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Youngr – Too Keen

Youngr

Youngr

The talent that is Youngr follows up ‘Out Of My System‘ with another great track called ‘Too Keen’.

The video for ‘Too Keen’ showcases what fans can expect from Youngr live. It’s his first release on Island Records, and is about “a past relationship. Everyone can come off too keen sometimes. We have all been there!”

European Tour Dates

21.02: Cologne/YUCA
22.02: Berlin/ Prince Charles
24.02: Paris/Les Etoiles Theatre
25.02: Amsterdam/ Melkweg Theatre
27.02: Glasgow 02 ABC2 Glasgow
28.02: Manchester/ Deaf Institute
02.03: London/Oslo

Sounds like: Phoenix, Miike Snow, Flight Facilities

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TOPANGA – Shadows

TOPANGA

TOPANGA

Topnaga is a place located in the Santa Monica mountains in California, as well as the name of the main love interest to the protagonist in Boy Meets World.

It is also an indie duo from Los Angeles, who self-produce catchy synth pop.

‘Shadows’ is the first release off TOPANGA‘s debut EP ‘Midnight Jungle’. It’s a track that questions “what it means to let go of one’s memories as a means of living within the present”.

‘Midnight Jungle’ is set to release 3 February 2017.

Sounds like: Kasabian, Twin Wave, Miike Snow

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Du Tonc – Keep Movin’

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

We are big fans of Du Tonc, so had to check out their new B-side, ‘Keep Movin”.

It’s a romantic, disco number with a sexy bass line, that takes us back to retro times and leads us all the way to the dance floor.

It’s counterpart, ‘Wonderland’ drops on 28 November and is the perfect way for Du Tonc to finalise 2016.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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Playlist: Violet Days

Violet Days

Violet Days

Stockholm artist, Violet Days (aka Lina Hansson) has been busy collaborating of late (Hotel Garuda, The Chainsmokers, Fraser T Smith), so we thought it was only fair to catch up with her.

The result is a playlist of Violet Days’ current favourites for inducing feels.

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Perfect key change, and perfect cheese.

Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows In Paradise
This is my evergreen. Always.

Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Latest obsession.. Love the soundscape

Kavinsky – Nightcall
Genius song from a genius movie.

Troy Sivan – FOOLS
Love the whole idea of Blue neighborhood, it’s beautiful and honest.

The Ronettes – Be My Baby
I’m never getting over this song, it had me ever since Dirty Dancing.

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Well, Brian Wilson…

Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)
The melodies and lyrics are so playful and instantly has my interest.

Moby – When It’s Cold I’d Like To Die
Melancholy perfection.

Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
This track has all the pieces for all types of modes.

Brandi Carlile – The Story
Her storytelling is stunning.

Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
Nothing feels like that verse.

Bon Iver – 8 (Circle)
HOW GOOD?!

Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Monogem, Lorde, Chrvches, Evvy, Tove Lo, VÉRITÉ, Imogen Heap

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Airplane Man – Take Me All The Way Home

Airplane Man

Airplane Man

Although the illusive Airplane Man creates indietronica (think Miike Snow, MGMT…), you’d be surprised to hear that Pink Floyd and The Beatles are also of huge influence.

So how do you go about incorporating modern indie dance with 70’s psychedelia? By combining conscious-raising visuals with catchy, soulful vocals and upbeat melodies, of course!

Sounds like: Fenech-Soler, Goldroom, Honne, Jason Gaffner, Savoir Adore, MGMT, Miike Snow

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Deep Dark Blue – Been Here Once Before

Deep Dark Blue by Bryce Alber

Deep Dark Blue by Bryce Alber

Don’t be fooled into thinking Deep Dark Blue come from anywhere other than Los Angeles.

This Californian duo create hypnotic electronica, and although their new track ‘Been Here Once Before’ is not a trigger-happy, dance floor filler, it has a familiarity that will appease both those who enjoy a chilled Sunday afternoon in the park, as well as the nighttime clubbers amongst us.

Building around a percussive (and slightly tropical) backbeat and methodically adding lush sonic textures, ‘Been Here Once Before’ gently unfolds into a euphoric track with soothing bass lines and heavenly guitar interludes, making us question whether we really have been here once before.

Sounds like: Hot Chip, Goldroom, The 2 Bears, Caribou, Holy Ghost!, Tame Impala, Miike Snow, Simian Mobile Disco, M83

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Du Tonc – Slow Down

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

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

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Playlist: Dominique

Dominique

Dominique

NYC-based songstress and producer, Dominique is back on our radar with a new track called ‘Good Girl’.

Proving just this, Dominique has put together a playlist for Indietronica. Watch out, this one is exploding with synths!

Treez Lowkey x Take a Daytrip – “Listen”

I love this new one from two of my favorite producers, and Treez’s hook in the chorus is infectious.

Terror Jr – “Trippin”

I really look up to Felix Snow’s production and I think his signature sound is going to majorly influence the music world. He is the master of creating hooks out of chopped up vocals and placing them in this addicting, ambient atmosphere.

Abra – “Crybaby”

I saw Abra when she opened up for Empress Of in NYC last year. This new one from her reminds me a bit of Jesse Lanza. I love her voice and could watch her videos for days.

Mat Zo – “Sinful (feat. I See MONSTAS)”

Mat Zo is another producer I really look up to. I find his technical genius really inspiring. This is one of my favorite songs off his new album.

Wolkoff – “The Rules You Know”

I’m such a fan of Wolkoff’s style, lyrics, and hooks. It’s paired perfectly with productions from Icarus Moth. This is such a feel-good song to me.

Miike Snow – “My Trigger”

I have to give a shout out to my all-time favorites. I think the new direction they took with their recent LP is fantastic, and this song is one of my favorites from them.

Sofi De La Torre – “Sit Down”

I seriously love everything this girl puts out. It really is–as she puts it–pop done right. I wish more people knew about her.

Ofelia K – “Cinco”

I freaked out when I first heard this song. It’s so inventive and catchy, and the engineering is really good too. It’s crystal clear and the string instruments sound incredible.

Allie X – “Too Much To Dream”

Allie X is seriously such a genius when it comes to lyrical/topical content in her music. Not to mention her incomparable songwriting, vocal, and performance abilities. She’s the total package.

Kiiara – “Tennessee”

This is a throwback, but this is hands down my favorite track from Kiiara. I can’t wait to hear new music and see how far she goes this year.

Sounds like: Fyfe, Goldroom, Monogem, VÉRITÉ, Broods, Mr Little Jeans, Kate Boy, Lorde, Lykke Li

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The Brocks – Going Nowhere

The Brocks

The Brocks

The Brocks are a four-piece from Provo, UT, composed of Dane Brock (lead vocals, synths) Christian Darais (drums, sequencing), Morgan Ence (guitar, sampling) and Ryan King (bass, bass synth).

Having already been placed in a series of high-profile commercial placements, The Brocks caught the eye of Kaskade, who has produced their new track ‘Going Nowhere’.

Don’t be deceived, however, this is not a EDM-heavy track, but more a far reaching indietronica number with extremely polished production.

Watch the new video below.

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Empire of the Sun, Phoenix, M83

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Fyfe – Stronger

Fyfe

Fyfe

Fyfe (aka Paul Dixon) returns with new track ‘Stronger’, the title track from his first EP of new material since last year’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Control’.

Pleasant and very matter of fact, don’t be deceived by ‘Stronger’, because it is no-less-intricate than his previous material.

Lyrically, ‘Stronger’ is based on the idea of sticking to your guns but also being (says Fyfe) “your own worst enemy. ‘Stronger’ is about engaging in that struggle to pick yourself up and keep going regardless of what is, or you may feel, is going on around you.”

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Boxed In, James Blake, Childish Gambino, SOHN, The XX, Ellie Goulding, Bombay Bicycle Club, Death Cab For Cutie, London Grammar, Foals

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