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Autograf – Sleepless In NYC Feat. VÉRITÉ

Autograf - Sleepless In NYC Feat. VÉRITÉ

We believe Autograf have just released the song that is going to make them. Big time.

It’s called ‘Sleepless in NYC’ and features New York songstress, VÉRITÉ.

‘Sleepless in NYC’ perfectly showcases who Autograf are, with its layers of detailed production techniques that create a deep sense of familiarity, even on first listen, but also a sound that stands out against the crowd.

Sounds like: Banks, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR, Gryffin, Le Youth, Goldroom

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Tei Shi – Keep Running

Tei Shi by JJ Medina

Tei Shi by JJ Medina

Tei Shi is back!

The Agostina Gálvez-directed video for ‘Keep Running’ by the Brooklyn based songstress oozes sex appeal and instantly takes us back to that Flake advert from the 80’s, but this time it’s a mic and not a chocolate bar.

Tei Shi’s debut album, ‘Crawl Space’, is out 31 March on Downtown/Interscope Records.

Sounds like: ASTR, Tinashe, Shura, Claire, Ballet School, VÉRITÉ, La Roux, Ronika, Kitten, Depeche Mode, Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Rilo Kiley, Dominique

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VÉRITÉ – Phase Me Out

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ

US based VÉRITÉ oozes sophistication and talent.

Her first release of 2017 is ‘Phase Me Out’, something that we certainly won’t be doing to VÉRITÉ anytime soon.

VÉRITÉ explains about the track,

“The song is about all of the invisible lines I draw in my interactions with others. I wrote ‘Phase Me Out’ on a blind date writing session in London. It was a trip I had taken around a small UK tour, where I decided to completely overbook myself. I had the phrase ‘stand up straighter with my back against the wall’ written in my notes on my phone before the session. I remember feeling exhausted and isolated and confined. I wanted to make a shift into a sound I felt was less trendy and more timeless–a mix of organic and electronic, distorted and pristine, driving and melodic.”

Her debut album is expected later this year.

Sounds like: Banks, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR

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Boxed In – Forget

Boxed In

Boxed In

There is some decent hype surrounding Boxed In, a band fronted by Oli Bayston and named after a painting by Francis Bacon.

Their new single, ‘Forget’ has an addictive “Madchester” style, driving beat with elements of positivity throughout, effortlessly spurring the track on.

Boxed In will release their second album, ‘Melt’, via Nettwerk Records on 23 September.

Sounds like: Nimmo, Teleman, La Roux, Hot Chip, New Order

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Draper – Ready For Us (Feat. Sykes)

Draper

Draper

Draper is showing us something new with his latest collaboration. This time with London synth rock outfit, SYKES.

‘Ready For Us’ opens with crisp, polished melodies and a driving synth beat. Not necessarily something unique, but something brilliant.

Sounds like: Haim, Anteros, Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, The Maccabees, Lights, Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Claire, Lorde, Fleetwood Mac

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VÉRITÉ – Underdressed

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ returns fighting with, ‘Underdressed’.

Ever consistent, ‘Underdressed’ is another gritty number with sweet melodies from the US talent.

Tour Dates

5/15 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
5/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
5/18 New York, NYC @ Baby’s All Right
5/19 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
5/20 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
5/21 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
5/23 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
5/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7thSt Entry
5/28 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
5/29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/31 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
6/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

Sounds like: Banks, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR

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Interview with VÉRITÉ & Sober

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ

Electro pop New Yorker, VÉRITÉ continues her musical journey with her latest endeavour; a cover of Childish Gambino‘s ‘Sober’.

It is about time we had a chat with her.

How and why did you start making music?

I started playing music when I was eight or nine. I started out covering The Cranberries, Four Non-Blondes and Nirvana. Eventually that progressed into writing and brought me here. I started because I was capable and loved the challenge of captivating people. Now the challenge has grown into attempts to create a world for people to live in and experience with me.

Describe your sound in three words.

driving dynamic pop.

Your new track is a cover of ‘Sober’ by Childish Gambino. This is your first cover to date. What were the reasons behind the cover?

I don’t particularly like the idea of arbitrarily covering songs. If I work on something that’s not my own writing, I want to be sure I can deliver an original, compelling interpretation that will do the song justice and feel natural to me. I love Childish Gambino and was totally invested in Because the Internet at the time. When I sent the cover demo to Zach Nicita, he was stoked and we worked to build a spinning, trippy soundscape.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I think there are a lot of influences. I grew up on 90’s alternative radio. I fell in love with Bright Eyes, Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens when I was fifteen. I studied jazz when I was seventeen and contemporary composition in undergrad. Other than those things, I’ve tried to listen to as much as I can and be open to letting everything influence me.

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

Recently Son Lux, Sufjan Stevens, The Weeknd, Battles, and Florence and The Machine have been on repeat.

Listen to the cover below, and catch her in the UK before she heads off to this year’s Iceland Airwaves.

03/11/2015 – Underbelly (London)
04/11/2015 – Prince Albert (Brighton)
05/11/2015 – Castle Hotel (Manchester)
06/11/2015 – Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik)

Sounds like: Banks, The Weeknd, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR

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Doe Paoro – Nostalgia

Doe Paoro - Nostalgia

Doe Paoro – Nostalgia

Doe Paoro is a female artist from Los Angeles, who has worked with the likes of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

Her new beat-heavy track, ‘Nostalgia, was co-written with Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John.

In her own words, Paoro says;

“I’m interested in the reconstruction of memory — it’s so human to selectively remember either only the good or bad parts of a situation. Personally, replaying those narratives is a way to avoid receiving what’s happening right now, and moving on from the past. So I’m working on staying present, because that’s the safest place for me to be, and I wrote the lyrics to “Nostalgia” as a reminder to myself. I brought them to Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John) in 2013 during a 5-day songwriting bender together in Stockholm and we wrote the song.”

‘Nostalgia’ has been taken from the highly anticipated album ‘After’, released on 25 September.

Sounds like: La Roux, Madonna, Kate Boy, Peter Bjorn & John, Bon Iver, Supreme Cuts, Novah

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Druzy – Violet & Vacant

Druzy

Druzy

Los Angeles-based Brianna Conroy is Druzy.

We would describe the Druzy sound as a softer La Roux.

Her track, ‘Violet & Vacant’, has hushed vocals and captivating lyrics, as the name suggests. Listen below:

The ‘Violet & Vacant EP’ has been produced by l u c and can be purchased on iTunes.

Sounds like: La Roux, Dominique, Evvy, CAPPA, Lana Del Rey, Noosa, Fickle Friends

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VÉRITÉ – Colors

VÉRITÉ - Colors

VÉRITÉ – Colors

Sensational alternative pop act VÉRITÉ is back with new track, ‘Colors’.

VÉRITÉ originally wrote the track on her bed, prior to meeting MSMR’s Zach Nicita, who would end up developing and co-producing ‘Colors’, making it the complex and catchy track it is today.

She is seriously one to watch.

Sounds like: Banks, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR

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