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My Violet – Disintegrate


My Violet - Disintegrate

My Violet – Disintegrate

My Violet is an indie trio from Dublin, Ireland.

Their knee-shakingly good debut track ‘Disintegrate’ has been produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline, Miles Kane).

With anthemic qualities written all over it and an interlude to die for, My Violet is definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Crystal Fighters, Kodaline, Osca, Young Kato, Miles Kane, The Academic, Young Mass

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Saint Raymond – Lean On (Major Lazer Cover)

Saint Raymond

Saint Raymond

Saint Raymond is Nottingham-born Callum Burrows, who has put his own tropitronica spin on Major Lazer’s huge track ‘Lean On’.

A solo project with a punch of four men.

Listen below:

His debut album ‘Young Blood’ is out on 29 June and you can catch Saint Raymond at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, and T in the Park.

Sounds like: Kygo, Young Kato, Goldroom, RAC, MÖWE

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Dive In – Can’t Hold Me Down

Dive In

Dive In

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.

Listen below:

‘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

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Sameblod – My Fortune



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

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MIAMIGO – Hard To Love

MIAMIGO - Hard To Love

MIAMIGO – Hard To Love

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

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Coasts – Modern Love



Coasts is a Bristol-based indie-pop quintet.

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

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Young Empires – The Gates

Young Empires

Young Empires

Young Empires 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

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Dive In – Eighteen

Dive In - Eighteen

Dive In – Eighteen

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

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Young Kato – Children of the Stars

Young Kato - Children of The Stars

Young Kato – Children of The Stars

Remember when all we heard on the radio was music from The Editors, White Lies and Two Door Cinema Club? We miss those days.

Sleekly taking their place on the alt pop scene is Young Kato, who are back with new single ‘Children of The Stars’.

It’s a twinkling pop gem with 80’s-inspired driving beats.

The single is taken from the band’s debut album, ‘Don’t Wait ’Til Tomorrow’. Both are out on the 3 May and can be purchased on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Temper Trap, Empire of The Sun, Kid Astray, Satellite Stories, Duran Duran, The Editors, White Lies

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Kid Astray – Still Chasing Nothing

Kid Astray - Still Chasing Nothing

Kid Astray – Still Chasing Nothing

Norwegian indiepop six-piece Kid Astray has released brand new single ‘Still Chasing Nothing’.

The catchy track is energetic and the heavier guitar interlude is something that we have not seen from Kid Astray before. I guess that is one of the benefits of having so many influences in one band!

We love these guys!

The track comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album titled ‘Home Before the Dark’, which will see a 2015 release via Cosmos.

Buy the track on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Smallpools, Passion Pit, Pistol Shrimp, M83, Holy Ghost!, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato, Ballet School

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