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The Kite String Tangle – This Thing We Got

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Time to start cruising with The Kite String Tangle‘s unusually upbeat new single, ‘This Thing We Got’.

It’s a song about the butterflies you feel when you first get with someone, cleverly represented by the rosy horn section (think Mark Ronson, Rudimental). Originally planned to be 30 b.p.m slower than it now is, the slower melody is sampled in the chorus as a “song within a song”.

Watch the live video below.

‘This Thing We Got’ can be found on The Kite String Tangle‘s self-titled debut album which is available everywhere now via Exist Recordings.

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

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Novo Amor & Ed Tullett – Silvery

Novo Amor & Ed Tullett by Alex Kozobolis

Introducing Ed Tullett and Novo Amor.

The duo have teamed up to serenade us with new music. Their single, ‘Silvery’, is a captivating and well-crafted song that starts off reasonably mellow before becoming progressively more beautiful the longer you listen to it.

Perfect for fans of Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, and James Vincent McMorrow.

It is taken off their upcoming album ‘Heiress’, out this November.

Sounds like: Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, James Vincent McMorrow, Talos

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The Kite String Tangle – The Prize Feat. Bridgette Amofah

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Taking more of a contrasting RÜFÜS kind of vibe, singer/songwriter/producer The Kite String Tangle shares ‘The Prize’ featuring Rudimental’s vocalist, Bridgette Amofah.

Full of belated energy, this track explores the intense relationship between two falling lovers, but the question of what if? appears too late.

Expect the release of his debut self-titled album for 14 July on his own newly founded label, Exist Recordings.

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

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Tokyo – Stronger Love

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Advocates for being yourself, Los Angeles based Tokyo (pronounced toi-koh) share their second single, ‘Stronger Love’.

“Stronger Love came after a night of heavy drinking and a bunch of poor decisions. Come the next morning, I knew I had hurt someone I care for deeply and wrote this song as a cry for forgiveness. It’s funny cause when I hear the song now it feels empowering, fun and uplifting but when I was writing the lyrics I was actually in a pretty dark place. I never set out to make a track like this, just sat down agenda-less and let raw emotion run its course.”

Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Goldroom, Jagwar Ma, Vancouver Sleep Clinic

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Tokyo – Ghost Pepper

Toyko - Ghost Pepper

Toyko – Ghost Pepper

Standing up for what he believes is Los Angeles-based Tokyo.

The guitar riff for ‘Ghost Pepper’ was created during a mid-recording session nap. As for the name, we have no idea what ghost pepper means, but we like the marginal disco-infused electronica combined with the muffled vocals on the track.

Definitely one to get you through a rainy day.

Sounds like: Joe Goddard, Goldroom, Jagwar Ma, Vancouver Sleep Clinic

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Cape Cub – Closer

Cape Cub

Cape Cub

Some artists seem to wear their heart on their sleeves, and this in turn creates heartfelt and highly emotional music.

One such artist is UK-based Cape Cub (aka Chad Male), who uses his personal experiences and local landscape to make his music.

His cinematic new release, ‘Closer’, is the first song to be taken from his upcoming debut EP of the same name and is about the “fragility and the painful side of love, when you give your all and there seems to be nothing on the other side.”

UK Tour Dates

NEWCASTLE Newcastle Uni SU 23rd March*
GLASGOW QMU 24th March*
LEEDS Leeds Uni Stylus 25th March*
STOCKTON Stockton Calling 26th March
BRISTOL The Louisiana 28th March
MANCHESTER The Castle Hotel 29th March
LONDON The Waiting Room 30th March
LEEDS Live At Leeds 30th April
(*supporting Sunset Sons)

His debut EP, ‘Closer’, is out on 25th March.

Sounds like: Foals, Passenger, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Tep No, Brandon Flowers, Death Cab for Cutie, Temper Trap,

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Kings. – Whispers

Kings. - Whispers

Kings. – Whispers

Kings. are an indie-electronic trio out of Melbourne.

Led by singer Hayden Jeffery, their sound is raw and refined.

Despite the new track ‘Whispers’ being more upbeat than their last, with pulsating bass lines and dreamy synths, no emotion has been spared. The idea of ‘Whispers’ came about during the late hours of the night when the rest of the world goes to sleep and all distractions are set aside. The song is about that muse who inspires you to create and achieve clarity during life’s most stressful moments.

Upcoming Australian Shows
20 November – Central Club Hotel (Richmond), Melbourne
27 November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
5 December – Max Watt’s, Melbourne (supporting Jakubi)

Sounds like: The 1975, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Bon Iver, Years & Years, Tame Impala, Daniel Johns

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Phoria – Melatonin

Phoria by Thom Novi

Phoria by Thom Novi

Back in 2013, we declared Phoria as one of our ones to watch. Fast forward two years, and although the music industry has shifted, Phoria’s musical standing has remained firmly intact.

‘Melatonin’ will be their first release since 2014. Appropriately named after a hormone that anticipates the daily onset of darkness, this chemical compound adjusts the body’s circadian rhythms. “Somewhere between your dreams and your waking life is a path that you might not notice yourself following” is the band’s motif for the track, along with themes of subconscious time-travel.

We cannot wait for their first full length album in 2016.

Sounds like: Aquilo, Sigur Rós, RJD2, James Blake, Radiohead, Active Child, Years & Years, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Chet Faker, Flume, I Break Horses

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Cape Cub – Keep Me In Mind

Cape Cub

Cape Cub

Cape Cub is the solo project of Chad Male.

His new track ‘Keep Me In Mind’ is an atmospheric yet intimate journey of love, written by Chad during his lonely and sometimes fearful travels away from home.

Details of Cape Cub’s debut EP to be announced soon.

Sounds like: Foals, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Tep No

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Ghostly Kisses – Such Words

GHOSTLY KISSES

GHOSTLY KISSES

Ghostly Kisses is a Canadian electronic music duo consisting of Margaux Sauvé on vocals and violin, and Dragos Chiriac at the keyboard and handling production.

The twosome have a real knack of writing melancholic music that you are actually content listening to. Sauvé’s haunting vocals in the beautiful new track ‘Such Words’ perfectly showcases this juxtaposition, and we just can’t stop melting.

Sounds like: London Grammar, Enya, GEMS, Isaura, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, James Blake, Men I Trust

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