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saturday nite with… HAERTS

Haerts

Haerts is a five member indie pop group based in Brooklyn. Founding members Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert grew up in Germany, meeting as teenagers when they were on a swim team together. They moved to the US to study and ended up settling down in New York to make music, like many other young musicians who seek out Brooklyn as the backdrop to their musical dreams.

Ever since they wrote their first song, the band’s creative core have been moved by the same passion and unwavering desire to find their own sound. “Benny is still the guy that’s the foundation in the songwriting, he’s on that composition element and I’m still the one more interested in melody and words,” Fabi says. Gebert agrees. “I would literally never write lyrics. It wouldn’t occur to me.”

Haerts released their first EP, Hemiplegia, in October 2013 and has toured with bands such as Shout Out Louds, Washed Out and Atlas Genius. You can get tour dates and more on their official website or Facebook.

THE PRESETS – GOODBYE FUTURE (House – Australia)

Following up their 2013 hit album Pacifica, Aussie dance heavyweights The Presets return with their brand new single “Goodbye Future”, a euphoric electro thumper, with a distinctively spiky late 90s tech house sound. Written and produced by the duo, the track is the first of a series of singles to be released across the coming year.

The Presets enlisted talented duo Worldlife to produce the first official remix of “Goodbye Future” and the result is a gripping house anthem that takes you straight back to the smokey sweat-soaked dancefloors of bygone decades.

The remix is part of an upcoming package set for release next month, also including reworkings by The Aston Shuffle, Ilan Bluestone and an extended club edit by The Presets themselves.

Check out their website and Facebook. Buy the music on

POMPEYA – TROPICAL REMIXED (Indie/Pop – Russia)

Pompeya

Russian foursome Pompeya released their seminal debut album Tropical back in 2011 in an overwhelming wave of critical acclaim.  After 3 years of intensive touring and a gorgeous 7-track EP (Foursome, 2012), they are now ready to bring their trademark mix of funky new wave and dreamy vocals to new heights with a brand new remix album: Tropical Remixed.

To increase the chill factor, Pompeya have enlisted the likes of Psychemagik, Fred Falke, Dominic Pierce or Felix Da Housecat. They will be embarking on a lengthy US tour at the end of the month and next March they will perform at SXSW, no less!

More info on Pompeya’s official site or follow them on Facebook. Buy on

PSAPP – WHAT MAKES US GLOW (Folktronica – UK)

Psapp met over a decade ago in a basement filled with instruments, makeshift percussions, second-hand bits and bobs and homemade sound creations (like a marimba made from bones) and they have been music ever since. On their long-awaited new album (nearly four years in the making), the London-based duo take to a joyous place filled with hand claps, heartfelt melodies and layers of delightful vocals.

Psapp - Wet Salt     

Psapp’s fourth full length album is a magical and decidedly experimental venture, that will undoubtedly bolster the reputation of one of the bands that helped define the sound of folktronica (think Tunng or Half Cousin). A truly unique collection of songs!

Find out more on Psapp’s official site or Facebook. Buy the new album on

MTNS – SALVAGE EP (Indie/Electronica – Australia)

Boldly arriving on the scene in 2013, Brisbane-based MTNS released their debut single “Lost Track Of Time” to unanimous critical acclaim and went on to win the Triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND 2013 competition a few weeks after the release. Having toured Australia with the likes of Andy Bull, The Kite String Tangle and Tigertown, the band surprised and captivated a growing number of fans with their relaxed indie electro soundscapes.

Now, with the release of their debut EP, Salvage, the young three-piece have shown they are more than a great single – showcasing their ability to merge chillwave sounds, sharp beats, undulating synths and haunting lyrics.


For more info, find MTNS on Facebook. Buy the Salvage EP on