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Kllo – Nylon

Kllo

Australian duo Kllo share the piano-laden ‘Nylon’.

It’s a grown up sound and a song they admit is the most minimal from their upcoming debut album, ‘Backwater’, which is full of sincere pop accounts about coming of age.

‘Backwater’ is due out on 20 October. Pre-order here.

Sounds like: The xx, Jamie xx, Jessie Ware, Kudu Blue, Disclosure, Jorja Smith

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Chela – Bad Habit

Chela - Bad Habit

Well this is an exciting day indeed. Australian indietronica songstress Chela is back for a new single!

Adorned in her signature orange, the glorious video for ‘Bad Habit’ sees Chela at her best, eyes right down to the camera and into your soul.

Welcome back lady!

Watch it below.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Ladyhawke, DENA, Tei Shi

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New Carnival – Solid Gold

New Carnival

Bristol quartet New Carnival have just dropped ‘Solid Gold’.

‘Solid Gold’ a luscious indie rock ballad with a fiery underbelly. Much like the fascination of gold itself, the track draws listeners in, immediately turning them into a hypnotic state as lead singer Max Radford purrs “come a little closer, move a little nearer”.

You can catch them at the Omeara in London on 21 September.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay

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Mushroom People – Wisdom Talk

Mushroom People

Mushroom People is a German electronic trio who all used to be in rock bands.

With some decent remixes under their belt (including XYLØ, NoMBe, Rainsford), Mushroom People have released their own track called ‘Wisdom Talk’, which sways more towards the contemporary pop sound than rock, although if you listen carefully you may find some powerful influences in there.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, NoMBe

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Swim Season – Collide

Swim Season

Melbourne-based five piece, Swim Season, share their most addictive track yet.

A synth pop explosion, ‘Collide’ invites listeners to join singer James on a journey of escapism.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Honne, ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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JOME – Crystalline

JOME

JOME is the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter, Jesse Marc.

He has teamed up with New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) on ‘Crystalline’.

JOME explains, “Crystalline is a song about getting away from our modern addictions to technology and immediacy. It was written for someone really close to us who was going through a tough time, as a reminder that everything will settle in time.”

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart

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Trevor James Tillery – Lonely With You

Trevor James Tillery

Nashville-based artist Trevor James Tillery shares ‘Lonely With You’.

It’s another enriched pop track with delicate production techniques that encourage new fans to take listen.

Expect his album ‘Together.Alone’ very soon.

Sounds like: Youngr, James Blake

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King IV – We Can Get It Feat. Rromarin

King IV

Melbourne artist King IV (pronounced “King Ivy”) shares takes ‘We Can Get It’ featuring fellow Melburnian Rromarin.

It’s a tantalising track with primitive production that is boldly overtaken by reverb-heavy vocals and bass claps.

Sounds like: Banks, Grimes, Charli XCX

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Dan Flynn – Across The Wire

Dan Flynn

Melbourne musician Dan Flynn shares ‘Across The Wire’.

Much like all good folk songs, there is a soft melancholy throughout the song, and the addition of the lo-fi choir makes it an all atmospheric feat.

‘Across the Wire’ is the lead single taken from Dan Flynn’s upcoming solo album ‘Ghost Melodies’, out on 22 September.

Sounds like: The Slow Show, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Arcade Fire

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Kllo – Virtue

Kllo - Virtue

Kllo is an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam.

Despite the more mature direction than earlier material, you can still expect to hear fusions of R&B, UK garage, and 2-step, as perfectly showcased in new single, ‘Virtue’.

Expect their debut album ‘Backwater’ to be out on 20 October via Different Recordings.

Live Dates

November
12 – Madrid, ES – Costello
13 – San Sebastian, ES – Dabadaba
14 – Barcelona, ES – Sidecar
16 – Paris, FR – Supersonic
17 – Rotterdam, NL – V11
20 – Amsterdam, NL – The Sugar Factory
23 – London, UK – XOYO
24 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
25 – Manchester, UK – The Soup Kitchen
27 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
28 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
29 – Leeds, UK – Headrow House
30 – Nottingham, UK – The Bodega

December
03 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus
04 – Cologne, DE – Yuca
05 – Hamburg, DE – Haekken

Sounds like: The xx, Jamie xx, Jessie Ware, Kudu Blue, Disclosure

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Life Is Better Blonde – Fires

Life Is Better Blonde

Upon first listen of ‘Fire’ by Melbourne-based Life Is Better Blonde, we immediately drew comparisons to Jack Garratt and James Blake.

The track is full of intimate vocal techniques, erratic, but beautiful piano chords, and intrusive, electrocuting production. It’s left our ears buzzing!

It’s out now via Majestic Casual Records.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, James Blake, Flying Lotus

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Sunday – Only

Sunday

Sunday

Frontman for indie dance band, Miami Horror, Aaron Shanahan, has made the decision to slow things down a bit for his new Sunday project, keeping to a “simple, but effective” mindset.

The video for ‘Only’ has been directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta and features Aaron singing amongst sped up and slowed down clips of the busy streets and subways in New York. The slowed down sections in the chorus instantly send us into a euphoric state of bliss, despite the hectic setting. We guess that’s what love does to you.

Sounds like: Miami Horror, Cut Copy, Van She

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Retro Culture – Calling

Retro Culture

Retro Culture

Retro Culture is the sweet electronic project of Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Connelly.

His new single, ‘Calling’, co-produced with Jean Paul Fung (Client Liaison, Bird of Tokyo, Art vs. Science), invites all indietronica lovers to sing its immense chorus at the top of their lungs.

UK dates to be announced shortly.

Sounds like: Draper, KYKO, Fenech-Soler, Hotel Garuda, The 1975, Goldroom, Le Youth

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Owen Rabbit – Oh My God

Owen Rabbit

Owen Rabbit

It’s time you listened to ‘Oh My God’ by Melbourne-based producer and vocalist, Owen Rabbit (aka Owen Reese).

Owen is starting to become a household name in his native land and further afield. He completely embraces a pure folktronica sound, offering up slightly off-key, but mesmerising vocals alongside some seriously poetic lyrics.

Owen Rabbit will be releasing his debut EP titled ‘One’, alongside a tour (details below).

Europe

TUE 29 NOV | POPANZ, KÖLN GER
SAT 3 DEC | FTT, DÜSEELDOFF GER
SUN 4 DEC | AUSTER CLUB, BERLIN GER
TUE 6 DEC | MÜNCHEN, FEIERWERK, GER
WED 7 DEC | SINGERHAUS, BASEL CH
THU 8 DEC | WINTERCAMP FESTIVAL, BORDEAUX FRA
FRI 9 DEC | WINTERCAMP FESTIVAL, PARIS FRA
WED 14 DEC | AMBOSS RAMPE, ZÜRICH CH

Australia

FRI 30 DEC | JIMMYS DEN, PERTH WA
WED 25 JAN | THE MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 27 JAN | THE RECORD CRATE, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 28 JAN | LASS O’GOWRIE, NEWCASTLE NSW
FRI 3 FEB | THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC

Sounds like: Frightened Rabbit, SAFIA, Boo Seeka, JOY

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