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Weekly Submithub Gems 6

LCAW – Staring at the Sun

LCAW

LCAW (aka 22 year old Leon Weber) is sharing an interesting message in his new track ‘Staring at the Sun’, which features the lush vocal tones of New York City-based singer/songwriter, Sophie Hintze.

LCAW says,

“‘Staring At The Sun’ has a clear message – If you feel trapped in a place or a situation you need to break free, pack up your things and just go. The Sun is quite symbolic in this picture, on the one hand it stands for hope, a better future, adventure; and on the other hand it is a burden. Staring directly at the sun for too long blinds you, leaving you on a path without navigation. The lyrics embrace a loss of direction. Hypnotised by yellow lines, moving faster than the speed of light, renegades without a plan. In the end it’ll be worth it.”

It’s out now via Ultra Records / Columbia Records.

Sounds like: Claire Ridgley, Lorde

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Magdalena Bay – Move Slow

Magdalena Bay - Move Slow

Magdalena Bay is a duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (Singer/Songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (Songwriter/Producer).

Kylie-esq pop melodies combine with modern disco-infused guitar riffs create a song that will make you up your game on the dance floor.

Sounds like: Kylie, Robyn, Tame Impala, Miami Horror

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Cassia – Sink

Cassia by Niall Lea

Manchester indie band Cassia share the uplifting ‘Sink’.

Despite shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the trio’s agenda is to make their fans dance and not mosh, and it’s quite understandable that this would happen with their calypso-infused offerings.

The new song will form part of the band’s debut EP ‘Movers & Shapers’ which is due out later this year.

Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg

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Derrival – Ice Cream

Derrival

Vancouver-based five-piece Derrival share new track ‘Ice Cream’.

Despite the two year hiatus, the band are very much up to facing the challenges thrown at them from the music industry.

Sounds like: Youngr, Young the Giant

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Temptress – What I Want

Temptress - What I Want

South London duo Temptress have just dropped the awesome ‘What I Want’, which has been produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Holy Ghost!)

It very much has a nu-disco vibe throughout, which works well with Jess’ soulful vocals and the retro basslines.

Sounds like: Pat Lok, Goldroom, Jessie Ware

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Count Counsellor – Friends

Count Counsellor

Count Counsellor is the ambitious project of Henry Counsell.

Taking inspiration from the music he listened to growing up (Paul Simon, The Streets and Sade to name a few), the Count aims to counsel listeners with his music, as a form of escapism.

‘Friends’ is a refreshing track of electronically dynamic pop music that instantly creates some sweet summer nostalgia.

‘Friends’ is taken from the full ‘& the Friday Friends’ EP out via Aesop / Quality Time.

Sounds like: Foals, Talking Heads

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Simon Zion – Ego Avenue

Simon Zion - Ego Avenue

Swedish artist, Simon Zion is determined to make it this year, despite exploring his faults in new single, ‘Ego Avenue’.

Just about enough retro guitar riffs and not too heavy on the auto tune, ‘Ego Avenue’ is a strong debut that immediately draws comparisons to Bon Iver and Francis and The Lights.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, Bon Iver, Francis and The Lights, Jack Garratt, Prince, Paul Simon

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Lostboycrow – Verona

Lostboycrow by Melanie Marsman

Lostboycrow by Melanie Marsman

Lostboycrow shares the effervescent ‘Verona’.

Much like a symbol of love itself, the song starts with gentle vocals and a light percussion, building into a stronger chorus and something more powerful.

Inspired by the setting of Romeo & Juliet, Lostboycrow says the track represents “the meeting place of desire, where any star that shines or sun that sets must only be for two. And the very obstacles ahead say there is everything to prove. Love is an adventure, running blindly in it’s youth.”

It’s out today.

Sounds like: KYKO, LANY, The 1975, Paul Simon

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Milky Chance – Doing Good

Milky Chance

Milky Chance

It’s always good to hear that some of our favourite bands are doing well, and Milky Chance are sharing that fact with the visuals for ‘Doing Good’.

The video follows Milky Chance as they explore some pretty desolate streets, planting ‘Doing Good’ stickers across the town. A way of escaping the reality of the situation, perhaps.

Fans will be able to watch an interactive documentary which follows Milky Chance in the studio where they recorded their album, ‘Blossom’. The “Blossomentary” will include interactive features such as being able become the virtual sound mixer in the room whilst the band performs new track ‘Doing Good’ acoustically, and much more. The more the user explores, the more features become unlocked. This is the first of three chapters to be revealed before the album.

Tour Dates

February
13th – London, Omeara
14th – Amsterdam, People’s Place
15th – Brussels, Botanique
17th – Paris, Les Etoiles Theatre
20th – Berlin, Musik & Frieden
21st – Copenhagen, Vega
22th – Stockholm, Debaser
24th – Vienna, Chaya Fuera
27th – Zurich, Plaza
28th – Milan, Tunnel Club

March
2nd – Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes
8th – Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
10th – San Francisco, The Independent
15th – Chicago, Durty Nellie’s
17th – New York, Le Poisson Rouge
18th – Toronto, Lee’s Palace

Their album, ‘Blossom’ will be out 17 March on Ignition Records.

Sounds like: Will Heard, KYKO, Paul Simon, Jagwar Ma

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KYKO – Nature

KYKO

KYKO

You can instantly tell that Paul Simon has heavily influenced the music of UK-based produer, KYKO (aka Scott Verrill).

Combining catchy electronic music (money?) with inspirational South African beats (nature?), KYKO dares to make a different kind of music in this overly saturated pop market.

Listen to ‘Nature’ below.

Out tomorrow via LAB Records, ‘Nature’ is taken from KYKO’s forthcoming ‘Wildlife’ EP, due for release early 2017.

KYKO will also be supporting Eliza and the Bear on their forthcoming UK tour in Nov/Dec (tickets).

Sounds like: Paul Simon, BOA, The New Coast, Draper, The Levity

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Miami Horror – Love Like Mine Feat. Cleopold

Miami Horror

Miami Horror

The Melbourne-based boys, Miami Horror, return with latest 15-track album ‘All Possible Futures’ and it is good.

The album was produced by Benjamin Plant. Plant describes the album, “We wanted to make something that lasts and grows the more you listen to it; we found a lot of fans overseas had been listening to our first album for years and that’s what made us realise the importance of making something permanent in this day and age.”

Watch the humorous video for ‘Love Like Mine’ featuring Cleopold, below:

Armed with some seriously cool tracks, anything is possible for Miami Horror.

‘All Possible Futures’ is out on Haven SoundsDine Alone Records. Purchase on iTunes.

Sounds like: Van She, Bag Raiders, Grafton Primary, Holy Ghost!, Friendly Fires, Talking Heads, New Order, INXS, Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson

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