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Playlist: IDER

IDER

IDER

We can’t get enough of North London duo, IDER, so we asked them to put together a playlist for us in order to really get inside their musical brains.

This is the result. An emotional journey of music, past and present.

Banks – Better
Can’t get enough of the sexy, captivating vocals.

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Old school love.

NAO – Inhale Exhale
The vocal melody following the bass line is awesome.

The Clash – Should I stay or Should I Go?
…we’ve been watching ‘Stranger Things’…

Glass Animals – Cane Shuga
Love the new album, love this song.

Bruce Springsteen – Racing in the Street
Always back to Bruce

Geowulf – Saltwater
Excited to play alongside these guys next year. Love the sound of this track!

Julia Jacklin – LA Dream
Saw her play live last month and this song blew us away. Such beautiful lyrics.

Sounds like: The Japanese House, Imogen Heap, Oh Wonder, Shura, The 1975, Tegan and Sara, MUNA, Aurora, Tourist, Wet, London Grammar

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IDER – Pulse

IDER

IDER

Meet ambient pop duo, IDER, aka North Londoners, Lily and Megan.

These girls make music that contains the ingredients to make pop good again; spine tingle-inducing piano keys, elegant harmonies, and wistful lyrics.

The video for their second single, ‘Pulse’, has been directed by Lewis Knaggs.

Sounds like: The Japanese House, Imogen Heap, Oh Wonder, Shura, The 1975, Tegan and Sara, MUNA, Aurora, Tourist, Wet, London Grammar

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Premiere: Rococode – Hunter Gather

ROCOCODE by Lynol Lui

ROCOCODE by Lynol Lui

Vancouver-based indietronica girl/boy duo, Rococode premiere the video for ‘Hunter Gather’ with Indietronica.

The track offers up driving synths and off kilter harmonies, whilst the video for ‘Hunter Gather’ has a mysterious, sexy vibe that tells a completely unexpected story.

The track has been taken from their album, ‘Don’t Worry It Will Be Dark Soon’, which features works with producers Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Bear Hands) from New York and Ted Gowans (Tegan and Sara, Fences) from Los Angeles.

North American Tour Dates
May 12 | Cleveland, OH | The Red Space
May 13 | Pittsburgh, PA | Club Café
May 14 | Des Moines, IA | Vaudeville Mews
May 15 | Kansas City, MO | Riot Room
May 19 | Englewood, CO | Moe’s Original BBQ
July 15 | Portland, OR | White Eagle
July 18 | San Diego, CA | Soda Bar
July 20 | Los Angeles, CA | Hotel Café/Second Stage
July 21 | Oakland, CA | The New Parish – Popscene w/ Phoebe Ryan
July 23 | Seattle, WA | Funhouse

Sounds like: Phantogram, Little Boots, Pumarosa

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Say Lou Lou – Beloved

Say Lou Lou

Say Lou Lou

Think of your dream girl band and this is it. Twin sisters, Say Lou Lou (aka Elektra and Miranda Kilbey), are quickly hyping up to the be the big sound of 2014.

Since the cracking ‘Julian’, the electronic Charlie’s Angels have gone from strength to strength.

The latest track, ‘Beloved’, is their most radio-ready track to date. ‘Beloved’ is a twinkling pop track full of wispy glacial vocals and lustre.

You can listen to the EP ‘Better in the Dark’ below, or pre order the full EP on iTunes here. The EP is set for release on 25 November 2013 via á Deux / Columbia Records.

Say Lou Lou have also released the EP on 7″ vinyl, which you can purchase here.

Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, The Naked and Famous, Soft As Snow, College, Austra, HAERTS, Tegan and Sara

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Letters To Fiesta – Stay Young

Letters To Fiesta

Letters To Fiesta

Letters To Fiesta (LTF) are Manchester-based Daniel Houghton (drums), Andy Fletcher (bass), Tom Brydon (guitar), and Anna-Louisa Etherington (vocals & synth).

The band have spent a couple of years acquiring their sound although they have only had two online releases to date.

The current track on their agenda is ‘Stay Young’. Full of scaling and melodic howls from Etherington, coupled with landscaping synths; the track perfectly sums up the band’s ambitions.

The comedic video for the track takes clips from Spanish psychological horror ‘La Cabina’.

As well as providing us with a little bit of humour in our lives, LTF are thoughtful souls. Whilst catering to all genres, ranging from pop to industrial, they have also captured the heart of listeners through the conception of an innovative new funding method. Instead of asking for plain old cash for their music, they prefer gig goers pay for one of their EPs or other donated records with their old vinyl, that LTF then sell on at a pop-up merch stall.

Their debut EP ‘Aphorism’ includes influences from such artists as Depeche Mode, Yeasayer, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bat for Lashes, as well as always ensuring that Kate Bush is there as a regular reference check, yet they still manage to maintain a genre-evasive sound, thanks to Etherington’s formidable and enigmatic vocals that really make you stop and notice the band.

Aphorism’ is out on 28th October 2013.

Their UK tour starts off on October 9th in Leeds and finishes on October 24 in London.

Sounds like: Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes, Yeasayer, Tegan and Sara, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Depeche Mode, Florence + The Machine, Broken Social Scene

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Avec Sans – Hold On

Avec-Sans

Avec Sans are Alice and Jack; an electronic duo from London/Manchester formed in 2012. With the gracefulness of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the heavy 80s synths of Visage, Avec Sans are pure electro pop with style. ‘Hold On‘ is also available as a free download from Soundcloud.

Sounds like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, Kopps
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