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CHLØË BLACK – Cruel Intentions

CHLØË BLACK

CHLØË BLACK

Gothic soulstress CHLØË BLACK is back with stunning track, ‘Cruel Intentions’.

It’s an epic follow up from ‘27 Club‘, which was a little more bittersweet that ‘Cruel Intentions’. However, ‘Cruel Intentions’ is still about loss. The track is about cult classic ‘Killing Zoe’ and beseeches attention as CHLØË’s smokey voice surrounds your eardrums.

Sounds like: Hozier, Emile Sande, Sam Smith, Banks, Paloma Faith, Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Banks, Sky Ferreira, Lorde

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Zella Day – Hypnotic

Zella Day - Hypnotic

Zella Day – Hypnotic

Taking more of a Lana Del Rey-based approach to her latest track is ‘Hypnotic’ by Arizona native, Zella Day.

You may recognise her track ‘East of Eden’ which was featured on our June 2014 playlist.

‘Hypnotic’ is a catchy pop track with an uber sexy video to match.

Zella will release her debut album ‘Kicker’ on 2 June via Pinetop Records / Hollywood Records. Pre-order now here.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Tove Lo, Lorde, Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira

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CHLØË BLACK – 27 Club

CHLØË BLACK

CHLØË BLACK

Fresh on the London scene is alt-soul singer Chløë Black. Originally from Australia though raised in Los Angeles and Paris, she calls her style nostalgic dark pop as Goth ‘n’ Soul .

Seemingly emerging from nowhere, Chløë has found her debut single ’27 Club’ receive buzzing underground support from the online blogging community, after uploaded the track to SoundCloud. With vocal stylings not too dissimilar to Lana Del Rey, the solemn, poignant synth arrangement of Banks, and the cross-subcultural edginess of Amy Winehouse, Chløë is certainly gathering an eager following with her uber-cool audio-visual aesthetic, which takes a goth semblance.

The song itself is an ode to the musical greats who died at the age of 27; the members of the 27 Club – Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison.

Sounds like; Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Banks, Sky Ferreira
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Sky Ferreira – I Blame Myself

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Sky Ferreira needs no introduction… her latest music video for new single ‘I Blame Myself’ has attracted a lot of attention with people claiming it’s controversial, but quite honestly, this is a really great pop song, full of the trademark raw emotion and angst from Sky.

Sounds like; Charli XCX, Marina & the Diamonds, MNDR, MS MR, Prince, Blood Orange
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Lana Del Rey – West Coast

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Lana Del Rey is back, and her new track ‘West Coast’ is really quite something. Dark in nature, with Lana’s signature soft and breathy vocals, the track is sadly sweet, with a touch of soul and blues and a mix of tempos. Produced by Dan Auberach from The Black Keys, ‘West Coast’ was premiered during Lana Del Rey’s Coachella performance.

Her sophomore album, ‘Ultraviolence’ is soon to be released, and lead track ‘West Coast’ is a very promising indication it’s going to be more mature, refined, and sophisticated; dripping in the emotional nostalgia she does so well…

The video accompanying ‘West Coast’ is just a loop of a clip of Lana on a beach, dancing with a lover, both clad in leather jackets, carefree and lost in the moment, over and over again.

Sounds like; Sky Ferreira, Lorde, Bang Bang Bang, Marina & the Diamonds, Banks, Nancy Sinatra
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Bang Bang Bang – Dreamphone

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Natalie Chahal aka Bang Bang Bang is the cool new girl on London scene, making her mark with new song ‘Dreamphone’, a song about the popular 90s girlie toy involving finding out who your secret admirer is….

Describing her sound as a mix of Hole, The Shangri Las, and early  Madonna – it’s clear her music and image is more sugar-coated than some of these bands, but perhaps ‘Dreamphone’ is just on the more pop end of what her music is all about. We are told she herself plays guitar and loves Hole & Pixies, and with promise of new music soon, we are very much looking forward to finding more about Bang Bang Bang!

Citing her influences as ‘mean girls and beach boys’, it’s clear Natalie wears her heart on her sleeve. Her retro-pop chic is a melting pop of different subcultures, and strangely addictive to listen to too. She writes her own music, produces her own videos and looks cute as a button, looking like a cross between like Lana Del Ray and Cher from Clueless. Rocking the emotional, popular, alt-preppy girl image which Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX do oh so well, Natalie is all about 90s pop culture, selfies, hashtags, tumblr updates, big cute panda eyes, and preppy attire.

‘Dreamphone’ is soon to be released on Luv Luv Luv Records and the video features Natalie and her friends dancing around a bedroom and clips from the popular HBO series ‘Girls’, pretending to speak to the characters on a Dreamphone, with the character Adam as her ‘dreamdate’.

Sounds like: Sky Ferreira, Marina & the Diamonds, Charli XCX, Lana Del Ray
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X Priest X – Dark Sun

X Priest X

X Priest X

X priest X is the project of vocalist Madeline Priest and producers Chandler Strang and David Kazyk. The trio have only been working together in Florida for 1 year.

Following on from the Grimes-influenced sound of their first demo track, ‘Samurai’, is the demo of ‘Dark Sun’; a dazzling ’80’s style synthpop and movie-worthy track.

And just because we love it, have a listen to ‘Samurai’ below:

It’s hard to believe that in the short space of 1 year, X Priest X have created 2 killer tracks, and they are only demos! We can’t wait to hear more!

Sounds like: BLSHS, The Human League, Chvrches, Zola Jesus, Sky Ferreira, Grimes, College

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Lorde – Team

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It’s been a swift journey to fame for the talented teen Lorde. Having topped the album charts in both the UK and US with single ‘Royals‘ and debut album ‘Pure Heronie,’ Lorde has emerged as a very credible, vastly more interesting contender to manufactured mainstream chart pop.

Having only recently celebrated her 17th birthday, the New Zealander recently celebrated her this at an event where she performed at the MOMA Film Benefit in New York in front of an audience including David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld.

Her latest release is Team, for which she has just unveiled a stunning video for, and is one of the most praised songs from her LP. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorder, states-

This video was borne from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world – a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen. I dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. And of this world, I dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger.”

‘Team’ is out February 17th.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, AlunaGeorge, Marina & The Diamonds, Sky Ferreira, Grimes
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Indietronica Playlist September 2013

The vids for our favourite Indietronica tunes from September 2013 can be watched below. Enjoy!

Tracklisting 

1. Roosevelt – ‘Elliot’
2. Holy Ghost! – ‘Okay’
3. Banks – ‘Waiting Game’
4. Foals – ‘Out of the Woods’
5. Goldroom – ‘Embrace’
6. Twin Shadow – ‘Old Love / New Love’
7. RAC – ‘Let Go ft. Kele and MNDR’
8. MØ – ‘XXX 88 ft. Diplo’
9. Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
10. Big Black Delta – ‘Money Rain Down’
11. Phoenix – ‘Entertainment’ (A Take Away Show)
12. Banks – ‘This is What it Feels Like’
13. Jon Hopkins – ‘Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring
14. Sky Ferreira – ‘You’re Not the One’
15. Laura Welsh – ‘Undiscovered’
16. Charli XCX  – Superlove
17. Indiana – ‘Mess Around’
18. Cut Copy – ‘Free Your Mind’
19. Jessy Lanza – ‘Keep Moving’
20. Blood Orange – ‘Chamakay’

Sky Ferreira – You’re Not The One

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LA cool girl model / singer Sky Ferreira has been making punchy pop-indietronica for a few years now, releasing stunning hit ‘Everything is Embarrassing’ back in 2011.

New track ‘You’re Not the One’ is about meeting someone who just isn’t for you, and accepting that as you move on. The video however, paints a different picture to these lyrics, showing Sky giving a provocative dance for an onlooker, who seems to have a lustful, tempestuous relationship with her. He is then seen later on in the company of another woman, to which Sky reacts badly to.

‘You’re Not the One’ is from Sky Ferreira’s album ‘Night Time, My Time’ due for release October 29th 2013 on Capitol Records.

Sounds like; Charli XCX, Marina & the Diamonds, MNDR, MS MR
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