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Young Summer – Alright

Young Summer

Young Summer

Young Summer is the project of Washington-based musician, Bobbie Allen.

Resilient from her teens, Bobbie taught herself guitar and got through debilitating stage fright by-way-of open mic nights and club dates. This is perhaps why the Young Summer sound gives off three times as much oomph as you’d expect from a solo artist.

The first track from her new EP is a summery jam called ‘Alright’. It’s about unrequited love and follows Young Summer’s three year hiatus.

Sounds like: HAIM, MUNA, Wet, VÉRITÉ

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Men I Trust – Lauren

Men I Trust - Lauren

Men I Trust – Lauren

We’ve been fans of Men I Trust for some time now, so imagine our excitement when a new video popped up in our inbox!

Founded in 2014, Men I Trust are an electronic pop four-piece from Québec, comprised of Dragos Chiriac (keys and mastering), Jessy Caron (guitar, bass & keys), Odile Marmet-Rochefort (vocals), and Emmanuelle Proulx (vocals).

Men I Trust have the cool vibes of the late 90’s, blended with beautiful piano melodies, low fuzzy bass and powerful, yet fragile vocals from the two girls.

The video for ‘Lauren’ was shot by the band at the Hautes-Gorges National Park near their home in Québec.

Head over to their Soundcloud page for a free download of the track.

Sounds like: Tame Impala, Wet, MUNA, Lucius

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Amanda Merdzan – Glow

Amanda Merdzan

Amanda Merdzan

Amanda Merdzan is a London-based artist, originally from Perth, Australia.

An immediately calming and impressive number, the video for her new synth pop single, ‘Glow’, shows Amanda standing under a glowing light in a darkened room, and it’s pretty damn mesmerising!

‘Glow’ is the second single from her upcoming EP, which is due for release in July.

Sounds like: Leena Ojala, Rhye, Emma Louise, MUNA, Shura, Chinah, Wet

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Chelsea Lankes – Paralyzed

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

In February, Chelsea Lankes shared with us a pretty cool playlist. We didn’t think she could get much cooler, until we were ‘Paralyzed’ by her new single.

It’s a dreamy number with alluring vocals and misty synths.

‘Paralyzed’ is taken from Chelsea’s self-titled EP, available now in a limited edition 10″ Pink Vinyl via B3SCI Recordshere.

Chelsea will also be playing The Satellite with Transviolet on 18th April.

Sounds like: MUNA, Wet, Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko, Remmi, Cappa

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Heartstreets – Crawling South

Heartstreets

Heartstreets

Canadian-based alt-pop duo, Heartstreets have just released their 2016 debut called ‘Crawling South’.

Born in Budapest and half Peruvian, Emma Beko grew up in Montreal but take her rap music influence from New York City and from her cultural background. The R&B tone of Gab fits perfectly with her friend of 14 years.

‘Crawling South’ is an extraordinary break-up song, with an equally unique music video, which was directed by local friend of Heartstreets, Charlotte Ratel.

The video explores the trend of the “break up box”; everyone has kept at least one item of a past loved one in a box of memorabilia.

‘Crawling South’ has been taken from their debut single off their upcoming EP set to release this spring.

Sounds like: Shura, Jessie Ware, Wet

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Tradiio Exclusive: Interview with Ayelle

Ayelle

Ayelle

Ayelle is a London-based singer songwriter. We caught up with her to discuss music, feminism and Tradiio.

On your Twitter, you describe yourself as “Singer/Songwriter, Feminist, Activist”. You are co-founder of Young Feminists London. Tell us more!

I’ve considered myself a feminist ever since I understood what it meant, that it’s basically just the belief that men and women are equal beings and should be treated as such. There are so many misconceptions still, I think I must’ve been about 12 when I first realised what it actually meant.

So when I came to London I ended up diving straight into campaigning and organising grass roots activism, and along the way I’ve learnt that there is so much more to the feminist movement than I ever knew.

It also gradually became a more prominent element in my songwriting as well, so the two passions have sort of intertwined by now.

I started Young Feminists London alongside three amazing women that I met at the Feminism In London conference 2014 and it became an awareness raising group for anyone of any self-identifying gender who found themselves on the same journey. We’ve been putting on free events with various speakers, organisations, poets and comedians for over a year now and it’s been really exciting to watch it grow.

As well as being a feminist, you make music. Why did you start making music?

As a kid I would make up melodies and lyrics about where I was or what I was feeling, so when I learned how to write that was one of the first things I’d put on paper. From then on songwriting became my way of expressing my emotions and a form of therapy at times.

Describe your sound in three words.

Vulnerable. Honest. Defiant.

We discovered you on Tradiio. Do you think free platforms, such as Tradiio, are making it easier for artists to expose their sound to the general public?

Definitely, it’s really tricky to get noticed if you don’t have the right team around you, which is something that takes time to build. Tradiio is one of those platforms that allows you to be heard simply based on the quality of what you’re making and if it resonates with people, it’s one of the smarter ways of turning listening into a more interactive experience.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I grew up listening to mainstream pop and r&b as well as a lot of persian music as it was always playing in the house, and both definitely left a mark on how I now use my voice. More recent influences are artists like Banks and Kelela whom I feel have been able to find something very unique which is the kind of music making that’s inspired me to experiment more with my own sound.

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

I’m listening a lot to new artists like Jones, Connie Constance, Wafia & Sevdaliza to name a few!

We’ve invested in Ayelle. Have you? Listen to more of their songs and support them at tradiio.com/Ayelle.

Sounds like: Banks, 4AM, Wet, IYES, The XX, SOHN

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Philco Fiction – Runimals

Philco Fiction

Philco Fiction

Clean-cut Oslo duo Philco Fiction shouldn’t be running anywhere, especially when it comes to new single ‘Runimals’; a self-described ‘gospel pop’ jam, adorned by a steady horn section and potent backing vocals.

We are expecting good things from this duo in 2016.

Listen below.

The track is Philco Fiction’s forthcoming sophomore LP ‘Talk/Brag’, out on 29 January via Killing Moon Records.

Sounds like: Lykke Li, Wet, Anna of The North, Santigold

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Lucius – Madness

Lucius by Piper Ferguson

Lucius by Piper Ferguson

Sometimes you listen to a song, and it instantly takes you. This seems to be a frequent occurrence whilst listening to any song by the female duo-led Lucius (aka Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig).

Lucius have yet again ramped it up on their new release called ‘Madness’; the second track off their new album ‘Good Grief’, which is out on 11 March via Play It Again Sam. It has a greater level of maturity than previous releases, and we adore the new addition of strings, reminiscent of Roxette‘s ‘Wish I Could Fly’)

The album has been co-produced with Shawn Everett (WeezerThe Alabama Shakes) and Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd), and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele and Beck).

Of Good Grief, vocalist Jess Wolfe says, “When we started writing for this record, we had been away from home for nearly two years. We had just returned from tour, having gone through such varied emotions—loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives…Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling, the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it—for the two of us, this usually came in song form.” Vocalist Holly Laessig adds, “…When considering titles, we wanted to be sure to acknowledge any serious subject matter, while simultaneously allowing ourselves a comic sigh of relief from any personal turmoil. Ha! The yin and yang of the record naturally unveiled itself and, so, Good Grief.”

Full European tour dates

5/4 The Academy, Dublin
6/4 Gorilla, Manchester
8/4 Arts School, Glasgow
9/4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10/4 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
11/4 Thekla, Bristol
13/4 KOKO, London
14/4 La Maroquinerie, Paris
16/4 Botanique, Brussels
19/4 Melkweg, Amsterdam
20/4 Prinzenbar, Hamburg
21/4 Privateclub, Berlin
22/4 Strom, Munich

‘Madness’ is an instant grat. when you pre-prder the album on iTunes.

And for the record, we think Lucius have it completely figured out.

Sounds like: Goldfrapp, Scissor Sisters, Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, The Carpenters, HAIM, Wet, Roxette

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Wet – All The Ways

Wet - Don't You

Wet – Don’t You

Following the success of ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’ and the most recent ‘It’s All In Vain’, Wet return with the equally as emotionally charged, ‘All The Ways’.

The trio is comprised of the enigmatic Zutrau and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, who met through mutual friends as college students in NYC in 2007.

The highly anticipated album ‘Don’t You’ is out on 29 January via Columbia Records. There is also a limited edition signed 12×12 litho and vinyl available here.

Wet Headline UK & EU Tour

Fri 11 March Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam
Sat 12 March Studio 672, Stadtgarten, Cologne
Mon 14 March Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
Wed 16 March Le Pop-Up du Label, Paris
Fri 18 March Patterns, Brighton
Sat 19 March Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Mon 21 March Broadcast, Glasgo
Tue 22 March The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wed 23 March Scala, London

Sounds like: Lany, Shy Girls, Låpsley, July Child, Brandy, Banks, AURORA, Carousel, Tourist, Broods, Gallant, NONONO, Shura

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MAASAI – Collide

MAASAI

MAASAI

MAASAI is a Stockholm-based duo consisting of Dominique Teymouri and Zackarias Ekelund.

The pair met each other between music projects and soon realised that they should join forces, choosing the name MAASAI as a metaphor for solidarity and inner strength, as it mirrored the values they hold dear.

Their new single ‘Collide’ stirs the emotions to the core, with it’s cinematic touch and sonic beauty. It is a collaboration with the producer, Patrik Berger (Icona Pop, Charli XCX, Robyn).

Their incredible new album ‘Feeling Blue, Seeing Orange’ is out now.

Sounds like: Monogem, Florence + The Machine, SIA, Goldfrapp, Violet Days, Wet, Lykke Li, Skies

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