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Weekly SubmitHub Gems 9

Is 9 your lucky number? We’ve received some great submissions this week.

Enjoy them below!

Labrose – Disguise

Labrose

“When your lips are too thick to speak, sing”. What a great motto to live by. Meet the writers behind this line, Labrose – a UK/US producer/singer/songwriter duo who create delicate electronica.

Ironically, their new single ‘Disguise’ is left wide open with a stripped back approach, giving perspective to the complicated nature of both love’s beauty and its toxicity. Pure bliss.

It’s out now on PM Recordings.

Sounds like: Rhye, Rationale, Jacob Banks, James Blake

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ARY – Already There

ARY - Already There

Step aside ladies, Trondheim-raised / Oslo-based Norwegian solo artist ARY has arrived.

Her new single ‘Already There’ is ARY’s first attempt of a pop song, and it completely works. Pulsating synths worthy of club status and ethereal vocals, you won’t want to stop listening to it.

It’s out now via Petroleum Records.

Sounds like: Aurora, Sigrid, Kvelertak

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Vessels – Deeper In A Sky Feat Harkin

Vessels

Leeds-based five-piece Vessels share robust new single, ‘Deeper In A Sky’ featuring Harkin (aka Sky Larkin’s Katie Harkin), taken from their upcoming new album ‘The Great Distraction’ out on Different Recordings.

Speaking of the new album, Martin says, “The music acknowledges a bleakness and tension, but I think our response is optimistic and euphoric.”

Sounds like: Kate Boy, Caribou, Jon Hopkins

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Child Ivory – Angie

Child Ivory

US duo Child Ivory create uplifting music with a melancholic pinch.

Spacious vocals and a catchy AF guitar riff guide the dreamy ‘Angie’ through to our ears. Lovely.

Sounds like: KYKO, Phil Collins, The New Coast, Beach House, M83, Kurt Vile

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LOVE SICK – Bullet

LOVE SICK

We are all love sick to some degree.

Scottish girl/boy duo LOVE SICK share debut single ‘Bullet’, an ode to both heartbreak and obsession.

The couple met at a work Christmas party when Julie drunkenly let slip to Shaun (who also produced in his spare time) that she always wanted to be a singer. A few weeks later the duo coincidentally bumped into each other at a train station, and the rest is cosmic pop.

Sounds like: ASTR, Dagny, COSBY

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CAMARANO – Ashes

CAMARANO

Another debut, this time from Perth-based artist and multi-instrumentalist, CAMARANO (aka Mat Cammarano).

Having previous been involved in performing with bands as well as producing and recording for other artists, Mat has decided to go it alone and release ‘Ashes’.

It’s a fuzzy masterpiece that would fit well in the lo-fi category, alongside the likes of Tame Impala, Big Scary or Bon Iver.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Big Scary, Bon Iver

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Playlist: The Ocean Party

The Ocean Party

Meet Australian six-piece, The Ocean Party.

They write melodic shoegaze pop with a tint of nostalgia, so we asked them to put together a playlist for us and this is what they came up with…

“When making a playlist there is no need or worth in pondering for too long. You could get a totally different bunch of songs from us if you asked us an hour earlier so it seems there is no wrong or right choices. All of these songs are perfect in their own right and their originality stands out. We threw songs around the van (we’re driving to QLD at the moment) and these ones stuck. You could say it’s our driving sound track.”

The The – This is the Day
Odd ball pop that manages to be left of centre and still catchy enough to be a top ten hit. It should have been a top ten hit!

Body Type – Breakdown
Body Type are a great new Sydney band. We did a remix of this song which is in no way usual for us. It doesn’t beat the original.

Slim Dusty – The Biggest Disappointment
An Australian Country music legend, “the Biggest Disappointment” is taken from one of Slim Dusty’s 105 albums. We really identify with the sentiment.

Lower Dens – I Get Nervous
I instantly loved this song when i first heard it. Totally Captivating.

The Go-Betweens – Apology Accepted
One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands. We’ve covered this a few times with varying degrees of success.

Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare – Invisible Tears
Curtis listens to this song in the shower every day. Curtis showers twice a day.

Songs: Ohia – Farewell Transmission
There aren’t many songs that manage to hold our attention for 7 minutes. This is one of them. It’s a beautiful song.

The Triffids – Goodbye Little Boy
Another Australian band that deserved way more attention than they received. Every Triffids song that Jill Birt sings are amazing, none more than “Goodbye Little Boy”

The Soft Boys – Queen of Eyes
Perfectly Skewed Guitar Pop

Echo and the Bunnymen – Bring On the Dancing Horses
Our Keyboard player is missing our Australian tour as he’s in Canada. This is one of his favourite Bunnymen Tracks. We miss you Jord!

Sounds like: Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, Kurt Vile

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Thea & The Wild – City Of Gold

Thea & The Wild

We wrote about scandi-pop project Thea & The Wild back in 2014, so imagine our excitement when we spotted her new track ‘City Of Gold’ pop up in our inbox.

The bittersweet song tells of lost happiness, despite it’s 80’s inspired soundtrack of looping synths and glistening production suggesting otherwise.

Sounds like: Aurora, Susanne Sundfør, Kurt Vile

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Geowulf – Don’t Talk About You

Geowulf

Geowulf

Geowulf are an Australian born dream pop duo comprised of Star Kendrick (vocals) and Toma Banjanin (guitar/production), who now reside in London/Berlin.

Following on from their summer hit, the amorous ‘Saltwater’, is the video for ‘Don’t Talk About You’. It was shot in Berlin and watches as the couple explore the city through a hazy filtered lens.

About the track, the duo explain,

“This song went through a geographical & creative metamorphosis over almost two years… We originally wrote it in Copenhagen, demo’ed it in Stockholm and then revisited it recently when Toma & I were both in London. I guess the song speaks for itself but ultimately it falls in the good ol’ “wanting-something-that-ain’t-good-for-you” vein …”

It’s out now on 37 Adventures.

Sounds like: Hazel English, Summer Heart, Rilo Kiley, Daywave, Kurt Vile, Warpaint

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Premiere: Luke Rathborne – Little Moment

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

It’s almost the weekend, so before things go a little crazy, it’s time to reflect on the week passed by listening to the sweet, melancholic ‘Little Moment’ by Luke Rathborne.

Of the track, Luke explains;

“This song tells the story that relates to the theme of all or nothing because its about getting pushed up against a wall in love and feeling your mind going with it. Everyone has had that experience in love before where they have to surrender to something that might make you feel more than you initially bargained for, thats part of what makes love so rare and unique, and really, what makes it coveted.”

Luke Rathborne recorded his debut album at just 17, and his Dylan-esq musical creations have received praise from the likes of Lauren Laverne

Sounds like: Kurt Vile, R.E.M, Bob Dylan

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Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

With some new awards under their belt, Tame Impala join Spanish creative collective and directors, Canada (Justice, Phoenix, Scissor Sisters, El Guincho) to produce the video for ‘The Less I Know The Better’.

The video is an acid pop visual interpretation of ‘The Less I Know The Better’. A surrealistic explosion of colour and jealousy in the high school gym.

‘Currents’ is out now through Fiction Records.

Sounds like: MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Atlas Sound, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips, Mackintosh Braun, CHAPPO

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SWIMM – Beverly Hells

Swimm

Swimm

Los Angeles psych-pop duo, SWIMM, release their aptly named, ‘Beverly Hells’ EP; an eclectic array of diverse, meticulously arranged ethereal rock with huge sweeping guitars, infectious rhythms and arena-ready hooks.

When asked about what the Beverly Hells EP means to them,  Chris Hess (one half of SWIMM, the other member being Adam Winn) had this to say:

“So far our time in LA has been the most wonderfully chaotic time in our lives both personally and creatively. This EP will serve as the first time capsule of our move here.  It makes it really exciting to put it out and see what life it takes on on its own.”

The ‘Beverly Hells’ EP is now on 24West Records.

Tour dates below:

Sounds like: War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Young Empires, Yellerkin, Bright Light Social Hour, Dr. Dog, The Pixies, Summer Heart

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Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

We salute a new generation of Tame Impala lovers.

Following their incredible Top 3 UK chart entry, Tame Impala unveil the video for ‘Let It Happen’, taken from new album, ‘Currents’.

Teaming up with English director David Wilson for a second time, this visually stunning video is a surrealist take on the transient, overworked existence of a modern day businessman.

Tour dates:

Aug 28 Rock En Seine Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Aug 29 Zurich Openair Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 30 Rock En Seine Paris, France
Sep 04 End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 06 Electric Picnic Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
Sep 08 Barrowlands, Glasgow, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 09 Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 11 Bestival, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Sep 12 Lollapalooza, Berlin, Germany
Oct 02 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Oct 05 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
Oct 06 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Oct 09 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

‘Currents’ is out now through Fiction Records.

Sounds like: MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Atlas Sound, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips, Mackintosh Braun

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Thea & The Wild – Heartattack

Thea & The Wild

Thea & The Wild

Classic scandi-pop Thea & The Wild is the project of Thea Glenton Raknes.

‘Heartattack’ is the latest song from her album ‘Strangers And Lovers’. The melodic synth-based track twinkles with classic folk and pop.

“The songs I have made for this album is “pop” the way I like it; with clear choruses and lively melodies and rhythms. The lyrics may be a little dark, as I tend to write them from what struggles I have in my head. This is a record you can listen to while you dream of falling in love or reminisce about heartbreak”, says Thea about her upcoming album.

The success of her record in Norway has led to a UK release for the album ‘Strangers And Lovers’, released 12 January 2015 on Jansen Plateproduksjon. Order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Aurora Asknes, Susanne Sundfør, Kurt Vile

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