Ones to watch, courtship. (aka Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon) have put together a bubbly playlist for us, as well as sharing their new track, ‘Love For Everyone’.
Speaking of the playlist, the Los Angeles-based duo have said,
“This is a collection of songs we’ve been listening to recently. You’ll notice a lot of mom music (aka. JackJohnson, SherylCrow). Extremely underrated. We have already booked DavidGray to play at both our weddings.”
‘Love For Everyone’ is the ultimate weekend anthem with on point finger snaps and disco-tinged synths. Listen below.
Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Summer Heart, Jagwar Ma, Two Door Cinema Club, MGMT, Passion Pit
We absolutely love Swedish producer duo, Death In The Afternoon, and they are back with killer new track, ‘Good Enough’.
As with their previous releases, on new track, ‘Good Enough’, DITA have delivered an established sound with romantic, 80’s elements. The press release compares ‘Good Enough to “Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker singing on a track produced by M83“, and that is exactly what we thought upon first listen.
Sounds like: Anteros, M83, Tame Impala, MGMT, Young Galaxy, Summer Heart, Goldroom, Karl Kling, RAC, Washed Out, Day Wave, Saltwater Sun
Will Joseph Cook is a Kent-based pop act. Although he creates wistful tunes, he often has comedic tendencies.
We had a chat with the young man about growing up and his recent videos.
For those of you who don’t know you, tell us a bit more about Will Joseph Cook and how you got into music.
When I was young teenager I went to a lot of gigs with my dad. It was almost every other weekend, I became pretty infatuated with what it meant to be an artist and seeing all the different ways people react to music. Having those experiences definitely made me want to write songs and play my own shows.
Describe your sound in three words.
Your wildest dreams.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
Like most, my dad and older sibling’s records had a big influence on me. Some of the early constants were bands like Eels, Beck, Supergrass, SuperFurryAnimals, FatboySlim… Then as i got a bit older and started buying my own records some of the first were VampireWeekend, MGMT, DarwinDeez, CalvinHarris, BrightEyes…
You like starring in your own videos. The video for ‘Girls Like Me’ shows you taking on various different characters, including a few sassy ladies, whilst your new video for ‘Take Me Dancing’ features you dancing around an office.
Where did the idea behind these two videos come from, and were they fun making?
Both were a lot of fun to make for sure. I find that with most ideas they just come into my head randomly. With the last two I have tried to take the titles of the songs and base the idea around to give the track a second meaning.
You’ve just been signed to Atlantic. How does that feel?
Feels great, anything that helps my music reach more people is awesome.
You’ll be playing the first ever Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester on October 8th. Have you got any other shows lined up this year?
I’m playing Reading & Leeds, Y NOT festival, In The Woods and a bunch of other festival dates this summer. Hopefully I will have some headline show announcements in the coming months.
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
I’ve been listening to band called Beatenberg today, not super new but have been enjoying recently. Also the latest Villagers album is great.
The Du Tonc boys are back, but with more of a slowed down, dark electronic release than their usual, more upbeat offerings.
The “anti-pop” track, called ‘Slow Down’, features additional backing vocals from Jenny McCullagh of I Know Leopard.
Despite the slight change in direction, Du Tonc are exactly where they want to be, saying;
“We didn’t grow up making music together, we never had that luxury. This is the first song we’ve made where we both feel like everything in it is exactly what we want it to be, this feels like the beginning and it feels amazing.”
“When you gonna slow down?”. It’s a question we should all be asking ourselves.
Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million
The Wild Wild (aka Benjamin Dunn) has released another astounding number called ‘When We Were Young’, taken from Ben’s debut EP, ‘Kids’ released on 25 March via Descendent Records.
About Kids, Dunn explains, “The ‘Kids’ EP is my ode to unabashed and unbridled youth…I started hitchhiking when I was 18, that’s when I left the Midwest…I made my way west ended up in Venice beach, for a year and a half or so I just slept on beaches.”
With its Ukulele-styled riffs, inviting and expansive vocals, and soft drums, ‘When We Were Young’ is the perfect summer anthem.
Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, M83, Bastille, Mew, Dive In, The Temper Trap, Landings, Kid Astray, Sekuoia, Kármán Line, XPLOR, Mackintosh Braun, FLOR, Friendly Fires, MGMT, Walk The Moon