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Weekly Gems 22

Georgi Kay – Guilty Pleasures

Georgi Kay

Singer Georgi Kay is warning us about guilty pleasures in her new single.

Quintessentially indietronica-based, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ is a song about falling in love with someone who, despite the deep emotional connection being mutual, is romantically tied down by another.

Sounds like: Fjer, Alpines

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Satin Jackets – Mirage

Satin Jackets - Mirage

The story goes something like “when we’re good, we’re good. And when we’re low, we’re low”. Sound familiar?

Satin Jackets is tapping into our relationship insecurities with a strangely upbeat melody in ‘Mirage’. I guess that’s kind of the definition of a mirage!

It’s out now via Eskimo Recordings.

Sounds like: Goldroom, RAC, Le Youth, Pink Feathers

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Slenderbodies – Amnesia

Slenderbodies

Exciting new Californian-based duo Slenderbodies share their new single, ‘Amnesia’.

Their music shares intricate guitar melodies and breathy vocal work that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking at the same time.

This is definitely one act you won’t forget in a long time.

Sounds like: Glass Animals, Alt-J

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LANNDS – Words

LANNDS by Jesse Brantman

LANNDS is Memphis-born artist Rania Woodard and she shares her exciting slow-burner called ‘Words’.

There is nothing brash about this type of music, it’s soothing in its intent as well as thought-provoking.

‘Words’ is the second song off her forthcoming EP, ‘LEGENDS’ (expected March 2018), released on Kobalt/Kitsuné.

Sounds like: Björk, Vök, Låpsley, The Japanese House, Daughter, TENDER

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Von Sell – Hell No

Von Sell

We have been huge fans of Brooklyn-based artist Von Sell for a long time, and we are extremely happy he is back well and singing again after a six month break due to vocal chord issues.

Von Sell takes more of a funky attitude in the production techniques of ‘Hell No’ but we dig it – we’re gonna call it his come-back track!

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Hazel English, Teen Daze

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Jayce Cantor – Done For Now

Jayce Cantor

Singer/songwriter/producer Jayce Cantor shares his radio-ready single ‘Done For Now’.

The song has elements of catchy R&B blended with modern indietronica-influenced production that works brilliantly with Jayce’s soulful vocals as he sings about love and heartbreak.

Sounds like: Craig David, Le Youth

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Bliss Nova – Now

Bliss Nova

…And finally, it’s time for some blissed-out music from Toledo-based duo, Bliss Nova.

Their second single called ‘Now’ hits you instantly with its chilled pop sensibilites and dreamy vocal harmonies.

Some exciting times ahead for these guys.

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Porches, Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Caribou, Wild Nothing, Phoenix, Tame Impala, Tuska

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JOHN.K – OT

John.K - OT

We all have to do it. Work overtime. But what if it wasn’t a bummer, but something you wanted to do?

JOHN.K takes a different approach. ‘OT’ is an Autumnal track that is about spending that one extra day with your far away friend.

Sounds like: Sam Smith, Justin Bieber

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REGN – WATR

REGN - WATR

Who is REGN? We’re glad you ask.

REGN (pronounced Reagan) is a Los Angeles-based songstress who has just dropped her latest single, ‘WATR’.

Co-written with Robokid, the song has delicate Nordic-inspired vocals chopped into a romantic format.

It’s out now via Moving Castle.

Sounds like: Dagny, Sigrid

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Martin Luke Brown – Opalite

Martin Luke Brown by Bjorn Franklin

Londoner Martin Luke Brown has seemingly come out of nowhere with a banger of a indie pop track called ‘Opalite’ and he means business!

Speaking of the song, MLB says,

“Opalite as a song began with this hypnotic little drum loop and the words just came out. I write placeholder lyrics all the time and then chip away at them until they’re complete but I pretty much stuck with what rolled on Opalite. It just felt right. It’s about finding hope in something and not wanting to let itgo. Whether you find that hope in superstition or religion or love. Whatever really.”

MLB plays London’s Servant Jazz Quarters tonight and ‘Opalite’ is out now via LAB Records.

Sounds like: Bon Iver, Will Joseph Cook, Dua Lipa, Kyko, Sody, Dan Croll

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courtship. – Tell Me Tell Me

courtship. - Tell Me Tell Me

Well, it’s very sad that summer is over for us here in the UK, but keeping the feeling very much alive is electro pop duo courtship..

They’ve just released their new single, ‘Tell Me Tell Me’, a declaration to not hold emotions back, especially when it comes to those love feelings!

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Summer Heart, Jagwar Ma, Two Door Cinema Club, MGMT, Passion Pit

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Donkeyboy – Kaleidoscope

Donkeyboy

Goosebumps galore with the new track by Norwegian trio, Donkeyboy.

Driving analogue synths predominate the song, followed by sky-high vocals and a massive chorus. Listen below.

Sounds like: Pnau, Mew, LANY, The 1975

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Sasha – Skin Deep

Sasha

London-based Sasha shares ‘Skin Deep’.

Equally as soft on the electronic side of things as the beautiful ‘Picking Flowers‘, ‘Skin Deep’ is a contemplative track about ways to get over a lover through emotionless actions.

‘Skin Deep’ is out now via Lemon Zen Records.

Sounds like: Lucy Rose, Daughter, Maggie Rogers, The Japanese House, Bon Iver, Fenne Lily

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Loud Forest – Wake Up
Loud Forest - Wake Up

California couple Loud Forest are a force to be reckoned with.

Their new single ‘Wake Up’ is about loving an independent person, who is always slightly out of reach, making it all seem like a dream.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire

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Tailor – Blame

Tailor - Blame

Birmingham-born singer/songwriter Tailor has already written for the likes of , TĀLĀ, Huntar, FTSE and Peking Duk, and his own solo material is pretty decent too.

Bordering on alt-pop and electronic music, Tailor has a knack of discussing both sides of the story. His most recent release is a double-A side single called ‘Disillusion / Blame’.

Whilst ‘Disillusion’ is more upbeat in production, ‘Blame’ is about taking the hit in a relationship to benefit the unit as a whole.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, Francis and The Lights, Toro Y Moi, Lauv, Huntar, Sam Smith

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Playlist: Σtella

Σtella

Σtella

Greek artist, Σtella has just released her highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Works For You’.

To celebrate, Σtella has put together a playlist for us. Enjoy!

Moscoman, Manfredas – Dévoué (Manfredas Remix)
First time I heard this song I kinda felt like I was tripping, in a good way. I’m happy to have shared the stage with Moscoman once.

Arthur Russell – Springfield
Arthur Russell will always remain a mystery to me. It ‘s music from outer space in a way.

Yello – Oh Yeah
Really don’t know how to comment on this. Just a good listen and a place for phantasies.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
“She don’t want to be a man or a woman”. Good for her.

Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
I love this song so much. It explodes in my head every time.

Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
This track takes me back in time, it’s got that heart ache feeling you just can’t miss.

KAYTRANADA – BREAKDANCE LESSON N.1
A DJ and a good friend of mine introduced me to this song by Kaytranada, and now I play it whenever I wanna shake my head a little.

Red Axes, Abrão – Balma (feat. Abrão)
Loving Red Axes this year, they did a show In Athens last month. Good boys.

Jean-Jacques Perrey – Cat In The Night
I sadly found out about Jean Jacques Perrey the day he died, late 2016. This man was a genius and is really worthy to listen to pretty much everything he’s done.

Toro y Moi – Lilly
“This place is up for grabs, I give it to you for free”, that line was stuck in my head for a long time. Really good sound.

Fleetwood Mac – Never Going Back Again – Remastered
The album “Rumours” has been one of my favorite albums ever, but just recently I gave a lot of attention to this track in the album. How sweet.

LA Priest – Lorry Park
LA Priest hit me in the stomach at around 0:50 with that beat, oh man, thanks.

Alan Hawkshaw – Beach Journey
Super fine tune by Mr Alan Hawkshaw. This track takes me places I didn’t know existed.

Vulfpeck – Back Pocket
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo to Volfpeck for this massive funky smart track.

‘Works For You’ is out now via Inner Ear Records and is seriously good. Listen to ‘Way To Go’ below.

Sounds like: Kaleida, Annie Lennox, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Cash+David, Christine & The Queens

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Summer Heart – Nothing Can Stop Us Now

Summer Heart - Pretty Haze

Summer Heart – Pretty Haze

Summer Heart (aka David Alexander) returns with ‘Pretty Haze’.

Once again, it’s another summer lo-fi number, worthy of warming you on the coldest of nights.

‘Pretty Haze’ is out on 19th February and is the first single from Summer Heart’s upcoming  EP. Summer Heart will also be playing SXSW this year.

Sounds like: Swimm, Hazel English, Coldplay, Washed Out, Day Wave, Teen Daze, Toro y Moi

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Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

With some new awards under their belt, Tame Impala join Spanish creative collective and directors, Canada (Justice, Phoenix, Scissor Sisters, El Guincho) to produce the video for ‘The Less I Know The Better’.

The video is an acid pop visual interpretation of ‘The Less I Know The Better’. A surrealistic explosion of colour and jealousy in the high school gym.

‘Currents’ is out now through Fiction Records.

Sounds like: MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Atlas Sound, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips, Mackintosh Braun, CHAPPO

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Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian - Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

This is cool.

Coinciding with his release of the acclaimed new album ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, Neon Indian has shared an epic short film ‘Slumlord Rising’. Opening with a stunning continuous four minute tracking shot,the film delves into the seedy, and sometimes blood-soaked, Los Angeles nightlife world. Co-directed by Palomo and Tim Nackashi, the film is presented as part of a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, arriving in conjunction with a complete oral history of ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, featuring the voices of 15 of the album’s contributors.

The new video arrives alongside a relaunch of Neon Indian’s hotline number, which was originally introduced in August to give fans a taste of the new material. Fans who call +1-512-643-VEGA will hear a special greeting from the man himself, and be sent a preview gif of the video.

Sounds like: Justice, Ghost Beach, Miami Horror, Fenech Soler, Kavinsky, Tokyo Police Club, Daft Punk, Thompson Twins, WAVVES, Wild Nothing, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi

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Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

We salute a new generation of Tame Impala lovers.

Following their incredible Top 3 UK chart entry, Tame Impala unveil the video for ‘Let It Happen’, taken from new album, ‘Currents’.

Teaming up with English director David Wilson for a second time, this visually stunning video is a surrealist take on the transient, overworked existence of a modern day businessman.

Tour dates:

Aug 28 Rock En Seine Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Aug 29 Zurich Openair Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 30 Rock En Seine Paris, France
Sep 04 End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 06 Electric Picnic Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
Sep 08 Barrowlands, Glasgow, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 09 Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
Sep 11 Bestival, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Sep 12 Lollapalooza, Berlin, Germany
Oct 02 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Oct 05 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
Oct 06 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Oct 09 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

‘Currents’ is out now through Fiction Records.

Sounds like: MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Atlas Sound, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips, Mackintosh Braun

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Neon Indian – Annie

Neon Indian

Neon Indian

To celebrate Neon Indian‘s latest tour, we thought we would time travel back to May when he released 80’s synth jam, ‘Annie’.

Find the tour dates below:

08/20 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Desfilia
08/21 – Mexico City – Semana De Las Juventudes Festival – Zocola Plaza
08/23 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/12 – El Paso, TX – Mother Of Pearl Block Party
09/17 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
09/19 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
09/20 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
11/07 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

* = w/ Toro Y Moi (DJ Set)

Sounds like: Ghost Beach, Miami Horror, Tokyo Police Club, Thompson Twins, WAVVES, Wild Nothing, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi

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Summer Heart – Thinkin Of You

Summer Heart

Summer Heart

Summer Heart is the project of Swedish David Alexander.

Similar to the music of Washed Out, Summer Heart’s track ‘Thinkin of You’ conjures up images of a filtered summer away from college. Have a listen below:

Sounds like: Coldplay, Washed Out, Day Wave, Teen Daze, Toro y Moi

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All We Are – Keep Me Alive

All We Are

All We Are

All We Are is back with the symbolic video for new track ‘Keep Me Alive’.

With trademark funky bass lines and falsetto harmonies, this international trio is definitely keeping the ’70’s vibe alive.

Sounds like: Stealing Sheep, Susanne Sundfør, Be Forest, Amason, Warpaint, Frank Ocean, Metronomy, TV On The Radio, OutKast, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi

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