Meet Australia’s finest new musical export, Tigertown.
Tigertown’s new track ‘Warriors’ manages to reach new euphoric heights. Much like glitter itself, it brightens up and idealises the concept of love, but who cares as everyone loves glitter and love, right?!
The track is out today on Neon Gold and they will be touring with Tove Lo in July and VÉRITÉ in August and September.
Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, The Naked and Famous, Tove Lo, St. Lucia, Crystal Fighters
Noisy New York electronic dance duo and remix gurus, The Knocks, have shared their summery track ‘Trouble’, featuring Absofacto.
Of the track, The Knocks say,
“We originally wrote “Trouble” with Abso in NYC at our studio as a slow, piano ballad, at 90 bpm. The idea was to write something that felt melancholy and classic. After we laid down the original idea, he left and we started experimenting with it – treating it like a sample – totally chopping it up and flipping it. This is the same way we approach some of our earlier songs like “Dancing With The DJ” and “Make it Better” so it was cool to go back to that formula while making a sound that was new and fresh.”
‘Trouble’ is out on BigBeat/NeonGold and is the first single from their forthcoming EP ‘TESTIFY’, released on 3 February.
Time for some sumptuous indie from a boy duo called joan (aka Thomas and Steven Rutherford).
Their debut track, ‘take me on’, is a strong contender in the current musical field of pop. Potential BFFs to Shura, ‘take me on’ echoes of retro synths, sending us back to a time where anything was possible.
Co-produced and mixed by Tim Pagnotta (Walk the Moon, St. Lucia, WildBelle, SaintMotel), ‘take me on’ is “about spending tonight and forever with the one you love.”
Sounds like: Shura, Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok
Using music as her drive and passion, drummer-turned-producer, FRAME (aka Caitlin Frame) shares ‘Love Wasted’; the first single from her nine-track album.
FRAME explains, “When I wrote this song I felt secure and balanced with the love I had, but being in an open relationship created space to feel an obsessive and all-encompassing lust at the same time. When those feelings became entangled and borderless it was easy to act out of impulse.”
The album was engineered and produced entirely by Caitlin, while the instrumentation was collaboratively recorded by members of her live band. Mixer Andy Baldwin (Hearts, St. Lucia) added the finishing touches.
Sounds like: The Pretenders, Low Hum, Few Bits, Simple Minds, Heart, Girl Friend
Savoir Adore is a project led by songwriter/vocalist Paul Hammer.
‘Paradise Gold’ is the lead track from the upcoming album, ‘The Love That Remains’. It’s a ambitious track that tackles themes of love, loss and often-inescapable darkness, despite its danceable attributes and high-flying harmonies.
‘The Love That Remains’ is out on 12 August.
Sounds like: Mirror Talk, VHS Collection, French Horn Rebellion, St. Lucia, Youngblood Hawke
South London producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Hobbs has put together an epic playlist for Indietronica. If you don’t know of him yet, you soon will!
Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”
An artist I’ve had the pleasure of working with recently, this song reminds me of a time before I was born, in a really good way.
Banks – “Better”
This song gave me chills the first time I heard it. I love the way it builds, and the immaculate production.
Raury – “God’s Whisper”
I imagine Raury’s songs truly sound just like he wants them to sound. It doesn’t matter if they do or don’t fall snugly into a genre. I feel God’s Whisper shows that at its finest.
Jarryd James – “Do You Remember”
I love the moodiness of this song and the relentless groove with Jarryd’s confidently soft vocals.
St. Lucia – “Love Somebody”
The production on this song is great, and the fact it’s a really poppy track but has these old school instrumental sections in it.
Frank Ocean – “Lost”
A song that stays simple and interesting at the same time, I love everything about this.
Cocteau Twins – “Heaven or Las Vegas”
This is one of those songs where I straight away felt like I just knew it, which is weird because I still don’t understand the lyrics very well, but that doesn’t matter in the slightest.
CHINAH – “Minds”
I had ‘Minds’ on repeat many times when I first heard this band. It’s a really warm and nostalgic song.
Matt Corby – “Monday”
His voice is amazing, this is just good honest songwriting.
The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”
Every little thing The Police did was magic.
Ben’s new single, ‘Cold Sweat’ is all about realisation; when you finally see the truth for how it is and now have the power to change. It is off his forthcoming debut EP ‘Sweet Enough’, out on 6 May. Pre-order it on iTunes.
Sounds like: Tears For Fears, Cape Lion, The Levity
New York brother-sister duo, Paperwhite, return with the synth-tastic ‘Unstoppable’.
Together, the siblings accurately navigate lush melodies and larger-than-life hooks.
The track appears off the band’s forthcoming second EP ‘Escape’, which will be released later this spring. Mixed by Chris Zane (St. Lucia, Passion Pit, Friendly Fires), ‘Unstoppable’ is “a reminder to find strength in the chaos and beauty in the unknown.”
Stockholm electronic pop duo Cape Lion features vocalist/producers Carl-Johan “Oa” Sevedag and Martin Wiklund.
Some parts memorable dream pop and some parts modern deep electronica, the twosome intrigued us, so we decided to find out more…
How did you meet and why did you start making music together?
We met some years ago when we were both working as producers at this place in Stockholm. After a while we decided to sit down to write some music and we really liked what came out of it. This collaboration eventually turned into a duo called Cape Lion.
You’ve been compared to the likes of St. Lucia, Passion Pit and MGMT. How does it feel to be placed with such great company?
Those are some names we really like so it’s always great to hear our sound being compared to them! They all have that timeless yet somehow nostalgic sound that were really into.
Describe your sound in three words.
Dreamy synth party.
The video for ‘Oh Girl’ is awesome. Tell us more about the concept behind the video.
Thanks! It was filmed early morning on an outdoor rave that we went to in the woods. We tend to bring cameras with us everywhere so it was a pretty spontaneous project but the cool thing is how the tempo of ‘Oh Girl’ matched how fast people were dancing. It became kind of trippy in a way and we tried to bring out even more of that in the final version of the video.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
You get influenced by everything around you. It could be from a great song or production that you just heard or something you’ve been listening to forever. Also, the people you hang out with will always influence you in one way or another. We feel our sound is still developing but some bands we always come back to include Empire of the Sun, MGMT and The Beach Boys.
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Currently we’re really enjoying our friend Duvchi‘s recent album release With the World, be sure to check it out!
Their 6 track ‘Corinth’ EP, including hit single ‘Called You Mine’ is available on iTunes now.
Sounds like: M83, Passion Pit, MGMT, St. Lucia, Tears for Fears, Beach Boys, Sophie B. Hawkins, Mirror Talk, Justice, Kavinsky