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Weekly Gems 29

Hansaa & Soso – Nights Feat Emma Sameth

Hansaa & soso

Australian outfit Hansaa & Soso shares the new video for ‘Nights’ featuring the delicate vocal tones of Los Angeles-based Emma Sameth.

The visuals, directed by Julian Pircher, watch a young man follow his desires for a lady as she is laid out right in front of him.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Kuru Blue, Banks

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Sunan – Faster

Sunan

Introducing Sunan, the vibrant new project from Pete Robertson.

Despite taking himself away from the music scene after departing The Vaccines, Sunan has had a “controlled explosion” of ideas from “minimalist string quartets to maximalist 80s-style prog pop.”

One of these results is ‘Faster’,  which covers a kaleidoscope of unshackled themes and variations.

Sounds like: LCD Soundsystem, Everything Everything, Alt-J, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads

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MATTIS – The Chain

MATTIS

We absolutely love Copenhagen-based viking soul MATTIS.

His new single ‘The Chain’ is written about the demise of a failed relationship (we’ve all been there). Ultimately life is tough but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sounds like: Rationale, Ben Pearce, James Blake, Sampha, Thomas Azier

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Xie – Habits

Xie - Habits

We’ve all got ‘Habits’ but none are as positive as Los Angeles-based producer and singer Xie.

Taking a fresh perspective on pop music, Xie is paving the way for female producers with her new song!

‘Habits’ is out now via Seeking Blue Records.

Sounds like: Sofi Tukker, Crystal Fighters, The Knocks, Charli XCX, CHLØË BLACK

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Kuzo – Luna

Kuzo

This laid-back duo have big dreams in their heads. Meet Kuzo.

The video for ‘Luna’ explores nature during the day, epitomising a dream-like state, waiting for the moon to come out.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Noosa

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Shadowlark – See Each Other Right

Shadowlark

British trio Shadowlark single ‘See Each Other Right’ blends sounds similar to that of Goldfrapp and Fleetwood Mac.

It’s another hypnotic song to add to their synth-tinged roster, further showcasing front woman Ellen Smith’s mysterious vocals.

Sounds like: Bat For Lashes, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, Fleetwood Mac

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More Giraffes – Basement

More Giraffes

Futuristic pop duo More Giraffes (aka Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford) are pinned to grab your attention with their short and snappy production techniques, colourful vocal loops and fresh melodies.

Listen to their debut single, ‘Basement’ below.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Manila Killa

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Josh Jacobson – Sideline Feat. Gigamesh

Josh Jacobson

Josh Jacobson is effortlessly combining modern R&B with dance-pop in his new single ‘Sideline’ featuring co-production from Gigamesh.

On the subject of the song, he explains,

“Sideline is a song about growth and building in new directions, learning to let go when it’s necessary to move forward. It’s about those inner voices at times of transition that are at once exciting but so challenging emotionally. I think these lyrics will resonate with a lot of people in different ways, so I’m excited to hear how people relate to the song.”

Sounds like: Le Youth, Drake, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd

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Midnight Mystery Club – Orange County

Midnight Mystery Club

Midnight Mystery Club is the musical project of David Paul Newell, who continues to hit our indietronica buttons with new single, ‘Orange County’.

It’s a steamy, synth-loaded love song with delicate vocals reminiscent of Peter Gabriel.

Sounds like: Goldroom, RÜFÜS, Fenech-Soler, Empire Of The Sun, Gypsy & The Cat, M83, Peter Gabriel

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Von Sell – Ivan (Revisited)

Von Sell

Von Sell

A self-confessed terrorist of love, and now tunes. Von Sell releases the final version of his track, ‘Ivan’, following the “quasi demo version” doing the rounds on blogs in early 2015.

Von Sell has quite an eclectic background, having been born to an Israeli mother (who also sings) and German filmmaker. He lived in New York during his early years before moving to Germany at two, where he was raised. He later returned to the US to study at Berklee College of Music.

Listen to ‘Ivan (Revisited)’ below.

Von Sell is lined up to be one of 2017’s breakthrough acts.

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Hazel English, Teen Daze, Peter Gabriel, alt-J

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Midnight Mystery Club – Calling Me

Midnight Mystery Club

Midnight Mystery Club

Indietronica is an addictive genre. Other styles rarely get close to the type of highs that indietronica induces.

One band pushing forward such musical euphoria to the masses is Midnight Mystery Club (aka David Paul Newell).

Offering us light hearted synths, with addictive riffs and beaming melodies, it’s no wonder that Midnight Mystery Club has drawn comparisons to greats, such as Empire of The Sun and Peter Gabriel.

Sounds like: RÜFÜS, Fenech-Soler, Empire Of The Sun, Gypsy & The Cat, M83, Peter Gabriel

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New York Movie – Firecracker

New York Movie

New York Movie

New York Movie is the project of long time friends Austin Jones and Philip Anderson Edsel.

Both cite influences from Peter Gabriel and M83, to name a couple, and their music has a theme; no excuses, compromises or regrets.

‘Firecracker’ is a cinematic synth pop number, that is the perfect soundtrack to a modern day life in NYC.

Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, M83, Passion Pit

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Dutch Uncles – Decided Knowledge

Dutch Uncles by Adrian Lambert

Dutch Uncles by Adrian Lambert

Manchester pop group Dutch Uncles has shared the music video for ‘Decided Knowledge’, directed by Sam Alder and Nicholas Wood and produced by Manchester production studio Plastic Zoo.

Shot in a small beach town in Wales, the video features a puppet version of the group’s frontman, Duncan Wallis.

‘Decided Knowledge’ is comprised of intriguing lyrics, skittish vocals, a funky bass line, and colourful harmonies.

It has been taken from their topical new album ‘O Shudder’, which was out on 24 February on Memphis Industries. Purchase on iTunes here.

They will also be playing The Great Escape Festival in May.

Sounds like: The Levity, Everything Everything, Metronomy, Duran Duran, LCD Soundsystem, Tom Vek, Peter Gabriel

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Little Comets – Ex Catherdra

Little Comets

Little Comets

Time for some music on home grown soil.

Little Comets is an English indie folk trio from Jarrow and Washington, Tyne and Wear.

‘Ex-Cathedra’ is one of the tracks on the band’s ‘The Sanguine EP’ and is latin for ‘from the seat’. The track was written with the idea that we shouldn’t accept certain moral codes or reasoning simply because of their religious source.

Pre-order new album, ‘Hope Is Just A State of Mind’ here. The pre-order is accompanied by lots of personalised EP/LP options and gig experiences and it is also the only way you can own a limited edition personalised copy of Little Comet’s new release, ‘The Sanguine EP’.

Sounds like: The 1975, Bastille, Jack Peñate, Yeasayer, Mike & The Mechanics, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel

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