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Matthew and Me – Figure

Matthew and Me

Matthew and Me

South Devon duo, Matthew and Me is comprised of lead vocalist/songwriter Matthew Board, and drummer Lucy Fawcett.

They have just shared ‘Figure’, a slightly more robust track than ‘Joy’ (which drew comparisons to Mogwai and Sigur Rós), with its 90’s indie rock sensibilities that offers immediate “light relief”.

‘Figure’ has been taken from their new EP, ‘Startpoint’, which is has been produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Eliza Shaddad) and is due for release on 18 November via Beatnik Creative.

Tour Dates

27 Aug – Sea Change Festival
21 Oct – The Barrel House, Totnes
15 Nov – Rialto Theatre, Brighton
16 Nov – The Louisiana, Bristol
18 Nov – The Lexington, London

Sounds like: Foals, Phoria, Sigur Rós, Mogwai

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AURORA – I Went Too Far

Aurora

19 year old AURORA has come so far this last year, and continues to rise as one of Norwegian’s great musical exports.

She shares her video for ‘I Went Too Far’, which has been directed by directorial duo Arni & Kinski (Florence + The Machine, Editors, Snow Patrol, Sigur Rós).

Aurora is presented as a split personality. An ambitious video, laden with metaphor, it is twinned perfectly with an emotional track that is equally open to interpretation.

Aurora says of the track:

“When I was 9 I wrote most of this song, I watched someone brave and kind not demanding the respect and love they deserved. Growing up I realized these things happen all around us, sometimes worse than others. We shouldn’t be crawling on our knees to be recognized, loved and accepted, because that is no good love. Love should only be beautiful, not horrible. The sooner we learn that, the longer we have to learn to be kind to ourselves. And then demand to be treated kindly.”

UK Tour Dates in October

3rd Glasgow, Art School
4th Manchester, O2 Ritz
6th Newcastle, University
7th Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
8th Bristol, Trinity
10th Brighton, Concorde 2
11th Oxford, O2 Academy 2
13th London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
15th Cambridge, Cambridge Junction
16th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Sounds like: Regina Spektor, Susanne Sundfør, Ellie Goulding, First Aid Kit, Enya, Emilie Nicolas

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Funeral Suits – Tree Of Life

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits share the dark video for ‘Tree Of Life’, featuring a lot of men in suits.

…But the video is more than that. It’s actually a portrayal of the seven deadly sins within the context of current global financial issues.

Jochen Schmalbach (Rammstein) helped record the track, while the production and mix work has been done by the father-and-son team of Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83), and Jolyon Thomas (Slaves).

Sounds like: Marble Sounds, Satellite Stories, Blossoms, Coasts, The Jungle Giants

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The Album Leaf – New Soul

The Album Leaf

The Album Leaf

The Album Leaf returns with ambient electronic track ‘New Soul’, which was out on 9 November.

“I wanted to experiment with my vocals,” Jimmy LaVelle says about the song. “I’ve never been fully comfortable with the inconsistencies of my voice. I’m not a singer, I just choose to sing sometimes. I wanted to keep the honesty and not think about it too much. Lyrically, the song is about moving forward, getting out of your comfort zone.”

The video was directed by Michael Raines, who has previously worked with the band on the 2014 tour documentary ‘Beyond There’, and the award winning cinematographer is Mike Simpson (Alt-J, Lil’ Wayne, SolangeDavid Byrne).

“We had little resources,” LaValle explains, “So we spent a weekend in Joshua Tree desert with friends and family contributing to the making of this video and I’m amazed with the result.”

Raines elaborates: “We never had a conversation about the song’s meaning or intentions, and Jimmy gave me a great deal of freedom when it came to creating the concept. Listening to “New Soul”, I looked to the films of Larisa Sheptiko, American Westerns, and more specifically, a scene from Béla Tarr’s Satantango (which I blatantly ripped off). My hope was to make something that alluded to a larger narrative, as if the video was a slice of a feature film. I wanted to make something that felt expansive, like the song itself, but ultimately let the viewer decide who this women was and whether it was a story about death, rebirth, or both.”

Sounds like: Mew, Nordic Giants, Sigur Rós, Saxon Shore, Explosions in the Sky, Alt-J

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Phoria – Melatonin

Phoria by Thom Novi

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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The Black Ryder – Seventh Moon

The Black Ryder

The Black Ryder

The Black Ryder is an Australian duo, Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper. Now based in Los Angeles, they return with new track ‘Seventh Moon’, which is taken from their forthcoming album ‘The Door Behind the Door’ (out on 24 February 2015).

Nash offers up soft whispering vocals alongside the Ryder’s trademark ethereal beats. The track is cinematic, big and atmospheric; just how we like it.

Sounds like: M83, Sigur Rós, The Naked & Famous, Ballet School, HAERTS, I BREAK HORSES, Nordic Giants

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Tycho – See

Tycho

Tycho

Tycho (previously just Scott Hansen and now including a live backing band) is a San Francisco-based producer and designer who’s music has been bubbling away at the surface for some six years or so.

Tycho’s latest track is called ‘Sea’. The magical video is directed by Bradley G Munkowitz and mimics the ambient mood of the track. Both the track and video are full of ethereal chill waves and a kaleidoscope of colours.

His album ‘Awake’ is released via Ghostly International and can be purchased here.

Sounds like: Kygo, Goldroom, Chela, Boards of Canada, Sigur Rós, Brotherun, Bonobo, Gold Panda

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I Break Horses – Faith

I BREAK HORSES

I BREAK HORSES

With their much-anticipated second album due in early 2014, Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck (aka I BREAK HORSES) have just unveiled an incredible video for new single ‘Faith’.

With its hypnotic beats and swirling synths, ‘Faith’ brilliantly signals the more electronically charged, dance-oriented direction of the band’s new material.

Directed by Magnus Härdner, the mesmerizing black and white accompanying video was shot in Stockholm.

Black and white is definitely cool.

The goosebump-inducing ‘Faith’ is in direct competition with our favourite track ‘Winter Beats’, taken from the band’s first album, ‘Hearts’ (which you can purchase on iTunes here). There is no denying that with their new work, they continue to break horses, and hearts.

I BREAK HORSES are supporting Sigur Rós on their European tour in November 2013 starting in Dublin on November 16 and finishing in Oslo on 28 November.

Sounds like: Death Rattle, Soft As Snow, The Chemical Brothers, The Sounds

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Phoria – Red

Phoria

Phoria

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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Sigur Rós – #Stormur

Sigur Rós present #Stormur

Sigur Rós present #Stormur

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have unveiled the video for their new track, ‘#Stormur’. Following the new interactive social media trend, fans are invited to tag their Instagram photo and video interpretations of ‘Stormur’. Submissions will then be edited into the live music video.

Stormur translates to ‘powerful gale, a force able to disrupt and alter all that comes in its path’ and there are some pretty good videos uploaded already.

The track is taken from their seventh studio album ‘Kveikur’, which was internationally released on June 17 2013 through their new label, XL Recordings.

Upload your video here or tag your Instagram picture or video with #stormur to join in the fun and watch your #stormur evolve!

Sounds like: Mogwai, Björk, Feist, Jonsi

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