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Weekly Gems 137

Wolf & Moon – While We Ride

Wolf & Moon

Berlin-based dream-folk duo Wolf & Moon share more folktronica tunes in new album. After committing to one song a day, the highs and lows of recording were captured with an overarching sense of adventure. Listen to ‘While We Ride’.

Sounds Like: James Vincent McMorrow, Lea Porcelain, Xul Zolar, Ten Fé, Bryde, Rhye, Nick Mulvey, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Magic Numbers

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Jude The Obscure – Moments

Jude The Obscure

Neo-jazz talent, Jude the Obscure shares ‘Moments’. It’s a lyrically impassioned, piano-led, jazz and hip-hop influenced single oozing with soulful trumpet licks and impactful live drums, further highlighting the young Manchester-based talent.

Sounds like: Loyle Carner

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margø – someone else

margø

We all have those internal battles and none more so than Canadian-born margø, who has created a soundtrack for those who are finding their voice. Listen to the raw and unapologetic ‘someone else’.

Sounds like: DEELYLE, Ponette, RIELL

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Heath240 – ‘Chirp’ Feat. Daniel Price

Heath240

Introducing Boston-based Heath240. Blurring the boundaries of rap with indie and bedroom pop, he juxtaposes a light-hearted delivery with darker lyrics. Watch his video for ‘Chirp’ featuring Daniel Price.

Sounds like: Post Malone, Golden Vessel

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Chaz Cardigan – Haircut

After seeing success with his Holograma EP last year, this Nashville based singer/songwriter has returned with an alternative rock effort via Capitol Records and Loud Robot. Chaz Cardigan has brought an energetic feeling of reinvention with new single, Haircut.

 

Sounds like: Myylo, 90’s Kids, Madi

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Weekly Gems 130

Griff x Honne – 1,000,000 X Better

Griff x Honne - 1,000,000 X Better

British teen and born creative, Griff teams up with Honne on the sincere ‘1,000,000 X Better’. Once again tackling an array of important issues for generations, we say make some room Dua Lipa.

Sounds like: Owl City, GRACEY, Emily Burns, Sody

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Ed Prosek – Now and Then

Ed Prosek

Ed Prosek‘s new single ‘Now and Then’ marks the first chapter in a compelling new story for the talented solo artist. Picking up the folks riffs from his roots, he looks ahead with a fondness towards growing old.

Sounds like: Mumford & Sons, Jack Garratt, Frightened Rabbit, Bruce Springsteen, Ten Fé, Chet Faker, Talos, Solomon Grey, Aquilo

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Jimmy Smash – Under

Jimmy Smash

Rising Norwegian alt-pop production duo Jimmy Smash let us loose on their tranquil and groove-rich piece of electronic pop, ‘Under’. For fans anywhere between Jungle and Roosevelt.

Sounds like: Jungle, Tame Impala, Roosevelt, Maribou State

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Wolf & Moon – Eyes Closed

Wolf & Moon by Jordann Wood

Wolf & Moon by Jordann Wood

Berlin-based Wolf & Moon shares ‘Eyes Closed’. In doing this invigorates some sort of superpower, according to the duo, an ability to awaken the senses that were once sleeping. Try it for yourself.

Sounds Like: James Vincent McMorrow, Lea Porcelain, Xul Zolar, The xx, Bryde

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Beau Turrentine – Take Your Time

Beau Turrentine

‘Take Your Time’ and smell the flowers. That’s the message in Beau Turrentine‘s latest song, with its woozy and enticing demeanour that channels sweet and blissful dream-pop tones. It’s out now via Terrible Records.

Sounds like: Tame Impala

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Chillum – Waste My Time Feat. Devyn Sawyer

Chillhum

Chillhum shares ‘Waste My Time’ featuring a vocal duet with Devyn Sawyer. It’s another slice of intricate and experimental bedroom pop with acoustic-electric R&B from the budding singer-songwriter/guitarist/producer.

Sounds like: Gaspar Narby, Ed Sheeran, Flume, Louis The Child, Petit Biscuit, Troye Sivan, Robotaki

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Wolf & Moon – Situations

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Berlin based, Wolf & Moon is a duo comprised of modern day storytelling nomads, Dennis and Stef. Their debut album Before It Gets Dark was released on AdP in January of 2019 to much excitement form German press. Situations is Wolf & Moon’s follow up single, and rides on the tails of successful spring & summer. Wolf & Moon played SXSW this March and have been nominated for the “Best Newcomer” award at the VIA awards during this year’s Reeperbahn festival. 

The track starts chill, building up toward a really catchy and melodic bridge which carries on with a dynamic melody backed up with Stef & Dennis’ incredible vocals. No wonders they were nominated for SXSW’s Best Newcomer award.

Sounds Like: James Vincent McMorrow, Lea Porcelain, Xul Zolar, Ten Fé

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