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Raine – Age Of Innocence

RAINE

RAINE

It’s not surprising that RAINE (aka Jaqui Rae Stewart) creates strong and powerful music, considering that her name has been taken form the word, ‘moraine’, which describes the deposits of rock and soil that are left behind by a glacier as it shifts across the land over time.

Growing up on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, Jaqui surrounds herself with nature; a heavy influence in her new EP, ‘My Dreams’.

Taken from her EP, is ‘Age Of Innocence’, a track that gives out a positive and compelling message.

Sounds like: Rae Morris, VÉRITÉ, Laurel, Evvy, Noosa

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Astrid S – Hurts So Good

Astrid S by Ole Marius Fossen

Astrid S by Ole Marius Fossen

ZAYN has met his match, in Norwegian singer and musician Astrid S.

Following on from the epic ‘Paper Thin,’ is the video for ‘Hurts So Good,’ directed by the acclaimed screenwriter and director, Andreas Öhman at Naïve Studio in Sweden.

About the video, Astrid remarks:

“It was a very cool experience to do this music video. I went to Stockholm for two days, and we filmed it by a beautiful summer house outside of the city, as well as in a studio. It felt so uncomfortable doing the scenes with the actor which depict the aspects of a complicated relationship reflected in the song’s lyrics. But after seeing the final result it was so worth it. I’m very happy with the video, and I think it suits both the song and me.”

It’s the lead single from her upcoming, self-titled EP, and was written by Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato) and Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Little Mix) and produced by Max Martin Studios and MAG. That would explain the strong pop influence!

Of the EP, Astrid says:

“Until now, my fans have had to wait a long time to hear new music from me, one track a year! But, I’ve been in the studio, working hard, and now I have lots to share with you. This May, my first 5 track EP will be coming to you all to listen to whenever and wherever! I am so excited!”

The EP is set to be released on 20 May via Virgin EMI.

May Tour Dates

Monday 2nd – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Tuesday 3rd – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
Thursday 5th – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
Saturday 7th – Ottakringer Brauerei, Vienna, Austria
Monday 9th – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday 10th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friday 13th – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday 15th – Huxley’s, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 17th – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

*Headline show – not supporting Troye Sivan

Sounds like: ZAYN, Zara Larsson, Rihanna, Evvy, Noosa

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DANAE – Actualized

DANAE - Photo by Sarin Kuruvilla with Design by Brad Wolf

DANAE – Photo by Sarin Kuruvilla with Design by Brad Wol

Meet DANAE, and get to know sharpish!

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter has released a special collaboration with long time friend, Los Angeles-based electronic producer Phil Danyew.

‘Actualized’ perfectly showcases DANAE’s nuanced lyrics and vocal production alongside Danyew’s rhythms and dreamlike, synth textures.

“This song is really special to us,” said DANAE. “We both simply love the song, it’s beauty and swells.”

‘Actualized’ is released on 6 May, with DANAE’s debut EP dropping on 10 June.

Sounds like: Noosa, CAPPA, Remmi, Evvy, Echosmith

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SUMif – Malaga

SUMif by Lauren Marquardt

SUMif by Lauren Marquardt

Meet SUMif, a San Francisco-based electro pop producer and singer.

After studying music business at NYU, SUMif moved to Nashville to write country music. However, it turns out that music that producing electronic music was more her forte.

One of the results is ‘Malaga’.

Of the track, SUMif explains;

“Malaga” is about my favorite thing in the world – dancing my face off at music festivals with my favorite friends. I wrote this song about those magical moments, an ode to everyone who I’ve ever danced with, in the desert, in a French-Canadian rainstorm, in the fields of Golden Gate Park, on the Isle of Wight, or while watching a rainbow meet the sunset over The Gorge. Those are among my favorite memories, so I tried to capture those feelings in a song.”

Sounds like: REMMI, Cappa, Monogem, Evvy, Noosa, Sizzy Rocket

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VÉRITÉ – Underdressed

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ returns fighting with, ‘Underdressed’.

Ever consistent, ‘Underdressed’ is another gritty number with sweet melodies from the US talent.

Tour Dates

5/15 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
5/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
5/18 New York, NYC @ Baby’s All Right
5/19 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
5/20 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
5/21 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
5/23 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
5/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7thSt Entry
5/28 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
5/29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/31 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
6/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

Sounds like: Banks, La Roux, Noosa, Evvy, Ellie Goulding, ASTR, MS MR

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Vaults – Midnight River

Vaults

Vaults

Vaults, a trio from London, release the optimistic ‘Midnight River’ following their run of supports for Jack Garratt.

The video, which appears to have a underlying theme of freedom and empowerment, was filmed in an abandoned school, with awesome choreography to illustrate one hell of a trippy journey.

Live Shows

Mon 11 April – Glasgow Stereo
Tue 12 April – Bristol The Exchange
Wed 13 April – London Heaven
Thu 14 April – Manchester Deaf Institute

Sounds like: Foxes, Florence + the Machine, Jess Glynne, Evvy, Noosa, Remmi, Ella Henderson, London Grammar, Phantogram, Broods, Gems, Kacy Hill, Susanne Sundfør, IYES, Alt-J, Daughter

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Wildes – Bare

WILDES

WILDES

A brand new project from a brand new star-in-the-making. WILDES is 19 year old Ella Walker from West London.

WILDES focuses on the importance of songwriting, partly due to her infectious love of literature, and uses its creative process as a way of deliberating over a situation or a relationship.

‘Bare’ is due for release via Hometown Records.

Sounds like: First Aid Kit, Daughter, Evvy, VÉRITÉ, Noosa, Mara Simpson

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Liyv – You Should Know Better

Liyv - You Should Know Better

Liyv – You Should Know Better

Liyv is a dream pop duo from Seattle, comprising of Olivia Paige Holman and Joel Marchand.

They like to make songs for sad people who like bright colours, combining sky high synths with lush vocals.

Their debut ‘You Should Know Better’ is the first in a long line of monthly releases. We can’t wait for February’s track.

Head over to Liyv’s Soundcloud for a free download of ‘You Should Know Better’.

Sounds like: Evvy, Noosa, BLSHS, Leena Ojala, Kyla La Grange, Kimbra, Ellie Goulding, Ayer

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Glades – Drive

Glades - Drive

Glades – Drive

GLADES is an indie-pop trio from Sydney, who love to make original electronica.

Their new track is called ‘Drive’, but only has a faint resemblance to the soundtrack of the film with the same title.

This PG13 version is a warm and dazzling synth melody which we could very easily drive along to.

It’s out now. Head to their Soundcloud for a free download of the track.

Sounds like: Oh Wonder, Evvy, Broods, Noosa, Astronomyy, IYES, Paris Carney, Chvrches, Låpsley, Grimes, Monogem

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Millicent – Say You Want Me

Millicent

Millicent

Producer and singer, Millicent (aka Emily Knurr), returns with a simple, yet effective video for ‘Say You Want Me’.

Pushing the “vibe pop” genre, the song is a melodic story of unrequited love.

Watch below:

It’s taken from the ‘Deux’ EP, out now.

Sounds like: Broods, OH Land, Years & Years, Evvy, Noosa, MØ, Monogem, Banks, Imogen Heap

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