Change is the musical alias of the Oslo-based artist Ellen. A. W. Sundes.

The icy princess has taken the opportunity to let go with this project and acknowledges that new track ‘Above’ “is about wanting something and just not be able to see what’s good for you. Wanting it more and more even though some part of you know it will end bad. I think everyone has had a relationship like that. Not realising your destructive self, wishing things were different. It is a vulnerable song.”

Layering collected sounds, punctuating beats, scattered vocal harmonies and kinetic choruses that hark back to her late 80s childhood, Sea Change captures an enchanting sense of magic and mystery.

The track was taken from her upcoming album, ‘Breakage’. All of the tracks on the album were recorded in Ellen’s bedroom in her hometown of Oslo, and mixed by Endre Kirkesola. It is set for release on 23 February 2015.

Live Dates Below:

15 Jan – Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
16 Jan – Korjaamo, Finland, Helsinki
30 Jan – WUK, Vienna, Austria
6 Feb – Ment Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Feb – The Sebright Arms, London, UK
12 Mar – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sounds like: Fever Ray, iamamiwhoami, Lykke Li, Daughter, Austra, Vaults, Kill J

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