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Whosah – Chemicals

Whosah

Mental health is a hot topic at the moment, but we’ve never come across a musician exploring the science behind mental health. That is, until now.

Produced by Aaron Anktum at Ariel Studios, ‘Chemicals’ by Whosah is another slice of bold and refreshing indie-pop.

Speaking to the motivation behind Chemicals, lead singer Spencer Grimes shares,

“Chemicals is about trying to understand each other. It explores the mystery about how our mental wellness is an emotional and spiritual experience, while simultaneously being a physical and scientific one. Chemicals digs into the uncomfortable space between how our thoughts can be both explainable and unexplainable at the same time and pushes us to draw together in the midst of that loneliness and find our shared humanity, our “beautiful soul” “Call it science or magic, I need to know your heart, and be whatever it is.”

Sounds like: Imagine Dragons, Interpol, Walk On The Moon, Bleachers, MUNA, Chappo

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Playlist: Step Rockets

Step Rockets

Step Rockets

Step Rockets are a band from Minneapolis, who like to blend pop melodies with rock-inducing riffs.

They put together an incredible playlist for us. Check it out below.

Miike Snow – For U (Feat. Charli XCX)

Always a big fan of this group. Loving the non-traditional song structure here.

M83 – Go! (Feat. Mai Lan)

This song is a smash! The guitar solo is killing!

Tuxedo – Do It

Could listen to that funky synth bass all night long.

Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

Their production is always spot on! Pushing the pop envelope by keeping it weird.

What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)

Spicy future bass remix that keeps ya smilin’.

Autograf – Heartbeat

Summertime vibes.

Step Rockets – Love Is Just A Chemical

One of our favorite cuts to play live!

Tora – Latp

Super forward thinking electro-pop.

Chairlift – Ch-Ching

Just one of the many dope dance cuts off their new album. Go check the whole thing out.

Robert DeLong – Jealousy

Can’t argue with the stellar arrangement and production on this track.

Big Grams, Skrillex – Drum Machine

puts his magic touch on this crazy collab. Had to include one trap banger.

The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open

Digging Beck’s vibey vox and understated production from the Chem Bros.

Neon Indian – Polish Girl

More acid please!

Cut Copy – Lights & Music

These Aussies know how to keep the dance floor interesting.

J Dilla – Shake It Down

Wouldn’t be a Step Rockets playlist without at least one big flow cut.

The Step Rockets’ EP, ‘Future Nature’, is out now via Harbour / Caroline Records.

Sounds like: Atlas Genius, Mainland, Cold War Kids

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POLIÇA – Warrior Lord

Polica

Minneapolis synth-heavy indietronica artists Poliça unveiled the new video for ‘Warrior Lord’, on Oct 7th 2013, as the latest release from forthcoming album ‘Shulamith’ which is due for release on 22nd October on Mom + Pop, and available to preorder via their website here, and include a lyric book with each purchase.

The visual which accompany this smooth and alluring song, are two girls swimming in a lake, and the directors Isaac Gale and David Jensen have created a beautiful and entrancing dreamworld.

Poliça was formed in 2011 by Ryan Olson and Channy Leaneagh, who had previously collaborated in the soft-rock band Gayngs. They released their debut album ‘Give You the Ghost’ in 2012, which was well received, and even had Justin Vernon (founder of Bon Iver) say ‘They’re the best band I’ve ever heard’.

Sounds like; Purity Ring, Keep Shelly in Athens, Austra
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