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New Carnival – Solid Gold

New Carnival

Bristol quartet New Carnival have just dropped ‘Solid Gold’.

‘Solid Gold’ a luscious indie rock ballad with a fiery underbelly. Much like the fascination of gold itself, the track draws listeners in, immediately turning them into a hypnotic state as lead singer Max Radford purrs “come a little closer, move a little nearer”.

You can catch them at the Omeara in London on 21 September.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay

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Mushroom People – Wisdom Talk

Mushroom People

Mushroom People is a German electronic trio who all used to be in rock bands.

With some decent remixes under their belt (including XYLØ, NoMBe, Rainsford), Mushroom People have released their own track called ‘Wisdom Talk’, which sways more towards the contemporary pop sound than rock, although if you listen carefully you may find some powerful influences in there.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, NoMBe

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Swim Season – Collide

Swim Season

Melbourne-based five piece, Swim Season, share their most addictive track yet.

A synth pop explosion, ‘Collide’ invites listeners to join singer James on a journey of escapism.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Honne, ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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JOME – Crystalline

JOME

JOME is the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter, Jesse Marc.

He has teamed up with New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) on ‘Crystalline’.

JOME explains, “Crystalline is a song about getting away from our modern addictions to technology and immediacy. It was written for someone really close to us who was going through a tough time, as a reminder that everything will settle in time.”

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart

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Trevor James Tillery – Lonely With You

Trevor James Tillery

Nashville-based artist Trevor James Tillery shares ‘Lonely With You’.

It’s another enriched pop track with delicate production techniques that encourage new fans to take listen.

Expect his album ‘Together.Alone’ very soon.

Sounds like: Youngr, James Blake

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Kid Runner – Give Me Something To Love

Kid Runner

Kid Runner

Happy 4th July to our US readers out there.

To celebrate, whack ‘Give Me Something To Love’ by Kid Runner on your stereo full blast.

Kid Runner are a dynamic synth pop act comprised of Drew Lizon, Fran Litterski, Kurt Keaner, Scott Griffin, and Bobby Heigel.

With scopic vocals worthy of any Passion Pit or Arcade Fire set, this is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day.

Their ‘Body Language’ EP is out on 12 August.

Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Arcade Fire, Foster The People, The 1975, COIN, The Griswolds, Beach Tiger

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Swim Season – Gold Cloak City

Swim Season

Swim Season

Swim Season are a Melbourne-based five piece, who create synth-driven pop ballads.

Their latest release, ‘Gold Cloak City’, may commence as a falsetto heavy track, but it is soon balanced out by the soaring chorus, and harmonious vocal hooks.

Have a listen below:

‘Gold Cloak City’ has been taken from their debut EP ‘Cascades’.

Sounds like: ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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Foals – Birch Tree

Foals

Foals

Foals are back with the video for ‘Birch Tree’, taken from their highly successful ‘What Went Down’ album.

The video, directed by Dave Ma, was filmed in soft filter in California, and shows off more of the band’s personalities.

February Tour Dates

Wednesday 10th – Dublin, 3Arena
Friday 12th – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Saturday 13th – Manchester, Arena
Tuesday 16th – London, The Wembley Arena
Friday 19th – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
Saturday 20th – Leeds, First Direct Arena

Sounds like: The Black Keys, Muse, The Maccabees, The Griswolds, Coasts

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Shields – Face to Face

Shields

Shields

Shields are an alt-pop five-piece from the UK.

Their latest track ‘Face to Face’ has been taken from their debut album ‘How Can We Fix This?’, which has been produced by Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters).

Bushby sings praises of the band, “Shields, in my opinion, are one of the best bands I’ve heard in a long while in both songwriting and performance. They are an incredibly fresh and original-sounding band who I think will go on to achieve great things.”

Watch the video below to see if you agree.

‘How Can We Fix This?’, is available for pre-order, with a free download of ‘Face to Face’ for all pre-orders. You can’t say fairer than that!

Sounds like: Foals, The Maccabees, The Griswolds, Coasts

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Fairchild – Breathless

Fairchild

Fairchild

FAIRCHILD are an indie rock six-piece, hailing from Australia, now based in Manchester.

The 1980’s inspired ‘Breathless’ is a slow, sensual, four-to-the-floor rollick into unchartered territory, was produced by friend and collaborator Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Wolf Alice) and recorded on the Gold Coast before they moved to the UK.

‘Breathless’ instigated a series of pre-production sessions, with each band member contributing ideas unhindered by genre expectations. FAIRCHILD worked individually and in small groups, at times swapping instruments, sharing half-baked riffs, beats, bites and grooves during an exacting four-month period of brainstorming and began to recognise parallels between their recordings and the songs of the 1980’s bands they’d always loved.

Speaking on the track, Adam Lyons explains, “Breathless is the most personal song I’ve ever written and it was built inside a computer. We didn’t play it as a band until we recorded live in studio with Catherine. The gap between creation and performance is what gives the song its personality. Or sexuality, as Catherine might say. In the studio we focused on presentation because the song was already there. It always had been.”

Continuing in this vein of musical exploration, brothers Adam and Nathan Lyons also run a label and management company called Canvas Sounds, which encourages collaboration, supports unsigned musicians and trials methods of songwriting and recording, previously unexplored by its artists.

‘Breathless’ is the title track of their new EP, which is set for release in early 2016.

Sounds like: Foals, Hurts, Wolf Alice, Neon Indian, Parachute Youth, Kids of 88, Flume, Last Dinosaurs, The Griswolds, Mothxr

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Foals – What Went Down

Foals - What Went Down

Foals – What Went Down

Foals are back, after teaming up with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Jessie Ware, Mumford & Sons) to release their fourth album, ‘What Went Down’.

The Oxford five-piece retreated to the South of France to record in a rural 19th-century mill. The result is a primal, intense, sometimes harrowing album of extremes.

Lyrically, Philippakis deals with themes around cultural identity, generational anxiety, cynicism, pessimism and heartbreak; “I wanted to tap into my inner madman and feel like I was channeling some sort of fevered creature”.

Watch the video for the lead single below:

The album will be released on 28 August.

Sounds like: The Black Keys, Muse, The Maccabees, The Griswolds, Coasts

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The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay

The Griswolds

The Griswolds

It’s been a while since we’ve written about Aussie synthpop on Indietronica.

What better reintroduction than with the fun-filled video for ‘If You Wanna Stay’ by Sydney-natives, The Griswolds.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Smallpools, Great Good Fine Ok, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Chromeo, Passion Pit, The Foals, Local Natives, Fenech Soler, Vampire Weekend

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