fakelife – Drugs All Night
Matt Couchois of atmospheric indie-pop project, fakelife, releases invigorating new single, ‘Drugs All Night’.
You can almost sense the energetic tension as Matt sings about a tumultuously toxic romantic relationship – what more could you want from a nightclub pop anthem?
Sounds like: The Knocks, Great Good Fine Ok, RAC, La Poré
BLOODHYPE – Violent Heart
Born from a simple plan – make music friends in a flatshare in former East Berlin, BLOODHYPE is a Berlin-based, independent gang of four that demand to be noticed.
Masterminded by frontman Weyland and UK producer John “P Nut” Harrison (Amy Winehouse, Alice Merton), their new single ‘Violent Heart’ caught us from the get-go. It’s an addictive slice of modern indie pop full of 80’s inspired self-pity.
Sounds like: Ten Fé, Larkins, Dancing On Tables
Limón Limón – Normal Now
Los Angeles duo Limón Limón offer a zesty take on the past and the future with their captivating nostalgic soundscape sound.
The new single, ‘Normal Now’ is about being yourself in a world that is always trying to turn you into someone else.
Sounds like: Midnight Pool Party, La Felix, All The Rest, argonaut & wasp, Goldroom, Pastel, 90’s Kids
Tina Boonstra – Out of my depth
Churchgoer-turned-open mic singer Tina Boonstra has shared her interesting new track, ‘Out of my depth’.
With a sharp emotional intensity, you can feel the angst bubbling underneath as the track progresses into a crushingly honest rage against the universe, God and insomnia.
Sounds like: Regina Spektor
SUMif – Collide
SUMif shares her sensual new single, ‘Collide’.
Written after an enlightening, whirlwind romance, it’s a heady mixture of naivete, recklessness, seduction, and soulful connection.
Sounds like: REMMI, Cappa, Monogem, Evvy, Noosa, Sizzy Rocket
NoMBe – HEELS
German-born, Los Angeles-based indie artist NoMBe shares ‘HEELS’, a catchy AF funk-laden jam.
Oozing sass upon sass, it’s taken from his upcoming concept album, ‘CHROMATOPIA’ which is built upon the spectrum of colour and the spectrum of sexuality.
Sounds like: The Knocks, Jungle
Foreign Fields – Rose Colored
Foreign Fields is US-based Eric Hillman and Brian Holl, who create a bewitching melting pot of acoustic sounds.
As with all promising folk contenders, the duo wrote and recorded their upcoming album, ‘The Beauty of Survival’ in the winter in a back-to-basics cabin with no heating built by a two-man father-and-son team in Western Wisconsin.
Listen to ‘Rose Colored’ below.
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Billie Eilish
Bronze Whale – Let’s Go Walk
Bronze Whale like to walk a lot. During this time, they talk about things they want to accomplish, music stuff and dinner.
This where the lyrical inspiration came for ‘Let’s Go Walk’, a resonating and atmospheric electronic piece about love, loss and learning. It’s out now on their own label, Magic Magic.
Sounds like: Glass Animals, Alt-j, OTR, CLN, Golden Vessel, Autograf
The Policy Feat. CUT_ – NLYU
Dutch-based The Policy teams up with CUT_ to create the looping, synth-based, and nostalgic ‘NLYU’.
Looping lyrics reflect a DIY attitude, after all it’s only you who can make it come true.
Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Todd Terje, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Kylie Minogue
Zoë Phillips – Love Is Gone
Multi-instrumentalist Zoë Phillips combines country with beautiful folktronica. Think Dolly Parton meets Bombay Bicycle Club.
Set for the same level of fandom, Phillips has already seen plenty of support from the BBC, and her new single ‘Love Is Gone’ is going to propel her closer.
Sounds like: Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Bombay Bicycle Club, Lucy Rose, Maggie Rogers, Birdy
HUMANS – Beggin
Looking like they are having the best time, the video footage was taken from many of their past videos plus some extra shots from 2010 to 2019.
HUMANS is a Canadian indie-electronic duo made up of musicians Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq. Focusing on performance and production styles of both the past and present, HUMANS have consistently impressed upon audiophiles with their technical and compositional skills.
Sounds like: Madcon, Digitalism, Rudimental
Fí – all i have
Dublin-based self-taught musician, Fí drops ‘all i have’.
Written and intended as a diary entry, the electro-pop number holds a collection of emotions following a break up. Listen below.
Sounds like: Halsey, Låpsley, VERITE
Mannequin Online – I Do
Introducing Zach DeGaetano and Bridget Boltz – aka Mannequin Online.
Pushing sonic and ideational barriers with gritty, yet refreshing off-kilter pop, may their sound forever remain bright, gritty, and unapologetic. Listen to ‘I Do’ and check out the glorious Gorgeous guitar solo.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Poolside, VHS Collection, The Knocks, Miami Horror