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Bishat – Under My Skin

Bishat

Wow! What a talent Swedish artist, songwriter and producer Bishat is.

Bishat wrote her first song with José Gonzalez at the tender age of 13, and runs her own label MINAMIN.

Her single ‘Under My Skin’ is an upbeat and melodic pop offering with R&B tinged vocals full of self-worth.

Sounds like: Robyn, LKA, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, July Child, Nao

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TYNI – Late Spring

TYNI - Late Spring

It’s ‘Late Spring’ and the mysterious birds are coming out to play in the woods. One of those is TYNI, a rising Sheffield-based pop artist.

Her latest single – produced by TROY NōKA and co-written by Angel Haze – is indulgent, with its sexy hooks and catchy melodies.

It’s out now on Croydon Boy.

Sounds like: MØ, Elohim, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Robyn

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Sibling – Rearview

Sibling

Sibling

Los Angeles-based duo, Sibling, share ‘Rearview’.

It’s a well tested format and winning equation; a female lead with cracking vocals doubled up with well crafted production.

Listen to ‘Rearview’ below.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga, Monogem

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Sizzy Rocket – Need Somebody

Sizzy Rocket

Sizzy Rocket

It was International Women’s Day on Tuesday, but every day is IWD as far as we are concerned.

Cue the video for ‘Need Somebody’ by Sizzy Rocket.

‘Need Somebody’ is a warm, synth number, showing a softer side of Sizzy. The video is romantic as hell, and features visual glitches similar to those of 90’s computer footage.

Sizzy has a real knack from switching between popstar and electro queen with a drop of a hat.

On that note, the candy pop track, ‘Thrills’, is also out today.

Check Sizzy out with all of her releases!

If you have a chance to listen to out her album when it’s out, do. It’s music that any respectable man would be proud to have created. Pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Evvy, Blood Orange, ASTR, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Elohim, Rihanna, Taylor Swift

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ASTR – It’s Over (Feat. Mick Jenkins)

ASTR

ASTR

Urban pop duo ASTR returns with ‘It’s Over’, featuring the vocals of Mick Jenkins.

‘It’s Over’ is an upbeat jam, but it is also about being drawn into a destructive relationship time and time again. This type of subversion is exhibited by the acceleration and deceleration of the track’s b.p.m. throughout, and we love the fact ‘It’s Over’ keeps us guessing on whether it really is over.

ASTR’s ‘Homecoming’ EP will be released in November.

Sounds like: Holychild, Carvaro, Outkast, Disclosure, Lights, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Ulla Nova, The Naked and Famous, I BREAK HORSES, BANKS

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Stamps – Interview & Two Kids

STAMPS - Two Kids

STAMPS – Two Kids

STAMPS is indie-pop-rock duo who have started making and self producing their own tracks.

We had a little chat with them about how they got into music:

How and why did you start making music?

(Ren) I started singing in musical theater productions and operas at five years old, so music has always been a huge passion of mine. I wrote my first song when I was eight years old, sitting on a staircase with my Lisa Frank notebook about my first “boyfriend” who couldn’t decide if he wanted to date me or my best friend, (Second grade is a DOOZY) and I haven’t stopped writing since. Adam was in a number of bands, making music since he was in middle school, and together, we have been writing songs and producing music for the past four and a half years.

Ren, you moved from your home town of Cypress in Texas to Los Angeles when you were just 17. Do you think that has shaped the music you write today?

Definitely! When I left home, I was only a junior in high school. I somehow convinced my parents that moving to L.A. and finishing my senior year online while touring the country in a van we named STAMPS the Van Morrison was a good idea, and was thrown into a world that I’d always wanted to be a part of. It’s shaped my writing, my music, and who I am as a person. Having to be independent and self-sufficient as a teenager is never easy, but it made me work harder than I ever had to before.

Describe your sound in three words.

Pop, Funky, Melodic

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

Our musical taste varies from The Beatles, The Strokes, No Doubt, The Cardigans, Phoenix, Frank Sinatra, anything from the Motown era…to pretty much anything!

How do you think your music will be making a stamp on the indietronica world?

We have been making music for years now, and have gone through a lot of experimenting with what we want our sound to be, and with these new songs, I think we finally found out exactly where we stand in the music world. With producing our own records, we are able to find that blend of all of our unique musical influences and really make the songs our own…a fine line of blending real instruments with electronic elements.

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

This isn’t new, but it’s our favourite record of all-time…If you haven’t listened to ‘RAM’ by Paul and Linda McCartney, get ready for a life changing experience.

Listen to the super catchy summertime pop track, ‘Two Kids’ below:

Sounds like: Monogem, Noosa, Lady Gaga, Kate Perry, No Doubt, Kid Astray, Fenech Soler, Ghost Beach, Palmedo

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Foxes – Body Talk

Foxes - Body Talk

Foxes – Body Talk

The lovely Southampton Foxes (aka Louisa Rose Allen) returns to our stereos with ‘Body Talk’.

Despite taking a trip back to the 80’s to create the catchy sound of ‘Body Talk’, this is an undeniable leap forward by Foxes as an artist.

Watch the video below:

It is available for purchase on 24 July via Epic/Sony.

Sounds like: Say Lou Lou, Lady Gaga, Robyn

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Wonderful Humans – Don’t You

Wonderful Humans

Wonderful Humans

NYC producers Wonderful Humans is back with new single, ‘Don’t You’.

The track is a blend of dark pop that heightens and deepens with hip-hop sensibilities, and soars with an explosive sax hook.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Monogem, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, Nina Yasmineh, VÉRITÉ, Pistol Shrimp, Lady Gaga, Goldroom, Ghost Beach, Viceroy

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Wonderful Humans – Just What I Needed

Wonderful Humans

Wonderful Humans

Time to bliss out to some tropitronica from Wonderful Humans.

Amanda Carl is on vox and Brian Cag on synth partol for latest track ‘Just What I Needed’.

Get your glad rags on and listen below.

It is the first single off of the duo’s upcoming EP, due out this spring.

Sounds like: Monogem, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, Nina Yasmineh, VÉRITÉ, Pistol Shrimp, Lady Gaga, Goldroom, Ghost Beach, Viceroy

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Nina Yasmineh – Prophecy / Interview

Nina Yasmineh

Nina Yasmineh

Nina Yasmineh is a singer songwriter from NYC. She has just released her new single ‘Prophecy’ and we love it.

We caught up with Nina to chat music and discuss the cool story about where the title to her first EP came from:

Tell us a bit about yourself (where you grew up, when you first started singing/songwriting).

I grew up in Minnesota, near Minneapolis. I always loved to sing and I first started writing songs when I was about 12 years old. I also took piano and guitar lessons. In high school, I performed at local coffee shops and did open mic nights. I moved to NYC to attend New York University in 2009 and have been living here ever since.

Sum up your sound in 3 words.

Bittersweet, striking, seductive

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I’ve always been a fan of pop music and the guilty pleasures of Top 40 so I think it’s fun to channel some of that, like with catchy hooks and synth lines. But I also grew up listening to more introspective and honest singer-songwriters and I definitely try to write my lyrics in that same vein.

Tell us a bit about your EP, ‘Seven Years’. Is there any hidden meaning behind the name?

The title ‘Seven Years’ was inspired by an experience I had a few years ago when I was still at NYU. A man in line in front of me at Starbucks, a seemingly average business man, turned around and said he could tell I was an artist by my hands. Then he asked me my birthday, did some calculating in his head and said that in seven years I would do something artistic that the world would consider truly great. It was like a bizarre prophecy (speaking of ‘Prophecy’…) and I found it really inspiring. It seemed like a fitting reference for that EP because it was the first time that I did all the recording and production myself and it was a big step for me artistically.

The energetic new track called ‘Prophecy’ is taken from your latest EP ‘Finest Hour’, and is causing quite a stir. Are you planning on releasing an album at some point?

At some point I probably will release an album but for now, since I’m doing everything myself, I’ll probably stick to releasing singles and small collections of songs.

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

Well most of these artists are newer but still pretty well-known at this point: lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Haim, Iggy Azalea, Tove Lo and Betty Who.

What is next for you? Are you planning a tour?

I’m going to be filming a music video for ‘Prophecy’ soon. I don’t know about a full tour but I will be performing around NYC this summer!

Have a watch of the video for the illustrious ‘Prophecy’ for some evening reconciliation.

The beautiful ‘Finest Hour’ EP can be purchased here.

Sounds like: Ladyhawke, Ellie Goulding, Austra, La Roux, Lorde, Tove Lo, Indiana, Madonna, Lady Gaga

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