New York-based sister act Chaos Chaos share their new single, ‘Dripping With Fire’.
Formerly in the band Smoosh, who performed with the likes of Bloc Party and Cat Power, the siblings are no beginners when it comes to playing in the music scene.
‘Dripping With Fire’ sheds light on sisterhood, and all its conflicts and memorabilia. Watch the video below, directed by Stephanie Dimiskovksi and inspired by Tina Barney’s portraits of families and Crystal Moselle‘s documentary ‘The Wolfpack’.
30 Nov – Neumos @ Seattle, WA
1 Dec – Biltmore Cabaret @ Vancouver, BC
2 Dec – Obsidian @ Olympia, WA
3 Dec – Aladdin Theater @ Portland, OR
5 Dec – Starline Social Club @ Oakland, CA
6 Dec – Catalyst Atrium @ Santa Cruz, CA
7 Dec – Soho @ Santa Barbara, CA
8 Dec – The Irenic @ San Diego, CA
9 Dec – The Regent Theater @ Los Angeles, CA
10 Dec – Constellation Room @ Santa Ana, CA
Sounds like: Tennis, Emma Louise, IDER, Lucius, Niki & The Dove
Another Montreal-based band to be included in this week’s SubmitHub gems.
Meet indie folk band, The Franklin Electric, who have shared their video for ‘Burning Flame’, a cinematic showpiece filmed in Toronto.
“This was a spontaneous last minute addition to the record about the fire that feeds us and brings us to do all the things we do, or ignore the things we don’t do but wish we had. A voice inside most of us that can easily be ignored but the burn is a constant reminder. This video was all about the casting! I walked in the day of the shoot and met George, who plays the main role in this music video. He is the most endearing, honest, pure, yet driven 17 year old kid I have ever met. From that moment I was sold on the director’s story & concept. I invite you to meet George for yourself.”
It’s taken from their sophomore album, ‘Blue Ceilings’.
Partners working together is generally not advised, except when a pair can create incredible music.
Cue husband/wife duo, Flora Cash.
Initially living apart, Flora Cash now reside together in Stockholm. We’re not entirely sure where the couple lived prior to Stockholm, but their music could be described as Western tinged folk meets atmospheric Scandi.
Sounds like: Laurel, Lana Del Rey, Lucius, Bon Iver, Johnny Cash
Tasmanian musician, Calypso, has just dropped her self-titled, debut EP.
Of the EP, Calypso says,
“I suppose the main themes behind the EP would be growth and change…whether that’s within a relationship or within oneself. I think it’s a reflection on how life is constantly moving, and you have to adapt to your surroundings and learn how to survive through the changes.
The EP is also about the push & pull of love, how we can connect with other people and how we can move apart from one another as well. I hope the EP can take the listener on a bit of a journey, as they connect and relate to the words and the music through their own personal experiences.”
Each track has been influenced by old and new music, and we’re pretty sure would include the following tracks in Calypso’s’ ‘Winter in Tassie’ playlist.
Elderbrook – Be There Soon
This is the type of song I can listen to over and over again and not get sick of, chilled relaxed vibes.
Mansionair – Hold Me Down
Just a nice song to listen to when I’m in a nice song kind of mood.
Cub Sport – Only Friend
This song makes me feel happy and sad at the same time.
Pavel Dovgal – Faust
I really like the strings in this song and the intensity of the music.
Les Loups – White Clips
I like the rise and falls and the chorus is catchy and easy to listen to.
Yacht – Psychic City
This songs puts me in a good mood when I’m cold and stuck in a Tassie winter.
Dream Koala – Odyssey
I love this guys voice and the way the song builds up at the end. Its just an all round beautiful song.
Bea – Filthy Believer
Good memories from this track, long tassie nights with music to keep us company.
Elderbrook x andhim – how many times
I put Elderbrook in here twice because I’ve only just discovered him and I think his music cool.
Ngaiire – Once
I saw Ngaiire playing the other night as part of the Festival of Voices and she was absolutely incredible.
Sounds like: London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Lucius, LKA, REMMI
We’ve been fans of Men I Trust for some time now, so imagine our excitement when a new video popped up in our inbox!
Founded in 2014, Men I Trust are an electronic pop four-piece from Québec, comprised of Dragos Chiriac (keys and mastering), Jessy Caron (guitar, bass & keys), Odile Marmet-Rochefort (vocals), and Emmanuelle Proulx (vocals).
Men I Trust have the cool vibes of the late 90’s, blended with beautiful piano melodies, low fuzzy bass and powerful, yet fragile vocals from the two girls.
The video for ‘Lauren’ was shot by the band at the Hautes-Gorges National Park near their home in Québec.
Head over to their Soundcloud page for a free download of the track.
It’s not always about the girls, but sometimes it is.
The lovely Dragonette have put together a playlist for us called “Indietronica – an indie pop girls only mix”.
Santigold – Can’t Get Enough Of Myself (feat. B.C) I was told that this song was inspired by an Iranian disco song from the 80’s. I’ve been listening to a lot of world music and I love how well they mashed this up. So unique.
Lucius – Born Again Teen I feel deeply in love with Lucius’ first record. There are so many awesome songs on this new one of theirs Good Grief. But I’m choosing “Born Again Teen” on our playlist because i think its such an strange arrangement. Where’s the chorus!? I don’t know! Who cares?
Dua Lipa – Be The One Every time I go back to London to work with other musicians I learn about artists who are up-and-coming over there. Last time I was there it was Dua Lipa. Maybe everybody already knows her but I just discovered her and I love the vibe of this tune.
Niki & The Dove – Coconut Kisses Niki & The Dove’s The Drummer is one of my favourite indie pop albums of all times. I’ve been waiting a long time for their follow up. It almost reminds me of Empire Of The Sun. But with Stevie Nicks‘ voice.
Christine And The Queens – iT My friend showed me this song the other day, I don’t know anything else of theirs. It’s the beginning of a new love I suspect.
Petite Meller – Barbaric
I think she’s a style genius. We played a show with her in Florence and I drank her up like pink lemonade.
Sounds like: Niki & The Dove, Charli XCX, Gwen Stefani, Icona Pop, OH Land, Little Boots, Girl Friend