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New Carnival – Solid Gold

New Carnival

Bristol quartet New Carnival have just dropped ‘Solid Gold’.

‘Solid Gold’ a luscious indie rock ballad with a fiery underbelly. Much like the fascination of gold itself, the track draws listeners in, immediately turning them into a hypnotic state as lead singer Max Radford purrs “come a little closer, move a little nearer”.

You can catch them at the Omeara in London on 21 September.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay

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Mushroom People – Wisdom Talk

Mushroom People

Mushroom People is a German electronic trio who all used to be in rock bands.

With some decent remixes under their belt (including XYLØ, NoMBe, Rainsford), Mushroom People have released their own track called ‘Wisdom Talk’, which sways more towards the contemporary pop sound than rock, although if you listen carefully you may find some powerful influences in there.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, NoMBe

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Swim Season – Collide

Swim Season

Melbourne-based five piece, Swim Season, share their most addictive track yet.

A synth pop explosion, ‘Collide’ invites listeners to join singer James on a journey of escapism.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Honne, ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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JOME – Crystalline

JOME

JOME is the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter, Jesse Marc.

He has teamed up with New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) on ‘Crystalline’.

JOME explains, “Crystalline is a song about getting away from our modern addictions to technology and immediacy. It was written for someone really close to us who was going through a tough time, as a reminder that everything will settle in time.”

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart

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Trevor James Tillery – Lonely With You

Trevor James Tillery

Nashville-based artist Trevor James Tillery shares ‘Lonely With You’.

It’s another enriched pop track with delicate production techniques that encourage new fans to take listen.

Expect his album ‘Together.Alone’ very soon.

Sounds like: Youngr, James Blake

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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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BKLYN – Don’t Even Care

BKLYN

BKLYN

BKLYN are an alternative pop trio from Devon, UK, comprised of Josh (lead vocal / guitar), Alex (bass) and Jack (drums).

We caught up the guys to discuss Devon, musical influences and what their sound is all about (in four words, not three!).

For those of you who don’t know you, tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got into music.

Hi I’m Josh, I sing and play guitar. You’ve got Jack who plays the drums and Alex who also sings and plays the bass. We’ve all lived most of our lives in a small town on the coast of Devon. All 3 of us started playing music in different bands and through the playing of local shows, you kind-of got to meet and know who everyone was through the music “scene” – ’cause to be honest it doesn’t really exist where we are unless you venture inland a few more miles. But how we actually got into music started when we were all pretty young, I think we’ve now all got an urge/strive and passion to create a sound we can call ours.

Describe your sound in three words.

Lovesick Pop, Electronic, Ambient.

You’ve definitely got a The 1975 vibe going on. Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We have been told that our music resembles theirs and we’re humbled to hear that, but we couldn’t say that we were influenced by them in general. Our influences differ depending on which one of us you ask; we have American Football, Brain Eno, Peter Gabriel, Chairlift, Blood Orange, Sia, Neon Indiana, Bowie, I mean the list can go on. But we do have a huge mutual appreciation for hip/hop and take a lot of narration from the percussion and bass lines. It’s hard to narrow it down to a select few artists.

Tell us who the new release ‘Don’t Even Care’ is about?

Its kind a revenge song in my head, but its pretty self explanatory. I lead more towards it being in your face rather than it being vague and shadowing its truth, which is how I used to like to write. It needed to be more full fontal. Its pretty much about not caring about something special and being blatant about it, when you’re preaching to everyone that you did care. I’m heading down this self righteous road on how I’m writing these songs at the moment and most of the new songs we’ve yet to release will tell you that. Its exciting because we feel like this is the step we need to take in writing new music.

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

Josh – I’m smashing out ZAYN‘s new album, theres some great new sounds I’ve not really heard on songs before which I love.
Alex – been listening to KANO and Deftone’s new albums.
Jack – it been LANY for me.

Sounds like: The 1975, Fickle Friends, BLAJK, High Tyde, SKIES, The Northcoast

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Skies – Speed Boy

Skies by Daniel Marks

Skies by Daniel Marks

Skies don’t just cover parts of the UK. They also appear in Australia too, as a trio.

These Skies like to dish out glitchy synth pop with rich and soulful melodies.

‘Speed Boy’ is their latest release. It’s upfront, personal and has been produced by Steven Schram (San Cisco, The Cat Empire, Paul Kelly).

Sounds like: Tuska, The Island Club, Jack Garratt, Tame Impala, Peking Duk, The Isley Brothers

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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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Swim Season – Gold Cloak City

Swim Season

Swim Season

Swim Season are a Melbourne-based five piece, who create synth-driven pop ballads.

Their latest release, ‘Gold Cloak City’, may commence as a falsetto heavy track, but it is soon balanced out by the soaring chorus, and harmonious vocal hooks.

Have a listen below:

‘Gold Cloak City’ has been taken from their debut EP ‘Cascades’.

Sounds like: ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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SKIES – Drone

SKIES

SKIES

Another cracking track from the Kent duo, SKIES.

The track is called ‘Drone’ and is once again delivers on all fronts; huge choruses, honest lyrics and atmospheric synths.

SKIES released ‘Drone’ via LAB Records on 29 January

Sounds like: High Tyde, Coasts, Polarheart, Coheed & Cambria, Two Door Cinema Club, Paramore, Chvrches, The 1975, Biffy Clyro, Something Corporate, The Dunwells

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Echoes – All I Want (Dawn Golden Cover)

ECHOES

ECHOES

There seems to have been a slight shift to a more rock-based sound in recent months and Echoes are no exception.

Their sound is a cauldron of rock, indie and electronica.

The Dawn Golden cover of ‘All I Want’ starts of with atmospheric, ethereal electronic, and only kicks in 3/4 of the way through, but when it does, it gives us a glimpse of what Echoes maybe like live.

It’s also the first time they have sung together on a track.

Sounds like: Oh Wonder, Skies, London Grammar, The 1975, Banks, Fickle Friends, Monogem, Paperwhite, PROM, Kaleida, Sirena, 1987, IYES, Two Door Cinema Club, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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MAASAI – Collide

MAASAI

MAASAI

MAASAI is a Stockholm-based duo consisting of Dominique Teymouri and Zackarias Ekelund.

The pair met each other between music projects and soon realised that they should join forces, choosing the name MAASAI as a metaphor for solidarity and inner strength, as it mirrored the values they hold dear.

Their new single ‘Collide’ stirs the emotions to the core, with it’s cinematic touch and sonic beauty. It is a collaboration with the producer, Patrik Berger (Icona Pop, Charli XCX, Robyn).

Their incredible new album ‘Feeling Blue, Seeing Orange’ is out now.

Sounds like: Monogem, Florence + The Machine, SIA, Goldfrapp, Violet Days, Wet, Lykke Li, Skies

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