Dive In offers a stream of ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’, ahead of the release of their debut EP titled ‘Eighteen’.
With classic indie influences and a cracking chorus, the song skyrockets into the “catchy pop” category, worthy of any decent radio station playlist.
‘Eighteen’ is out on 25 May via Vagrant.
Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers, Genesis, The Police
Swedish indietronica artists are really nailing that summery Australian vibe right now. A folk/synth duo that falls into this category is Sameblod who are back with new track ‘My Fortune’. A familiar sound? That’s because Sameblod is signed to the same label as Summer Heart.
Frederick Rundqvist and Mikael Mattisson met in Stockholm by way of San Francisco, and started making music together which they describe as “hopeful-electronic-mellow-pop with a lot of different influences”.
‘My Fortune’ will be available for sale and download via Sommarhjärta Label everywhere on the 15 June.
Sounds like: Cub Sport, Goldroom, MGMT, Miike Snow, Summer Heart, Pink Feathers, RAC, Viceroy, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato, Years & Years
Indie duo MIAMIGO has released their sophomore track, ‘Hard To Love’.
The duo describe themselves on their Soundcloud and Facebook page as; “Miamigo’s dark, twisted pop tales of the human condition examine both the bad and the beautiful air in life, laying bare the despair that hides behind the façade…”
‘Hard To Love’ is taken from their forthcoming debut EP of the same name, which is out on 14 June via their own label, Indian Hop Recordings.
Those traveling to Brighton’s The Great Escape this year can catch their debut performance at Patterns on 14 May at 6:30pm.
Sounds like: The Macabees, Young Kato, The Editors, White Lies, Delphic, Belgian Fog
Their cracking track ‘Modern Love’ was produced by Mike Spencer (Rudimental, Little Dragon) and bounces with energy.
The fitting video follows a group of youths getting up to mischief and having fun in a derelict gym hall.
Have a listen to the RAC remix below. Why? Because its awesome!
UK Tour Dates
2 June – Sunderland, Independent
3 June – Hull, Fruit
4 June – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
6 June – Aberystwyth, University
7 June – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
9 June – Ramsgate, Music Hall
19 June – Southend, Chinnerys
The original is due out on 27 April on Warner / Tidal / Good Soldier. Purchase here.
Sounds like: Foals, The Cure, The 1975, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato
YoungEmpires is Matthew Vlahovich, Jacob Palahnuk and Taylor Hill from Toronto.
Despite new single ‘The Gates’ sounding like a sparkling melodic indie track, it has a deeper meaning for the trio, who describe the track as being “…essentially about fighting through depression and self-doubt… understanding and accepting that things will never be perfect. It suggests that by uniting with those around us (that may or not struggle with same), we can overcome this feeling of isolation that is so commonplace in this world.”
The track is produced by Stephen Kozmeniuk (Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Hurts).
Sounds like: The Hurts, Sir Sly, Pistol Shrimp, Gypsy & The Cat, Brotherun, Temper Trap, Dive In, Satellite Stories, Young Kato, Ghost Beach
Glastonbury is arguably the most well established music festival location in the world. Doing their local residents proud is Dive In (aka Matthew Guttridge, Daniel Hayes & Adam Mason). New indie belter, ‘Eighteen’, has been produced by the band and Andy Green (Keane), and mixed by Alan Moulder (Royal Blood, The Killers). “Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence” explains frontman Guttridge, continuing “it was inspired by another day of watching the village’s festival fences go up. It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/aritsts that descend upon our village each year.”
‘Eighteen’ is the title track of their debut EP, out 25 May via Vagrant. The band have also announced a London show at The Lexington, London on 5 August. Tickets are £6.00 and can be purchased here.
Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers