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Glassio – Papaya

Glassio

International duo, Glassio, share new single ‘Papaya’.

An energetic track that bursts into a vibrant chorus, Glassio have once again managed to perfectly blend indie pop attitudes with trending dance sounds.

Sounds like: Hot Chip, Metronomy, Foals, Jagwar Ma, Rüfüs, Flume, Odesza, Bob Moses, Glass Animals, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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An Indietronica Preview of Wildlife Festival 2017

Wildlife Festival 2017

Wildlife Festival returns for its third year at Shoreham Airport. Headed up by Disclosure and Black Butter Records, expect this be the most fun year yet, not just because you now have an excuse to take the Friday off, but because the line up is quite simply awesome.

We’ve picked out our favourites, so you don’t have to. Check them out below.

ANNE-MARIE
Wildlife Stage, Friday 9th June

Anne Marie

Essex-born artist, Anne-Marie, has had numerous hits over the last couple of years. With her sweet vocals (she performed in Les Miserables when she was younger) and urban swagger, we expect her performance to be very special indeed.

Sounds like: Zara Larsson, K-Stewart, Kiiara, Mabel

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CLEAN BANDIT
Wildlife Stage, Friday 9th June

Clean Bandit

We’ve been following Cambridge collective, Clean Bandit since they began, so it’s with great excitement that we see them playing the big stage Wildlife Festival this year.

They have gone from strength to strength with their collaborations, including a couple of other Wildlife artists.

Sounds like: RAC, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Bondax

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DISCLOSURE
Live DJ set. Location & Date TBC.

Disclosure by Catie Laffoon

Reigate brothers, Disclosure, are running the show at Widlife.

Citing a range of influences from classical, rock, funk and soul, their sound is a forward thinking amalgamation of the aforementioned genres.

They will be doing a DJ set at Wildlife.

Sounds like: MNEK, Sam Smith, Gorgon City

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JESS GLYNNE
Wildlife Stage, Friday 9th June

Jess Glynne

Was ‘Hold My Hand’ the best song of 2015? Quite possibly, but regardless, it was definitely the song that put Jess Glynne on the global map, with a number of remixes secured with some key contenders in the dance industry.

With her stunning vocal tone and energy, Jess will be headlining the festival on Friday. Bring it on!

Sounds like: Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie, Ella Henderson

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JOE GODDARD
Tropical / Sounds Of The Future Stage, Saturday 10th June

Joe Goddard by Marc Sethi

Fresh off the release of his album, ‘Electric Lines’ (out on Greco-Roman/Domino Records), UK producer Joe Goddard is set to play Wildlife Festival.

Joe Goddard is the founder member of electronic legends Hot Chip and ½ of DJ duo The 2 Bears, so expect a stellar performance in a similar vein!

Sounds like: Roosevelt, Hot Chip, The xx, Four Tet, Caribou, Jamie XX

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LIV DAWSON
Wildlife Stage, Saturday 10th June

Liv Dawson

Lovely Londoner, Liv Dawson, is one of our favourite newcomers from 2016.

The sound and emotional depth of the late teen prove that she is undeniably wise and confident beyond her years, and it’s therefore no wonder that she’s been picked to play Wildlife amongst such other great acts.

Sounds like: Beyonce, Banks, Jorja Smith

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MURA MASA
Tropical / Sounds Of The Future Stage, Saturday 10th June

Mura Masa

Electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Alex Crossan is Mura Masa.

He has a huge fan base (most, if not all of his singles have been used in various clothing adverts) and he is renowned for his glitchy production that incorporates Asian instruments, as well as incredible live shows.

Sounds like: Flume, Cashmere Cat, SBTRKT, FØRTE, The Knife

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RAYE
Wildlife Stage, Saturday 10th June

Raye

BRIT School attendee and South Londoner, RAYE, has been making waves with her unique take on R&B.

RAYE has received support from the likes of Years & Years, Charli XCX and Jonas Blue.

Sounds like: Years & Years, Louisa Johnson, Jess Glynne

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RUDIMENTAL
Live DJ set. Location & Date TBC.

Rudimental

With a knack for choosing great vocalists, Rudimental are known for their bold, bassy and brassy sounds. In a massive contradiction to their name choice, this four-piece are anything basic.

They will be doing a DJ set at Wildlife.

Sounds like: Alex Clare, John Newman, Will Heard, MNEK, NIMMO, Leo Stannard, Oli Hannaford

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SHY LUV
Tropical / Sounds Of The Future Stage, Saturday 10th June

Shy Luv

Shy Luv is the project of Manchester based Karma Kid and Armeria.

‘Time’ follows on from their ‘Shock Horror’ EP, but it’s live where the duo showcase their diverse range of influences including LCD Soundsystem, Arctic Monkeys, Metronomy and Friendly Fires.

Sounds like: Honne, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Jagwar Ma, SG Lewis, LCD Soundsystem, Arctic Monkeys, Metronomy, Friendly Fires

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ZARA LARSSON
Wildlife Stage, Friday 9th June

Zara Larsson

It doesn’t seem that long ago since social activist and Swedish electro-pop singer, Zara Larsson hit our screens with the video for ‘Lush Life’.

She later teamed up with MNEK for ‘Never Forget You’, and is now set to get the crowds pumped on the Wildlife Stage.

Sounds like: Rihanna, Tove Lo, Dua Lipa

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Otzeki – All This Time

Otzeki

London based duo, Otzeki, have just shared the video for ‘All This Time’.

The video is made up of footage recorded on vocalist Mike’s iPhone over the past two years in various locations including LA, London and Cambridge. “It a visual diary of things,” explains Mike. “Like our previous videos the subject matter is contained within everyday reality and gives it a certain enigmatic quality in line with the themes of the song.”

The blues-ridden and minimal intro of ‘All This Time’ slowly envelopes us with its sub soul vocals, sensual bass lines, tribal tones, and echoes of rave culture, eventually leading to an intimate and dreamy climax.

The track has been mixed by Nathan Boddy (James Blake, S.W.E.A.T).

They play the Sebright Arms in London on 23 March.

Sounds like: Wild Beasts, Massive Attack, Nimmo, alt-J, Nimmo, Glass Animals, Metronomy, Jamie XX

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N-A-I-V-E-S – Crystal Clear

N-A-I-V-E-S

N-A-I-V-E-S

Meet N-A-I-V-E-S, a London-based pop duo with an extravagant edge, as colourfully showcased in their flamboyant video for ‘Crystal Clear’.

A memorable, driving beat leads ‘Crystal Clear’, but it’s not without bassy twangs for fans of Tame Impala and spirited harmonies, reminiscent of some of our favourite Friendly Fires‘ tracks.

We’re excited to listen to their debut, self-titled album, which is out on 27 January.

Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Two Door Cinema Club, Friendly Fires, Metronomy,

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WEIRDO – Sapphire

Weirdo by James Perolls

Weirdo by James Perolls

“Hey everybody. I’m the WEIRDO” declared Josh Christopher (formerly of Brighton duo, IYES) earlier today on his Facebook page.

We’ll let you into a little secret, we kind of already knew that WEIRDO was the project of the now Berlin-based producer, but it’s still exciting that he’s finally announced it to the world.

So now that the news is out, will we learn everything possible about the WEIRDO project through the realms of social media? Not quite.

Josh still appears to be maintaining some mystery, having slightly concealed his face on the dark blue track cover of new track ‘Sapphire’ (which also features some awesome drumming skills of Debbie Knox-Hewson (also Charli XCX‘s drummer)), and throughout the song, there is also an uncertainty as to whether the sapphire really is as beautiful as first thought.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Phil Collins, Metronomy

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Cocoa Futures – The Blue

Cocoa Futures by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

Cocoa Futures by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

It’s the weekend, so time for some fun!

Meet Scottish born, Cocoa Futures, who create deliciously erratic pop.

Led by frontman Greg, and produced alongside Marc Withasee (Micachu & the Shapes), Cocoa Futures’ latest track, ‘The Blue’, was born from a mutual love of messing things up (in this case, gleeful and gloomy feelings) to create a passionate sound.

‘The Blue’ is out now on Lost In The Manor Records, and ‘The Blue’ EP launch will be held on Saturday 3 December at the Sebright Arms.

Sounds like: Talking Heads, Metronomy, Prince

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Saux – Save The World

Saux

Saux

Dutch producer/DJ and 22 Tracks curator, Saux takes inspiration from left-field disco, tropical music and contemporary pop.

His new track, ‘Saves The World’ is as you’d expect. It has a slow but solid disco back-beat with sweet funk guitar riffs, and stripped-back and smoothed-out vocals.

Of the track, Saux says; “Musically it’s a melting pot – it’s my interpretation of many different influences. Sound-wise it’s my way of trying to capture a warm saturated sound with few layers like the old Arthur Russell disco records or South African 70’s pop. The song talks about how relationships can be influenced so much by emotional and physical distance.”

The track is out now, on his own imprint, Cahors Recordings.

Sounds like: Friendly Fires, Metronomy, Ben Khan, Royce Wood Junior, XO

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Astronaughty – Try Much Harder

Astronaughty

Astronaughty

Brooklyn has taken a leaf out of the Australian indietronica scene of late, creating luscious synth sounds with thought-provoking lyrics.

Former members of B.F.A and Disposable Hands, Sam and Charlie, have teamed up to create ambient house pop duo, Astronaughty.

Their debut track is called ‘Try Much Harder’, and glistens of early Hot Chip and Metronomy (already having remixed for them).

Astronaughty says, “We wanted the track to sound like the beginning of something new that takes you back to something familiar.” “The melody came out of nowhere when we were taking the L train together late one night. We like to hum ideas back and forth when we are out and about and this one was very pop-y for us at the time. We remember it gave us the image of a declining pop star on the dark side of the moon, trying to make one last hit.”

Have a listen below:

Their release party is being held at Good Room on 27 August with Gavin Russom, The Mast, and Argonaut & Wasp. The night is presented by Brightest Young Things x Black Dots Music Group.

Sounds like: Hot Chip, Metronomy, MGMT, Argonaut & Wasp

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Oslo Parks – Fiction

Oslo Parks

Oslo Parks

Brighton-based Oslo Parks (aka Rob Flynn and Ian Booth) is a sporadic and summer-time band.

It’s hard to pigeon-hole Oslo Parks into a genre, with their indie vocals, disco funk drums, effortless synths…and all completed with an 80’s fade out at the end of the track. How refreshing!

‘Fiction’ is the first track taken from a double A side out via X Novo on 8 June.

Listen below:

Sounds like: Metronomy, HARTS, The Editors, Ben Khan

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Worldwide Premiere of Alphabetic – Human Too

Alphabetic

Alphabetic

Alphabetic has been slowly building up a dedicated following since 2014, when they played a number of shows including a five night stint at Secret Cinema’s production of ‘Back to The Future’.

Their sound, built around the singing partnership of Walter Heale and Becca Lever, fuses ambient pop with the dance savvy beats of mid 80’s disco and soul to create an enrapturing live sound, driven forward by the animated and energetic drummer Jon Baxter.

Following on from ‘Good Lovers‘, their first single from their forthcoming album and produced by Toby McLaren (Led Bib, The Heavy, Kelis), is ‘Human Too’.

Once again, the band is offering up an innovative day and night version of the latest release. The day version is a synth-ridden slow-drive track, whilst the night version is a 90’s new jack remix, courtesy of bassist and synthesist Raph.

Have a listen to the day version below:

Alphabetic is a perfect example of a band that can make waves despite having a shoestring budget.

You can catch Alphabetic at The Great Escape in April.

Sounds like: Talking Heads, The Cure, Metronomy, Talk Talk, Fantastic Fantastic, The Human League, The Macabees

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