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Smokehouse – Slowly

Smokehouse

Canadian duo Daniel MacKenzie and Peter Mol met in 2010 at a music festival at which they were both performing.

Fast forward seven years, SMOKEHOUSE was formed, allowing both MacKenzie and Mol to carve their own path and take time to sculpt the songs exactly how they wanted them, or “indie hip-pop” as they describe.

Their laid back and enigmatic new single ‘Slowly’ takes inspiration from artists like Anderson Paak, Tame Impala, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Listen below.

Sounds like: WEIRDO, Pat Lok

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The Shadowboxers – Float On By

The Shadowboxers

Justin Timberlake-mentored trio The Shadowboxers have blown us away with their luxurious, beat-driven pop.

After searching high and low for their identity, it feels as if they have found it. Their new single ‘Float On By’ is a perfect example, written about ambition being the ego and surrendering yourself to the plans of the universe.

Sounds like: Die Orangen, Jungle, Tame Impala, 10o’clock Chemical

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Url – Bedroom Floor

Url

Url is the project of Orlando-based Matt Bullard.

Self-described as “say boy supreme”, his music blends psychedelic bedroom pop with a polished DIY sound with a melancholic edge.

His new single ‘Bedroom Floor’ deals with the boundaries of a relationship being tested and if it can handle the aftermath.

Sounds like: Toro Y Moi, Gus Dapperton, Roosevelt, Tame Impala

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Augustine – Coast [Spotify Studios Recording]

Augustine - Coast [Spotify Studios Recording]

Swedish indie-wonder Augustine shares his pulsating new single ‘Coast’, released exclusively as part of Spotify’s Studio Oyster program.

Another wonderful story told to capture the idea of how seeing a happy loving couple together stirs up painful emotions in a delicate and groovy manner.

‘Coast” is a song about loneliness, and a longing to understand this world a little better. I was confused and jealous of everything I laid my eyes on when I wrote it. And I often get struck by this feeling about wanting to escape from myself and from my body when I’m feeling down. I guess it comes down to the desire to have someone by your side who understands you and all your weird thoughts.” Augustine says.

Sounds like: PNAU, Foster the People, James Blake, Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Tame Impala, Phoenix

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Sol Paradise – No Doubt

Sol Paradise - No Doubt

It’s clear that the world has been completely bizarre in recent times, so we couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting to find some great new music to relax to and escape from the chaos. Thankfully, Sol Paradise has arrived on the scene with his debut release ‘No Doubt’.

‘No Doubt’ occupies a beautifully unique sonic space taking influence in particular from the jazz and afrobeat genre. This is the first single from the upcoming EP by the London Born artist/producer, which is set to be released in full later in the Summer.

Sounds like: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Steve Lacey, Tame Impala, Tom Misch

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Still Woozy – Window

Still Woozy

The vibrant visuals for ‘Window’ from Portland-based Still Woozy is a short and sweet burst of summertime, cocktail-sipping bliss, full of playful melodies, complete with a sample nod to Marvin Gaye.

Want more? We’re also massively digging his Tame Impala isolation cover below.

Sounds like: Easy Life, Yakul, Clairo, Max Pope, Von Sell, Low Hum

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Swim Mountain – Somebody New

Swim Mountain

Introducing London-born producer, Tom Skyrme – aka Swim Moutain.

Combining breezy 60’s inspired psych with more modern dream-pop tendencies, his latest self-produced and recorded EP ‘If’ conjures, in his own words, “the slow demise of a relationship told across an interchanging timeline of pre and post internet.”

Listen below to the swaggering highlight of the EP, ‘Somebody New’.

The EP is released on Tourist‘s record label Monday Records, and he has also been announced to support Tourist at his upcoming headline shows at London’s Village Underground on 8 and 9 April.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Miike Snow

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TENDER – 6 In The Morning

TENDER - 6 In The Morning

After a hiatus, TENDER returns with ‘6 In The Morning’, showing a slightly new direction for the duo.

Stripping it back to basics, James Cullen and Dan Cobb’s new release is upfront and at times, takes an unnerving dive into self-reflection.

“The track ‘6 in the Morning’ is about the bitter, petty end to a relationship, where both parties do things to push the other away,” says Cullen. “Avoiding being the one to call it off, they intend to do things to make the other break. When the relationship finally ends, it brings relief.”

“We have all been in those situations, where it seems easier to stay in a bitter and toxic environment instead of just calling it off. It’s like pulling off a plaster. The slower you do it, the more pain it causes.”

Sounds like: MOTHXR, Jungle, Glass Animals, HUNTAR, Caribou, Air, The National, Tame Impala, Boxed In, Honne

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The Feather – Sister

The Feather by Gilles Dewalque

The Feather by Gilles Dewalque

Belgium folktronica artist The Feather shares his bass-licking new single, ‘Sister’.

Swerving synths, it’s a hypnotic indie-pop gem that depicts how social media affects us all, out now via [PIAS].

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Du Tonc, Hot Chip, Joe Goddard

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STRØM – Last Try

STRØM

STRØM

We stumbled upon the beautiful ‘Last Try’ by Swedish artist STRØM just a few minutes ago and had to share it.

Having recently moved to Berlin, STRØM continues to release music that combines elegant vocal melodies with euphoric percussion. Beautiful.

Sounds like: Ben Khan, TENDER, Solomon Grey, James Blake

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Yazmyn Hendrix – Be Me

Yazmyn Hendrix

With a cool name, Yazmyn Hendrix takes Ed Sheeran’s lead and uses her voice with a loop pedal to create magical music.

Her new single ‘Be Me’ is taken off her upcoming EP named ‘Saturn Returns’ and is her first break-up song, and subsequent coming out song.

Sounds like: Alicia Keys, Aurora

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Ani Glass – Mirores

Ani Glass

Welsh musician, Ani Glass (also a former member of indie-pop group The Pipettes) shares the visuals for her new single, ‘Mirores’ – the title track from her forthcoming debut album, released in March.

The quirky and illuminating visuals wouldn’t go amiss in a Petit Meller or Yelle music video, as she shares a journey from dark desperation to motivation and inspiration.

Sounds like: Petite Meller, Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis

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REYKO – Surrender

REYKO

London-based pop outfit REYKO shares the visuals for ‘Surrender’.

Filmed on the English South East coast, it’s a slow and steady track that expresses their elusiveness in a peaceful and dreamy manner.

Sounds like: Billie Eilish, Saint Etienne, CAPPA

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Mint Julep – Fantasies

Mint Julep

We’re very excited to share ‘Stay Fantasties’ by wife and husband duo, Hollie and Keith Kenniff aka Mint Julep, an expertly manicured electric-pop venture that stands in stark contrast to the nebulous and experimental Helios and Goldmund outputs for which the latter member is known.

The vulnerable track shimmers underneath an amalgamation of textures and is out now on Western Vinyl.

Sounds like: Beauty Sleep, Tame Impala, Electric Youth, The Naked And Famous, Cocteau Twins, Helios

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Nathaniel Stewart – Lone Wolf

Nathaniel Stewart - Lone Wolf

Portland-based Nathaniel Stewart shares ‘Lone Wolf’, a track about dealing with loneliness and finding out who you are.

With skyscraping melodies and enduring drums, prepare to drift away.

Sounds like: M83, Nick Murphy

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FARR – Heal Me

FARR

From one lonely artist to another…introducing transatlantic duo FARR (by way of Los Angeles and London) vocalist Roméo and producer Linden Jay (who has also produced for Rejjie Snow, LION SNOW, RITUAL and more).

Born from London loneliness, the soulful new track, ‘Heal Me’, was written with Carl Barat and Olly Burden and is full of heartfelt longing for missed loved ones.

Sounds like: RKCB, Jadu Heart, Dan D’Lion, James Vickery

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SHY Martin – Slow

SHY Martin by Hampus Hjellström

SHY Martin by Hampus Hjellström

Renowned songwriter SHY Martin (Bebe Rexha, Astrid S, Kygo, Ellie Goulding, ALMA, Jess Glynne) picks up her beloved guitar again and shares the delicate, stripped back ballad, ‘Slow’.

Rich and organic, it shows another side to the popstar-in-the-making.

Sounds like: Halsey, Emily Burns

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Steph Sandor – Circles

Steph Sandor - Circles

Los Angeles-based pop artist Steph Sandor is quite frankly over this shit.

Her pulsing new single ‘Circles’ is a straightforward pop statement shared from a place of vulnerability and frustration. It’s out now on BonFire Records

Sounds like: Chelsea Cutter, CAPPA

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Blanks – Sweaters

Blanks - Sweaters

Dutch YouTuber, Blanks shares his falsetto-led single ‘Sweaters’.

With a unique way of interacting with fans – Blanks actually writes music with his fans, not just for his fans – his pop music captures and engages.

Sounds like: COIN, Two Door Cinema Club, Joan, Great Good Fine Ok

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Cape Lion – Deceiving

Cape Lion

Stockholm-based producer Cape Lion shares his new single, ‘Deceiving’.

A groovy masterpiece that expands outside of the current electronic sound space, the track is a sonic journey for the listener from start to finish.

Sounds like: Miike Snow, Amason, Peter Björn and John, Tame Impala, Empire of The Sun, MGMT

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