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Weekly Gems 48

GINEVRA – Forest

GINEVRA

We love a bit of Italian indietronica.

Born surrounded by Turin, and now residing in the city of Milan, singer/songwriter GINEVRA uses conflicting atmospheres of these two worlds to create exposing music with no obvious path.

‘Forest’ is about love and is out now via Factory Flaws.

Sounds like: Billie Eilish

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Billie Black – After All

Billie Black

With comparisons to soul heavyweights, Jessie Ware and Jorja Smith, it’s difficult not to stop and listen to London-based Billie Black.

Taking a slightly different direction to her former releases (including those with Mura Masa), Billie’s ‘After All’ has strings and delicate vocals, perfectly showcasing vulnerability, passion and desire.

Her new EP, ‘The Last Time’ is out now.

Sounds like: Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Jack Garratt, Mura Masa, Banks

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Paul Cook & The Chronicles – Selfies

Paul Cook & The Chronicles - Selfies

People need to stop driving and taking selfies. Look at the road, take in the scenery and put this track by Paul Cook & The Chronicles on.

Inspired by a road trip, Cook wrote the slow-drive track, ‘Selfies’ over a 24 hour period during the heatwave in London in 2018. Expect a new full length in 2019.

Sounds like: Paul Simon, Kurt Vile

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Loyal Lobos – Burn

Loyal Lobos

Loyal Lobos is stripping away her ego and embracing the sadness in ‘Burn’.

The Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter crafts raw, alt-folk songs that break convention, imbued with a hazy melancholy.

Sounds like: First Aid Kit, Maggie Rogers, Laurel, Lana Del Rey

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Rain on Monday – Fever Dream

Rain on Monday

Swedish solo act Rain on Monday shares ‘Fever Dream’, a song about a couple on the run from daily responsibilities.

The song has dreamy and husky vocals laced in washed out lo-fi, retro futuristic sounds. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart, Yoke Lore, Still Parade

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Taylor Grey – Heathers

Taylor Grey

Twenty one year old Taylor Grey is getting poetic in her new single ‘Heathers’.

With pop melodies, this girl reminds us of an early VÉRITÉ, using songwriting as a form of therapy and a way to empower the younger generation with her vulnerability.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Selena Gomez, Sabrina Carpetner, Dua Lipa

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Bryony Dunn – I Can’t Look Away

Bryony Dunn

Introducing young singer songwriter Bryony Dunn.

Her new single ‘I Can’t Look Away’ addresses the positive effects of a romantic interest in a blissful manner.

Citing her main influence as being Christine and The Queens, we also sense a huge influence from Marina & The Diamonds in the tone of Dunn’s music as well.

Sounds like: Marina & The Diamonds, Kelly Clarkson, Christine and The Queens, VÉRITÉ

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Dua Lipa – IDGAF

Dua Lipa - IDGAF

Husky pop superstar Dua Lipa battles with her alter-ego in the colourful new video for ‘IDGAF’.

Directed by Henry Scholfield, the video shows Dua Lipa’s stronger and weaker sides battling it out, but she ultimately realises that it’s self love that overcomes any personal negativity.

Sounds like: Jessie Ware, Ben Khan, Jess Glynne, Foxes, Marina & The Diamonds

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Evalyn – Filthy Rich

Evalyn

Evalyn

Newcomer, Evalyn, shares her official solo debut release, ‘Filthy Rich’.

Echoing the rich kids of Los Angeles,’Filthy Rich is an all-night R&B track with a bite. Produced by Finneas O’Connell (Billie Eilish), we can see this doing very well.

“Filthy Rich” is available now via B3SCI Records.​​​​​​​

Sounds like: Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Marina & the Diamonds, VÉRITÉ, MOONZz, Louis The Child

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Tradiio Exclusive: Interview With Britt Daley

Britt Daley

Britt Daley

Britt Daley has been causing quite a stir with her single ‘Move Me’, so we decided to find out more about the songstress from the US.

For those of you who don’t know you, tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got into music.

Music was always playing in our household and as I grew up musicality was highly encouraged. For my 5th birthday my grandmother bought me an upright Baldwin, insisting on lessons. I think my grandmother had this dream of me becoming a concert pianist… the ‘female Liberace’, but that was thwarted when I began performing professionally with the Orlando Youth Opera. I continued piano lessons but I loved to sing so I was taken under the wing of Linda Ronstadt’s former vocal coach.

Describe your sound in three words.

Dreamy. Electronic. Synth-pop.

We discovered you on Tradiio after listening to your track ‘Move Me’, which has received thousands of plays. Were you expecting such a positive response to your debut?

I wasn’t expecting it to garner this much attention because it’s so hard to cut through the noise as an independent artist.  But ‘Move Me’ did pretty well, which I can attribute in part to the blog attention it received early on, Soundcloud shares/playlists, and it’s presence on the Tradiio platform. Super pleased that it reached as many people as it has because it’s one of my favorites.

You’ve also collaborated with Morgan Page. How did that come about?

I was originally connected to the project through Jay and Nick of The Oddictions, who also co-wrote and produced, “Running Wild”.  They heard a song I had worked on with mutual friend, producer/DJ Nicademass, and got in touch with me via Twitter.  Despite the three of us living in the same town we didn’t meet in person until a couple months into the project. I’ve become pretty accustomed to working with other artists and producers remotely, and it can have it setbacks, but it’s mostly been positive because it allows me to work with people from all over the world, which has been truly rewarding.  Many of the people I work with are based in L.A., but I’m also working with a producer based in Portland on my debut solo album, and I have another collaboration with a producer who lives in the Netherlands. There are a few pretty cool projects down the pipeline that I’m very excited about.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

Gosh… where to start… as a kid… Björk, Madonna, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, and later rediscovering 80’s New Wave bands like Depeche Mode, Tears For FearsThe Cars, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys… (I could go on).

In more recent years, I’ve been influenced by Bat For Lashes, Sia, Com Truise, James Vincent McMorrow, Imogen Heap, Miike Snow, Marina & The Diamonds

I also draw upon influences from my classical and theatrical training… and of course my personal life experiences.  Every song on my album is very personal and each one captures a different moment of my life over the past few years.

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

I have pretty eclectic taste and I’m constantly finding amazing artists that might not be very new, but they’re new to me… good music is good music.  Right now I’ve been listening to Kidnap Kid, Tame Impala, Jason Isbell, Nikki Lane, Taylor McFerrin, and Broods… Check out Kidnap Kid – Moments ft Leo Stannard it’s stunning.

We’ve invested in Britt Daley. Have you? Listen to more of their songs and support them at tradiio.com/britt-daley.

Sounds like: Miike Snow

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Rachel Thomasin – Love Echoes On

Rachel Thomasin

Rachel Thomasin

Rachel Thomasin is a 20-something vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Boston who crafts infectious and atmospheric pop music. She has been self-releasing music and performing since 2012.

Reminiscent of Marina & The Diamonds, her track ‘Love Echoes On’ is full of strong vocals, an eclectic variety of synths, samplers, and instruments, including a panpipe addition (which we love).

Listen below.

The track has been taken from her generous 13 track album, ‘Constellations’, which is available for streaming on Rachel’s Soundcloud and to purchase on her Bandcamp.

Sounds like: Marina & The Diamonds, Charli XCX, Nina Yasmineh

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Dua Lipa – Be The One

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from London. She makes husky discotronica.

Dua grew up surrounded by music and cites an eclectic mix of inspiration spanning generations from Tupac to Action Bronson, Bob Dylan and David Bowie, to Alt-J.

Following on from ‘New Love’, which was produced by Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs), and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), is ‘Be The One’. The direction and intent of Dua’s sound is more clear to listeners with this second track, showing a tactical (and very wise) move by the youngster.

Sounds like: Jessie Ware, Ben Khan, FKA Twigs, Jess Glynne, REMMI, Foxes, Marina & The Diamonds

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Keyes – Poor Man’s Paradise

Keyes

Keyes

Keyes is a Warwickshire-based 18 year old who has just released her second track, ‘Poor Man’s Paradise’.

It’s hard to believe she wrote the rousing pop track in just thirty minutes, during an English Literature class.

Sounds like: Lana Del Ray, Lorde, Ryn Weaver, Gordi, Marina & The Diamonds, Sky Ferreira, Grimes, M83

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Ana Zimmer – Young and Brave

Ana Zimmer

Ana Zimmer

Ana Zimmer is born from a creative family, with a German​­/Russi​an mother and an American father.

Inheriting her parent’s creativity, Ana learned to sing and play the piano whilst she attended the choir in Paris. She later signed a publishing deal with Universal Music.

Although the similarities with Lana Del Rey are agnate, it is clear that Ana has taken time to establish her own musical identity.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, Lorde, Bang Bang Bang, Marina & the Diamonds, Banks, Zella Day, ASTR, Broods

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Florence + the Machine – What Kind of Man

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine is back with the fierce new guitar-based track, ‘What Kind of Man’.

Florence’s acting skills are showcased in the intense video and, as always, it is hard to miss her notorious vocals.

Watch below:

The single is taken from their third album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, which is out on 2 June in the US via Republic and 1 June in the UK via Island.

Sounds like: Gems,Marina & The Diamonds, Sia, Lykke Li, Aaron, Letters to Fiesta, Alpines

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Sky Ferreira – I Blame Myself

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira needs no introduction… her latest music video for new single ‘I Blame Myself’ has attracted a lot of attention with people claiming it’s controversial, but quite honestly, this is a really great pop song, full of the trademark raw emotion and angst from Sky.

Sounds like; Charli XCX, Marina & the Diamonds, MNDR, MS MR, Prince, Blood Orange
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