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The Magnettes – So Bad

The Magnettes by Frida Bäcklund Thuneström-

Swedish fuck pop trio, The Magnettes are back with a sultry video for ‘So Bad’.

It explores “people’s fucked up double standards”, especially in the music industry. The song cleverly starts with a high school teacher style ramblings. The video follows suit, as the trio find themselves in a dummy-like state, trying to escape the patriarchy forced upon them.

It’s taken from their debut album, ‘Ugly Youth’, due for release on 30 June via DigSin.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Lana Del Rey

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Nelly’s Crush – Second Souls

Nelly's Crush by Johanna Siring

Step back into time with ‘Second Souls’ by Nelly’s Crush.

The highly energetic Oslo based band, fronted by Nelly Marie Hansen and Karoline Garfjell, create sleek disco with a generous nod to 80’s pop music.

Their album ‘Rumours’ is out now.

Sounds like: Icona Pop, The Magnettes, Susanne Sundfør, Kylie, Miami Horror, ABBA, Madonna, Human League, Capital Cities, Elkka, Blondie, A-ha

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Au/Ra – Kicks

Au/Ra

Au/Ra

Owing a lot to her differences, the lovely Au/Ra shares the confident ‘Kicks’.

The Antigua resident has a knack for clever lyrics about the things that feed her passions – writing, listening to music or watching a great TV series – and infectious pop melodies.

Sounds like: Florence + The Machine, Charli XCX, The Magnettes

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Au/Ra – Concrete Jungle

Au/Ra

Au/Ra

Let us introduce you to the lovely Au/Ra. She is something quite special.

Combining all the brilliant elements of pop (Florence Welch-esque vocals; minimalistic, but bass-laden production; and feminine melodies), her debut single, ‘Concrete Jungle’ is highly accomplished.

Au/Ra has spent her childhood living on islands (born in Ibiza, and raised in Antigua), but has decided to write a track about growing up in a city.

‘Concrete Jungle’ is out now via 0E0E.

Sounds like: Florence + The Machine, Charli XCX, The Magnettes

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LOWLA – Reckless

LOWLA

LOWLA

Lowla is a DIY, denim-loving, London-based pop duo comprising of creative stylist, Lara, and producer Lo.

The couple met when Lara featured on one of the tracks Lo was producing.

‘Reckless’ celebrates the moment you leave the darkness of a break-up; “Sometimes, we get so absorbed in a love that’s lost, Reckless calls for an almost violent break-up with your break-up,” the girls explain.

‘Reckless’ is out on 31 March via DIY.

Sounds like: Poema, Sky Ferreira, Blood Orange, Grimes, The Magnettes, Yeasayer

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The Magnettes – Bones

The Magnettes by Catie Laffoon

The Magnettes by Catie Laffoon

Pop stars are usually clean cut, well behaved artists who write about nice things, such as love and rainbows. Not The Magnettes; a racy electro pop punk trio founded by best friends, Rebecka and Sanna.

In their new track ‘Bones’ the #sadgirls advocates talk about getting wasted, getting laid, and being social misfits in their small home town in Sweden.

Even their website asks us to “go down to start”, so with that in mind, go down to watch their new video:

‘Bones’ is out now via DigSin.

Sounds like: Charli XCX, Icona Pop

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Foxtrott – Shaky Hands

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.

Her latest track ‘Shaky Hands’ has addictive hooks and vocals with attitude. We caught up with FOXTROTT for a little chat:

You are a self-taught producer and musician. How did this come about?

I received classical musical training as a child, piano and violin, but realized, as a young teenager, that this environment was not for me. I started messing around secretly in my bedroom with an old version of cubase and learned the whole thing by myself. That was before youtube tutorials even existed! Took me 2 weeks to make one sound, and it just went from there. When I realized I could make entire tracks on my own, write all the parts, make all the sounds, I was in heaven! Then, I just kept of exploring, working hard and finding my own sound and voice.

Describe the FOXTROTT sound in three words.

Warm – Phat – Melodic

You are gearing up for the release of your debut album, ‘A Taller Us’. How have you found the process of producing it?

Making a whole record on your own is a lot of work but really satisfying! When I listened to the masters, I couldn’t believe that I made it, which was really fulfilling. It was also a very healing process, since I explored some deep and personal themes. I see this record like almost a journal from my young adulthood.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I don’t like to talk about “influences” because I really find inspiration anywhere. Food, art, feelings… Musically, I am attracted to anything that has soul, that comes from a place that’s real. In whatever style or branch, you can really sense when it’s the case.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

I’ve been listening to The Internet‘s last record a lot lately! It’s really good. I also really like Little Simz, I’ve been following her for a while now and am always amazed.

The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.

Sounds like: Kate Boy, Dena, Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who, Gems, The Magnettes, Rudimental, Jungle, Little Dragon, Björk

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