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EMILIE – Never Enough

EMILIE

EMILIE

Is EMILIE Edinburgh’s finest indietronica export? We think so.

EMILIE’s upcoming single, ‘Never Enough’, is straight talking (it tackles themes of unnecessary greed that exist in today’s world), but has a soothing charm that keeps your attention.

It is out on 10 March via Depot Records.

Sounds like: BANKS, Låpsley, Broods, GEMS, MS MR, Alpines, Gabrielle Aplin

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The Lapelles – Grab Life By

The Lapelles

The Lapelles

We’ve just been transported back to the early noughties with this new video for ‘Grab Life By’ by The Lapelles.

It’s very early years for the Glaswegians in respect of their music and their ages (they are only 19 years old), but the foursome are set to support The Last Shadow Puppets on tour, and we do know that they have something very special.

We can’t wait to hear some more.

Sounds like: The Strokes, The Libertines, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Palma Violets

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ISLE – Luna

ISLE

ISLE

Scottish producers and multi-instrumentalists, ISLE, return with the emotionally-fuelled and dynamic new number, ‘Luna’.

Of the track, they say; “Luna is about purpose, finding your way and following a path. It’s about listening to that internal compass we all have and making sense of what it’s telling you”.

It is the third track from their ‘Grey’ EP.

Sounds like: Yellowcard, SKIES, Castlecomer

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ISLE – Kid

ISLE

ISLE

ISLE are a Scottish band comprising of producer Liam John Rutherford and drummer Ben Singer.

‘Kid’ starts off with a furious intro of pop punk vocals and methodical drums, but soon settles down into more of a mellow and emotional simmer, that still maintains a raw edge.

Listen to ‘Kid’ below.

Sounds like: Yellowcard, SKIES, Castlecomer

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Draper – Break Over You (feat. Prides)

Draper

Draper

Draper is a UK-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist.

He has enlisted the talents of Scottish synth band, Prides, for ‘Break Over You’; a commanding and positive pop number.

​”‘Break Over You’ is about going all in, no holds barred,” Draper says. “I’ve pushed myself to be more bold with my writing and I’m at my most confident point creatively. Prides blessed this track with their vocals and I think they nailed it, from the first time I heard their idea for it I knew this was going to be a big one.”​

Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, The Maccabees

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Smash Williams – Astronaut

Smash Williams

Smash Williams

Music is in the blood of Glaswegian Smash Williams; a brand new project from Gordon Skene (Frightened Rabbit) and Stuart Dougan (French Wives).

Smash Williams is reasonably new onto the music scene, yet the duo have been received praise from some top dogs in the industry. Their latest track ‘Astronaut’ has heartfelt vocals synonymous with their former music lives, but the “folkness” seems to have diminished, and replaced with a happier prowess.

Smash Williams will be making their live debut tomorrow night for Line of Best Fit’s Five Day Forecast at London’s Lexington.

Sounds like: Editors, White Lies, Interpol, Maxïmo Park, BLØSH, Spector

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KLOE – Touch

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

KLOE by Alena Jascanka

Glaswegian KLOE has been making waves in Scotland and beyond.

Her latest track ‘Touch’ has been produced by Lewis Gardiner of Scottish band Prides, and emulates modern youth, providing an honest insight into KLOE and the teenage generation of today. It features KLOE’s signature whispered vocals lined up over bass-laden synths.

KLOE said, “I’m so excited to finally be releasing new music. Touch is the last piece of the puzzle to my little trilogy – which began last December with Grip. The track is about a guy who introduced me to a lot of vice and made me grow up a lot. This song marks the end of an era – and also the beginning of what’s to come.”

Watch her teenage dream inspired video below.

‘Touch’ has been released through Columbia / IAMSOUND / National Anthem.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Evvy, CAPPA, Chelsea Lankes, Kyla La Grange, Indiana, Leena Ojala, St. Vincent, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber

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TONGUES – Religion

Tongues

Tongues

Tongues is the budding electronic artist out of Glasgow, Scotland.

On first listen of his new track, ‘Religion’, it sounds quite isolated, but after the second listen, it’s clear that Tongues has well layered and executed storming synthetic pop, full of driving rhythm and modulated vocals.

The track is a taste of his fantastic debut EP, due September.

Sounds like: alt-J, Ben Khan, David Bowie, Hozier, Brolin, Everything Everything, Kavinsky

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CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace

CHVRCHES - Leave A Trace

CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace

The Scottish synth masters are back!

CHVRCHES return after a nine month break with a new gem, ‘Leave A Trace’.

Staying true to what made them such a successful trio in the first place, ‘Leave A Trace’ has strong repetitive vocals (courtesy of Lauren Mayberry, who really has a knack of getting her point across), crammed in over unique luscious sounds.

It’s fair to say that CHVRCHES will be leaving some serious musical traces, once again.

And check out the luscious Goldroom remix (added 17 Dec).

Sounds like: Kate Boy, Avec Sans, Purity Ring, Vogue Dots, R.A.B.B.I.I., Kaleida, Gems, IYES, For Esmé, ALMA, Pale Hands, Acre Tarn, Prinze George, Leitbur, Monogem, PALMEDO, NONONO, Still Corners, MUNA

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Premiere: Bec – In The Fog, In The Flame

Bec by Sam Brumby

Bec by Sam Brumby

Bec (aka Bec Sandridge) is an emerging Glaswegian singer/songwriter, who is currently residing in Sydney.

Her new single, ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’, has been produced by Tony Buchen.

It starts off with gray bass lines and sultry vocals, instantly showcasing Bec’s Glaswegian roots. The track takes a turn shortly after commencement with a juxtaposing influx of uplifting and blazing synths. Two sounds that we wouldn’t normally match together…but it works.

Let’s hope we catch Bec supporting a band like The Maccabees very soon.

The single is released today.

Sounds like: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Maccabees, London Grammar, Foals

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