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Kiera Lawlor – Gold

Kiera Lawlor

Kiera Lawlor

Underground artist, Kiera Lawlor has just released ‘Gold’.

Kiera has been under the radar of BBC Introducing for a little while now and the best way for us to describe her sound is as unique, Madchester electronica.

The video follows Kiera on her holiday in Thailand and is perfectly balanced between city and rural. If you weren’t thinking about summer before, you definitely are now.

Sounds like: Little Dragon, Ballet School, Phantogram, Santigold

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Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Album)

Cut Copy Free Your Mind

Aussie lads Cut Copy release fourth album ‘Free Your Mind’ on Modular Recordings, on 4th November 2013. It is available to purchase here.

Title track ‘Free Your mind’ has an accompanying video which stars Alexander Skarsgard (The East, True Blood, Melancholia) as a deranged cult leader, and can be viewed on Indietronica here, where you can also listen to the rework by Fort Romeau. It was premiered to those who physically attended remote corners of the world, including the Californian desert, a small town in the Australian outback, and a secluded village in Wales. It is a psychedelic synth-driven masterpiece with a ‘Madchester’ feel.

Cut Copy themselves promote how, the album ‘Free Your Mind’ creates a fantasy of the next youth revolution, binding the two epochs without the negative baggage.’ The two epochs refer to the Vietnam War and Thatcherism in the UK – San Francisco 1967 and the UK ’88-’91, the sounds of which can be heard throughout the album. Hedonism, partying, sexuality and freedom are themes which run through the album.

Having formed around 15 years ago, Cut Copy put a considerable amount of effort into their production; as much science as art. Their eclectic sounds emulate from skillful crafts, made out of carefully thought out ideas and instruments ranging from trademark synths, to unusual percussion and saxophones.

The album includes five short ‘filler’ tracks of just a few seconds to a minute of transition, which make the album flow beautifully with a whole completeness, as a marvellously engineered creation of Hacienda, Hippies and Hedonists.

Stream the album in full, below.

Sounds like; Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Du Tonc, Jagwar Ma, Basement Jaxx
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Jagwar Ma – Man I Need


Jagwar Ma are Jono Ma, Gabriel Winterfield, and Jack Freeman from Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2011. Their music is easily comparable to the Madchester and Baggy music genres of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Noel Gallagher recently praised the band, stating that listening to Jagwar Ma’s debut album, ‘Howlin’, is more important than an Oasis reunion.

Check out their latest single, ‘Man I Need’, which is a psychedelic-indietronic track taken from their debut album ‘Howlin’, which is out 10th June 2013 on Marathon Artists and is available for purchase here.

‘Howlin’ was recorded in a remote town in North France, with just the two of them, an 808, a Fender Jaguar, a laptop, a pair of vintage Neve console channels, and some high powered sound systems.

Sound like: Hot Chip, Beach Boys, Happy Mondays, Tame Impala
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