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Acre Tarn – Flex

Acre Tarn

Acre Tarn

Acre Tarn is the electronic music project from Anna-Louisa Etherington, a singer/producer originally from the Lake District.

Acre Tarn has a passion for disjointed industrial beats cut into powerful, yet ghostly landscapes and the new track ‘Flex’ is no exception. Combine this with Anna-Louisa’s autumnal and echoey vocals, and you are onto a winner.

It is the first track taken from the forthcoming second EP.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Chvrches, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Wildhart, Grimes, Mons Montis, Kate Bush, Little Dragon, ASTR, Cocteau-Twins, Saycet, St Lo

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Billy Who – Blue Black Water

Billy Who

Billy Who

Billy Who is a music duo from Stockholm in Sweden formed in 2014.

Their latest track is called Blue Black Water. It is a late-summer-song about the summer’s last night swim with a distinct 80’s pop vibe.

Sounds like: GEMS, Maala, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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Monogem – Wait and See

Monogem

Monogem

Monogem is LA-based singer/songwriter Jen Hirsch on the lead and Scott Smith heading up production.

Monogem has the cool swagger of ASTR, combined with the grace of July Child. What could be better?

Monogem’s third-ever released track is ‘Wait and See’; a glittering journey about waking up from a dream. The track is full of disco and electronic twists.

The music video is produced by ZALMAK and directed by Michael Guilfoil, follows an aged rocker as he navigates a character-filled landscape of contemporary nightlife and tries to reclaim some of the vibrance of his past.

We recommend listening to the other two tracks as well. You will not be disappointed.

Sounds like: ASTR, July Child, Mons Montis, Robyn, Lights, Chvrches

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Acre Tarn – Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn - Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn – Dawn Faces

Acre Tarn is the electronic music project from Anna-Louisa Etherington, a singer/producer originally from the Lake District.

The debut ‘Clasp and Shake EP’ came with a number of video collaborations from Manchester-based video-jam projects that projected colourful and haunting visuals upon the music. Staying true to her roots, Anna’s new track Dawn Faces’ features a children’s choir and a number of samples recorded in a cave not far from the lake from which Acre Tarn takes its name.

As the name suggests, ‘Dawn Faces’ is a multifaceted and haunting affair with astounding impact. The listener is lead on a mountainous journey full of ethereal synths, beats that drive with industrial clatter, and a syrupy bass line into the spaces around a huge attention-grabbing chorus.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Chvrches, Keep Shelly in Athens, Kill J, Gems, Wildhart, Grimes, Mons Montis, Kate Bush, Little Dragon, ASTR

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Billy Who – My Heart Will Mend

Billy Who

Billy Who

We are still none the wiser about Swedish outfit Billy Who, after receiving an email from them simply enclosing a link to their new track ‘My Heart Will Mend’. We have an inkling that they enjoy playing with their anonymity, but despite this we are still anticipating big things from the duo in 2015.

‘My Heart Will Mend’ is a slow and steady electronic track with mesmerising tribaltropica tones.

Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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Monogem – The Glow

Monogem

Monogem

Returning a little bit more tuned up is Los Angeles based Monogem with ‘The Glow’.

Despite there just being two of them, the vocals remain weighty with shiny harmonies over a backdrop of synth loops and a retro guitar cameo.

Want to know more about Monogem? Read our interview here.

Sounds like: Ronika, ASTR, July Child, Paperwhite, Mons Montis, Robyn, Lights, Chvrches, Palmedo, Prinze George, Rhye, Young The Giant

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Montoya – Carry Oceans

Montoya - Carry Oceans

Montoya – Carry Oceans

Montoya is an folktronica duo formed of Cécilia & Hugo.

Have a listen to their first homemade track ‘Carry Oceans’, which has a distinct Scandanavian vibe despite the duo being from Paris. We love it!

Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Mons Montis, Monogem, Prinze George, Rhye, Young The Giant

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Monogem – Stay With Me

Monogem - Stay With Me

Monogem – Stay With Me

Monogem is L.A.-based duo Jen Hirsch and Scott Smith.

New track ‘Stay With Me’ is taken from their self-titled debut album which we are expecting to hear in January. The track was co-written by Adam Luthram (Rhye, Young The Giant) and offers a more mature sound than ‘Wait and See‘.

Sounds like: ASTR, July Child, Mons Montis, Robyn, Lights, Chvrches, Palmedo, Prinze George, Rhye, Young The Giant

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Billy Who – Just A Memory

Billy Who - Just A Memory

Billy Who – Just A Memory

Billy Who is Olivia Sandell and Eric Ahlqvist. The two musicians are also part of Swedish outfit Oh My O.

Debut track ‘Just A Memory’ combines Sandell’s soft and meaningful vocals over glacial synths and tropical beats.

We don’t know much else about the duo, but are expecting big things in 2015.

Sounds like: Oh My O, Claire, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Death Rattle

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Interview with Monogem

Monogem

Monogem

Monogem is LA-based singer/songwriter Jen Hirsch on the lead and Scott Smith heading up production. We had a chat with the duo.

Where did the name Monogem come from?
Scott and I were playing around with the word mono when trying to come up with a band name.  Monogem stuck, and once we discovered what a monogem actually is…we were sold.

Describe your sound in 3 words.
Groovy / Electro / Pop

What is your favourite Monogem track and why?
I would have to say “The Glow”.  It was the first song we finished which was the start of something exciting.  “The Glow” puts me in a mood every time I hear it — a mood that makes me want to close my eyes and shake my booty.

Why did you choose to have a live band perform with you?
Whenever a full band is an option, it is always the right one for me.  The energy on stage really gets the party going in my opinion.  We have had to play stripped down shows which I still enjoy, but I like the fact that every show can be different and have that certain element of surprise we could only get with a group of talented musicians.

Are there plans for a tour across the pond?
No plans yet, but definitely in the near future.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
New Michael Jackson!!!  And also the new Tycho album.

Sounds like: ASTR, July Child, Mons Montis, Robyn, Lights, Chvrches, Palmedo

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