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Vök – Breaking Bones

Vök

Continuing to break boundaries with their new single is Icelandic band, Vök.

Vök is Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Andri Enoksson (saxophone, synths) and Ólafur Alexander (guitar, bass). Named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’, the trio hail from Hafnarfjörður.

‘Breaking Bones’ is a sci-fi extravaganza of down tempo electro and a spectrum of sounds and emotions.

Their debut album, ‘Figure’ is out on 28 April.

Sounds like: Björk, Kate Boy, Poliça, Death Rattle, MUNA, The Knife

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Cash + David – Alright Now

Cash + David

Cash + David

Our favourite quirky indietronica duo, Cash + David, return with the first track from their forthcoming EP ‘Side I’, which will be released on 15 April.

‘Alright Now’ is an ethereal psychedelic track, of which the pair explain;

“We’ve been waiting for a call from the mothership, getting ready to bring four different types of smoke, we got the call and this is the first… Alright Now”

Sounds like: Jagwar Ma, Poliça, Sleigh Bells, BOY, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Monogem, Death Rattle, Gengahr, The XX

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Fraea – Criminal

Fraea by Nick Gallop

Fraea by Nick Gallop

Fraea are an juxtaposing duo comprised of Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner.

Fraea’s name has been stylised on Freyja, the goddess of beauty, love and sex, but also death, war and the underworld. On the one side, their sound fits into the bubblegum pop genre, but on the other, it’s dark electronica.

Regardless of their genre, the music of Fraea has been formed following years and years of scribbling passionate and lonely love songs on notebook pages, and we think that is somewhat bittersweet.

Fraea will play their second ever show on 2 March with POLIÇA at Turf Club in St. Paul, MN.

Their debut EP, ‘Bend Your Bones’ will be out on 29 April.

Sounds like: Paperwhite, Monogem, Shallows, POLIÇA, JATA

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Kaleida – Detune

Kaleida

Kaleida

London-based Kaleida returns with ‘Detune’.

Taking it down a notch, the girls draw deeper into their musical souls to create more of a minimal sound, but one that still has the discernible, powerful lead vocals we love.

‘Detune’ is the first single to be taken from their second EP.

Sounds like: Aquilo, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, VÉRITÉ, Salt Ashes, Evvy, Monogem, Paperwhite, Chvrches, Palmedo, Prinze George, Nina Yasmineh, Day Wave, Poliça, Rhye, MS MR, Roisin Murphy

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GEMS – Tangled Memories

GEMS

GEMS

We simply cannot get enough of Gems. Just see our backlog of posts!

New track ‘Tangled Memories’ highlights just how good the duo is at creating that type of dreamy indietronica we love.

Listen below.

Their debut album, ‘Kill The One You Love’, is out 30 October on Carpark Records.

Sounds like: Phantogram, Lorde, So Below, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Goldfrapp, Polica, Banks, VÉRITÉ, Tei Shi, Broods, ASTR

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GEMS – Living as a Ghost

GEMS

GEMS

Isolated creatives and goth-pop duo, GEMS, return with brooding new gem ‘Living as a Ghost’.

Recognisable vocals and distorted synths, GEMS are very much alive.

Have a listen below.

It is the first single taken from their debut album called ‘Kill The One You Love’, which has been mixed by Damian Lazar (Björk, Mas Ysa) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, Haim) and is out 30 October on Carpark Records.

Sounds like: Phantogram, Lorde, So Below, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Goldfrapp, Polica, Banks, VÉRITÉ, Tei Shi, Broods, ASTR

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Vök – Waterfall

Vök

Vök

Icelandic band, Vök, is back with ‘Waterfall’.

Vök is Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Andri Enoksson (saxophone, synths) and Ólafur Alexander (guitar, bass). Named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’, the trio hail from Hafnarfjörður, a town famous for allegedly being home to a large, hidden elvish settlement.

‘Waterfall’ is a bass-heavy, dreamy and melodic track with descriptive vocals.

Put in your headphones and turn the volume up high.

It has been taken from the new ‘Circles EP’.

Sounds like: Björk, Kate Boy, Poliça, Death Rattle, MUNA, The Knife

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Cash + David – X

Cash + David

Cash + David

Cash + David (aka Tim Ross + Liz Lawrence) return with a darker example of their work; simply called ‘X’.

The video features even more dancing from the duo, but this time it’s less glitz and glamour and more focus on the emotional simplicity of the track.

Watch below:

Sounds like: Jagwar Ma, Poliça, Sleigh Bells, BOY, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Monogem, Death Rattle

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Kaleida – Aliaa

Kaleida

Kaleida

Continuing in their fight for equal rights through their music, Kaleida returns with ‘Aliaa’.

The track is based on the story of the Egyptian feminist and activist Aliaa Elmahdy, who, in 2011, posted a nude self portrait on her blog as a protest against – in her words – “a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”. The post received of 2 million hits within a short period during the Arab Spring and was the subject of intense controversy and criticism. Aliaa faced a backlash of death threats, and escaped both a kidnapping and rape attempt. She was eventually granted political asylum in Sweden.

Sounds like: New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, VÉRITÉ, Salt Ashes, Evvy, Monogem, Paperwhite, Chvrches, Palmedo, Prinze George, Nina Yasmineh, Day Wave, Poliça, Rhye, MS MR, Roisin Murphy

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Vök – If I Was

Vök - If I Was

Vök – If I Was

Vök is a dreamy electro trio from Iceland.

The minimalistic and drum ridden track, ‘If I Was’, follows suit with an equally as abstract video. Watch below:

Vök will be playing this year’s Iceland Airwaves.

Sounds like: Björk, Kate Boy, Poliça, Death Rattle

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