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Weekly SubmitHub Gems 14

Seeing Hands – Take Me Back

Seeing Hands

Seeing Hands create lo-fi sounds, ironically with warmer tones than you would expect based on the fact they live in Newcastle.

The video for ‘Take Me Back’ hits you with waves of nostalgia. Watch below.

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Washed Out, Day Wave, The War On Drugs, Beauty Sleep

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JNNA – Waking Up With You

JNNA - Waking Up With You

JNNA has always had an ongoing love and passion for music.

Regularly working with Tyzo Bloom, the Los Angeles native’s new single ‘Waking Up With You’ is a pure electro-pop track about young love.

Sounds like: Laurel, Evvy

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TRACE – You Don’t Know Me

TRACE - You Don't Know Me

Another Los Angeles-pop songstress, TRACE has just shared her new single, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ – a song about first impressions.

TRACE is the daughter of Vietnamese pop icon Carol Kim, and has always been surrounded by music. Despite trying not to follow in her mum’s footsteps, TRACE couldn’t resist penning tracks and recording them in the bathroom.

Listen to one of the results below.

Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Laurel, Tove Lo, Broods, GEMS, Lykke Li, Phantogram, So Below, Jessie Ware, LUEM, Cat Power, Lorde, James Blake, Banks

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Polarbearz – Recognize feat Angelica Larsson

Polarbearz

Rock musicians-turned electronic producers Polarbearz share ‘Recognize’. Despite being located in the distant Lapland and writing a song about being different, the duo have managed to create music that sounds so on point.

It features the vocals of Angelica Larsson.

It’s out now on With Love Recordings.

Sounds like: The Chainsmokers, Kygo

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Playlist: So Below

So Below

We’ve been fans of New Zealand talent, So Below, for a while now.

We wanted to find out what helps So Below write her incredibly reflective, dark electronic pop, so what better way than her expressing it in a playlist?

“In this playlist I feel like a have a memory or feeling associated with each song, they all have a nostalgic quality to them. Like The Dodos track for example makes me think of sitting on my mums roof at her old house in Auckland and drinking beers with my friends in summer. Or the Trentemoller track makes me think of waiting at the bus stop for the bus to go to work and its pouring down with rain. All such great songs!”

Sounds like: Raindear, Kate Boy, The Naked And Famous, MUNA, Ofelia K, Monogem, Bo Rocha

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Ofelia K – Killing Me

Ofelia K

Ofelia K

Los Angeles-based Ofelia K creates wistful pop music.

In her track ‘Killing Me’, and like the female character with a similar name in Hamlet, Ofelia considers the highs and lows of falling in love, pondering her decisions.

Sounds like: Dominique, So Below, Joanna Newsom

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BEL – Melancholia

BEL

BEL

BEL is 20 year old singer/songwriter, Isabelle Rich, from Melbourne.

‘Melancholia’, is an extremely strong debut of alternative electronic pop with emotionally charged lyrics that pierce the soul, produced by John Castle (Vance Joy).

Of the track, BEL explains;

“Melancholia provides an introspective depiction of what it’s like to be inside my head. Lyrically, it’s rich in raw emotion and personal truth. Our minds can make us think and feel all sorts of interesting and strange things, but it’s how we consolidate these sentiments that defines us as people.”

Her six-track debut EP will be released in the Australian summer.

Sounds like: So Below, BROODS

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So Below – Far

So Below

So Below

So Below (aka Madeline North) returns to Indietronica with ‘Far’.

Perhaps it is a song about the distance from her native New Zealand. Perhaps not. But what we do know is that So Below effectively creates moody electro pop from the dark depths of her beautiful soul.

She has worked with fellow Los Angeles based Kiwi musicians Aaron Short (The Naked And Famous), Sam McCarthy (Kids Of 88) and Leroy Clampitt (Taste Nasa) to help her produce her demos and ultimately complete what has become her debut self-titled EP.

Sounds like: Raindear, Kate Boy, The Naked And Famous, MUNA, Ofelia K, Monogem, Bo Rocha

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TRACE – Honey

TRACE - Honey

TRACE – Honey

Strong folk and soul influences guide the music of Los Angeles-based, TRACE. Add tender electronic production and brooding words into the mix, and you have her new track called ‘Honey’.

We are expecting great things from TRACE.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Broods, GEMS, Lykke Li, Phantogram, So Below, Jessie Ware, LUEM, Cat Power, Lorde, James Blake, Banks

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So Below – Sleep

So Below

So Below

So Below is a New Zealand electro pop artist.

Her second single ‘Sleep’ should be described as noir pop; reflective vocals and deep beats.

It has been taken from her debut self-titled EP.

‘Sleep’ is out now!

Sounds like: MUNA, Ofelia K, Monogem, Bo Rocha

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GEMS – Tangled Memories

GEMS

GEMS

We simply cannot get enough of Gems. Just see our backlog of posts!

New track ‘Tangled Memories’ highlights just how good the duo is at creating that type of dreamy indietronica we love.

Listen below.

Their debut album, ‘Kill The One You Love’, is out 30 October on Carpark Records.

Sounds like: Phantogram, Lorde, So Below, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Goldfrapp, Polica, Banks, VÉRITÉ, Tei Shi, Broods, ASTR

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GEMS – Living as a Ghost

GEMS

GEMS

Isolated creatives and goth-pop duo, GEMS, return with brooding new gem ‘Living as a Ghost’.

Recognisable vocals and distorted synths, GEMS are very much alive.

Have a listen below.

It is the first single taken from their debut album called ‘Kill The One You Love’, which has been mixed by Damian Lazar (Björk, Mas Ysa) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, Haim) and is out 30 October on Carpark Records.

Sounds like: Phantogram, Lorde, So Below, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Goldfrapp, Polica, Banks, VÉRITÉ, Tei Shi, Broods, ASTR

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