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Bien – Flashback

Bien - Flashback

Nashville-based dream pop trio, Bien share the beautiful new single, ‘Flashback’ with a distinct Scandinavian feel.

Elegant pop hooks and an amalgamation of lo-fi and hi-fi sounds perfectly encompass the sensory-overload of emotion you find when, out of nowhere, you are hit with memories that remind you of a person or time in your life.

Sounds like: Lykke Li, First Aid Kit, Susanne Sundfør

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Kelsey Bulkin – Andromeda

Kelsey Bulkin - Andromeda

Los Angeles-based Kelsey Bulkin shares ‘Andromeda’.

Former member of Made In Heights, and featured vocalist on ODESZA‘s ‘Divide’, Kelsey writes and produces her solo material, which can be described as brooding, contemplative pop with an urban swagger.

Sounds like: Broods, GEMS, MUNA

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Margot Polo – Sing Hallelujah

Margot Polo

Margot Polo is the project of David Provenzano. Based in California, this indie pop boy writes uplifting summertime classics for good fun kids who reminisce about the noughties.

Margot Polo will be putting out a series of tracks throughout the summer, mixed by Chris Keene and Wesley Slover and featuring vocals by Becky Filip. Listen to ‘Sing Hallelujah’ below.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, CHAPPO, The Beatles

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Pierce Fulton – Autumn Blossom

Pierce Fulton

Multi-instrumentalist, Pierce Fulton drops new single, ‘Autumn Blossom’, featuring vocals from the lovely Noosa, who we have been a fan of for a long time.

The track has an uplifting undertone throughout, with cinematic guitar riffs and pulsating synths.

Pierce Fulton’s album ‘Better Places’ is out on Potential Fun and can be purchased on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Two Door Cinema Club, The Presets

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Upsahl – Can You Hear Me Now

Upsahl

Phoenix-native Upsahl shares progressive pop number, ‘Can You Hear Me Now’.

The track is hella catchy, thanks to Upsahl’s lush harmonies and the addition of continual wooden percussions.

It’s hard to believe this teenager already has three albums under her belt, but it’s practice well spent as she clearly knows what direction she needs to be heading in,

“I like to maintain powerful and complex lyrics that are relatable to a variety of situations. I like to write about relationships, politics, cultural issues. This song is a message to someone on the other end of a failed relationship. It’s the kind of relationship that has been dysfunctional for some time. I’ve watched so many women in my life stay in a relationship that they aren’t happy in, they settle.”

Sounds like: Dagny, Dominique, Feist, Regina Spektor

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TWINKIDS – Overdressed

TWINKIDS

Meet Los Angeles-based queer pop duo, TWINKIDS, comprised of Tokyo born Gene Fukui and Floridian Matt Young.

We really get the impression with ‘Overdressed’ that we are party to intimate talks between two lovers, thanks to the track’s enticingly soft, whispering vocals, bouncing between the twosome.

‘Overdressed’ is the first single from the TWINKIDS’ debut release on Om Records ‘Boys Love’ to be released 18 August.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Oli Hannaford, Boxed In

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Sam Setton – Luv U Right

Sam Setton

New York singer Sam Setton shares ‘Luv U Right’, as featured on his ‘Renegade’ EP, which explores the end of his most recent relationship.

Speaking about ‘Luv U Right’, Sam explains, “This song is about the feeling I had when I realized I was in love, but at the same time conflicted, because I’m not sure she realizes it and if she’s ready or not. I’m asking her to let me in, and letting her know I’m the one for her… I wrote this song in hopes it can be an anthem for people who think they aren’t valued enough in the eyes of their lovers.”

Sounds like: Sam Sure, Honne, Canvas, Boxed In, Autograf, Denny White, LIVI, Dead Ceremony

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Madeleine Rosenthal – No One’s Gonna Save You

Madeleine Rosenthal - No One's Gonna Save You

Despite being from Los Angeles, Madeleine Rosenthal has a distinct British sound to her electronic music, similar to James Blake.

Her debut single is case in point. It’s a track about Madeleine cutting ties with someone who has been holding her back.

Sounds like: Air, Jorja Smith, London Grammar, Massive Attack, James Blake, Maggie Rogers

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Betty Moon – Life Is But A Dream

Betty Moon - Life Is But A Dream

Betty Moon may have already released eight albums, but the Toronto-born and Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter shows no signs of slowing down.

Her latest single, ‘Life Is But A Dream’ is a dreamy capture of her new life in the city of angels, having relocated from Toronto.

It’s out now via Evolver Music Inc.

Sounds like: Icona Pop, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Goldroom, Le Youth

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MILKK – Less Than 3

MILKK

MILKK is the latest project from Nashville singer/songwriter Pat Kiloran, Minneapolis producer/musician Jack Vondrachek, and touring/session drummer John Ogelby.

Their new track ‘Less Than 3’ is a heartbeat-inducing, indie pop banger of the finest calibre.

It’s out now on M-DAD Music.

Sounds like: The 1975, LANY

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