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Coyote Island – Hello Silence

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Maine-based songwriter Mike O’Hehir aka Coyote Island has just returned with a new single titled ‘Hello Silence‘.

Possibly his most radio release to date, the song is a contagious pop cut made of sing along melodies and enriched by sun kissed reggae vibes.

Speaking about it, he explains: ““Hello Silence” is about taking a break from the noise. The always turning wheels of thought in today’s era of information can be overwhelming. Sometimes a little peace and quiet can really set my mind straight. It’s like the calm after a storm. My favorite line is in the second verse: “seen a rainbow colored sky and I don’t even have to wonder why”. This carries some personal sentiment for me. Rather than a philosophical quest for meaning, it’s about demystifying the unknown by simply embracing it. In that letting go, so much more is received through the experience of awareness and presence. I’ve come to enjoy the simplicity of life lately, and this song reflects that. No matter how many trips or far out you get, sometimes catching the right sunset just really takes the cake. I wrote the lyrics shortly after the pandemic set in and they are very much about our current times. In a way, I look at this time like the end… but also the beginning of something brand new. “Hello Silence” invites you to tune out at the static and tap your toes.

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HYYTS – Lonely People

Hailing from Glasgow, HYYTS are best friends and flatmates Adam and Sam. Androgynous, inclusive, and ones to watch for 2020 as they unashamedly infiltrate the pop sphere proving pop is no longer a dirty word. Inspired by unconventional sounds and with a sonic palette that traverses genres, their sound draws from underground club culture, production laced with brooding beats and soaring pop ambition alongside frontman Adam’s work as a music therapist in some of Scotland’s toughest prisons providing a deep pool of emotion teamed with the theatre of sonic weaver Sam’s performance, drawing from his time curating and promoting underground nights around Edinburgh.

With their latest single ‘Lonely People‘, they continue to explore their genre-bending sound with the flux of life’s trials and tribulations. It’s a neon-drenched, euphoric banger that builds to a crescendo with soaring production and contrasted with an emotional, coming-of-age narrative.

Chatting about the single, singer Adam says: “Lonely People is about growing up and realising that you should always leave yourself open to be hurt because any kind of happy life needs some sadness in it. It’s better to feel anything than nothing. It’s a coming of age song and basically a wee bit of advice I wish someone had given me when I started going out and getting full of booze and drugs.

Watch the stunning acoustic rendition of track here below:

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Clairy Browne – Not The Only

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Australian Pop/RnB artist Clairy Browne has just released ‘Not The Only’, a sticky bop taken from her forthcoming EP ‘ANGEL‘.

The song seduces listeners with a mix of anthemic hooks, infectious vocal swells and a startlingly dystopian resonance. It comes together with an ultra-cool video which perfectly introduces us into Browne’s subversive musical cosmos: an ether devoid of heteronormativity, where queerness is celebrated in all its forms.

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dekleyn – What We Could Be

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Australian duo dekleyn are back with a new single titled ‘What We Could Be’.

Fans of LANY, Lauv and Shallou will fall in love with this one, thanks to its powerful combination of indie vibes and glossy textures. This is their more chilled track so far, but they’ve still managed to maintain that catchy element which seems to flow throughout all of their music.

Speaking about it, they share: “This song came out super quick and basically all at once. We were pretty much all set with our album tracks, but there was one song that we weren’t so keen on but decided to keep pushing ahead with it. Then one day this new demo idea came along and we instantly knew it had to be a part of the album, so we switched the two songs and ‘What We Could Be’ was created. We love this song as it is more relaxed and chilled but is also happy and catchy at the same time. It combines a bunch of laid-back pop elements that drive the song. It’s a song that fits all moods and settings and that’s why it came so easy to us and is such easy listening.”.

Stay tuned for their self-titled debut album which is set for release on 7 October.

Sounds like: LANY, Lauv, Shallou

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Emma Gatsby – 2 Steps

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Emma Gatsby – 2 Steps

Sassy 19 year old Emma Gatsby knows what the deal is, and she isn’t letting anyone get in her way.

Hailing from New York, Emma learned to play the piano and cello at the tender age of four, with her mother teaching her, until she sadly passed away when Emma was aged nine. Following this, Emma picked up a guitar and decided to teach herself to play. She was writing songs by aged eleven, but was using music as a way to distract herself from the realities that she found herself in, especially after her father passed away.

Of her latest song, Emma says, “‘2 Steps’ is a song I wrote about a relationship or should I say several relationships. As much as it’s based on my real life experience with an ex, it was more so, my realization that I was always the one doing the damage first that inspired the song.”

Sounds like: Violet Days, Dominique, Kissy, Amy Guess, Harper, Sizzy Rocket, SUMif, Sibling

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Petite Meller – Milk Bath

Petite Meller

Petite Meller

Introducing our little French beauty, Petite Meller.

Born and raised in Paris, Petite writes obscure, visceral pop, that celebrates the surreal and the absurd, in the everyday. “I only make music for the reason that I didn’t have anyone to dance with,” she says.

The song was recorded between Brixton in London, and Johannesburg in South Africa, where much of the instrumentation was performed by musicians from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Petite is sharing another unorthodox video for ‘Milk Bath’, and as with all her releases, Petite developed the video treatment with long-time collaborator Asaf T Mann. It sees her travelling to Germany, and Senegal, where they shot scenes at a naturally pink lake. To find the locations, Petite and her team reached out to scientists from Cornell University, who became involved in the project, helping with locations and access, and asking Petite to take a sample from the lake.

Sounds like: Grimes, MØ, Ji Nilsson, Allie X

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Sizzy Rocket – Need Somebody

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Sizzy Rocket

It was International Women’s Day on Tuesday, but every day is IWD as far as we are concerned.

Cue the video for ‘Need Somebody’ by Sizzy Rocket.

‘Need Somebody’ is a warm, synth number, showing a softer side of Sizzy. The video is romantic as hell, and features visual glitches similar to those of 90’s computer footage.

Sizzy has a real knack from switching between popstar and electro queen with a drop of a hat.

On that note, the candy pop track, ‘Thrills’, is also out today.

Check Sizzy out with all of her releases!

If you have a chance to listen to out her album when it’s out, do. It’s music that any respectable man would be proud to have created. Pre-order on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Evvy, Blood Orange, ASTR, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Elohim, Rihanna, Taylor Swift

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The Magnettes – Bones

The Magnettes by Catie Laffoon

The Magnettes by Catie Laffoon

Pop stars are usually clean cut, well behaved artists who write about nice things, such as love and rainbows. Not The Magnettes; a racy electro pop punk trio founded by best friends, Rebecka and Sanna.

In their new track ‘Bones’ the #sadgirls advocates talk about getting wasted, getting laid, and being social misfits in their small home town in Sweden.

Even their website asks us to “go down to start”, so with that in mind, go down to watch their new video:

Disclosure: I am The Magnettes’ publicist at the time of writing.

‘Bones’ is out now via DigSin.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Icona Pop

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Stamps – Interview & Two Kids

STAMPS - Two Kids

STAMPS – Two Kids

STAMPS is indie-pop-rock duo who have started making and self producing their own tracks.

We had a little chat with them about how they got into music:

How and why did you start making music?

(Ren) I started singing in musical theater productions and operas at five years old, so music has always been a huge passion of mine. I wrote my first song when I was eight years old, sitting on a staircase with my Lisa Frank notebook about my first “boyfriend” who couldn’t decide if he wanted to date me or my best friend, (Second grade is a DOOZY) and I haven’t stopped writing since. Adam was in a number of bands, making music since he was in middle school, and together, we have been writing songs and producing music for the past four and a half years.

Ren, you moved from your home town of Cypress in Texas to Los Angeles when you were just 17. Do you think that has shaped the music you write today?

Definitely! When I left home, I was only a junior in high school. I somehow convinced my parents that moving to L.A. and finishing my senior year online while touring the country in a van we named STAMPS the Van Morrison was a good idea, and was thrown into a world that I’d always wanted to be a part of. It’s shaped my writing, my music, and who I am as a person. Having to be independent and self-sufficient as a teenager is never easy, but it made me work harder than I ever had to before.

Describe your sound in three words.

Pop, Funky, Melodic

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

Our musical taste varies from The Beatles, The Strokes, No Doubt, The Cardigans, Phoenix, Frank Sinatra, anything from the Motown era…to pretty much anything!

How do you think your music will be making a stamp on the indietronica world?

We have been making music for years now, and have gone through a lot of experimenting with what we want our sound to be, and with these new songs, I think we finally found out exactly where we stand in the music world. With producing our own records, we are able to find that blend of all of our unique musical influences and really make the songs our own…a fine line of blending real instruments with electronic elements.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

This isn’t new, but it’s our favourite record of all-time…If you haven’t listened to ‘RAM’ by Paul and Linda McCartney, get ready for a life changing experience.

Listen to the super catchy summertime pop track, ‘Two Kids’ below:

Sounds like: Monogem, Noosa, Lady Gaga, Kate Perry, No Doubt, Kid Astray, Fenech Soler, Ghost Beach, Palmedo

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Scavenger Hunt – Wildfire

Scavenger Hunt - Wildfire

Scavenger Hunt – Wildfire

The new single from LA’s electro-pop duo Scavenger Hunt is out!

It’s a 90’s inspired pop gem. Perfect to keep the weekend vibe going.

This track is the first off their new EP of the same name, which is out on 23 June.

Sounds like: Priest, Goldroom, Grimes, Ladyhawke, HAERTS, I BREAK HORSES, Carousel, Washed Out

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