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LIMITS – Falling

LIMITS

Belgian artist LIMITS shares ‘Falling’.

Having recently signed to Different Recordings (Anna Of The North, Kllo, Claptone), LIMITS manages to perfectly blend slices of ethereal, tech-house with melodic pop-inspired vocals.

The track is out now.

Sounds like: Shy Luv, Claptone, Tube & Berger, Rüfüs, The Magician, The Aston Shuffle

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Wayfarer// – Broken Wire ft. LANKS

Wayfarer//

Wayfarer// teams up with fellow Australian LANKS on ‘Broken Wire’.

It has a great positive message, about not letting fear force you to waste opportunities, with a d’n’b undertone.

Listen below.

It’s the third single off the upcoming ‘Garden State’ EP, due out later this year.

Sounds like: Sampha, Radiohead, Rudimental, Becky Hill

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Satin Jackets – Northern Lights Feat. David Harks

Satin Jackets - Northern Lights Feat. David Harks

German-based Satin Jackets teams up with British singer, David Harks on ‘Northern Lights’.

As with all of Satin Jackets’ music, ‘Northern Lights’ has a distinct cosmic vibe, which is to be expected with the title of the song. Add to the mix, nostalgic vocal tones and reflective melodies, to create a breathtaking listening experience.

It’s out today on Eskimo Recordings.

Sounds like: Empire Of The Sun, Goldroom, RAC, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Du Tonc, Future Islands, Phoenix

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Alice Gray – Pink Cadillac

Alice Gray

San Diego native, singer-songwriter and visual artist Alice Gray shares her debut single ‘Pink Cadillac’.

Describing her music as “sad songs you want to dance to”, Alice’s sound has a bittersweet edge to it thanks to beautifully planned pop hooks and wistful lyrics.

‘Pink Cadillac’ is out now.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, LINNEY, Sigrid, Billie Eilish

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Lissa Lo – All I Need Feat. Patrick Dunn

Lissa Lo

New song ‘All I Need’ is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based, bedroom producer Lissa Lo and Patrick Dunn.

On the duo’s second encounter, ‘All I Need’ was born with its innocently played vocal loops and lashings of romanticised lyrics.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Caswell, The Kite String Tangle

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Secret Weapons – Comeback Season

Secret Weapons

Love songs don’t have to be all about the doom and gloom of a relationship, they can be about the music you adore. Brooklyn locals, Secret Weapons do just this with uplifting new single, ‘Comeback Season’.

The twosome deliver a positive message about overcoming the odds (specifically the struggles they encountered whilst writing their album), which is further highlighted by the delightful addition of a gospel choir!

It’s out now via Epic.

Sounds like: Youngr, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks

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Seersha – Typical

Seersha - Typical

Talking of love songs…Atlantic artist/producer Seersha has written a gorgeous track called ‘Typical’ for her husband to listen to on his summertime drives.

Seersha’s ethereal vocals immediately make you feel free, as if you are screaming with joy at the top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere.

Sounds like: MS MR, CHVRCHES, Tears For Fears, Lights, Paramore, Phil Collins

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AWAY – Sleepwalker

AWAY

Los Angeles producer, AWAY, shares the stunning new video for ‘Sleepwalker’, featuring
London Thor.

Paving the way for the next generation of sound, AWAY likes to expose mixed feelings in his music, often touching on confusion, sadness, apathy, and anger.

Sounds like: Chainsmokers, Kiiara, Børns

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Lastlings – Urges

Lastlings - Urges

Australian brother-sister duo, Lastlings, share new track, ‘Urges’.

It follows on from ‘Time’, You’ and ‘Chills‘, all of which showcase their knack of creating melancholic electronic pop, with airy vocals and lustering melodies.

The track is out now on Exist. Recordings (the label recently launched by Danny Harley of The Kite String Tangle) and is taken from their forthcoming ‘Verses’ EP.

Sounds like: Broods, IYES, Acre Tarn, Sea Change, Glass Animals, Rüfüs

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Ryan Keen x Yeah Boy – Guidance

Ryan Keen x Yeah Boy - Guidance

Ryan Keen x Yeah Boy – Guidance

UK boys, Ryan Keen and Yeah Boy (the project of Parachute Youth’s Johnny Castro), have teamed up for ‘Guidance’.

It’s a track that oozes pure indietronica vibes, to soothe any sore head, no matter what day of the week it is.

It’s out now via Majestic Casual.

Sounds like: Ed Sheeran, The Kite String Tangle, Cyril Hahn, TwiceYoung, RAC, Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Le Youth

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BROADHURST – Little Lover

BROADHURST

BROADHURST

A beautiful new piece of music from Australian artist, BROADHURST (aka Nick Broadhurst).

Keeping his music stunning, yet simple, with falsetto vocals and gentle piano, the video (which has been directed by James Chappell) is equally as captivating.

Sounds like: The Kite String Tangle, active Child, Cloud Boat, Nordic Giants, 1987, The Album Leaf, Phoria, Boxed In, Oli Hannaford, Rhye

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Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

Cal Zafiro - Chlorine

Cal Zafiro – Chlorine

Los Angeles-based R&B singer Cal Zafiro has released the beautiful ‘Chlorine’.

The minimalistic track has been produced by mood wave advocate Midoca and has wildly deep R&B tones.

Sounds like: MAALA, Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Le Youth, MNEK

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The Kite String Tangle – Illuminate

TKSTX

TKSTX

We wrote about The Kite String Tangle back in 2014 when he released the video for ‘Given The Chance‘.

Now it’s 2015, and TKST returns with ‘Illuminate’, in a collaboration alongside fellow Australian artist Dustin Tebbutt.

Imagine two angelic voices merging in complete harmony in a way that will create endless goosebumps over your body.

The video is just as gripping thanks to the emotional performance by Jasper Bagg; a man who is trying to escape an existing life.

Sounds like: M83, TDeL2, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, The Weeknd, Active Child, Mount Kimbie, Fever Ray, James Blake, Cloud Boat

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MAALA – Touch

MAALA

MAALA

With no bio and only 100 followers on Soundcloud, little is known about New Zealander native, MAALA.

His debut track, ‘Touch’, is synth-heavy with grind-worthy vocals.

Definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Bastille, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Billy Who

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Dead Ceremony – Losing You

Dead Ceremony - Losing You

Dead Ceremony – Losing You

Dead Ceremony is a four piece from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The reason that you may not have heard of the electro foursome yet, is because for the last year they have been taking some time out to write, record and build up a set.

The first release from the nine tracks recorded is ‘Losing You’ which was written by Chris (vocals and piano) and David (production). With assistance from the electronic producer Brassica, ‘Losing You’ gives us a little taster of what to expect from the quartet.

Watch the simple and efficaciously produced video below.

Having recently signed to Three Six Zero and working with Maths Time Joy, expect big things from Dead Ceremony in 2015.

They will be showcasing this last year’s work on 11 December at the Forum in Tunbridge Wells. Purchase tickets here.

Sounds like: The Kite String Tangle, Daughter, Years & Years, Gems, Blood Orange

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TWICEYOUNG – Uncover

TWICEYOUNG

TWICEYOUNG

TWICEYOUNG is a Nashville three-piece.

Their cool new slow synth track ‘Uncover’ is on our August playlist, but the video has just been released and we are loving it.

The video is directed by Ronald Bingaman and follows a young girl who gets caught up in a burglary with her bad boy companion.

‘Uncover’ is the first single taken from upcoming album, ‘Prefer You’, which has been mixed by Chad Howat (Paper Route) and produced by Kyle Rictor.

‘Uncover’ is out on 11 November.

Sounds like: James Blake, Phantogram, Kye Kye, Broods, Gungor, Billy Fox, The Kite String Tangle, Until The Ribbon Breaks, Josef Salvat, Brotherun, Phoria, IYES

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Interview with Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Vancouver Sleep Clinic at The Hope, Brighton

Vancouver Sleep Clinic at The Hope, Brighton

Vancouver Sleep Clinic is the moniker of Tim Bettinson.

Indietronica watched VSC play Brighton the other week and they didn’t fail to impress. We don’t want to harp on about Tim’s age, but you are constantly having to remind yourself that he’s still a teenager, yet he can effortlessly and smoothly amalgamate falsetto vocals with deep and mature lyrics.

We’re not sure how he does it, but we tried to find out…

Tell us a bit about yourself (where you grew up, when you first started singing/songwriting).
I’m from this city called Brisbane in Australia! I’ve been lucky enough to be born to parents who have always had instruments lying around, so getting into music was easy from a young age. I started with drumming and piano, and then a couple of years ago I picked up a guitar for the first time and started putting some high school bands together. I started writing for this project about a year ago in my bedroom.

Sum up VSC’s sound in 3 words.
Cinematic, dynamic, ambient.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?
I actually get inspiration from a wide variety of things. I first fell in love with music via a lot of post-rock (sigur dos, mogwai, this will destroy you etc.), but now i also garner a lot of inspiration from the electronic world (fka twigs, the weeknd, the xx, sohn, james blake). I also have strange obsessions with World music & Celtic instrumentals..

Rumour has it, you wrote ‘Collapse’ during your maths lessons. Where did you find the inspiration for ‘Collapse’, and, more importantly, did you pass maths?
Haha, yep – in the back of my maths books. Collapse is about a dark state of mind that i think everyone goes through when they feel like they can’t reach an expectation or a standard. I aced maths! But i was doing the easy maths so it probably doesn’t really count ;/

VSC is currently on a tour around the UK. How is the tour going?
The tour is amazing! There have definitely been some mixed shows, like you would expect on a first international tour, but the two London shows in particularly were super special! Really excited and thankful to be here.

You were recently in the US. Are you planning on hitting up the US again anytime soon?
I love the US – we will see! Yet to tour there so hoping to make that happen ASAP. Priority now though is putting everything we have into this record.

We love discovering new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to at the moment?
You NEED to listen to a kid called Raury. He’s changing the game in the USA. Also really loving ‘The Acid’.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic at The Hope, Brighton

Vancouver Sleep Clinic at The Hope, Brighton

Sounds like: Island Fox, The Kite String Tangle, Broods, Active Child, The Foals, New Navy, The Postal Service, Bon Iver, James Blake, TDeL2

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