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OH Wonder – Hallelujah

OH Wonder by Olga De La Iglesia

OH Wonder by Olga De La Iglesia

OH Wonder returns with the glorious new single, ‘Hallelujah’! Praise be!

The visuals, shot in one take, feature Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht in a field amongst a selection of multi-coloured church gowns. As colourful and catchy as ever.

Sounds like: IYES, Kid Astray, Banks, Fickle Friends, Monogem, Paperwhite, PROM, Blood Orange, Years & Years, Bipolar Sunshine, Broods, ASTR

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Islandis – Slow Down

Islandis by Cormac Power

Islandis by Cormac Power

Australian duo Islandis – aka producer/instrumentalist James Chave-Dubois & Ben McInerney – share their bright new single, ‘Slow Down’.

Sharing one song a year, this radiant upbeat jam breathes nostalgia and contagious pop hooks

Sounds like: New Navy, Phoenix, Foster The People, Goldroom, Strange Talk

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Daniella Mason – Woman Lover Powerful

Daniella Mason

Damn right, Nashville-based Daniella Mason knows the power she has a woman.

A modern feminist anthem through and through, it spells out the world from many womens’ eyes. Her forthcoming EP, ‘Physical State’ is due out this fall.

Sounds like: Imogen Heap, The Japanese House, Robyn, Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish, George Gretton, Luna Pines

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Tony Njoku – CONFIDENT

Tony Njoku

Nigerian-British avant-pop auteur and artist Tony Njoku shares the brilliant new Max Jedwab-directed video for ‘CONFIDENT’.

The intense single adopts a confessional, diary-like intimacy underpinned by whirring synths, which dissolve into effervescent chaos.

It is taken from his new album, ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’, released on 4 October via Silent Kid Records, in which he has taken inspiration from a work of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s glass walkway, entitled ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’.

Sounds like: Sacred Animals, Ben Khan, Flying Lotus, Ghostpoet, Gaika, Lightfoot

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Zanski – Younger You Feat. Emilia Ali

Zanski

Zanski digs deeper with his creative new single, ‘Younger You’.

A laid-back RnB affair, Zanski has teamed up with vocalist Emilia Ali to deliver unparalleled vocal lines, rich harmonies, and sweet grooves that perfectly showcase his ability for some serious tuneage, with as much intrigue and substance as James Blake or Jai Paul.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, James Blake, Honne, Banks, Jai Paul

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Slow Shudder – Just As You Are

Slow Shudder

Pop music is always in a state of flux, and there are always artists doing interesting things with it if you know where to look. This week it’s Seattle-based producer-singer-songwriter Slow Shudder.

Reminiscent of the likes of Robokid and PC Music artists, ‘Just As You Are’ walks a fine line of forward-thinking contemporary production and early 00’s sugary pop, for a delightfully charming ballad.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Robokid

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Broken Back – One By One Feat. Alle Farben

It’s coming to the end of summer, which is why you need to listen to the almost-tropical ‘One By One’ by Broken Back and featuring Alle Farben.

The combination of Broken Back’s upbeat and quirky energies with his whimsical vocal styling, combine effortlessly alongside Alle Farben’s diverse, colorful, and boundless spirit.

It’s out now via Sony Music/Ultra Records.

Sounds like: Klingande, Möwe

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Fickle Friends – Glue

Fickle Friends

We are big supporters of Brighton locals, Fickle Friends.

Mixed by Mark Ralph (Hot Chip, Years & Years), the fivesome’s latest release is called ‘Glue’, and it’s the kind of indie pop that will stick fast.

Sounds like: Harts, Haim, The 1975, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

Fickle Friends - Cry Baby

Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

One of Brighton’s best exports of late, Fickle Friends, are back with new single, ‘Cry Baby’.

Channeling some classic rockabilly ‘Cry Baby’ vibes, the track was recorded in Los Angeles with Mike Crossey (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Foals).

It will be released via B3SCI Records (Jungle, Elohim, Skott) in the US and Polydor in the UK.

Sounds like: Harts, Haim, The 1975, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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Fickle Friends – Say No More

Fickle Friends - Say No More

Fickle Friends – Say No More

It’s increasingly tough for an artist to distinguish themselves in the music industry, but Fickle Friends have done just that. Every track by Fickle Friends is instantly recognisable, yet they stand out from the crowd.

The Brighton five-piece have released a simple, but stylish video for ‘Say No More’.

It’s a beautifully crafted pop track. Need we say anymore?

Tour Dates

02/02/2016 Guildford Boileroom
03/02/2016 Cardiff Moon Club
04/02/2016 Bournemouth 60mp
05/02/2016 Falmouth MONO
06/02/2016 Bedford Esquires
07/02/2016 Leicester Scholar
08/02/2016 Bristol Louisiana
09/02/2016 Chester The Live Rooms
10/02/2016 Stoke Sugarmill
11/02/2016 Stourbridge River Rooms
16/02/2016 Liverpool Studio 2
17/02/2016 Reading Oakford Social
18/02/2016 London Dingwalls – Huw Stephens Presents
19/02/2016 Southampton Joiners
20/02/2016 Totnes Devon Arts Centre
21/02/2016 Colchester Arts Centre
23/02/2016 Norwich Waterfront
24/02/2016 Nottingham Bodega
25/02/2016 Manchester Sound Control
26/02/2016 Sheffield Leadmill
28/02/2016 Newcastle Think Tank
29/02/2016 Edinburgh Electric Circus
01/03/2016 Aberdeen Tunnels
02/03/2016 Dundee Beat generator
03/03/2016 Glasgow King tuts
04/03/2016 Stockton Ku Bar
05/03/2016 Lincoln Engine Shed
07/03/2016 Hull Fruit
08/03/2016 Leeds Oporto
09/03/2016 Birmingham Rainbow
10/03/2016 Oxford Bullingdon
11/03/2016 Aldershot Arts Centre
12/03/2016 Brighton Patterns

Sounds like: Harts, The 1975, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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Oh Wonder – Livewire

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder has been releasing a new track every month as the lead up to their debut album release this summer.

Latest track on the agenda this month is ‘Livewire’.

The video has been directed by Mike Lee Thomas and focuses on a variety of couples going through different stages of their relationships.

Watch below:

Sounds like: IYES, Kid Astray, Banks, Fickle Friends, Monogem, Paperwhite, PROM, Blood Orange, Years & Years, Bipolar Sunshine, Broods, ASTR

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Pistol Shrimp – honey

Pistol Shrimp - honey

Pistol Shrimp – honey

UK/US duo Pistol Shrimp is back with new track ‘honey’.

Like a fine dessert wine that you sip after a heavy indie meal, the summery track trickles with nectar vocals and cute percussion. Delightful!

Have a listen below:

Sounds like: Passion Pit, The Avalanches, Smallpools, Lighthouse & The Whaler, Holy Ghost!, St. Lucia, M83, LANY, Magic Man, Cannons, Imperial Mammoth, Sir Sly, PROM, Jagwar Ma

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Oh Wonder – Technicolour Beat

Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat

Oh Wonder – Technicolour Beat

Oh Wonder‘s latest track to be released from their upcoming album is ‘Technicolour Beat’.

The slow and steady track was written after the band caught a sunrise at a house party they went to in Melbourne last year.

Sounds like: IYES, Kid Astray, Banks, Fickle Friends, Monogem, Paperwhite, PROM, Blood Orange, Years & Years, Bipolar Sunshine, Broods, ASTR

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Pistol Shrimp – Between Us

Pistol Shrimp

Pistol Shrimp

Pistol Shrimp is back with the video for the strongest track yet. It’s hard to believe a video of this standard was directed by 17 year old Jake Matos.

The beautifully shot video by the 17 year old is about being young, free, having fun and doing what you love. It follows two boys and two girls on their separate dream adventures.

The track has an electro-synth backing with layered vocals sprinkled on top, and includes those dreamy hooks that Pistol Shrimp are renowned for.

Sounds like: Passion Pit, Smallpools, Lighthouse & The Whaler, Holy Ghost!, St. Lucia, M83, LANY, Magic Man, Cannons, Imperial Mammoth, Sir Sly, PROM

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Oh Wonder – Rain

Oh Wonder - The Rain

Oh Wonder – The Rain

Oh Wonder is a writing duo from London. They are releasing one song at the start of every month, culminating in their debut album in September 2015.

We sum up their sound as monochrome with a hint of sparkle.

The fifth track on the agenda is ‘The Rain’. Less spine tingling than former track ‘All We Do’, ‘The Rain’ offers up silky smooth soulful harmonies over minimal beats, and completes with a brass interlude.

Sounds like: IYES, Kid Astray, Banks, Fickle Friends, Monogem, Paperwhite, PROM, Blood Orange, Years & Years, Bipolar Sunshine, Broods, ASTR

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Pistol Shrimp – Where I Go

Pistol Shrimp

Pistol Shrimp

The international duo Pistol Shrimp is back with stunning new track ‘Where I Go’.

The feel-good track takes on more of a tropical vibe; full of trumpets and 80’s-inspired synths. It really is the perfect tune to see summer out with.

The generous duo is offering a free download of the track on their Facebook page, along with the free download of the insanely good debut ‘Hearts EP’.

Sounds like: Passion Pit, Smallpools, Lighthouse & The Whaler, Holy Ghost!, St. Lucia, M83, LANY, Magic Man, Cannons, Imperial Mammoth, Sir Sly, PROM

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