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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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Lana Del Rey – West Coast

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Lana Del Rey is back, and her new track ‘West Coast’ is really quite something. Dark in nature, with Lana’s signature soft and breathy vocals, the track is sadly sweet, with a touch of soul and blues and a mix of tempos. Produced by Dan Auberach from The Black Keys, ‘West Coast’ was premiered during Lana Del Rey’s Coachella performance.

Her sophomore album, ‘Ultraviolence’ is soon to be released, and lead track ‘West Coast’ is a very promising indication it’s going to be more mature, refined, and sophisticated; dripping in the emotional nostalgia she does so well…

The video accompanying ‘West Coast’ is just a loop of a clip of Lana on a beach, dancing with a lover, both clad in leather jackets, carefree and lost in the moment, over and over again.

Sounds like; Sky Ferreira, Lorde, Bang Bang Bang, Marina & the Diamonds, Banks, Nancy Sinatra
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Bang Bang Bang – Dreamphone

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Natalie Chahal aka Bang Bang Bang is the cool new girl on London scene, making her mark with new song ‘Dreamphone’, a song about the popular 90s girlie toy involving finding out who your secret admirer is….

Describing her sound as a mix of Hole, The Shangri Las, and early  Madonna – it’s clear her music and image is more sugar-coated than some of these bands, but perhaps ‘Dreamphone’ is just on the more pop end of what her music is all about. We are told she herself plays guitar and loves Hole & Pixies, and with promise of new music soon, we are very much looking forward to finding more about Bang Bang Bang!

Citing her influences as ‘mean girls and beach boys’, it’s clear Natalie wears her heart on her sleeve. Her retro-pop chic is a melting pop of different subcultures, and strangely addictive to listen to too. She writes her own music, produces her own videos and looks cute as a button, looking like a cross between like Lana Del Ray and Cher from Clueless. Rocking the emotional, popular, alt-preppy girl image which Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX do oh so well, Natalie is all about 90s pop culture, selfies, hashtags, tumblr updates, big cute panda eyes, and preppy attire.

‘Dreamphone’ is soon to be released on Luv Luv Luv Records and the video features Natalie and her friends dancing around a bedroom and clips from the popular HBO series ‘Girls’, pretending to speak to the characters on a Dreamphone, with the character Adam as her ‘dreamdate’.

Sounds like: Sky Ferreira, Marina & the Diamonds, Charli XCX, Lana Del Ray
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