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Delena – I Need You Tonight


‘I Need You Tonight’ is the latest in what’s been a prolific year of electro-pop anthems from the fast-rising European pop artist, Delena.

Lyrically suggestive, it’s an ode to the initial, exciting stages of a relationship. Set to the foundation of contemporary pop production, it’s another gem going above and beyond the high expectations set by Delena.

Sounds Like:  Dua Lipa, Halsey, Call Me Loop, Charlie XCX

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Marie Lang – Don’t Wanna Go Back


Trying her hand at a more pop-oriented track, ‘Don’t Wanna Go Back’ by Marie Lang is another stunner, with lyrical candour, creating a constructive narrative about Marie’s romantic life and tales of love, connection, and everything in between.

A classic friends-with-benefits situation, Marie once again takes a personal story and turns it into a vibrant piece of R&B and pop.

Sounds Like: Mickey Valen, Noé, Mafalda

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daste – What If?

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The dreamy ‘What If?’ introduces us to the smooth vocals and rhymes of three-piece, daste.

With neat production elements with a touch of nostalgia, the track considers the thought of what could have been.

Sounds Like: Men I Trust, Tora, Parcels, Toro Y Moi

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ELME – Kids

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Melbourne-based ELME draws musical inspiration from a diverse selection of sources, musical and otherwise.

With a vocal character rooted in singer-songwriter origins, his sound has evolved to blend elements of electronica and pop with his love of acoustic guitar and piano.

Listen to the fearless ‘Kids’ below.

Sounds Like: Tiny Ruins, Tamas Wells

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Abraham Tilbury – So R

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Another Australian gem, this time from Abraham Tilbury, who is looking back over the last few years living in Melbourne in his latest single, ‘So Right’.

Now living in Brisbane, the solo artist is determined to focus on writing music under his own name instead of ghost-producing. The result is a fine piece of electro-pop.

Sounds Like: Jackson Dyer, JVLY, Friends in Paris, Georgia Mae

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Grant Knoche – Sorry for the Honesty

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At just 17 years old Grant Knoche self-produces, writes, records, arranges and plays all his own music.

With seven years already under his belt, this youngster perfectly balances pure pop tendencies with a modern take on R&B.

Sounds Like: Troye Sivan, Noll, Nikless, Kenzie, In Real Life, XXXTentacion


Maude Latour – Lovesick


Maude Latour‘s new single is an exploration of the anguish and physical wear and tear related to heartache.

Latour’s self-assured vocals, lyricism inspired by ancient Greek poetry, and her elegant yet unconventional structure make ‘Lovesick’ her boldest effort to date.

Sounds Like: Zella Day, Léon, Empress Off, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek

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German / British duo TONI&MASH teases us up with the first track from their debut EP ‘I Want It’. Going full on acid and synths, the track will take you through their world and warm you up for the full EP.

With a wide range of influences that includes everything from Abra to Patti Smith, and Grace Jones to The Sugababes, TONI&MASH have developed a DIY aesthetic with a riot girl attitude that borrows just as heavily from their retro inspirations, as much as more contemporary ones.

Sounds Like: Icona Pop, LCMDF

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Micky Blue – Champagne Reign

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British-come-US native Micky Blue is a female artist who has made a return to the music industry more independent and stronger than ever.

Her stunning heartfelt new track, ‘Champagne Reign’, has been produced by Mickey Valen and co-written by Joren Van Der Voort.

In Micky’s own words, the track “is about how far some people are willing to go for the glamor and fame. I think you can still reach your dreams without “selling your soul” or loosing yourself, it’s a much harder and longer road but I think the payoff can be much greater.”

We couldn’t agree more. Listen below:

It has been taken from her upcoming EP entitled ‘Wild Things’.

Sounds like: Evvy, Noosa, Linney, Ayer, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Foxes, Keyes

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Evvy – Tidal Wave



We’ve had our indietronica eyes on New York-based Evvy since the release of ‘Collide’, which was produced by Mickey Valen.

EVVY’s new single ‘Tidal Wave’ has met our expectations. The track still has Evvy’s distinctive vocals, but the production has taken a glimmering tropical turn, and it’s hella catchy.

We strongly believe this is the track that will sky rocket Evvy to pop stardom.

Sounds like: Foxes, Jax Jones, Noosa, Ayer, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Blonde

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Lyon Hart – The Sign

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Lyon Hart is a house vocalist, who describes himself on his Facebook page as “Lyon (like neon) Hart (like Melissa Joan). Singer, songwriter, maker of chocolate pudding pies.” Tasty.

We’ve been listening to his latest creation, ‘The Sign’. Recognise its slow tropical sound? That’s because Lyon Hart has teamed up with Mickey Valen (Noosa, Ayer, Evvy).

Click below to listen and get yourself a free download.

We also love the Keljet remix! Have a listen below and get a free download of this too!

Sounds like: Keljet, RAC, Goldroom, Le Youth, Viceroy, Penguin Prison, Ghost Beach, Noosa, Great Good Fine Ok, Evvy, Ayer

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Evvy – Collide



Evvy is a popstar in the making from NYC. Creating luscious piano chords with heart-wrentching vocal melodies, this is emotional pop at its finest. ‘Collide’ was produced by Mickey Valen (Noosa & AYER), who recently teamed up with Chris Wallitsch to form the production duo ‘Mickey Valen & The King’.

Whilst still a fairly new kid on the block, Evvy has all the ingredients to rise quickly and over at Indietronica HQ, we are excited to hear more over the coming months!

Also check out this summery remix from Keljet

Sounds like: Noosa, Indiana, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange

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Noosa – Begin Again / Clocktower

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Noosa offers us her latest tracks ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Clocktower’, both taken from her debut full length album ‘Wonderland’, which was recorded with infamous producer Mickey Valen (Ayer).

Both tracks are a good introduction to Noosa’s music, if you have not listened to Noosa before.

‘Begin Again’ is electronic pop at its best; full of layered synths and songbird vocals.

‘Clocktower’ is an emotional, but uproarious track paired with gorgeous piano chords and strings.

Noosa will be offering up two tracks per day in the lead up to ‘Wonderland’ being released on 20 May.

Sounds like: Ghost Beach, Chela, Kimbra, Ellie Goulding, Ayer, BLSHS

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