Melbourne-based indie duo Caseno, aka Harris Robotis and Ric Sciarpa, first caught our ear when their single “Sebastian” got remixed by Sydney’s own Terace, who turned it into a thumping electro house number with catchy tropical beats.
Caseno - Sebastian (Terace Remix)
With new single “Livin It Like A Lion” all bets are off! Wearing their influences on their sleeve (check Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry), the musicality of Caseno is matched in equal parts by their production prowess making this a guaranteed party starter.
The song comes with remixes from label mates YBC, Sydney producer Frames and French newcomer Budju. ”We Hunt The Sun” is a b-side in name only and cements these guys, in both attitude and music, as purveyors of solid party beats. It’s all out on Sweat It Out Music, also home to Yolanda Be Cool, Parachute Youth, RÜFÜS…
Three years after their hugely successful album Kill For Love, Chromatics share the first single from their forthcoming album Dear Tommy, which will be released on Italians Do It Better this March. The song is called “Just Like You” and it is available as a free download from frontman Johnny Jewel’s SoundCloud.
This haunting slow jam features Ruth Radelet’s whispery vocals over smooth synths and hypnotic beats. Just the kind of elegant melancholic electropop one would expect from the band. As for the new album, it will include 17 tracks, among which are reworked versions of “Cherry” and “Camera,” two songs taken from the 2013 compilation album After Dark 2.
Danish duo Rangleklods (Esben Nørskov Andersen and Pernille Smith-Sivertsen) are back with exciting new music! “Lost U” is the first single taken from their forthcoming album Straitjackets, which will be released on May 18 on CD, LP and digitally and is already available for pre-order via Tambourhinoceros.
For the past 2 years, Esben & Pernille have slaved in their Copenhagen-based studio to realize their vision of the sophomore album. Clocking in at 45 minutes, Straitjacket features 11 tracks of brilliant electronic music showing the many talents of its makers. Premiered in late January, “Lost U” is a catchy, experimental pop song that unites the melancholy with an energetic momentum.
Rangleklods - Lost U
The band is confirmed for SXSW this March in Austin, TX, and they will also be embarking on a european tour in April, May and June which will see them performing in Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the UK. Be sure to book your tickets early and in the meantime, here is another tune!
Since their indie breakthrough with the release of their 2012 debut album Phrases To Break The Ice, Scandinavian four piece Satellite Stories have been churning out catchy pop songs and bringing their live show to fans across the continent. This week they reveal the third song and title track from their upcoming album, Vagabonds, to be released on March 6th via XYZ Berlin Music.
Recorded last year in the UK in the Kentish countryside, Satellite Stories’ new album was prodcued by Simon “Barny” Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club). The first tune taken off the album, “The Trap”, saw the lads streaming numbers accumulate into the millions with the single hitting over 100k within 5 days of its release and receiving accolades across the board.
Lead guitarist Marko Heikkinen explains that over the past few years of touring and writing songs in hotel rooms and airports, the band ”became vagabonds going from pillar to post with no real fixed address”. This is what inspired them to make this collection of songs with no strict genre or style, just great tunes!
Swedish artist Tove Styrke has just released brand new single “Ego” ahead of her debut U.S. full-length album Kiddo, scheduled for release in spring 2015 via RCA. Hailing from the northern Swedish town of Umeå but now based in Stockholm, the 22 year-old singer songwriter is pushing the boundaries of modern pop with her infectious melodies, polished production, and razor-sharp lyrics.
Tove burst onto the international music scene last year with the release of the critically acclaimed track “Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You” which was closely followed by the Borderline EP. ”Borderline” shot to #1 on Hype Machine and came accompanied by an incredible video shot on the island of Svalbard and killer remixes by Swedish producers Salvatore Ganacci and Dan Lissvik.
If you like what you hear, check out one of Tove Styrke’s previous songs just below. “Million Pieces” is taken off her self-titled Swedish debut and is here remixed by Familjen.