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PNAU – CHAMELEON (Dance/Electro – Australia)

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Australia’s most loved electronic act PNAU is back with “Chameleon”, their first single in 4 years. This new electrifying tune is produced by Sam Littlemore (co-producer of PNAU’s 2007 self-titled album and now an integral part of the band) and features the addition of Kira Devine, previously a dancer and back-up singer for Lauryn Hill, on vocals bringing a new layer to the band’s vision.

To know PNAU is to know that their creative process cannot be bundled into just one song and this is why the single comes with a handpicked selection of remixes courtesy of some of the world’s most prolific DJs.

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ANNA OF THE NORTH – OSLO (Pop/Indie – Norway)

Anna of the North

Anna of the North is a collaborative project between Anna Lotterud, an electropop artist from Norway, and New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith. The two happened to live in Australia a few years ago and they met at a show in Melbourne. They hit it off and started working together over Skype, which led to debut single “Sway”, released in 2014.

The song became an internet hit and was quickly followed by singles “Sway”, “The Dreamer”, “Baby” and most recently “Us”, which all together racked up over 40 million streams. Anna of the North also caught the attention of tastemakers such as Fader, NYLON or Noisey and picked up considerable airplay on Australia’s Triple J Radio and BBC’s Radio 1.

Released on Honeymoon/Different Recordings, brand new single “Oslo” was premiered in early January and is the official version of the track which surfaced online as a demo and has grown to be a fan favourite. It’s an icy, dark, chamber-pop tune which perfectly blends 80s tinged synths with beautifully delivered vocals.

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CLOCK OPERA – WHIPPOORWILL (Indie – UK)

Clock Opera

Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a debut album that earned them great reviews and. After a string of highly praised singles (“Changeling”, “In Memory”), they are returning with new track “Whippoorwill”, taken off their sophomore album Venn, to be released on February 10th via !K7 / League Of Imaginary Nations.

“Whippoorwill” is the third sample of the quartet’s long-delayed album and it comes with a beautiful video, made by the band’s own Andy West (bass/guitar), mostly by hand and extensive labour.

Check out CLock Opera’s official site or Facebook and listen to more songs on their SoundCloud. Buy the music on

HOSPITALITY – GOING OUT (Alt/Indie – US)

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Hospitality is an American Indie trio from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band released their first full-length album on Merge Records in January 2012 to very positive reviews.

“Going Out” is taken off the band’s sophomore album, Trouble, which features a darker sound than its predecessor. Hospitality’s trademark pop is still present but with a more stripped-down instrumentation, creating a space where undulating synths come alive and mysterious voices fill the void.

Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”

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MOME – PANORAMA (Synth/Electro – France)

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Born on the French Riviera but based in Paris, Møme (aka Jérémy Souillart) is a young composer and producer whose blend of soulful electronica has been gaining considerable traction over the past two years. After releasing a handful of EPs and sharing stage with artists such as Chet Faker and Flume, Møme is now unveiling his long-awaited debut album, Panorama.


Released 25 November, Panorama features heavily layered, brightly shining electronic pieces that display Møme’s production skills and beat making artistry. The album was for the most part written and recorded while the young musician was touring Australia, a venture that brought him into contact with other producers and singers such as Merryn Jeann, Midnight To Monaco, Dylan Wright and more.

For more info, go to Møme’s official Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy the album EP now on