Little People is the beautiful project of Laurent Clerc, who has just returned to the UK following a stint of residing in Portland, US.
Little People combines elements of tech with lush instrumental landscapes, which will rightfully draw comparisons to ODESZA (who he supported on their US tour), Little Dragon and Maribou State.
‘Skies Turn Blue’ is the second single taken from his upcoming ‘Landloper’ album and features Tif Lamson of the band GIVERS.
It’s out now on his own label, Future Archive Recordings, which was co-founded with Sun Glitters, Arms and Sleepers and CNJR. It is a collaboratively minded label, that looks to empower artists to release music as they see fit with the help, clout and structure of a label.
Sounds like: Little Dragon, The xx, Bonobo, Maribou State, ODESZA, RJD2
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Phoria by Thom Novi
Back in 2013, we declared Phoria as one of our ones to watch. Fast forward two years, and although the music industry has shifted, Phoria’s musical standing has remained firmly intact.
‘Melatonin’ will be their first release since 2014. Appropriately named after a hormone that anticipates the daily onset of darkness, this chemical compound adjusts the body’s circadian rhythms. “Somewhere between your dreams and your waking life is a path that you might not notice yourself following” is the band’s motif for the track, along with themes of subconscious time-travel.
We cannot wait for their first full length album in 2016.
Sounds like: Aquilo, Sigur Rós, RJD2, James Blake, Radiohead, Active Child, Years & Years, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Chet Faker, Flume, I Break Horses
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Phoria are a soulful Brighton-based five piece who are quickly gaining popularity with the masses. The band recently reached 300,000 plays on their Soundcloud page.
Although Phoria are classified as ‘alternative rock’, their track ‘Red’ deserves recognition on Indietroni.ca for being so dangerously sensual that it will treat you to goosebumps all over your body.
Close your eyes when you listen to ‘Red’ and you will be immediately hypnotised by the unbroken layers of soft electronic beats…that is until you reach an emotional heart wrenching crescendo which is the last breath of the track.
The video, directed and edited by Jeb Hardwick, Trewin Howard and Thom Novi, echoes a strangely beautiful love story similar to that of a war movie set in southern England, with a stunning cliff backdrop.
The new EP ‘Bloodworks’ is now available on iTunes via Akira Records.
Sounds like: Sigur Rós, RJD2, James Blake, Years & Years, Radiohead
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